Wild Men update

February 15, 2011

Hi Everyone

Anyone interested in going on our Wild Men weekend at the end of April needs to confirm their commitment to going by our nextTransMen Scotland meeting on Saturday 12th of March. If you can’t make the meeting, please let us know by e.mail.
We need your commitment by this date so that we can organize the transport, etc
The cost of the weekend will be minimal.
We shall post a list of what you will need to bring with you as soon as we have finalized it. For now, the main item to think about is a good sleeping bag – if you have not got a good sleeping bag, perhaps you could borrow one for yourself from a friend?
Also, think about any medication you need to have with you.
The dates for the weekend are Friday 29th of April until Sunday 01st of May. Not sure yet what time we shall be leaving Edinburgh, but will let ye know in good time.
We will be heading for the Pentlands! Actual part of the Pentlands still to be decided.
The weekend is intended to be a fun introduction to basic camping and basic survival skills!

Supporting Minority Ethnic Trans Men

February 15, 2011

Diamond Poster – January 2011


Trans Men Scotland is delighted to be involved in the Glasgow ME/LGBT Action Group run by EveryoneIN (a joint project of Equality Network and BEMIS). Trans Men Scotland’s Secretary has been attending the Action Group meetings throughout 2010 and has also assisted in an number of EveryoneIN ME/LGBT equality training events for Scottish public bodies.

Trans Men Scotland is committed to ensuring our meetings are as inclusive as possible of trans men who identify as minority ethnic. We are delighted that among our active members we have a high percentage who identify as minority ethnic. We are also pleased that among our members we have a good diversity in terms of religion and belief. However, we recognise that more work to improve inclusion and equality still needs to be done and we are particularly keen to hear ideas from minority ethnic trans men and those with religious beliefs about any improvements to our meetings or communication which they would like to see.

For more information on EveryoneIN and how we are working to respect all sides of your identity please contact  us, e-mail sam@equality-network.org or contact any of the partnership organisations listed below

Black and Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS)http://www.bemis.org.uk                                                                                                0141 548 8047

Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)                    http://www.crer.org.uk                                                                                           0141 418 6530

EqualityNetwork                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.equality-network.org             07020 933 952 

Glasgay!                                                                                       http://www.glasgay.co.uk                                                                                         0141 552 7575

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH)             http://www.gamh.org.uk                                                                                           0141 552 5592

Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA)                              http://www.gdaonline.co.uk                                                                                0141 556 7103

LGBT Youth Scotland                                                     http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk                                                                               0141 552 7425

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)http://www.mccinglasgow.moonfruit.com                                                         07972 139 128

Positive Action in Housing (PAiH)                                             http://www.paih.org                                                                                               0141 353 2220

Scottish Transgender Alliance (STA)                      http://www.scottishtrans.org                                                                                                  07020 933 952 

Trans Men Scotland (TMS)                             http://www.transmenscotland.org.uk                                                      07948 735179

Waverley Care African Health Project                     http://www.waverleycare.org                                                                              0141 333 9393

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC)http://www.wsrec.co.uk                                                                                         0141 337 6626