25% of adults under 25 identify as being gender diverse
8% of women aged 16-24 and 6.5% of women aged 25-34 identified as gay, lesbian or other. (Stats NZ)
35-40% of LGBTTQIA+ adults experienced discrimination compared with just 16% of heterosexual adults. (Stats NZ)
1 in 35 adults have had a relationship with someone identifying as the same gender as them (Stats NZ), which was more prevalent in the under 35's.
"Maternity care is centred within a heteronormative rhetoric and now, more than ever our community deserves to feel valid and seen."
In October 2020, Arlene took to instagram to ask the queers what their experience of pregnancy care was like. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, the results were negative. People felt undervalued, discriminated and in some cases, the way they were treated was a barrier to them ever having more children.
79 people replied
A term collectively used to represent people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, queer, intersex, asexual and anything else (plus).