Local groups

Here you'll find our list of trans groups in Greater Manchester. We've tried to include all the groups we know about, but if there's something missing, please do get in touch with us at [email protected]!

Support Groups

they them us


A group for non-binary and genderfluid people age 18+. Runs once a month online.

Find out more here: www.lgbt.foundation/theythemus

Afternoon T.E.A

Afternoon T.E.A is a group for trans young people aged 16-25.

The Proud Trust

action for trans health

Action for Trans Health

The UK’s largest campaign for democratic trans healthcare. They give small grants to trans people to enable them to access healthcare, deliver training to medical professionals, provide healthcare advocacy, and support and deliver local trans health initiatives. They have groups in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Brighton. Please contact them to find a meeting near you.

www.actionfortranshealth.org.uk[email protected]

Rainbow Noir

Rainbow Noir is a social and peer support group for people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI). They meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Manchester's LGBT Centre on Sidney St.

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Connect is a relaxed and friendly social space for trans* people aged around 18-35, including people who are questioning and those with a trans* history.


Femolition Squad

Femolition Squad

Femolition Squad is a group for trans women and trans femme young people aged 11-25.

The Proud Trust



Manchester’s social and peer support group for trans men, trans-masculine people, and non-binary people who were assigned female at birth (aged 18+), who wish to discuss relevant issues, and have fun in a safe environment.

www.forgemcr.org.uk[email protected]



Mxer is a social group for non-binary people aged 18+. This group is for non-binary people, regardless of whether you identify as trans.




A peer support group and discussion forum for all trans people and those in any way questioning their gender. You will be heartily welcomed as an individual or together with your partners, family or friends. Takes place every 4th Saturday of the month, 3.30-7pm, at The New Hall at Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0UB.

www.transforum.org.uk[email protected]

trans bare all

Trans Bare All

TBA works with the trans community, helping people accept their bodies and live more fulfilling lives. They run events to explore and discuss sex and intimacy, body positivity, and emotional wellbeing.

www.transbareall.co.uk[email protected]

Trans Stockport

Trans Stockport

A group in Stockport for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender. For more information, visit http://www.stockportplus.org/Trans



TURTLES is a group for trans young people aged 11-15.

The Proud Trust




Support for domestic violence. Tuesday 1-5pm is a trans specific service.

More info



Mind's helpline provides information on different types of mental health problems and how to get help, as well as legal advice on mental health.

Mind's LGBT-friendly helpline

MindLine Trans+

MindLine Trans+ - 0300 330 5468

Bristol MindLine has launched a helpline looking to support trans and non-binary individuals, and those questioning their gender. It is also available for family and allies of trans people. Lines are open Mondays and Fridays, 8pm-midnight. For more information, visit: http://bristolmind.org.uk/help-and-counselling/mindline-transplus/



Sparkle is the world’s largest trans event held every July in Manchester. The festival includes music, talks and workshops that are all free to attend.


Sports Groups


Manchester’s free trans swimming group is open to all trans people. They have exclusive use of the pool during this time. The group is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9pm at Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Avenue, Manchester, M19 3PH.

www.marlin.org.uk[email protected]

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