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To Be Who I Am

November, 2011

  • How can schools support trans students and their families?
  • What name and pronoun should be put on a trans student’s school documentation?
  • What uniform or dress code applies to trans students?
  • Who needs to know that a trans student is enrolled at the school?
  • What changing area should trans students use?
  • If trans students want to play sport which team should they play for?

These are just some of the questions answered in Supporting trans students, one of the FAQs in the Commission’s new set of fact sheets Trans people: facts & information. These bright-coloured resources include images of people from around the world who attended the inaugural Pacific and Asia regional trans and intersex hui in March 2011.

The fact sheets talk about common human rights issues faced by whakawāhine, tangata ira tane, fa’afafine, fakaleiti, akava’ine, trans, gender queer and other gender diverse and gender questioning people. They include Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), links to community groups, resource lists and workshop outlines.

The full set or individual fact sheets can be downloaded here and include:

A. FAQ: Supporting trans students

B. FAQ: Transitioning at school

C. LINKS: Some trans groups and networks

D. LINKS: Trans youth

E. LINKS: Some trans-inclusive groups and networks

F. RESOURCES: Trans people and employment

G. RESOURCES: Health

H. RESOURCES: Terminology

I. RESOURCES: Trans children, youth and their families

J. WORKSHOP: Trans 101

K. WORKSHOP: Young and Trans

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