The Youth '12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender. With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender. Make the spaces you are in be safe spaces to come out.
The BDMRRA is due for it's 2nd reading very soon - the exact date is unknown. At this stage, the public have an opportunity to debate the issues and tell MPs what they think. Please contact your local MPs and talk with them, tell them what you think, give them your personal stories.
Last week we joined other takataapui and rainbow community orgs and met with Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester and the Wellington City Council city planners, to talk about how to make Wellington more rainbow friendly.
Today’s announced changes to the process for amending gender markers on birth certifciates are welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people. “This small but significant change will make it fairer for those in our communities, who do not have the resources to use the existing Family Court process,” said Sally Dellow.
This statement was drafted by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people and organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explains why it is so important that the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act (BDMRRA) 1995 is amended
March 10th 2018, takataapui, transgender, and intersex people and supporters walked, danced, and rode along in the Wellington International Pride Parade with a clear message: transgender health care now!
Sponsor an intern at GMA and help to grow the skill base in trans communities - including workshop facilitation, events organising, training seminars, peer support, advocacy, and leadership.
NZ Top 5 Transgender Primary Health Care Resources - Aotearoa New Zealand
Fantastic video resources - Pharmac Seminar Presentations on diversity and inclusive primary healthcare, including Trans 101 and Gender Diversity.
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.