Groups (local and national) and generally useful sites…
Family Support Group
Friendly local support group – if you need help and want to discuss your Trans child with other adults in the same position, please contact Anne on 07739852976 for more details.
Local branch of the national organisation helping young people – and parents of young people – who feel at odds with the gender they were assigned at birth. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Web: http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Organisation offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside. Has long-term working relationship with Merseyside In-Trust promoting trans inclusion.
The Beaumont Society
The largest and longest established transgendered support group in the UK – at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite , transsexual and cross-dressing community since 1966.
Based in Blackpool, Renaissance provides a safe and friendly environment for trans people (TV/TS/TG – M2F & F2M) to be themselves, meet like minded people, and make new friends.
Cygnets 2 Swans Blackburn
Cygnets2Swans is a voluntary group based in Lancashire that supports those who have or are considering going through gender reassignment. The group supports both trans women (male to female) and trans men (female to male). The group is based in Blackburn where we promote a healthy lifestyle and are concerned with well being in the community, also working with health related projects, including psychosexual therapy.
A voluntary organisation offering confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.
Encompass is the new LGBT group for the North Wales and Cheshire area. It usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau Community Cafe in Connah’s Quay.
Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)
Information about the issues surrounding gender identity and transsexualism, and a resource for gender dysphoric people and their families; the medical and other professionals that provide their care; Health Authorities; Members of Parliament and other policy makers.
Manchester based organisation delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities. Has wealth of information for trans people.
LIV.FAST Network (formerly MerseyBois)
An FTM peer support group for anyone on the FTM spectrum. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month in Liverpool, to attend meetings you must be aged 18 and over.
A transgender social group that meets every Wednesday evening in Manchester, welcoming trans people and their partners. A group has been meeting as part of the Northern Concord in various venues around the Manchester Village since 1986.
The Proud Trust
National organisation that helps young LGBT+ people. Web: https://www.theproudtrust.org
For many years the premier group in Northern England, Northern Concord no longer holds regular meetings but hosts Le Big En weekend once a year and issues the monthly Cross Talk magazine.
Outskirts – Birmingham’s Social Support Group
The largest social support group in the West Midlands. Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the Victoria Theatre Bar. Full details and information, links, gallery, location maps and event news are on our regularly updated web site.
INTERNATIONAL TV REPARTEE is the magazine for all who cross-dress – published by Rose’s, the largest membership group for transgendered people in the UK.
Spectrum London is a peer support group for all Trans people and those questioning their gender, along with partners, family, friends and allies in a Safe and Comfortable Space. Although based in Camden, London they have members that travel from outside the capital and beyond.
Their website is also an excellent library resource for NHS and other publications.
Terrence Higgins Trust
National organisation fighting HIV and promoting sexual health. Has some excellent resources for trans people.
A discussion and support group for trans people, and anyone interested in a better understanding of transgendered people and their community – meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at the second floor of the LGF, Number 5,
Richmond Street Manchester.
Unique TG Network – North Wales & West Cheshire
UNIQUE is a voluntary social and mutual support group for Transgendered people in North Wales and West Cheshire.
Their web site offers information about who they are and what they do to support the TG community, their regular monthly meetings, social events (including the twice yearly Transgender Weekends in Colwyn Bay), together with listings of Transgender resources and links to other local and national Transgender Organisations.
If you want a link to your organisation, please contact Claire via the contacts page, providing the URL and a brief description of your site/organisation.