We have got lots of big dreams but we need your help!
There are lots of ways you can get involved and support our work.
Monetary donations keep the lights on and go a long way to supporting the day-to-day work of Rainbow Youth. Our donate page has information on making a one off donation via paypal, more regular donations by automatic bank payments, and the WTF campaign.
Volunteers make it all happen! We need volunteers for many things like facilitating groups, assisting with stalls at community events (such as the BGO or Grey Lynn Festival), transport to/from events and fundraising. Get in touch and see how you can get involved!
Rainbow Youth always need items for our drop in centre, from dress-up clothes to computers. If you have anything to give that you think we could use, get in touch!
Take a look at our five-year strategy and annual reports to see what we have been up to and where we want to go. (*Coming soon!)
What we mean when we say queer
A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure. This word is used by many people, but it is also appreciated that it is not the preferred term for everybody.
What we mean when we say trans*
Rainbow Youth uses the word 'trans*' as an umbrella term for gender-diverse people, including for example; whakawahine, tangata ira tane, FtM, MtF, transsexual, fa'afafine, transgender, whakawahine, transmen, transwomen, akava'ine, leiti, genderqueer and gender-neutral people.