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Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity

Here are several prominent organisations dedicated to offering support and information to LGBTI+, Takatāpui, MVPFAFF+, and other rainbow communities throughout Aotearoa.


RainbowYOUTH is all about helping queer, gender diverse, takatāpui, and intersex youth, along with their families and communities, all over the country. They've got drop-in spots in Auckland, Tauranga, and New Plymouth, fun social groups in several areas and online, personal support for young folks about gender and sexuality, and a bunch of great resources and websites.


OutLine is here for rainbow mental health support across Aotearoa. They offer a free 0800 phone line and online chat, run by trained volunteers, transgender peer support in Auckland, and counseling on gender and sexuality issues for LGBTIQ+ people. It's confidential and free every evening from 6pm to 9pm.


InsideOUT works to make Aotearoa a safer place for rainbow youth, partnering with youth, families, schools, and communities. They offer school support, events for rainbow youth, and training for workplaces.

Intersex Aotearoa

Intersex Aotearoa, also known as Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, is the go-to for intersex folks in Aotearoa. They offer support, advocacy, and referrals, plus info for professionals and organizations working with intersex people.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Run by and for transgender people, including those non-binary, intersex, and takatāpui, Gender Minorities Aotearoa provides info, advocacy, and support nationwide. They operate The Gender Centre in Wellington and offer online support, including a Facebook group.


Based in Wellington, Tīwhanawhana is a takatāpui community group open to those with diverse sexualities and gender identities. They focus on community building, storytelling, and legacy, with resources like for takatāpui and their families.

Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path advocates for and supports rainbow refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa. They offer peer support, legal connections, and educational programs about their rights.

Adhikaar Aotearoa

Adhikaar Aotearoa is a fresh face on the scene, providing advocacy, education, and support for LGBTQIA+ people of color, especially South Asians, in Aotearoa.


Focusing on Māori, Pasifika, and Takatāpui Rainbow+ mental health, Nevertheless creates safe spaces for holistic identity expression. They organize Manioro community events, like the upcoming one in Hastings in February 2024.

Rainbow Violence Prevention Network

This nationwide network aims to prevent violence against rainbow people, ensuring those harmed have access to safe support.

Rainbow Support Collective

Connecting peer-led LGBTQIA+ groups, the Rainbow Support Collective works on projects and advocacy for rainbow people throughout Aotearoa.

I’m Local Project

The I’m Local Project reaches out to rural and isolated areas, offering free gender and sexuality resources to schools, medical centers, and community hubs. They also have a regional directory of support groups online.

F’INE (Auckland)

F'INE in Auckland supports Pasifika MVPFAFF+ / LGBTQI+ people and their families with Whānau Ora navigation and self-determined goals.

Village Collective (Auckland)

Village Collective educates Pasifika youth on sexual and reproductive health and supports Pasifika Rainbow youth through mentoring and events.

Rainbow Hub Waikato (Hamilton)

Rainbow Hub Waikato in Hamilton Central supports the Waikato/Hauraki region's rainbow community.

Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust (Porirua and Wellington)

This trust runs a youth hub in Porirua with a focus on Pasifika and Māori MVPFAFF+ and rainbow youth.

Outerspaces (Wellington)

Part of RainbowYOUTH, Outerspaces in Wellington includes groups like School’s Out, Tranzform, and Naming New Zealand, supporting LGBTQI+ youth with social support and identity document updates.

Q-Youth (Nelson)

Nelson's Q-Youth provides support and education for LGBTQ+ youth, offering social groups and community engagement.

Qtopia (Christchurch)

Qtopia supports rainbow youth in Christchurch and Canterbury with support groups and social events.

Mana Tipua, Mana Ora (Christchurch)

A kaupapa Māori group, Mana Tipua, Mana Ora in Christchurch engages rangatahi takatāpui and Māori LGBTQIA+ youth with cultural workshops and gatherings.

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