/Eltern-Kind*-Gruppe Münster

Münster’s Eltern-Kind (parents & child) is group where parents of trans and intersex children, and trans and intersex minors can share their experiences. It also organises family trips with the younger children. The group cooperates with Trakine e.V. (Association of Parents and Family Members of Minor Trans* Children) and dgti e.V. (German Society for Transidentity and Intersexuality)

KCM e.V. | Am Hawerkamp 31 | 48155 Münster

+49 (0) 173-4411634 (Felix A. Schäper);
+49 (0) 175-6429564 (Rina Waschkowitz)




/Gendertreff Düsseldorf

Every 3rd Sunday of the month from 2 to 5 pm, Gendertreff Düsseldorf invites transgender people, their relatives and anyone else interested to a casual meeting in a cozy atmosphere with a cup of coffee, a piece of cake and/or a cold drink. The meetings take place in Café Süd, which may be a bit out of the way but is therefore also suitable for people who may still feel uncomfortable walking through a busy pedestrian street.

Everyone is welcome. However, since the restaurant must plan the space we need, we kindly ask for a registration.

Café Süd | Am Südfriedhof 20 | 40221 Düsseldorf





/Gendertreff Solingen

Gendertreff Solingen is an open, regularly meeting support group in the Bergisches Land region for transgender people, their partners and relatives, as well as anyone else interested. Starting at 5 pm, the meetings take place in a friendly environment the 2nd Saturday of the first month of every quarter in the Mykonos Tavern, a restaurant.

Everyone is welcome. However, since the restaurant must plan the space we need, we kindly ask for a registration.

Mykonos Taverne | Bonner Str. 55 | 42697 Solingen





/Lebenslust Beratungsstelle

Lebenslust e.V. offers psychosocial advice for LGBT+ people at its counselling centre in Mülheim an der Ruhr, as well as in other towns and cities of the Ruhr region (Essen, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen) and Lower Rhine region (Krefeld, Kleve, Wesel). Besides the face-to-face counselling option, online and phone consultation services are also available. 

Ruhr region:
Friedrichstraße 20
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Lower Rhine region:
Neue Linner Str. 61
47799 Krefeld



/Queertisch im Pott

Queertisch im Pott is a LGBTIQ+ get-together that takes place in varying places of the Ruhr region and the neighboring Niederrhein. Apart from enjoying easy-going conversations while having some tasty food and beverages, these meetings also offer the opportunity to recommend, for instance, homo and trans-friendly medical professionals, as well as sharing other advice on various topics.

Homepage:  queertisch.de
Twitter: @queertisch
Email:  jack@jack-sleepwalker.de


/Rosa Strippe

The psychosocial counselling office of the Rosa Strippe association offers LGBT+ people and their family confidential conversations and face-to-face, phone or email counselling services for individuals, couples, families and groups. 

Kortumstraße 143
44787 Bochum




/shg Bielefeld und OWL – support group for transgender people

This group is a support group for all trans people who are looking for help and want to share experiences and information with like-minded people, find new approaches to solve problems together, speak out and receive information and recommendations. 

Der Paritätische Bielefeld | Stapenhorststraße 5 | 33615 Bielefeld





/Sunrise Dortmund

Sunrise is a centre that, among others, provides counselling and group activities for young queers. Its trans counselling service is open for all young trans people under the age of 23, as well as for their relatives and for educators who are in contact with trans youth and young adults.

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 33–37
44135 Dortmund




/Support group for trans people in Paderborn

A group of trans people meets on a regular basis at AIDS-Hilfe Paderborn in order to chat and to provide mutual support.

Tel.: +49 (0) 5251280298



/SVLS e.V.

This non-profit association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from the Ruhr region and Niederrhein aims to enable lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to live their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in a self-confident way. 

Friedrichstraße 20 | 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Tel.: 0208 / 41 25 921
Fax: 0208 / 41 25 587





/TI*&Biscuits Köln

The group TI*&Biscuits provides a space for and by trans, intersex and genderqueer people for mutual exchange and empowerment. TI*&Biscuits organises concerts, movie nights, workshops and much more touching on all aspects of trans, intersex and queer politics and culture. It also has its own soccer team: the TI*&Biscuits T*I*gers.

Assata im Hof | Kartäuserwall 18 | 50678 Köln




/TIN-Café at Münster’s leo:16

TIN-Café is an open get-together for all TIN (trans, inter and non-binary) people held regularly at the leo:16 cultural bar. Usually we discuss a specific topic for a while and then we just hang out together enjoying a beer or a lemonade. 

TIN-Café takes place every 4th Thursday of the month between 6 and 8 pm. Afterwards, the queer feminist open space Queerfeministischer Tresen takes place, which is open to people of all genders. 

