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Youth and Whānau

Resources for parents and whānau of transgender youth, children, and gender diverse young people in Aotearoa NZ.


Trans 101 glossary: transgender terms and how to use them
Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

Help! Is my child transgender? 
Gender Minorities Aotearoa. (2017).

Storm clouds and rainbows
Rainbow Support Collective (2022).

Be an ally 101
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021).

Listening to and supporting trans and non-binary young people
Counting Ourselves, Te Ngākau Kahukura (2022)

Autistic trans people
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021).

Active Listening: A Communication Resource
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021).

Affirming schooling for transgender kids
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2018).

Be There: advice for whānau
Youth Sector Rainbow Collective.

Let’s Talk: A Resource Guide for Parents
OUTline NZ.

Transgender NZ: Hormone Replacement Therapy 101
Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

Parenting and family
Gender Spectrum (Aus).

A place in the middle
Ho‘onani Kamai, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Nels Bangerter, Makana, Jerad Greenleaf. (2020).

LGBTQI+ Aotearoa Then & Now
Tairawhiti Production House.

Health Pathways
Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

First Steps
Working it Out (Aus).

Community Law Manual: Family Law
Community Law.

He ara mataora: community based approach to stopping violence
Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Creative Interventions.

Support groups

NZ Parents of Transgender Children
NZPOTC Parent-led support.

Transgender and Intersex NZ
An online group for trans people and their families.



Irawhiti takatāpui: transgender rainbow Māori.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2021).

Takatāpui: Over the Rainbow
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2017).

Takatāpui: Part of the Whanau booklet & Trailer
Dr. Elizabeth Kerekere, Mental Health Foundation.

Growing Up Takatāpui: Whānau Journeys
Tiwhanawhana Trust, RainbowYOUTH.

He Kākano Ahau | Decolonising Gender & Sexuality In Wellington City
Radio New Zealand.

Research reports

Making Ourselves Visible: the experiences of takatāpui and rainbow rangatahi in care.
Point and Associates and the Community Design Team – Clunie, M., Fenaughty, J., Haunui, K., Hamilton, T., Lockie, A., Mackie, K., Metzger N., Radford-Poupard, J., Sade-Inia, J., Shippam, M., Wi-Hongi, A., (2023).

Youth19 Gender Identity and young people’s wellbeing.
 Fenaughty, J., Fleming, T., Bavin, L., Choo, W.L., Ker, A., Lucassen, M., Ball, J., Greaves, L., Drayton, B., King-Finau, T., & Clark, T. (2023).

Need to talk?

Whether you are a transgender youth or young person, a transgender parent, the parent of a trans child, or another whānau member, you can get in touch with us if you need to talk.

We can talk things through, offer you information, recommend resources, and link you with other services and supports.