Monday, June 4, 2012

Updates from School's Out & Tranzform

School's Out

Kia ora whanau, this month has been another big month for School’s Out. With help from our awesome volunteers, we managed to get into four schools in Wellington and Kapiti to give out free food, t-shirts and flyers to raise awareness about homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. Special thanks to Kabel who managed to make the whole day run smoothly!

We have also been working on our new website, organisation policy, a plan to support homeless youth and helping youth in their queer straight alliances at schools. Our groups in the Hutt and Central Wellington are going strong, and we have had guest speakers talk about Out Takes, body positivity for Youth Week as well as having an appearance from Greens MP, Jan Logie.

Our next goal is to build up our Kapiti support network and we will be holding a public meeting within the next couple of months. If you are based in the Kapiti area and are keen to help School’s Out in building a strong, supportive community in the region, then send us an email at the following address: Kassie

Tranzform has had an exciting month. We had our first meeting at the new venue - Evolve - last week which went really well. Numbers had been a bit low in past months but we are starting to pick back up again and we are always working on promoting a safe and inclusive culture. A number of the members are off to Christchurch this weekend for the Agender trans hui which we will hopefully come back from with heaps of new ideas and enthusiasm. Our awesome friend Ben has also made a new poster and logo for us. They both look really great, we can't wait to use them. Connor