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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/ 

Be There
A national web-resource for parents and families of transgender and gender-questioning children and youth. You’ll find a comprehensive list of resources and useful supports for parents and for transgender youth.
https://be-there.nz/

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 Pride
Auckland Pride produces Tāmaki Makaurau’s annual Pride Festival , a calendar of events for rainbow communities that opens with a dawn karakia and culminates with the annual Pride Parade.
https://aucklandpride.org.nz/about/ | www.facebook.com/AucklandPride/ | https://twitter.com/AucklandPride

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 for a referral or refer yourself.
www.ashs.org.nz | 0800 SEX HEALTH (0800 739 432) to speak to someone.

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/  

Drum Beat Group for Caregivers
The Drum Beat group for caregivers of children and young people who are gender diverse or gender questioning meets monthly in Central Auckland. Contact adam.bouman@kahuitukaha.co.nz or 027 700 6080

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

Kidz First Centre for Youth Health
Kidz First Centre for Youth Health provide support for young people and their families around gender exploration and transition-related healthcare across the whole Auckland Region. In the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Board regions they see young people under the age of 20 years and in Counties Manukau they see young people under 25 years. You can self-refer or ask your GP to refer you. Auckland Sexual Health Service provides these services for adults.
www.healthpoint.co.nz/public/paediatrics/kidz-first-centre-for-youth-health/ | 09 261 2272 | cfyh@middlemore.co.nz 

Rainbow Auckland
Rainbow Auckland provides business and community support for LGBTQI+ members through a selection of networking and social events, including regular networking mixer events that are held throughout the year on the first Wednesday of every month.
www.rainbowauckland.org.nz/ | info@rainbowauckland.org.nz | www.facebook.com/RainbowAuckland

Rainbow Youth Auckland Drop-In Centre
In Auckland, Rainbow Youth provides a drop-in centre for LGBTQI+ youth and young people questioning their gender. You will find a safe space to hang out, support groups and activities to link in with, a community wardrobe, peer-support, a bunch of games to play, books to read, and more.
https://ry.org.nz/drop-in-centres| 09 3764155 | 10 Abbey Street, Auckland CBD| www.facebook.com/rainbowyouth |www.twitter.com/rainbowyouth

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