Support for Young Trans and Gender Variant People
Gendered Intelligence runs a range of youth groups in London, Leeds and Bristol for young trans, non-binary and questioning young people aged between 8* and 25.
*Young trans people aged 8 or over are welcome to attend our Under 16 group in London and our Saturday sessions in London. At the moment, our groups in Leeds and Bristol are open for young people aged 13-25. If you are a young trans person under the age of 13 and would like to come along to the group, please get in touch.
No matter how you identify, Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups are open to all young trans people - 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:
- Meet other young transgender, transsexual or gender questioning people, socialise, make friends and get some support
- Find out information about coming out / disclosing, transitioning, your rights as a trans teenager or young adult, how to negotiate life post-transition, and more
- Have a safe and supportive space to explore your gender identity if you're questioning, be yourself if you're not out, or have an opportunity to chat about trans stuff if you're stealth.
Find out more about each group
Want to come along?
Our parents meeting also takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Find out more.
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.
Knowledge is Power is a new on-line resource from Gendered Intelligence for young trans and gender variant people, their families and those who support them.
Over a 12 month period, we've gathered information and experiences from young trans, gender variant and questioning people through a series of youth sessions. We've also assembled research and writing from a diverse team of Gendered Intelligence community members.
As part of our Knowledge is Power project we want to provide you with lots of information, but it’s up to you to convert that into knowledge.
Knowledge is Power is a Big Lottery funded project.
Trans Youth Camping Trip
Every year for the past 6 years, we've taken young trans people on a weekend camping trip, with the opportunity to take part in lots of fun activities and spend time with other young trans people. This is open to young trans people from the age of 11 – 25 years.