RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse (LGBTIQ) people up to the ages of 27, as well as their wider communities.
Their services include information, advocacy, education and professional/youth development, as well as a drop in centre, peer support groups, support, consultation and training.
RainbowYOUTH is about fostering a safe, inclusive, accepting and diverse family environment. Their motto is Know Who You Are, Be Who You Are. The Tiwhanawhana Trust in Wellington has gifted RainbowYOUTH a version of their motto in te reo Maori: Whaia to ake ngakaunui, i te pono, i te marama. Simply translated, it means: Follow your desires with truth and clarity.