Information Resources

Intersex Youth Aotearoa Video

Trans 101 video and written resources

First Steps: Shared Stories from parents and caregivers of trans* and gender diverse children

The Interface Project – Intersex stories

TMI Tuesdays Trans Q & A (video link)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (booklet download)

Intersex Frequently Asked Questions – INSA (link)

Voice and Communication

Changing speech (PDF)

Vocal Key

notes on Vocal Exercises – TranzForm

LGBTIA/Rainbow NZSL signs – DPSN

Employment and Working

Transgender Employees – Employment New Zealand

Transgender people at work (PDF)

CTU Out at Work (Link)

Diversity Works NZ (link)

Human Rights Act, Discrimination Law, and Other Legal Odds & Ends

Community Law Manual: Discrimination


The Media & You

Media Advocacy Guide – Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Transgender Media Guide for NZ Journalists – Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Sex & Relationships

In Our Own Words – NZ’s first and only comprehensive report on sexual violence and gender minorities (with co-development by Gender Minorities Aotearoa)

You, Me /Us: Healthy Relationships

Te Whariki Takapou – research

Community Action Toolkit for addressing intimate partner violence against transgender people (USA)

Safety Planning: A guide for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence (USA)

Study & School

Inclusive Education Guide for Schools – Ministry of Education

Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Youth – InsideOUT

Takataapui: Part of the Whanau (Link  to PDF & hard copy)

LGBTQI+ Aotearoa Then & Now Documentary (link to video)

Gender Neutral bathroom signs (link)

inside out visual teaching resource – Rainbow Youth

Transitioning at school – NZ Human Rights Commission

Supporting trans students – NZ Human Rights Commission

In Our Own Words – Thursdays in Black, Union of Student’s Associations (with co-development by Gender Minorities Aotearoa)

Other Research Reports

Counting Ourselves national transgender health report Aotearoa NZ

In Our Own Words 2017 – (gender minority inclusive sexual violence research in NZ)  Thursdays in Black, New Zealand Union of Student’s Associations

Trans Pathways Report  2017: The mental health experiences and care pathways of young trans people (USA)

Trans Pathways 2017 Report Summary (summary of above report)

U.S. Transgender Survey Report 2015 PDF

UNAIDS: GAP Repot 2014 (link) (global)

Youth ’12: Transgender young people fact sheet (PDF)

The Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People – NZ Human Rights Commission (Link & PDF)

Standards of Care – World Professional Association for Transgender Health (link)

Kaupapa Maori in research (link)

World report on violence and health

Fundamentals on violence against trans people

Navigating double marginalisation: migrant Chinese sexual and gender minority young people’s views on mental health challenges and supports (Link to PDF)


Community Support, Health Care, Identification

For local community support, health care providers in your area, or changing your identification documents, please see our main database here.


Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity Training Workshops for Health Care Providers

Depending on the provider, these may cover gender diversity, language, and sensitivity, as well as specifics of care in a particular clinical setting, or other topics. They may be free workshops or presentations, or they may have a cost associated. Check the details with your chosen provider.

We recommend transgender led training, and intersex led training, both in terms of development and delivery.

Gender Minorities Aoteaora Seminars and Workshops

Gender Minorities Aotearoa provides training for health care providers who work directly or indirectly with trans, takataapui, and intersex patients.

We are qualified in population health, work across a number of healthcare and policy settings, and can tailor training to your needs.

A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers
– 2 fold pamphlet for print PDF

A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers
– Simple page, online, and screen-reader friendly PDF

Other Trans Led or Intersex Led Training, Workshop, Seminar, & Consultation providers

Intersex Awareness New Zealand