GROUP ORGANISERS

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: eleanor52roberts@yahoo.co.uk

USEFUL LINKS

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; thamesvalleytg@yahoo.co.uk          First Wednesday of each month at St Lukes Hall, Overton.

Salisbury Transgender Group     Contact Eleanor; eleanor52roberts@yahoo.co.uk   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; tamsin@mayflowersociety.org.uk  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; tamsin@mayflowersociety.org.uk        Second Wednesday of each month at the London Hotel, Terminus Place.

Bournemouth's Kiss 'N MakeUp Group    Contact Michelle; michmo@live.co.uk      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 eleanor52roberts@yahoo.co.uk 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: cd@qt.biz


Advice, Support, Counselling and Legal Matters

The Beaumont Society    Contact Eleanor;eleanor52roberts@yahoo.co.uk    www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/  The UK's leading support organisation for trans people

Advice  for partners        partners@beaumontsociety.org.uk  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