• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersNew Zealand
  • Founded1996

Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand

ITANZ (Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand ) was established by Mani Bruce Mitchell in 1996. Mani has run their own clinical practice. This practice has been informed and extended by their own journey and exploration of life as an intersex person. Mani's childhood was a complex and discordant disjunction of growing up with conservative, loving parents in remote rural New Zealand. Their intersex reality and variant body was never spoken about. Mani trained as a teacher, and later developed significant amounts of media training as a result of a 14 year career in emergency management. Mani made a very careful and considered decision in 1996 to live openly as an intersex person, and to work as a professional educator. In this work they seek to break the silence, secrecy and shame that has surrounded their intersex reality.
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Company Offices

  • New Zealand (headquarters)
  • Wellington
  • P.O. BOX 9196 Marion Square Wellington 6141