Trans Youth Work
Uploaded: July 2020
Last updated: 07/12/21


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.






How to join a GI trans, non-binary or questioning online youth group space

Please email [email protected] with the subject ‘ONLINE YOUTH GROUPS’. Include your name, age, whereabouts you live in the country and if you are ok with being contacted by phone, by a GI youth worker. A worker will arrange a time to call you, this is an initial check-in and find out your needs for being involved. You don’t have to send any details at first if you just want to ask us a question. If you don’t want to speak on the phone we can email back and forward with you to assess your needs.



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What will happen next?

Once you have spoken with us and shared your membership details with us, you will hear from one of our Lead Youth Worker’s depending on the group/s you can join as to when the next online spaces will be held.

Then what? The lead youth worker will then send you and email with a link to the online space.

These are trying times, but as trans people our community is familiar with overcoming challenges and we will adapt. If you're a young trans person, please know that we have no intentions of leaving you to face the times ahead without support - we will continue to support you for as long as we can. If you're worried about how things are, or concerned about your well-being or safety if you need to isolate, let us know and we will do what we can to support you.



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Our Workers

All our youth workers are trans or non-binary identified.

Isa
she or they pronouns
Runs our under 12s youth group, 11–15s youth group and 11 – 25s Community Saturday days.


Rami and Obi
mostly they pronouns and she/they pronouns
Jointly run our TPOCalypse group for trans young people of colour aged 13 - 25


Sasha
they pronouns
Runs our 16-20 youth groups


Finn T
he or they pronouns
Runs our Leeds and West Yorkshire groups.




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Contact the Youth Service

Please email [email protected] with the subject ‘ONLINE YOUTH GROUPS’. Include your name, age, whereabouts you live in the country and if you are ok with being phone by a GI youth worker to first of all check-in and find out your needs for being involved, include your mobile number. You don’t have to send any details at first if you just want to ask us a question.

Should you need more urgent emotional support, please contact:

Childline 0800 1111

LGBT Switchboard

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90

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Youth Groups for Young Trans and Gender Variant People

Gendered Intelligence runs a range of youth groups in London and Leeds for young trans, non-binary and questioning young people. Our groups have different age ranges which you can find out more about below. We also run a young adults peer-led support group in London for those aged 18-30.

Young trans people aged 11 or over are welcome to attend our Under 16 group in London and our Saturday sessions in London. If you are at Primary school, or aged between 8 – 11, you can attend our special under 12s group with a parent/ carer. At the moment, our groups in Leeds are open for young people aged 13-20. If you are a young trans person under the age of 13 or over 20 in these areas, and would like some support, 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, worrying about whether you are trans or not, 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 can reimburse travel for at least £7 per person at every session if the cost of travel would prevent you from getting to the groups.

At the youth groups you can:

  • Meet other young trans, transgender, non-binary or gender questioning people, socialise, make friends, have fun and get some support
  • Find out information about coming out / disclosing, transitioning, your rights as a trans child, 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.



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Working Agreement

Check out the working agreement for our Youth Groups

Find out more about each group

LONDON

  • Youth Group for Under 12s in London and Parents and Carers' Group
  • Youth Group for 11-15 Year Olds in London
  • Youth Group for 16-20 Year Olds in London
  • TPOCalypse (formerly 'COLOURS') - London group for trans, gender variant and questioning young people of colour


  • LONDON - SPECIAL GROUPS

  • Transfemme Group for trans women, trans girls and transfeminine people aged 13-25



    LEEDS

    Youth Group for 13-21 Year Olds in Leeds

    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!

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

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    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 doing, 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.

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