Be There campaign

Our friends at Te Ngākau Kahukura are part of the Be There campaign. This is a new national initiative by the Youth Sector Rainbow Collective, a collaborative effort between the organisations across Aotearoa that serve our rainbow (LGBTQIA+), gender and sex diverse rangatahi.

The campaign is based around six key messages:

  • you are not alone,
  • show unconditional love,
  • use validating language,
  • expect others in your whānau to treat your child with respect,
  • you don’t need to get it just be there,
  • help your child access community.

The Youth Sector Rainbow Collective includes Dunedin Pride, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Qtopia, RainbowYOUTH, te Ngākau Kahukura, Waikato Queer Youth, InsideOUT, QYouth, Intersex Youth Aoteaora, OutlineNZ, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, and Outerspaces. The campaign has been generously supported by the Rule Foundation.

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