March 2013 - Relationships (Hathersage)

This retreat was open to trans men and partners as well as solo trans men. We wanted to open this trans masculine TBA retreat up so that trans men were able to share the space with their partners, to have the opportunity to share their stories and learn from each other. Our partners share our experiences and lives and have much to bring to TBA and to other people there. This retreat was also open to single trans men who want to come and explore issues around relationships in a space where lots of different experiences can be shared. Over the course of TBA, the topic of getting into a relationship was often raised, especially the question around when and how to disclose a trans history or identity. In this retreat, people were able to discuss how to do this, think about boundaries and sharing of information and discuss sexuality and how that impacts both trans people and their partners.