Facial hair removal is one of the most urgent, safety enhancing, mental health improving, and empowering medical treatments for many trans women and non-binary people.
YES surgeries are happening. The High Cost Treatment Pool is operating, and trans women are being sent to Manakau based surgeon Dr Rita Yang, after 6 months of hair removal treatment in the genital area, as per Rita's preferred method.
The BDMRRA is due for it's 2nd reading very soon - the exact date is unknown. At this stage, the public have an opportunity to debate the issues and tell MPs what they think. Please contact your local MPs and talk with them, tell them what you think, give them your personal stories.
GMA's diversity posters go up around Wellington - soon to go up all over NZ
Please take time this weekend to fill in the Counting Ourselves survey that we helped to develop, so we have large scale national data on takataapui, trans, and intersex people's health.
Help us to improve it before it goes to publish and print!
Kia ora whanau, we are looking for a few items to help us set up The Gender Centre, which will open in Wellington this Autumn. If you have any of the following lying around, or would like to purchase and donate one to us, please let us know, we would be so grateful...
Sponsor an intern at GMA and help to grow the skill base in trans communities - including workshop facilitation, events organising, training seminars, peer support, advocacy, and leadership.
We had a fabulous time at the opening of Aunty Dana's Op Shop, where over 150 people came along to share the occasion and check things out. We met some wonderful folks, and had lots of great talks. All the new (and ... less-new) volunteers were amazing, and we all did heaps of work but it felt like a party!
Transgender NZ Issue 2. (Summer 2017 - 2018) Sex and Relationships is coming out soon! We want your love letters, your poetry, your song lyrics, your art. We want to share your heartaches, your strategies for dealing with difficult or abusive situations, your jokes, your korero on love or sex or hooking up...