Transition - Recovery - Self Discovery
This website is an accompaniment to my YouTube channel, providing additional posts and resources, and serves as a hub to access the various services I offer.
I have developed a number of services to provide education, around LGBT and transgender-specific issues and to support transgender and LGBT people with their self-development and mental wellbeing.
My name is Finn, and I am an LGBTQ+ YouTuber, blogger, writer, speaker, and coach.
I create written and video content that shares first-hand accounts and practical advice on gender transition, transgender surgery (top surgery and phalloplasty), mental health, and LGBTQ+ life.
Everyone’s identity should be celebrated, which is why I share openly, as a transgender gay man.
Also, I share openly, as a person in recovery, who manages complex mental health challenges. The content I make aims to challenge shame and empower others to be proud of who they are.
Another reason why I share openly is that it can often be difficult to find information on gender transition, especially phalloplasty. I have made it my mission to create a ton of free resources so that everyone can find the info they need.
I'm passionate about encouraging people to be the best version of themselves. Furthermore, I believe in the power of storytelling, to create connections, raise awareness, and facilitate change. In everything I create. My aim to inspire others and to also help to make the world a more inclusive and accepting place to live.
You can find out more about my recovery and transition journey here.
Letters From Mum...To Her Gay Kids
Last year our mum died suddenly. In order to remember her, my gay brother Xander and I (a lesbian) decided to read the letters she wrote to us at university. We found them so funny we started a podcast called:
It is our way of remembering mum whilst doing what we love most: Talking about gay stuff!
As the episodes progress we discuss coming out, being gay parents, having children, and we even get our kids on to ask them questions! It is poignant, touching, but above all funny. You will laugh, you might cry, but you will definitely enjoy the ride.
It is really hard to get any gay parenting stuff out there, and we are constantly battling negative press.
Together we can make LGBTIQ+ parenting normal all over the world.
LGBTQ+ Positive Voices Exhibition
LGBTQ+ artists and creatives are invited to contribute to an online exhibition, launching in June 2021, as a celebration of their positive experiences, lives and perspectives.
Contributors aged 18 and over are welcome to submit visual or audio art and creative works to the LGBTQ+ Positive Voices exhibition. Contributions from amateur, hobby, DIY artists, crafters and creatives, those who do not consider themselves to be artists or creatives, and those who have never submitted to an exhibition before are especially welcome.
Ash Green, exhibition organiser, who is a Surrey based creative and also a Committee member for a national LGBTQ+ Network, said: “This is partly inspired by my experience of visiting LGBTQ+ exhibitions and engaging with collection items and artworks that helped me gain a better understanding of myself by seeing others like me represented in them. At the same time, some of the personal stories shared alongside exhibition items made me feel as if I had a positive future as a trans/gender non-conforming bisexual person. I want this exhibition to be a space that will allow other people to share and experience creative works that are a positive reflection of being an LGBTQ+ person.”
The call for submissions is now open and closes on 31st May 2021, with the online exhibition opening mid-June 2021.
For more information and to contribute visit:
Ash Green (LGBTQ+ Positive Voices exhibition organiser)
GENDERTAG seeks to become the brand of choice for the LGBTQ+ and Ally Community, through offering superior quality, bespoke fashion accessories that highlight gender, empower self-confidence, embrace individuality, and raise Pride awareness.
We believe in individuality: Creating products that celebrate your uniqueness with beautifully crafted fashion accessories. We craft each product we make with one purpose in mind: to help you express who you are without words: simply, elegantly and uniquely. From tags to bracelets, the GENDERTAG accessory you carry communicates who you are, easily, visibly and beautifully.
CELEBRATING A RELATIONSHIP
Committing to a relationship has been expressed by the giving of a ring or a keepsake for thousands of years, GENDERTAG products also follows this tradition.
If you would like a Bracelet or a Tag as a commitment statement or gift, we would love to add a clear Swarovski crystal, either shown alone or alongside any gender crystal.
When two crystals are shown together, the first crystal is always a coloured crystal representing gender with the second clear crystal indicating the wearer is in a committed relationship.
WHAT IS STALKING?
There are many assumptions about stalking, stalkers and victims. If you were to ask, “what is stalking?”, some people would probably answer along the lines of a mysterious figure clouded in darkness hiding in the shadows. However, this stereotype is rarely a reality.
