Launching tonight, GiveOUT Day is four days of national fundraising giving to LGBTQ+ community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Last year was the inaugural GiveOUT Day held in New Zealand, and the hugely successful event raised nearly $60,000 for the 13 rainbow organisations that participated. Organisers The Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust will launch GiveOUT Day 2023 tonight at Phoenix Cabaret. 

Donations made on GiveOUT Day and the four days that follow will be doubled by GiveOUT Day’s corporate sponsors through the Matching Funding Pool. To date, the Trust has confirmed $43,000 in Matching Funding. This means that donations will grow to at least $86,000 for our participating rainbow organisations.


The participating rainbow organisations are:

Adhikaar Aotearoa

Adhikaar Aotearoa want an Aotearoa where LGBTQIA+ people of colour, particularly South Asians, can be themselves, free of fear and stigma, and explore their potential while challenging discrimination against them.

Adhikaar Aotearoa delivers community workshops across the country, meeting and offering support to people from all different walks of life, and documenting queer lives through practices of deep and empathetic listening with a profound aspiration to make a difference. 

Body Positive

Body Positive provides a broad range of services for people living with HIV in an attempt to break down the sense of isolation HIV+ people often experience and to build a sense of community.

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (formerly New Zealand AIDS Foundation) is an organisation dedicated to preventing HIV transmission, combat stigma and maximise the wellbeing of those most affected by HIV. They offer peer-led testing services, counselling support, and resources for those most affected by HIV across the motu. 

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride aims to unite the diverse groups within the LGBTQIA+ community in Otautahi Christchurch and surrounding regions in order to celebrate, increase awareness of, and promote acceptance for our community. The main way we accomplish this is by planning Christchurch Pride Week as well as events throughout the year primarily done though our committee which is made up of a diverse board who all volunteer their time.

Ethnic Rainbow Alliance

Established in 2022, Ethnic Rainbow Alliance is a platform to bring together LGBQTIA+. individuals and organisations from underrepresented groups. Their mission is to build relationships and expand collaborations within communities with the understanding we are stronger together. Funds raised will be used to expand their outreach to community, events, conferences attendance, and enable peer support development.

InsideOUT Kōaro

InsideOUT Kōaro is a national charity providing education, resources, consultation, and support for anything concerning rainbow and takatāpui communities. Working with youth, whānau, schools, community groups, government agencies, and workplaces to help make Aotearoa safer and more inclusive for all rainbow people. 

LAGANZ Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa – Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand

The LAGANZ Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa archives are owned by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

LAGANZ collects, preserves, and makes available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ+ people and organisations in New Zealand. 

LAGANZ’s goal for GiveOUT Day 2023 is to raise money for a new laptop and specialist tools and software to process and archive our communities’ digital content.

Nelson Pride Inc

Nelson Pride Inc. is a non-profit organisation dedicated to social events to provide connection in the wider Nelson area.

Nevertheless Trust

The Nevertheless Trust is a Māori, Pasifika, and Rainbow-led Mental Health organisation that aims to support the holistic well-being of our Takatāpui & Pasifika Rainbow+ peoples through delivering our whānau/village-focused kaupapa – MANIORO. Currently based in Hawkes Bay and Auckland with intentions of operating across Aotearoa. 

Nevertheless is fundraising to deliver our Manioro kaupapa across Aotearoa, especially within the rural communities and regions outside of the main cities.

NZ Falcons

Established in 2013, the New Zealand Falcons Rugby Football Club is New Zealand’s only home of gay and inclusive rugby union and touch teams. Their kaupapa is to enable both aspiring and seasoned players to come together to participate and enjoy rugby in an open and supportive environment. 10 years on, the NZ Falcons RFC is still New Zealand’s only gay and inclusive rugby team, affiliated with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), and one of 85 worldwide member clubs of International Gay Rugby (IGR).


OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. They provide a nationwide, free, and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. They also provide specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland-based trans and non-binary peer support service. They have been operating since the 1970s, and currently provide a free peer support phone line, a transgender peer support service for trans and non-binary people in Auckland, and specialist face-to-face and video counselling exploring gender and sexuality for rainbow people across Aotearoa.

