Community Groups

Edinburgh (East)

Beyond Gender

Tuesday evenings | 7–9pm

Group for transgender, non binary and intersex people and their friends aged 13–25. We provide opportunities for young people aged 13 – 25 and their peers to meet, have fun and access appropriate information, support and learning opportunities, as well as providing opportunities for people to participate in local and national decision making. And have fun in a safe space where they can be themselves.

Contact:
 gemma.moncrieff@lgbtyouth.org.uk
 www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/edinburgh

InfiniT (Beyond Gender Unders)

Fortnightly Mondays | 5.30-7.30pm

A new group for transgender, non-binary, intersex and questioning young people aged 11-16.  A space for people to meet, have fun and to let us know if they need support at school.

Contact:
 ann.marriott@lgbtyouth.org.uk    0131 5553940
 www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/edinburgh

Edinburgh Trans Women

1st Saturday of month | 7.30-9.30pm
At LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

Support group aimed at transsexual women at any stage of transition, women who are transgender and live as women full-time or part-time or for those who are questioning their gender identity.

We look forward to meeting you and prefer you to email us the first time you want to visit. This helps with security and helps us get ready to welcome you.

Contact:
  info@edinburghtranswomen.org.uk

Our Tribe

Last Saturday of each month | 7pm
At Augustine United Church, 41 George Bridge IV, EH1 1EL

Transgender and looking for a supportive place to explore or express your faith? OUR TRIBE is the LGBT welcoming and affirming Christian ministry at Augustine United Church, Edinburgh. It is a joint ministry with worldwide denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches. All are welcome – friends, family and allies.

Contact:
If you would like further information contact Rev Maxwell Reay
 
ourtribe.auc@gmail.com     07957 543359

T time Edinburgh

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 1-4pm
At LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

T time is an informal social gathering welcoming all transgender people and their supporters, including non-binary people, intersex people and those questioning or exploring their gender identity.  Come along for a tea or coffee and chat in a friendly relaxed environment.  We deliver one-off optional events within T time, exploring a range of topics and interests.

Contact:
 jules@lgbthealth.org.uk      0131 523 1104

TransparenTsees

1st Monday of the month | 6-8pm
At Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street, EH6 6ED

The aim of the group, which has been set up by parents, is to provide a confidential, safe place for parents to meet, discuss issues and ask questions of one another. You may just have found out that your child, whether young or grown-up, is trans*, or you may still be grappling with the issues after many years of knowing – the group is for all parents.

Contact:
 TransparenTsees@gmail.com

Trans Masculine Scotland

Trans Masculine Scotland is a support group run by and for the trans masculine community. We welcome all trans masculine (including non binary) folks aged 16+ who were assigned female at birth or socialised as female. Our monthly meetings currently alternate between Edinburgh and Glasgow but we also participate in events and discussions throughout the country.

Contact:
 transmasculinescotland@gmail.com
 www.facebook.com/pg/transmasculinescotland
 @transmenscot

Non-Binary Scotland 

Fortnightly | 6pm-9pm

A group which provides support and social opportunities for people who either self-identify as out with the gender binary of men and women, or are questioning whether they might. Non-Binary Scotland began in November 2013. Whether you are genderqueer, androgyne, third-gender, non-gender, agender, gender-fluid, gender-non-conforming or have any other non-binary identity you are always welcome. Some, but not all, of our events and meetings are also open to significant others, partners, friends, family and allies of non-binary people.

Contact:
 nonbinaryscotland@gmail.com
 www.meetup.com/Non-Binary-Scotland/
 @NonBinaryScot
 www.facebook.com/groups/nonbinaryscotland/

Me and T Scotland

4th Sunday of every month | 2-4pm
At LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

A community group for friends, family and partners of trans people.

This community group is run by Amanda and Elizabeth, both cis partners of trans people. Previous group sessions have included partners, parents and friends of trans people; both during and after a period of social/medical transition. We have also had leaders of other LGBT groups contact us, who are seeking information and support on how to better relate to the trans population in Scotland.

During a group, we usually discuss any recent news or legal developments that might affect us and our loved ones. We often watch a short youtube video that is relevant to our experience. Discussion topics vary according to who is in the group, and we leave things open for people to share what they want to, but for an idea of possible topics, we have had discussions including: coming out to extended family, marriage and civil partnerships, becoming parents when your partner is trans, sexual orientation and how that may change, activism, legal restraints and many others.

Contact:
 me.and.t.scotland@gmail.com
 www.meandtscotland.wordpress.com
 www.facebook.com/MeTMonthly
 @MeTMonthly

Glasgow (West)

T time Glasgow

Every 1st Saturday of the month | 1-4pm
At LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 12 Queen’s Crescent, G4 9AS

T time is an informal social gathering welcoming all transgender people and their supporters, including non-binary people, intersex people and those questioning or exploring their gender identity.  Come along for a tea or coffee and chat in a friendly relaxed environment.  We deliver one-off optional events within T time, exploring a range of topics and interests.

Contact:
 katrina@lgbthealth.org.uk     0141 271 2330

TransparenTsees

1st Thursday of the month | 6-8pm
At Sandyford (2nd Floor), 2-6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB

The aim of the group, which has been set up by parents, is to provide a confidential, safe place for parents to meet, discuss issues and ask questions of one another. You may just have found out that your child, whether young or grown-up, is trans*, or you may still be grappling with the issues after many years of knowing – the group is for all parents.

