Speaker spotlight: Tom Of Tottenham

Tom of tottenhamTrans Guys are Hot: Self-determination, language and representation of trans male identities

“LGBT charity Galop identified trans men as unrepresented users of their services for survivors of historic abuse.  Galop commissioned community activists and organisers Tom of Tottenham and Serge Nicholson to create a grass-roots creative project to engage trans men.

This talk will share how we worked with our community to devise our creative response, which lead to making the film ‘Trans Guys are Hot’. The talk will also share the experience of the open call for trans men, their lovers, friends and allies to take part – filming 170 trans and non-trans people in a range of settings across London.

Having debuted at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2013, the film toured international LGBT film festivals and is being used by Galop in their day-to-day work. The talk will conclude with a summary how the work has been received and a screening of the film.”

Tom of Tottenham

Tom of Tottenham is a queer trans person of colour. A community activist for over 20 years, filmmaker, producer, presenter and performer. Over the last decade this has included chairing FTMLondon, devising and delivering grass-roots community trans arts projects, performing in UK, Europe and the USA, with Hot Pencil Press (Trans Mangina Monologues) and Wotever (Genderqueer Playhouse)

Before writing and directing ‘Trans Guys are Hot” Tom produced the feature film ‘The Lovers and Fighters Convention’, documenting the Genderqueer playhouse as presented at the Transfabulous festival of international trans arts.

Tom was a founder member of the Toilet Liberation Front.

Trans Guys are Hot / Galop: http://www.galop.org.uk/projects/trans-guys-are/
Lovers and Fighters Convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qb293eQkFM

Tom will be speaking on day 2 of the conference

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