Transgender Zone Venue Guide – North West inc N.Ireland – United Kingdom

Transgender Zone Venue Guide – North West  inc N.Ireland – United Kingdom




Run by a good friend of Transgender Zone Jenny-Anne, UNIQUE is a voluntary organisation supporting Transgender people in North Wales & West Cheshire.
Trans people, from closet Cross-dressers to Transsexuals following Gender Reassignment Surgery, often need reassurance and support from others with similar experiences.
12 Ffordd Las, RHYL, Denbighshire LL18 2DY.
01745 337144

Cumbria & Isle of Man

Outreach Cumbria
OutREACH Cumbria provides help, advice and support to the LGBT community. Based in North Cumbria, our limited face to face services can be accessed in Carlisle.

Trans Lake Nights
We started in earnest in 2009 when a resource centre offered us the use of the venue one night per month for ‘transgender’ gatherings. After relocation we currently meet one night per month [usually Tuesday] at CADAS, 52 Paradise St, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1JG.

Greater Manchester


The Butterflies Drop-In, Trans Support Group and Community Café, Joyce Leyland LGBT Centre, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB.

The Albert Kennedy Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people’s lives. We have offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.
0161 228 3308

Lesbian and Gay Youth, Manchester
LGBT Youth Manchester (LGYM) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth project based in the city centre for young people aged 14-25. We meet on:
Tuesdays 7.30 – 10.00pm and
Saturdays 3.00 – 7.00pm
0161 273 7838

Vanity Club UK – UK TG group that meets several times a year – Website

Manchester Concord
A Social Club for Transgender people.
We meet in Villaggio’s in Canal street. We still meet every Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm in the gay Village.
Manchester Concord has replaced Northern Concord which no longer meets in Manchester

Marlin (Swimming Club for Transgender People)
Marlin is Manchester’s trans swimming group. It is open to all trans people, MTF and FTM. It is FREE due to funding from Pride Sports. We have exclusive use of the pool during this time. Changing facilities are individual cubicles around the side of the pool. You can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in, as long as it’s safe to wear for swimming. So, for example, it’s fine to wear a t-shirt – as long as it’s not too loose. Oh, and as long as it’s not a dark colour that’s going to run and dye the water! The staff in attendance have been specially trained also, so no need to worry about that either.
Marlin is on the second Tuesday of every month.
Levenshulme Swimming Pools,
Barlow Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3HE

We are Manchester’s social and support group for trans guys who want to discuss relevant issues in a friendly and supportive environment. We welcome all female-assigned/raised, transgendered, transsexual, gender-questioning, genderqueer and gender variant people over the age of 18, no matter what stage of transition. SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) are also welcome to attend on certain meetings throughout the year. Please note that SOFFA’s have to be accompanied by a MORF member.
0794 824 3289

TransForum Manchester is a discussion group and peer support forum for all Transgendered people and those in any way questioning their gender. You will be welcomed as an individual or together with your partners, family, friends. We meet in a Safe and Comfortable Space in The LGF building once a month on Saturday afternoons at 3:30pm. We also work in partnership on projects and events with Manchester Concorde and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF).

TREC (aka Trans Resource & Empowerment Centre)
TREC is an independent organisation based in Manchester that provides a wide range of monthly programming and empowerment opportunities for the Trans community in a safe and accessible space.  TREC welcomes all Trans people (18+) and anyone else who feels that the gender assigned to them at birth incorrectly or incompletely describes their gender. We also have activities for partners, friends, families and allies.

Via (and Polari)
Via, Manchester
28/30 Canal Street
Greater Manchester
M1 3EZ
Telephone: 01612 366523
Possibly one of the safest places in Manchester for transgender People and run by Tony Cooper Click here to watch our interview with him.

35 Bloom Street, Manchester M1 3LY.
Tel:  0161 236 8800


East Lancashire LGBT Group
East Lancashire LGBT is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Alley network group that works with partners in East Lancashire to heighten awareness of important issues. The aim of the group is to enhance community cohesion and build relationships between local groups, to bring them together in tackling issues such as hate crime, victimisation, homophobia and Transphobia.
The group helps to organise community events and meet on a monthly basis, in a official capacity or as a social event at venues throughout East Lancashire, ensuring ease of access to any interested parties.
For further information, please visit our East Lancashire LGBT website.
or Simon Clark by email


Funnygirls, Odeon building on Dickson Road
Flamingo – Tel: 01253 624901
Full details can be found on our site –
Sonya – TransInclusion WebMistress

Pepe’s Bar – Talbot Road  Tel: 01253 626691

The Meetings provide a safe and friendly environment for trans people Whether TV/Tg/Ts or M2F or F2M to be themselves, meet like minded people, make new friends. For those wanting to get out of the closet its a great place to gain confidence and meet other people just like you.
Renaissance Transgender Social Club is based in Blackpool
Renaissance Website

Trans Inclusion
We are dedicated to promoting awareness of the issues affecting transsexuals and anyone affected by gender identity disorders.
Project 102, Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2BU
Tel: 07792 494902


Lancashire LGBT
Lancashire LGBT is a community-led charity working across Lancashire for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) communities.
01772 717461

Older & Out – Age Concern Central Lancashire
A service provided by Age Concern to assist transgender elders (GLBTI) with living independent and happy lives.
01772 552897 (Helpline open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm)



Curson Club – Temple Lane. Tel: 0151 236 5160

In-Trust Merseyside
Providing support and guidance for men and women with an intersex or transgendered history in Sefton.
The network currently meets the first Saturday of every month from 3pm till 5pm at Waterloo Community Centre St Georges Road Waterloo; often the members will follow-on with a meal at a local Chinese restaurant.

Lisbon Bar – Victoria Street. Tel: 0151 236 1248)

LIV.FAST Network
We are an FTM (Female-to-Male) peer support group based in the Merseyside area.
This group is open to all those who identify somewhere within the FTM spectrum, including those who are non-binary or questioning their gender identity.

Reflections – Temple Court, Dale Street

Spirit Level
We are a support group for transgender people in Liverpool. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at the Armistead Centre, Liverpool. Tel 0151 227 1931


Hi, We are an Education, Advocy, Campaigning & Support Organisation for transsexual and intersex people. TransWirral meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, between 1-3pm, at 90-92 Chester Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5DL. We have disabled access, lifts and a cafe. Contact: or Helplines: 07961828471 & 07833385126

Northern Ireland/Ireland


Belfast Butterfly Club
Details: PO Box 210, Belfast BT1 1BG
Helpline every Wednesday evening 8-00pm to 10-00pm.
Tel: 02892673720


Transgender Ireland
Transgender Ireland website



South West

South East





North East

North West inc N.Ireland