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All of these places are trans-friendly and have been used by members of Outskirts. Almost all of the bars, restaurants,clubs, pubs etc. in and around Hurst Street and the theatre district are friendly towards trans-people, after all why turn away paying customers. The following is a list of those places that really welcome us and make an effort to be nice to us. Hopefully it will continue to grow.


Maharaja, 23-25 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4AS Tel: 0121 622 2641 (Indian restaurant)

Milano Ristorante Italiano, Ladywell Walk, Birmingham, B5 4ST    Tel: 0121 622 3999 (Italian restaurant)

Malaysian Delight, 8 Ladywell Walk, Birmingham, B5 4ST    Tel: 0121 622 3909 (Malaysian, Chinese & Thai cafe)

The Green Room, Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD   Tel: 0121 605 4343 (English & variety restaurant & bar)

Chung Ying Gardens,17 Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AT    Tel: 0121 622 1668 (Chinese restaurant)

Wing Wah, The Wing Yip Centre, 278 Thimblemill Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HD   Tel: 0121 327 7879 (Chinese buffet restaurant)

Jyoti, 569-571 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4LS  Tel: 0121 766 7199 (Vegetarian Indian restaurant - take own alcohol)

Locante Piccalilli, 31 Ludgate Hill, St Paul's Square, Birmingham, B3 1EH  Tel: 0121 236 7227 (Turkish/Meditteranean restaurant)

The Loft Lounge, 143 Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, B5 6RG   Tel: 0121 622 2444 (smart bar and good food)

The Wellington, 72 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AH   Tel: 0121 622 2592 (excellent Sunday lunch)

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Clubs, Bars and Pubs

Nightingale, Essex House, Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD   Tel: 0121 622 1718

DV8, 16 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD   Tel: 0121 666 6366

The Loft Lounge, 143 Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, B5 6RG   Tel: 0121 622 2444 (smart bar and good food)

The Village Inn, 152 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 6RY   Tel: 0121 622 4742 (smart bar & entertainment)

The Eden Bar, 116 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB   Tel: 0121 622 1953 (smart bar &entertainment)

The Core Club.135 Sherlock Street, Birmingham. B5 6NB   Tel: 0121 622 2798

The Wellington, 72 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AH   Tel: 0121 622 2592

Equator Bar, 123 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 6SE   Tel: 0121 622 5077 (Home of Outskirts)

Missing, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5

The Queens Tavern, 23 Essex Street, Birmingham    Tel: 0121 622 7091

Angel's Cafe Bar, 125-131 Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 6SE (very smart bar and good food)

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Selfridges, Bull Ring Centre, Birmingham, B5 4BP   Tel: 0870 8377377

Debenhams, Bull Ring Centre, Birmingham, B5 5HZ   Tel: 08445 616 161

Primark, 18 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4RQ   Tel: 0121 643 5978

TK Maxx, Bullring Link Queens Way, Birmingham, B5 4BFTel: 0121 643 7302

Long Tall Sally, Rackhams, Corporation St, Birmingham, B2 5JS  Tel: 0870 160 7225

Trendco, City Plaza, Canon Street, Birmingham, B Tel: 0121 633 4280 (wigs)

Hairport, The Arcadian Centre, Ladwell Walk, Birmingham, B5 4TD Tel: 0121 622 6646 (wigs)

After Eight Gowns, 46 Earlsdon Street, Coventry, CV5 6EJ   Tel: 0247 667 3939 (gowns hire/sale)

Evans, The Pavilions, High St, Birmingham, B4 7SE    Tel: 0121 631 4755

Tall Girls, online store

Stilettos2Die4, 32/34 Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2AJ   Tel: 01253 292544

Magnus Shoes, Specialist in large size footwear, 2 High Street, Harpole, Northampton, NN7 4DH   Tel: 01604 831271

The Breastform Store, online store, breastforms at reasonable prices.

