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Statement on Tavistock ruling for trans under 16s seeking access to life-saving puberty blockers

At Spectra, we stand with trans youth who are feeling erased and targeted by yesterday’s ruling at the High Court. Whilst the GIDS will appeal, the impact of this case […]

Transgender medication: statement and resource guide

At Spectra we are appalled and dismayed that thousands of transgender people are facing difficulty accessing their medication today. A major private healthcare provider has reported that the chemist they […]

Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020 Exhibition

Due to Covid-19, we had to postpone our show, first planned on the 31st of March. We were delighted to launch the three day exhibition yesterday evening, September 3, with […]

Black LGBTQ+ figures

This week (June 29 – July 5, 2020) – in recognition and support of #blackpride – we’re highlighting key Black LGBTQ+ figures and the important work they’ve done!⁠ First up is: Bayard […]

STATEMENT

Spectra witness the transphobia being played out in the media, in the NHS, and in politics. We stand in solidarity with our trans and non-binary colleagues, service users, Board members and […]

STATEMENT

As providers of health and wellbeing services for vulnerable people, we are dismayed by Women and Equality Minister Liz Truss’ poorly-informed comments on transgender issues. Nobody’s fundamental rights should be […]

Are you PrEPARED?! Let’s talk about PrEP!

Even during lockdown our friends at 56 Dean Street have been able to produce a video on being PrEPared with PrEP! Produced by Victor Diamente, @vicdiamente Trial Project Facilitator and […]

Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020

A Spectra TDoV Exhibition in association with photographer Emil Lombardo. Following the governments recommendation for Covid-19, the original exhibition was postponed in April. Due to gradual easing of restrictions, and […]

#WhoIsAlex

In October 2018 the City Bridge Trust, who have funded Spectra’s Trans counselling service for the past three years, informed us of a film-making scheme “Telling Your Stories” ran in […]

“Gaia”

This iconic costume is one of the key items for a project funded by Wandsworth Oasis with Spectra to educate & inform MSM and Young People in Wandsworth, about HIV & […]

Trans Day of Visibility 2021

Since January 2020 Spectra has been running Art Therapy Groups for trans people. For Trans Day of Visibility, some participants have chosen to share some of the images they have […]

Statement about 2021 census

At Spectra, we are pleased to see the inclusion of trans status and sexual orientation as optional questions on the 2021 census. However, we are aware there has been a […]

Mindfulness Based Chemsex Recovery (MBCR) Programme

Following the successful Mindfulness Based Chemsex Recovery (MBCR) programme we launched in May 2019 in Soho, this year we are hosting the course again, in a virtual forum. Spectra’s mental […]

Spectra Coronavirus Advice

From Karen Skipper, Spectra CEO: Spectra Senior Management Team is following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and keeping updated on Government advice. Links to that advice are below and we are […]