Created - 2014/03/18
Updated - 2015/12/16
As this page is now growing quite large I've split it up into different sections -
NB - All links are in alphabetical order, not in order of relevance. I make no recommendations, if you're interested, then have a look on that particular site.
If you find any links that don't work, please let me know. I've checked them all up to the date of updating.
Also if you know of any useful links which you think could be included here, then please let me know. Thanks :)
The Beaumont Society
"The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual. We welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour, and all varieties from nervous new transgender people to those who are experienced and confident in their second gender."
The Beaumont Trust
The Beaumont Trust is a charitable educational resource for medical, voluntary and lay people who require to increase their knowledge on the subjects of Transsexualism and Transvestism.
Their website looks posh, but sadly most of the links do not give you any useful information, specifically their 'Help and Advice' and their 'Publications' both have zero links!
Help line 07000 – 287878 manned by a team of Beaumont Trust volunteers every evening between 18:00 and 23:00.
An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK
Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, established in 2008.
Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways.
Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.
We work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
The Gender Trust
Supporting all those affected by gender identity issues’. They have a telephone helpline too.
GIRES - (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
Information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them.
An organisation dedicated to campaigning for the rights of intersex people in the UK.
Mermaids is probably the most recognised UK support organisation and offers Information, support, friendship and the opportunity for children to share experiences . Additionally, they can also support, where possible, to help their families understand and accept their child's gender identity issue.
They are a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families. Our goal is to relieve the mental and emotional stress of all persons aged 19 years and under who are in any manner affected by gender identity issues, and their families.
Press for Change
Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation, which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all transgender people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.
Scottish Transgender Alliance
The go-to organisation for issues connected with trans and intersex people in Scotland.
An organisation that supports those who feel they are confused about their gender, those who are looking for support for someone who is transgender, and professionals and lay people who want to learn more about the subject. Home to an extensive media archive.
Essex-based support group. It hosts the UK’s biggest TV/TS group party each month, runs friendly Help Line support, and publishes a wealth of useful information especially for TVs, TS’s and those dear to them.
Trans Media Watch
We are a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues.
Trans Media Watch helps people in the media to understand these issues and produce clear, accurate, respectful material. It also helps trans and intersex people who are interacting with the media to get results they are comfortable with.
Our vision at Trans Media Watch is a Britain in which the portrayal of trans people and their lives in the media is fair, respectful and accurate. We want to see an end to the prejudice, bigotry and hate routinely directed at trans people and we want the media to play its role - no longer fuelling these things. We are more than happy to work with any representative of any media organisation to help them do a good job.
A site devoted to helping people come to terms with the issues surrounding gender dysphoria, but last updated in 2009.
Andrea James’ indispensable guide to all things a girl should know prior to transitioning.
TS Surgery Guide
TSSurgeryGuide.com was created to become a collective of information on surgeons that serve the transgender community. Our mission is to provide transsexual and transgender individuals with the ability to select the right surgeon for them.
Secure and confidential online help and support for people of all ages and at all stages of treatment from questioning of gender through to post-operative care. Our warm invitation is also extended to partners and families. We are based in the UK, but our membership extends across the globe. All are equally welcome.
Since 2002 our forums have offered a small friendly community atmosphere within which our members can share questions, experiences and knowledge, and in doing so seek and provide mutual support.
Some people may find that they prefer an email list, which give a degree of anonymity. These are the groups that I have personal knowledge of, and would recommend -
CRONE is an international list for information about proper uses of female hormones and related products. It has 700+ members and has been at Yahoogroups since 1998. Those wishing to apply for membership should go to CRONE_portal
This list is for, and membership is limited to, persons who are currently (or, exceptionally, will in the very near future be) benefitting from female hormone therapy, and selected prescribers and researchers seeking to keep abreast of developments in the field.
A fast growing group with a variety of discussion, Transsexual UK is a light hearted group with like minded members who share ideas and information, support one another, debate issues and often use the group as a social outlet. Whilst you are free to lurk, members are encouraged to ask questions and seek advice from the group, use the information resources, or simply just to enjoy a little social banter and a giggle.
How to join - send an e-mail to transsexual-uk
This site is strictly for MTF-FTM transsexuals who are already on hormones without a prescription or may be considering starting hormones on their own and are not sure how to go about it. This group can also be used as a guide for obtaining hormones from a doctor.
How to join - send an email to Ts Do It Yourself Hormones
This is a support group for Transsexuals 40 and up at any stage of transition.
How to join - send an email to TS-OVER-40