Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Understanding Transgender

Understanding Transgender 28 September 2016Wednesday 28th September 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

With Jay Murray

Transgender and transsexual people face a lifetime of inequalities and discrimination. As children, they can be bullied and abused for being gender different, and as adults their families, friends and neighbours can reject them once their trans status is known. They are very likely to experience assault and abuse at home, in the workplace and out on the streets. Many trans people have adopted a policy of living out their lives in secrecy to avoid attention and possibly danger, and British society as a whole remains poorly informed about transgender issues.

In this revealing presentation Jay Murray will relate his experiences of growing up in the wrong body, and recount his subsequent journey towards and beyond his own gender transition with wit, warmth and a humbling openness. In the process he will help us explore what everyone should know about this often misunderstood topic including our legal obligations under the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

“Join us to discover everything you ever wanted to know about transgender but were afraid to ask”

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).

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