A new support group has been set up in Cornwall to encourage the transgender community to come together.
Kernow Katz will allow people to exchange their experiences as well offering support to others.
It said there were currently about 50 people in the county undergoing gender reassignment.
Organiser Emily Dodge said despite Cornwall being "known as an accepting place, there are some unpleasant exceptions".
Ms Dodge said it would be "nice for people to realise that they can come and meet in a secure and safe environment and to get help in all sorts of areas".