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The New Zealand Parliament’s rainbow select committee room has been refurbished a decade after it was first opened. Proudly displayed among many other flags of note is the intersex flag! It was first opened in 2008, when then Speaker Hon Margaret Wilson approved the dedication of the room to the nation’s gay, lesbian, and transgender […]

Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia, wrote the segment below after designing the flag in 2013… “We struggle a bit with symbols for intersex, and people with intersex variations; many of us don’t see the need for them, while other people seem to like something to identify with. There is no commonly understood symbol or flag, […]

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ITANZ is proud to share the role of host Ropu, alongside the Tiwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH for this years ILGA World Conference, 2019!

ILGA is being held here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Up to 400 people from 160 countries are attending this year's conference! Over 30 intersexy people are among this wonderful bunch.

Our visitors for the conference feature many activists and contributors to LGBTIQA+ organisations. 

Over 120 scholarships were granted for the event, supporting delegates from 87 countries – over 75% of whom come from the Global South. A strong emphasis was placed on supporting people from marginalised population groups and identities - including sex workers, persons with disabilities, persons living with HIV, and more.

Image credit Mani Mitchell

Wellington Airport Rainbow in support of Pride and ILGA

Find out more by clicking on the link below. Day registrations are still available!

https://www.wellington2019.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would love to thank Sam for their inspiring and creative art work that has helped us share and tell the intersex story. “Sam Orchard is committed to building a world where our many differences and complexities are celebrated. Sam writes comics, essays and children’s books, creates animated videos, podcasts, resources and social media campaigns […]

Georgia Andrews

ITANZ Givealittle Fundraiser Launch!

ITANZ is a charitable trust that provides education, information and training on intersex issues for organisations and individual people. ITANZ is now seeking donations to ensure we can continue doing this important work.

If you can donate head to our givealittle page here:

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/intersex-trust-aotearoa-nz?fbclid=IwAR2B31bvspJ-15ghrLQGgnjGDjpr2iVZTo6iPu_bn6SrlCiuceZ8T_NGlsU

By donating you can help:

• Cover immediate operational costs

• Maintain the Intersex Youth Aotearoa online presence

• Develop resources and training materials relevant to Aotearoa

• Attend relevant conference and hui to raise awareness for intersex issues

 

Kia Ora Folks!

 

ITANZ is stepping into 2019 with a bounce! We are welcoming Georgia to Wellington permanently for a new exciting role as the Rainbow and Inclusion Adviser at Victoria University of Wellington. Georgia's relocation to Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara compliments the move at the last ITANZ AGM to appoint Georgia as Chairperson of the board. Mani is stepping into the Executive Director position. These changes recognise with great joy that we have a greater capacity of intersex folks to hold more governance roles. Speaking of which, the newest member of the board Jelly O'Shea has agreed to step into the Communications Project Manager role. She comes with a wealth of knowledge in this area and is excited to bring greater intersexy awareness to Aotearoa. 

This year we at ITANZ will be updating you regularly through our this website and our facebook page with all the amazing work that were are doing. So keep an eye out!

Aroha to all our allies and intersexy friends.

 

26 October is Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) 2017 – A statement from ITANZ & introducing a new resource for Aotearoa. Intersex Awareness Day  2017 (IAD 2017) highlights the progress of intersex led organisations in Aotearoa and around the world. On IAD 2017 the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) are proud to present our new […]

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Its been a tough week for many in our community Lots of us know about hate. In many and complicated ways. Sometimes in our families. Sometimes at school. Sometimes at church. The local gym Our communities. Bullies. Other places and people. Sometimes random strangers who attack for no other reason than they see our difference. […]

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