You can find a useful list of nationwide trans support groups on Tranzwiki. A list of Midlands trans groups follows.
Inclusion here does not mean that these groups are endorsed by the Centre, the Trust or the NHS. If you represent a group you would like to see included here, please contact us.
Notts LGBT+ Network, Nottinghamshire
Providing information and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and associated communities of Nottinghamshire
Birmingham LGBT Community Trust, Birmingham
Birmingham LGBT has been working for over a decade to support and sustain a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham
Boston Belles, Boston
Boston Belles provides a free, confidential and discreet, peer support and advice service for all transgender people and their and partners.
Nottingham Chameleons, Nottingham
Nottingham Chameleons is a social and support group for trans people and their families and friends. The group is one of the longest running groups for the UK transgender community.
Derbyshire LGBT+, Derby
Derbyshire LGBT+ has been a central character in the local gay community since its launch in 1983. After frequently being contacted by people who feel that they have difficulties relating to their gender identity. In response, we created dedicated support services for trans people and employed a specialist trans worker.
Gender Matters, Wolverhampton
Gender Matters provides a comprehensive programme of practical support, counselling, advice and information for anyone with any questions or problems concerning their gender identity, or whose loved ones are struggling with gender identity issues.
Leicester Chameleons, Leicester
A fast growing and very friendly group whose aim is to encourage trans people to gain greater confidence. We are always happy to welcome newcomers and all of us remember both the elation and the fear of our first time out.
Leicester LGBT Centre, Leicester
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
A fast growing and very friendly group whose aim is to encourage trans people to gain greater confidence. We are always happy to welcome newcomers and all of us remember both the elation and the fear of our first time out. Trans men are equally and especially welcome, as are all trans identified or gender variant people.
Our mantra is: To promote and protect the good health of people with gender issues, including (but not limited to) people with gender variance or intersex conditions, their families and carers, in particular but not exclusively by developing and providing services and activities which provide information, advice and support and educate the public in the needs of people with gender issues.
Links to other websites
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)
- Gender Recognition Panel (GRP) - established under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to assess applications from transgender people for legal recognition in their acquired gender
- Gender Trust - the largest registered charity helping trans people and all those affected by gender identity issues
- GENDYS - a network for all who have encountered gender identity problems personally, and for those who provide care
- NHS Direct – Gender Dysphoria
- Press for Change - a key lobbying and legal support organisation for trans people in the UK
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
- UK Trans
- UK Trans Facebook page
Links to other services
- West London Mental Health NHS Trust GIC (Charing Cross), London, UK
- Leeds Gender Identity Service, Leeds, UK
- Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield, UK
- The Laurels, Exeter, UK
- Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, Newcastle UK
- The Gender Centre, Sydney, Australia
- Transgender Health Programme, Vancouver, Canada