Our new resource Camping for Beginners is the first in our new Sport and Recreation series. Camping can be fun and a great way to relax. Check out our tips for beginners here; be prepared, be safe, and have a great time.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa is offering a free online course, Supporting Transgender People. This course is designed to increase your knowledge of issues affecting transgender people in Aotearoa, and to build your confidence in speaking about these issues and supporting transgender people. It is a 101 course and suitable for people with any level of knowledge … Continue reading Supporting Transgender People: Online Course
Gender Minorities Aotearoa is offering a free online course, designed to increase your knowledge of historic and contemporary issues regarding feminism and transgender people, and to improve your transgender inclusive intersectional feminist praxis.
Victoria University of Wellington Women's Collective is holding a free event for Women's Week, and GMA will be giving a 60 minute lecture "Trans Perspectives on Feminism". Nau mai haere mai, everyone is welcome.
In our "Be an Ally 101" we discuss how common trans people are, what their lives are like, how to support a trans person you know, how to support trans rights, and where to find out more. Article, video, and booklet format.
While transgender people make up about 1% of the general population, they make up at least 10% of the autistic population. Some studies suggest 13% or higher. Find out more about autistic people's experiences here.
A small number of people "come out" as transgender, and later realise they aren't, or decide that the safety risks for them are too high. They may decide to outwardly take on a cisgender identity while inwardly maintaining a transgender identity ("go back into the closet"), or they may have a change of gender identity - affirming that a cisgender identity is the one that feels best for them.
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Sometimes our relationships have dynamics which are unhealthy, harmful, or even abusive. This article talks about signs that something may not be working, identifying unhealthy dynamics in a relationship, and dealing with common scenarios for trans people. It touches on working through some issues, or leaving a relationship which may be difficult or dangerous to leave.
If a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it may be very difficult to end it amicably. Your partner may not accept that you want to end the relationship: they may try to make you feel guilty, afraid to leave, or worried that they will not cope. They may even threaten to hurt you, your loved ones, or themself. Even if they do not accept that the relationship is ending, you do not have to stay in the relationship.