InsideOUT runs national and regional hui for young people all around New Zealand to come together, connect, have fun, take part in workshops and activities and work together to contribute to making Aotearoa a safer place for all young people.
Shift is our national hui (gathering) for young people of minority sexes, sexualities and genders! Over 100 young people joined us in April for a weekend of making connections, learning about different issues facing the rainbow community, taking part in workshops and activities (talent show!) and gaining new skills and knowledge to help them set up and/or sustain a support group in their schools and communities. We want to see a shift in the dominant culture and see Aotearoa New Zealand as a safe place for everyone, regardless of their sex, sexuality or gender.
Hui is the Māori word for a gathering and we use it to mean an awesome gathering/queer camp! Our hui are usually held on a marae over a few days with awesome guest speakers, workshops, a talent show and all sorts of fun.
Stay posted for news on our next hui – InsideOUT aims for these to be annual events.
In 2013 we ran PatchwerQ in collaboration with School’s Out – a hui aimed at young people in the lower North Island (though attended by people all over). Check out this awesome documentary made by one of the young people who attended the hui, to get more insight into what it was all about! In 2012 we ran Hui Putahi – a fusion of young people from all over the country coming together to connect and learn about how to set up and sustain queer straight alliances in their schools.