Connect with transgender community.

How we connect communities

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Peer support

If you need information and support, you can contact us to speak with a transgender peer.

We are professional advocates, and can offer you accurate, up to date information on a wide range of topics.

Find out what works well for other trans people, and get connected with practical supports.

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Online peer-to-peer support group

We run New Zealand’s biggest online peer-to-peer infoshare forum Transgender and Intersex NZ.

This group is for people based in Aotearoa, and welcomes trans and intersex folks, their families, and supporters. It has over 2,000 members.

Join the community.

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Social events

If you want to meet other trans people and make friends, we run social events in person from time to time throughout the year.

You can find these in our calendar or on our blog.

Come along and make new friends.

Other ways to get involved

There are heaps of opportunities to join our amazing volunteer community, or get involved in another way.

Groups which aren’t run by us

Trans led support groups

Many transgender-led community groups exist across the regions – they range from social coffee meetup groups to formal support organisations.

Some come and go quickly, so there may be groups which we aren’t on our Community Support Groups database yet, and there may be links to some which no longer exist. Contact them directly to find out more about them.

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If you know of a transgender-led social group or support organisation which is not listed on our database, please add it!

We update our databases every 3-6 months, but please note that entries are moderated so it won’t show up straight away. You are also welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group (above) to let people know about it.

Start a local group

Setting up a group takes good planning, and can take a while to get established. Most groups start out with a meetup or event. You can read our guide to running community events below, and you’re welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group to tell people about your event.