Gendered Intelligence Bristol Youth Group provides a monthly drop-in for 13-20 year olds who identify as trans, non-binary or questioning.

Freedom is OTR’s gender and sexuality social action project. They offer informative group sessions filled with workshops, games, socials, trips and creative activities.

Bristol Mind provides MindLine Trans+ which is a confidential, emotional, mental health support line for those who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid or non-binary.

Queer Health – ‘Little Back Pocket Guide to’ series, fuelled by The Love Tank.

  • Little Back Pocket Guide to Kink & Consent
  • Little Back Pocket Guide to Bridging Prescriptions
  • Little Back Pocket Guide to Safer Chillouts
  • Little Back Pocket Guide to Talking to Health Professionals about PrEP

Switchboard is a charity that has been listening to, supporting and connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities since 1975. Originally a helpline, we have grown to deliver lots of additional services by and for LGBTQ people in Sussex.

56 Dean Street – expert sexual health clinic in London who focus on the needs of the LGBTQI+ community. They offer a range of sexual health services for the trans and non-binary community. All our waiting areas, toilets and screening rooms are gender neutral.

Mermaids is passionate about supporting children and young people to achieve a happier life in the face of adversity. They work to raise awareness about gender non-conformity in children.

Galop offers emotional and practical support at a national level for LGBTQ+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

The Caldecot Centre at King’s College hospital is running an ‘in person’ sexual and reproductive health service in partnership with CliniQ. Appointments are available for transgender, trans and non-binary people for sexual health, contraception, HIV testing, PrEP, referral into HIV care and support, cervical smears, hormone injections and hormone blood tests and mental health support.

Recommended Literature

Sobriety
Sober Girl Society – Millie Gooch
Quit Like a Woman – Holly Whitaker
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Grey
Glorious Rock Bottom – Bryony Gordon

LGBTQIA+
How to Understand your Gender – Alex Iantaffi & Meg John Barker
Life Isn’t Binary – Alex Iantaffi & Meg John Barker
Queer – A Graphic History – Meg John Barker
Sperm Not Included – Sarah Wayne
Pride & Joy – Sarah & Rachel Hagger-Holt

Relationship literature
Mating in Captivity – Esther Perel
The State of Affairs – Esther Perel
Polysecure – Jessica Fern
More Than Two – Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert
The Art of Receiving and Giving – The Wheel of Consent – Betty Marti
Attached – Amy Levine & Rachel Heller

Interesting reads
101 Essays that will Change the way you Think – Brianna Wiest
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given
Polysecure- Attachment, Trauma & CNM – Jessica Fern
Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed
The List of Shit That Made Me A Feminist 1-10 – Farida D.
Loves Executioner – Irvin Yalom
Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo

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