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.
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.
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%).
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?
Last week we joined other takataapui and rainbow community orgs and met with Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester and the Wellington City Council city planners, to talk about how to make Wellington more rainbow friendly.
Please take time this weekend to fill in the Counting Ourselves survey that we helped to develop, so we have large scale national data on takataapui, trans, and intersex people's health.
Fantastic video resources - Pharmac Seminar Presentations on diversity and inclusive primary healthcare, including Trans 101 and Gender Diversity.
Links to support organisations for HIV positive people, as well as comprehensive frameworks for HIV programs and research.
Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and Other Affirmation and Transition Related Surgeries