Scope

Intercom provides services across the South West rural peninsula (our charitable "area of benefit"): Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Devon, Plymouth and Torbay; Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

Originally Intercom was an LGB organisation: none of the Founders was transgendered, and we knew that sexual orientation and gender identity were two very different things. We did not want to trespass on territory that we felt we had no right to. However, we quickly found that many Trans people were asking us for help over crime and discrimination issues, and we discovered that though sexual orientation and gender identity are so different in themselves, the issues of prejudice are very similar indeed. In 2001, at the request of our Trans supporters, friends and service-users, Intercom was proud to become a fully-inclusive LGBT organisation, where LGB and Trans people work together to address those issues we have in common while raising public awareness of the key differences.

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