Transgender Awareness Week 2018

Welcome

We are for the LGBTQ+ community in the Rodney area (especially Orewa, HBC)!

The group was started because of a lack of local support, only NZ wide online / phone support, and the physical places to go to are in the Auckland Central or at best Takapuna / Glenfield area. (All of which are AMAZING, but sometimes you really need something LOCAL).

We also like to bring visibility to other groups and resources via the Rodney Area Rainbow LGBTQ+ group and Facebook page as we know the struggles of trying to find the right people to reach out to.

 

What do we do?

  • Liaise with local youth groups to provide support for gender questioning youth
  • We aim to enact change with local Primary Health Organisations to provide better care for the local LGBTQ+ community
  • We aim to improve access to quality pharmaceutical for Transgender Healthcare
  • We aim to improve access to Gender Affirming Surgeries in New Zealand
  • We aim to provide a safe environment for the Rodney LGBTQ+ community to come together (Private Group)

 

If you know of anyone in the Rodney area that needs support or a safe place, or just talk to others who have "been there" please let them know about this group.
Join the Rodney Area Rainbow LGBTQ+ group on Facebook


If you want to know how to access services for transitioning please follow the link below. Or else read through our FAQs and Resources.
How do I access transition related services?



I'm a parent, how do I help? If someone who is coming out feels close enough to you and trusts you sufficiently to be honest and risk losing you as a friend. It can be difficult to know what to say and what to do to be a supportive friend to someone who has “come out” to you.
Help for parents or friends

Latest News

Transgender Awareness Week which runs from the 12th to 20th November 2018, is a focused opportunity to educate and raise awareness about gender diverse and transgender people, and the issues associated with transition or identity. The week ends with Transgender Day of Re... Read now

October 17th is the first ever International Pronouns Day. International Pronouns Day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred ... Read now

Hard to believe that 7 months on from this article (New Zealand's only gender surgeon not performing sex-change surgeries) we have some movement for better Transgender Health Care in New Zealand.Via @NewsRoomNZArticle Reproduce from: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@pro/2018/... Read now

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