Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a nationwide organisation, which is run by and for transgender people, including non-binary, intersex, and takataapui gender diverse people.

It offers information, advocacy, and wrap around support for transgender people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. You can find details about our services by clicking here.

We operate within the kaupapa Maori public health framework Te Pae Mahutonga, and The Ottawa Charter international framework. We aim to facilitate health and well-being for transgender populations, as defined by The World Health Organisation,

The vision of Gender Minorities Aotearoa is for all transgender people to be empowered by a full range of choices across all aspects of their lives, and to be able to participate fully in society.

Click here for our Trans Glossary 101: Transgender Words and How to use them

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Identification & Official Documents

Identification and Official Documents

Click the links below for up to date, step by step information for changing your name and gender marker on your identity documents.

Tip: If you simply want identification with your chosen name and gender marker, the easiest way is to:

1. Change the name on your birth certificate (by statutory declaration)
2. Use the updated birth certificate to get a passport with your chosen name and gender marker (the gender marker on you passport can be changed by statutory declaration – it does not need to match the gender marker on your birth certificate).

This is because changing the gender marker on a birth certificate is a more complicated process through the Family Court. On your passport, you have three options for the gender marker – F, M, or X (unspecified). You cannot have X as the marker on your birth certificate.

Birth Certificate


Drivers Licence



Financial Assistance

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Community Support

Community support in your area

If you are transgender,  intersex, or takataapui gender diverse, and you are looking for a support group  in your area, there are a variety of community led initiatives below. We can’t guarantee the quality of support offered, but we do recommend reaching out.

There are also links to crisis support, and in an emergency you can call 111.

For  therapists, or other health care, please see the main menu.

If you know of a great group that you think should be listed, please drop us a link on

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