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April 2014

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4th April, 2014

Practical Tools to improve health outcomes
Showcase the learning from the partnership and share approach so you too can identify solutions and reduce barriers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGB&T) accessing health care services where you are.

Friday 4th April, 10:00am–4pm
Place: Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

1st May, 2014

Trans* Health Matters 2014
Time: 9.30–17.00
Place: The Penthouse Conference Centre at The Loft Lounge, 143 Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, B5 6RG

Trans*/gender variant people are more likely to report poor health and well-being than the general population. Despite a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act and some significant recent progress, equality of access and awareness of trans*/gender variant health issues remain low amongst healthcare providers, clinicians and commissioners.

This, the second major national event of its kind, will have a strong rights and equalities focus and will look at specific health needs and issues surrounding trans* people’s inclusion in the planning and delivery of health, public health, and social care services in the context of the advent of new NHS treatment protocols. There will be a particular focus on issues affecting young people, older people and the experience of ethnic trans*/gender variant people of colour as well as the impact of transphobic violence, harassment and discrimination on physical and mental wellbeing.

More details here

10th May 2014

Schools OUT Annual Conference

Time: 9:30–17:00
Place: Manchester University

This year, Schools Out want to hear from all educators, past and present, to share practice and improve experiences for future generations. The day will bring together those who work in education (from primary schools, libraries, colleges, youth work to Higher Education) in order to make all educational settings safer, more inclusive, and more celebratory of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) diversity for both students and staff. Guest speakers include Peter Tatchell and Lena Milosevic, and workshops will include: supporting LGBT students and staff, how to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the classroom, and LGBT history.

More detail here

11–13th July

The Sparkle Weekend—10th Anniversary 2014

Welcome to Sparkle the National Transgender Celebration - a weekend festival held every July, in the Village area of Manchester. This year is very special, celebrating 10 years of Sparkle. To mark this amazing anniversary Sparkle in the Park will be taking place on the Saturday and Sunday this year. It is hoped that this will be the biggest and best Sparkle festival to date so please come and join in the celebrations as together we share pride in our trans-identity!

Sparkle is an inclusive festival, so we make a special effort to include our female to male (FtM), Gender Queer and drag king friends across the whole weekend..

More information here

25–27th July

Trans Pride Brighton

A community interest group sets out to inspire all trans, intersex, gender variant and queer people to help make a real difference. An all volunteer group, is planning a three day event once again, the week before LGBT Pride in Brighton, from Friday 25th July to Sunday 27th July 2014.
More information here