Thomas Geisel

"Das Jugendzentrum PULS bietet dank attraktiver Angebote und eines engagierten Teams eine bewährte und feste Anlaufstelle für lesbische und schwule Jugendliche in Düsseldorf. Die Einrichtung wird ausgesprochen gut angenommen und ist eben nicht nur Rückzugsraum, sondern auch Ausgangspunkt für zahlreiche gemeinsame Aktivitäten in Düsseldorf und der Region.

Ich halte es für wichtig, dass wir in Düsseldorf das Jugendzentrum PULS haben und als Stadt dessen beeindruckende Arbeit fördern. Das nützt den Jugendlichen und spricht für die tolerante Atmosphäre in Düsseldorf.“

Thomas Geisel

Trans* Evenings

Since 2016 we have a trans youth group here at PULS. Our trans team welcomes you!


The PULS and the trans group are open for young people who do not at all or only to some extent identify with the gender assigned at birth. We offer a safe space to unfurl your true gender identity. This space is meant for you when you’re a transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, inter or gender questioning person.


We are Luca, Alexandra, Tom and Lena. If you want to know more about us, please check out the PULS Trans Team on the “Teams” page.

First Time

If you haven’t been in the PULS before, you might visit us on the Friday trans evenings, on the Saturday “Trans Brunch” or during our “open to all” Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In the PULS someone will always be there to welcome you. You might also ask for Luca, Tom or Lena who will be around most of the time. Sending a notification email to lena.klatte@puls-duesseldorf.de before is another way to get in touch with us.

If you feel more comfortable and save with a person you trust, it’s ok to bring your best friend or a family member along for your first visit in PULS. The only exception from this rule comes into effect on Friday. This day is meant to be a save space for trans and non-binary folks. Thus we only grant access for your cis-gender friends or family members during the first hour (from 5pm – 6pm).

What we have to offer

Every Wednesday and Thursday PULS is open for all lesbian, gay, bi and trans youth (LGBT) between 14 und 26 years old. There will always be a youth worker around whom you can talk to about trans issues. Wednesday from 2:30pm – 6:30pm and Thursday from 5pm – 9pm. A trans youth worker will be available from 4:30pm.

Roughly every fortnight the Friday evening for young trans, non-binary, genderfluid, agender, intersex and gender questioning people takes place. We organize events on a regular basis. This maybe a talk, a group discussion, a guest or just us playing games or cooking some food together. Sometimes we just chill. On Friday we are open between 5pm and 9pm.

Saturday: Two times a month we are having a trans topic brunch together. We meet up, write a long shopping list, shop, prepare and enjoy a nice late breakfast/lunch (brunch). Usually we invite special guests to join us or we talk about a specific trans activism topic afterwards. The Saturday is meant for trans & friends. Friends, BFFs, family members and all PULSis are welcome to join us! From 11am – 3pm. For the brunch we would ask for a donation (2€ - 5€).

You may check out the upcoming dates for the Friday and Saturday events here.



What does the term trans actually mean?

 Trans is an umbrella term which stands for a variety of gender identities which differ from the gender assigned at birth. The term includes transgender, transsexual, non-binary, agender and genderfluid people, Male-to-Female (MtF), Female-to-Male (FtM), Dragqueens- and Kings, Genderqueers and many other identities. The term trans is also used in organic chemistry  to describe certain molecules. It means literally “on the other side”. In the context of chemistry, cis indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain[1] while trans conveys that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. Thus we describe cis people as people who are completely comfortable in the gender assigned to them at birth.