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?
Raw Sugar Monthly Social is Back! *Tatataapui * Trans * Intersex * Queer * Rainbow * Plus friends and whanau* Raw sugar is a FREE event, a SOBER event, it is WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, and has GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS. Come and spin some yarns by the fire, meet other lovely people, and have a good time.
Our Reo Māori kupu for Whiringa-ā-nuku (October) are: Ka aha te rā - date, Ka aha te wā - time, Kei reira - location (or) kei hea? - where?, Homai - what to bring , Waea mai - contact details.
The Youth '12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender. With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender. Make the spaces you are in be safe spaces to come out.
As a progressive country, New Zealand prides itself on being world leaders in human rights - from votes for women, to decriminalisation of sex work, equal rights is a strong part of how kiwis see themselves. But a small handful of anti-trans extremists, or 'Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists' are attacking the human rights of transgender people, with a focus on transgender women.
Talk to a lawyer for free at The Gender Centre. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 11am - 12 noon.
The BDMRRA is due for it's 2nd reading very soon - the exact date is unknown. At this stage, the public have an opportunity to debate the issues and tell MPs what they think. Please contact your local MPs and talk with them, tell them what you think, give them your personal stories.
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.
Saturday September 8th, 2pm till 6pm, at The Gender Centre - 128 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Raw Sugar is a sober event, and we have potluck kai by an open fire, so feel free to bring some food to share but no worries if you can't we have plenty for everyone.
GMA's diversity posters go up around Wellington - soon to go up all over NZ