Beaumont Society

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The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual. The society welcomes all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour, and all varieties from nervous new transgender people to those who are experienced and confident in their second gender.

The society was founded in 1966, originally started as a UK Chapter of the secret American organisation "Full Personality Expression" (FPE) and takes its name from Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont (the Chevalier d'Éon) a French spy and diplomat, born a man, who lived as a woman for the last 33 years of her life, and after whom Havelock Ellis invented the term Eonism to refer to transgender conditions. The Trust's first meeting was held at a hotel in Southampton.

The Beaumont Trust is a separate charitable educational resource.

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