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24 Sept 2016

Kate Adair at TransForum meeting

Based in Manchester, our membership extends around the North West and beyond. TransForum Members have a wealth of personal experience and helpful contacts within the local and national trans* communities. We have connections with other social and support groups, caring professions, government and the police.

TransForum members Include transsexual men and transsexual women, Transvestites and many other gender variant people such as androgynous, gender-queer, gender questioning , cross-dressing & inter-sex people. Our main membership is Male to Female Transsexuals and Transvestites, but our aim is to inform, create discussions and support the whole community. 

Social outings in and around Manchester allow you to present in your preferred gender, which helps members to build confidence in public spaces.The meetings are free to join, but we do raise funds with a raffle and you can donate towards the refreshments.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2nd Floor, No.5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

2017 Meeting Schedule: 

TransForum will meet as usual on the 4th Saturday of the month from 3.30pm to 7pm (Exceptions are August and December when we meet a week early on the 3rd Saturday).

Dates for 2017 are:
Jan 28, Feb 25th, March 25th, April 22nd, 
May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 19th, Sept 23rd, Oct 28th, Nov 25, Dec 16th 

The TransForum meeting Prgramme for 2017 is currently set as:

  • January 28thMr. James Bellringer (GRS Surgeon Park Hospital London) and Iffy Middleton (Specialist Nurse for Gender Identity Healthcare )– Presentation on Gender re-alignment surgery. 
    2nd Session - 
    Crafting workshop – learn a new skill / way of relaxing or just  mke a new bit of bling.
  • February 25th – LGBT History Month linked with the interfaith changes in Trans* acceptance – Jenny-Anne Bishop and possibly the Bishop of Manchester / Rachel Mann and an ‘Imam.  
    2nd Session - The life of Quentin Crisp and Gender non-conformity -  Dawn Pomfret and Dr. Lee Middlehurst
  • March  25th Mr. Oliver Fenton – GRS / FFS  Plastic Surgeon Wakefield / Leeds. 
    Mr Fenton will give a full presentation on his slightly different Surgery and answer Questions on both GRS and FFS.
    2nd Session - 
    A different approach to Gender Identity from a  supportive feminist Standpoint - Lindsey Spilman
  • April 22nd - TransForum AGM - Committee and  Butterflies Outreach with Dawn Pomfret
    2nd Session - TBC
  • May 27th  - A-gendering with Dr. Who - Dr. Lee Middlehurst and Liz Anderson.
    2nd Session - Trans Portrayals in Super Hero Comics 1946-2017 Pauline Sometimes
  • June 24th - GMP TravelSafe unit (Annual visit?)  LGBT Foundation- Trans Sexual Health Issues and advice
    2nd Session - TBC
  • July 22nd - (Proposed) Sylivia Lancaster on Hate Crime and Alternative Sub-Cultures   
    2nd Session - Susie Green - Mermaids Trans Chilrden, Their Families and Trans 
    Adolescents  support group 
  • August 19th - (Proposed)  Sue Addlestone  Trans Speach and Language Therapy
    2nd Session  - Trans 101  Anthea Makepeace and Jenny-anne
  • September 23rd - (Proposed) Laser Hair Removal
    2nd Session - TBC 
  • October 28th - (Proposed)  Gender Diversity and Domestic Violence  Outside speaker or Jenny-Anne and Dawn.
    2nd Session - TBC
  • November 25th - (Proposed)  Trans Visibility Month
    2nd Session - TBC
  • December 16th- TransForum Christmas Party -  DJ, Entertainment, Buffet and Bring & Buy Sale.


Butterflies Drop-In Cafe

New to the Trans scene? Trying to come-out for the first time or just Looking for Trans friends, visit our Bi-weekly Wednesday afternoon event.

Butterflies meet at the LGBT Foundation on Richmond Street throughout the year on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month from 2.30pm to 6.00pm


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