Kōrero: Gender diversity

Poutokomanawa

Poutokomanawa

In 2019 a portrait of iconic Wellington trans woman Carmen Rupe by Nicolette Page (the large image in the centre) was added to the collection of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. The gallery held an exhibition to mark the occasion, honouring many Wellington trans women of Carmen’s generation, including Chrissy Witoko (shown in the photograph at the top left), Georgina Beyer and Dana de Milo. The exhibition was called Poutokomanawa, named for the central supporting pole of a whare, to acknowledge the role Carmen and others of her era had played in supporting the trans and rainbow communities.
 

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New Zealand Portrait Gallery - Te Pukenga Whakaata
Reference: Install view of Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation featuring ‘Carmen’ by Nicolette Page
Photograph by David Langley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Difficulties and visibility', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/47399/poutokomanawa (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Johanna Schmidt, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 May 2021 with assistance from Gender Minorities Aotearoa