Many of the clients that we support through our service are unsure themselves as to what stalking is and whether they are being affected – and they are not alone in their confusion. Despite stalking having been made a criminal offence in 2012, stalking does not have a legal definition.
Victim Support is an independent charity. We are dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales, and we put them at the heart of our organisation. Our support and campaigns are informed and shaped by them and their experiences.
We’re here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.
We provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.
The support services we offer are tailored to the needs of each person.
Our teams of highly-trained staff and volunteers provide a wide range of specialist services that help people affected by all types of crime from burglary, hate crime, fraud and theft to domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and terrorism.
We run the National Homicide service providing a dedicated, comprehensive wrap-around service and vital independent voice for those bereaved by murder and manslaughter in England and Wales.
Find out more about the different ways we can help on our website.
Violence and Abuse
Strategy 2018 to 2021
The domestic violence and abuse strategy builds on the building blocks of the last strategy and sets out what agencies should be working towards within Buckinghamshire around domestic violence and abuse.
The vision is to promote a zero tolerance and coordinated response to people at risk of domestic violence or abuse in Buckinghamshire, to seek to ensure that those who are affected are identified, supported, protected and empowered. Buckinghamshire Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy 2018 to 2021
Domestic violence in LGBT relationships
Domestic violence is classed as any type of abusive behaviour by either partner that attempts to achieve and sustain control over the other. It is all about power and control, trying to manipulate and dominate the other. It happens across all communities, all classes, long term or short term relationships, social classes, ages, different cultures. It can also happen in all types of relationships, even in LGBT relationships. https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/community/community-safety/domestic-abuse-resources-for-professionals/domestic-violence-in-lgbt-relationships/
Learn why we are providing therapy, our goals with Click Therapies, the impact we would like to have and the values that we stand by.
Our Concepts & Mission
Click Therapies is a leading private online psychological wellbeing provider. Our concept was founded and developed by UK registered mental health nurses, Richard and Chris. Online (video) therapy is an innovative approach and is becoming increasingly popular in the delivery of psychological interventions. Our mission is to provide clients with a personalised psychological wellbeing service that is easily accessible, anytime, anywhere.
We are dedicated in promoting a psychological wellbeing service to provide affordable, professional, evidence-based online therapy to our private clients, charities, employers, insurers and the NHS.
Our Vision & Values
We are committed to promoting welling being and helping our clients meet the challenges of the 21st century. We strive to support individuals to get the best from life, by providing resources and tools to help them become self-therapists.
Our aim is to be the UK’s leading online psychological wellbeing service, and whether we’re supporting our private clients, NHS, charities or other organisations, we are committed to maintain our promise by:
Reducing the Risk
of Domestic Abuse
Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse develops and delivers services for those affected by domestic abuse in Oxfordshire and provides training across the UK.
Our work in Oxfordshire
We support many of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable adults and children. We work intensively with people who are at risk of harm in their own homes — keeping them safe and helping them to rebuild their lives.
We work to improve the life chances of many children in our community who come from homes where there is abuse.
We provide training, and coordinate and enhance the work of over 1,000 front line staff from a wide range of agencies to help prevent abuse and reduce its impact.
To find out more, please read our 2016/17 annual report, along with additional reports on our domestic abuse and mental health pilot service for October 2016 and July 2017 and on our outreach service to Cherwell.
Buckinghamshire Domestic Abuse Information
We develop and deliver services for those affected by domestic abuse in Buckinghamshire and provides training across the UK.
Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years.
Reflecting back on this history proves an inspiration in how far the gay communities (and the police) have come since the early days of intimidation and fear.
You can learn more about Galop's history from our archive of annual reports.
Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes
Sexual Assault and Support Services
We support individuals affected by sexual assault and abuse to live fulfilling lives regardless of gender, race and sexuality. We do this by providing a safe space and using enabling and empowering approaches.
Our telephone helpline remains open and we will continue to respond to all telephone, online and email referrals and queries.
Please be reassured that we will use our best endeavour’s to continue to support those who access our services.
AVMKSAASS will continue to provide:
The above are available via telephone and a variety of video and messaging platforms.
UK Hate Crime Network
We have set up this group to enable people working across the hate crime sector to link up with each other and provide a platform to share ideas and information on how we can work together. The group is administrated by the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign.
