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?
The Youth '12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender. With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender. Make the spaces you are in be safe spaces to come out.
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.
March 10th 2018, takataapui, transgender, and intersex people and supporters walked, danced, and rode along in the Wellington International Pride Parade with a clear message: transgender health care now!
Fantastic video resources - Pharmac Seminar Presentations on diversity and inclusive primary healthcare, including Trans 101 and Gender Diversity.