Had an amazing day with the @seacleaners team for our staff bonding day! Really eye opening to see the extent to which we are polluting our moana, we collected about 1801L of rubbish in 4 hours... Thank you @seacleaners for being so cool and teaching us so much ❤️
It’s a special year for us - we’re celebrating our 30th birthday with an epic eighties style evening supported by ASB and Countdown. Join us on Thursday 6th June 2019 - to look back on the last 30 years, jammed packed with changed lives, minds and laws. We’ll be running a charity auction (live and silent) to raise money for the support work we deliver to young people every day.⠀ ⠀ So, dress in whatever swanky outfit you enjoy best, youtube some key 80s musical hits to practice your moves and grab your ticket for our bombdiggity birthday celebration. Link in bio! 🌈 🎉 🎁
Kia ora whānau, our Auckland drop in centre will be closed tomorrow (Monday 25th March) as we practice some self care. Be kind to eachother and if you need some extra support please contact: @lifelinenz - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757 @outline_nz - 0800 688 5463 (10am - 9pm weekdays, 6pm - 9pm weekends) @youthlinenz - 0800 376 633 Kia kaha ❤️ [image description: text reading “Aroha mai we are closed”]
Mōrena whānau, we're cancelling our 30th birthday bbq this Sunday and will be standing in solidarity with our Muslim & migrant whānau at Aotea Square instead. If you'd like to walk with us, come into our drop-in centre before hand to share some kai and make some placards from 11:30am. We hope to see you all there 💖
Our Executive Director Frances and 2ic Toni are representing RainbowYOUTH at the #ilgaworldconference in Wellington this week. This is a gathering of around 700 rainbow activists from around the world to discuss our work and the challenges we face. Keep an eye on our story for updates from Frances and Toni! 👌🏽🏳️🌈🇳🇿
Our drop-in centre is closed today & tomorrow!
We stand with rangatahi all over Aotearoa participating in the #schoolstrike4climate. As the history of RainbowYOUTH attests, young people have often led the way to create social change in this country. Today is no exception. Kia kaha 🌏🌈 #noplanetb
Do you have an idea for a business or project? This is an awesome opportunity to get some funding for it! If you need any help putting together an application feel free to reach out to us ❤️
Registrations for our 3-day facilitator training are now open!! If you've ever wanted to run your own peer-support group, this is your chance! Link to register is in our bio 🌈
If you're keen to get amongst an awesome webseries, Rūrangi is looking for people to get involved! The story is about a trans guy returning to his hometown, exploring concepts of mental health, environment & interpersonal issues. The coolest part is that the cast, crew, writer, production and management are composed of a diverse bunch of queer & gender-diverse people working together to make something unique! If you're interested in getting involved, dm us 🤙🏽
🎉 It's our birthday this month - come celebrate with us!! 🎉
Helping out at #westlakegirlshighschool annual Diversity Picnic day. Awesome to see so much support and acceptance of diversity! Had a dashing time 🎉
How cute are these little messages of love? @mtroskilllibrary just sent this to us from their Pride display ❤️❤️🌈
We are looking for a social media intern to help us out! If this is a bit of you, here's the form to apply: https://form.jotform.com/90587173219968
Shout out to all the incredible folks that supported and fundraised for us during the AKL Pride Festival including these MVPs from @twohandstattoo who raised nearly $7k for us during their fundraiser flash day. We ❤️ you good humans!
Kia ora whānau. It’s been a rough week. We just wanted to take a minute to acknowledge our trans and gender diverse community members. Kia kaha. We’re with you. If you’re in AKL or Tauranga, you’re welcome to visit us & hang out in a safe space. Check out our website link in our bio to find out more 💕
This is on today! If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer with us, we hope to see you tonight! 🎉
🎉🎉🎉Congratulations to Asher Truman who is the recipient of the ASB and RY Tertiary Scholarship 2019. Asher is studying nursing in New Plymouth & has been an active volunteer in our community for a number of years. Big shout out to ASB + their Unity Group for making this possible!
We're really keen to hear what you thought of our Pride events so we can be bigger and better next year! Can you fill out a quick survey for us? It'll only take a minute! Link is in our bio ⭐ photocred: Sam Sutherland
Come work with us! Applications close next Friday, here's the link to apply! https://ry.org.nz/who-we-are/work-with-us
How rad is our Tauranga drop-in centre looking tho?!
