Story: Gender diversity


In this series of interviews, Māori people of different generations reflect on the strength they find from their takatāpui identity.  As one interviewee says: ‘Being Māori and strong and proud in that, and also being comfortable and strong in my queer identity - takatāpui unified the two’.

Several takatāpui kapa haka groups have been set up around the country. They include Tīwhanawhana in Wellington and Ahakoa Te Aha in Auckland.

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Māori and Pasifika gender identities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 May 2021 with assistance from Gender Minorities Aotearoa