Be is a Newcastle Upon Tyne based Trans* Community Support, Development and Campaigning Organisation operating across the North East region of England.
We believe gender diverse people are best placed to offer support to gender diverse people, that gender diverse people should advise on gender diversity matters, that we should have ownership of our lives, be able to set our agendas, be proud of who we are, to take our rightful place in society, that we have an absolute right to simply be.
If your gender identity does not marry up with your sex assigned at birth, maybe you feel you have gender incongruence, gender dysphoria, identify as transexual, we can help. If you don’t identify with societally dictated gender identities, expressions, roles, maybe you see yourself as genderqueer, bigender, agender, crossdresser, gender fluid, transvestite or any other self identification you chose, we can help.
Maybe you just have questions about your gender or about others you care for, then we’re here to help.
We offer confidential 121 bespoke holistic support, advice and advocacy services to all gender diverse individuals and their families.
We facilitate a variety of peer groups and social events, to promote trans community cohesion, to bring like minded people together in a safe and positive environment where they can benefit from interacting with each other.
We provide Trans guidance, advice and awareness training to public, private and 3rd sector organisations.
We act as stakeholders engaging with local and national service providers to ensure Trans* inclusivity in their services, where this is not possible we seek for new services to be developed.
We actively campaign to end the discrimination that gender diverse people encounter in their day to day lives and promote gender autonomy for all.