Health and Well-beingWhat we have achieved
The groups next meeting's are:
1. 8-10/4/2016 Ambleside walking weekend.
2. The next social evening is 12/4/2016 @ The Drawing Room, Barrow 8pm. Cheap cocktails until ten at this bar.
3. The second social night is 28/4/2016 at the Hope and Anchor and its their jazz night.
The legendary walking columnist for the Westmorland Gazette, Mary Welsh, has finally decided to hang up her boots. Her last walk was published in the Westmoreland Gazette on 24 March, so we will be following that walk on 18 April. It is a walk to High Dam from Newby Bridge. Meet at 11am on the side of the road that turns left away from the west side of the Swan Hotel. (GR SD379864). After the walk, we will have lunch and cocktails at the Swan Hotel beer garden by the side of the R Leven.
Transgendered Social Group
Who we are and what we do!
We started in earnest in 2009 when a resource centre offered us the use of the venue one night per month for ‘transgender’ gatherings. We currently meet one or two nights per month [usually Tuesday] at a hostelry in Barrow and Ulverston.
We have a monthly morning walk and pub lunch. We also have a spring walking weekend this year in April. Also in its infancy is a monthly evening meal in the south of the Cumbria.
The Group has now achieved over 40% attendance of the monthly contacted community during the past three years. The attendance being either during the open days or the evening events.
These support and social evenings are designed to enable transgender people to meet and get to know one another.
To relax with like-minded people, enabling members to dress in the clothes of their choice. This opportunity provided assistance to help break down the stresses related to being a Trans-gendered person, so often found in everyday life.
Our social support evenings aim to provide members attending within a relatively safe environment allowing an oasis of calm in the otherwise quite turbulent life of a Trans-gendered person. Preferences regarding dress and makeup are so often hidden from wives, families, and society in general for fear of discovery, ridicule and even harassment. Wherever possible we encourage wives and partners to attend meetings, so as to make an enjoyable social evening for them both.
Help, and experiential advice and support is also provided to both the Trans-gendered community and their partners/ wives & families, being available to provide advice and information, by mail, e-mail, telephone and of course, in face to face meetings as required. The mere fact that we exist is often the greatest comfort we are able to offer to many of our community, just knowing that we are there for them, when needed.
There is an increasing demand for our free and confidential support services, offered to all Trans-gendered persons and their families, whether over the telephone, by e-mail or face-to-face meetings.
Community benefits at large
We also seek to provide a voice for the Trans-gendered community to many of the statutory and voluntary organisations. Our founder sits on local committees seeking to ensure that the voice or our ‘trans’ community is heard and not overlooked. As well as trying to inform others about whom we are, what we do and how we fit into the local community. In that effort we are represented on LGBT forums and groups representing the LGBT community, also the in the past the Independent Advisory Group for Barrow Police.
We seek to improve the acceptance of our community through an improved understanding by the public at large, by having a presence at public events with our display stands & fundraising at events such as Cumbria Pride or Freshers Day at Barrow College. We have our own website and associated facilities, in fact if you enter “Trans Lakes nights’ into most search engines you be surprised at the number of links your able to access, so please try.
Trans-genderism is a medical condition, over which we do not have control, as it is born within us. It is a part of whom we are; it is part of us, makes us the unique individual that we are. Trans-genderism is far more common that is often believed, it is estimated that at least one male person in five will, at some time in their life, experience the pressing urges to cross dress, male to female. The figure for the female to male Trans-gendered person is not easily available as they are more difficult to distinguish, due to Fashion trends encouraging the female to wear clothing predominately designed originally for the male. Thereby masking those who are of a Trans-gendered nature.
We wish to provide much more public awareness of our community seeing us assisting in other spheres of the voluntary sector. The work that we do on other committees is of greater benefit to the local south Cumbria community at large. The numbers we are in contact with is increasing rapidly, and we feel still yet only touches the tip of the iceberg. We are aware that there are a great number of Trans-gendered in towns, like Barrow, who are frightened to admit that they have the feelings of a Trans-gendered person for fear of repercussions that may arise, either at work and/or in the family setting, but the day will come when those feelings will need some expression through release, so we are striving hard, ensuring that we will be there for them when needed.
Visit our website at: https://sites.google.com/site/translakesnights/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/trans.lakes.nights/
Our Bank account is ‘Trans Lakes Nights’, with National Westminster Bank PLC.
Or contact by e-mail: - email@example.com
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Monthly Social meetings
The next ‘trans lakes social night‘ meet starts at 8.00pm and is on 12th April 2016 at the Drawing Room, Barrow. The second social night is on 28th of April at the Hope and Anchor, Ulverston and its their jazz night.
These meets are for ‘Trans’ people to meet at a safe venue which gives the opportunity to meet others and arrange days out together. It is also a support group so giving help and support to others is appreciated.
If you cannot attend the above date, but are interested in attending future meetings, then please ‘e-mail’ me, so that I'm able to access overall numbers interested in the venture. After all, without your assistance and attendance then the venture cannot succeed.
This note is being copied to at least 100 trans people by known email addresses and through the Events page:- www.tvchix.com. Please let me know if I’m missing anybody should you be aware on other trans who are not being targeted Advertising also includes many FB pages in the North West.
-any response to the email ADDRESS
Mob: 07952278760 [between 5pm and 8pm please] Any messages left with be answered with 3 days.