Providing practical support to all Trans & Non-Binary people, their families and their friends, within the Wakefield and surrounding areas.
TransWakefield is a source of information and guidance for health professionals, care workers, employers and anyone interested in transgender issues.
We have up-to-date information on the treatment offered by the NHS and the various other options available.We can provide practical help with clothes and make-up and learning to live in a new gender role, whether full or part time.We have access to experienced support workers who can meet in confidence with anyone who is confronted with gender issues.
This could be the transgendered person themselves, a family member, a GP. health worker or employer.Our face-to-face meetings are held at a safe, discrete, location in Wakefield.
We do a variety of activities as a group, we attend pride together, we attend workshops and presentations together, and there is also a Quiz at the bar where we meet, which helps keep us sharp, and its great fun.
On the other hand, there is also plenty of time to have a one-to-one session with Christene, who will help you, and guide your through any problem areas that you may be facing.
We meet EVERY Thursday, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, without fail, and there will always be a warm and friendly, welcome for you.
If you would like to know more about our meetings, please use the Contact form and someone will get back to you very quickly.
On the 1st Thursday of every month, we meet at:
'Our House', 96 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1TB.
This is a safe, and secure, location that would be ideal for anyone who is feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of meeting in a public space
On the remaining Thursdays of the month we meet at:
'The New Union', 2 Almsgate, Wakefield, WF1 1UZ.
This is a safe, and friendly, location that has been our home for long time, it is an ideal location for you to socialise, have a drink (if you wish), and engage with Trans-Friendly patrons who will immediately make you feel at home.
TransWakefield members meet here outside of TransWakefield.
Christene started to transition at the age of 58 and joined TransWakefield as a member in order to find resources and advice about the process. She learned a lot about the "journey" of transitioning but not as much about practical things like how to dress and use makeup.
She gained skills and became more comfortable with herself as her journey progressed. She worked with the previous chairperson of TransWakefield and helped to run meetings and support sessions, eventually taking over as chairperson herself.
She wanted to create a safe and friendly environment where transgender people could socialize with the public and learn how to navigate the wider world.
As a result of her efforts, TransWakefield has become a thriving and valuable resource for the transgender community.
As a group that supports and advocates for the transgender and non-binary community, we rely on the generosity of our visitors, allies, and our friends, to keep our services running. Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals who may not have a voice elsewhere, and your donations help make that possible.
We understand that times are tough for many of us, but even a small donation can make a massive difference in helping to keep our website up and running and producing leaflets and posters. Every little bit helps, and your contributions go towards supporting the transgender and non-binary community and our resources.
If you believe in our mission and the importance of creating a safe and inclusive space for transgender and non-binary people, we ask that you consider making a small donation today. Your support is greatly appreciated and it will help us continue to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most.
Thank you for your support and for being a part of our community.