Herwarthstraße 7 | 48143 Münster





/TIS Trans-Ident-Sauerland

Trans-Ident-Sauerland organises meetings for parents and relatives, as well as gatherings for trans children and youth. These discussion groups allow to share fears and insecurities while getting to know each other in a relaxed environment. The contact person for the discussion groups and the counselling services of TIS is Rina Waschkowitz. 

Tel.: 02931/529587
Mobil (WhatsApp): 0175 6429564
Flyer: https://www.arnsberg.de/selbsthilfe/termine/FLYER_TIS-Trans-Ident-Sauerland.pdf


/Track – LGBTI counselling centre

The Track’s LGBTI counselling centre provides counselling services for queer children, adolescents and young adults, as well as for their friends and relatives. Its trans counselling is specifically aimed at young binary and non-binary trans people regardless of what point of their journey they are at, and what they plan to do. It can address concerns regarding, for instance, the internal and external coming out, passing, changing one’s first name and civil status, medical possibilities and how to organise your day-to-day life after transition. The centre also provides information for professionals and training courses for institutions.

Alte Dechanei | Dechaneistraße 14 | 48151 Münster

+49 (0) 1784539214 (contact person: Moritz Prasse)


/Trans counselling at rubicon

The queer counselling centre rubicon in Cologne offers professional face-to-face, phone and online counselling. The trans counselling service attends to children, young people and adults who define themselves as transgender, transsexual, crossdressers, genderqueer, non-binary, both, neither or not clearly or exclusively woman or man, as well as to those who still do not know what gender identity feels right to them. Additionally, there is a specific counselling service for trans people’s (given or chosen) families, along with information and advice for social education workers, medical professionals, psychotherapists, teachers and educators who work with trans people. 

Rubensstr. 8–10
50676 Köln




/Trans counselling centre Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf’s trans counselling centre offers professional psychosocial counselling and legal advice regarding all matters of trans realities and gender identity —both within and outside the binary spectrum. The counselling service also attends to trans children and their parents, as well as to partners or relatives of trans people. Health professionals, psychotherapists, social workers and lawyers working with trans people on a professional basis are also invited to contact the counselling services. 
Johannes-Weyer-Str. 1
40225 Düsseldorf





Trans*Block aims to promote the visibility of trans people. To do so, it organises a trans section in the Cologne Pride March and invites people from all over North Rhine-Westphalia to march along. Over the years, the group has steadily grown. 




/Trans*Treff Iserlohn

Trans*Treff Iserlohn supports trans individuals, works for the acceptance of trans realities and offers information. It organises a monthly support group meeting for trans people, their relatives and anyone else interested from the Märkischer Kreis area (Iserlohn, Altena, Werdohl, Lüdenscheid, Hemer, Menden, Meinerzhagen) at a restaurant. In addition, Trans*Treff provides an online forum and individual counselling sessions.




/Transgender Recklinghausen

Transgender Recklinghausen is a support group where trans people come together with the purpose of helping each other regarding, for instance, doctors, clinics, make-up artists, hairdressers or life in general. One of their main principles is that whatever you share in the group remains in the group. 

Netzwerk Bürgerengagement Freiwilligenzentrum und Selbsthilfe-Kontaktstelle für den Kreis Recklinghausen
Oerweg 38 | 45657 Recklinghausen





/TransMann – Essen regional group

Essen’s TransMann regional group meets every 1st Saturday of the month at Aidshilfe Essen. In these meetings, you can expect a casual exchange of information and experiences regarding all FTM topics, information material provided by the TransMann e.V. association, and joint planning of activities.

Aidshilfe Essen | Varnhorststraße 17 | 45127 Essen

Regionalgruppe Essen



/TransMann — Bielefeld regional group

Every 2nd Friday of the month at 6:00 pm, Bielefeld’s regional group of the Germany-wide association TransMann e.V. holds casual meetings where experiences can be shared at peer-to-peer level in a safe space. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring someone along. It is not necessary to be a member of TransMann e.V. to participate in the meetings.

Bielefelder Aids-Hilfe e.V. | Ehlentruper Weg 45 a | 33604 Bielefeld

Regionalgruppe Bielefeld



/Treffpunkt transidenter Frauen Bielefeld

Treffpunkt transidenter Frauen is an open meeting for transfeminine people in Bielefeld. Trans women are invited, among others, to share information and experiences, get to know each other, network and have fun together in this safe space. The monthly meetings are facilitated by a social worker who also offers individual counselling sessions. 

Frauenkulturzentrum Bielefeld | Meller Straße 2 | 33613 Bielefeld 




/TX Köln

TX Köln is a trans support group in Cologne. Transsexual or transgender people and, in general, all those who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, as well as their relatives and partners, are kindly invited to participate in the group meetings.

Alexianer Köln | Kölner Straße 64 | 51149 Köln-Porz-Ensen





TX-Aachen is an independent support group for trans people, their relatives and anyone else interested. It offers group meetings, confidential conversations and additional support.

Jakobsstraße 161 | 52064 Aachen