Rainbow community groups and events

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Upcoming events

Rainbow, intersex and takatāpui youth survey: Community hui

Monday 10 February, Hui 1: 1.30–3 pm | Hui 2: 4–5.30 pm, SU217 (Student Union Building)

A survey for rainbow (LGBTTQIA+), intersex and takatāpui young people (aged 14-26) about experiences of education, employment, and community contentedness. Through this survey, we hope to understand the issues currently facing rainbow young people and young adults, with a view to make things better for LGBTTQIA+ communities in Aotearoa. RSVP to Alex at alex.ker@auckland.ac.nz

Wellington University International Expo–Rainbow students’ stall

Thursday 20 February, 10.15–10.45 am Post Grad/PhD | 10.45–11.15 am Undergraduate, TTR Foyer

Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Friday 21 February–Sunday 8 March 2020

Visit the Wellington Pride Festival website for event details.

Out in the Park (Wellington Pride Festival Event)

Saturday 22 February (rain date Sunday 23 February) 10.30 am–4 pm, Waitangi Park

UniQ Victoria and Georgia will be hosting a stall at Out in the Park. Come along and say hi!

2020 Wellington Pride Whanau Hikoi

Saturday 22 February, 9 am–10am, Civic Square

Starting off at Civic Square and heading along the waterfront, the hikoi is a chance for queer folk and families to band together and walk into the opening of the 2020 Wellington Pride Festival! We invite all our whanau to turn up and join in the march. Bring along your bright colors, picket signs, drums, voices and aroha and lets kick of this years festival together!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming craft nights where we will be creating picket signs and colorful accessories with which to show our pride. For more information see the Facebook event or contact Youth@wellingtonpride.com

Wellington University International Study Abroad and Exchange Student Expo

Monday 24 February, 10.30–11.15 am, Maclaurin Foyer

Rainbow students will have a stall at this expo.

Pasifika Orientation Welcome Evening Expo

Monday 24 February, 6.30–7.30 pm, Cotton Corridor

Rainbow students will have a stall at this expo.

Pasifika Students' Base–Get Sorted

Tuesday 25 February, 9 am–12 noon, AM102 AND AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Starts with breakfast and Student Services talks. Georgia, the rainbow and inclusion adviser will be speaking at this event from 8.30 am.

Refugee-background students' welcome afternoon tea

Tuesday 25 February, 3–4 pm, KK001, Kirk building

A social event to welcome students from refugee backgrounds. Georgia, the rainbow and inclusion adviser will be speaking at this event from 8.30 am.

Rainbow students' welcome

Wednesday 26 February, 9 am–12 noon, TTRLT, Te Toki a Rata

We welcome students of all sexualities, genders, and sex characteristics to the University. Come along to a welcome for rainbow students and meet with our rainbow and inclusion adviser, Rainbow and allied staff, members of UniQ (our student representative group for queer students), and Wellington Rainbow community group representatives. All welcome!

Māori students' orientation–Breakfast at the marae

Thursday 27 February, 8.30–9.30 am, Te Herenga Waka marae

Opportunity for takatāpui students to meet with Georgia over breakfast.

Welcome Festival

Friday 28 February, 11 am–2 pm, Kelburn Park

This is a great opportunity for students to meet other Rainbow students and spend time together. The rainbow and inclusion adviser and members from UniQ Victoria will be attending.

Rainbow community groups

UniQ Victoria

UniQ Victoria is a student representative group that provides safe spaces, support, and social events for queer and questioning students of all gender and sexual identities. You can find more information on the UniQ Facebook page or email uniqvictoria@gmail.com.


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.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a peer led, cross cultural organisation which provides information and resources and advocates for the rights, health, and well being of all transgender, transsexual, takataapui, intersex, and other sex and gender minorities in Aotearoa New Zealand.


RainbowYOUTH provides a number of services for queer and gender diverse youth and their wider communities all across Aotearoa.


OuterSpaces works to celebrate the lives of young people with diverse genders and sexualities in the wider Wellington region through: Advocacy, Education, Support and Connecting Youth, families, government, schools and communities.

OUTspoken Toastmasters

New Zealand’s first Toastmasters club dedicated to supporting the wider Rainbow community. OUTSpoken Toastmasters provides a safe space for us all to find our voice, share our stories, increase our confidence and be inspired by our peers. Email OUTSpoken@toastmasters.org.nz


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