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I.D (Identity) 18-27 years

What is this group?

I.D. is an Auckland-based queer youth group, providing social contact outside of a night club environment for queer and questioning youth. We have been meeting for over a decade. I.D. is is drug, smoke and alcohol free.

Who goes to it?

Anyone from age 18 to 27. Many are questioning their or , or have just recently come out and others might be new to Auckland and are looking to make more friends. We're here for people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui or fa'afafine, asexual, intersex or curious and questioning.

When do we meet?

Every Sunday (except public holidays) 5pm onwards. We alternate between two venues: Kamo Cafe, 382 Karangahape Road and or at the Rainbow Youth Centre, 281 Karangahape Road.

If we're meeting at the Rainbow Youth Centre there will be a sign at Kamo letting you know, and vice versa, if we're meeting at Kamo there'll be a sign at the Centre.


There are facilitators who run the group. You can talk to them in private if you need to. They will let you know about upcoming events and other Rainbow Youth activities. We often hold events other than our regular cafe meetings, like movie nights, shows, bowling, dinners, pool, karaoke, laser strike and picnics.

The current facilitators are Ariel & Clint. You can contact them by email or by leaving a message at the Rainbow Youth office on (09) 376 4155

We're always open to having new facilitators, so if you wanna get more involved with Rainbow Youth, it's a great way to start! 

Hang with us online

Our email loop

Facebook group

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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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