Welcome to the Lyndhurst Transgender Friends website. At LTF we hope to foster a friendly atmosphere that offers an opportunity for free gender expression and to provide a safe, welcoming environment that permits people with gender-based anxieties to step outside the often lonely confines of the self imposed "closet".
We meet on the last Wednesday evening of each month at the spacious and comfortable Lyndhurst Community Centre, situated in the central car park.
Our evenings run from 7.30 - 11.30 pm.
We change the date of our December evening if the last Wednesday falls on Christmas Day, Boxing Day orNew Year's Eve. See the dates page for more information.
We want our members to feel able to express their gender differences freely, without fear of ridicule or intimidation. Socializing with other trans people helps to build confidence and reduce anxieties. So why not come and make friends? Our aim is one of inclusive participation, so we welcome non-transgender friends and partners who wish to attend and show their support.
FtM and MtF
Most of our regulars are MtF but we'd like to assure all FtM trans people that they are very welcome to attend. We'd love to see more of you! Please get involved.
Food and Drink
We have very supportive caterers who cook us fresh meals (to order) at our evenings. Prices are between £6 and £7 for a main course. Please consider having a meal when you visit us. We are not alcohol-licensed, but you can BYO. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available to buy.
A Request for Courtesy
We ask visitors to our social evenings to show dignity and respect to all of our members and guests, so overt intimacy, extreme or fetish dress, or predatory behaviour will not be accepted. We often share the Community Centre with other groups and we don't wish to lose this first-rate venue.
Entrance Fee For Our Monthly Evenings
We have built up a stable and friendly group over the past eight years, and hope that it will continue for many years to come. 2018 will see social evenings at a very reasonable cost of £4 per visitor. Any surplus fee money helps to even out attendance fluctuations, ensuring continued social events. As with many groups, we do rely on regular attendance to pay for the cost of hiring the hall, and this is not cheap. Your continued support will ensure that the group has a stable future.
Lyndhurst Community Centre,
Main Car park, off High St,
Severe Weather In Winter
If severe weather is forecast, we may have to cancel the event. Please check this website or our Facebook page. Any cancellation notice will be posted at noon.