Respect looks different to each person, and the things that feel respectful to one person may feel disrespectful to the next person. Use these tips to start a conversation about respect.
Te reo Maori: Kaua e wareware kia okioki, a hoa. Te reo Pakeha (English): Don't forget to rest, my friend.
The Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences Study - Summary of Findings - is out now! This fantastic research from Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH, is some of the best research in Aotearoa on Rainbow populations and mental health.
Many trans people are passionate about equality, which can lead them to join community groups, unions, or protests. This pamphlet gives legal information for trans people interacting with Police and the criminal justice system when protesting.
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%).
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.
Are you queer, trans, non-binary, takataapui, intersex, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF, or questioning? Have you accessed any mental health support in Aotearoa? (For example, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, or therapists) Are you aged 14 or older?
Our Reo Māori kupu for Whiringa-ā-nuku (October) are: Ka aha te rā - date, Ka aha te wā - time, Kei reira - location (or) kei hea? - where?, Homai - what to bring , Waea mai - contact details.
The Youth '12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender. With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender. Make the spaces you are in be safe spaces to come out.
As a progressive country, New Zealand prides itself on being world leaders in human rights - from votes for women, to decriminalisation of sex work, equal rights is a strong part of how kiwis see themselves. But a small handful of anti-trans extremists, or 'Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists' are attacking the human rights of transgender people, with a focus on transgender women.