We aim to promote H.O.P.E. across the UK
H = Hate crime awareness
O = Operational responses to hate crime
P = Prevention of hate crime
E = Empowering communities to report hate crime and access victim support services
Hair & Beauty Professionals
Against Domestic Abuse
1 in 4 women will experience abuse from a partner or ex-partner at some time in their life and 2 are killed each week. They may be our clients, colleagues – even family and friends.
Seeing the signs, offering a kind word and providing information on how to access professional support may change or save someone’s life.
Behind the Mask offers hair and beauty professionals’ like you, free access to online learning and resources. This may help you to spot the signs that someone is experiencing domestic abuse and guide on how to respond in the best way. It’s not about intervening or interfering, but knowing how you can truly help someone who may really need it.
Free Legal Advice Group
for Domestic Violence
We're a charity which was set up in October 2012 and registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in October 2013.
We wanted to fill the gap left by the reduction in Legal Aid services. We are a small charity operating across the three counties of the Thames Valley; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire.
Safeguarding People Where it Matters
In danger? With a simple shake or tap it activates Hollie Guard, immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.
What is Hollie Guard
Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection.
Hollie Guard has you covered, whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town.
With Hollie Guard, you can set extra levels of protection from right inside the App.
Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.
We support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.
The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.
We receive calls from male victims of domestic abuse across all age ranges and professions:
The helplines welcomes calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.
We also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.
White Ribbon UK
We are part of the global White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women*.
We are the leading charity that is ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.
Our mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
We act as a catalyst, encouraging people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.
We don’t do this on our own.
Our voice is strengthened by working together with our supporters, ambassadors, champions, organisations and policy makers, to raise awareness, educate and campaign to bring about change.
These partners are working with us right across England and Wales engaging with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place.
The Peter Tatchell Foundation
We seek to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law.
The PTF seeks to raise awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and worldwide. This involves research, education, advice, casework, publicity and advocacy.
The human rights aims and objectives of the PTF are charitable and with a public benefit.
The PTF is independent and non-party political.
Families Need Fathers
Parental divorce or separation should not mean that children lose the love and care of one of their parents.
Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain, for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children; enough for the children to realise that both parents are fully involved in their lives. Legally, parents should be of equal status.
Fathers for Justice
In 2001, after Matt O’Connor had what he described as an “epiphany” on Waterloo Bridge, Matt decided that instead of jumping off bridges, dads could aspire to start climbing them, and the idea of Fathers4Justice was born.
He quickly set up designing a new identity for the campaign, including the infamous ‘purple hand’ logo
At LGBT Foundation we have a rich and passionate history of grassroots activism and community involvement, with a track record dating back to 1975.
As the needs of LGBT people have changed so have we, responding to an evolving landscape as well as to changes to health and support needs.
LGBT Foundation (and it’s predecessor The Lesbian & Gay Foundation) formed out of the merger of two community groups, both initially serving LGBT people in Manchester.
Hospitals all around the UK have been referring people to us for many years and we are also in the Macmillan Cancer information leaflet and we continue to raise money for Cancer charities throughout the year
We have a very caring and compassionate team of staff that are able to deal with the sensitivity of medical conditions. We offer a free consultations on a one to one basis where you can sit and discuss your personal requirement.
Want to spread the cost? Ask about our payment plans.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations.
Our job is to help make Britain fairer. We do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.
As a statutory non-departmental public body established by the Equality Act 2006, the Commission operates independently.
We aim to be an expert and authoritative organisation that is a centre of excellence for evidence, analysis and equality and human rights law. We also aspire to be an essential point of contact for policy makers, public bodies and business.
We use our unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights. We work with other organisations and individuals to achieve our aims, but are ready to take tough action against those who abuse the rights of others.
The Healthy Living Centre
We are a community-led service aiming to build opportunities that support the development of individuals and groups in Buckinghamshire. We believe in fairness, respect, support and an open and honest approach.
Community spirit makes everyday life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. We constantly develop our services with input from the community. We believe that together we can all gain the confidence, skills and strength to live a fuller life!
We can achieve so much more when we are in good health! We encourage everyone in our community to eat well, get active and gain a positive outlook in fun ways through a wide range of activities for all ages!
