Rainbow Youth

Rainbow Youth’s motto is ‘Know Who You Are, Be Who You Are.’

Kevin Haunui and Elizabeth Kerekere from Tiwhanawhana Trust in Wellington have gifted us a version of our motto in te reo Maori: ‘Whaia to ake ngakaunui, i te pono, i te marama.’ Simply translated, this means: Follow your desires with truth and clarity.

Rainbow Youth is an Auckland-based organisation providing support, information and education for takatapui, queer and trans young people (aged between 13 and 28) and their friends, family and whanau.
At Rainbow Youth we aim to foster a safe, inclusive, accepting, diverse whanau environment. We are drug-free, smoke-free and alcohol-free.

 Visit the website of Rainbow Youth.

Project 2012
Decolonise Your Minds: marginalised gendered People of Colour DECOLONISATION hui

The People of Colour Decol Hui is a two day celebration of Decolonisation, Feminism and Anti-Racism, for POC feminists and activists, all mixed up with DIY workshops, skill share and talks.The People of Colour Decol Hui is for marginalised gendered people of colour; including women, transfolk, intersex, gender queers, wimmin (etc)- of marginalised cultures and ethnic minorities in Aotearoa. If you want to come but you’re not sure if this includes you, please email decol2012@gmail.com

The POC Decol Hui aims to open up space for discussion around being marginalised gendered tangata whenua and non-pakeha tau iwi people in Aotearoa. Examining the inherent power dynamics interwoven into our lives, connections between racism, sexism, colonisation, classism and other oppressions, and working in predominantly pakeha activist scenes… and how these things affect us and the feminist/ social justice/ peace/ revolutionary work we do. The weekend will be grounded around those main themes. There will be spaces for discussions to happen. There will be discussion forums, workshops and skill shares.

Date    :           Saturday  4 – Sunday 5 February 2012
Venue :           Tamaki Makaurau (most probably somewhere in central)
Cost    :           $20 waged/ $10 unwaged, or whatever you can afford

‘WTF’ Campaign

The WTF campaign is for everybody who cares about equality and its especially for all you straight people out there! Whether you’re already an active supporter, want to show your support for the first time, or hadn’t given equality a lot of thought before now, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people all over New Zealand need you to stand up and help them make change.

The campaign which calls for both support and donations, has over 30 prominent New Zealand celebrities attached to its first video release. Those involved include; Sir Ian McKellen, Rocky Horror Picture Show Creator – Richard O’Brien, Annie Crummer, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Tamati Coffey, Alison Mau, Jo Cotton, Danielle Cormack, Green and Labour MP’s, core cast members of GoGirls, Spartacus, The Almighty Johnsons, Shortland Street, McLeods Daughters, Underbelly Razor and many more.

Curious

Curious is the national hub for takatapui, queer and trans youth organisations in Aotearoa.

Contact : Thomas Hamilton, info@rainbowyouth.org.nz

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