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Time to do the work(book): Trans+ History Week launches 2024 guidance
Trans+ History Week

Time to do the work(book): Trans+ History Week launches 2024 guidance

Jamie Wareham
Jamie Wareham
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Trans+ History Week, May 06-12 2024, is a week-long reflective period to learn and celebrate the momentous and millennia-old history of transgender, non-binary, gender-diverse and Intersex people. It is a launchpad project from QueerAF - find out more.

💬 In this update:

  • Do the workbook. We've worked with a trans researcher Gray Burke-Stowe to create an extensive set of guidance to help you bring Trans+ History Week to life at your organisation, on your socials or with friends.
  • Pitch to create. Thanks to an incredible crowdfunding effort from the QueerAF community, we're announcing content schemes that will pay, publish and mentor 20 Trans+ creatives. Read on for the opportunities.
  • Join us to learn more. To mark Trans Day of Visibility week we're going to host some of the UK's leading Trans+ history makers in a free online event, where we'll be bringing Trans+ history to life.

Do the workbook

We've created the Trans+ history lesson we never had, and put it in an extensive, free to download workbook - to inspire LGBTQIA+ individuals, organisations and businesses to take part in the innagural week.

Trans+ History Week is the week we make space for, platform and share our rich history. A history which is as long as all of human life. 

Education is a powerful tool in our fight for liberation. The Trans+ History Week guidance, which we're launching exclusively to the QueerAF audience today, is designed to help you create your own content and events.

It's going to help us all do the work towards the liberation of us all. To help us learn Trans+ people have always been here.

And we can't wait to see what the community, businesses and organisations create with this workbook. Be sure to tag us on Instagram and on LinkedIn so we can see what you do to mark the week.

QueerAF newsletter readers can login and download the guidance here.

Opportunities for 20 Trans+ creatives

We're announcing our plans to invest in Trans+ creative talent in the UK with three exciting paid opportunties, some which come with equipment for life.

We're investing in 20 Trans+ creatives to create official content for Trans+ History Week by writing, producing audio and creating illustrations. There are paid commissions available for:

  • 7 Writers and journalists
  • 7 Illustrators and artists
  • 6 Audio and podcast producers

All of these opportunities are to create content - but it's not just about capturing history. Successful pitches will detail what lessons we can learn from history.

History is a tool for liberation - this content will help our community understand what the stories teach about us about our future.

A Trans+ team of community commissioners will judge all pitches, based on feedback from our already popular community survey.

We're particularly interested in hearing from marginalised and emerging Trans+ creatives:

Join us to learn more

Our workbook that launched today has everything you need, but if you'd like to join an expert panel and researchers behind the guidance, sign up for our free webinar.

To help you understand the guidance, and get your creativity flowing - why not join our webinar to marks the launch of the guidance for the inaugural Trans+ History Week?

By the end of the afternoon event, you'll:

  • Feel inspired and equipped to put on your own Trans+ History Week events and to create your own content
  • Understand insights, take-aways & shared experiences from a fantastic panel of trans+ thought leaders and change makers on what YOU can do in the real world to make life better for trans+ people now
  • The four lessons this year's Trans+ History Week is focusing on

You'll be joining an expert panel of speakers, including: Morgan Page (she/her), Rico Jacob Chace (he/him), Shivani Dave (they/them), Christine Burns (she/her) and lead researcher Gray Burke-Stowe (he/him) – hosted by Marty Davies (she/they), Founder of Trans+ History Week.

A big thank you

We can achieve all of these exciting plans, in part thanks to an incredible crowdfunding effort from the QueerAF community.

We've raised over £3000 towards our goal, and there is still time to take your seat and play your part in the first-ever Trans+ History Week with the guidance of joining our event, pitching to create official content or donating to the Trans+ led initiative.