BDMRR consultation with DIA

Come to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) consultation on the BDMRR, to have your say on how amending birth certificates and getting legal gender recognition should work. Attend an online hui, and/or make a written submission to the DIA. Background In December 2021, parliament voted yes unanimously, to change the Births, Deaths, Marriages and … Continue reading BDMRR consultation with DIA

Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

The government recently announced their latest budget, which includes funding initiatives to improve services for transgender patients.  Transgender healthcare The government has allocated $2.18 million over four years, to improve primary healthcare services for transgender patients. Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided in communities, such as your regular doctor (General … Continue reading Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHBs’ Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group (SGDWG) is holding a community update hui, and separate but connected a survey about accessing gender affirming healthcare in these regions. Annual community update hui The SGDWG is run by the Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. It is … Continue reading Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released it’s Standards of Care version 8, which is now open for comment until December 16th 2021. It’s expected to be completed in 2022 and released mid next year. At a glance, it appears to be a major improvement on the previous version. You can click through … Continue reading WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

Work with us – seeking rainbow violence prevention network coordinator

Are you passionate about LGBTQIA+ communities and violence prevention? Do you have lived experience or skills that you’d like to contribute to our communities? The Rainbow Violence Prevention Network is in search of a Coordinator to support us to collectively identify and work towards strategies for violence prevention in rainbow, transgender, and intersex communities across … Continue reading Work with us – seeking rainbow violence prevention network coordinator

First submissions promising

Written submissions are now being processed on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, and the Inquiry into Supplementary Order Paper 59 on the Births Deaths Marriage Relationships Registration Bill (“BDMRR”). Oral submissions are also being heard on both Bills, by the Justice Committee, and the Governance and Administration Committee, respectively. Our main work on these … Continue reading First submissions promising