GENDYS is a network for all who have encountered gender identity problems personally, transsexuals, transgendered people and gender dysphoric people of either sex, and for those who provide care, both professional and lay. It hopes to help transsexuals and intersexed people to see themselves not as victims, but as survivors of their gender identity difficulties. To this end, the network produces a quarterly journal, which is free to members, publishes a handbook, and holds biennial conferences, the next one being in Manchester, England, in Autumn 2002. The aim is to provide confidential help and information, including a contact system, including sources of professional counselling. It also aims to provide support for those who are emotionally close, families, lovers and friends. The network is to develop a forum for debate and a dialogue between the client group and carers.