Kōrero: Gender diversity

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Gemmah Huriwai

Transwoman Gemmah Huriwai (Ngāti Porou) was inspired by Carmen, the pioneering Wellington transgender activist and performer. Huriwai has always retained strong links with her family, and runs courses in Māori tikanga and language at drug-treatment centre Odyssey House in Auckland. With several others she founded Ngā Kaimahi o te Pō (Workers of the Night), a group aiming to improve the sexual health of street sex workers.

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Defining gender diversity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28839/gemmah-huriwai (accessed 19 August 2019)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015