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Trans Health Matters 2014 #transhealthmatters

Following the success of Trans Health Matters in March 2013, the second event aims to provide a trans* voice into the health debate; providing practical solutions for trans* engagement and for strategic inclusion in the health & social care sectors.

The 2014 event is supported by cliniQ, the innovative trans* health and well being NHS service in central London; it’s partner providers and the National LGB & T Partnership. It will look at specific health needs and issues of trans* inclusion in the planning and delivery of health, public health and social care services.

In the spirit of the event, Trans Health Matters wants to include trans* people at every stage of its development. We’d love to hear what trans* people want from the day:

What matters to you with regards to trans* health and well-being?

What can the program include that would make it appealing to you? (i.e. what sort of activities or discussions are relevant for you)

How can we make the event as inclusive, rewarding and accessible as possible?

To have your say, join us on twitter, 4pm this Sunday (December 8th) on the hashtag #transhealthmatters

The Trans Parenting Forum

New online resource coming soon:

The Trans Parenting Forum is an online space for parents, families, foster parents and carers of gender variant, trans and intersex children to meet, ask questions, and share experiences and advice. It is also a place where trans people who have or are hoping to have their own families can access resources, make connections and build communities.

The Trans Parenting Forum is an extension of the Barbara Ross Association, a non-profit organisation made up of parents, counsellors, social workers and trans people who recognise that trans parents and the families and carers of gender variant young people are often overlooked by existing support services.

We have a range of resources and information concerning various parenting issues, including advice about what to do when your child comes out, health care/medical transition, name changes, adoption/fostering and information for gender variant children in the school system.

We want to encourage trans parents and the families and carers of gender non-conforming young people to reach out to one another, trade their own resources, share their stories and realise they are not alone.

Whilst the site is being built, please keep up to date with the project on Facebook