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 trans@lgbt.foundation!

Support Groups

Afternoon T.E.A

Afternoon T.E.A is a group for trans young people aged 16-25. The group takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 3-5pm at 49/51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB.

www.theproudtrust.orgsam.cresswell@theproudtrust.org

Check out our spotlight interview with Afternoon T.E.A. here!

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.ukinfo@actionfortranshealth.org.uk

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.

Facebook page

Check out the Spotlight interview with Rainbow Noir here!

Butterflies

Butterflies

Butterflies provides an open and welcoming space for members of the trans community. Meetings are on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3-6.30pm at LGBT Foundation.

Facebook page butterflies.dropin.manchester@gmail.com

Butterflies Outreach

Butterflies Outreach

A new trans group based in Rochdale for all of the trans community and those who support them. Focusing on creating a safe and supportive environment, and peer-led support activities. The group runs on the first Saturday of the month, 11am-1pm, at 5 Caton Street, Rochdale, OL16 1QJ (above Samaritans). For more information, contact 01706 515720, or email adrian.palmer@rbuf.org.uk

Connect

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. It takes place on the 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of every month from 15th April, 6-8pm at LGBT Foundation.

www.facebook.com/ConnectMCRconnectMCR@googlegroups.com

Check out our Spotlight interview with Connect here!

Femolition Squad

Femolition Squad

Femolition Squad is a group for trans women and trans femme young people aged 11-25. The group takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 2-3pm at 49/51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB.

www.theproudtrust.orgsiobhan.reilly@theproudtrust.org

High Peak Trans

High Peak Trans Group

High Peak Trans is a new support group - if you'd like more information, get in touch with them at highpeaktrans@gmail.com

Manchester Concord

Manchester Concord is available for all trans people as a regular venue where they can come along and meet old and new friends. It takes place every Wednesday, 7-11pm, on 2nd Floor of On Bar, 46 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD.

www.manchesterconcord.org.uklynn@manchesterconcord.org.uk

Check out our Spotlight interview with Concord here!

MORF

Manchester’s social and peer support group for trans masculine people who want to meet other trans masculine people, discuss relevant issues, and have fun in a safe environment. The group meets every 4th Monday of the month, 7-9pm at LGBT Foundation

www.morf.org.ukmorf@morf.org.uk

Check out our Spotlight interview with MORF here!

Non-Binary Group - North West

A new group to provide a space for Non-Binary folk up North working to Expand the Binarytive!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/nonbinarynorthwesthttp://nonbinarynw.org/

Transforum

TransForum

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.ukjenny-anne@transforum.org.uk

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.uktransbareall@gmail.com

Trans Heart and Soul Manchester

Trans Heart and Soul Manchester is a new monthly event taking place in Nexus Art Cafe that looks to practice heart circles, open to people who are trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning their gender. For more information, take a look at their first meeting event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/153485305440339/

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

TURTLES

TURTLES is a group for trans young people aged 11-15. The group takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 12-2pm at 49/51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB.

www.theproudtrust.orgzane.robinson@theproudtrust.org

Helplines

Galop

Galop

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

More info

mind

Mind

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/

Celebrations

Sparkle

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.

www.sparkle.org.uk

Check out our Spotlight interview with Sparkle here!

Sports Groups

Marlin

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.ukswim@marlin.org.uk

Check out our Spotlight interview with Marlin here!

Trans United FC

Trans United FC

Trans United football club is a Manchester based football group open to all Trans people regardless of your footballing ability or experience.

Facebook page

Art Groups

queer of the unknown

Queer of the Unknown

Queer of the Unknown is a queer art collective based in Manchester. They hold a Queer poetry night every second Thursday of the month at Subrosa Social Centre, Lloyd Street South, Manchester, 7pm - 10.30pm.

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