July Oasis blog

Call me a doom maker but I really do worry about the acceleration of the return of services after our prolonged lock-down and perhaps wish I lived in one of our devolved nations. This government doesn’t seem to give any relaxation of lock-down measures long enough to see if there is a spike in infection … More July Oasis blog

We need your help please

Hello, We are still desperately looking for participants, and would be extremely grateful for any help. My colleagues and I at the University of Kent are carrying out a project, which aims to enhance trans awareness in social work education and practice. In order to do so in a way that is the most relevant, we would like to hear from people of trans history about their experiences of … More We need your help please

Julie’s story

Julie contacted me early June interested in coming to Oasis.  I do hope we will be able to meet her on the “other side” of Covid-19.  She wanted to tell her story as an introduction to coming to Oasis. Lovely to have found you and made contact, my name is Julie, I have been travelling … More Julie’s story

Rights of Trans people zoom meeting

TRANSACTUAL We have received a very interesting communication from Transactual regarding the current controversy over the rights of Trans people. Good evening,  I hope that you are doing as well as you can, given the circumstances. With the leaked information that the government is considering rolling back trans people’s rights under the Equality Act (2010), … More Rights of Trans people zoom meeting

Research Project

Jessica Barlow, a master’s student at the University of Bath, is currently researching the effect of ambiguous loss on parents of gender diverse children.  If you are a such a parent, please take time to read this post and take part in this research. Do you have a gender diverse child who is currently seeking … More Research Project

Lana’s Story

LIFE BEGINS AT SEVENTY This article was first published 18 years ago in the FXG Bulletin produced by Mary Johnston. I “came out” in a small way, about a year ago. It was a heady feeling, very thrilling and exciting. I thought I would like to tell everyone about it. However, as I read more … More Lana’s Story

Plans to make gender change easier dropped!

Boris Johnson is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by “self-identifying” as a different sex, it has been reported. Measures drawn up under Theresa May’s government to enable transgender people change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis have been ditched by Mr Johnson’s No 10 team, according to … More Plans to make gender change easier dropped!