What

InsideOUT is a national organisation which works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of minority genders and sexualities to live and be in.

Currently the main services InsideOUT aims to provide are:

  • Creating and providing resources, education, information and other relevant tools which engage youth to effectively set up and maintain queer straight alliances/diversity groups in their schools and take other actions to make their schools safer.
  • Providing opportunities for young people to connect, gain skills and build capacity through running regular regional and national hui.
  • Supporting young people and schools all over NZ in starting, strengthening, and sustaining QSAs and build the capacity of QSAs to:
    1. create a space where students can socialise in a safe environment
    2. provide support for students who might be facing issues such as bullying
    3.spread awareness about homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, gender identity and sexual orientation issues within the school.
  • Running and supporting awareness campaigns like the Day of Silence and Pink Shirt Day.

 

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What we would like to do and what we can do are unfortunately different lists, due to not being a government-funded organisation! Help us sustain and expand our work by making a donation.

Check back soon for more on where we’re headed! Head over to our projects page to learn more about some of the projects we’re currently working on.