We are a small group of like minded people who have faced or facing the problems of being TV or TS. The group of friends who have given input to this group decided that we would become a signpost to other organisations and agencies. We also would like to become friends to other trans people and those of other local groups to raise and voice trans issues and discrimination. Our aims and intentions are:
- We aim to raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public.
- We do not counsel or give professional advice but aim to support Trans people, family and friends
- To provide a safe and confidential place for people to explore issues surrounding their Gender identity, including practical advice and help, which includes the young and older Trans person.
- We also will try and be light-hearted in our approach to make it a more relaxed atmosphere and web site.
Since or launch we have continued to develop and have the opportunity to feed into multiple organisations and agencies about Trans issues. Some of these include : Derby Homes,Derbyshire Constabulary. The Crown Prosecution Services,Derby Council, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire LGBT+ in which we run a confidential drop-in service every first and Wednesday of the month Plus there are Regional and National groups and Forums which covers a variety of remits in which our members are either associated or interact with.
Transcend’s social support group is a friendly, safe and confidential drop-in service for anybody who identifies as trans in Derby and Derbyshire. The group gives you a chance to relax in a T-friendly environment and chat with others over a hot beverage! It also gives you the chance to access our extensive resource library.
We can also provide changing facilities so you have the option to get dressed while you are here if you wish to do so!
Transcend takes place every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm ’til 9:00pm at Derbyshire LGBT+.