BDMRR consultation with DIA

Come to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) consultation on the BDMRR, to have your say on how amending birth certificates and getting legal gender recognition should work. Attend an online hui, and/or make a written submission to the DIA. Background In December 2021, parliament voted yes unanimously, to change the Births, Deaths, Marriages and … Continue reading BDMRR consultation with DIA

Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

The government recently announced their latest budget, which includes funding initiatives to improve services for transgender patients.  Transgender healthcare The government has allocated $2.18 million over four years, to improve primary healthcare services for transgender patients. Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided in communities, such as your regular doctor (General … Continue reading Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

Free webinar for primary health providers – informed consent

One of our main focuses in 2022 is advocating for informed consent in gender affirming healthcare. Informed consent is a legal right in all areas of New Zealand healthcare. However, there is a long history of access to transgender healthcare being dependent on diagnoses and psychological assessments.  Gender Minorities Aotearoa will be delivering a free … Continue reading Free webinar for primary health providers – informed consent

2021-2022 annual report

Check out some key activities we did in 2021 below, or see our 2021-2022 Annual Report to find out more. Core priority areas for 2021 1. Wrap around support.2. Healthcare.3. Housing.4. Identity Documents.5. Connectedness.6. Sexual violence prevention. We provided 1:1 peer support over 2,000 times, and there were over 600 visits to our Wellington drop … Continue reading 2021-2022 annual report

WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released it’s Standards of Care version 8, which is now open for comment until December 16th 2021. It’s expected to be completed in 2022 and released mid next year. At a glance, it appears to be a major improvement on the previous version. You can click through … Continue reading WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Today marks the launch of Te Aorerekura – the government’s National Strategy and Action Plan for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence. The strategy was launched by The Honorable Marama Davidson – Green Party Co-leader and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, together with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and … Continue reading National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Justice of the Peace at GMA

We now have a Justice of the Peace service available at Gender Minorities Aotearoa, specifically for supporting transgender people to change their identity documents. The role of a Justice of the Peace is to: Witness signatures on documents Certify copies of documents (including email attachments and phone messages) Take oaths, declarations, affidavits, or affirmations Confirm … Continue reading Justice of the Peace at GMA