Raw Sugar July Canceled

Kia ora e te whaanau,

Raw Sugar will not be happening tomorrow due to unforseen circumstances, our apologies to folks who were really keen to come along.

The next Raw Sugar will be August 8th from 2pm to 6pm. Check out our calendar of events here for upcoming events as they are posted.

Nga mihi ki a koutou,

The GMA team.



Raw Sugar Monthly Sober Social is back for 2020!

What and who:

Join us for kai and social chats with lovely people, bring yourself, whanau and friends, and some kai to share if you want to. Kai and chats go for the first two hours, and then we watch a film for the last two hours. The film is often rated R16 or R18, but the kai and chats are suitable for all ages. Doors close at the halfway point, so please arrive by then so someone can let you in.

When and where:

Raw Sugar Wellington is held on the second Saturday each month, from 4 till 8pm during summer, and from 2 till 6pm during winter, at the GMA Wellington office and community drop in (The Gender Centre Wellington).

The Gender Centre Wellington is on the first floor above Aunty Dana’s Op Shop – come through the store and out the back and then upstairs, or ask at the shop counter.


It is not mobility accessible at the moment. There are all-genders toilets, and the lighting is non-fluorescent. It is a low allergen space, so no sprays or air-freshers, and please don’t wear perfume or cologne. Disability assist animals are welcome, however due to allergies and phobias please do not bring any other animals.

Summer times:

March – 14th, 4pm kai, 6pm film, 8pm finish.
April – 11th, 4pm kai, 6pm film, 8pm finish.

Winter times:

May – 2pm kai, 4pm film, 6pm finish.
June – 13th, 2pm kai, 4pm film, 6pm finish.
July – 11th, 2pm kai, 4pm film, 6pm finish.
August – 8th, 2pm kai, 4pm film, 6pm finish.
September – 12th, 2pm kai, 4pm film, 6pm finish.

Summer times:

October – 10th, 4pm kai, 6pm film, 8pm finish.
November – 14th, 4pm kai, 6pm film, 8pm finish.

End of 2020:

December – 12th – no Raw Sugar.

December – 29th – join us for a community water fight at Vinegar Hill gay camp, Putai Ngahere reserve, near Hunterville. It is free to come for a day trip, just pay $5 each to the Queen at The Palace marquee. Details and prices for overnight camping are available here.

RAW sUGAR 2020

Dec 15th Raw Sugar and End of Year Social

Dec 15th Raw Sugar and End of Year Social

This month on Sunday 15th December 2019:

  • Our volunteer and staff get together is from 2pm
  • Raw Sugar is on from 4pm, with kai downstairs till 5pm, and a film screening upstairs from 5pm till 7pm

Kei reira (location): Aunty Dana’s Op Shop, ground floor at 130 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, and upstairs level 1 The Gender Centre social space.
Homai (bring along): some kai to share for our end of year potluck
Waea mai (contact us on): genderminorities@gmail.com, 04) 385 0611

*Tatataapui * Trans * Intersex * Queer * Rainbow * Plus friends and whaanau*

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Raw sugar is a FREE event, a SOBER event, and has GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS with hand rails. Aunty Dana’s is not currently wheelchair accessible, it is up two steps, it has a hand rail. The Gender Centre is up a lot of steps. We hate that too. One day we will get a ground floor situation going.

Raw sugar monthly sober social
Making Trans Histories Project

Making Trans Histories Project

Gender Minorities Aotearoa co-developed and participated in this fabulous project from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand:

Trans Past, Trans Present; The Making Trans Histories Project.

”Trans people from their teens to their 70s were asked to identify objects of personal importance and to share the objects’ stories. What emerged was a quirky collection that is a testament to the diversity of trans experiences, and which disrupts established (and cis-written) narratives about trans lives.”

We are so grateful to Project Coordinator Will Hansen, and the team from Te Papa, for their enthusiasm and vision.

making trans histories

View the full project and read the 29 stories on Te Papa’s website by clicking here.

Happy Transgender Awareness Week 2019 #TransAwarenessWeek

Healthcare Presentation NZSHSC

Healthcare Presentation NZSHSC

Our presentation from the New Zealand Sexual Health Society Conference 2019.

This presentation is free to use for transgender health advocacy. Please credit Gender Minorities Aotearoa, Wellington, 2019. Statistics quoted in this presentation are from the 2019 national transgender health report Counting Ourselves.


Released for Trandgender Awareness Week #TransgenderAwarenessWeek #TransAwarenessWeek