LGBTQI support

LGBTQI support

  • Support services and information for anyone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex or undecided.
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OUTLine NZ(external link)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463). Gay/lesbian phone counselling, myths and stereotypes debunked, face to face counselling, sex information, events, coming out guide, frequently asked questions and more.

Rainbow Youth(external link)(external link) 
Support queer and gender diverse youth aged 13-27 including through an Asian peer support group. Phone (09)3764155.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa(external link)(external link) 
Trans community resources and database. Phone 020 404 92568.

Intersex Trust Aotearoa NZ(external link)(external link) 
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. Phone 027 2812221.

Adhikaar Aotearoa NZ(external link)(external link)
Adhikaar Aotearoa is a charity that provides education, support and advocacy services for and on behalf of queer and trans people of colour, especially South Asians. Aotearoa.

InsideOUT(external link)(external link)
InsideOUT works with youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for young people of minority sexualities, sexes and genders. Phone 027 331 4507.

Body Positive(external link)(external link)
Provides a broad range of services for people living with HIV in an attempt to break down the sense of isolation HIV+ people often experience and to build a sense of community. Phone 0800 448 5463.

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa(external link)(external link)
Burnett Foundation Aotearoa has a vision of an Aotearoa with zero HIV transmission where people living with or affected by HIV flourish. Their mission is to prevent transmission, reduce stigma and maximise the well-being of those most affected by HIV. Phone 0800 802 437.

  • Acknowledge this community exists.
  • Use appropriate terminology when discussing issues of sexual orientation or gender identity. Inclusive language that affirms a person’s identity provides respect and promotes visibility for important issues and helps improve the mental health of LGBTQI+ people. 
  • If you are not sure of a person’s preferred terms (especially pronouns), ask how they would like to be addressed, eg, trans, gender diverse and non-binary people may wish to be referred to by the pronouns “they” and “them” instead of the gendered pronouns “she” and “her” or “he” and “him”. It is a simple thing to provide respect in this way. 


Here are some resources you may find useful.

LGBTQI+ support resources.
Gender diversity support resources.
Rainbow organisations(external link)(external link) key support services available. 
Takatapui resources(external link)(external link) with a takatāpui specific focus as well as general resources and information.
Beyond blue(external link)(external link) guide for parents and families of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
Intersex COVID-19(external link)(external link) provides COVID-19 resources for the intersex community and for the LGBTQI+ community.
Trevor Space(external link)(external link) is an affirming online international community for LGBTQI+ young people aged 13–24 years. link)(external link) is a website providing a range of topics for the LGBTQI+ community.
Accessing gender-affirming care in Aotearoa(external link)(external link) RainbowYOUTH, NZ, 2019
The LGBTQ+ guide to safety online(external link) vpnMentor, 2023

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