Information Resources

Local, national, and international information resources covering whanau, employment, study, media, relationships, and other useful information.
For local community support, health care providers in your area, health information, binders, hair removal, or changing your identification documents, please see the main menu.
If you’re looking for something you can’t find here – get in touch.

Trans 101

Trans 101: Glossary of Gender Terms and How to Use Them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Trans 101 Crash Course (video and written resources) – Ygender and Minus18 (Aus)
Gender Identity 101 – RainbowYOUTH

Intersex 101

Intersex Youth Aotearoa Video – Intersex Youth Aotearoa
Intersex 101 – RainbowYOUTH
The Interface Project – Intersex stories
Intersex Frequently Asked Questions – INSA (USA)
5 Things I Wish You Knew About Intersex People – Georgiann Davis (USA)


A collection of Rainbow Resources about Mental Health – Miscellaneous
TMI Tuesdays Trans Q & A (USA)
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (booklet download)
Seeking Asylum in a Safer Country – Rainbow Railroad (USA)

Parents, whanau, families, youth

Trans 101: Glossary of Gender Terms and How to Use Them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Let’s Talk: A Resource Guide for Parents – OUTline NZ
Parenting and family – Gender Spectrum (Aus)
Help! Is my child Transgender?  – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Takataapui: Part of the Whanau booklet & Trailer – Elizabeth Kerekere
Yellow for Hermaphrodite – Mani’s Story – NZ on Screen
LGBTQI+ Aotearoa Then & Now – Tairawhiti Production House
Takataapui – Over the Rainbow – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Growing Up Takataapui: Whanau Journeys – Elizabeth Kerekere
Health Pathways – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Transgender NZ Issue 1. Hormone Replacement Therapy – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
First Steps – Working it Out (Aus)

Employment and Working

Transgender Employees – Employment New Zealand
Transgender people at work (PDF) Department of Labour
CTU Out at Work (Link)
Diversity Works NZ (link)

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

Human Rights Commission Resources
Young & Trans HRC Trans Workshop
Community Law Manual: Discrimination
Human Rights Act (1993)
New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (1990)

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 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)
Guide for Transformative Prevention Programming (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 – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, 2019
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 Report 2014 (global) (link)
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 World Health Organisation (WHO)
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)

Professional development training

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

See our workshops and seminars page here for transgender workshops and presentations.
Intersex Awareness New Zealand also provides training on intersex issues.

Seeking Asylum

Fleeing Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Gender Expression: Information for Asylum Seekers and Refugees – info for seeking asylum, leaving your country of origin
Rainbow Railroad – an org that assists trans people with asylum seeking and becoming refugees