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Groundbreaking research Mani and Dame Margaret Sparrow were guests at a very special presentation by 4th year medical students at Otago University. They presented a groundbreaking piece of research looking at the experience of takatapui in the health care system. Ti Whanawhana collaborated with the students in this piece of research.   This work  gives […]

Persecution of civil society, migration crisis top concerns of UN human rights chief 14 September 2015 – An “exhausted and angry” High Commissioner for Human Rights today opened the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council with a wide-ranging address in which he singled out countries by name for their role in accelerating […]

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ITANZ at the inaugural ‘Show and Tell’ event. Held at the National Library, over 30 groups were represented. The theme of the event was ‘Queer History in the Making’. Celebrating queer history, the diversity of our communities, and our contribution to New Zealand. A unique event for Wellington’s queer, LGBTIFFTQ and rainbow community organisations, sharing […]

Mani at conference

ITANZ has recently been in Australia to attend the LGBTI Health Alliance Conference. Held from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 August 2015, the conference brought together community members, community organisations large and small, health practitioners, researchers, academics, policy makers, advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTI people. […]

We are honoured to have Rosslyn Noonan support the work we do at ITANZ. If you would be interested in finding out more about what ITANZ does and how you can contribute then email us at In this video Rosslyn shares with us how she became aware of Intersex/DSD peoples experiences and some strategies to increase Intersex/DSD […]

Hi folks So much has been going on this year in the world of intersex awareness and change. Last month I was in Geneva for an international meeting on funding intersex activism. It is an incredible milestone to reach. For most of the last 20 years the majority of groups, work has been self-funded by […]

University of Otago, Wellington Understanding *diverse sex development/intersexuality in NZ This study focuses on how decisions are made for the health care needs of children whose sex development has been different from others. See the outline and contact details on the website. *DSD is an umbrella term for specific condition’s such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia […]

Growing your understanding of the LGBTI communities. This workshop will provide an insight into the world of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and other sexual diversity communities. The challenges and difficulties they experience and what can make a difference? Mani B Mitchell an internationally known speaker on diverse sex and gender, is the keynote presenter. WHERE   Lychway Reception Lounge […]

Fire at storage facility

To celebrate Queer History Month, LAGANZ is pleased to present speakers Mani Mitchell and Mark Hutchins-Pond at the next Friends of LAGANZ event in Wellington on Wednesday, 24 September. Human rights activist Mani Mitchell will talk about the year so far, ranging from the devastating effects of losing important papers to fire to managing life […]

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish an issue focused on stories from people who were born with atypical sex anatomies (what may be identified as differences of sex development) who are interested in reflecting on the effects of the care they have received since childhood (in the case of conditions diagnosed in infancy) or puberty […]