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Rainbow Community Resources

Rainbow Community Resources

This is a section of organisations that aim to support people who identify as LGBTQI+ or are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity in anyway. Many of the large community services provide services for the Rainbow Community too.

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Nationwide

Agender New Zealand
Agender New Zealand Incorporated is a Non-Profit Organization, which has been supporting Transgender people and their families throughout New Zealand since 1996. Agender NZ is a support and lobby organization for Transgender people including their families, friends and co­ workers. Regional branches across the country organise local support groups and activities.
www.agender.org.nz/ | admin@agender.org.nz | https://www.facebook.com/groups/158438157582670/ 

I’m Local
This is a national hub for queer and trans youth in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Run by youth, for youth, that aims to support queer and trans youth, and provide a place to connect with our nationwide. Lots of links to things that are happening in your local area across the country. www.imlocal.co.nz/ | Contact through their website

Gender Minorities Aotearoa
A website by and for transgender, takatāpui, and intersex people in NZ. Find info, resources, and links to community supports and healthcare options.
https://genderminorities.com

OUTLineNZ
Out Line NZ provide confidential and gay-affirming LGBTQI+ nationwide telephone support, and face to face counselling and peer support from their office in Auckland. Whatever is on your mind, from coming out, to heading out, friends to lovers, mothers to brothers….sometimes you just need to talk. Out Line volunteers don’t judge or tell you what to do.  They will provide support and appropriate information in a safe and friendly atmosphere. The helplines are attended to from 10am-9pm weekdays and 12-6pm weekends.
https://outline.org.nz/  | Phone: 0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463) | 31-35 Hargreaves St, Freemans Bay

Rainbow Youth NZ
Rainbow Youth NZ provide drop in centres (Auckland and Tauranga), peer support groups all across the country, an online chat service, and lots of online resources for  young LGBTQI+ people in Aotearoa. 
https://ry.org.nz/what-we-do

Auckland

Auckland Sexual Health Service
Auckland Regional Sexual Health provide a range of sexual health services for adults across Auckland and they also welcome all transgender and gender diverse people who want to access gender affirming healthcare. They will work with you to establish your transition related health goals and provide support around an individualised health plan that may include accessing other specialist services such as: fertility, voice therapy, endocrinology, gynaecology, urology, mental health, general and plastic surgical services as needed. Clinics located in Greenlane, New Lynn, North Shore, and South Auckland. Ask your GP or mental-health team for a referral.
www.ashs.org.nz | 0800 SEX HEALTH (0800 739 432) to speak to a nurse

AA Aquarius
A support group for those dealing with the impact of alcohol on their lives. Most attendees are lesbian or gay. Tuesday 7-9pm Leys Institute, St Marys Bay Road, Ponsonby.
https://aa.org.nz/meetings/auckland-aquarius-lgbt/  

Centre for Youth Health
A team of doctors and other professionals who provide medical support to young people and their families  and provides  support for young people and whaanau/families around gender exploration and transition related healthcare across the whole Auckland Region. In Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards they see young people under the age of 20 years and at their Counties Manukau base they see young people under 25 years.
(09) 261 2272 | cfyh@middlemore.co.nz .
www.healthpoint.co.nz/public/paediatrics/kidz-first-centre-for-youth-health/

Kahui tu Kaha Rainbow Peer Support
See listing in the Community Supports Section

Rainbow Youth Auckland
Offers peer support, education and advocacy for LGBTQI+ youth up to 27 years old and their whanau.  Rainbow Youth runs support groups across Auckland for young people questioning their gender, as well as activity lead groups. 
www.rainbowyouth.org.nz | 09 3764155 | www.facebook.com/rainbowyouth |www.twitter.com/rainbowyouth

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