ILGA World Conference, 22-26 October 2018, Wellington

RainbowYOUTH (RY)

RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTIQ) people up to the ages of 28, as well as their wider communities. We provide referral, peer-support groups, information, a drop‑in centre, resources, training and volunteer opportunities. At RainbowYOUTH, we’re about fostering a safe, inclusive, accepting and diverse family environment. 

We are drug, smoke, and alcohol free. Our motto is Know Who You Are, Be Who You Are.

The Tiwhanawhana Trust in Wellington have gifted us a version of our motto in te reo

Māori: Whaia to ake ngakaunui, i te pono, i te marama. Simply translated, it means: Follow your desires with truth and clarity.

Vision

Acceptance of the diversity of sexuality and gender in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Know Who You Are, Be Who You Are. Whaia to ake ngakaunui, i te pono, i te marama - Follow your desires with truth and clarity.
 

Mission

Fostering a safe, inclusive, accepting and diverse family environment.

RainbowYOUTH (RY)
ILGA World Conference 2019