GMA’s General Resources

GMA’s general resources on 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.
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101 guides

Trans 101: Glossary of Trans Words and How to Use Them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Irawhiti Takatāpui: Transgender Rainbow Māori – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
What is Transphopia? – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2020)
Takatāpui: Over the Rainbow – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2018)
Health Pathways 101 – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
Transgender 101 for NZ Journalists – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)

Families and Whānau

Help! Is My Child Transgender? – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
Be-There: advice for whanau – Youth Sector Rainbow Collective [Dunedin Pride, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Qtopia, RainbowYOUTH, te Ngākau Kahukura, Waikato Queer Youth, InsideOUT, QYouth, Intersex Youth Aoteaora, OutlineNZ, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, and Outerspaces] (2020)

Relationships, sex, and sexuality

Dating a Trans Person 101: Respect – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Consent: Sex and Sexuality for Trans People – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2020)
It’s Your Choice: Personal Autonomy in a Relationship – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Active Listening: A Communication Resource – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
A Good Argument: Fighting Without Fighting – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Triggers: Past Trauma Memories and How to Discuss Them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship Dynamic – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Ending an Abusive Relationship – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)


Where Do You Sleep at Night? Transgender Experiences of Housing Instability and Homelessness – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2020)
Counting Ourselves National Transgender Health Report Aotearoa NZ – Veale J, Byrne J, Tan K, Guy S, Yee A, Nopera T, & Bentham R [with community advisory from GMA] (2019)
In Our Own Words: sexual violence report – Thursdays in Black, Union of Student’s Associations, [with co-development by GMA] (2017)


Autistic Trans People – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Retransition or Detransition Support – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021)
Birth Certificate Sex Marker Change – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2019)
Applying for GRS on Public Funding – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Gender neutral bathroom signs – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, (2019)
[Mis}representation of Transgender Women in Films – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
Media Advocacy 101 Guide – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
Transgender 101 for NZ Journalists – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
Lots more on our blog – Gender Minorities Aotearoa