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Welcome to the second edition of the Action for Trans Health Durham newsletter! We made it to #2! We got this!

Super Queer Fun Day! 
This month we are hosting our first annual Super Queer Fun Day on 7th May to bring in the summer! This is open to all LGBTQ+ people and will involve t-shirt printing, a BBQ and a book reading from inimitable queer author, Otter Lieffe. The event will be held in Gilesgate, Durham, near big Tesco’s. Access information will be published on our website and twitter closer to the time.
Durham Pride
All systems are go for our stall at Durham pride! The next pride planning meeting will be held on 13th May at 2pm.

All trans people are welcome to attend to chat about how we are going to engage with the wider LGBTQ+ community on this day to emphasise the importance of trans healthcare. The minutes from our last meeting can be found here so you can see what we’ve been up to!

Trans Soup
The next dates for transoup are: 11th May, 25th May and 8th July.
Transoup continues merrily on, get more info on our alternate Friday get-togethers here and check out our updated access information here. If you’ve never been before and would like to hang out with fellow trans people for good food and good chatter, please reply to this email for how to get the location information.
Please note that the following updates to the accessibility policy apply to all participants:
  • Please use trigger warnings when discussing potentially upsetting topics and give people the opportunity to avoid the conversation, as well as remaining continuously mindful of the people around them during the discussion.
  • We are now explicitly an alcohol-free event.
  • A quiet space will always be available, which participants are encouraged to use freely for any reason.
Durham Trans Healthcare Survey
Our healthcare survey is still going strong, with responses regularly coming in. If you are trans, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming and have recently had an experience with a healthcare professional, regardless of the issue discussed or your GP’s knowledge of your trans status, please let us know how it went!
We have recently updated the survey to make the following things clear: We do not collect your name or email address, unless you have inputted it into a free-text field. We may pass on anonymised data to other organisations where we believe it may positively influence trans healthcare, such as local GP surgeries, NHS England or other LGBT+ charities.
In solidarity,
Daisy
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