Information Resources

Guides, booklets, research, videos, and other information resources

  • For you, your whanau, friends, and community
  • Healthy relationships & relationship support
  • At school
  • At work
  • Speech
  • Research
  • Media
  • Other
  • Medical & healthcare:
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy & informed consent
    • Comprehensive frameworks
    • Genital reconstruction & other surgeries
    • HIV and transgender people
    • Sensitivity and consultation providers
    • Other

For yourself, friends, whanau, & community

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

Takataapui: Part of the Whanau booklet (Link to PDF )

Takataapui: Part of the Whanau (order free copies of the booklet)

Takataapui: part of the whanau video trailer (link to video clip) Resource Hub

Trans community words, what they mean, and how to use them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s Glossary

Gender Minorities Aotearoa: Media Advocacy Guide

Human Rights Commission’s Trans people: Facts and Information

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

Intersex Awareness NZ visual media (link)

TMI Tuesdays Trans Q & A (video link)

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

Gender Minorities Aotearoa: [Mis]Representation of Transgender Women in Film (PDF)

Intersex Frequently Asked Questions – INSA (link)

PrideNZ: voices of Aotearoa’s Rainbow communities (link)

For support groups and community groups, see our listing page by clicking here, and check for news and events in the main menu.

Healthy relationships and relationship support

You, Me /Us: Healthy Relationship Guide (link)

Te Whariki Takapou

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)

At school

InsideOUT’s Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Youth (Link to PDF)

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

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

Gender Neutral bathroom signs (link)

Rainbow Youth: visual teaching resource (link)

NZ Human Rights Commission: Transitioning at school

NZ Human Rights Commission: Supporting trans students

At work

Employment New Zealand – Transgender Employees

Transgender people at work (PDF)


Changing speech (PDF)

Vocal Key

TranzForm’s notes on Vocal Exercises


U.S. Transgender Survey Report PDF

UNAIDS: GAP Repot 2014 (link) (global)

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

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

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

Kaupapa Maori in sex/gender minority research (link)

World report on violence and health

Fundamentals on violence against trans people


Gender Minorities Aotearoa: Transgender Media Guide for NZ Journalists

Gender Minorities Aotearoa: Media Advocacy Guide


Medical & Healthcare Resources

Gender Minorities Workshops

Gender Minorities Aotearoa provides free training for healthcare providers who work directly with trans, takataapui, and intersex patients.

In collaboration with leading transgender sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention specialists New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective, we deliver a presentation and discussion based workshop packed with practical information and common scenarios.

This is designed primarily with sexual and reproductive health clinicians in mind, but is suitable for a range of healthcare providers and can be tailored to meet varying needs.

Currently this is limited to the Wellington region.
Please contact us for more details.

Other sensitivity training & consultation providers

Tap In


Rainbow Youth

Intersex Awareness New Zealand

A Third Opinion: trans, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for clinicians

You can download our quick practical pamphlet for providers in New Zealand here

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
– Online and screen-reader friendly PDF

Other resources for healthcare providers

National and international resources including research reports, guidelines, and other useful information are available below. Non-medical resources to support patients socially are available in our general resources database.

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Informed Consent

New Zealand: Sex and Gender Diverse People Referral Process to Endocrinology Services

Initiating hormone therapy: guidelines for healthcare providers

Indiana Transgender Network: Informed Consent in Trans Health Care

Stepping Forward – Informed Consent Clinics (USA)

ICATH: informed consent for access to trans health

MTF Informed Consent Form for HRT

Reproductive Options for Trans People

Weight and health (PDF)

Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice

Comprehensive Frameworks

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Blueprint for the provision of comprehensive care for trans people and trans communities in Asia and The Pacific (PDF)

World Professional Association for Transgender Healthcare (WPATH): Standards of Care (link)

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Mental Health

Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: a practice wisdom resource

Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and other surgeries

Gender Minorities Aotearoa: A guide to accessing the High Cost Treatment Pool (link)

Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People Within New Zealand

Ministry of Health: info for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (Link)

Surgery-MTF (PDF)

Surgery-FTM (PDF)

Recommendations Regarding Access to Gender Confirming Surgeries in Ontario

HIV and Transgender People

Implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programmes with transgender people (link) (int)

Implementing comprehensive HIV/STI programmes with sex workers: practical approaches from collaborative interventions (Link) (int)

UNAIDS Action Framework: Universal Access for MSM and Transgender People 2009 (link) (int)


Specialist services for management of individuals identifying as transgender in New Zealand

Trans community words, what they mean, and how to use them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s Glossary

Reproductive Options for Trans People

Brazen: Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide (PDF)

Midwives Tip Sheet for Working With Trans Clients

Acknowledging Gender and Sex: 101 course for healthcare providers

Petition 2011/107 of Thomas Hamilton and 435 others: Report of the Health Committee

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