#TransMCR is a monthly event for the trans community at LGBT Foundation! #TransMCR is organised by LGBT Foundation with various trans groups and volunteers across Greater Manchester. This is a space for anyone who self-identifies as trans or non-binary and their friends and family.
Every month there are loads of opportunities to explore workshops, listen to talks and learn new skills as well as a range of advice drop-ins, holistic therapies and beauty treatments. Our Community Café is open throughout the day and is staffed by volunteers from local Trans groups in Manchester. Through funding we have recieved from The Big Lottery Fund and the support of our wonderful volunteers this event is absolutely free.
#TransMCR is a great way to meet other people who identify as trans, explore shared interests and get involved. We hope you have a fantastic time and we’re keen to hear your feedback for future events.
The next #TransMCR is June 10th.
#TRANSMCR June - The gaming takeover
Gaming has offered trans people a place of comfort for years - for many its the first time they get to test out their feelings about their gender. People form intense friendships and support communities through the games they play. With this #TRANSMCR, we wanted to celebrate something that brings trans people together, as well as think about how we can get better representation in games, and avoid some of the toxic behaviour that we're sometimes subject to.
Workshop: Trans people in games: how are they being written and why does it matter?
Skillshare: Streaming without Screaming, Building your own game, finding supportive communities to play with.
Marathon (tbc): We're planning on holding a 12-hour sponsored game marathon to raise money for Action for Trans Health. Get in touch if you want to suggest a game!
Community cafe: The Cafe will be hosting the usual food options, as well as space for cards, tabletop games and jewelry making for those who can't stand video games!
By car: Manchester's ring road connects Manchester to motorways north, south, east and west. For details about parking visit Visit Manchester's transport page.
By Megabus: Fares can be as cheap as £1 both to and from Manchester. https://uk.megabus.com/manchester.aspx If you're arriving in to Manchester Shudehill Interchange it's a 14 minute walk to LGBT Foundation.
Staying overnight in Manchester:
Hatters Hostel: Mixed dorm room start at £27 when staying over on the Saturday night. http://hattershostels.com/manchester-newton-street/
Where to find us: 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF
Richmond Street is behind Canal Street, in Manchester's Gay Village.