Prior to the Pride event, our group was in the developmental phase. Our involvement in Fife Pride event certainly galvanised us as a team and gave us something to focus on. What would our stall look like? Would we be worthy of our inclusion? Would people accept us on the day? We had lots of doubts to deal with and overcome just too even get to the day itself.
On the day we had a team of five who covered our stall and our safe space on a rota basis. This worked well and ensured that no one person was left isolated at any one time.
Although it was not our intention at the outset, we did manage to raise some funds form our group through the sale of Pride bracelets,
The day was a huge success for us. Since Pride our group has secured Venues for our meetings in both Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We have held two meetings and feel that we are now established as a safe place for the Transgender community in Fife.
Without Pride I would say that it’s possible that we would not have formed fully into the safe secure meeting place/space that we now offer. Pride has empowered us and given us a feeling of belonging to a larger movement.