Gendered Intelligence: Understanding diversity in creative ways

A list of some of the ways people who attend our youth group identify: Transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, trans man, trans woman, trans boy, trans girl, genderqueer, and many more.

Trans Youth Groups


Gendered Intelligence runs a range of youth groups in London, Leeds and Bristol for young trans, non-binary and questioning young people aged between 11 and 25.

No matter how you identify, Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups are open to all young trans people aged between 11 & 25 in the UK - whether you're brand new to identifying as trans, still questioning your identity, or if you consider yourself to be post-transition or as having a trans history. We strive to be fully inclusive of individuals who identify as non-binary / other, as well as male or female.

There is no fee to access our youth group, and we reimburse travel for at least £7 per person at every session.

At the youth groups you can:

Youth Groups: Dates, Times & Locations


Youth Group for 11-15 Year Olds in London


The sessions runs on: third Thursday of the month
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Location: Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA Map


Youth Group for 16-25 Year Olds in London


The sessions now runs on:third Tuesday of the month
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Location: The new home for the 16-25 youth group is The Underground centre in Holloway, Islington, N7 8TQ Map


Group for black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) 13-25 year olds in London


The sessions will run on: third Friday of the month
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Location: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London,NW1 8EH Map


N.B. Just to be extra clear, the BAME group is an additional group. If you come to it, it doesn't mean you have to stop going to one of the other youth groups (11-15 or 16-25).


Youth Group for 13 -25 Year Olds in Leeds


The sessions will run on: last Tuesday of the month
Time: 5.30 pm– 7.30 pm
Location: Tavistock Leeds Base, 14 Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2LF Map


From January 2015, we will also run a youth group for 13-25 year olds in Bristol. More information coming soon!

Want to come along?


Check out our news page for details of upcoming events, sign up to our mailing list, or email us for more info!

These groups will offer chilled out session with social time, refreshments, and an opportunity to ask questions about trans-related matters for group discussion. Young trans people are welcome to submit questions to us in advance or write them down anonymously on the day, and we'll do our best to answer them as a group. We also play games, and occasionally have structured activities based around issues that may affect young trans or questioning people.

Examples of issues and questions often covered in these sessions:


And much more. If you have a question or issue you'd like to chat about with other young trans people, or you just want a chance to chill out and socialise in a safe and supportive environment, our youth groups are for you!

Saturday Youth Group


The Saturday group is usually more structured and activity-based. It runs on the last Saturday of every month from 2-5pm. Activities range from going rock climbing, go-karting, to the cinema or theatre, taking part in an arts workshops, focusing on specific issues or with particular organisations for example health, school life, to other sessions based on specific trans-related issues such as careers, family, and more. They're a great chance to meet other young trans people and find out useful information. They take place at various venues. The best way to find out what's coming up is to visit our news pageor to sign up to our mailing list.

Examples of previous Saturday sessions:


Our parents meeting also takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Find out more.

Membership


You don't need to be a member to attend the GI youth group, but young people who attend our events more than once are asked to become members of Gendered Intelligence youth. This helps us keep you up to date with what we're up to, and means you receive priority when applying to attend our arts projects and special trips. It also lets us build a picture of the needs and backgrounds of young people who come to Gendered Intelligence, which helps us make our service more inclusive and accessible for all. You can become a member by filling in this form. There is no cost to join.

GI Youth Membership Form

Want to get involved?


If you want to come along, the best thing to do is to sign up to our mailing list to get all the details of each event and where it's held as and when we send it out. You can also email us for more details, or call / text 07540 261 104. If you have any concerns about coming along, we're happy to chat to you over email or phone.


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