Communities

Other communities that can help.

Wellington

Auckland

  • Gender Bridge – organisation for trans people and supporters in Auckland. Provide online and phone support, and have meetings every month.
  • Rainbow Youth – umbrella group for queer youth in Auckland. Have various queer youth groups in Auckland, and a group for “gender diverse” youth which is listed separately below.
  • Trans on Campus is a group of trans people at the University of Auckland. They are a social group and are also trying to improve conditions for trans people at UoA. They have a secret facebook group.
  • Equasian is a social group in Auckland for LGBTIQ Asian people. They meet every month and have a facebook group.
  • Star* is a group for “gender diverse” young people (age 13-27) in Auckland. They have a Facebook group and meetings every week.

New Zealand

  • Curious – find a group near you (directory).
  • InsideOUT – works to make Aotearoa a safer place for young people of diverse genders and sexualities.
  • Community Law – provides legal help. Some community law centres have staff or volunteers who specialize in LGBTI issues so call as see if one is available in your area.
  • Gender Minorities Aotearoa – cross-cultural resources and information for gender diverse people
  • Tauranga Pryde is a support group for queer and trans youth an Tauranga. They meet twice a month and have a facebook group.
  • Whanga-Reinbow is a support group for queer and trans youth in Whangarei. They have a facebook group and fortnightly meetings.
  • QaQuY is a group for queer youth in Hamilton that meets every week.
  • QCentral is a group for queer and trans youth (13-24) in Rotorua.
  • Closet Space Whanganui is a youth group for LGBTQ* youth age 12-24. They have weekly meetings and a facebook group. 
  • PFLAG PN – a support  group for LGBTI people and their families and friends in Palmerston North.
  • Hello Queers NZ – LGBT+ support group in Palmerston North.
  • Q-Youth is an organisation for queer young people in Nelson. They have a couple of support groups including one, Gender Queery, for discussions about gender identity. This group meets monthly. Q-Youth also has a facebook group.
  • Q-topia is a social support network for queer youth in Christchurch. They have weekly meetings and a website.
  • Alphabet Soup is a group for queer and questioning 12-18 year olds in Dunedin. They meet every week.
  • Same difference is a queer youth network for people under 20 in Dunedin. They have casual monthly meetings as well as facilitated sessions. 
  • E14E-Everyone for Equality is a social and support group for LGBTQI youth (10-24) in Invercargill.