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What it means to belong

This week is Trans Awareness Week, a week when trans people and their allies raise awareness of what it is to be trans and some of the challenges that trans people experience in the UK and around the world. The week culminates in Transgender Day of Remembrance on the 20th November, when we gather to remember those whose lives were taken from them through violence in the past year. Each year from 2016 that number has risen, I hope that this year sees a turning point, that now those numbers generated through hate, discrimination, fear and lack of understanding start to drop, that the legacy of 2020 is a move away from division to understanding and acceptance. The tide has started to turn but we are not there yet, this year we need our allies more than ever, we need that groundswell of change to continue, to grow in volume and strength. If you haven’t already done so then get involved with our Fly the Trans Flag campaign, donate and help support your charity. Get your own flag to fly proudly today, tomorrow and all year round.

Inclusion at Uni

Last year I took the Chrysalis roadshow to the University of Portsmouth for their Fresher’s Fair, a great day out flying the trans flag and raising awareness of the importance of inclusion and acceptance. It was here that I spoke with our newest recruit Cas for the first time as well as many others. We gave out pronoun …

“What it means to belong”

Why gender identity matters in 2020

It’s 2020 and the times they are indeed a changing, with Chrysalis leading the way. Today my blog draws together the themes of November. Building that bigger picture of which we are all a part.

Fly the trans flag

If you’ve been following our social media over the last few weeks then you will have seen some of the great ways that you can be an ally, hints and tips that help make someone else’s life that bit easier, that bit better. It can be as simple as getting pronouns right or working behind the scenes to neutralise gendered language in policy documents.

This November marks our third year of the #flythetransflag campain where we give allies the opportunity to shine, to make your voices loud and to show the incredible support and progress that has been made individually, behind the scenes and culturally to trans inclusion, understanding and acceptance.

This lockdown doesn’t mean that you can’t still get involved, this year Chrysalis has been busier than ever and we continue to grow the support we offer, enabling more volunteers to support more people, starting new groups and working hard as ever on making the world a better place. By sharing our posts and donating to the campaign you are flying the flag, showing people that it’s OK to be trans, that being authentic is awesome.

Trans Awareness Week

Flying those flags during trans awareness week (13th to 19th November) is one way that you can take part in educating …

“Why gender identity matters in 2020”

It’s all about the exercise

This week I would like to talk about sports supporter raising money for Chrysalis including London Marathon runner Amy , Paeton and Chris and our trustee Scott as they cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, our our incredible volunteers such as Olly providing one-to-one chats to keep people connected, and what I am involved with.…

“It’s all about the exercise”

Amy Stricherz supports Chrysalis in the 2020 London Marathon

We are delighted to hear that Amy is supporting Chrysalis at the London Marathon 2020.…

“Amy Stricherz supports Chrysalis in the 2020 London Marathon”

2019 Bakeoff

“2019 Bakeoff”

Fly the Trans Flag

Chrysalis would like to introduce the #FlyTheTransFlag Campaign!

Everyone has the right to feel safe and included in our local community and not feel like they constantly risk being the victim of hate crimes. Join us and #FlyTheTransFlag to demonstrate you’re an ally of the trans community.…

“Fly the Trans Flag”

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