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NEWS AND BLOGS

A summary of all the latest news and information.

Andi smiling with Pride flags in the background

Beauty, Pride and transformation

June 29, 2020
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The long days and fine weather really made last week as good as it could be. Lots of light flooding into the home office and the privilege of having to move the cat off my office chair so that I could get to work.

Raindrops on a red rose
Moments of beauty

What a busy week it was too. The mornings full of supervision and thoughts about exit strategies, the afternoons full of learning about Microsoft Office 365 at #ShiftHappens.

Running a small charity after working for a

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Chrysalis Virtual Pride

June 25, 2020
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Like many others, we have been missing Pride here at Chrysalis.

This evening we held a virtual pride for group members and volunteers. It Included a short speech from our CEO Andi and an LGBT+ quiz run by Robin, as well as a general hang out and chat.

We wanted to focus on a mostly celebratory tone, because whilst Pride is a protest, for us right now we needed a celebration – a celebration of people being able to be their authentic selves and be seen and heard as

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Trans ally flag - Trans flag in A shape over black and white horizontal stripes

Contact your MP about proposed changes to Gender Recognition Act

June 15, 2020
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Chrysalis will be writing to the MPs across Hampshire and Dorset, inviting them to speak to us to find out more about lived experiences, using our data and the knowledge we have from 15 years of supporting trans people, to find out more about what it is to be trans in the UK. You can do the same.

If you want to write to your local MP about the recent news of the intended reform of the Gender Recognition Act, you can download our template on this page.

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Pride and prejudice

June 15, 2020
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Happy Pride! That’s what I should be saying to you this morning. Another week into Pride month and we are here in lockdown trying to find ways to stay positive, keep our spirits up and believe that there will be a future.

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