/Arnsberg

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.: +49 (0) 293 1529587
Mobile (WhatsApp): +49 (0) 175 6429564
Flyer: https://www.arnsberg.de/selbsthilfe/termine/FLYER_TIS-Trans-Ident-Sauerland.pdf

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/Bielefeld

shg Bielefeld und OWL support group for transgender people 

shg Bielefeld und OWL, Bielefeld and Ostwestfalen-Lippe’s support 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 tips. 

Group meetings:
3rd Saturday of the month
3 to 6 pm

Haus des Paritätischen Bielefeld 
Stapenhorststraße 5 
33615 Bielefeld 

Homepage: https://transident-bielefeld.de/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Transident-Bielefeld-und-OWL-416791972204820/ 
Email: info@transident-bielefeld.de

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/Bochum

Rosa Strippe

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

Kortumstraße 143
44787 Bochum

http://www.rosastrippe.de/
info@rosastrippe.de

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/Bonn

GAP in Bonn

GAP is Bonn’s youth centre for all those young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer, and those who feel they fall into some other sexual or gender identity category, who cannot or do not want to label themselves or who are not sure about it (yet), but feel at home under the rainbow – i.e. for LGBTQ+ people. 

People between the age of 14 and 24 meet up at GAP. GAP offers regular activities for different groups, as well as other events. 

Gatherings for trans people at GAP:
1st and 3rd Friday of the month
6 to 8 pm

Obere Wilhelmstraße 29
53225 Bonn-Beuel  

Tel.: +49 (0) 228 9490977
Homepage: http://gap-in-bonn.de 
Email: info@gap-in-bonn.de 

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/Cologne

TI*&Biscuits

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.

Group meetings:
3rd Tuesday of the month:
Gathering for trans, intersex and (other) genderqueer people
Getting to know each other and exchanging experiences in a relaxed atmosphere 
Starting at 7:30 pm 

1st Tuesday of every second month:
TI*&Biscuits’ politics and organization assembly 
7:00 pm 

Where?
Assata im Hof
Kartäuserwall 18
50678 Köln

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiandbiscuits/
Email: ti-and-biscuits@riseup.net


Rubicon e.V.

Rubicon 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 do not know what gender identity feels right to them. Additionally, there is a specific counselling offer for trans people’s (given or chosen) families, along with specialist advice for social education workers, medicine professionals, psychotherapists, teachers and educators who work with trans people. 


Rubensstr. 8–10
50676 Köln 

http://www.rubicon-koeln.de/Trans.640.0.html
Merit.Kummer@rubicon-koeln.de

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/Dortmund

Lili Marlene Transidenten Lebenshilfe

Lili Marlene is a support group that works at state level providing assistance for transgender people and their relatives. It is based in Dortmund. 

Group meetings:
Every Wednesday 
Starting at 7:30 pm

KCR Lounge
Braunschweiger Str. 22
44145 Dortmund 

Tel.: +49 (0) 231 4388321 and +49 (0) 174 7400486

Homepage: https://lilimarlenedortmund.wordpress.com/
Email:  info@lili-marlene-dortmund.de

TransBekannt e.V.

We offer transgender people a first place to go, a safe space where experiences can be exchanged in a cozy environment during our group evenings.

Group meetings:
2nd Saturday of the month.
6 to 10 pm 
(open on holidays)

Additionally, we offer counselling services through our contact point. 
Contact point opening hours:
Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm
Fridays 10 to 12 am 
(closed on holidays)

caféplus
Gnadenort 3–5
44135 Dortmund

Telephone counselling: +49 (0) 231 98 538 861

Homepage: https://transbekannt.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181772618521969/
Email: ron@transbekannt.de

Trans*Block

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. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transblock/
Email: transblock@gmx.de

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/Düsseldorf

Gendertreff e.V. 

Gendertreff maintains a large information platform and an internet forum on trans realities and organises regional support group meetings in Düsseldorf and Solingen for transgender people, their relatives and anyone else interested. 

Group meeting in Düsseldorf: 
3rd Sunday of the month
Starting at 2pm
Café Süd
Am Südfriedhof 20
40221 Düsseldorf

Group meeting in Solingen: 
2nd Saturday of the first month of every quarter 
Starting at 5pm
Mykonos Taverne
Bonner Str. 55
42697 Solingen

Homepage: https://www.gendertreff.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gendertreff/
Email: kontakt@gendertreff.de

Trans*beratung Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf’s Trans*beratung offers professional psychosocial counselling and advice regarding all matters of transgender 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 regardless of their age. Health professionals, psychotherapists, social workers and lawyers working with trans realities on a professional basis are also invited to contact our counselling services. 

Johannes-Weyer-Str. 1
40225 Düsseldorf 

Trans*-Jugendgruppe im PULS Düsseldorf

The trans youth group of PULS – Düsseldorf’s youth centre for young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people and friends – is open for all young people who do not or only partially identify with the gender that they were assigned at birth. 

