R-Trans group

A group for Trans* persons and their allies

R-Trans is the only support group covering Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding areas for those who seek support and friendship through transitioning.

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As Reading’s longest-running Trans inclusive support and social group, we’ve built a trusted rapport with our members based on trust, sensitivity and respect, being a fully inclusive and supportive service.

What is R-Trans?

R-Trans is Reading’s only social and support group for like-minded people who identify under the Trans* umbrella as Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite or as Gender Fluid.

R-Trans meetings take place in a safe and secure location at The Rising Sun Arts Centre

Your privacy is of utmost importance. Our support group is based on mutual understanding and respect. If you wish to use an alternative and more suitable name, you’ve welcome to. We never disclose the details of attendees of our groups, or post any online content without explicit prior permission. We understand the need of secrecy – any concerns, let us know!

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

We can offer changing facilities, please let us know when you arrive!

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

Should you have an questions about R-Trans, please contact us.

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

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Our next events are scheduled for:

Let's keep in touch!

2 months ago

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Today is World AIDS Day, where we strengthen our fight against HIV, support those living with the virus, and remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. For local support, we are lucky to have TVPS www.tvps.org.uk/ who will be able to support you if you have questions or concerns with HIV. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Today is Trans Day of Remembrance when we remember our trans family and community members who have died due to violent acts. It has been reported that 375 trans and gender-diverse people have been murdered worldwide in the last 12 months. This is a 7% increase from the previous year (TvT 2021). If you would like to talk about a trans family member or friend who has passed, or if you or someone you know has been a victim of a trans hate crime, please call our helpline on 0118 321 9111. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 7pm. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our website, and one of our frontline team will be in touch. www.supportu.org.uk/contact-us/. We are here to support you.#TransDayofRemembrance #transsupport #genderdiverse ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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It’s Wellbeing Wednesday! People often struggle with their mental health more this time of year. We can help. Support U can provide you with up to 8 free counselling sessions. We specialise in anxiety, depression and all LGBT+ challenges. Contact us now whilst we have a short waitlist. You can ring us on 0118 321 9111. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 7pm. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our website, and one of our frontline team will be in touch. www.supportu.org.uk/contact-us/. #mentalhealth #lgbtsupport #depression #anxiety #lgbtq ... See MoreSee Less
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