Welcome to Transsexual Info


A history of Trans Day of Remembrance and a retelling of the Lucy Meadows story, an Accrington teacher who was hounded by the press until she completed suicide in 2013.

Be aware that this contains triggers.


This is Transsexual Info, a one stop shop for everything Trans.

There will be over 700 documents, including around fifty written by me because there either isn't anything available, what's available is too disparate, or what's available is just plain wrong to the point sometimes of being lethal.

The links page will have over 100 references to other websites.

About Chrysalis.


Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups are an unfunded community organisation currently in six locations across the North of England which give transsexuals and other gender variant people a place where they can feel safe with people they can trust, discuss any issues, and give and receive encouragement. We also run an award winning third party hate crime reporting service.

Nationally, Chrysalis provide advice, support, and advocacy to pre-transition, post-transition, and any-op transsexuals, Intersex, bi-gender, genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, and non-binary people, and their friends, family and supporters. We work closely with anyone that requires support, accompanying them to NHS appointments, employment tribunals, visiting prisons and designated accommodation, etc. We are also a referral organisation for trans children and adolescents from Children's Services, Social Services, schools, other organisations, individuals, &c.

We give free presentations and workshops, anywhere in England and Wales, on Trans Awareness, trans endocrinology, gender surgery, etc. to colleges, schools, surgeries, hospitals, councils, prisons, and businesses. We are active in promoting trans issues to the wider public, and liaising with, and actively engage with, other organisations such as the NHS, Police, CPS, Mind, Government, et al.

There is still a lack of awareness and support in the United Kingdom so Chrysalis is crucial to the enrichment of many people's lives, and the difference between the high suicide rate and no suicide is support. In the years since I started Chrysalis we haven’t had one suicide, a statistic I’m particularly proud of.

Nominated for the Lifetime Achiever Award at the National Diversity Awards 2020
Winner Best Gender Identity Emotional Support Service, Business Excellence Awards 2020
Winner of the Hate Crime Champion category, Bolton Pride Diversity Awards 2017
Shortlisted for Community Organisation Award for LGBT at the National Diversity Awards 2016

Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups are at Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool, Accrington, Darwen, and Keighley

Founder, CEO, and facilitator: Stephanie Holmes
07718 542798
http://www.transsexualinfo.co.uk/ (reconstruction stopped by Blackburn Borough Council)

A couple of years ago I set up and run Chrysalis Trans Hate Crime 3rd party reporting centre for trans people who would rather not talk to the police.
07388 678258

I offer support through referrals from teams within the NHS, Social Services, the Police, and individuals self-referring. I offer support in group settings or one-to-one, and will endeavour to respond at any time of the day or night. I will offer advice and practical help where I can, without geographical constraints.

I offer free presentations, training, and workshops from ten minute briefings (‘how do I address a trans person?’) to two hour in depth sessions, on Trans Awareness, Trans Endocrinology, Gender Surgery, Hate Crime, Justice, corporate duties under the equality act, end of life fears, family and friends, etc. to surgeries, hospitals, councils, colleges, schools, institutions, prisons, and businesses anywhere in the country;

I provide advocacy and support to Trans people in visits to Gender Clinics, visits to doctors, problems with employers, et al;

Referral organisation for children and adolescents from Children's Services, Social Services, schools, other organisations, individuals, &c;

Consultant on Trans policies and procedures to colleges, organisations, etc.;

ASIST and safeTALK Suicide intervention and First Aid;
Mental Health First Aider;

Governor of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust;
Affiliate organisation of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust;
Member of Chorley and South Ribble NHS CCG PAG;

Member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, Tavistock and Portman, Leeds and York, and Cumbria Partnership, NHS Foundation Trusts;
Member of the I.A.G. for East Division of Lancashire Constabulary;
Lancashire Constabulary Cyber and Digital Support trainer;

Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Trans Critical Friend Group;
Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Record 4 Victims Group;
Member of the Lancashire Constabulary Prevent Network;

Member of the Crown Prosecution Service LGB&T Scrutiny Panel;

Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy, Criminology, Sociology, and Public Service;

Member of the LGBT Consortium and the T.O.N.;
Consultant on setting up Trans support groups

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