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(Updated 04/11/12)
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Scottish Support Groups

Name Ethos Website/Contact
Caledonian Counties Trans Group New group started up in Perthshire
Central Scotland TG Group Dunblane based support group
Clydebank LGBT Social Group - NEWNew LGBT Social Group within Dalmuir/
Clyde Valley LGBT Group New LGBT group serving West Dunbartonshire
Crosslynx Group Glasgow based Transgender support group
Website down at present
Edinburgh Trans-women’s Group Edinburgh based support group for Trans-women
North East Support Trans Aberdeen based support network
Polygender Scotland Edinburgh based support group for all androgyne & polygender people
Stirling TG Group (Formerly known as the West Lothian TV/TS Group) - Website down at present. Buchlyvie based support group
Swans of Scotland Inverness support group for transgender people.
Sandyford Transwomen Support Group Support for Transwomen
Transmen Scotland A self-help Support group for all female to male transgender people
Transtay Dundee support group run by Diversitay
Trans Youth Glasgow (TYG) - NEWFor young people who identify as

   Relevant Scottish Organisations
Name Ethos Website
Disclosure Scotland  Information on disclosure regarding Transgender people
Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland) Equality Issues
Equality-Network  Campaigns for LGBT equality in Scotland
Exhibitions of LGBT items. Host of annual celebration of queer culture.
LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing Promotes healthy lifestyles and improve accessibility of health services.
LGBT Youth Scotland Provides a range of services and opportunities for LGBT young people
National LGBT Forum Forum set up by Equality Network for LGBT people
Parents Enquiry (Scotland) Provides support and information  for relations of LGBT people
Sandyford Offers a wide range of health services including Gender Identity
Scottish Police Forces  Website giving links to all Scottish Police forces
Scottish Transgender Alliance  Campaigns to develop good practice on transgender equality issues
Strathclyde Gay & Lesbian Switchboard (SGLS) Confidential helpline for LGB people
Strathclyde Police   Covers Glasgow and surrounding areas
Stonewall - Scotland Campaigns for Equality and Justice for LGBT people
Unison - Scotland Scottish section of the Trade Union - LGBT pages
West of Scotland LGBT Forum (New) Umbrella organisation, which brings together groups & individuals representing LGBT people

English Support Groups
Name Ethos Website
Beaumont Society UK wide support network for all transgender people
Beaumont Trust UK wide support network for all transgender people
Change    UK based support group
Depend Provides support, advice for anyone who is related to a Transsexual person
F to M Network  UK Support network for all female to male Transgender people
Gendys Network    UK based network for all Transgender people and their families
Gender Trust   Carries details of regional support
Gender Identity Research and Education Society (Gires)   UK based group which seeks to improve how society treats Trans people
Looking Glass Society Informative Transgender website, although society itself is no longer in existence
Mermaids   Support group for young people trying to cope with gender identity issues
Northern Concord Manchester based self-help group for Transgender people

Relevant English Organisations
Name Ethos Website
Acas   Employment arbitrator
Equality and Human Rights Commission (England) Equality Issues
Gender Recognition Panel Where to apply for the Gender Recognition Certificate
Press for Change  Transgender Lobbying group
Roses Repartee Transgender magazine punblished quarterly
Transequality NEW Part of Press for Change
Transgender Zone Web site with a host of useful information
Unison - National UK site of the Trade Union
Wayout Guide Published yearly - also known as the Tranny Bible