Rams: GMA Trans Awareness Week Film

Rams: GMA Trans Awareness Week Film

This year we’re kicking off Transgender Awareness Week with a film screening fundraiser!

Save the date!
Thursday November 12th at 6pm
Lighthouse Cinema

Rams (2020)
In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’ prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

Help us raise funds for binders

We run a national free binder programme, to provide binders to those who are unable to afford to purchase one for themselves. These binders significantly improve quality of life. We are raising funds to cover 365 binders a year at a total cost of $15,000 – we are so grateful for your support!

Facebook event here.

Pride – Our Party

Pride – Our Party

Join us for Our Party and celebrate Pride with Ivy Bar and Cabaret!

With performances by Kelly Fornia, Willy Smackntush, Harlie Lux, The Everchanging Boy, Selina Simone and the Haus of Sin, Stabitha, Homer Nurotic, Braiden Butter, and Neon Lux.

Date and time: Saturday 7th March from 10pm till 4am.
Place: Ivy Bar and Cabaret, 63 Cuba street, Wellington.
Cost: donation.
Accessibility: steps with a hand rail, gender neutral toilets, and no fluorescent lighting.
Who: rainbow whanau and friends! It is an 18+ event.

OUR Party – A party by us, for us.

Join us to celebrate the final weekend of Wellington Pride Festival, brought to us by a team who loves, respects, and engages our community.

We have some of Wellington’s best drag stars hitting the stage.

Koha entry. All proceeds go to an amazing rainbow organisation- Gender Minorities Aotearoa, who do so much hard mahi for the community.

We’re honoured to bring you Our Party – come and celebrate Pride with us!

– Ivy Bar and Cabaret

Click here for the Facebook event.

“OurMarch Was Awesome”

“OurMarch Was Awesome”

Gender Minorities Aotearoa Auckland marched today, with local trans folks and friends and whanau marching in the Auckland Pride March.

Photo credit: Henry Laws

Over 7,000 people turned up to Albert Park, with banners and signs, dress ups and rainbows.

The trans float sported an enormous transgender flag, lots of placards, and an abundance of energy celebrating our wins and calling for housing, healthcare, and human rights to be enacted.

Photo credit: Henry Laws

Messages included calls to prioritise trans housing, to stop surgeries on intersex infants, to give trans people equitible access to health care including surgeries, respect Indigenous genders, fund trans led services, pass the BDMRR, decolonise the health and legal system.

Suicide prevention was on the list, alongside increasing regional services for trans people, and allowing legal gender recognition for trans asylum seekers.

Photo credit: Peter Jennings

”The highlight for me was just seeing so many trans kids and their friends in the front holding up trans flags and non-binary flags, and they were so excited, and their parents were with them supporting them and wearing t-shirts like ”I love my trans child”

– Annalucia Stasis, GMA Auckland

Photo credit: Henry Laws

“After starting up a chant calling for Trans Rights I could hear it echoing down the march as more people joined in, even after putting the megaphone down. I felt connected to everyone and strong in my community, and it’s so important to be able to feel like that”

– Molly Black, GMA Wellington

Photo credit: Henry Laws

“Who’s streets? Our streets”

– Chanting Rainbow Crowd

Photo credit: Henry Laws

”Trans communities have always formed themselves, as trans folks come together to awhi each other. We fight isolation with community spirit, and that’s what we saw at Our March today; people coming together out of empathy for each other’s struggles, and out of fierce love and passion. Queer solidarity is a beautiful thing.

– Ahi Wi-Hongi, National Coordinator, Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Photo credit: Henry Laws

Thank you to Auckland Pride Board and supporters for organising #OurMarch 2020, special thanks to val smith, Molly Black, Annalucia Stasis, Jack Byrne, and everyone else who helped to organise the transgender float with GMA, and huge thanks to everyone who came along and walked together! What an incredible turn out.

Read a great media article about OurMarch by clicking [here].

You can catch some of our Auckland crew on Wednesday February 12th at the What’s Up? Pride Activist Gala [click here].

Rainbow Mental Health Resource

Our fantastic 2019 resource, Supporting Aotearoa’s Rainbow People, is a practical guide for mental health professionals who are working with transgender or other Rainbow patients, or who simply want to upskill and understand with sensitivity some of the barriers for rainbow people in accessing mental health services.

Written by Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH, the resource follows on from our research into the experiences of LGBTQI+ people in Aotearoa New Zealand, who have accessed or attempted to access mental health support services. It is available in te reo Maori, mandarin Chinese, and English, and can be downloaded here.

Raw Sugar June Social

Raw Sugar June Social

*Tatataapui * Trans * Intersex * Queer * Rainbow * Plus friends and whaanau*

Come join us for potluck kai and korero by the fire at The Gender Centre! We have casual hang out and chats from 4pm-6pm, then usually watch a film from 6-8pm, but this month we’re about to move from the front room in our building to the back room, so the TV is not hooked up… which means we might just chill or play some games if anyone wants to bring along one they’re keen to teach us?



Ka aha te raa (date): Sat June 8th
Ka aha te waa (time): 4pm – 8pm
Kei reira (location): The Gender Centre, 128 Abel Smith street, Wellington
Homai (bring along): he kai to share, or just bring yourself, or friends, or whaanau
Waea mai (contact us on): genderminorities@gmail.com