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Trans and Non-binary Café

Trans and Non-binary Café

At the Trans and Non-binary Café we offer a chance to come together with other trans people and discuss whatever you would like. Usually at some point being trans comes up but we believe there’s great value in being with other trans people, having a chance to catch up and talk and make friends with people who share the same sorts of experiences.

Our Cafes are:

  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • Open for all, regardless of gender, presentation, age, or whether you are staff, student, or member of the wider community not affiliated with the University at all - all welcome
  • With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • On a not for profit basis
  • Alongside drinks and snacks

We run a private Discord server and hold monthly in-person meetings at 2 different wheelchair accessible locations on campus. We don't share the venues or discord link publicly to protect the privacy of members but you can get these by emailing or if you are already in it, in the Discord server. 

Though our meetings take place on Streatham Campus, because of the free availability of more accessible spaces, we are open to people who do not have any affiliation with the University - we warmly welcome people from the broader community. 

If you are nervous of coming and would like support with it, or if you have any other questions, please do get in touch with, where someone from our small, all trans organising team will be happy to help.

Our upcoming dates are:


Wednesday 1st: 12-1:30pm 

Saturday 18th: 1-3pm 


Wednesday 5th: 12-1:30pm 

Saturday 15th: 1-3pm 


Wednesday 3rd: 12-1:30pm

Saturday 20th: 1-3pm 

We look forward to welcoming any trans, nonbinary, intersex and/or questioning people into the events.


Trans and Non-binary Café does not gatekeep and we will never turn people away for 'not being trans enough'.

The Café is open to anyone who is:

  • Trans and/or non-binary
  • Intersex
  • Questioning
  • Feels that this is a group they belong in

Our aim is for this to be a space for our community to talk amongst ourselves without having to educate, cater to, or debate with cis people, if you want to be involved with the trans community as an ally we would love to see you at the LGBTQ+ Staff Network or LGBTQ+ Student Society. You do not need to be affiliated with the University to come along to our in person meetings, or to join the Discord.

The Café is open for:

  • Staff
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Applicants
  • Members of the wider community with no affiliation to the University

We are not a support service but feel free to contact if:

  • You have questions about coming out/changing your name
  • You would like support with an issue relating to transness at the university
  • You would like to ask a question about trans inclusion

We are very happy to give University of Exeter teams updates about the café and discuss how you can be more inclusive

If you are running research or other events that involve the trans community please feel free to contact us at so we can promote