UK Activism

Action for trans health – Action for Trans* Health seeks to increase access to healthcare for trans* people. We are currently based in Manchester but are looking to set up groups across the UK.

A.gender – The support network for transsexual, transgender and intersex staff in the civil service.

Brighton Trans Alliance – Started in 2014, the trans alliance seeks to advocate, empower and inform.

GIRES – GIRES was founded in 1997.  The focus GIRES is on people who experience atypical gender identity development, especially trans people, whether or not they are also affected by L,G,B or I issues. – Since 1998 Transgender Zone has been supporting those who feel they are confused about their gender, those who are looking for support for someone who is transgender, and health and social care professionals, broadcast media and lay people who want to learn more about the subject. We work to educate those who are living with gender dysphoria and increase awareness about this and other gender identity issues.

Transfigurations – Is a transgender support group based in the South West of the UK which was set up to help all transgender people (transsexual, transvestite, intersex, genderqueer, trans youth etc.) come to terms with our gender identity and provide a meeting place where we can feel safe and explore our feelings about ourselves.

Press For Change – Press for Change has been a key lobbying and legal support organisation for Trans people in the UK. since it’s formation in 1992

Scottish – The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.

TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans* people and their families.

Transiness – Our very own internet support group specialising in inside out activism, peer support and positive living. – Intersex uk was developed and officially formed after a UK support group meeting. The Founders are Holly Greenberry and Dr Tanya Ni Mhuirthile. The purpose of the organisation is to specifically engage and educate.


CWF – The CWF is a non-profit social welfare organisation campaigning for human rights, including women’s and LGB and T rights.  They are really pro-active in India.

Feminists against transphobia – A safe group space for ALL feminists who also consider themselves trans*allies/activists.

Full frontal activism – I’m a 28-year old intersex individual that’s raising awareness that intersex people exist, that our bodies are awesome as they naturally are, and that non-consenual cosmetic medical “treatments” on intersex kids are human rights abuses and need to end. – is an education and resources site providing information for and about people who don’t fit the gender binary.

Wipe out transphobia – Wipe out Transphobia is an international project, with the sole aim of reducing and wiping out if possible the transphobia in society that regularly affects both trans and non-trans people.

2 thoughts on “Activism

  1. You are missing one major UK entity in the above list and tyhat is

    Also TENI in Ireland are doing a great job advocating for transpeople there including the move towards achieving gender recognition

  2. Thank-you for the suggestions, we’re constantly developing the site and getting more people involved (sometimes we miss the obvious!). I’ll add that today.

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