Videos about gender diversity, including about being a trans man, intersex and takatāpui, and a reading of a children’s book written by a transgender teenager in hope of helping other trans youngsters.
What is intersex?
Intersex is an umbrella term that has been in use for the past 60 years. It includes over 30 variations of sex characteristics where the sexual anatomy or the chromosomes are not the standard male or female. Discover more about what it is like to be intersex in this video.
(Intersex Awareness, NZ, 2018)
Takatāpui – part of the whānau
Takatāpui is a traditional Māori term meaning ‘intimate companion of the same sex’. It has been reclaimed to embrace all Māori who identify with diverse genders and sexualities, such as whakawahine, tangata ira tane, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer.
This video is part of a resource for takatāpui, their whānau and communities, sharing stories and information about identity, wellbeing and suicide prevention.
(Gender Minorities Aotearoa and Mental Health Foundation, NZ, 2015)
Jazz Jennings reads "I Am Jazz"
A transgender teenager has co-written a children’s book that she hopes will help other trans youngsters.
(Human Rights Campaign, US, 2017)