Gendered Intelligence: Understanding diversity in creative ways

Have you attended a Gendered Intelligence youth group in the past year? Fill in our feedback survey

We are keen to know what difference we have made to young people in the past year. The information we gather will be used for our report to Children in Need (current funders for the group sessions) as well as to seek further funding for the youth groups. 

You must have attended a youth group (Bristol, Leeds, BAME, Saturday, 16-25 and under 16s) session since March 2015. 

Click here for the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/rKu5MCeCgK 

It’s not a long form - could take anything from 5 - 20 minutes of your time. Some answers are required but most are optional so don’t feel you have to say something in every box. 

If you can also spread the word amongst other attendees of the youth groups, it would really help.


Following the TransActing project in London in summer 2015, we are running a one-day writing workshop for trans and/ or non-binary people aged 16 and over.

Saturday, 19 March, 10am-5pm

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Writer Jon Brittain will lead the workshop. Jon wrote Rotterdam (Theatre 503). See here for an interview where Jon talks about the play which has a trans character at the heart of it. Jon joined one of the TransActing project sessions back in October last year to talk with the group about writing trans characters (among other things) and a number of project participants were keen to do more work on writing as well as developing performance skills.

Jon’s one-day workshop will run 10am – 5pm on Saturday 19th March at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The day will be structured into three parts:

  • Getting started (tips and tricks to start creating characters and scenes)
  • Re-writing (taking your first draft to the next stages)
  • What next? (getting your work read and seen)

Getting started (tips and tricks to start creating characters and scenes)

Re-writing (taking your first draft to the next stages)

What next? (getting your work read and seen)

The workshops will be about skills sharing and bringing participants’ experiences together. You’ll be talking about writing for film and theatre and to a lesser extent, television.

You don’t have to have much experience of writing to register for this workshop. The workshop is open to people aged 16 +.

Book your place


Next week: Leeds Trans Youth Group for 13 - 25 Year Olds

The first Gendered Intelligence group outside of London, we set up our Leeds youth group in October 2014. We welcome all trans, non-binary, gender variant and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25.

The youth group runs on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Upcoming date:

3rd February 2016

Time: 6.00 pm– 8.00 pm

From 5th August 2015 the group location is changing from Tavistock Leeds Base to Yorkshire MESMAC building.

Address: 22/23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AD

If you have any questions, email kerri.greeen@genderedintelligence.co.uk


Kate Bornstein in conversation + Queer & Pleasant Danger Screening, 21 February

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At 6.30pm on Sunday 21 February, American trans activist, writer and performer Kate Bornstein will introduce a screening of the documentary Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger at London’s Cinema Museum.  

Kate will be joined in conversation by two young trans people. 

Book tickets

Photo by Sam Feder. All rights reserved. 


Free Acting Masterclass in Leeds for Young Trans and Non-binary People aged 13-25 *Book via Eventbrite*

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Trans Acting Workshop: Leeds

March    5th, 5.30-7.30pm at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

This workshop is for young people (age 13-25) who identify as trans and/ or non-binary and are interested in taking an acting master class.

Book your free place: https://transactingleeds.eventbrite.co.uk

No experience of acting is required, and if you do have experience, you are welcome too. You might want to use some techniques used in the workshop to build your confidence for giving presentations or you might already know that you want to pursue training or a career as a performer.

The workshop will include some warm-up exercises that you would experience in a rehearsal room or in a Drama School setting. You will warm up your body, your mind and your voice. The session will include some work in pairs, concentrating on listening and responding to a partner. We work to create a safe and gender-inclusive environment in our workshops.

People who’ve been part of these workshops before, tell us that being able to do drama and acting techniques in a trans and/ or non-binary inclusive space is a great experience.

The workshop leader will be Barry Fitzgerald who is part of the GI TransActing project team and the Outbox project team. He also teaches at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The workshop is a collaboration between Gendered Intelligence, Outbox Theatre Company and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

For more information please contact Jamie.pallas@genderedintelligence.co.uk


NEW! Saturday Sessions in Leeds for young trans people & parents/carers

NEW! Saturday Sessions in Leeds

We are delighted to announce trial Saturday sessions for parents/carers and young people in Leeds.  

The first session is TOMORROW.

Date: Saturday 16 January 2016
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: MESMAC Yorkshire, 22/23 Blayds Yard, Leeds LS1 4AD (MAP)

Finn, our London youth work lead, will be coming to Leeds to run a session for young trans, gender variant and questioning young people aged 13-25 on hate crime and how to report it.

Alongside this session we will be running a group for parents and carers.

If you would like to receive information about future Leeds sessions for young people or parents/carers, please fill in this form.


Kate Bornstein in conversation + Queer & Pleasant Danger Screening, 21 February

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At 6.30pm on Sunday 21 February, American trans activist, writer and performer Kate Bornstein will introduce a screening of the documentary Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger at London’s Cinema Museum.  

Kate will be joined in conversation by two young trans people. 

Book tickets

Photo by Sam Feder. All rights reserved. 


Monday: GI trans youth group in Bristol

GI West in Bristol 

Group for all trans, non-binary, gender variant and questioning young people aged 13-25. 


Takes place on: Second Monday of the month.

Date: Monday 11 January 2016

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol (MAP)


GI Leeds Trans Youth group tonight!

GI Leeds Youth Group in January 2016

Group for all trans, non-binary, gender variant and questioning young people aged 13-25.

