Ask Hannah!

Hi Hannah love reading your articles would you know a group in U.K. or person like yourself xxx

Thank you!  There are many transgender support groups all over the planet and a quick Google search provides a few resources.

 

Mermaids

Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

The Beaumont Society 

The Beaumont Society was founded in 1966 as a self-help and social organisation for transgender people. We are still here, over fifty years later, in a very different social climate, with a broader membership but with the same aims. We became a charity in 2010 to enable us to meet those aims more effectively.

Transfigurations

Transfigurations is a transgender support group based in the South West of the UK.  It was set up to help all trans people (transsexual, transvestite, intersex, genderqueer, trans youth etc.) come to terms with their gender identity and provide a safe meeting place whilst they explore their feelings. 

Stonewall

We’re here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone.  We believe we’re stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain – in some of our greatest institutions – so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

I am certain there are thousands of trans people in the U.K., but I don’t know anyone personally.  🙂  You may want to create a profile on The Gender Society, a UK based transgender forum and start there.

If you are looking to meet others like us, or if the above groups aren’t quite what you’re looking for, you may want to consider starting your own group.  That was the reason I started the MN T-Girls.   There are many transgender support groups in Minnesota, however I wanted to find a group that emphasized the social aspect of who we are.  I wanted to make friends and go shopping and out to dinner but I didn’t know of a group like that…so I started one.

I wanted to make some friends to go shopping with and to have a coffee with once in a while.   As Hannah, I am very social.  I like to do things with other people, I like to talk and socialize so I decided to make some friends.

I had started attending a local crossdresser support group and I met a lot of really wonderful people but I didn’t really identify with them.  Most of the group were those who had transitioned or who were about to.  It was a terrific support group for those who needed that support more than anything else.  Me, I just wanted to make a friend to hit the mall with.

Creating, organizing and maintaining a group like this is a challenge and can be frustrating at times.  But it is also very rewarding and fun.  it takes a lot of patience and professionalism and dedication.  It takes commitment.  It is a lot of hard work.  It takes a lot of my time.  However, through the group I’ve been able to do many amazing things and I am constantly looking for new adventures for us.

Love, Hannah

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ask Hannah!

  1. We have loads of groups over here in the UK, it very much depends on what sort of a group you are after, and whereabouts in the Country you are. Some groups are quite specialised dealing with matters like Trans Youth, or Trans Health, other are more activist based and some like my own TransPALS are social. http://transpals.org.uk/ We have a regular meet up once a month at a local family pub and also have other irregular events. Next month we will be leading an event for TDOR and then in December we will be having a Christmas dinner. there is always something going on.

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