The film Fox made to document his attendance at the Stonewall & Trans Activist meeting, on the 30th August 2014, has featured on Autostraddle & Pink News. Thanks to everyone who attended and shared their thoughts.
On Saturday 30th August 2014, Stonewall held a meeting with 50 trans people to discuss how to move things forward.
(The following is from Zoe’s blog post: complicity.co.uk/blog/2014/08/transstonewall-the-meeting/)
"The day was mostly about the how, rather than the what. What’s needed is something we all had experience of and Ruth outlined three options on the how, which formed the focus of the day.
1. Stonewall becomes fully LGBT. All Stonewall’s output is LGBT-inclusive, as is all their fundraising.
2. Stonewall does “a bit” of LGBT, but also supports the community in setting up a sibling organisation. For the first year or two, this would involve mentoring, initial fundraising and shared back-office (HR, IT) resources.
3. Stonewall does not do T. Instead, they gives grants to trans organisations.
There was also a number 4 on the list, which is simply “Stonewall is a better ally”. This wasn’t discussed because Stonewall have committed to do this anyway, as they feel comfortable that they don’t need a mandate just to Do The Right Thing.”
Thanks to everyone who chatted to me and to Ruth Hunt for being so awesome.
We did some extensive coverage of the first Trans* Pride March in Europe, as well as the 2nd Trans* Pride Brighton. Fox is on the Trans* Pride committee, and designed the logo, merchandise etc. Thanks to everyone who was involved in Trans* Pride Brighton, and we can’t wait for next year’s event!!
Over the past 6 months, we’ve been working with All About Trans on a project titled Patchwork. We’ve been meeting with 25 inspiring people, to create 25 short films, with All About Trans. Each short film features someone living in the UK, with passions, interests, upbringings, gender variance and experiences.
Each film focuses on the theme of support and celebration.
The films are destined for the All About Trans website, My Genderation website, 4OD, and a selection of them will be broadcast on Channel 4, over the next few months, hopefully with us presenting them.
What makes Patchwork entirely unique is that it’s created by trans people (with experience both sides of the camera) about trans people, for a much wider audience. We direct, film & edit all our films - and we work closely with our contributors throughout the editing process, keeping our message authentic and clear.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.
My Genderation Theme song by: Oliva Spleen & François Carle & Jerome Frulin