GMA raises funds by selling trans-positive merchandise. We use art which we have commissioned from local trans artists and is only available from GMA. We also use art which has been created and donated to us and may be available elsewhere (as the artist own the original image and just gives us a copy, which then belongs to us).
Donating your art to GMA is a really great way to help us raise funds, and also helps to spread trans-positive messages!
An image can then be customized by us and used on many different types of item, like in the example below. The items we sell range from low cost stickers to higher cost clothing and household items. Whether a person buys a $1 sticker, or $800 worth of home ware, we receive a fixed percentage of the money raised, and the rest goes into manufacturing and printing, etc. It’s a really great way for GMA to raise funds without taking a lot of time away from the work we do, as the ordering, manufacturing, and shipping is organised by the sales platform we use.
If you would like to donate your art to GMA, simply write us an email confirming that the image belongs to you and isn’t infringing on anyone else’s copyright, and that you are giving us a copy to own and use as we please. Attach your art image/s to the email, and send it to us at the email address listed here. Done! We will reply to say thanks and let you know we received your art. Thank you in advance!! x GMA team.
Our national free binder programme is still up and running, but applications are now closed until we have cleared the waiting list.
In the last year we have received over 365 applications – more than one each day. As a small transgender led charity we cannot meet this demand.
We are working hard to secure funds so we can clear the waiting list as soon as possible – we don’t want anyone to have to wait, or to bind using something unsafe. For the future, we anticipate opening applications once a year during Trans Awareness Week in November, until we reach the number we can afford to purchase (usually around 120). This way we can get them out to folks right away in time for the summer holidays.
This reinforces the need for access to puberty blockers and top surgeries, as well as publicly funded binders.
Our goal is to make puberty blockers and top surgeries, as well as binders, accessible through the public health system. You have a right to appropriate healthcare, and that includes medical prosthetics such as binders. The government needs to make sure that the public health system provides these.
We recommend talking to your local MP about better funding for trans health, and asking your GP to request that the local District Health Board (DHB) provides these medical devices.
Our 2020 calendar ‘The Moon is Trans’ is available for a limited time, so order now to get yours in January.
Complete with astrological seasons and lunar phases for Aotearoa, as well as national and regional holidays, important dates for trans folks, and a little bit of history.
Here is a sneak preview – featuring our diversity posters, as well as new designs.
You can pay by online bank transfer, and use the reference ”calendar”. Take a screenshot or photo of the payment, and email it to us with your details. Include the name and address to post it to. They cost $30 each, plus $3.50 post.
Our bank account details are:
Gender Minorities Aotearoa