Safe Space Alliance

Helping people to identify, navigate, and create safe spaces worldwide.

The vision of the Safe Space Alliance is a world where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear and be free from violence, bullying, and hate speech no matter where they are. It will be a world where the LGBTQI+ community has the same rights as those outside the LGBTQI+ community and same level of acceptance.

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Rainbow Youth

Rainbow Youth works with young people, their whānau and their wider communities to provide safe and respectful support.

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OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. We provide a nationwide, free and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. We also provide specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland based trans and non-binary peer support service.

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InsideOUT is a national organisation with the vision for all rainbow young people in Aotearoa New Zealand to have a sense of safety and belonging in their schools and communities.

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Tīwhanawhana Trust

Tīwhanawhana is a takatāpui community group based in Wellington that welcomes people of diverse sexualities and gender identity.

The kaupapa or purpose of the group is primarily for takatapui; building its community, telling its stories and leaving a legacy that will inspire others.

Tiwhanawhana exists for the takatapui community and gives meaning to its kaupapa through different threads; Kapa Haka, Advice, Advocacy, Support of LGBTI Community.

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Te Ngākau Kahukura

Te Ngākau Kahukura is a national initiative that works to improve the environments around rainbow young people to make sure they are affirming, welcoming and non-discriminatory.

We work with professionals, organisations and wider systems that provide health, social and education support to young people in Aotearoa.

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Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is the nationwide transgender organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is run by and for transgender people, including non-binary, intersex, and irawhiti takatāpui people.

GMA offers information, advocacy, and wrap around support for transgender people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

We operate within the kaupapa Māori public health framework Te Pae Mahutonga, and The Ottawa Charter (1986). Our focus is peer led health and well-being. We aim to facilitate health and well-being for transgender populations, as defined by The World Health Organisation – complete physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.

The vision of Gender Minorities Aotearoa is for all transgender people to be empowered by a full range of choices across all aspects of their lives, and to be able to participate fully in society.

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Body Positive

Body Positive provides a broad range of services for people living with HIV in New Zealand in an attempt to break down the sense of isolation HIV+ people often experience and to build a sense of community and well-being.

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Waikato Queer Youth (WaQuY) is a non-profit organisation started in 2005. They run from a space that is equipped with a growing resource library and and offer a safe and inclusive environment for youth drop-in. They also host regular social support groups for gender and sexuality diverse youth and their peers, a gender diverse and intersex group, and adult support groups for those coming out in later life. Additionally they develop and deliver custom education packages on gender and sexual diversity for various audiences, providing well-received professional development to professionals, healthcare practitioners, community groups, and schools.

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Intersex Awareness NZ

ITANZ is a New Zealand registered charitable trust and provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their families.

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Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path is an advocacy and peer support group for the rights of Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers living in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is led by Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers, with support from other Rainbow human rights defenders.

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Village Collective

Rainbow Fale is a hub for activities developed to support Pasifika Rainbow young people. 

Their work includes Mafutaga Mentoring, Diversity Groups, Youth Action and Advisory Group (YAAG) and LANU as well as other events held throughout the year.

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They provide support for rainbow young people in Ōtautahi Christchurch and the wider Waitaha Canterbury area.

They can connect you with their youth groups, whānau support and resources. Our Diversity and Inclusion workshops are available to schools, workplaces, businesses and anyone interested in creating an inclusive Canterbury.

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Dunedin Pride

Dunedin Pride Incorporated is an organisation that is committed to supporting and strengthening the rainbow communities of Ōtepoti.

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