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Who are we?

What is the Beaumont Society?

We are the largest and longest established transgender support group in the UK, and have developed a support network which has been at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community since 1966!

We believe that transgendered people have the right to dignity. The internet often displays transgendered people as sexual objects – the Beaumont Society aims to dispel this myth and is not available for sexual liaisons !

What we do

A support network for the trans-community

As well as being a support network, the society keenly promotes the better understanding of the conditions of transgender, transvestism and gender dysphoria in society, thereby creating and improving tolerance and acceptance of these conditions by a wider public.

Based in the United Kingdom, the Society is a democratically run, non- profit making organisation funded entirely by membership subscriptions and donations. Our publications include a quarterly Magazine that is essential reading and represent a lifeline for those who are unable to attend one of the Society’s many social groups.

Our Aims

As a UK registered charity, our primary focus is the transgender individual. In support of that focus, we aim to:

  • Form an association for the transgender community to facilitate mutual support and communication in order to improve the health, emotional well-being and confidence of transgender people.
  • Promote and assist the study of gender.
  • Educate lay and professional groups about Transgenderism, Gender Dysphoria and the work of the Society
  • Engage and support the accomplishment of any lawful activity that promotes the above aims.

Our History

History of the Beaumont Society

Originally founded in 1966, the society originally started as a UK Chapter of the secret American organisation “Full Personality Expression” (FPE). From those early roots, the UK Chapter eventually became the Beaumont Society, taking the name of the Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont. Originally, all members had to be sponsored by an existing member and had to be vetted before being accepted – but this is no longer the case.

Traditionally regarded as a secret MTF group for cross-dressers, the society has significantly evolved since these humble beginnings. It’s now open to any section of the transgender community who would like to join, MTF, FTM, bi or non gendered – even wives and partners. If you are a wife or partner, we would also recommend our sister “partners” organisation which has specifically been established for you.

Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont

Along with being curious about our history, one of the most common questions we’re asked is “Why are you called the Beaumont Society – are you named after someone?”

The short answer is that we’re not named after someone per se. The Society name comes from the “Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont”, a French aristocrat at the time of Louis XV who led a double life as Charles / Lia, not only in the court, but also in senior diplomatic roles in both Russia and England !!!

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