Open Collective
Open Collective
Happy August! Here’s what we were up to in July!
Published on August 8, 2023 by Keira Evans

We received £2,013.31 from 98 financial contributors, and we spent £2,185.38. Our current balance is £17,228.23.

On the 13th, @333_presents held a fundraiser for us at the Moon Club! Thank you to those who went to the event it looked amazing! Huge thank you 333 for the fundraiser!! 

On the 15th, we held our monthly Newport meetup which is a free sober social for trans, intersex, and nonbinary people! Thank you to everyone who joined us - feel free to DM us for the location if you’d like to attend a future meetup!

On the 16th, we officially marked our third anniversary as an organisation! We are thankful to our donors and volunteers over the past three years who have stepped up to improve the lives of trans, intersex, and nonbinary people across Wales and are excited to keep growing! 

On the 17th, we had our monthly meetup at @DyddiauDu where we were joined by Tash Oakes-Monger and flatb0y! We had such a great time chatting about trans joy and making art!

On the 19th, @kayrdennis , one of our volunteers, spoke in a Senedd Insight conference about the LGBT Action Plan for Wales. We are incredibly proud of them!

Here are some helpful resource reminders: 

Harry Nichols, an author and senior marketing executive for Jessica Kingsley Publishers founded The Trans Publishing Network! Find out more here: 

@lovingme_uk have bought a refuge for trans+ survivors of domestic abuse in England! They need a bit of help to get things going. Please consider contributing to or boosting their fundraiser here: 

Here are some reminders of upcoming events: 

@GlitterCymru Pride 2023 #OURSTORIES is planned for 12th August from 3-6 PM at Temple of Peace in Cardiff! Refugee and asylum seekers go free! See more info and get tickets here: 

Speaking of Pride, Trans Pride Cardiff is making a comeback in September! Join us at @TransPrideCDF 15th-17th! 

Nosweithia Vogue with @WBC_Cardiff is taking place at Enbys on the 25th of this month! Tickets are £10 and doors open at 7:30! 

Are you interested in getting involved in research? We were recently contacted by WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) and Macmillan who want to ensure that individuals in the TIN community are receiving the right level of care and easy access to it. Currently, they are finding that some communities/groups do not engage as much as others. Using a participative approach, they want to understand the barriers and opportunities to accessing services. This will be used in research to make recommendations to Macmillan to help ensure everyone in Wales can benefit from their services. If you are comfortable to talk about some of your experiences with cancer healthcare they have forms available here:

@LiesThrilling have released a new compilation in support of us!

If you are familiar with Bristol, please consider adding to a master list of trans friendly services compiled by @TransAidBristol here: 

Want more timely updates? We’re on X (Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook as transaidcymru !