Supporting the transgender community in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas
What is Trans:MK about?
Hi my name is Helen Wilson the pea brain behind this site. Trans:MK aims to be a one stop shop for all trans related information in Milton Keynes and the UK. I hope to share my personal journey, while also providing a sounding board for Trans issues in MK, surrounding areas while also providing info helpful to trans people in the whole of the UK.
20/10/2011: This site is currently undergoing a rebuild we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Pink list 2011
I woke up this morning to the surprise of seeing seven trans people on this years Independent newspapers Pink List.
I think we could argue all day on who should or should not occupy those seven spots, its far better to remember we have gone from no trans people on last years list to seven. I think one of those listed Christine Burns OBE gets it just right in her comment on how to use the exposure being on the list gives us:
"There are seven trans people on the Independent's Pink List this morning an advancent to celebrate and exploit to build visibility and awareness. Let us not forget, however, the hundreds of trans people who've met grisly deaths because of hatred. Please use my Podcast tribute as a tool for explaining that to people and to build awareness over the coming month as we approach the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Better still, find your own ways to build awareness in the buildup"- Christine Burns OBE
Q:alliance and Solstice Café Socials would like to invite you to a fortnightly 'LGBTQ Breakfast/Brunch' in Central Milton Keynes. Come along to the downstairs part of the Secklow Hundred in the left-hand corner by the windows - it'll be good to see you.
29 October · 09:00 - 12:00 Location: CBX3, The Secklow Hundred, Central Milton Keynes. (email - firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a helping hand to attend this event for the first time)
If you who live in and around Milton Keynes or will be on Sunday 6th November, Milton Keynes will be holding it's first Hate Crime Candlelit Vigil, by the WakeMK at Willen Lake starting at 6.00pm with a two minutes silence at 7.00pm. this has been aranged by the MK Anti Hate Crime group.
Two people meet, fall in love, settle down together and commit to one another for life, in front of family and friends. Its what we are told how things should be when you fall in love. So I was surprised this week to read some media reaction to a trans couple getting married. Jenny-Anne Bishop and Elen Heart officially tied the knot in a civil partnership in Wales then committed to each other in a wedding service at the Metropolitan Community Church in Manchester.
In trying to impose labels onto Jenny-Anne and Elen's relationship the media went from calling the relationship gay onto lesbian all the way through to heterosexual as if the love they share somehow changes at different stages.
At Trans:MK we believe in equal love, that all relationships deserve equal status and we support the ending of the current apartheid system of marriage and civil partnerships.
Trans:MK wishes Jenny-Anne and Elen all the very best for the future xxx
Two lovely people meet, fall in love and marry
(they just happen to both be trans)
Saturday 29th October
LGBTQ Breakfast/Brunch in Central Milton Keynes @ 09:00 - 12:00 Location: CBX3, The Secklow Hundred, Central Milton Keynes
PINK PUNTERS - 9pm til 6am - The big PP Birthday & Halloween celebration. Door entry £7 competition for best fancy dress costume.
Sunday 6th November
Hate Crime Candlelit Vigil, by the WakeMK at Willen Lake starting at 6.00pm
Tuesday 8th November
New TV documentary series My Transsexual Summer starts at 10pm Channel 4
Sunday 20th November
International transgender Day Of Remembrance - Events worldwide .....more info to follow on national events as we get them
New TV documentary series My Transsexual Summer starts at 10pm Tuesday 8th November - Channel 4
Channel 4 follows seven transgender men and women as they come together to share their intimate and on-going experiences of changing gender in a new four-part series.
These seven bright, funny and articulate individuals, who are undertaking some of the most profound changes any human being can go through, give uniquely personal insights into what it's like to change gender in Britain in 2011.