The Rainbow Mental Health Survey is now live!

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

Like physical health problems, mental health problems are very common. Nearly half the population will meet the criteria for a mental illness diagnosis at some stage during their lives, and one in five of us will experience depression in any given year.  For the LGBTQ+ c... Read now

Kia ora! The Rainbow Mental health survey about queer, trans, and intersex experiences of accessing mental health support in Aotearoa is now live, and they need your help! Are you queer, trans, non-binary, takataapui, intersex, LGBTQIA+, MVPFAFF, or questioning? Have yo... Read now

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual civil awareness day internationally observed on October 11 to recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community. It grows and becomes more well known every single year. National coming out day is a time for those in the LGBT community ... Read now

Earlier this week in a major speech Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced 12 priorities in a long-term plan that would drive the Government’s ongoing work programme. Unfortunately none of the Coalition or independent parties Rainbow Polici... Read now

We are petitioning the House of Representatives to amend the KiwiSaver Act 2006 to allow funds to be accessed for private surgery where public waiting lists are excessively long or the surgery is not available in New Zealand. Many people cannot afford medical insurance,... Read now

The new Pedestrian Crossings on Orewa's main road have been causing a lot of concern and headaches for local residents. And at a local board members the were described as “underwhelming” and even “potentially dangerous”. Our solution? Replace them with colorful Rainbow c... Read now

For the majority of partners this is the sad side of Transitioning. And the support in New Zealand is still sorely lacking for supporting couples. How well we handle the transition from lovers to partners or exes depends on a lot of factors, such as similarities in attit... Read now

Often called gay conversion therapy, it's illegal in some parts of the world, but not in New Zealand. "Therapy" is being offered to "cure" people who find themselves attracted to the same sex, where their attraction is contrary to their own religious beliefs. Currently t... Read now

Nine months ago, Amanda Ashley took the first step towards transitioning. The Hatfields Beach resident says she has known her true gender indentity since the age of eight, but put it to the back of her mind until last year when she felt ... Read now

The trans pride flag was designed by Monica Helms, an openly transgender American woman, in August 1999. It was first shown at a Phoenix, Arizona LGBT pride celebration the following year. Every aspect of the design is carefully chosen to reflect trans identities. In Aug... Read now

By Maria Yeonhee Ji “If you’re basically afraid of the health system, then you’re not receiving equitable care.” Ten years have passed since the publication of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission's 2008 document To Be Who I Am: Report of ... Read now

As with any health services it can be a bit hit and miss about the care you receive and the quality of the staff. Through my own personal experiences, I can say that there are some really good Case Workers and Doctors at Rodney Mental Health who I have found to really ca... Read now

The only surgeon in New Zealand who can do sex-change surgeries is not employed to do them - frustrating the trans community who are currently waiting up to 40 years for a procedure. Dr Rita Yang started work with Counties Manukau DHB in January this year as a plastic su... Read now

We are very disappointed in the responses received from Pfizer, Perrigo Company plc and Par Pharmaceutical,the top three injectable estrogen suppliers. Delestrogen (Par Pharmacetical) Estradiol Valerate (Perrigo) Depo-Estradiol (Pfizer) They have all indicated that the... Read now

Last Saturday for the first time Amanda, Lisa and Baby Marchello joined with the Auckland DHB marching with more than 3500 people in the Auckland Pride Parade.  The Pride Parade is a colourful celebration of the New Zealand rainbow community and it was a night of fun and... Read now

What is the Transgender Day of Visibility? TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans communit... Read now

A year ago this week, National Geographic aired Katie Courics' documentary Gender Revolution about the changing perception of gender. If you haven’t seen it, it is a great documentary to you open up your hearts and minds. See what you think!  ... Read now

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ... Read now

How do I access services? Across the Auckland Region, the two main service providers are Centre for Youth Health for young people and adolescents, and Auckland Regional Sexual Health Service for adults. These two services have multiple clinics across Auckland. They provi... Read now

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