Fitness and nutrition
The current plan for the next meeting is to discuss fitness and nutrition as it relates to transmen.
Loosely, this will cover:
- Exercise pre and post surgery
- The right food for recovery
- Foods and their effect on hormones.
Please note, the official meeting start is 7pm.
6:30pm is the mingling time before the meeting. We often have people turning up at 6pm or earlier. We ask that, except for special circumstances, members kindly try not to avoid coming earlier than 6:30pm.
This is because we are still getting set up, and like to be ready and able to talk to members when the time comes. It can be hard to get everything ready and welcome people at the same time. That said, if you would like to come early and help us get set up, all help would be welcome! Thank you for understanding.
Spectrum is a wellbeing and sexual health project offering peer support to all people of trans, non-binary, agender, gender variant, and/or questioning experiences, and those close to them.
They run three monthly social groups in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, and Hillingdon, and also offer free short-term counselling; visit their website or email them at email@example.com for more information.
Spectrum Hillingdon group
Sunday 21st Jan 3-5pm
Hillingdon AIDS Response Trust, 40 New Windsor Street, Uxbridge UB8 2TU
(nearest tube station: Uxbridge)
Spectrum West London group
Friday 26th Jan 7.30-9.30pm
Elgin Close Resource Centre, 3 Elgin Close, London W12 9NH
(nearest tube station: Goldhawk Road)
Spectrum Soho / Central London group
Thursday 1st Feb, 7-9pm
St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF
(nearest tube stations: Leicester Square; Piccadilly Circus)
The Government Equalities Office is producing a film that celebrates the LGBT* experience across the UK.
It will recognise the contribution the LGBT* community have made over the past 50 years and will acknowledge the areas that need further development.
The GEO are asking LGBT* people from across the country to send a photo to add to a “Wall of Memories”, the main feature of the film.
The photo should show a significant moment from your past relating to LGBT* experience – for example, the day you came out; prior to transitioning; your wedding day etc.
They are inviting contributors to come to their event in London on 17 February to add their photos to the “Wall of Memories” and participate in the production of the film.
Get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 11th, trans representatives from Galop, CliniQ and FTM London got together with staff from the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to discuss needed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) and current problems in the process of getting a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC), the document that makes officiant a change in registered gender.
Below is a selection of the key discussions held between the attending parties.
Continue reading “Gender Recognition Act consultation”
We’ve had some developments about what we’re doing for our next meeting.
We’re going to have a suggestion box, where people can pop in suggestions for the next year – things they want to see, hear, discuss. We might even make that box permanent, instead of those pesky survey money things.
In the mean time, have a think about what you want to say. Do you want more discussions on things like binders and passing? More talks? Fewer talks?
We’re still aiming to keep things casual for the first meeting of the new year, with some bonding games – if anyone has any ideas for the sorts of things they like or have seen work for other groups, you can still let us know.
See below details on the games we’re planning. None are too daunting, promise.
Continue reading “Next meeting: Sat 6th Jan – Update”