We have been working hard to communicate by delivering talks with a number of organisations about trans issues and has regular subgroup meetings.
The team have been campaigning hard for transgender and non-binary recognition in the City of York Council’s health and wellbeing strategies.
The team were able to get trans issues into the Vale of York NHS Assessment.
PRONOUNS : SHE / HER
Phoebe is a very proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has been part of the community now for 20 years. Phoebe has extensive knowledge within the trans, non-binary and intersex community especially. Phoebe has a lot of experience within the LGBTQ+ arena including being a founder and a Transgender Coordinator of the National Trans 24-Hour Helpline. Phoebe also works as a make-up artist and a beautician within her own company specialising in trans, non-binary people and other members in the LGBTQ+ community.
Phoebe is a very passionate individual when it comes to giving people their voice to stand up for their rights. Outside of theLGBTQ+community Phoebe enjoys going outside, rock climbing and working. Phoebe’s goals as Transgender Subgroup Coordinator are to:
• Develop the trans and non-binary support group;
• Develop a trans and non-binary mentoring scheme; and
• Explore further ideas to meet the needs in the trans, intersex and non-binary community.
JODI M BURN
TRANSGENDER COORDINATOR & TRUSTEE
PRONOUNS : THEY / THEM
Jodi is a non-binary trans person with a keen interest in bringing communities together and fostering empowering environments where people can learn, share and express themselves as much as they feel they want to. Before arriving in York in 2020, they previously worked as a workshop facilitator and organiser with the small music-based social justice organisations Girls Rock London and First Timers Fest and as an LGBTQ+ youth work volunteer with Gendered Intelligence and The Proud Trust. Jodi will now be bringing this experience and building on it as a Trans Coordinator (alongside Phoebe) as well as being a Trustee of York LGBT Forum in order to better serve the trans and wider LGBTQIA+ community in and around York!
Jodi is also completing a Masters degree in Social Justice and Education at the University of York and is the Women, Trans & Non-binary Part-Time Officer at the university’s Graduate Students’ Association.