The organisers have been attending and helping to run transgender support groups for many years.
Christina (left in the photo above) provides the background and disco music at the monthly evening functions as well as being our fashion/style guru.
Debbie (centre) will be on hand to greet you as you arrive, and will attempt to extract your entry money of £6, assisted by other-half Elaine. Debbie also helps out at the monthly Speakeasy evening at the London Hotel in Southampton (2nd Wednesday) and visits many of the other venues in the Southampton and Portsmouth area.
Eleanor (right) is the Southern Regional Organiser for the Beaumont Society. She also helps to run the monthly social evening for the Salisbury Transgender group on the first Thursday and hosts the Totton Disco on the third Thursday of each month. Eleanor visits most of the other trans venues in the south as time permits. Email Eleanor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like many Trans websites, we want to provide links to organisations, groups and venues that we trust and support.
We have split them into categories.
Other Trans Groups and Venues in the Area
Overton's Thames Valley TG Group Contact Susan; email@example.com First Wednesday of each month at St Lukes Hall, Overton.
Salisbury Transgender Group Contact Eleanor; firstname.lastname@example.org First Thursday of each month at the Queens Arms pub in Salisbury.
Portsmouth's "Chat@TheRoyal" First and Third Sunday evenings, at the Royal pub. Contact Annette as below.
Portsmouth's East Hants Girls Contact Annette; 07849 072862 Second Thursday of each month at the HB bar/club.
Swindon Transgender Group Contact Jez; http://swindon-tg-group.yolasite.com Second Saturday at a local social hall followed by a restaurant meal.
Southampton's Mayflower Society Contact Tamsin; email@example.com www.mayflowersociety.org.uk Second Sunday, lunch at the London, Terminus Place, Southampton. Pre-booking essential. Email Tamsin to book or visit the group's Facebook page.
Southampton's Speakeasy Evening Contact Tamsin; firstname.lastname@example.org Second Wednesday of each month at the London Hotel, Terminus Place.
Bournemouth's Kiss 'N MakeUp Group Contact Michelle; email@example.com Third Saturday of each month at Cafe Flirt, The Triangle, Bournemouth.
Southampton's Totton Disco The central south's best party night for the trans community, and only £5 entry. Now in its 19th year! Fully licensed and with bar meals available until 9.15 pm. Visit the website at http://tottondisco.yolasite.com/ Contact Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org Third Thursday of each month at the Empire Hall, Totton.
Wimborne: "Trans at the Minster" Second Tuesday evening of each month, at the White Hart pub. Email Tasmin: email@example.com
Advice, Support, Counselling and Legal Matters
The Beaumont Society Contact Eleanor;firstname.lastname@example.org www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/ The UK's leading support organisation for trans people
Advice for partners email@example.com Operated by several partners of trans people
GIRES www.gires.org.uk/ Research findings on Trans issues
Press For Change www.pfc.org.uk/ Legal advice
Hate Crime www.pfc.org.uk/hatecrime.html If it happens to you, dial 999 immediately
Victim Support, Wilts & Dorset 0845 456 6099 Useful if you have been a victim
Where to Buy
Wigs Treloggan Wigs, Portsmouth 023 9266 2156 Ask for Natalie
Shoes and clothes in large sizes Tall Girls, Alton, Hants 01420 561947 for showroom address and directions