Support organisations for trans people

Affirm NI is a local charity for all Transgender, genderqueer & intersex people aged 14 and over irrespective of your stage of transition, identity or sexual orientation. We offer free advocacy, support, gender identity training and peer support to anyone who wishes to avail of our services.

AffirmNI run monthly peer support meetings in Belfast, for people aged 25 and over.

Belfast Butterfly ClubBelfast Butterfly Club logo
“The Belfast Butterfly Club, founded in 1991, is a support network for transgendered people and their families. By providing education and information we seek to increase awareness, overcome discrimination and achieve equality. Anyone over 18 is welcome to attend our club meetings regardless of where they are on the transgender spectrum. Join us and find the support of like-minded people. Be yourself instead of being by yourself.”

Focus: The Identity Trustfocus
“Focus exists to provide social, educational and recreational activities for Transgender and Intersex individuals people in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland who have been referred to it by a Gender Identity Service or Registered Medical Practitioner.”

Gender Essence

11391569_10155647712800591_5323751163540261471_n“Gender Essence are a specialist counselling and support charity based in Northern Ireland and Kent. We are dedicated in offering emotional and theraputic support to those from the Trans* and Gender Variant communities, including and not limited to, Gender Fluid, Non-binary, Intersex and Asexual.
We have dedicated and trained counsellors who will help you work through any issues you may have and also to families as well. We also provide training and awareness raising around these issues, and run Essence Arts Festival annually.  Gender Essence operate a no identity judging policy. Everyone has a right to define themselves as they see fit; no one person is more valid in their identity than another.”

GenderJam NI
“GenderJam NI supports and advocates for young transgender, non-binary, questioning and intersex people aged 25 and under in Northern Ireland. They organise regular events across Northern Ireland and can support trans young people in education, healthcare, and employment.”

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“Non-Binary+ Northern Ireland is a community group for people living in Northern Ireland who identify outside of the gender binary. The plus (+) includes all identities that fall under the non-binary umbrella including genderqueer, gender-variant, agender, gender questioning, gender-fluid and any other gender identity that does not fit into conventional male/female gender.”

Transderry is a project by The Rainbow Project to support transgender individuals in the Foyle (North-West) area.