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Other trans groups

This list is by no means complete.

transgender.support

https://www.transgender.support/

They also have a resources section on their website, which contains some useful information:

https://www.transgender.support/resources/

They also have IRC chatrooms, much like transit does.

International

Increasing self-esteem

Many trans people suffer low self-esteem, especially in the early days of their transition, or pre-transition, and especially if they have more severe body dysphoria. They can feel like they hate themselves, that they are worthless, that they can’t make decisions, guilty for taking good care of themselves, etc and would generally have low confidence.

The UK mental health charity called Mind has a guide on their website: how to increase your self-esteem

Sex education for trans women http://librarypdf.catie.ca/PDF/ATI-20000s/26424.pdf

Sex education booklet for trans women that focuses in the UK but is still relevant for everyone http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/4653aa766e3f4c1286fc515f17146f32.ashx

Sex education booklet for trans men that focuses in the UK but is still relevant for everyone http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/8F7D70D8C3B643109351E3D9A633529A.ashx

Sex education for gay trans men (trans men into men)

http://librarypdf.catie.ca/PDF/ATI-20000s/24654.pdf

Sex education booklet for trans youth http://cdn0.genderedintelligence.co.uk/2012/11/17/17-14-04-GI-sexual-health-booklet.pdfhttp://cdn0.genderedintelligence.co.uk/2012/11/17/17-14-04-GI-sexual-health-booklet.pdf

Sex education bbook for trans people including non binary people (called gender non-conforming people in the book) http://www.academia.edu/3541149/Sexual_Health_for_Transgender_and_Gender_Non-Conforming_People

FTM Sex Talk (Q&A about trans men) http://ftmsextalk.tumblr.com/

Blog of an intersex man who was AMAB and socialized as a woman before he transitionined http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.co.uk/

Open Source Gender Codes

Project for home-grown HRT, to tell people how to synthesize their own HRT.

Nonbinary.org

This is an info/support site (not run by Transit) dedicated exclusively to non-binary trans people.

Go to Nonbinary wiki

Pink News transgender news section

Go to https://www.pinknews.co.uk/topic/transgender/

YouTube channels (trans women)

These YouTube channels contain videos documenting experiences of the trans women who run these channels. Some of the videos contain a lot of useful info. Check it out:

Jessica Tiffany’s vlog (also has videos about dilation for vaginoplasty/genital surgery. Worth watching)

Violet’s vlog (contains a lot of useful information, and a very good tutorial for how to tuck)

European Union

TGEU

News site for trans issues in the whole of the European Union and Europe in general.

Go to http://tgeu.org/

United States

Casa Ruby (Washington DC)

Provides refuge/housing to homeless trans people in the DC area.

Go to casaruby.org

Ireland

Transgender Equality Network Ireland

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

http://teni.ie/

United Kingdom

Press for Change

Useful legal advice for trans people.

Go to http://www.pfc.org.uk/

Action for Trans Health

Campaign group for trans rights in the UK.

Go to actionfortranshealth.org.uk.

CliniQ

Sexual health clinic, also provides blood tests and advice on hormone treatment. This might be useful for people who self-medicate

https://cliniq.org.uk/

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT support group for people in Scotland. They also cover transgender people.

Go to lgbtyouth.org.uk

They have an advice section, which contains a lot of useful information, which the Transit site also links to in a few places, for various topics: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/yp-advice

T on Tuesday (London, UK)

http://londonfriend.org.uk/get-support/social/ - see T on Tuesday on that page for their trans support group. It is friendly towards non-binary people.

Trans London (London, UK)

http://www.translondon.org.uk/?q=meetings - support group.

Note: their homepage says whatever their gender identity (or identities) but a Google site search reveals that they mostly cover information for trans women. We’ve yet to visit this group in person, to see how good they are. They may be good, though, for people living in London.

Transpire (Southend-on-sea, UK)

Transgender support group in the Southend area, with regular meetings. This is a volunteer based organisation, so if you think you can help them, please don’t hesitate to get involved!

Go to transpiresouthend.org

Mind

Being trans is not a mental health condition, but a lot of trans people suffer mental health conditions, for various reasons (e.g. unemployment, discrimination, bullying, general stress, etc). Mind is a mental health charity, designed to help people with who are functionally diverse.
Go to mind.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust

Sexual health charity, especially around topics like HIV prevention. It’s generally for the LGBT community as a whole, but has sections relevant to trans people:

Their main site is at tht.org.uk.

GIRES - Gender Identity Research and Education Society

From their homepage: GIRES’ purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

GIRES is a volunteer-based charity that helps trans people cope with and improve their lives, to the point where they are happy in their transition.

They also campaign for changes in laws and lobby the government, for improved trans rights in the UK, especially in healthcare provision. They are funded by membership and other donations.

They also provide sessions, to help educate people about trans issues, and in general try to spread awareness.

Go to http://gires.org.uk/

They also have links to other support organisations throughout the country, on their site: http://www.gires.org.uk/uk-support-organisations

The Beaumont Society

The Beaumont Society provides general support and advice to the transgender community, including trans people and their loved ones.

They also, like GIRES, take part in campaigns to help spread awareness and bring about positive social change for the trans community.

Go to http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/

Gendertrust

Another support organisation. Go to http://gendertrust.org.uk/

They also have links to other support organisations throughout the country, on their site: http://gendertrust.org.uk/directory/support-organisations

Mermaids UK (children)

Support for transgender children and young people in general.

Go to http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Gendered Intelligence

Support for transgender children and young people in general.

Go to http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/youth-group

Portugal

Amplos (Oporto and Lisbon, Portugal)

Support group for families of LGBT people and they fight for LGBT rights. They are trans inclusive. They have meetings in Oporto and Lisbon and they can also try to help parents who aren’t entirely sure how to deal with their kids coming out. Go to http://www.amplos.pt/

ILGA Portugal (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex intervention)

They have a few trans resources: http://ilga-portugal.pt/areas-trabalho/areas-trabalho.php?tipo=identidade_genero

Gender Identity Bill (Portugal)

http://www.joaodecioferreira.com/media/pdfs/lei-de-igualdade-de-gc3a9nero.pdf

This document basically states the bureaucratic process of transitioning in Portugal.

Catcalling in Portugal is illegal

This article talks about how in 2015 a law passed that criminalized catcalling in Portugal (this might protect any person seen as a woman by society, idenpendentely of their gender identity in public) http://www.dn.pt/portugal/interior/piropos-ja-sao-crime-e-dao-pena-de-prisao-ate-tres-anos-4954471.html


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