Gender diversity

Support services and information for gender diverse people and their family/whānau.

National organisations

Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) 
ITANZ is a New Zealand-registered charitable trust that provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their families.

Intersex Youth Aotearoa (IYA) 
Intersex Youth Aotearoa is a place for all people with intersex variations, and their whānau and friends to share information, find support and network with each other. 

Gender Minorities Aotearoa 
Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a cross-cultural, transgender-led organisation that operates on a kaupapa Māori public health framework. Its activities include research, providing information and resources, advocacy, education and training, operating services for gender minorities and providing support for takataapui, transgender and intersex people, and referrals to other services. 

Transgender and Intersex NZ 
The Facebook group is the largest online transgender community support group with a New Zealand-based membership. This group is primarily for sharing information between people of diverse genders and sex characteristics, and has a secondary focus on supporting parents and whānau as well as those who work with trans people and supportive others. 

Agenda New Zealand  
A national support group for transgender people, their partners and families with regional contacts in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. 

TransAdvocates Health 
With patchy healthcare and often poor service for trans people in New Zealand, TransAdvocates Health is a Facebook page where members can share information in a confidential forum. 

NZ Trans Guys 
A group for people born or living in Aotearoa/New Zealand, assigned female or intersex at birth, but who identify outside of that, including but not limited to transgender, transsexual, ftm, f2m, tangatairatane, mtm, male, taane; genderqueer, trannyboy, transman, 3rd gender, bi-gendered. Contact NZTG at nztg@gmail.com 

Portal support for NZ parents of transgender and gender diverse children 
A Facebook group offering support for parents with children who are gender questioning or gender diverse. Email contact at nzparentsoftransgenderchildren@gmail.com. 

Naming NZ 
An organisation to help transgender, gender diverse and intersex youth with updating identity documents to correctly reflect their sex and gender.

Local support groups and services

Hauora tahine – pathways to transgender healthcare 
Hauora tahine provides secondary services that provide gender-affirming healthcare for transgender and gender diverse people across the Northern Region DHBS (Northland, Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau).

F'INE 
F’INE (fee-neh) is a Pasifika LGBTQI-focused provider, providing whānau ora navigational services in the Auckland region.

T35+ 
A facilitated social/support group for transwomen over the age of 35 that meets weekly. Phone OUTLine NZ 0800 688 5463 for contact information.

Genderbridge NZ 
Genderbridge is a trans community organisation providing support to transgender/gender diverse people, whānau and friends throughout Auckland. They hold meetings every second Tuesday at Rainbow Youth, 11 Edinburgh St,  Auckland Central. 

Rainbow Youth peer support groups 
Peer-based local support groups for queer and gender diverse youth across Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Plenty. 

Bay of Plenty LGBTQI Support Group 
This forum is to support, encourage, inspire and share interests and hobbies with LGBTQI in the Bay of Plenty and around the motu.  

Beyond Binary 
This is a Hamilton-based group for young people (35 years and under) who identify beyond the gender binary, including but not limited to transgender, fa'afafine, whakawhine, tangatairatane, intersex, two-spirits, ultra-sex, genderqueer, non-gendered and questioning. To find out the date and venue of meetings or for more information email waikatoqueeryouth@gmail.com or text Skylar at 022 538 2564. 

Tapatoru 
Wellington-based support for Māori trans whanau, including mentoring for female-to-male (FtM) people.

Tranzform
A Wellington support group for gender diverse young people aged 30 years and under.

Wellington Binder Exchange and Willis St Physiotherapy Information and services to minimise the risk of pain and injury associated with binding, corsets, changes to gait and posture, and surgery.

Canterbury Trans 
A Facebook page supporting transgender people from across the gender spectrum, including FtM, MtF, intersex, transsexual, cross-dresser, whakawahine, fa'afafine, transvestite, transgenderist, androgyne, gender-queer. 

Tranzaction NZ 
Tranzaction is a Christchurch-based support and advocacy group, concentrating on the trans community, and to support and educate the families and friends of trans people. 

Forge
A network for trans and gender-diverse youth in Christchurch and Dunedin that meets in Christchurch. Contact the group at forge.south@gmail.com

SouthTrans NZ A Facebook support group for trans people who live in Dunedin and the surrounding areas.