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.
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!
A beautiful book that shares some really interesting insights and perspectives, complete with stunning photography by Fiona Clark. Representing Trans is due for release on Thursday 12th October 2017.
The centre for sexual scientific research - which included many transgender staff - was the an international pioneer in advocating homosexual and transgender civil rights. It also advocated women's rights, sex education, contraception, STI clinics.