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TAKATĀPUI.COM IS A RESOURCE HUB FOR
TAKATĀPUI AND THEIR WHĀNAU

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HAere Mai


TAKATĀPUI.COM IS A RESOURCE HUB FOR
TAKATĀPUI AND THEIR WHĀNAU

 

What does 'takatāpui' mean?

Takatāpui is a traditional Māori term meaning ‘intimate companion of the same sex.’
It has been reclaimed to embrace all Māori who identify with diverse sexes, genders and sexualities 

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Resources


Resources


Takatāpui: Part of the Whānau

Learn the history of the term 'takatāpui' as well as the key elements that make up takatāpui identity. This resource is for takatapui, their whānau and communities, and shares stories and information about identity, wellbeing and suicide prevention.

Written by:  Elizabeth Kerekere, with Tīwhanawhana Trust and The Mental Health Foundation

 
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GROWING UP TAKATĀPUI: WHĀNAU JOURNEYS

Interviews with seven takatāpui rangatahi and their whānau inform this resource about the journey to and the importance of whānau support in a takatāpui young person's life. 

Written by Elizabeth Kerekere, with RainbowYOUTH & Tīwhanawhana Trust

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About Us


About Us


RainbowYOUTH (est. 1989) is a charitable organisation based in Auckland dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTIQ) people up to the age of 27, as well as their wider communities.

Our services included support, referral, peer-groups, social activities, resources, education and professional development.

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Tīwhanawhana Trust is a takatāpui community group based in Wellington that welcomes people of diverse
sexualities and gender identity.

The kaupapa or purpose of the group is primarily for takatāpui; building its community, telling its stories and leaving a legacy.