LIV.FAST Network stands for : Liverpool FTM Awareness and Support Trans* Network.
We started off as a small group meeting up in February 2012 in order to get some well needed face-to-face support as there was a lack of existing FTM support in the area. Since starting the group our membership has grown and our monthly meetings and socials are well attended.
Our aim is to provide peer support and advice for those who identify somewhere within the FTM spectrum. We welcome anyone regardless of their transition stage including those who are genderqueer, non-binary or questioning their gender identity.
As well as providing support and advice, we provide a safe and friendly environment for people to meet up, share their experiences and socialise.
Throughout the year LIV.FAST Network work towards raising trans awareness and visibility in Merseyside. Some of the things the group and our members have been involved in include;
"LIV.FAST Network is a great place to go when you are in need of some peer support. At first I was nervous and concerned about going to a meeting. However, as soon I arrived, my mind was put at complete ease. Everyone was really welcoming and non-judgemental about how I identified and all of a sudden I felt “slightly normal”. As someone who is “in the closet”, LIV.FAST was exactly what I needed. My eyes were opened to the variety of ways which one can identify along the FtM spectrum, along with the diverse backgrounds of other peer members lives. The internet can be very useful to do research, but it can also leave you with a very warped view. If you feel as though you need to talk to real people (face to face) in a similar situation, whilst in a safe environment then it is definitely worth coming along to a meeting. They are all a seriously great group of people."