Irawhiti is an umbrella word and an individual identity, which refers to all transgender people; including binary,non-binary, and some intersex people. Takatāpui is an umbrella word and an individual identity, which refers to all rainbow people - including transgender, pansexual, lesbian, queer, gay, bisexual, and some asexual people.
Transphobia consists of three main parts: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Any one of these parts on their own can be transphobia. Learn more here.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa Auckland officially launched today, with local trans folks and friends and whanau marching in the Auckland Pride March #OurMarch
This year we have a float in #OurMarch in Auckland (not the Rainbow Parade) and one in the community run Pride Parade in Wellington (not WIPP). We may also have one in WIPP, depending on the outcome of the current discussions between community orgs and WIPP organisers. Follow our blog in the footer or watch … Continue reading Pride Parades
Our 2020 calendar 'The Moon is Trans' is out now! We have a limited number on the way, so order now to get yours in January.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa co-developed and participated in this fabulous project from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand:
Trans Past, Trans Present; The Making Trans Histories Project.
Bring along an object that's important to you as a trans person, and let's make history together!
Today we recognise women being discriminated against in employment, or due to their line of work, doing gendered labour, doing the same work as men and having that work valued less, being paid less, having less decision making power.
The trans communities are warmly invited by the author, Caren Wilton, to attend the launch of her book My Body, My Business - New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change.
Caren, on behalf of the late Dana de Milo, whose story is featured in the book, is donating a portion of every book sale to Gender Minorities Aotearoa.
Transgender Awareness Week runs from November 12th - 20th, it's purpose is to raise awareness about trans people, including intersex and non-binary people, our lives, our humanity, our struggles, and our joys.