Putting the T in South London

Putting the T in South London

Set up in Croydon in 2000, TransPALS is a group for mutual social support. We meet at least once a month to chat, discuss issues and assist each other.

We work across south London, and aim to provide a safe space for all transgender people to mix and share experiences with each other.

Our regular open meeting is on the second Saturday of each month at a ordinary community pub in Croydon to share our experiences, problems and triumphs.

As we have many people at different stages of their journeys we can offer informal mentoring, advice and signposting to appropriate services.

Next meeting: 12 September

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film night with Screen25 | 19 February | Tangerine

Harris Academy South Norwood
2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE

In partnership with Screen 25, we’re pleased to be showing the comedy drama Tangerine, Dir. Sean Baker • 2015 • US • 88 mins • Cert 15, as we mark LGBT History Month 2020.

After hearing that her boyfriend cheated on her while she was in jail, a transgender sex worker and her best friend set out to find him and teach him and his new lover a lesson. Shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, this is groundbreaking and fast paced cinema at its best.

For further details click here

Screen25 is a twice-weekly community-led cinema in the heart of South Norwood. They offer a welcoming space for local people to come together and enjoy the latest independent and mainstream films, enhanced by Q&As, panel discussions, shorts and much more!

Second Saturday Monthly social – 7.30pm, February 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th

Join us for our regular Second Saturday social event. For more details please  contact us.

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For further information, or if you want to come to one of our meetings for the first time, please send us a message using the form below.

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about us

We’re a south London based social group. Our main meeting is once a month in the Croydon area; we also hold other social gatherings and events in south London.

We are proud to count amount our members trans men and women, non-binary people, genderfluid people and cross dressers. We believe that however you present yourself and however you identify there should be a place for everyone.

As well as our regular open meeting, we also hold other social gatherings and events in south London and attend Pride events in London, Croydon and Brighton every year.

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other useful organisations

Wandsworth Oasis
Wandsworth Oasis is a local charity raising money for people with HIV in the Wandsworth area; TransPALS occasionally host joint events.

in the rest of London

Trans Network London

Trans Network London (TNL) is a trans led networking group that aims to improve London living within our trans communities through establishing connections.

Members of TNL include:

a free holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans* and non-binary people, partners, friends and

family. A queer inclusive positive space.

FTM London
support, information, resources and friendly networking for the trans* masculine community
London’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity, giving advice and support to people who have experience biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse
Gendered Intelligence
community interest company that engages people in debates about gender, woking within young people’s settings.
London wellbeing service for trans* and gender variant communities. Monthly social and support groups for trans* communities in West London and Soho.
Stonewall Housing
Advocacy, advice, housing support for LGBT people
T on Tuesday
Trans social group at London Friend on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
London Trans and Gender Non-conforming Swimming group
Trans* masculine support and advice; online support group for trans* masculine people in the UK
Discussion and support group for the trans* community; all members must be trans-identified or questioning.
other trans* organisations
Trans Unite
A directory including over 100 verified UK Trans support groups.
A networking and advocacy group for professionals who identify as Trans* and their friends and supporters.
Non Binary London
Non-binary London exists to create and enable spaces both online and in person for non-binary people in London to connect with each other.

for the wider LGBT community in South London

If you know of any LGBT networks in

    • Bexley,
    • Bromley,
    • Greenwich,
    • Sutton, or
    • Richmond

please let us know!

other help…

If you need emotional support, or you are in distress or despair, you can contact Samaritans on 116 123.

If you’ve problems with debt, StepChange is a charity which may be able to help – call them free from any landline or mobile on 0800 138 1111.

Citizens Advice can give free, independent advice on a range of problems. Call 03444 111 444 or visit their website for more information