The overwhelming joy of being able to show oneself and be accepted the way one sees oneself is often accompanied by frustration and despair when it sometimes doesn’t work out. Falling in love does not only mean feelings of happiness, but also the worries about being accepted as trans* or inter* or whether the other person might not mind. For non-binary and inter* people, the search for a gender role that feels right can be, in the absence of role models, as exciting new territory as it is a challenge that is hard to overcome alone. Feminine trans* and inter* people are repeatedly victims of fetishization, offensive exclusion, and violence.
You know these difficulties, want to talk about a problem, ask a question or express doubts, but there is no one there who understands you? Maybe you are afraid of being laughed at or not taken seriously? For all these topics and also for questions about coming out, love, sex and partnership, we are happy to listen and help – by e-mail, phone or chat.
Just call or make an appointment online via Beranet:
Information and advisory hotline Ruhr area: 0208 – 30 27 358
Information and advisory hotline Lower Rhine: 02151 – 44 96 930
For many, entering a together meeting point for the first time is a great inhibition threshold. Some walk round and round, cautiously looking in to see what is happening there – some then lose courage and go back home instead of going inside.
But the feedback from our visitors is almost always: “At some point I just went in and after five minutes it was my second living room!”
With the newcomer day KOMPASS (monthly in each meeting point – dates under news) and the come-in service we would like to make it easier for you to get on board. Contact us and meet with one of the staff members before opening hours.