Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Characteristics

The Commission promotes equality for all members of the LGBTQI+ community.

It is committed to ending violence and discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. All people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, have the same human rights and freedoms.

The LGBTQI+ community includes people who identify as takataapui, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, heterosexual, intersex, female, male, transsexual, transgender, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, mahu (Tahiti and Hawaii), vakasalewalewa (Fiji), palopa (Papua New Guinea), fa’afafine (Samoa, America Samoa and Tokelau), akava’ine (Cook Islands), fakaleiti or leiti (the Kingdom of Tonga), or fakafifine (Niue)

Please note that while certain terms will be used throughout this section, the Commission acknowledges that community members may use alternative terms to identify themselves.

You can find all LGBTQI+ press releases here under the heading "LGBTQI+".

FAQs

FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding LGBTQI+ issues.

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Your Rights

Your Rights

Your human rights as a member of the LGBTQI+ community.

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Our Work

Our Work

An outline of the work the Human Rights Commission has done for the rights of the LGBTQI+ community.

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Your Right to Complain

Your Right to Complain

Complaints you can put forward to the Human Rights Commission and how to complain.

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Other Contacts

Other Contacts

Rainbow community organisations and forums that can provide further support and advice.

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Resources

Resources

A collection of LGBTQI+ resources.

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