With just 5 minutes, you can be part of making a massive difference for the legal protection of some very marginalised people, who often don't get listened to. The timeframe is tight, so we have developed this easy to understand information and 3 point submission guideline, so you can have your voice heard.
All about the BDMRR Bill and changing gender markers on birth certificates
Vinegar Hill rainbow camp was beautiful! We sold hot dogs, vegetarian nachos, ice blocks, and soft drinks, and we raised $409
15% of trans people run away from home or are kicked out because of their gender. Those rejected by whaanau are twice as likely to have experienced homelessness (40%) as those who were not rejected (22%).
Gender Minorities Aotearoa and InsideOUT are hosting a $5 fill a bag sale at Aunty Dana's Op Shop, to raise funds for a minivan to Hui Takataapui!
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.