OutLine’s services include phone support, chat support, rainbow specialist counselling, and trans and non-binary peer support.

To access other rainbow and HIV resources in Aotearoa, please see the list of organisations and resources below.

For other support services, please view the list here.


Rainbow organisations

RainbowYOUTH provides support, information, resources and advocacy for Aotearoa’s queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and intersex youth. Services include peer support, social groups and drop-in centres.

InsideOUT Kōaro works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people. They provide resources, education, consulting and support on rainbow issues.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a transgender support and advocacy organisation, run by and for trans, non-binary, intersex, and irawhiti takatāpui people. They provide a range of resources, including guides to navigating the health system and updating identity documents.

Te Ngākau Kahukura is national initiative that works collaboratively to make communities, environments and systems safer and more inclusive for rainbow people.

The Rainbow Violence Prevention Network is a nationwide collective of organisations and individuals who work in rainbow violence prevention.

PATHA is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing and rights of transgender people. Resources include guidelines for gender affirming healthcare.

Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their whānau.

NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children is a parent-led group supporting parents to support their children with information, guidance, advice and companionship.

Rainbow Path is an advocacy and peer support group for the rights of rainbow refugees and asylum seekers living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tīwhanawhana is a takatāpui community group based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara that provides a resource hub for takatāpui and their whānau at takatapui.nz.

F’INE Pasifika provides support for MVPFAFF+ and other Pasifika rainbow people in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. They also provide pathways and connections to services for people outside of Auckland.

Village Collective’s Rainbow Fale is a hub for activities developed to support Pasifika rainbow young people in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Moana Vā is a collective providing community connection, support, advocacy, and mentorship for Pasifika rainbow/MVPFAFF+ people in Ōtautahi Christchurch and Canterbury.

Same Same But Black is a collective working for black, indigenous and people of colour within rainbow communities in Aotearoa.

Indian Origin Pride New Zealand supports rainbow Indians in Aotearoa through education, engagement, events and utilising support networks.

Adhikaar Aotearoa is a new organisation that provides support, advocacy and education for rainbow people of colour, particularly South Asians, in Aotearoa.

Regionally focussed rainbow organisations in Aotearoa include Rainbow Hub Waikato (Waikato), Gender Dynamix (Tauranga), Q-Youth (Whakatū Nelson), Qtopia (Ōtautahi Christchurch), and Dunedin Pride (Ōtepoti Dunedin).


Other rainbow resources

Be There is a website and awareness campaign that aims to support the parents and whānau of trans, non-binary, takatāpui, queer, intersex, and rainbow young people to be more inclusive, affirming and safe.

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has resources on rainbow people’s rights in Aotearoa, including information on making a complaint about discrimination on the grounds of sex or sexual orientation.

Police Diversity Liaison Officers are trained to liaise with rainbow people throughout Aotearoa. They can provide advice or assist with referrals, support and training. In an emergency, please call 111.

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand is a repository of rainbow history, under the joint care of LAGANZ Trust and the National Library. The collection is held at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

The Charlotte Museum is a museum of Aotearoa’s lesbian culture and herstory, based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Counting Ourselves is an anonymous community-led health survey for trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa.

The Manalagi Project is Aotearoa’s first survey of MVPFAFF+ and other Pasifika rainbow communities in Aotearoa. Resources include the Manalagi Repository – an open-access digital archive of MVPFAFF+ research, scholarship and creative publications.

Supporting Aotearoa’s Rainbow People is a practical guide for professionals who provide mental health support in Aotearoa.

Pride in Health aims to promote equitable healthcare for people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics in Aotearoa. Their website has a number of resources and FAQs for health professionals.

A number of community-led rainbow peer support groups are available on social media. These include Genderbridge NZ and Transgender and Intersex NZ (for trans, non-binary and intersex people), Rainbow Families Aotearoa NZ (for rainbow parents and their whānau), and Rainbow Housing NZ (for people seeking trans and rainbow-friendly housing).


HIV/AIDS support

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa provides HIV advocacy, education and support services, including HIV testing, counselling and group support.

Body Positive is a peer support organisation, founded by and run for people living with HIV.

Positive Women is a support organisation for women and whānau living with and affected by HIV.

Pamoja is an HIV prevention and support programme for Africans, by Africans, living in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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