So yesterday was yet another long day. Spending it in the company of friends at the Central Community Centre in Swindon. Who have formed the activism group called TransSwindon, in which yesterday saw it’s official launch.
The group is dedicated to providing information on Trans issues, support and a crisis line for those in need and ultimately raise awareness and acceptance of all Transpeople in the Swindon & Wiltshire area. The jumble sale held yesterday helped raise enough money to not only cover the cost but to raise a profit, which will help fuel the group’s future activities.
Later at The Mail Couch, there was live poetry, which dealt with the pain of being Trans. A brilliant statement from one of the groups qualified councilors; highlighting many of the problems Transpeople still face. As well as a little bit of of a buffet and karaoke for added entertainment.
There will also be an article in a few weeks in the Swindon Advertiser, which had a journalist covering the event and those involved.
by Laura Steel