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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Research reports that are based in Aotearoa New Zealand or are relevant to us here.
An information paper on common transmisogynist tropes in films and the misrepesentation of transgender women.
An essay on trans healthcare and the medical system