Steph’s Place

15th August 2022

2022 Shortlisted Nominee

Community Organisation Award: LGBT


Research suggests that trans suicide rates are seven to ten times higher than average. Steph's Place was founded in May 2020 by Steph Richards to heighten the visibility and acceptance of trans people in society. The Steph's Place website grew rapidly and became a primary 'trans resource' initially within the UK and globally. Steph’s Place provides a voice for the UK Transgender & Non-Binary Community by investigating and reporting on issues that affect the community, a platform to share their stories and experiences, and signposting to help and support. Members of the team participate in diversity training for businesses as well as speak to parents of trans kids who seek help in understanding what it means to be trans. The Steph’s Place website, with some 600 pages, has quickly expanded into becoming one of the most visited websites in the trans community, with circa 10,000 visits every week.