Transgender Awareness Week runs from November 12th - 20th, it's purpose is to raise awareness about trans people, including intersex and non-binary people, our lives, our humanity, our struggles, and our joys.
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.
We don't usually write blogs about media articles but these are quite timeless resources which we think would be great for many young people and their whanau, as well as others.
Guidelines for getting your message out through the media, and tips for journalists who interview diverse leads.
An information paper on common transmisogynist tropes in films and the misrepesentation of transgender women.
The security officer monitoring the machine asked me if I had anything in my pockets. I felt like crying. I knew had nothing in my pockets. I know how my body is seen as abnormal and wrong. I knew exactly what was happening. 2016 TDOV Press Release.
The Gender Centre - widespread need for information and support with things like whanau relationships, changing identity documents, using the healthcare system, employment and housing issues, issues around partner and sexual violence, and accessing other services.
Pink Shirt Day Press Release.
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
Media guide for reporting on transgender people or using transgender sources