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GQ (Generation Queer) 13-20 year-olds

What is this group?

Generation Queer - or GQ as its more commonly known to its members - is the Rainbow Youth social group for 20 year olds and under, who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui, fa’afafine, questioning or curious. GQ is a place where people come together, have a coffee, chat about life, school and the rest. GQ is drug, smoke and alcohol free.

Who goes to it?

GQ has been running for over 6 years. Between 12 and 20 people come to each meeting, ranging in age from 14 to 19. Most people who come are at high school, but some are at uni and others are working. We have people coming along from all parts of Auckland, from as far south as Manukau, up to as far north as Orewa. A lot who come at the moment are coming from the North Shore, East Auckland and from out west.

When we meet

Every 2nd Friday, 6pm till 8.30pm. Coming along once doesn’t commit you to anything; some people come to every meeting and some come when they can - it doesn't matter. You're always welcome. 

Where do we meet?

At the Rainbow Youth Centre, 281 Karangahape Rd, Auckland (beside Heroes Comics and the Newton Pharmacy, across the road from the French Bakehouse).


Daniel and Nemo are the current facilitators for this group. We have a great time every time, so if you’re keen to come along, get in touch and we can sort you out. You can email usor call and leave a message on the office phone, (09) 376 4155.

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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