Takatāpui Community

Ka mihia ki to tatou Kaihanga nana nei nga mea katoa. Ka tangihia mo ratou kua wheturangitia nei, haere, haere atu ra. Tatou te hunga i whakatinana nga moemoea o ratou kua wehe ki Tua o te arai, Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Kua roa te hunga takatāpui e whai whakaaro ana mō tō tātou tino āhua me ngā āhuatanga whakahāwea e pēhi nei tō tātou ao. Ko te kaupapa o tēnei mahi, he rangatiratanga, he whanaungatanga, he manaakitanga, hei whakakaha te kaupapa takatāpuitanga me ai haumaru. Mauria mai to whakaaro nei, hei whakahihiri i te mauri o te tangata takatāpui.

NZAF has a commitment to biculturalism and aims to develop strong communities that are HIV resilient. We work with takatāpui stakeholders around Aotearoa to deliver HIV prevention messages and support for Māori living with HIV, in a culturally appropriate way.

Our work with takatāpui is based on a holistic approach to HIV prevention and support. We recognise that gay and bisexual men, the people most at risk of HIV, are influenced by their partners, whānau, friends, colleagues, employers and the environment in which they live. The NZAF works to reach out the people who can support, influence and enable takatāpui to use condoms and lube every time they have anal sex.

Every second year our Love Your Condom team help facilitate Hui takatāpui. The weekend retreat is held at a different Marae every two years. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the sexual and gender diversity of Māori, especially rangatahi (young people aged 14-25).

* The term takatāpui encompasses all Māori who see their sexuality or gender identity as being outside of the heterosexual norms. Rather than referring to a specific sub group, takatāpui reflects the entire rainbow community from a whānau perspective.

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