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Friends and Whanau

Do you know someone who's queer, or who you think might be questioning their sexual or gender identity? This part of the Rainbow Youth site will help you understand and support queer youth in your life.

Understanding queer youth

Questions that people often ask themselves when they find out someone close to them is queer, and useful information resources.

Supporting queer youth

Suggestions for how you can support queer youth as they move through the process of discovering their queer identity and living as a queer person.


Personal stories from people whose loved ones have been through the coming out process.

What we mean when we say queer

A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure. This word is used by many people, but it is also appreciated that it is not the preferred term for everybody.

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