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- The Amsterdam Gender Identity Meeting 6–7th June 2013
- Gender Matters Summer Ball 8th June 2013
- Conference on Gender and Sexual Inequalitie 20–21st June 2013
- Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5 4–5th July 2013
- Sparkle Weekend 201312–14th July 2013
- Buff Weekend 201312–14th July 2013
- TBA Retreat 201326–28th July 2013
- Regular Events
Gender matters Summer Ball
Note change of time and venue
Place: Shifnal Village Hall, Nr Telford
Time: 7.30 till 12.30
Gender-Matters, formally known as Trans-Shropshire, is coming home to Telford to celebrate this special Tenth Birthday and looks forward to sharing this evening with all their friends, old and new.
The Amsterdam Gender Identity Meeting
Place: VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Symposium and workshops on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. dr. Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis. After several decades of invaluable work in the field of gender dysphoria and differences of sex development Prof. dr. Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis will retire. She published numerous papers on gender dysphoria and received the WPATH’s lifetime scientific achievement award in 2011.
More details here
Conference on Gender and Sexual Inequalities
Place: Leeds University
Details of the conference are now available:
Recognising Diversity Gender and Sexual Equalities In Principle and Practice Flyer
Recognising Diversity Conference Programme
Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5
Place:CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
This conference brings together social and political scientists, feminist scholars, sexologists, psychiatrists, historians of science, as well as mental health practitioners and sexual rights activists to critically explore the sexual classifications produced by the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published in May 2013.
The DSM is the standard reference for the classification of mental disorders, and its first major revision since 1994 is consequently an important global event. The conference will explore which categories of ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal ’, ‘healthy’ and ‘pathological’ sexualities and identities the new manual produces, and critically scrutinise their consequences for diagnostic practices as well as their wider social and political implications.
The conference will take place on 4 and 5 July 2013 at the interdisciplinary Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge. It is financially supported by CRASSH, the Wellcome Trust, the Sexual Divisions Study Group of the British Sociological Association, the French Institute, Northumbria University, the Laboratoire de Sociologie of the University of Lausanne, and The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES).
More details here
Sparkle Weekend 2013
Sparkle the National Transgender Celebration – a weekend festival held every July, in the Village area of Manchester. Sparkle is open to everyone who sees themselves as Transgender (and their friends and families) no matter if they be living full-time or just ‘dressing up” for an occasional Saturday night out. We accept the differing aspirations and needs of the various people within our community, but invite all to come together and share our celebration. Every TG person has a place at Sparkle and a warm welcome is on offer to all!
Sparkle does cater for our female to male and drag king friends and this year we are making a special effort to be more inclusive by giving over a special segment of the Sparkle in the Park stage show to this side of the community.
More information here
Buff Weekend 2013
BUFF, a weekend event for the Trans* Masculine community, will be held over the Sparkle National Transgender Celebration weekend in Manchester, UK (12th–14th July 2013).
More information here
TBA Retreat 2013
Friday 3.30pm–6pm — Sunday 1pm – 3.30pm
Location: Hathersage, Derbyshire
Price: £65, £85 or £100
Accommodation: Dorms and bunk beds
More details and booking form can be found here.