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. Continue reading Number of Trans People in NZ
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. Continue reading Wellington City Council Rainbow Community Consultation
We don’t usually write blogs about media articles but these are quite timeless resources which we think would be great for many young people and their whanau, as well as others. Continue reading 3 min videos you should see
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! Continue reading Transgender Health Care Now: Wellington Pride Parade
Gender Minorities Aotearoa – Aunty Dana’s Op Shop and The Gender Centre, together with InsideOUT, will be hosting a float in the 2018 Wellington International Pride Parade! Continue reading Wellington Pride Parade Float for Trans Health Care
A beautiful book that shares some really interesting insights and perspectives, complete with stunning photography by Fiona Clark. Representing Trans is due for release on Thursday 12th October 2017.
Continue reading Representing Trans: Linguistic, Legal and Everyday Perspectives
Are you part of the 9.4% of transgender people who are autistic?
What did you wish you’d known when you were first working things out? What goes into a resource booklet for Autistic Transgender People? Help us at Gender Minorities Aotearoa to decide.
Continue reading Autistic and Transgender, Intersex, Takataapui?
An information paper on common transmisogynist tropes in films and the misrepesentation of transgender women. Continue reading [Mis]Representation of Transgender Women in Films
Aotearoa’s healthcare system was created with cisgender people’s interests in mind, who are the majority of the population.
Transgender (trans) people experience enormous barriers to healthcare, including constant challenge and denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. (Human Rights Commission., 2012). An essay on trans healthcare and the medical system Continue reading Is New Zealand’s Healthcare System Prejudiced Against Trans people?
The security officer monitoring the machine asked me if I had anything in my pockets. I felt like crying. I knew had nothing in my pockets. I know how my body is seen as abnormal and wrong. I knew exactly what was happening. 2016 TDOV Press Release. Continue reading Security Systems, Visibility, and Safety