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.
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.
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.
Irawhiti is an umbrella word and an individual identity, which refers to all transgender people; including binary,non-binary, and some intersex people. Takatāpui is an umbrella word and an individual identity, which refers to all rainbow people - including transgender, pansexual, lesbian, queer, gay, bisexual, and some asexual people.
March is PRIDE month in the Wellington region, and our friend Mindy, age 14, is #GoingCoastal on a 160km walk from Castlepoint to Kāpiti to raise funds for GMA.
Where Do You Sleep at Night? Transgender Experiences of Housing Instability and Homelessness 2020 - GMA Housing Report [Wellington]
The SGDWG is holding it's second annual community event, with a panel discussion/panel presentations explaining what services are now available and how you can access them, as well as plans for the near future.
Our beautiful new calendars for 2021 are in stock from November 20. Pre-orders are welcome and will be posted on Nov 21st.
Save the date! Thursday November 12th (time TBC) at Lighthouse Cinema
Binders Keepers! Poetry, music, and a good time, on today - Oct 10th 2020, 1pm - 6pm, Entry by donation - help us raise $ for binders!