Spotlight: MORF

What is MORF?

Morf is Manchester's social & peer support group for trans*masculine people, who want to meet other trans*masculine people, discuss relevant issues, and have fun, in a safe, trans-positive environment.

When and where do you meet?

MORF is currently on a break whilst we organise what we do next, so check out our website in order to find out about our latest plans.

How did the group come about?

MORF was established in 2005, by a small group of local trans*masculine people who wanted to support their community. MORF's home was the Joyce Leyland LGBT Centre, Manchester.

Are there particular events or milestones that you’ve celebrated?

In 2010, MORF held it's first residential trip, in Buxton. 14 members got to take part in lots of team-building and confidence-building activities, and, thanks to funding from Manchester Pride. We have received funding for future events.

In early 2011, the MORF Binder Exchange Scheme was set up, and has since redistributed over 150 free binders to people who need them. Later that year, MORF held it's first trans* film night; Lights, Camera, (Trans) Action!, as part of Manchester Pride.

In 2013, MORF moved to it's current home, The LGBT Foundation, Manchester. MORF now has over 100 members, an active online discussion group, and continues to provide a varied schedule of workshops and activities for local trans*masculine people.

We have recently just celebrated our tenth birthday.

What advice would you give to someone questioning whether to come along to MORF?

Just come along, if your worried about attending then send us a email and we can meet for a coffee before hand. We are a lovely bunch and I'm sure you will find someone to get along with.