Contact:
 TransparenTsees@gmail.com

Trans Men Scotland Social

Trans Men Scotland Social organise social meet ups for transmen (including non-binary folks who identify as trans masculine). The group is organising regular meet ups in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  The social events will be free of charge and for ages 16+ only. Stay in touch with the group via Facebook or contact them directly to find out when and where they are next meeting.

Contact:
 transmenscotlandsocial@gmail.com
 www.facebook.com/groups/244100115726165

Seahorses Swimming Club

Last Sunday every month | 3-4pm
At Whitehill Pool, 240 Onslow Drive, G31 3QF

Seahorses is a community swimming group for trans and non-binary identifying people.Swimming sessions are safe in a friendly local swimmining pool. The group is currently open to people aged 16+ but are working on opening it up to younger members.

Contact:
 info@leapsports.org
 www.facebook.com/Seahorsesglasgow

Sandyford Transwomen Support Group

1st Wednesday of the month | 6-7.45pm
3rd Saturday of the month | 12-2pm

A peer support group for transwomen who reside in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and beyond. Although we are affiliated to Sandyford and hold our Wednesday meetings there, we are a separate entity.

Contact:
 sandyfordtranswomen@yahoo.co.uk
 Helpline Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm: 07758 462 988

TYG: Trans Youth Glasgow

Mondays every week | 7-9pm
At LGBT Youth Scotland, 30 Bell Street, G1 1LG

TYG: Trans* Youth Glasgow is a group for young people aged 13 – 26 who identify as transgender or want to explore their gender identity. The group aims to support and empower young people as they take part in workshops on transgender issues, sharing their own knowledge, skills and experience, learning from each other and making new friends.

Contact:
 Michael.Richardson@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Waverley Care (Argyll & Bute)

We provide one to one support for people living in Argyll & Bute who are trans or exploring their gender identity. Occasional peer support too.

Contact:
 katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org     07760701308.

Tayside

Dundee Trans Collective

Dundee Trans Collective is a newly founded group for trans people in the Dundee area. We have a Facebook group and anyone who is transgender and/or non-binary and/or intersex, who is questioning their gender identity or who wants to learn how to be a better ally to the trans community is welcome to join, wherever they live. We’re hoping to set up some offline meet ups and events in Dundee in the near future as well. We also have an email address for anyone that isn’t comfortable joining the Facebook group and would prefer to ask questions or get in touch more privately.

Contact:
 transandintersexdundee@gmail.com
 www.facebook.com/groups/1446765165613427

Perth Transgender Group

1st Saturday of each month | 7pm
At Grampian Hotel, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH

The Perth Transgender Group is open to anyone who identifies as trans or is a friend or family member.

Contact:
For further information regarding meetings or other support available in the Perth area
please email Katherine    kate4851@hotmail.com

TransparenTsees (Perth)

3rd Thursday of the month | 6.15-8.15pm
At Mindspace, 18-20 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH

The aim of the group, which has been set up by parents, is to provide a confidential, safe place for parents to meet, discuss issues and ask questions of one another. You may just have found out that your child, whether young or grown-up, is trans*, or you may still be grappling with the issues after many years of knowing – the group is for all parents.

Contact:
 TransparenTsees@gmail.com

Grampian

Grampian T folk (Aberdeen)

Last Wednesday of the month | 6-9pm
Last Saturday of the month for an all-day drop-in

A support group for all under the trans umbrella. This thriving group now has over 60 members!  Grampian T folk have started a summer series of bike rides.

Contact:
For more information about the group or getting involved in the summer activities
 01224 543695     grampian.tfolk @gmail.com

Dumfries & Galloway

Trans Youth D&G

On a Saturday every month | 1-4pm

A group for young people 12-26 who identify under the transgender umbrella and their supportive friends.

  • 1:1 support sessions for young people and or parents: are also available upon request for young trans people who may need support around their identity as are 121 support sessions for parents/ carers of young trans people who may need support in supporting around trans identities.
  • Parents group: We are currently setting up a parents group for parents of trans young people in D&G so please get in touch for more info on this.

Contact:
  julieann.karayilan@lgbtyouth.org.uk or call our centre and ask for Julie Ann
 01387 255 058.

North

Swans of Scotland (Inverness)

Last Thursday of the month | 7.30pm
At the Beaufort Hotel, 11 Culduthel Road, IV2 4AG

We are a self supporting help group for all Trans folk in the North of Scotland.
We are a user led group covering all transsexual, transgender, and transvestite people. Both trans women (male to female) and trans men (female to male) folk are welcome
The group supports each other with practical and moral advice and helps members to express themselves by arranging socials and other events.

Contact:
  swansofscotland@gmail.com
  www.spanglefish.com/swansofscotland
  www.facebook.com/SwansOfScotland

TransparenTsees (Elgin)

2nd Tuesday of the month | 6.15-8.15pm
At Moray Resource Centre, Maisondieu Road, IV30 1VX

The aim of the group, which has been set up by parents, is to provide a confidential, safe place for parents to meet, discuss issues and ask questions of one another. You may just have found out that your child, whether young or grown-up, is trans*, or you may still be grappling with the issues after many years of knowing – the group is for all parents.

Contact:
 TransparenTsees@gmail.com