Welcome to Swans of Scotland
We are a self supporting help group for all Trans folk in the North of Scotland. If you have concerns, worries, unsure of yourself, or just want to contact someone, please use the feedback form and someone will get back to you. You can create an email address using Yahoo or Gmail if you wish to remain anonymous and all corrispondance will be treated in confidence.
We can now be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwansOfScotland
January's meeting will be held on Thursday the 30th of January
The meeting will be at the Beaumont Hotel and all are wlecome. Come as you feel comfortable and there will a room to change in.
PINK CASTLE PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Meet @ 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 14th January
Riverside Lounge, Glen Mhor Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness
LGBT Forum AGM
The LGBT Forums AGM is on the 13th January. Almost all the committee positions are open, so if you want to make a difference, come along.
LGBT History Month February 2014
Morgan has funding for the project below, anyone interested please email swansofscotland at gmail.com and I'll pass the message on.
HIGHLAND LGBT LIVES
Adventures in Art
Would you like to produce some artwork to mark LGBT History Month in the Highlands starting in February 2014…and possibly beyond leading to a public exhibition in February 2015 at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (imag)?
You may or may not regard yourself as a talented artist. This doesn't matter. The experience is not competitive in any way and is on offer to all Highland LGBT people. All you need is a willingness to help us inform Highland society about the range and variety of people that make up our LGBT community. Participation in the project can also allow you to be as 'out' or as 'anonymous' as you like. Maybe this opportunity could allow you to make some new friends and kickstart an 'adventure in art' for you?
We would ask you to let us know your medium of choice (paint, paper, pastels, photography etc) and materials, printing and any framing will be free.
If you're 16 or over and interested in what could be a fascinating year then please, please do get in touch and we'll tell you more.
Very best wishes and a Happy New Year.
Transition Support Service (Scottish-wide)
This national service offers a holistic programme of support to transgender people who are seeking to undergo, currently undergoing or have recently undergone a process of gender reassignment/transition.
The programme includes free courses, workshops, regular social events and peer mentoring, arranged in various locations around Scotland, to support you at whatever stage of reassignment/transition you may be at.
For more information on support available or how you can become involved as a volunteer, please contact Rose Marshall (Development Worker) on 0131 523 1103 or email her via email@example.com
TSS (Transition Support Service) have trained a small group of volunteer peer supporters. They are available to be matched with trans people who are isolated and lacking in confidence. The volunteers are from different parts of Scotland and are a diverse group of trans people. We hope to be able to match people up locally with someone who can offer time limited support. This will not be a befriending /counselling relationship, but will help people with support to go shopping for clothes for instance, attend appointments at Gender Identity Clinics/hairdresser/barber, or link up with local
support groups. Please contact Rose if you think you might benefit from accessing a volunteer peer supporter.
Contact rose at lgbthealth.org.uk for an initial chat.
The Highland Rainbow Folk are looking for volunteers to help. They are a group that's is raising awareness of LGBT in senior care homes. Please see thier website, here, for more information.
Please email swansofscotland at gmail.com for any queries, comments, etc. We would love to hear from you :)