LGBT+ History: The Beaumont Society

1966  A Trans support group is started as a UK Chapter of the secret American organisation “Full Personality Expression” (FPE).  Later this group is renamed to become the Beaumont Society, with the aims of providing information and education to the general public, the medical and legal professions on ‘transvestism’ and to encourage research aimed at fuller understanding.

In 2010 the society becomes a registered charity (No. 1135548) and still continues it’s wonderful work, you can find their website here:

With the focus being on the people who were seen as Transgender or Transvestite the society needed to be clear it also supported the wives and partners as well so a sister organisation called the Women of the Beaumont Society (WOBS) was later also formed and operates its own helplines.


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