A group for young people* who identify as transgender, fa’afafine, whakawhine, tangata ira tane, intersex, two-spirits, genderqueer, non-gendered, questioning and their allies.
*young people in this case is 30 and under.
Meetings are held in a safe venue and much is done to keep the atmosphere feeling safe, if you would like to change into more comfortable attire before the meeting a facilitator will be at the venue 30 minutes in advance. Meets fortnightly at 4:30pm.
Being trans is about gender. If you don’t fit societies rules about what kind of gender is acceptable, then you may fit under the trans umbrella. It’s separate from your sexuality (who you’re attracted to). Your gender is about you, your body, how you’re seen by others, and how you feel inside your head. There are countless words in many different languages and cultures to describe different genders. For more information on transgender rights in New Zealand, some inspiring personal stories, and a great list of what being “trans” might mean, you can go to “To Be Who I Am”. If you don’t fit into these categories or prefer not to have a label for your gender, that’s cool too, you are welcome at Tranzform.