Archive | November, 2016

We have a new name!

28 Nov
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Our new logo, made by our very own Finnian Lytle

Why the new name you may ask?

Over the years we have come to realise that identifying our members by the term female is not ideal, it may serve a purpose, but we don’t need it in our name. Not to mention the fact that it excludes our members who are intersex.

Why Navigate?

We chose this name because we recognise that we all are or have been on our own journeys around our gender. We know that every now and then we may need some support working out the best routes to go for us, the best direction to turn, knowing where to stop for rest breaks and where to get support along the way. We want to be here to help people Navigate their way along their own journeys and we hope that you will join with us on this.

Is anything else changing?

No! We are still the same group; the only changes are those that we have already announced, new times and dates, and a new name. We are still a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum and for those who are questioning their gender identity.

When does this begin?

Our official first meeting as Navigate is on Saturday the 17th December 2016, 7pm-9pm at Space for Change. This is also our end of year party, so come along and join us for fun, festivities, and funny hats. This meeting is also an open one, so please feel free to bring along SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Families and Allies)!

We also have a new website, http://navigatebrighton.wordpress.com and all of our social media will be changing to reflect this too. So head over to the new site and give us a follow!

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New Dates and Times! 

16 Nov

We have a lot of exciting things happening over the next few months, some of which we will be announcing later, but firstly we want to discuss the change of meetings! 

We consulted you, our members, about the best days and times and have secured extra funding to increase our meetings to two a month (beginning next year). 

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Our dates are changing!

We are pleased to announce that we are now meeting on the third Saturday of every month 1pm until 3pm, and from January, the first Wednesday of every month 7pm until 9pm. These will still be in the same place, Space for Change, Windlesham Avenue, BN1 3AH (for a photo please see the Meetings page). 

I hope these new times and dates help more people access the meetings! Please feel free to message us if you have any queries or concerns about attending or anything else. You can do this via our contact form or you can add Tom Orlando on Facebook and we can add you to our secret group (not viewable by anyone outside of the group, including membership). 
Just for more information we have included the dates of our upcoming meetings with themes (subject to change). If you have any idea for themes, or would like to help out with any of them, please let us know using the same methods above! 

  • Saturday 19th November 3pm-5pm: Paperwork (deed polls, doctors notes, who to contact and more)
  • Saturday 17th December 3pm-5pm: End of year party / Re-Launch (more information to follow soon)
  • Wednesday 4th January 7pm-9pm: Hormones
  • Saturday 21st January 1pm-3pm: EITHER Bottom surgery or Zine making
  • Wednesday 1st February 7pm-9pm: Services in Brighton (hopefully with guests to discuss what they offer for part of the meeting)
  • Saturday 18th February 1pm-3pm:EITHER Bottom surgery or Zine making
  • Wednesday 1st March 7pm-9pm: Masculinity vs. Femininity vs. Androgyny
  • Saturday 18th March 1pm-3pm: Annual General Meeting (AGM, just for official bits) plus a small party for our first AGM post re-launch.

We hope that helps! See as many of you as possible this Saturday 19th!