Trans women and trans men are different. They have different bodies, and therefore experience different risks to the general population. It’s not always easy for trans women or trans men to find correct information about sex and sexual health. It is also not easy for sexual health service providers to have the information they need to better serve and support their trans clients.
To address this, a seminar on Trans sexual health is being planned for Tuesday 4th December 2012 in Kilkenny. This seminar is aimed at providing information on the issues around trans sexual health for health care professionals, trans individuals and organisations, and other interested parties. It will particularly provide sexual health workers with the resources and information they need to better serve and support their trans clients.
Speakers on the day will include Justin Harbottle from the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) in Brighton, who will present on THT’S approach to trans sexual health in the UK. THT is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, and has developed two new trans publications that deal with sexual health, HIV and wellbeing issues: TransWomen and TransMen.
James Morton from Scottish Transgender Alliance (STA) will provide information on how their group has approached trans health issues in Scotland. STA is a volunteer organisation that aims to improve the lives and experiences of all transgender people living in Scotland through building strong and supportive alliances between groups and individuals with various gender identities.
Other speakers will be announced closer to the event.
If this is a seminar you are interested in attending, please contact Bernadette Smyth as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 877 5818 to register your expression of interest.
Today in Waterford marks the launch of a regional strategy for LGBT inclusion and support in the South East titled "Building Strong and Inclusive Communities". If you can't make it to the lauch you can download a copy of the document from our website: Programme Regions / South East / Downloads.
The LGBT Helpline is a national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their family and friends. The LGBT Helpline provides support and information through two main channels:
1. A confidential Lo-Call telephone helpline: 1890 929 539
2. A dedicated website: www.lgbt.ie
The LGBT Helpline is looking for individuals with experience in telecommunications, media and communications, and fundraising, who are willing to join the voluntary management committee.
As a committee member you will attend the LGBT Helpline’s monthly committee meetings (held in Dublin on 1st Monday of each month).
Telecommunications: The first position calls for an individual with experience of telecommunications systems, who can advice the management committee on technical issues relating to the helpline’s existing telephone system and on developments in the area of telecommunications.
Media and communications: The second position calls for an individual with experience in working with the media and developing communications strategy, to advice and assist the management committee and national co-ordinator with media and communications for the LGBT Helpline.
Fundraising: The third position calls for an individual with experience of fundraising. The role will involve advising the committee on fundraising strategies and on assisting the committee and co-ordinator to implement agreed strategies.
An understanding of LGBT issues is desirable. The roles include mentoring support from an existing board member and the national helpline co-ordinator.
Commitment requested for a minimum of 1 year.
Contact Paula for more information on 086 8077674 or at email@example.com
The training schedule for workshops available in the South East is now available. All workshops are free of charge. These include:
This workshop will explore how effective and respectful team work and communications, within and outside community groups, can help build capacity within the group.
Saturday 29 September 2012 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Developing a Business Plan / Action Plan for Community Groups & What makes a group strong is having a clear vision of where it is going, and how it is going to get there. This training aims to help groups develop a 3 year Action Plan that includes a section on how projects will be funded.
Participants on the course will be offered further mentor hours from the instructors as they work towards developing their 3 year Business Plan.
Saturday 6 October 2012 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Developing and Communicating A Message
The message groups project to the community, and to the mainstream, is an important part of how they see themselves. This workshop will assist your group in developing a strong and clear message and a plan for how to communicate it.
Saturday 3 November 2012 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fur more detailed information download the full schedule from the LGBT Diversity website (Programme Regions / South East / Useful Downloads) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy