On Thursday (10 August) 30 staff and students from UC, Ara and Lincoln attended a workshop with Anne Nicholson from Q-topia on ‘making a difference for LGBTIQ+ students on campus’.
Anne asked us to watch these short videos in preparation for the workshop, and they were so useful and informative I wanted to share them with you. They explain about rainbow communities, in particular the differences between sex, gender and sexuality.
If you want to learn more about how you can support rainbow communities on campus, check out these resources and ideas:
- Q Canterbury
- Otago University – coordinator and peer support
- AUT – Rainbow Community Manager and student groups
- TEU Rainbow Te Kahukura – network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, takatāpui, fa’afafine, transgender and intersex members of the NZ Tertiary Education Union.
- Rainbow Tick accreditation – promoting gender and sexual diversity in the workplace plus resources (AUT is accredited)
- Q-Topia – Social support for queer youth in Canterbury with youth facilitators and education
- Inside Out resources include Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Students; Starting and Strengthening Rainbow Diverse Groups, plus services
- Free Community and Public Health publications: several free LGBTIQ+ resources which can be ordered on line
- Supporting LGBTI Young People in New Zealand, 2015 – recommendations and examples of good practice
- Takatāpui – 2 resources for Māori with diverse gender identities and sexualities
- Ara Taiohi resources include a Rainbow Competency Framework; rainbow youth sector reports s
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus recommendations
- Deakin University website
- UK study
- Rainbow Health Ontario – on line training, guides
- TSER Trans Student Educational Resources including websites, policy, publications
- Safe Space stickers