Stuff: Growing up trans in regional New Zealand

Stuff: Growing up trans in regional New Zealand

Stuff recently published a story on Growing up trans in regional New Zealand With the subtitle “He’s a teenager, he’s transgender and he lives in small-town New Zealand. Oliver Tapiki-Thorpe shares his story with Andre Chumko” Tapiki-Thorpe says the Kawerau community has been supportive. “Mostly people are very accepting.” Read the full story: Growing up […]

Stuff: Transgender Pasifika Women Tells Her Story

Stuff: Transgender Pasifika Women Tells Her Story

Torranice Campel of South Auckland, an Oranga Tamariki social worker, provides support to young transgender women and is a proud advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. She tells Stuff reporter Marlene Singh her story of when she was six-year-old boy that she was not born in the right body. “At school, I was fascinated by this […]

Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Unitec Gender Affirmation Policy first of its kind among tertiary providers in recognition of both staff and students who undertake a gender affirmation process while they are working or studying. The policy aims to support people as they go through the social and medical processes needed to match their gender identity, and covers such elements […]

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a cross cultural, transgender led organisation. They 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 […]

Let’s Accentuate the Positive

Let’s Accentuate the Positive

“According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery – because they don’t think it is an important enough issue for New Zealanders. Mary Haddock-Staniland says she disagrees with this response for one […]


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