Help and Support
Use this page to find support groups and information services that suit your needs. If you would like general information about being trans in Belfast, the process of transitioning and up to date legal information please see transgenderni.com and navigate to the “Documents” and “Law” sections of the site.
Belfast Butterfly Club
The Club aims to provide a sympathetic ear to help others to come to terms with being a transvestite or a transsexual and to help their friends and family as well as the wider community understand what being transgender means. www.belfastbutterflyclub.co.uk
98 University Street
GenderJam NI is a social support group for young transgender and gender variant people in NI. They hope to help young trans people meet and support one another. http://genderjam.org.uk/
Gender Essence Support Services is a specialist counselling and support organisation. We are dedicated in offering emotional and theraputic support to those from the Trans* and Gender Variant communities. We also provide training and awareness raising around these issues.
Youthnet is a strategic network of voluntary youth organisations that exists to work with and advocate on behalf of its membership, to represent, support and develop their interests and aspirations. Youthnet facilitated the peer support group Oysters for 8 years and has recently facilitated the development of a youth group in partnership with Cara-Friend. Youthnet, in partnership with Cara-Friend, and SAIL can provide training on Gender Identity for Youth Sector Organisations. For more information contact: Amanda Stephens at Youthnet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara Friend Youth
Cara Friend provides a safe space for young people up to the age of 25 to come together to discuss issues of gender and identity.
For more information email: email@example.com
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.
A website for transvestites, mostly, but also transgender people in the Republic of Ireland. It offers a lot of information about what’s available to TG and TV people throughout the Republic.
Affirm Northern Ireland is a registered Northern Ireland charity. We are dedicated to helping Transgender, Intersex and Non Binary individuals and their families through Peer Support, Advocacy and Training.
Anchor is a Belfast based social support group for transmen, trans*masculine, gender variant, non-binary & questioning people, who were assigned female at birth aged 25 and over.