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Transgender Homelessness New Zealand

Breaking Boundaries director Tycho Vandenburg is seeking participants for their PhD research exploring transgender and gender diverse homelessness in New Zealand. 

"I am currently seeking interest from people who would like to participate - anyone aged 16 to 35 who identify as transgender or gender diverse, and who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness/housing instability. This includes anything from couch surfing, to living in rough conditions, to sleeping on the street. This is open to people throughout New Zealand, not just Auckland. Participation includes a series of interviews, self-directed photography, and creative exercises. People who participate will receive a $20 voucher (choices are available) per interview, and those who stay to complete the project will be able to keep their digital camera.

At this stage, I am particularly hopeful to make contact with more women and people on the feminine spectrum.

I am happy to answer any questions, and recognise the turbulent histories that trans and gender diverse people have with participating in research or being researched on. I am hopeful I can give reassurance that this project goes beyond normative psychological approaches (this is a community psychology project) and may contribute to positive and meaningful change for our communities."

Contact Tycho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 22 Nov 2016 for three years. Reference number 018155.

This project is not directly affiliated with Breaking Boundaries.