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Navajo Newsletter

The new Navajo newsletter has been published and is looking pretty darned impressive I must say!

It contains features on Liverpool John Moores University, Hugh Baird College, Merseyside Police, Trans Health Sefton, the recent Transgender Hate Crime Symposium, and all the most recent updates about the Navajo Awards.

To download the newsletter, please click here but, most importantly, rise to the Navajo challenge!

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Christmas Break

It is that time of year again for InTrust to take a break. So we shall be following our annual tradition of skipping January and meeting the first Saturday of February.

However, we are acutely aware that this is not a festive time for everyone. So committee members shall be available as usual via our contacts page.

All that’s left for me to do now is to wish you a safe and pleasant Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Trans Health Sefton Update

InTrust are proud to announce that the new care pathway pilot, Trans Health Sefton, is now open.

The service is a unified approach to gender care and can be contacted via the practice of Dr Anna Ferguson at Strand Medical Centre, Bootle, L20 5BW.

Please note this is being piloted in just the Sefton area currently but with further developments and a bit of luck it will be adopted right across Merseyside.

More info will be available in the new Navajo newsletter.

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The team responsible for the launch of Trans Health Sefton

TDoR

A​ ​day​ ​of​ ​events​ ​are​ ​planned​ ​across​ ​Liverpool​​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​Transgender Day​ ​of​ ​Remembrance​ ​(TDoR)​ ​on​ ​Monday​ ​20th​ ​November​ .

TDoR​ ​is​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​event​ ​remembering​ ​those​ ​who​ ​have​ ​been killed​ ​or​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​their​ ​own​ ​lives​ ​due​ ​to​ ​transphobic​ ​violence​ ​or​ ​discrimination.​ ​This number is annually in the hundreds​ and last year the list​ ​included​ ​295​ ​names.​ ​

In solidarity with TDoR, venues across the city will light​ ​the​ ​skyline​ ​​with​ ​the​ ​pink,​ ​blue​ ​and white​ ​colours​ ​of​ ​the​ ​transgender​ ​flag. ​The ​​Museum​ ​of​ ​Liverpool​​ ​will​ also ​be​ ​hosting​ ​a​ ​moment’s silence​ ​and​ ​short​ ​wreath​ ​laying​ ​service​ ​at​ ​2pm. Followed by ​​Liverpool​ ​Town​ ​Hall​​​ ​hosting​ ​their​ ​4th​ ​annual​ ​transgender​ ​flag​ ​raising​ ​event at 4pm.

At 6pm the annual  ​​Transgender​ ​Day​ ​of​ ​Remembrance​ ​vigil​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at​ ​Exchange​ ​Station,​ ​Tithebarn Street. The​ ​event​ ​is​ ​free​ ​and​ ​everyone​ ​is welcome​ ​to​ ​attend. However,​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​advised​ ​that​, ​due​ ​to​ ​this​ ​being​ ​a​ ​memorial​ ​event, some​ ​content​ ​may​ ​be​ ​unsuitable​ ​for​ ​young​ ​children.​ ​

For a press release of Liverpool’s events for TDoR please click here.

Trans Health Merseyside Showcase

In partnership with In-Trust, Sahir House, and Navajo, Trans Health Merseyside invite you to an afternoon event to showcase the work and findings from the project.

The showcase will be held at The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR, 1-4pm, on Saturday 28th October 2017. There are car parking spaces available, as well as space to change if needed. Light refreshments will also be provided.
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Name That Service – Update

Results of the NHS South Sefton CCG & NHS Southport and Formby CCG poll, asking people to choose the name for their new service for trans/gender non-conforming people, are in.

The overwhelming choice was for ‘Trans Health Sefton – a unified approach to Gender Care’.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the poll.

We hope to bring you further news of the service as and when we get it.

Transphobic Hate Crime Symposium

In 2015 Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire held the first trans and homophobic Hate Crime Conference at Liverpool John Moores University.

From that event, it became the consensus that two separate events should be held to examine issues in greater depth to allow for a solutions based focus to be developed.

As was promised, we are now holding a Hate Crime Symposium specifically looking at the Transgender sector, with the hope being that we will follow with a dedicated event looking at LGB at a future date.

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NHS England Adult GIS Consultation

In-Trust have been sent the following information:

NHS England launched a consultation on specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above) on 7 July 2017.

Through consultation NHS England have been inviting people’s views on two proposed service specifications: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions.

The service specifications, which were developed using feedback from an earlier engagement project with the trans community and clinical experts, describe new proposals for how specialised gender identity services will be delivered in the future.

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Employment Opportunity

The LGBT Foundation in Manchester are seeking a full-time Trans Programme Co-Ordinator.

The position is for a fixed term until September 2019 and receives a salary of £16,343.

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TDoR Survey

Trans Health Merseyside are seeking your opinions on last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Liverpool.

To give feedback on the event, please complete this survey.

It is a short survey, so should take no more than a few minutes. Thank you.