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Trans – Living My Life

Living My Life – Positively Reflecting the Lives Of Trans People

Living My Life Cover

With support from the Department of Health’s Pacesetters programme, the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health partnered with TransBareAll and diva creative to produce a resource that provides information for people who currently identify as trans or who are beginning to explore their gender identity.

The Exhibition

An exhibition of inspirational portraits celebrating the lives of Trans people.

After two fantastic years of touring the country, the Centre for HIV & Sexual Health is delighted to announce that the ‘Living My Life’ exhibition is now available to buy for the first time from our range of resources.

This exciting opportunity to own a limited edition copy of the exhibition photographs offers a unique and positive method of raising awareness of trans issues and in challenging the associated stigma and stereotypes.

‘Living My Life’ has been exhibited in clinic reception areas, conference suites, university sites, health summits and other events integral to key dates such as LGBT History Month. The exhibition has gained overwhelming national praise for it’s positive messages and impact on the lives of trans people.

The Living My Life Exhibition kit includes:

  • 17 stunning A1 portrait prints, each with an inspirational message, ready rolled in an attractive carry tube.
  • 25 copies of the Internationally recognised  ‘Living My Life’  booklet containing information and guidance for those who are trans or are beginning to explore their gender identity .

£150 (inc p&p) *postage charged at international rates outside of the UK

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Living My Life – Booklet

Launched in February 2011, the booklet (Living My Life) uses photographic images alongside useful information for trans people and those that work with the trans community. Living My Life has had a positive impact for both trans people and the wider community and has been widely praised as an affirming, celebratory, empowering and inspiring resource.

Living My Life Wink

The photographs that form the heart of the project were put together by diva creative in an exhibition that was incredibly well received and was so successful in raising awareness of trans issues that the exhibition will be on a national tour over the next year – visiting 12 different cities in England.

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“Why, oh why wasn’t this available when I started transitioning 10 years ago!”
DK, Sheffield

“The newly produced Living my Life booklet is a long awaited resource for the trans community. The information is easy to read, inclusive and so valuable to someone exploring or questioning their gender identity.”
Lee Gale, TransBareAll

“The resource pack is beautiful (awesome, a work of art in itself). It provides clear, accurate and sensitive advice and is a wonderful exploration of human diversity.”
Revd. Sarah Jones, Ross-on-Wye

I don’t think the impact of this piece of work can be underestimated. Everybody I have shared the resource with has said how great it is.”
Monty Moncrieff, LGBT Programme Manager, Department of Health

Top Ten Tips

10 Top Tips

Following consultation with members of the trans community in the region, we produced a simple ‘Top 10 Tips’ guide for health and social care workers on how to make services inclusive and welcoming for trans people.

Time For ‘T’

The Centre for HIV and Sexual Health brought together a team of trainers/ consultants from the Trans community to lead the half day ‘Time for T’ event in June 2008.

Time for T

The event was widely advertised and attended by 62 health and social care professionals.

The seminar included keynote speeches from Carol Robson and Hal Barraclough, both leading advocates and consultants on Trans issues, and an opportunity for attendees to explore the issues further in a one hour facilitated workshop.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with all participants rating the event as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’. Particularly appreciated was the opportunity to hear first hand personal experiences of the health service from the trans facilitators.


“Appreciated the openness and honesty – thanks to everyone that spoke.”

“Informative and relevant.”

“Very interesting, especially hearing personal trans experiences.”