Launch of the Transgender Resource and Empowerment Centre, Manchester, 7 November

// 25 October 2009

transgender-symbol_103x120.jpgIMPORTANT NEWS FOR THE NW TRANS COMMUNITY

Saturday November 7th 2009

You are invited to the launch of TREC – an innovative new Trans Resource & Empowerment Centre for all trans and gender variant people in the North West (& beyond).

  • Featuring guest speakers
  • Your chance to find out more & get involved
  • Trans groups & supporters information displays
  • Free refreshments

When?

11am – 4pm Saturday, November 7th 2009

Where?

TREC c/o LGF, 3rd Floor, Princess House, 105-107 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD.

Who?

  • TREC invites All Trans* people to be involved in all its activities

    *By “Trans / Transgender” we are referring to all people who consider themselves to fall under the trans / transgender and gender variant umbrella. This includes, but is not limited to: Cross-dressing & transvestite people, trans women, trans men, transsexual men & transsexual women, people identifying as androgyne, polygender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, dual gendered, & non-gender identifying, gender questioning people, gender variant & gender diverse people, transgender people & intersex people and anyone who feels that the gender assigned to them at birth incompletely describes or does not at all describe their own personal gender or non-gender identity.

  • TREC holds central to all its activities that everyone should be safe and valued whatever their gender identity / gender diversity and have full freedom in their gender expression.

TREC has been set up by volunteers from the NW trans community to provide a centralised service for all trans and gender-variant people in a safe and accessible space reflecting the diverse needs of our community. It will provide a wide range of FREE activities centred on Health, Policy/Law, Safety, Creativity, and Community/Culture. There will also be space for networking and group meetings and changing facilities. Activities will take place one weekend per month in a dedicated space at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) building, Central Manchester.

We are also conducting a survey to assess the needs of the trans community in the North West region of England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside).

Our goal is to get every trans person in the North West to give their views:

The survey is online at: http://tinyurl.com/north-west-survey

Please complete the survey by 1 November so we can present the data at the TREC launch event. The information that you provide will be used to create a programme of services and events provided on a monthly basis in Manchester, beginning 7 November. We would love you to join us in developing this organisation – please give your details in Section F of the survey if you would like to be involved.

Please forward to anyone you know who may be interested, many thanks!

THE TRANS RESOURCE AND EMPOWERMENT CENTRE BOARD

Louis, Ryan, Dave, Sarah, Jenny-Anne, Catherine

Postal address: TREC c/o LGF, 3rd Floor, Princess House, 105-107 Princess Street,

Manchester, M1 6DD

TREC is a new, independent, voluntary organisation not affiliated to any other organisation or group

Best wishes,

Louis

Chair – TREC

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Via email from Stephen Whittle and Press For Change

Curtsey to Stephanie for the heads-up

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ETA, 5 February 2010: Mailing address updated.

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Cross-posted at Bird of Paradox

Comments From You

Anonymous // Posted 28 October 2009 at 5:16 pm

Does this event allow non-trans people?

If not, how DARE they! This is EVIL OPPRESSION and they may as well murder non-trans people!

Hmmm. Or maybe, you know, safe space…relevance…

Helen G // Posted 30 October 2009 at 3:39 pm

Thanks for that insightful comment.

Madeleine // Posted 30 October 2009 at 4:53 pm

Please tell me what you’re on so I can make sure I never take it.

I hope TREC is a big success. You can see why initiatives like that are needed.

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