Good morning everyone!!! Except this person, who probably needs to watch some videos: https://www.ry.org.nz/what-we-do/info/intersex-101
If you're wondering what all the talk about the current Births, Deaths & Marriages Act is about, check out this super concise resource by Gender Minorities Aotearoa on their website! www.genderminorities.com ✨
Thanks to Watercare & @benandjerrysnz for supporting our mahi!! P.s. This was our Volunteer Coordinator Min’s first dab (she’s on the right in the first photo). So glad we captured the auspicious occasion 😂😂
We're having a little event in the centre today and are closing our Auckland drop-in centre for a couple of hours, aroha mai whānau 💖
Out Loud Aotearoa: The Exhibition is officially open at Studio One Toi Tū at 1 Ponsonby Road - we're pretty proud of this one, go check it out!
Meet Dyllan, our new Bay of Plenty Coordinator! She is a bit of a fan of video games, her favourite games are Spyro and Crash Bandicoot! Yay Dyllan, we're excited to have you in our team 👏👏
We had a blast today at #ourmarch!Thanks to everyone who joined us 🌈🌈🌈
Hope everyone is getting their Pride looks ready tonight, we hope to see you all at #ourmarch tomorrow! 🌈💜
Our friends at @insideoutkoaro are hosting a workshop tomorrow as part of the Pride Festival for anyone wanting to make changes in their school to create more inclusive environments for rainbow young people. This is a great chance to connect with other schools and learn from each other about creating safe environments - check it out!
it's GIVEAWAY TIME!! We have 20 free tickets to give away to the Tāmaki Makaurau screening of Boy Erased on the 14th. All you have to do is follow us, comment on this post and tag the friend you'd like to bring with you - the first 10 people & their lucky friends win! 💜
Everybody say hello to Chelle, our new Administration Coordinator! She's been described by her friends as "chaotic wholesome" and "always ready to talk about space." Welcome to the team Chelle! 🌌💖
This heat did not stop these rangatahi from coming through to help us make ribbons tonight! Thank you to everyone who came along, you’re all the best 💕💕
For the past wee while we’ve been working with our pals at YouthLaw to create Rainbow Rights In Aotearoa - a website that uses accessible language to cover common questions about the legal rights of our communities in situations at home, work, school, in relationships, online, in healthcare and more! Go check it out at: www.rainbowrights.nz⠀ ⠀ Big ups to @netsafenz, The Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate, the It’s Not OK Campaign & @lush_ausnz for their generous sponsorship of this project.
Kia ora koutou! We have an important role open at RainbowYOUTH as our Homelessness Advisor. Head over to our website to find out more and apply! http://bit.ly/ry-employment
Update: our community wardrobe is absolutely overflowing at the moment, so we're not accepting any clothing donations for a little while, sorry whānau! 💕
Only 18% of New Zealanders know what non-binary gender is, and only 13% of our population know what cisgender means. Change these statistics with a RainbowYOUTH Gender & Sexuality 101 workshop, get in touch with us to book one at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the Auckland Pride Festival, we're bringing back Queer Cuts for your summer glow up!! Head over to our Facebook page for the link to book your appointments 💓
We’ve spruced up our workshop offerings! Kick off 2019 with some rainbows and inclusive vibes. We’ve got a range of workshops available, including gender & sexuality 101, which you can check out on our website at https://new.ry.org.nz/what-we-do/pd⠀ ⠀ Our friends at @insideoutkoaro and @qtopiayouth are also running workshops in different parts of the country, check them out too!
We're kicking off our lineup for Pride next month with a ribbon making event! Come along, bring your friends!
Aroha mai whānau, our Auckland drop-in centre is closed today! We'll be back next week 💖
Only 2 weeks left to apply for our ASB Scholarship! Head over to www.ry.org.nz/scholarship to apply 😸
Frances, Toni and our plant are all stoked as to be back at work today!
Happy new year whānau! Here's hoping 2019 is good to us!
The end of the year has us feeling all reflective and stuff. Here's some of the highlights of 2018!
Staff lunch at @bestie_cafe today! Aren’t we adorable? 💕
It's our last day of 2018!! Huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, staff, members, sponsors & supporters who have helped us keep doing what we do!⠀ ⠀ We'll be back again on Wednesday 9th of January in the new year! From all of us behind the scenes at RY, we wish you all a safe, happy, fun, relaxing and memorable summer break 💕