Canterbury Trans Network
We are a mutual aid network and social community open to Transgender, Non Binary, and Intersex (TNBI) adults (Over 18) and any adults questioning their gender identity. This also includes people considering or going through detransition. We are here to help, not to judge.
We offer a sober space serving tea, coffee, biscuits and occasionally cake. We understand that the LGBT scene can often be focused around alcohol, which can turn into a problem for some, but we may also occasionally have an event that does meet at a pub.
We're here to provide a safe space to support one another, make friends, and where appropriate, give advice. You’re welcome to present in any gender role that is comfortable for you. No matter how you present, you will always be addressed with your preferred name and pronouns.
How You Can Join Us
There is a wealth of information on our Facebook page, but we understand that Facebook can be an unwelcoming place for some people. That's one reason this website was created. We are also on Instagram, although we're the first to admit we need to post more frequently!
If you want to ask a direct question, you can always reach us via email.
Code of Conduct
No racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, misandry, or ableism
Do not comment on other people's bodies or presentation unsolicited
Keep conversation constructive and supportive
Use trigger warnings when appropriate
Keep this space safe! Never share anything said here in confidence
Be respectful of labels and terms that people use
We reject transmedicalism and other -isms that gatekeep being transgender.
Respect other people's journeys. Especially if they're transitioning "in the opposite direction" to you. Do not hate on hormones that are beneficial to others.
Social Media Ground Rules
1. This is a support group; be respectful, especially when it comes to gender.
2. Strong language, slurs, confrontation or undermining will not be tolerated.
3. Never share anything said here in confidence, this is a safe space.
4. Be careful with the use of sarcasm, humor, and memes. Some people won't get it.
5. Try to keep the conversation relevant to transgender issues.
6. Please use trigger warnings for sensitive topics. Start your message with TW