The Beaumont Society relies on a dedicated team to ensure the charities workings run smoothly. The Executive committee are trusted long-established and well-respected Beaumont Society members who manage the every day organisation.
There are Beaumont Society Regional Organisers (ROs), Area Organisers (AOs), Club and group organisers, that ensure the BS remains the number one UK support group for transgender people.
To assist prospective new members who would like to know more about the society and the background behind terms like “Gender Dysphoria”, “Transexual”, “Transvestite” etc. The society has produced a pamphlet which can be downloaded at the link below.
Click here to read more about the regional organisers
Click here to download A Guide to the Beaumont Society
Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont
Along with being curious about our history, one of the most common questions we’re asked is “Why are you called the Beaumont Society – are you named after someone?”
The short answer is that we’re not named after someone per se. The Society name comes from the “Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont”, a French aristocrat at the time of Louis XV who led a double life as Charles / Lia, not only in the court, but also in senior diplomatic roles in both Russia and England !!!
To help with enquiries on this subject, the article in the link below was researched by Danielle and first published in the June 1996 Edition of the Beaumont Magazine. It provides more detail on the Chevaliers life through Louis court and Charles / Lias role in the diplomatic relations between France, Russia and England – leading to intriguing accusations of spying…
Click here to download Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont Biography (PDF)