November Oasis Blog

I’ve got 7 Christmas related events planned as we head towards Christmas day, a mixture of dinners and dances and probably 20 outfits to choose from so I’m looking forward to the many wardrobe malfunctions I plan to have! I celebrated my 30 anniversary of being in Norfolk and this year on my birthday will … More November Oasis Blog

Transgender Awareness Week

Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the transgender people whose … More Transgender Awareness Week

Serena’s November Post

Dear Oasis ladies, partners, friends and allies, I want to give you advance warning of what will happen at our November Oasis meeting on 20th. But first – The Rocky Horror Show. For me, it was a tick on my bucket list. As a student in London in the 1970s, I walked along the King’s … More Serena’s November Post

October Oasis Blog

Why do I feel that we are heading for a repeat of last Christmas lockdown measures. Infection rates, hospitalisation and death rates now edging ever upwards. I suspect based on the number of ‘U’ turns this government have made so far, get ready for a sudden change from plan A to plan B, probably around … More October Oasis Blog

Boy Erased

It’s not unusual for a writer to dedicate a book to their parents – but for Garrard Conley to have dedicated Boy Erased to his mother and father and thanked them in the acknowledgements is more surprising, given that it is all about what they put him through. They are the ones who told him … More Boy Erased

October Oasis

Saturday 16th October was a day Lorraine and myself were looking forward to because it would be just our second visit to St. George’s Hall since Covid lockdowns, a chance to sit and chat with some of the best people on the planet😃Serena was unable to attend so Rachel and Emma-Jane stepped forward to setup … More October Oasis

Serena’s October Post

TRANS AND DEMENTIA Some of you will know that I have become involved with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in an advisory capacity with particular reference to ensuring trans people get the best possible care in the health system. I need your help with regard to the dementia panel. If transgender people develop dementia, … More Serena’s October Post

September Oasis Blog

Well it’s that time already! September has come and is almost gone. What have you been upto this month? I’ve been to two productions at Norwich Theatre Royal, which I haven’t stepped into for nearly 24 months. I went with my good friend Vicky to see “Grayson Perry” and “Six the musical”. Did I feel … More September Oasis Blog

September Oasis

When Serena set out the tables for our second f2f Oasis meeting she wondered why so few had expressed an interest in coming. Apart from concerns over an increase in covid cases, last minute illness and other unexpected reasons she had counted 13 and carefully set 3 tables out with floral tablecloths and decorated flowers. … More September Oasis