All About Us

This booklet is all about us, having healthy relationships, and what we can do when things go wrong.

Queer
A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa’afafine, and takatāpui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure. This word is used by many people, but it is also appreciated that it is not the preferred term for everybody.
Trans*
The word ‘trans*’ is used as an umbrella term for gender-diverse people, including transgender, tangata ira tane, FtM, MtF, transsexual, fa’afafine, whakawahine, transmen, transwomen, akava’ine, leiti, genderqueer and gender-neutral people, and many others.
Takatāpui

A traditional Māori term that means ‘intimate partner of the same sex’. We use it to encompass all Māori who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex and queer.