We’re a human rights and community organisation for trans and gender diverse people in Northern Ireland. Based at our groundbreaking community centre, the Belfast Trans Resource Centre, we work tirelessly to protect and promote the rights and services that our community need.
We grew out of a need for a truly trans-led advocacy platform in Northern Ireland to represent trans rights issues as best as possible. We’re focusing on public campaigns, strategic policy and community development, while providing services and support to other organisations that need it.
We support and advocate for the rights of trans people in Northern Ireland, through community building, leading campaigns for social and administrative change, working with government and the community sector to improve policy and inclusion, and by giving trans people in Northern Ireland a platform, resources and the skills needed to self-advocate and bring about change. We also run the Belfast Trans Resource Centre and assist other trans organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable.
TransgenderNI provide a range of training services on trans inclusion and support for organisation across Northern Ireland. Combined with our advocacy and policy support, we can provide a holistic approach to improving the work you are doing to make your organisation more accessible to trans and questioning individuals. Our training team have extensive experience training organisations across all sectors, including statutory organisations and public authorities, schools, colleges and universities, private and public sector employers, charities and community organisations across NI and across Europe.
Due to lock down within Northern Ireland our face to face peer-support groups have not been able to operate to insure the safety of our community. Instead we have developed an online safe space via the BTRC Discord to ensure that trans and gender diverse people through out Northern Ireland can still connect and access one to one and advocacy services through TransgenderNI. Though our face to face events are still on stand still have been able to bring our usual events such as drop-in chats and video games online through the Discord.