Ulla Popken, Plus size clothing, U50 Upper Mall Merry Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 1SR. Tel: 0138 448 1081

Dee Selecta Transvestite Shop, Bolton, BL4 7LX. Tel: 01204 796 647 / 07528 540 546

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Jessica Green, 102 Rowheath Road, Cotteridge, Birmingham, B30 2EX   Tel: 0121 451 1018  (electrolysis, waxing etc.)

S3 Medical Aesthetics, Unit 2 Hagley Mews, Hall Lane, Hagley, Worcs. DY9 9LQ Tel: 01562 882 127

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Etap, 1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham, B15 2AP   Tel: 0121 622 7575

Ibis, Ladywell Walk, Arcadian Centre, Birmingham, B5 4ST   Tel: 0121 622 6010

The Wellington, 72 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AH Tel: 0121 622 2592

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Support Groups - mainly MtF (male to female)

Birmingham LGBT Community Trust, 420 Scott House, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Birmingham, B9 4AA. Tel: 0121 773 0633

Reflections Transgender Group Derby, Crown Inn, Curzon Street, Derby DE1 1LL
Meeting 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, email:

Reflections Transgender Group, St Johns Ambulance Rooms, Knox Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1HW
meeting every 2nd Saturday 7.30 till 11pm. Contact Verina 07779 490173 or email:

Leicester Chameleons, Manor House Neighbourhood Centre, Haddenham Road, Leicester, LE3 2BG. Contact the centre direct on 0116 222 1021. Call 07704 732 232 or 07759 129 049 on meeting days or email:

Nottingham Chameleons, Temple Community Centre, Nottingham Road, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1DP

Gender Matters, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.  Tel: 01902 744424

The Beaumont Society, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3XX.  Tel: 01582 412220

Manchester Concord, meets every Wednesday evening in the upstairs bar, Rembrandt Hotel, Canal Street, Manchester. Everybody welcome - email Mary on

The Boston Belles, Lincolnshire,

Transliving International, P.O. Box 3, Basildon, Essex, SS13 3WA  Tel: 01268 583761

Mayflower Club, Southampton.  Tel: Michelle - mobile: 07005 337157   landline: 02380 771798

Spectrum London , Peer support group, Trinity United Reformed Church, Buck Street, Camden, London. NW1 8NJ

Unique, Support & social group for all transgendered people in North Wales & West Cheshire

The Northern Concord, P.O. Box 258, Manchester, M60 1LN - on-line help and support.

Press For Change, BM Network, London, WC1N 3XX

The Trans Equality Project. Legal help & advice for ALL trans people. email:  Landline: 0161 432 1915 between 10.00am - 5.30pm Thursdays

a:gender, support network for staff in government departments / agencies who have changed or need to change permanently their perceived gender, or who identify as intersex.

FTM UK, BM Network, London, WC1N 3XX

UK Angels, online, forum and chat room etc.

Rose's Forum, online, forum and chat room etc.

tvChix, online dating site, forum and chat room, web mail etc.

Transgenderzone, online, UK Transgender Resources, Help and Advice

Gloscats, Gloucestershire social support group (currently seeking new venue)

Depend - Supporting the families and friends of transsexual people in the UK

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Transgender Information - mainly MtF (male to female)

Some interesting, some useful, and some funny trans stuff from the net. Mainly male to female but we are really happy to include items for female to male, please email our webmistress with your links.

Books & Magazines

Repartee Magazine  INTERNATIONAL TV REPARTEE magazine for all who cross-dress (transvestites). It is published by Rose's - the largest membership group for transgendered people in the UK.

Transliving Magazine. Transgender lifestyle magazine.

"Mom, I need to be a girl" by Just Evelyn - out of print but eBook available here

"From Within" by Victoria Jefferies - eBook available here



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Transexual Women's Successes: Links and photo's - by Lynn Conway

Transexual Men's Successes: Links and photo's - by Lynn Conway


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Trans Politics

Current transgendered political ideas, essays, books, websites, etc.


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Comics and cartoons

MtF comic  Grey Matters Grey Matters Comic


Fun & Games

Kate Bornsteins Gender Aptitude Test a fun way to find out about gender


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Makeup & Clothes


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This Page Permanently Under Construction - updated - 25/02/2010