The Rainbow Heritage Awards Honors Trans4Me
Please join us at the annual Rainbow Heritage Awards on February 28th at the Nottingham Council House. We’re incredibly excited that Trans4me, a group working with trans youth in Nottingham will be getting an award. They’ll also be reading from the book they did with us, In Different Shoes: Stories of Trans Lives.
Entrance is free – no tickets needed, just turn up. Note that the Ballroom holds 150 people, so late arrivals may be refused admittance. As usual, there will be displays by Rainbow Heritage as well as stalls featuring other organisations, plus free food and drink.
This year’s awards will go to:
Out in Education – a not-for-profit organisation which originated at the University of Nottingham. The young people from Out in Education go into schools to deliver lessons, assemblies and discussions on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and how to counteract them.
Trans4me – a group based at the Health Shop. It successfully supports young trans people. In 2016 the group collaborated with Global Wordsmiths to put together a book of memoirs called “In Different Shoes: Stories of Trans Lives”.
Sarah Lee and her team – Sarah’s team has helped the County Council move rapidly up the Stonewall Education Equality Index. Most importantly they have been responsible for the establishment of five LGBT youth support services in parts of the County where previously there was nothing.