The History of MORF

MORF was established in 2005, by three local trans*masculine people who wanted to support their community. MORF's home was the Joyce Leyland LGBT Centre, Manchester.

Over the years, MORF has provided over 100 workshops on trans*masculine matters, including chest surgery, the gender recognition act, and sexual health, to name but a few. We've also enjoyed presentations by guest speakers, such as Dr Christine Burns, Lee Gale from TransBareAll, and Dr Richard Clayton.

In 2010, MORF held it's first residential trip, in Buxton. 14 members got to take part in lots of team-building and confidence-building activities, and, thanks to funding from Manchester Pride, we have been able to hold our residential trip annually.

In early 2011, the MORF Binder Exchange Scheme was set up, and has since redistributed over 150 free binders to people who need them. Later that year, MORF held it's first trans* film night; Lights, Camera, (Trans) Action!, as part of Manchester Pride.

In 2013, MORF moved to it's current home, the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Manchester. MORF now has over 100 members, an active online discussion group, and continues to provide a varied schedule of workshops and activities for local trans*masculine people.