National Trans Organisations

This page contains links and details of Trans Organisations dedicated to providing support nationally to trans people and trans communities.

On-line Information


Organisation: Classy Transgender

Web Address: www.geocities.com/classytg
Service Description: Website covering many aspects of male-to-female transition, including make-up tips, voice-training and wig suppliers.


Organisation: Daredevils Transgender Networks

Web Address: www.freewebs.com/nicintights/tgnet.html
Service Description: Website hosting information, links and blogs on trans, intersex and androgyne themes.


Organisation: Looking Glass Society

Address: PO Box 68, Exeter EX4 1 YN
Web Address: http://www.looking-glass.greenend.org.uk
Service Description: The Looking Glass Society was a not-for-profit organisation which worked for the understanding and acceptance of people who identify as Gender Dysphoric, or transsexual. Their focus was on male-to-female transition, and they do not cover female-to-male issues. They published information booklets around issues including electrolysis and voice training, and there are several first-hand accounts available to read. Although the website is no longer maintained, it is still available for reference, and their publications are still accessible.


Organisation: Transsexual UK

Web Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/transsexual-uk
Service Description: A support group for people who identify as transsexual.

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Organisation: Way out Publishing

Web Address: www.wayout-publishing.com
Service Description: Organisers of the Way out Club in London – the longest running trans night out venue – also publishers of the Tranny Guide – a useful resource of everything trans and a good annual publication we strongly recommend.


Organisation: Roses Forum and Repartee Magazine

Web Address: www.rosesforum.tv
Web Address: www.repartee.tv
Service Description: The most active UK forum for trans people on the web. Most members are Cross-dressers/Transvestites but there is significant and active group of trans women who in transition or have transitioned. A small number of trans admirers and female partners also regularly participate. Roses also publish one of the leading Transgender magazines Rose’s Repartee.

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Organisation: The Angels

Web Address: www.theangels.co.uk
Service Description: Another good trans membership site – they have a good calendar of events on in the UK. You can search members by region, post hints/tips or post to their forum.


Organisation: Trans Academics

Web Address: www.trans-academics.org
Service Description: A site where people of all genders can discuss gender theory, the trans community and its various identities, both as a part of the academic world and day-to-day life. This is a trans-friendly space open to people of all gender identities.


Organisation: No Transition

Web Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notransition
Service Description: A support group for trans people who have not transitioned and do not intend to.


Organisation: U R Not Alone

Web Address: http://urnotalone.com
Service Description: Online trans contact service – about 6000 profiles from all over the world – interesting to look around and contact people in your area.


Health Support

Organisation: Transgender Care

Web Address: www.transgendercare.com
Service Description: Website covering the medical issues of transition.


Organisation: GIRES - Gender Identity Research and Education Society

Web Address: www.gires.org.uk
Service Description: A useful resource for trans people and their families, the medical and other professionals that provide their care, including clinicians and the police, health authorities, members of parliament , policy makers, employers and media.


Organisation: FTM Network

Web Address: www.ftm.org.uk
Service Description: This network aims to provide information for female-to-male trans people, particularly those in the UK (but much is relevant elsewhere) to help them decide what they wish to do. Their site includes lots of practical advice.


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Campaigning/Political Organisations


Organisation: Press for Change

Web Address: www.pfc.org.uk
Service Description: The primary political lobbying organisation for trans community – lots of legal support stuff on their site and links to other community based resources


Organisation: The Gender Trust

Web Address: www.gendertrust.org.uk
Service Description: UK registered charity for trans people providing support and information mostly for transsexuals – publishes some booklets on transitioning at work and has a growing level of support form major corporate members.


Organisation: TUC Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Web Address: www.tuc.org.uk/equality/index.cfm?mins=21&minors=21
Service Description: The TUC actively supports and campaigns for LGBT rights. This page provides useful advice from the TUC on LGBT rights in the workplace including a free guide for union negotiators that other advocating on trans rights may find useful.


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Support group


Organisation: The Beaumont Society

Phone: Helpline: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-11pm -- 07000287878
Web Address: www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
Web Address: www.transgenderzone.com
Service Description: Oldest UK support organisation for the trans community, it runs regular meetings all over the country. They have a discussion forum which is shared with the TransgenderZone another trans support site.

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Young people


Organisation: Mermaids

Web Address: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Service Description: Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers up to age 19, who are trying to cope with gender identity issues. They also intend to offer support to parents, families and carers, raise awareness about gender issues in professional services.

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Spiritual Support

Organisation: Transgender Spirituality

Web Address: www.transpiritual.com
Service Description: www.transpiritual.com


Organisation: Transfaith

Web Address: www.transfaithonline.org
Service Description: TransFaith Online is dedicated to supporting transgender folks in their faith journeys, while providing useful resources to help people of faith become better educated trans-allies.


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