New Eastbourne transgender support group launched

New Sussex transgender support group launched

New Sussex transgender support group launched

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Sussex transgender people are set to benefit from a new support group.

Sussex Police, Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd, members of the Terrence Higgins Trust and representatives from transgender groups in Hastings and Brighton came together to celebrate the launch of transgender support group Papilio.

Papilio will be based in Eastbourne much to co-ordinator Ann Boniface's delight.

She said: "We found that individuals were having to travel all the way over to Hastings and Brighton to attend a social drop in.

“Papilio was therefore set up to increase individuals social networks and to provide a safe place where they are not alone and where they feel supported.”

Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said: "I wholly appreciate the challenges and abuse some transgender people receive. It is simply wrong to bully and target someone because they are different.

"The formation of this group shows the possibilities and is a tribute to the tolerance of our wonderful town."

Tiffany, a transsexual from Eastbourne, added: "The transgender community can be very shy and lack confidence in coming forward. The opportunity to meet and socialise with other like minded people in the town will be welcomed by them.”

Papilio meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at a central location in Eastbourne. There are changing facilities available at the location.

The meetings are informal, over tea, coffee and biscuits with the aim of making new friends and contacts. Carers and family members are also welcome to come along.

For further details about Papilio you can contact Ann in confidence on 01323 430203 or email ann.boniface@sussexoakleaf.org.uk.

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11:42am Tue 15 Oct 13

sussexram40 says...

The one on the left isn't too bad
The one on the left isn't too bad sussexram40
  • Score: 3

10:04pm Tue 15 Oct 13

wippasnapper says...

sussexram40 wrote:
The one on the left isn't too bad
Your find most Trans people are pretty dam good looking and some turn heads and get the wolf weasel.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The one on the left isn't too bad[/p][/quote]Your find most Trans people are pretty dam good looking and some turn heads and get the wolf weasel. wippasnapper
  • Score: 6

1:26pm Wed 16 Oct 13

SPW121 says...

I'm sure Lloyd feels right at home channelling all his energies into promoting gay marriage and transgender "support" groups because they are so "upset" with their gender bending lifestyle choices.
Meanwhile back on planet Earth Eastbourne's roads need a complete overhaul, litter on the streets is piling up and increasingly causing neighbourhoods to look run down, parking facilities are increasingly being closed off from the town centre causing businesses to shut and hospital emergency units to be closed with the result women are being forced to give birth in their own cars due to a lack of local facilities.
Hopefully this Lefty Liberal "progressive" with his pro EU ideas to destroy our country will be history by the next election. Otherwise expect more facilities like these for a weird minority whilst hard paying tax payers fund the cost and lose out on basic facilities.
I'm sure Lloyd feels right at home channelling all his energies into promoting gay marriage and transgender "support" groups because they are so "upset" with their gender bending lifestyle choices. Meanwhile back on planet Earth Eastbourne's roads need a complete overhaul, litter on the streets is piling up and increasingly causing neighbourhoods to look run down, parking facilities are increasingly being closed off from the town centre causing businesses to shut and hospital emergency units to be closed with the result women are being forced to give birth in their own cars due to a lack of local facilities. Hopefully this Lefty Liberal "progressive" with his pro EU ideas to destroy our country will be history by the next election. Otherwise expect more facilities like these for a weird minority whilst hard paying tax payers fund the cost and lose out on basic facilities. SPW121
  • Score: -7

10:51am Thu 17 Oct 13

Sam1967 says...

This is precisely the type of bigotry that unfortunately still exists in the 21st century and I guess is the reason why such support groups are necessary. Doesn't it occur this this homophobe that the LGBT community also has a strong work ethic and pays its taxes like the rest of society?
This is precisely the type of bigotry that unfortunately still exists in the 21st century and I guess is the reason why such support groups are necessary. Doesn't it occur this this homophobe that the LGBT community also has a strong work ethic and pays its taxes like the rest of society? Sam1967
  • Score: 7

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