Trans Awareness Week 13th Nov 2017

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A week long campaign, from the 13th - 20th November, raising awareness of the experiences and struggles of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming/variant people in Newcastle and beyond ♥


Monday 13th November

10:30am – 4pm, Outside NUSU

Bake sale to Fundraise for Action for Trans Health.

Action for Trans Health is a grassroots group dedicated to improving trans peoples’ access to healthcare. The money they raise is given away as small grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged trans people.

Please come along, get some cake, and show your support!

Tuesday 14th November

7:30 – 9pm, The History Room, 1st Floor NUSU

Film Screening of ‘Screaming Queens’

Screaming Queens is a documentary about trans resistance against police harassment in the Compton's Cafeteria riot that took place in San Francisco in 1966.

There will be popcorn!

(this will be screened with subtitles)

Wednesday 15th November

2:30 – 4:30pm, Etal Room, NUSU Central

Trans 101 Discussion

This discussion is an introduction to all things trans!

Led by James, Trans rep for the LGBT+ society, this discussion will cover all the basics.

Even if you think you’ve got everything covered, this could still be very informative!

5-7pm, Coffee Trader

Trans and Non-Binary Meetup

This is a safe space for those who identify as trans, non-binary, gender-nonconforming/variant, and questioning to unwind and have a chat in a friendly environment with tea, coffee, hot choc, and cake!

Don’t know how to get there?

Emily, NUSU Marginalised Genders Officer, will be in their purple hoodie outside the main entrance of NUSU at 4:30-4:45pm to show you the way to Coffee Trader!

Thursday 16th November

5:30pm, Alnwick Room, NUSU Central

Guys, Gals, and Non-Binary Pals

A relaxed, non-drinking social in collaboration with the LGBT+ Society and the Feminist Society.

All welcome!

Friday 17th November

5:30pm, Teaching Room 3, Ground Floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre (BSTC.G.36)

Intersectional Transfeminism Panel

Sunday 19th November

1pm, Outside main entrance to NUSU

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

A chance to pay respect, and to think about those trans people who have been killed as a result of transphobic violence and oppression.

All welcome. Candles will be provided.


1:30 – 4pm, Etal Room, NUSU Central

Self-care Sesh

A chance to relax, and recuperate with tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks, board games and crafts!

(A safe space for trans, non-binary, GNC, and questioning people only)


Thursday 23rd November

Trans Takeover Social in collaboration with Durham!

(Details TBC)


Tuesday 28th November

LGBT+ book club meeting looking at ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson

(Details TBC)


Feel free to contact Emily at for more information regarding accessibility, or any further questions about the events.


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