In a historic moment, Statistics NZ announced their plans to count all people in NZ, regardless of gender, in the next census. A separate but related document, the NZ Statistical Standard for Sex and Gender, is currently under review, and Statistics NZ has called for public submissions on their proposed changes to the statistical standard, … Continue reading NZ Sex and Gender Statistical Standard Submissions
The report makes 31 recommendations for resolving the six disparities in human rights for people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
So important to name specifically Transgender, as well as Rainbow people as priority groups for Mental Health and Addictions, and make sure we are on the Ministerial work plans for national and regional policies. We want to see trans led organisations training DHBs on providing appropriate mental health and addictions support for trans populations, rainbow … Continue reading Mental Health and Addictions
Counting Ourselves transgender health research found elevated stigma, discrimination, violence against trans people.
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 … Continue reading Rainbow Mental Health Resource
The Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences Study - Summary of Findings - is out now!
This fantastic research from Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH, is some of the best research in Aotearoa on Rainbow populations and mental health.
All about the BDMRR Bill and changing gender markers on birth certificates
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%).
We're very pleased to announce that the national guidelines for trans healthcare in Aotearoa have been released, and can be found here.
Are you queer, trans, non-binary, takataapui, intersex, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF, or questioning?
Have you accessed any mental health support in Aotearoa? (For example, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, or therapists)
Are you aged 14 or older?