In Wellington we run a monthly group meet-up for young people who are leading and involved in the running of queer straight alliances, diversity groups or other school-based LGBTQIA+ groups. We even have members from religious schools where they are struggling to establish groups, but are trying to make their schools safer. Currently our group has about 15-20 people regularly attending, from schools all over the Wellington region.
The group exists as a place for peer support, sharing ideas and challenges with other young leaders running similar groups, collaboration and a place to get support and training from InsideOUT.
Some of the schools in Wellington providing groups and support for students with diverse sexualities, sexes and genders that we support include: Wellington High School, Wellington Girls’ College, Wellington East Girls’ College, Onslow College, Newlands College, Aotea College, Hutt Valley High School, Tawa College, Upper Hutt College, Wellington College, Queen Margaret’s College, Kapiti College, Paraparaumu College, Wainuiomata High-School, St Mary’s College, Kuranui College, St Matthew’s Collegiate.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for food and funds to keep this group running, get in touch if you can help!