What We Do:
Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a cross cultural, transgender led organisation.
We assist transgender, intersex and takataapui people in having choices about their lives and their bodies, and in getting the things they need to live their lives.
We can assist you to:
- Change your identity documents
- Find a trans-friendly doctor
- Get surgery information
- Get on the list for public funded surgery
- Connect with community support groups
- Find trans-friendly laser clinics
- Find emergency accommodation
- Get information and resources
We also assist whanau, partners, community groups, organisations, and service providers.
We have developed a national database which links to community organisations and service providers throughout Aotearoa that are recommended by transgender, takataapui, and intersex people. The national database also hosts resources and information for transgender, takataapui, and intersex people, our whanau, friends, schools, service providers, and wider communities.
Op Shops & Gender Centres
In 2017, we are opening our first drop in Gender Centre, in conjunction with an Op Shop. This will also be our national office, in Wellington city. You will be able to phone up or come into the Gender Centre to access all of the above services.
For those in need of welfare assistance, we are setting up a program to offer clothing vouchers and food.
Our op shop will also provide an opportunity to volunteer, gain work experience, and be part of a supportive social community, as well as providing opportunities to engage with the public on issues affecting transgender, takataapui, and intersex people.
Local Resources & Information
We develop transgender, takataapui and intersex resources which are relevant and useful for those who are from or living in Aotearoa. These are available to download and print from the National Database.
We run the national all ages online support forum Transgender & Intersex NZ, as well as the national youth news page Transgender & Intersex Youth NZ. We also run meet ups, and promote and support meet ups organised by others in our communities.
Consultancy and Sensitivity Training
We provide consultancy and sensitivity training to healthcare and other service providers, rainbow community organisations, government and non-government agencies, and other interested groups.
If you are writing a story and want to contact us for comment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook and we will get back to you asap.
The above are some of the ways we advocate for the full human rights of takataapui, transgender, and intersex people. To find out what else we do and what our plans for the future are, please feel free to get in touch.
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If you would like be kept up to date with opportunities to volunteer, you can sign up for our volunteers newsletter by clicking here. We have regular projects and events for volunteers, so this newsletter is a bit more frequent.
[header image: a photograph of a cross cultural and neurodiverse group of people in the park on a sunny day. 6 people are standing and 8 people are sitting. The people are of various ages, genders, ethnicities, disabilities, etc]
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