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QWest is RY’s peer-support group that is run in Henderson.  QWest provides a relaxed social environment for queer and trans* youth.

Check out our Facebook group!

Who goes to it?

QWest is for anyone aged 13 – 27 based  in (or visiting!) West Auckland.  QWest is open to all gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, takatapui, fa’afafine or otherwise non-straight/non-cis identifying youth.

What happens there?

QWest creates a fun, supportive and informed environment for you to meet new people, make friends, ask questions, get advice, enjoy yummy food and drink, do activities and generally just chill.

Keep a track of the QWest Facebook group for updates about what things are happening during the next meeting.

When and where we meet:

QWest meets once a fortnight on Saturday 3-5pm at Corbans Estate Arts Centre. If you’re not sure where that is, check out the Map to QWestCheck out the RY calendar to find out when the next meeting is.

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.


QWest has facilitators that lead each meeting, run activities and make sure things are going smoothly. You can get in touch with them by emailing:

Like all RY groups, QWest is totally drug, smoke and alcohol free.

Head to our resources page to download a handy little guide to all our groups!