Times have changed for Transgender People in the last 50 years, or have they? I have found listening to the news or reading the media quite painful recently.So how were things back in the 60’s and 70’s. The BBC provides us with some fascinating insight. They have released footage of Trans Women discussing their lives … More Historic BBC Documentaries
Cold snap, warm heart. We are pleased to report that freezing January roads did not deter members of our collective from making the arduous trek to Oasis Central. The roads did require prudent driving, but thanks to the local authorities, not the skills of a Finish rally driver. A coat for the Finish winter would … More January Oasis, what’s good enough for Marie Antoinette….
With Christmas being such a busy time of year, it was wonderful that so many of our members were able to celebrate the festive season together at two Oasis events before the big day.On the 8th a gang of us assembled at The Marsh Harrier near Norwich. How big is a gang? Well for Oasis … More December Oasis Celebrations
Double Rainbow, European Loop, The Mira, The Celebrity, The Boa, The Shell Roll or The X. Are these the new rides for Alton Towers or the different sections of the Monte Carlo race track. No wrong, wrong wrong! These are some of the different way you can tie a scarf. There is no doubt that … More Double Rainbow
The magnificent Sausage made a triumphant return to Oasis on Saturday, supported by Mash, Peas, and Gravy, with an encore of Apple Pie and Custard. So who was behind this timeless production? Our Rachel, who produced a minor miracle to produce 27 covers in such a tiny kitchen and an uncooperative oven. There were no … More November Oasis – Super Sausage Saturday
Lilly our new “Grande Fromage” has burnt the midnight oil to put together with her committee a vibrant and exciting set of activities for the 2023 Oasis calendar. This is the time to get your planners, diaries or electronic calendars out and put in for the 3rd Saturday of each month “Oasis Meeting”, so you … More Oasis events for 2023
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a … More TDOR
“Hubble BubbleToil and TroubleNothing burnsBut slow cooker bubble” Not quite the start of ’The Scottish Play’, but it’s probably what Old Billy Shakespeare would have written if he’d attended our October Oasis.The meeting was a fantastic and vibrant evening thanks to the wonderful efforts of our three ‘witches’, Tina, Barbara and their beautiful assistant Dee. … More Oasis goes bump in the dark!
As predicted by the weather app on Serena’s phone, Saturday 30th turned out to be a perfect day to visit The Sainsbury Centre at the UEA in Norwich.On a bright Autumn day Serena, Rachel, Lauren, Dee, Amy and me met for a spot of culture, a leg stretch and a lot of chatting.Assembling before lunch, … More The Sainsbury Centre Visit (Some Bacon by no eggs).
Hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I’m getting in touch about the below study as we’re very keen to hear from as wide a range of LGBT+ people as possible, especially those who can be disproportionately marginalised and/or who are often less represented in existing LGBT+ research, e.g. people of colour/BAME folk. We’re a … More Recruiting participants for the LGBT+ Welfare & Assets study
Our September Oasis meeting was a quiet intimate affair, in line with the national mood, as we mourned the death of our Queen. During the meeting we observed a minutes of silence, allowing us time to reflect on the end of the second Elizabethan age.The one thing in life we can be certain of is … More September Oasis
Saturday 3rd September proved to be a perfect day for a white wedding, especially in the lovely little Church of St Gervase and St Protase, Little Plumstead.After 18 years of marriage, Clive and Jules renewed their wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony led by The Reverend Darleen Plattin. Whilst issuing their solemn vows, Jules and … More White Wedding
What an amazing summer of sport, and here at the Oasis Sports Department we (well me) have been lapping it up.With so much TV coverage sometimes it’s been hard to get off the sofa, but I have managed to stretch enough to use the remote control to full effect.What has been so exciting is seeing … More ‘Illegal To Be Me’.
Dear Oasis ladies, partners, family, friends and allies. The October meeting will be a significant one for me because it will be ten years since I ventured into the big wide world and tentatively stepped into St George’s Hall. It was a Vicky bangers and mash with waitress service. I met so many wonderful people … More The FUTURE of OASIS
Who would of thought that when we travelled home from Norwich Pride in 2019, it would be three years before we returned? It’s been quite a journey that we’ve been through; we’ve faced really difficult and testing times. So fingers crossed the craziness of lock down is behind us; certainly just for now, normality is … More Wonderful Norwich Pride 2022