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Trans Parents & Carers Celebration and Premier

Join us to celebrate trans parents, carers, and their families.

For the last year, we have been working with trans* parents, carers, and their families to create the resources they need or wish they could have had. In collaboration with trans creatives, we have produced videos, comic strips, and information resources for trans parents and carers, their children, the professionals who work with them, and trans people who might become a parent or carer. We are thrilled to be premiering these resources for the first time at this event.

*Trans means anyone whose gender identity isn’t what was expected when they were born, including non-binary people. Trans parents & carers means parents & carers who are trans themselves – not cisgender (non-trans) parents & carers of trans children

This is a family friendly event – please see access section below for more details.

Some tickets are reserved for trans parents/carers and their families. This is to make sure everyone who this project is for and wants to come, can come. If this is you and these have already all gone, you can still reserve the “everyone else” tickets.


12.00 – Venue opens. Come in and look at the resources, meet other trans families and professionals, and see some of the other work trans creatives involved in the project have made. You can get food at any time during the event, but if you want to get lunch, 12-1pm is a good time as the events will not have started.

13.00 – Video premier with talk from My Genderation

13.30 – Hear from trans parents & carers, trans creatives, and professionals involved in the project

Speakers: Jacob Stokoe (Transparent Change CIC), Andy Thornton

14.00 – Break

14.30 – Q&A panel with trans parents & carers

15.00 – Finish


Parking: The nearest car park is Charles Street, M1 7AR. This car park has 4 spaces for Blue Badge holders, who can park free of charge. Blue badge holders can also use on street parking bays for free, and there is no time restriction. More information on Blue Badge rules in Manchester here.

On foot: The venue is 5 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, 10 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Gardens, and 25 minutes’ walk from Manchester Victoria train station.

By bike: Please let us know in advance if you’re planning to cycle, so we can make sure storage is available for your bike in the building. A bike pump is available.

By bus: The 147 bus goes directly from Manchester Piccadilly station to outside the venue. Lots of other bus routes go to Piccadilly Gardens which is 10 minutes’ walk away.

By metrolink (tram): The nearest stop is St. Peter’s Square, which is 10 minutes’ walk away.


Free food and drinks will be available.

This is an alcohol-free venue.

You can also bring your own food and drink, as long as you do not bring alcohol.

You can eat in the café, or you can bring food into the other spaces.

Menu TBC.


The venue is accessible by lift or by stairs. The lift, corridors and doorways have been designed to accommodate wheelchairs. You can tell us in advance if you want a wheelchair space for viewing the premier, but we can also accommodate this reactively at the time.

There will be a silent/low-sensory space available for those who need it. This can be used by anyone, but this space is not for phone calls or conversations and headphones must be used if listening to music.

There will be a playroom for children available with some toys provided. You can also bring your own toys to this event. If you have brought a child to this event, you will be responsible for your children at all times, including when they are in the playroom.

All toilets are non-gendered.

Event Details

29th July 2023 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



LGBT Foundation
72 Sackville Street
Manchester, M1 3NJ
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Barnardo’s – Positive Identities
01422 371 993
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