Transsexualism” is a Gender Identity Disorder in which there is a strong and on-going cross-gender identification, i.e. a desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex. There is a persistent  discomfort with his or her anatomical sex and a sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.  There is a wish to have hormonal treatment and surgery to make one’s body as congruent as possible with one’s psychological sex.


Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.


(Intersex description courtesy of UKIA)


Please do not confuse the above two conditions, they are not the same.


TransWirral  will campaign for the rights and liberties of all transsexual/intersex people in  NW England , whether male-to-female or female-to-male, and whether pre- or post-medical or -surgical treatment.


TransWirral will offer support and advice wherever possible to individual transsexual/intersex people whose natural rights and liberties are challenged or denied within society or by current repressive legislation.


TransWirral will seek to gain the support and assistance of individual transsexual/intersex people and of organisations which network or support transsexual/intersex people, and to co-ordinate campaigning initiatives to ensure we all work together.


TransWirral will seek to educate and gain support from members of the public, and from the media, medical, legal, religious and political professionals and others in a position to exert influence or to make changes to policies or laws.



TransWirralaims to:

  • Provide an information gateway benefiting transsexual/intersex people, those affected by transsexualism/intersex conditions, and relevant resources in the UK, including groups, individuals, organisations, professionals and resources. 
  • Build bridges between transsexual people, those affected by transsexualism/intersex conditions, professional people, and the resources available to them.
  • Promote a positive image of transsexual/intersex people and empower them to participate in life's opportunities.


TransWirral is affiliated to




The Transgender Youth Resource

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