Takes place on: 1st Wednesday of the month

Date: Wednesday 6 January 2016

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: MESMAC, Blayds Yard, Leeds LS1 4AD (MAP)


BAME Youth Group Winter Party - 18 December

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Join us for the last BAME Group for the year - our Winter Party! 

We warmly invite our members to bring your significant others, friends, family and allies, as we celebrate the year and look forward to the next one. We’ll have games, food and music, and you’re encouraged to bring-a-dish! Share the food or drink of your culture or hometown with us and celebrate!


All family members, partners and friends are welcome, regardless of ethnicity, and gender identity. The Roundhouse is wheelchair accessible. Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible toilets on site. Please note this is a sober space. 

BAME  Youth Group is an additional youth group for black, Asian and minority ethnic young trans and gender variant people aged 13 - 25.

Takes place on: Third Friday of the month

Date: Friday 18 December 2015

Time:  5.30 pm- 7.30 pm


Location: Roundhouse Theatre, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH (MAP)


GI trans youth group in Bristol on Monday

GI West in Bristol

Takes place on: Second Monday of the month.

Join us for the final meeting of 2015! All young trans, non-binary, gender variant and questioning people aged 13-25 are welcome to come along. 


Date: Monday, 14 December 2015

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

Location: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol (MAP)


This week: GI Under 16 Trans Youth Group in London

All young people aged 8 to 16 who are trans, non-binary, gender variant or questioning are welcome to come along. 

The under 16 group is now based at the Underground youth club in Holloway. 

The first half hour of the group is open to parents. They can bring any questions or concerns they have to youth worker Finn in that time.  

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2015

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5pm - 5.30pm - parents are welcome to stay in the space 


Location: Underground Youth Club, Holloway, London N7 8TQ (MAP)

**Change of January date**

January Under 16 group will now take place on Thursday 21 January 2016, not on 14 January as advertised. 


16-25 Youth Group in December

Just to clear up a bit of confusion, our 16-25 youth group for trans, gender-variant and questioning people will now take place on:

Tuesday 15th December

Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

Meet outside Caledonian Road Underground station at 6.15pm to walk to venue together. 

Meetings take place at the Underground centre in Holloway, Islington, N7 8TQ.

Info for newbies: If it’s you’re first or second time at the group, you are welcome to come along at 6pm to meet other first timers before the main group starts at 6.30pm.  You can also meet us outside Caledonian Road Underground station at 5.45pm


Join us at our Saturday Session for young trans people

November : Highlights of the GI year 2015 

Jay Stewart will be joining Finn to talk about what we’ve been up to this year at GI.  We’ll be celebrating the end of the #StopOurSilence campaign and launching Knowledge is Power


We’ll also be looking at trans visibility and what it means to young people.

You can have your travel costs reimbursed.


Date: Saturday 28th November
Time: 2pm - 4.45pm (turn up at 1.45pm so we can start on time)
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3HY (MAP)

Themes of future Saturday Sessions 

 December: Winter Trip

Two years ago we went ice skating, which was really popular! We haven’t decided where we’ll be going yet so look out for an announcement soon.

January: Mental Health - Coping & Self-Care

This month we’ll be talking about how to cope with ongoing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.  It is a heavy topic so we will be making sure everyone feels safe in the space and signposting organisations that can help.


February:  LGBT History Month

The theme of LGBT History Month is Religion, Belief and Philosophy. We will be looking at our relationship to faith as young trans people and questioning the ideas we have about religion.


Don’t miss this week’s Saturday Session for young trans people in London

Saturday Sessions for Young People 

November : Highlights of the GI year 2015

Jay Stewart will be coming to the group to talk about what we’ve been up to this year at GI.  We’ll be celebrating the end of the #StopOurSilence campaign and launching Knowledge is Power

Date: Saturday 28th November
Time: 2pm - 4.45pm (turn up at 1.45pm so we can start on time)
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Swiss Cottage London NW3 3HY (MAP)

Themes of future Saturday Sessions
December: Winter Trip

Two years ago we went ice skating, which was really popular! We haven’t decided where we’ll be going yet so look out for an announcement soon.

January: Mental Health - Coping & Self-Care

This month we’ll be talking about how to cope with ongoing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.  It is a heavy topic so we will be making sure everyone feels safe in the space and signposting organisations that can help.
February:  LGBT History Month

The theme of LGBT History Month is Religion, Belief and Philosophy. We will be looking at our relationship to faith as young trans people and questioning the ideas we have about religion.


GI BAME Trans Youth Group @ Interfaith TDOR Service

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BAME Trip to TDOR Interfaith Service

Meet: 5.30pm outside Angel Underground station

This Friday we are cancelling our BAME group at the Roundhouse and instead GI is attending a Multi-Faith Transgender Day of Remembrance Service, held by Twilight People.


Our BAME Worker Sabah will be waiting from 5.30pm-5.45pm at Angel Underground Station to take a group to the Centenary Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB where the service will be taking place.


The service starts at 6.00pm, and runs for one hour until 7.00pm. Everyone including allies are welcome. The building is wheelchair accessible.More details here: www.facebook.com/events/836608059787548/

There will be no group at The Roundhouse so please do not go there. Please e-mail sabah.choudrey@genderedintelligence.co.uk if you would like to meet Sabah outside Angel Station and they can look out for you. Look out for a GI purple lanyard around their neck!


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