Transgender and Intersex Group

A new group which is part of the Kingston Forum for people who identify as Transgender or are Intersex.  

We also run:

  • A group for LGBTQ+ people who are aged 50+
  • Virtual pub quizzes
  • Yoga sessions

Other Organisations and Services

Support
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There have been a number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the UK. There is more information here on what you should do if you think you have monkeypox and vaccinations. There is more information from GOV.UK, NHS Advice and Terrence Higgins Trust.

  • Government advice – click here
  • NHS advice – click here
  • Every Mind Matters – click here
  • The Wolverton Centre (appointment only)
  • Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston KT2 7QB
  • Telephone: 020 8974 9331
  • NHS overview and advice
  • Terrence Higgins Trust provide information about HIV, other sexually
    transmitted infections and how to maintain good sexual health. There are resources for people living with HIV and those newly diagnosed.
  • GALOP provides advocacy and casework support for LGBT+ people who have experience abuse and violence.

  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
  • LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 0207 704 2040
  • National Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335

You can find the directory of counselling services here. Connected Kingston is a site dedicated to helping people navigate local services.

London Friend offer counselling, social support groups as well as a drug and alcohol support service.

Ruils Bridging the Gap is a pocket guide, developed by service users to navigate services.

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.

  • Alzheimer’s Society – find support near you by clicking here
  • Alzheimer’s Society Kingston
  • LGBT: Living with dementia – download here
  • Supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person with dementia – click here
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia resources for LGBT people – click here

Identities
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  • No Straight Answer (NSA) is a youth club that provides support, guidance and a safe space for young people identifying as LGBTQI+ to make new friends, socialise and take part in a wide range of activities. They also promote young people’s understanding of LGBTQI+ identity, relationships and mental health.

Regard – national organisation of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) who self-identify as disabled

  • Gendered Intelligence

    a trans-led charity whose mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity

  • GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society) – promotes research, campaigns, provides publications, especially in the medical and health care field
  • Nonbinary Wiki – wiki dedicated to nonbinary gender identities
  • Press for Change – the UK’s leading experts in transgender law; campaigns and provides some legal advice and takes on key test cases
  • Twilight People – stories of faith and gender beyond the binary – a landmark project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present
  • Blossom – provides free peer-to-peer social & targeted sessions. They off life skill classes such as all-inclusive makeup classes, gym classes, or cooking classes
  • Mermaids – provides support to transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families
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