Support

UK support groups

Albert Kennedy Trust – The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people’s lives. We have offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Allsorts – Allsorts is a project based in Brighon to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Distinction – Is a group for partners, wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends of people who are transitioning. We offer a safe space whether your partner is transitioning to male, female or is non-binary.

FTM Brighton – FTM Brighton is a group for transgender men, gender queer people and those questioning their gender identity.

Gendered Intelligence – Gendered Intelligence is a community interest company that looks to engage people in debates about gender.

London Friend – T on Tuesday is a social group run by London Friend for anyone that falls under the Trans* umbrella. Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We’re here to support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London.

Mind Out – MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people. Based in Brighton and Hove, we provide local services as well as a number of national initiatives.

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

The Clare Project – The clare project is a self supporting group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wanting to explore issues about gender dysphoria or gender identity.

The Gender Trust – The Gender Trust,  registered charity (no. 1088150) helping Trans People and all those affected by gender identity issues.

Transiness – Our very own internet support group specialising in peer support and positive living.

Transfigurations – 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.

TransLondon – TransLondon is a discussion/support group for all members of the ‘trans’ community, whatever their gender identity (or identities) and whatever stage in their ‘transition’ they have reached (if at all). However, all members must themselves be trans-identified or ‘questioning’.

Transgenderzone.com – 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.

Transgender In Wales – This is a group for people who identify as Transgender within Wales.

Tranzwiki – Looking to visit a local support group – find your local group here!

Mermaids – Mermaids is a support group originally formed in 1995 by a group of parents who were brought together as a result of their children’s longstanding Gender Identity Issues.  We have supported each other and our children through the difficulties and trauma that gender issues commonly bring to families.

SafeT –  is an organisation for people who are Transgender. We offer Advocacy, Buddying, Social Contact, Information and Training.

Imaan – LGBQTI Muslim support group

International

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health – The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities.

A guide to allyship – Introducing the idea of transgender and/or transsexuality to those who are completely new to the concept. It is about as basic as I can make it. Read on!

Apps!

Speech Tools – Voice Analyst is an excellent tool which allows you to see and monitor the pitch and volume of your voice. Watch as your voice is plotted on a graph giving you immediate visual feedback. Then choose to hear or watch it again, view the statistical information or save the recording.

Other

GRS waiting times (UK) – Waiting times at the Imperial college (updated monthly), the current waiting time from end of psychiatric evaluation to genital reconstructive surgery (GRS, formally known as SRS) is 1 year.

how_to_report_hate_crime – Written by Stonewall 2014.

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