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Further reading

Note: I am actively looking for more suggestions for this page.


The Gender Trust: the UK’s largest charity helping people whose lives are affected by gender identity issues: http://www.gendertrust.org.uk/

Gendered Intelligence: An organization that runs creative arts and training events which investigate gender. Gendered Intelligence runs an annual community conference: http://www.genderedintelligence.co.uk/

The Gender Identity and Education Society (GIRES) publishes literature, conducts research, trains organizations and advises policy makers. It focuses particularly on people with atypical gender identity development, and is also an excellent resource for academic journal articles http://www.gires.org.uk/

T-Vox: providing comprehensive advice and support to trans people and their significant others http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Transgender Zone: An absolute treasure-trove of information http://www.transgenderzone.com/


The Crown Prosecution Service pages on prosecuting cases of transphobic crime http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/homophobia.html


Press for Change is a lobbying and legal support organization for trans people in the UK. http://transequality.co.uk/PressForChange.aspx

GID Reform Advocates: an organization campaigning for reform of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’s definition and classification of gender identity issues. http://www.gidreform.org/dsm5.html


Healthcare and Crisis Support

Cambridge Linkline, a confidential, anonymous listening service (01223 744444 / 367575), 7pm-7am every night during Full Term.

Mind, a UK mental health charity, has put together a booklet on self-harm: http://www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/self-harm

Samaritans: run a 24-hour emergency helpline http://www.samaritans.org/

Trans-Health: a website discussing health and fitness for trans people http://www.trans-health.com/

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ official guidelines for the treatment of gender dysphoria http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/Standards%20of%20Care%20Draft%20v8%203b%20final.pdf

Non-binary identities

GenderQueer Revolution http://www.genderqueerrevolution.org/gqr/home.html

GenderQueer Revolution Yahoo Discussion Group! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genderqueerrevolution/

Genderfork: an online community for gender expression across the spectrum. Has links to lots of useful blogs and other resources. http://genderfork.com/

Check out Genderfork’s reading list here: http://astore.amazon.com/genderfork-20

Message Boards and Discussion http://www.whatisgender.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=147

Support Groups and Organizations


Cambridge Diamonds: a trans social and support group (has its own Yahoo group and forum) http://www.tgcambridge.org.uk/

FtM East Anglia: a social e-mailing list for FtM, genderqueer and gender neutral folk in the Cambridge area. Should hopefully be up and running meetings again soon! http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ftm-east-england/

Open Out Cambridgeshire: an organization supporting victims of hate crime http://www.openoutcambs.org/What-Is-Hate-Crime.asp

Queer Cambridge http://www.queercambridge.co.uk/


The Angels: a UK-based online Tgirl support group http://theangels.co.uk/

QwestFtM UK (formerly Western Boys): a support group for FtM spectrum individuals in the South West of the UK. Run a summer camp and a biennial conference. http://www.westernboys.org/index.html

TransLondon: organizes meets in London http://www.translondon.org.uk/Home.html

UK specific LiveJournal Community http://community.livejournal.com/tguk/profile

Broken Rainbow: a UK charity devoted to relieving the suffering of LGBT people from violence and abuse. http://www.broken-rainbow.org.uk/about.html


A high-traffic live journal community http://community.livejournal.com/transgender/profile

Laura’s Playground: a Personal Support site for trans people with numerous chatrooms, links and resources. http://www.lauras-playground.com/

FtM International http://www.ftmi.org/

Trans-Positive tumblr http://trans-positive.tumblr.com/

Organizations for Friends, Partners, and Families

Depend: a UK-based support group for the families of transsexual people. Has subdivided lists for different individuals. http://www.depend.org.uk/support.html

FTMSOs: An active online support group for significant others of those at the masculine end of the spectrum. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMSOs/

COLAGE: A US-based organization for the children of gay lesbian and transgender people http://www.colage.org/


Trans Youth Network: part of Queer Youth Network, the UK’s largest LGBT organization http://www.transyouth.org/

For younger trans people and their relatives (US-based): http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php

Mermaids: A charity organizing individual support for children and teenagers with gender identity issues http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Personal blogs and tumblrs

There are a huge number of personal blogs and tumblrs out there on the web. Some of them are just everyday musings and others are activist or political. I have included a small selection here:

Bird of Paradox http://birdofparadox.wordpress.com/

Genderbitch: the musings of a trans chick blog http://genderbitch.wordpress.com/gb-about/

Genderbitch Lite: the associated tumblr http://genderbitch.tumblr.com/

genderqueer2genderqueer http://genderqueer2genderqueer.wordpress.com/

The Spectrum Café: a TransCentric blog with news from around the world http://www.thespectrumcafe.com/

Questioning Transphobia http://www.questioningtransphobia.com/