If you’re looking to meet other trans people and make friends, we run social events in person and the online peer-to-peer infoshare forum Transgender and Intersex NZ, as well as opportunities to volunteer with us and get involved in our volunteer community.
If you need information and support (rather than social connection), you can contact us to speak with a transgender peer who is an expert in advocacy and can offer you accurate and up to date information on a wide range of topics.
Database: Other community groups
Many transgender-led community groups exist across the regions – they range from social coffee meetup groups to formal support organisations. Most of the groups listed on our Community Support database are not run by Gender Minorities Aotearoa. Some come and go quickly, so there may be groups which we aren’t on our database yet, and there may be links to some which no longer exist. Contact them directly to find out more about them.
Database: Add a community group
If you know of a transgender-led social group or support organisation which is not listed on our database, please add them here. We update our databases at least quarterly, but please note that it won’t show up straight away. You are also welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group to let people know about it.
Start a group in your town
Setting up a group takes good planning, and can take a while to get established. Most groups start out with a meetup or event – you can find our checklist for running a fundraising event for GMA below, and we can help you spread the word. Or, you can use it to organise a purely social meetup. You are welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group to tell people about your event.
General info on towns in Aotearoa
Table of towns reference.