While transgender people make up about 1% of the general population, they make up at least 10% of the autistic population. Some studies suggest 13% or higher. Find out more about autistic people's experiences here.
Don't miss Angelilly's Trans Day of Visibility charity stream, raising funds for Gender Minorities Aotearoa! See her promo below, share and tell your friends, and remember to tune in on the day and donate if you can!
Gender Minorities Aotearoa welcomes your feedback on our organisation and services. Your feedback will be used to help GMA to improve our services and give you a better experience.
If a person has experienced trauma in the past, such as being the victim/survivor of sexual violence, they may have very strong emotions such as anger or fear which are associated with an element present when the initial trauma happened. This element - or trigger - can be anything from a smell to a certain word or phrase, it could be a particular sexual activity or position, or any number of other elements.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa is holding some absolutely amazing creative workshops will at Out in the City; Micheal Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield street Wellington, Saturday March 27th. These include a Zine making workshop at 11.30am and Pause Blur Grass Witch at 1.30pm. It's free to attend these workshops but you are welcome to give a donation. We're looking forward to seeing you!
One of the most important things in a relationship is having your own autonomy - or getting to make decisions for yourself. If both or all partners get to be in charge of their own lives, then you have a great foundation for making room for each other and growing together. When one person controls another person, it’s easy for the relationship to become abusive.
Respect looks different to each person, and the things that feel respectful to one person may feel disrespectful to another. Use these tips to start a conversation about respect.
Active listening is a form of therapeutic or empathetic listening, which focuses on understanding the speaker's perspective, and encouraging them to explore their thoughts and emotions.Often active listening is used when supporting someone, building trust, and discussing difficult experiences. It can help the listener focus on what is being said, rather than their thoughts about it.
We are excited to announce the new website of Rainbow Path - an advocacy and peer support group for the rights of Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers living in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our last drop in day for 2020 is Thursday December 17th (10.30am to 5.30pm). Our first drop in for 2021 is Wednesday January 13th, and after that we're back to normal.