Gender Minorities Aotearoa met with the UN Spacial Rapporteur who is currently conducting an independent report on Housing in New Zealand.
Counting Ourselves transgender health research found elevated stigma, discrimination, violence against trans people.
All about the BDMRR Bill and changing gender markers on birth certificates
Vinegar Hill rainbow camp was beautiful! We sold hot dogs, vegetarian nachos, ice blocks, and soft drinks, and we raised $409
15% of trans people run away from home or are kicked out because of their gender. Those rejected by whaanau are twice as likely to have experienced homelessness (40%) as those who were not rejected (22%).
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.
Please take time this weekend to fill in the Counting Ourselves survey that we helped to develop, so we have large scale national data on takataapui, trans, and intersex people's health.
Research reports that are based in Aotearoa New Zealand or are relevant to us here.
The takeaway message is that visibility alone is not enough. Let's continue to be at the forefront of human rights – 2016 TDOV press release
Transgender Day of Visibility media release 2017 highlighting housing discrimination