Family Network - LGBT+ Families

This group is an informal meeting for other parents of LGBT children/young people, who are looking for the opportunity to meet other parents and share feelings, thoughts and experiences, while also getting support, information and advice.

We welcome all questions you may have and no subject is taboo. This is a friendly place to discuss your child, without discrimination or judgement. We believe if you are reaching out to us, then you are open to understanding.

We also accept people from the wider family such as Grandparents. We would love it if you are comfortable in your child being LGBT+ and would like to be in on the conversation to help others. Contact us if you would like to know if this is the group for you.

The Family Network meetings take place in a safe and secure location at our wellbeing centre, located at 15 Castle Street in Reading.

Due to numbers, we do ask people to book for the Family Network group – to let us know you’re attending give us a call on 0118 321 9111 or use the contact us form.

Your privacy is of utmost importance. Our support group is based on mutual understanding and respect. We never disclose the details of attendees of our groups, or post any online content without explicit prior permission.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the meeting.

We wish all visitors to feel comfortable in themselves, we would expect our visitors to respect the views of other people within the group at all times.

If you have any questions about the Family Network or any of our groups, please contact us.

Our support groups are completely free. If you wish to donate to the running cost of the event, you’re welcome to make a small donation at one of the donation pots available across the centre.

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The Family Network is a group created by one of our volunteers Jo. She is...
The Family Network is a group created by one of our volunteers Jo. She is...
Let's keep in touch!

2 days ago

Marlow FM Exclusive!

Next week I am thrilled be speaking to Tia, an exclusive interview for Mid-Morning Matters for Marlow FM 97.5. Tia has been cross dressing for many years and now wants to share this exclusive story with me on Marlow FM next Tuesday 19th November. Mid Morning Matters show starts at 930am, Tia joins me at 10am-12pm. I really hope you can tune in and be part of this show.

I have been speaking to cross dressers for the last few months and I can’t wait to speak to Tia and also my amazing panel for the morning; Lorna McArdle from Support U, Celebrity make-up artist Lorraine Milligan and my resident Psychotherapist Fiona Austin will be on the phone as will Paul Heaton from BornTransTalk. We are going to dig deep and share important messages to the many out there who are hiding behind their story.

Since I started researching Cross Dressing I have been overwhelmed by the people (some I know) who have stepped forward to confidentially tell me they cross dress. Isn’t it sad that many feel trapped, unable to be liberated by their choice of clothes because some of society makes it awkward! Eddie Izzard makes a living out of being a cross dresser, so why is it taboo for the many others?

I hope you can join my show and my panel on the fabulous Marlow FM 97.5 next Tuesday.

You can listen live through the website,, you can ask Alexa or Siri to play Marlow FM or you can tune in to 97.5fm.

I would love for you to be part of my show, send in questions, call in, speak to my guests and genuinely get involved because we all matter, no one should feel scared to live their life.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01628 488975

Text: 07900 975975

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6 days ago

Support U

Pictures from our event yesterday.

Thank you for everyone who came along. Plus a big thank you to the speakers who gave thier time for free. 3M, Procter&Gamble Thames Water University of Reading Royalmail Look out in the new year for our next conference.
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1 week ago

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‪We’re almost ready to start our conference on How to build your LGBT+ Employees and Allies Programmes with @3MUK @thameswater @ProcterGamble @UniRdg_Diverse @RoyalMail ‬ ... See MoreSee Less

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