Gender Minorities Aotearoa needs your support!

There are many ways you can support this kaupapa – like holding a fund raising event, donating goods for the op shop, or telling us about friendly services in your area.
He aha te mea nui o te Ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
Community is everything.
Thank you so much for your solidarity and support!

10 ways you can get involved and support this kaupapa

‘Like’, share, link to, and promote our Facebook page and our website
Spread the word throughout your networks. Tell your friends all about us. If you are an organisation or a group who have a website, please link to our website from yours.

Fund raise for Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Hold a fund raising stall, garage sale, gig, house party, bake sale, or picnic!
You can download our fund raising guide here.
Use our media advocacy guide to help promote your event, and let us know so we can promote it on our social media too.
Encourage your friends, workplace, school, or organisation to donate or become a sponsor.

Donate you clothing, accessories, and small household appliances
Our fund raising op shop – Aunty Dana’s – is opening soon in Wellington.
You can donate goods by dropping them off to 128 Abel Smith Street any time. Just ring the door bell, and if no one answers it is fine to leave goods on the doorstep right by the door.

Read  Aunty Dana’s op shop manual and sign up to volunteer in our op shop by clicking here.

Alternatively, keep an eye on our Facebook page for working bees and events, or just show up to the op shop when it’s open and let us know you’re keen.

Let us know what’s happening in your area
Research trans, intersex and other gender minority friendly essential services in your area – from healthcare providers, clinics, counsellors, and psychologists, to emergency accommodation shelters, to women’s organisations and university groups.

Call, email, or pop in and politely ask them questions.
Tell them about our resources for health care providers and give them our web address.
Ask for recommendations from other trans and intersex people in your networks and local support groups.

Note: we only accept these recommendations from sex and gender minority people rather than providers themselves. If you are a fantastic provider, please ask a trans, takataapui, or intersex person to recommend you.

Surgery related information
Have you had any transition or affirmation related surgeries?
Do you have information about the surgeon/s, the procedures they do, the costs of your surgery, the costs of travelling to and staying in a particular country, tips for places to stay, other useful, simple, and clear surgery information?
Do you have a blog or a post about it that you could share?
Please send it in to us!

Writing and creating resources
We love reading your stories, poems, drawings and other art, and we want to use them in our online or printed resources! It doesn’t matter to us whether it looks or sounds  professional – it just matters that you are a sex or gender minority. We just want to see our communities in more resources and reaching more people.

Creating policies, diversity statements, and educational programs
Are you a sex or gender minority person who has experience in developing resources, policy writing, delivering education, or other relevant experience? Would you like to be involved in the development of resources or are you currently working toward the same goals?
Has your community group or organisation created resources or do you provide education?
Please get in touch to volunteer, or link us to your work so we can share.

Send in your ideas, comments, or other feedback
We welcome input from all ‘rainbow’ people, our whanau, friends, and supportive others. We welcome all suggestions, including things you would like to see included in our database, and ways we can improve. You can contact us bl clicking here.

Funding applications and advocating for funding
Advocate for cross cultural transgender led organisations to receive funding – especially Government funding.

Marginalised groups of people tend to have fewer opportunities, have to try harder and work more for those opportunities, and generally receive less resources in compensation for their work.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa needs access to resources, so we can continue to do this work and do even more to support transgender, takataapui, and intersex people.

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A huge warm thank you to all of us, together we are creating the future.

[image:  a group of indigenous Maori and people of colour who are sexuality, sex, and gender minorities, gathered in front of Te Puea Memorial Marae following the Glitch 2015 youth decolonisation Hui]