Northland Grassroots Fund supports RainbowYOUTH:

Posted on: 22/02/21

RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charity that provides support, information and advocacy for intersex, queer and gender diverse youth. Our vision is to see all young people thrive in Aotearoa, he waka eke noa (a waka we are all in together, without exception). We foster safe, inclusive, accepting and diverse family environments that are drug, smoke, and alcohol free.

We’re delighted to have been able to expand our services to Tai Tokerau with the support of the Northland Community Foundation. We know that in Northland there are many rangatahi takatāpui in need of support. In May 2019 our Support Manager and Executive Director travelled around Northland meeting with many services and young people about the needs and experiences of rainbow communities in the region, and the need for support came through loud and clear from youth who felt isolated and unable to be themselves. Our goal is to uplift and empower LGBTI+ youth across Tai Tokerau, along with their friends, whānau and wider communities.