Schools OUT UK is an education charity that began life as The Gay Teachers Association in 1974.
Our overarching goal is to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities as teachers, lecturers and trainers; as pupils and students; as parents; as teaching and learning support staff; as site-officers, catering and cleaning staff; and as headteachers, managers and governors.
There is no other organisation that supports such a wide community in attaining such a wide, yet simple overarching goal.
Since we were established in 1983, we’ve helped tens of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people to find safe and secure homes.
Every day, we continue to do this by:
To find out more about any of these services, please contact us.
A Loving Spoonful
A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV and co-existing illness in Metro Vancouver and the surrounding areas.
Every week, all year round, since 1989, our volunteers deliver frozen meals and groceries to individuals and families who are HIV+ and primarily home-bound. Our average meal cost is only $4.33.
Ultimately, A Loving Spoonful is about food, love, hope and compassion. This means we aim to help those who need it most with nourishing meals, healthy grocery options and the support of a registered dietician.
On average, we provide approximately 100,000 meals each year to those most vulnerable in the community, living with a chronic, life-threatening illness and many of whom are isolated and dealing with multiple physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Ask for Clive
We were founded in 2019 in response to the rise in homophobic and transphobic incidents in the UK. In our first year, we partnered with 2,000 venues and our target is to partner with 20,000 venues by the end of 2020. In February 2020 we became a charity to promote social inclusion among the LGBTQ+ community by preventing people from becoming socially excluded and relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded.
Our partner venues include pubs, clubs, theatres, universities, tattoo parlours, social clubs, churches, and also major international venues such as Arena Birmingham.
Since our launch, we have received coverage from BBC Breakfast, ITV News, BBC Midlands and many local radio and print media organisations.
Inclusive communities that provide welcome spaces for LGBT+ people everywhere
To work with venues and organisations to:
Danny Clare (founder), Clive Duffy (who gave us our name, prolific volunteer, mentor and activist for the LGBT+ community), Steph Barker, Daisy Cooper, Sean Hughes, Teri Niadna, Lizzie Norton-Henry, Andrew Speak, Steven Wilson
OutBüro’s mission is to connect the world’s LGBTQ employees, professionals, and entrepreneurs with opportunities to grow in their careers and grow their companies.
We strive to connect companies and organizations that support LGBTQ Corporate Equality with quality candidates while providing a voice and insight into workplace culture and LGBT workplace issues. OutBüro strives to be inclusive which includes those with disabilities.
How We Support Our Mission
Our services are designed to promote economic opportunity for our members by enabling you and thousands of other gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer professionals along with diversity recruiting professionals and our friends and allies to meet, post job opportunities, create a professional profile, store and submit your resume, find quality diversity candidates, exchange ideas, learn, and find business opportunities, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships within as LGBTQ professionally-oriented safe and accepting platform.
See our Accessibility Statement.
METRO - Embrace Difference
Health, community and youth services across London and the South East. Due to COVID-19, we are currently delivering our services online and over the phone.
METRO is a leading equality and diversity charity, providing health, community and youth services across London and the South East, with national and international projects. METRO works with anyone experiencing issues around sexuality, gender, equality, diversity and identity across our five domains: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Youth and HIV.
We are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation. We work to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.
Here's how we work to build a stronger LGBT+ third sector:
Membership & Engagement
We support our 450+ Members to thrive so that they can deliver vital support and services
Collaboration & Networks
We connect the sector and lead it in innovative and sustainable ways of working
Voice & Communication
We consult and listen to our Members and make sure their voices are amplified
I am a woman on a mission! But not just any woman and not just any mission
Being an openly transgender woman and a trans ambassador, I am on a mission to not only show that it’s OK to be trans, but it’s actually cool to be trans too!
Through my media appearances, public speaking engagements, blog, vlog, social media, trans awareness training courses and via support groups, my aim is to reach out to trans people who may be struggling with their gender identity, to reassure them and to lead by example.
I want to help educate the general public too. The more people who are educated about trans issues, the greater the acceptance and the easier it will be for trans people to live their lives in peace. Most bigotry and prejudice comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Education can and does save lives. I use a lot of humour in my presentations as I feel if I entertain my audiences, they are more likely to take notice of what I have to say.
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