Corneliusstraße 28 | 40215 Düsseldorf 
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 2109 

https://sljd.de/angebote-gruppen/trans/ 
info@puls-duesseldorf.de

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/Essen

TS SHG „Die 4te Etage“ Essen e.V. —“4th floor” TS support group

We give special importance to the exchange of experiences. In this way, our support group aims to help people be more confident and to be able to overcome prejudices. 

Alternating formats:
Meetings without an outline focusing on the mutual exchange.
Meetings with a specific topic, including a talk and a group discussion. 

Group meetings:
4th Sunday of the month 
3 to 8 pm 
Computainer
Stakenholt 24
45356 Essen

Homepage: http://ts-shg-essen.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Die4teEtage/
Email: info@ts-shg-essen.de

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/Leverkusen

Gendertreff e.V.

Gendertreff e.V., based in Erkrath, maintains a large information platform and an internet forum on trans realities and organises regional support group meetings in Leverkusen and Düsseldorf for transgender people, their relatives and anyone else interested.

Group meetings in Leverkusen:
1st Saturday of the month 
Starting at 7:00 pm 
Restaurant Brauhaus Manforter Hof
Manforter Str. 247
51373 Leverkusen

Group meetings in Düsseldorf:
3rd Sunday of the month
Starting at 2:30 pm
Restaurant Kaisershaus
Erkrather Landstraße 82
40629 Düsseldorf

Homepage: https://www.gendertreff.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gendertreff/
Email: kontakt@gendertreff.de

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/Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

SVLS e.V.

As a non-profit association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from the Ruhr region and Niederrhein, we are committed to achieve a greater acceptance of the diversity in the ways of life and we 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.: +49 (0) 208 41 25 921
Fax: 0208 / 41 25 587

Homepage: https://svls.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/svls.ev/
Email: info@svls.de

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/Münster

SHG TransIdent Münster 

SHG Münster is a mixed support group for trans men, women and kids, for intersex people, for parents of trans/intersex kids, and for those trying to figure out their gender or defining themselves as non-binary, as well as for their relatives, partners, friends and tutors. 

Group meetings:
2nd Saturday of the month
3:00 to 6:00 pm 

KCM Münster
Am Hawerkamp 31
48155 Münster

Homepage: https://www.ts-selbsthilfegruppe-muenster.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransIdentMuenster/
Email: Auskunft@TS-Selbsthilfegruppe-Muenster.de

TM/TJ-Stammtisch Münster 

Münster’s TM/TJ get-together is a support group for trans men / trans boys (female-to-male), transmasculine people and intersex people who completely or partially identify as men. 

Group meetings:
4th Saturday of the month
3:00 to 6:00 pm 

KCM Münster
Am Hawerkamp 31
48155 Münster

Tel.: +49 (0) 173 4411634 (Felix A. Schäper)

Homepage: http://www.ts-selbsthilfegruppe-muenster.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransIdentMuenster
Email: felix@ts-selbsthilfegruppe-muenster.de

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/Recklinghausen

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. 

Groups meetings:
3rd Saturday of the month
2:00 to 5:00 pm
4th Wednesday of the month
7:00 to 9:00 pm 

Where?

Netzwerk Bürgerengagement Freiwilligenzentrum und Selbsthilfe-Kontaktstelle für den Kreis Recklinghausen
Oerweg 38
45657 Recklinghausen
(House 3, behind the GLZ centre for deaf people)

Homepage: http://www.trans-re.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transre/
Email: info@trans-re.de

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/Ruhrgebiet

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 medicine professionals, as well as sharing advice on various other topics.

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

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/Siegen

Transgender Siegerland

The group Transgender-Siegerland is organised and run by volunteers and supported by the association SIS e.V. It defines itself as a support group that offers trans people and their relations a place to go and mutual support. 

Group meetings:
4th Saturday of the month 
Starting at 2:00 pm —end open. 
andersRoom
Freudenberger Straße 67
57072 Siegen

Homepage: http://www.transgender-si.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tgendersie/
Email: info@transgender-si.de

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/Solingen

Gendertreff e.V.

Gendertreff maintains a large information platform and an internet forum on trans realities and organises regional support group meetings in Düsseldorf and Solingen for transgender people, their relatives and anyone else interested. 

Group meeting in Düsseldorf: 
3rd Sunday of the month
Starting at 2pm
Café Süd
Am Südfriedhof 20
40221 Düsseldorf

Group meeting in Solingen: 
2nd Saturday in the first month of every quarter 
Starting at 5pm
Mykonos Taverne
Bonner Str. 55
42697 Solingen

Homepage: https://www.gendertreff.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gendertreff/
Email: kontakt@gendertreff.de

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