Advice & Support

Advice and Support in NRW

for intersex people, their parents, and relatives:

Currently, there are only a few offers and spaces for intersex people and their families in North Rhine-Westphalia. To help you find them, here is a list of counseling services and support groups both in NRW and across Germany. This selection includes a few services in NRW that do not address intersex people and their relatives explicitly but are sensitive to their needs. It also includes consultation and information services aimed at journalists and other professionals. The information is sorted by target group, type, and location.

Is there any important place, group or activity missing? Or is the information not up to date? Then do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to receive any comments. However, we cannot assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Many of these places offer their services in English. Are you an intersex person or the parent of an intersex child living in North Rhine-Westphalia,and you are not able to attend one of these consultation services due to language barriers? Please, contact us – we may be able to help you by providing an interpreter.

ProFamilia Münster

Counseling service for intersex people, as well as their partners, family members, and friends.

Contact

barbara.wittel-fischer@profamilia.de

Rubicon e.V. in Cologne

Counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people (LGBTIQ+), as well as their relatives.

Contact:
+49 221 276699900 or

info@rubicon-koeln.de

TRACK Youth Center in Münster

Open youth center and counseling service for LGBTQI+ youth and young adults.

Contact:
track@vse-nrw.de

Lila NRW Support Group for Families

This support group for intersex children and their families meets regularly in Cologne. The group’s focus is on intersex children and their families, but it also welcomes intersex adults.

Contact: 
lila.familien@yahoo.com

Intergeschlechtliche Menschen Landesverband NRW e.V. (Regional Association – Intersex People, NRW)

Regular support group meetings in Cologne for intersex children and their families. The group also welcomes intersex adults.

Nationwide Advice and Support

for intersex people and their parents, as well as for their relatives:

Intergeschlechtliche Menschen e.V.

Nationwide organization that offers consultation for intersex people and their relatives.

Contact: by phone, SMS,or messaging apps at 0160 95731572 or email at beratung@im-ev.de

Nationwide, On-site Peer Counseling for Intersex People and their Families

Qualified “experts with first-hand expertise”(that is, intersex people of all ages and relatives of intersex children) will give you their peer advice – even in person, if you wish.

Contact: by phone at
+49 170 7090385 or by email peerberatung@im-ev.de

Nationwide Support Group for Intersex People

This support group aims to connect people who do not easily fit into a binary sexual model due to their innate physical characteristics and, as such, describe themselves as intersex.

Contact: info@shg.im-ev.de

TransInterQueer e.V.

Psychosocial counseling provided by intersex counselors for intersex people and their families. This service is available in English & via email, phone conversation and video call.

Contact: email at inter.beratung@transinterqueer.org

Support Group for XY Women

The nationwide support group brings together people who do not easily fit into a binary sexual model due to their innate physical characteristics and, as such, describe themselves as intersex. Many group members have a male XY chromosome set (XY genotype) and a female appearance. These people regularly meet in regional and trans-regional groups throughout German-speaking countries. During the meetings, they share their experiences and a wide range of information.

Contact: by email at info@xy-frauen.de or by phone at +49 170 7090385

Advice and Support in NRW

Sensitive services that do not explicitly target intersex people and their relatives:

Rosa Strippe e.V. in Bochum

Offers counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people, as well as their relatives.

Contact: by phone at +49 234 19446 or by email at
info@rosastrippe.de

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Information and Advice in Germany

for professionals:

Intergeschlechtliche Menschen e.V.

Offers nationwide counseling services for intersex people and their relatives, as well as for educators & medical professionals working with intersex people, journalists, politicians, and people working for social welfare organizations and counseling centers.

Contact: by phone, SMS,ormessaging apps at +49 160 95731572 or email at beratung@im-ev.de

TransInterQueer e.V.

Offers consultation and professional advice on intersex topics. This service is available in English & via email, phone conversation and video call.

TIQ e.V. also offers the possibility to discuss together any projects / concepts / texts that address (among others) intersex realities and to provide feedback from an intersex perspective.

Contact: by email at inter@transinterqueer.org

Information and Advice in NRW

for professionals:

Rubicon e.V. in Cologne

Counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people (LGBTIQ+) that offer expert advice on gender self-determination for social educators, medical professionals, psychotherapists, and teachers.

Contact: by phone at +49221 27669990 or by email at info@rubicon-koeln.de

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