Pride Whanganui

Pride Whanganui is a registered charity that is striving to create an inclusive Whanganui for the LGBTTQIA+ community that live in and visit the beautiful city of Whanganui. They are working to establish more resources, create better healthcare processes, encourage regular events, project a sense of understanding, and eradicate ignorance.


Qtopia is an organisation that provides support for rainbow youth in Ōtautahi Christchurch and the wider Waitaha Canterbury area.

Qtopia’s vision is for all rainbow people to thrive in a society that supports, celebrates, and treasures them, and for Aotearoa to be a leader in wellbeing outcomes for our LGBTQIA+ whānau. Qtopia offers support and professional development in Ōtautahi Christchurch and across Te Waipounamu the South Island to anyone looking to better support their LGBTQIA+ rainbow staff, customers, clients, patients, and whānau. Also offering peer support, to help all trans and non-binary people in Waitaha Canterbury, regardless of age. Qtopia can help you on your journey of gender recognition, support you with your well-being, and connect you with the wider community!

Rainbow Auckland

Since 1984, Rainbow Auckland has been a safe, inclusive business networking opportunity for the rainbow community in the Auckland region. Membership is open to business organisations, community groups, business owners and executives, professionals, academics, diplomats, politicians, media, artists and entertainers, and non-LGBTTQIA+ members who actively support the Rainbow business community in Auckland. Rainbow Auckland host regular mixer events, social and professional networking, and support LGBTTQIA+ projects and activities in the Auckland region.

Rainbow Games 2024

Get ready to experience a celebration of diversity, hauora, and athleticism like no other! The Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024 is coming to the Trusts Arena (and surrounding venues) in April 2024. This brand-new multisport event is designed for the LGBTQI+ communities and its allies, a chance for everyone to come together, celebrate, and compete in a safe and supportive environment. It’s an opportunity to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a more positive and accepting society.

Rainbow Pride Auckland

Rainbow Pride Auckland organises and runs the Auckland Rainbow Parade. An annual event celebrating the diversity and resilience of New Zealand’s LGBTQIA+ community. The parade pays tribute to the heroes who fought against AIDS in the 1990s and honors the LGBTQIA+ advocates, representatives, and trailblazers who have paved the way for us all. Funds raised in this year’s GiveOUT Day will go towards next year’s Auckland Rainbow Parade.  The Auckland Rainbow Parade will be held on Saturday 17th February 2024 on Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby.

Rainbow Wellington

Since 1997, Rainbow Wellington has provided support and advocacy on human rights issues for the rainbow community by operating as a membership association and registered charity. Rainbow Wellington provides a range of benefits and opportunities to corporates, individuals, organisations and community partners, through networking and social events.

Same Same But Different 

Samesame But Different is New Zealand’s only LGBTQIA+ literary festival. Every February, during Auckland Pride, Samesame but Different hosts book launches, panel discussions, live readings, lectures, and other events designed to celebrate the creativity of LGBTQIA+ writers in Aotearoa.

The Charlotte Museum

The vision of The Charlotte Museum is to preserve, collect and exhibit the objects, items, ephemera, and herstorical content on lesbian sapphic women who love women, the lesbian cultural experience, and the historic lesbian communities of Aotearoa. The museum, gallery, research library, and archive preserve lesbian culture for the benefit and understanding of future generations. They provide a safe and welcoming space for anyone interested in finding out about and enjoying our herstory. The museum also undertakes and supports research in topics on LGBTI+ communities. 

The Christchurch Heroes LGBTI+ Sports Teams Charitable Trust

The Christchurch Heroes Sports Trust is a charity promoting LGBTQI+ participation in sport by breaking down the barriers of homophobia and transphobia through sports. They provide opportunities throughout the year in different sports codes such as touch rugby, rugby union, running, and swimming.

Wellington Pride Festival

Wellington Pride Festival traces its history back to the first Newtown Lesbian and Gay Fair in 1986, organised as part of the campaign for the Homosexual Law Reform Bill which passed on July 9th, 1986. Since then, the capital has been home to an array of rainbow festivals and other events that have celebrated, represented, and supported the LGBTQIA+ community in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and beyond.

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