October, 2010
ISSN 1179-0210
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Kia ora, welcome!

Kia ora, talofa lava, malo e lelei, fakaalofa lahi atu, nisa bula vinaka, kia orana and welcome to the October 2010 edition of the To Be Who I Am e-newsletter.

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Tāmaki Makaurau Trans Health Hui – 27 November

Papatuanuku Marae

Papatuanuku Marae

Nau mai, piki mai, kake mai, haere mai ki tēnei hui nui whakaharahara. Mauria mai ō kōrero, ō whakaaro hoki. He wā anō hei maumahara i a rātou kua para i te huarahi, kua huri ki tua o te arai ki Paerau. Mauriora!

What information do GPs, counsellors and other health professionals need to:

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Update on the Trans Health project

Shannon Anahera White is the new whakawahine rep on the Reference Group for the national Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans people project.

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Outgames human rights conference

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Many thanks to all of you who put in Expressions of Interest (EOIs) offering a workshop, panel presentation or paper for the 2nd AsiaPacific Games Human Rights Conference. The organisers have been overwhelmed by the response from trans communities and individuals from afar and within New Zealand. They are aiming to contact everyone who put in an EOI before the end of October.

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NZ Trans mental health resource

Joe

Joe

“I get annoyed when people say I’m coping or I’m struggling with depression. I just say I have depression – shit happens…”

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GLBTI mental health research – have your say!

This important research is identifying the mental health promotion and prevention services that trans, queer and intersex people in New Zealand need. They want to hear from you!

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For more information about the Transgender Inquiry, please contact Jack Byrne at jackb@hrc.co.nz or 0800 496877

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