In our "Be an Ally 101" we discuss how common trans people are, what their lives are like, how to support a trans person you know, how to support trans rights, and where to find out more. Article, video, and booklet format.
The much awaited Out in the City is coming up as part of the Pride Festival and we can't wait! We're looking for volunteers to help out at the Binders fundraising stall - we'll be selling our gorgeous transgender diversity mugs, giving out info leaflets, writing down the items sold during the day, and accepting donations; and all while having a great time!
When trans people seek medical care - regardless of whether this is gender affirming care, a simple cold, or a broken bone - they are commonly subjected to conversion therapy. No matter what health complaint they have, it is often blamed on hormones, and the clinician tries to end their hormone prescription.
A common question which many trans women ask, is what their estrogen levels should ideally be. They have often asked for a higher dose from their prescribing doctor, and been told no, there are too many risks, and that their current level is within the normal ranges. The maximum pmol/L cited by doctors is often 200 or 250. However, this is against best practise.
Follow this link to take part in a survey designed in collaboration between the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa / New Zealand, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, and researchers at the University of Waikato.
Win a free packer or packer-style STP
Transphobia consists of three main parts: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Any one of these parts on their own can be transphobia. Learn more here.
Where Do You Sleep at Night? Transgender Experiences of Housing Instability and Homelessness 2020 - GMA Housing Report [Wellington]
The SGDWG is holding it's second annual community event, with a panel discussion/panel presentations explaining what services are now available and how you can access them, as well as plans for the near future.
Our beautiful new calendars for 2021 are in stock from November 20. Pre-orders are welcome and will be posted on Nov 21st.