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Interested in partnering with Chrysalis?

We work with organisations at a local and regional level and are always looking for new partners to help benefit the lives of Tran people in Hampshire and Dorset and the surrounding area.


Bourne Free & Pride Events

Volunteers are working with all main local Pride committees ( such as the amazing 2019 events at Southampton and Bournemouth ) to enhance inclusion and awareness of trans* specific needs and vulnerabilities.

Hampshire Constabulary

We work with Hampshire Constabulary and the LAGLOs. The co-chair of LAGLOs is on the Chrysalis board. We provide training to officers and back office staff and provide a significant involvement in hate crime working groups at local and national level.

Crown Prosecution Service

We are a training provider of choice delivering national bespoke training and act as advisor. CPS speak at conference and groups to break down barriers and improve understanding of the service, in particular involving prosecution of hate crimes.

Southampton Voluntary Service

They provide us with support and governance consultation.

Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Established in 1965 BVA (Previously BVS) has been instrumental in starting or supporting many of the charities that are now household names in the Borough

Citizens Advice

We work with the Citizens Advice Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Bournemouth branches.

Isle of Wight Transgender Community

We are working with 'Time for T' Isle of Wight Transgender Community to set-up a new Chrysalis Support Group hub.

Bournemouth University

We work with organisations as a third party hate crime reporting centre and educate about hate crime in general. We are the lead sponsor of Gender Identity Matters 2020 conference. a training provider of choice and it's a partnership working on delivering inclusion events in local area.

Southern Health NHS

A Senior staff member of Southern Health is on the Chrysalis board. We participate in Board level Diversity and Inclusion strategy development and working with Southern Health on their initiative to encourage staff into volunteering.

Solent University

We are a lead sponsor of Transinclusivity conference and a partnership working with Staff LGBTQ+ Network on delivering inclusion events in Southampton.

Community First Responders

Providing the population of the South West with the highest standard of out-of-hospital care service.

Community Action Network

A charity who offer support to over 2,500 Voluntary and Community groups. These groups are crucially important because they provide a service to over half the population across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Local Councils

We work with local and regional councils to identify areas of specific needs in Hampshire and Dorset.

Business and Community Partnerships

Local partnerships include working with key LGBT+ venues and supporters in each area including: Play Dead Studios in Portsmouth, Flirt Café – Bournemouth, The Art House – Southampton


ChrysalisGIM has a mission to make it OK for everyone to be their authentic selves everywhere and as a result of this we not only participate in as many local Prides as we can, with volunteers involved in the committees for Bourne Free, Southampton Pride and Portsmouth Pride, but we also attend many non-LGBT+ events from the Eastleigh Mela to most recently HMP Winchester’s Protected Characteristics day where Samantha and Andi talked to staff and prisoners about gender identity, the reality of being trans and how best to be an ally

Hate Crime Reporting

A video kindly provided by Bournemouth University.

Out Reach News

Global Rainbow Round Up: January 2021


In New York State a law has been passed stating that all single occupancy toilets should now be made gender neutral. That means anyone can use that space, regardless of their gender identity. Building in these inclusive spaces into every-day life makes it easier for trans and non binary people to go out and be their authentic self – without making themselves profoundly uncomfortable waiting to get home to answer natures call for fear of being judged or attacked by entering a single gender space which aligns with their gender identity.


Nevada has become the first state to protect its same sex marriage regulation. What does that mean? At the minute same sex marriage is allowed under federal law, which means it is possible in every state. However Nevada have taken an extra step and protected this law within state. That means that if the federal law changes in the future the provision for same sex marriage in the Silver State will remain unchanged. Hopefully some of the other more progressive states will also follow suit with this action.


The Israeli health ministry, after several years of consulting with various organisations, has de-classified being transgender as a mental health disorder. This is an enormous step forward for the country. Although it comes long after the World Health Organisation made the same decision, it is certainly a case of better late than never!


This week Channel 4 launches its new miniseries “It’s a Sin” by Russel T …

“Global Rainbow Round Up: January 2021”

Music connects us all

Are you human? That’s what the website asked me as I signed in this morning and it’s got me thinking. How do I know I’m human, what does being human mean to me and in these times of strangeness how do I keep my sense of human connectedness, how do you keep yours?

The second Tuesday of every month is Intrusion, it has been for years, the longest running Goth night in the country outside of London and a great evening. Worth driving from Southampton to Oxford for, a chance to get dressed up and to see good friends. During lockdown they have been live streaming, achieving technological miracles connecting DJs in three counties together and showing us glimpses into their homes, introducing us to their cats.We have kept our community going and though the pain of not seeing each other doesn’t go away the Zoom dancefloor and Twitch stream with photos of nights gone reaffirms our part in the world, our connection to our tribe, our friends, our humanity. Last Monday the Intrusion team nominated Chrysalis, for the first lockdown Intrusion fundraiser. We came, we danced, we raised money and united in our aim to connect and to make the world that bit better. If you haven’t shone your phone torch at a Zoom screen whilst singing along to the last song of the night then I heartily recommend it. Music brings us together, music connects us all and I know that one day we will all be together …

“Music connects us all”

Sunshine and cats

An update on Support Groups, Summer and Lock-down easing and our new Cycling Tour De Trans event coming soon.…

“Sunshine and cats”

Safe spaces and safe bases

At the d&i Leaders conference on Thursday I was introduced to the concept of “When in Rome; Embassy; Advocate” principles of how companies work in places where there is limited LGBT+ acceptance, or indeed where being your authentic self is a crime.

Inclusion is good for business, it’s good for society and it’s good for LGBT+ people. Slide from @HughMilward from @Microsoft

Previously I’ve been speaking with various Universities about creating self selected LGBT+ flats within their student accommodation and the discussion came up again at our most recent Chrysalis training.

But why do we need safe bases? What really is a safe space?

Are you familiar with attachment theory? That knowledge that we all need a place of safety, a place where we know we are accepted. Once we have that safe base, be that from our family; our friends (adopted family); our Chrysalis support group; or our work colleagues we can go out and explore the world. We have resilience to ride out some of the storms, deal with those places where we are not accepted and in the end we grow and develop and find our own way. We become secure in ourselves, in our identity and in our way of being.

But it’s not enough to have just a safe base. It’s not enough to create an embassy where the rules of fairness, acceptance and inclusion are followed unless we are aware that for many people stepping outside that safe base is dangerous and that we …

“Safe spaces and safe bases”

Southampton Pride 2018!

Volunteers at Chrysalis are working with all main local Pride committees ( such as the amazing 2019 events at Southampton and Bournemouth ) to enhance inclusion and awareness of trans* specific needs and vulnerabilities.…

“Southampton Pride 2018!”

Chrysalis at Trans-Inclusivity 2019 Conference

Chrysalis, the South’s leading charity supporting transgender people and their significant others, invites you to our second conference showcasing strategies and best practice for supporting transgender people in the workplace and beyond.

“Chrysalis at Trans-Inclusivity 2019 Conference”

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