Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship Dynamic

Sometimes our relationships have dynamics which are unhealthy, harmful, or even abusive. This article talks about signs that something may not be working, identifying unhealthy dynamics in a relationship, and dealing with common scenarios for trans people. It touches on working through some issues, or leaving a relationship which may be difficult or dangerous to leave.

It’s Your Choice: Personal Autonomy in a Relationship

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.

Dating a Trans Person 101: Respect

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.

Safe Estrogen Levels

A common question which many trans women ask, is what their estrogen levels should ideally be. They have often asked for a higher dose from their prescribing doctor, and been told no, there are too many risks, and that their current level is within the normal ranges. The maximum pmol/L cited by doctors is often 200 or 250. However, this is against best practise.

Ambisexuals or Chasers?

Showing at Penthouse Cinema 22 Nov 2020, the film ''Ambisexuality: Seeing More Colour in the Rainbow'' was advertised to include a panel discussion by GMA National Coordinator Ahi Wi-Hongi, Dame Catherine Healy DNZM, Georgina Beyer MNZM, and director James Watson. Gender Minorities Aotearoa explains it's position on the concepts the film discusses, and why Ahi … Continue reading Ambisexuals or Chasers?

What is Transphobia?

Transphobia consists of three main parts: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Any one of these parts on their own can be transphobia. Learn more here.

NZ Sex and Gender Statistical Standard Submissions

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

UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

Gender Minorities Aotearoa met with the UN Spacial Rapporteur who is currently conducting an independent report on Housing in New Zealand.

Anti-Trans Conference at Odds with Massey University’s Rainbow Policy

An anti-trans conference has been booked at Massey University, in direct conflict with their Rainbow policy.

Landmark Trans Health Report Shows Widespread Disparity

Counting Ourselves transgender health research found elevated stigma, discrimination, violence against trans people.