Kia ora whanau, we are looking for a few items to help us set up The Gender Centre, which will open in Wellington this Autumn. If you have any of the following lying around, or would like to purchase and donate one to us, please let us know, we would be so grateful.
* A Mahjong set (we would like a few sets)
* Really fun boardgames that work for a group
* A good quality data projector (for screening films and powerpoints)
* A large flat screen TV
* Singstar for PS2
* A really good quality printer
* A laminating machine
* A spiral book binding machine
* USB memory sticks
Thank you! We are very excited! We will be holding working bees in the near future too, so keep an eye out if you would like to come help out!
[Image: an orange poster with a comic ”pow” style speech bubble and some text. It also has Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s logo, which is a transgender symbol with the words ”Gender Minorities Aotearoa, takataapui, transgender, and intersex NZ”, genderminorities.com. Text reads: the gender centre opens soon. we are planning weekly events! Sober social events, Discussions and workshops, Youth events.]
You can sponsor an intern at Gender Minorities Aotearoa for just $20, and help to grow the skill base in trans communities – including workshop facilitation, events organising, training seminars, peer support, advocacy, and leadership.
Our bank account name is Gender Minorities Aotearoa, and our account number is 38-9018-0529990-00, reference ”intern”.
Each month, our website pages are viewed over 4,900 times, by over 1,300 visitors. Thank you for helping us to support so many takataapui, transgender, and intersex people in Aotearoa NZ.
For more info, check out [this link] on what we do, and how you can get involved.
Come along to this Wellington event for people who identify as cross dressers, and others who have gender stuff going on, whether or not you identify as trans.
If you’re coming, and you’d like to help let people in, make sure people feel welcome, or make cups of tea, please send us a message on email@example.com or just show up and help on the day.
. . . . . . [image: a poster in pink and purple, with turquoise borders. In the middle is a picture of clothing hanging on a rack. There is large text which reads ‘Cross Dressing?’, and 4 blocks of small text. text: Come to an after hours op shopping and social evening. For cross dressers and trans only. 6.30pm – 8.30pm Saturday 25th November 2017 Aunty Dana’s Op Shop 128 Abel Smith Street Wellington auntydanas.com. No dress code, simply ring the door bell, and we will let you in. The op shop is completely private and no one can see in from the street. Feel free to pop in any day before the event if you want to check it out beforehand (clothing displays are not arranged by gender). There are changing rooms and mirrors. The person behind the counter will be trans, so no need to feel shy. Cash only. Any money you spend goes back into events like these. Snacks, soft drinks, and cups of tea provided. Alcohol-free venue, so non-alcoholic drinks only please. Brought to you by Gender Minorities Aotearoa genderminorities.com
We had a fabulous time at the opening of Aunty Dana’s Op Shop, where over 150 people came along to share the occasion and check things out. We met some wonderful folks, and had lots of great talks. All the new (and … less-new) volunteers were amazing, and we all did heaps of work but it felt like a party!
A bunch of people signed up to volunteer, lots of people took away our pamphlets and resources, some picked up a name change or passport gender marker change form, and of course heaps of people left with some exciting new treasures or a glam new outfit!
Aunty Dana’s raised $479.40, which is absolutely incredible.
Huge thank you to all of our Gender Minorities Aotearoa and Aunty Dana’s Op Shop crews who are working together to create something amazing. Thank you for your dedication to creating an Aotearoa where trans, takataapui, and intersex people can flourish.
Thank you to all our whanau and friends and all the people in the communities who are supporting our mahi – your input, whakaaro, shares on social media, kai, op shop donations, and of course aroha and encouragement mean the world.
Thank you all to everyone who came to the opening of New Zealand’s own transgender community op shop.
Special thanks to Dana de Milo, our patron saint. Your beautiful example of ongoing service to trans communities can remind us all: the everyday stuff makes up our lives.
We are thrilled to announce that the International Trans Fund has granted us funding. This will help us to open The Gender Centre in Wellington next year – so you can drop in for support and information, get in-person help with changing your identity documents, and get assistance through the free kai and clothing voucher program we will launch when we open.
We’re also planning to open our op shops and gender centres in other regions in the near future, so you can access our services wherever you are.
Very warm and heartfelt thanks to the team at International Trans Fund, you are making an amazing difference for us at Gender Minorities Aotearoa and for the many gender minority people who rely on us for accurate information, advocacy, and support, all over Aotearoa New Zealand.
Thank you for your radical analysis and commitment to trans led initiatives.