Supporting Your Loved One

A big part of a person’s identity journey is the support of their loved ones. We have compiled some key resources that can empower you to walk alongside them.


Tamariki and Rangatahi

Be There is a national initiative by the Youth Sector Rainbow Collective, a collaborative effort between the organisations across Aotearoa that serve our rainbow (LGBTQIA+), gender and sex diverse rangatahi.

This resource offers insights from a parent perspective on how best to support a transgender child. It is based on international research and interviews with parents in Aotearoa.

Research and Reports

Counting Ourselves is an anonymous community-led health survey for trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The survey was live from 21 June until 30 September 2018.

The ‘Honour Project Aotearoa’ investigated Kaupapa Māori strengths-based understandings of health and wellbeing in relation to takatāpui/Māori LGBTQI-plus communities.

RHW (at the time called WaQuY) worked alongside Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence (HTRK – OV) to co-develop a project designed to support healthy relationships for young people in Rainbow communities.

“Community is where the knowledge is.” Made up of at least 13,800 people, Aotearoa’s LGBT+ South Asian community’s collective traumas, adversities, triumphs, and self-awareness are revealed in the Adhikaar Report.

RHW worked alongside Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence (HTRK – OV) to find out what life is like for Takatāpui and Rainbow elders. 

Other Rainbow Organisations and Services