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.
Transphobia consists of three main parts: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Any one of these parts on their own can be transphobia. Learn more here.
You can choose whether to use male, female, or gender diverse, just the same way you can choose ethnicity - with no supporting documentation. You do not need to change your birth certificate or other ID to changer your gender marker with MSD.
Health Navigator now has information for transgender patients and healthcare providers.
Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has established a working group to advise on improving the process fro updating the gender marker on one's birth certificate under the current legislation.
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.
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%).
We're very pleased to announce that the national guidelines for trans healthcare in Aotearoa have been released, and can be found here.
Talk to an experienced lawyer for free at Wellington Transgender Legal Clinic.
We don't usually write blogs about media articles but these are quite timeless resources which we think would be great for many young people and their whanau, as well as others.