Originally founded in 1966, the society originally started as a UK Chapter of the secret American organisation "Full Personality Expression" (FPE). The aim of the society then, is remarkably similar to those of the society now :-
1. To provide information and education to the general public, the medical and legal professions on transvestism and to encourage research aimed at fuller understanding.
2. To provide TV's with an opportunity for a social life together.
From these roots, the UK Chapter eventually became the Beaumont Society, taking the name of the Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont (you can find out more about the Chevalier by clicking on the menu item on the right, or here.) Originally, all members had to be sponsored by an existing member and had to be vetted before being accepted - but this is no longer the case.
Traditionally regarded as a MTF transgender social group, the society is actually open to any sections of the transgendered community who would like to join - even wives and partners, although the WOBS organisation has specifically been established for these people.
Beaumont Society history
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