Adhikaar Aotearoa is a charity that provides education, support and advocacy services for and on behalf of queer and trans people of colour, especially South Asians. Aotearoa. We exist because we want LGBTQIA+ people of colour, specifically South Asians, to be able to live their lives without having to choose between their sexuality/sex and gender diversity and their ethnicity. We exist because we want the stories of our kids having to hide themselves from their families and wider society to stop and be replaced with stories of joy, hospitality and community. We exist because one’s skin colour should not define whether you are considered gay/queer or not. We exist because our people have all too often felt rejected by their ethnic community alongside the LGBTQIA+ community. We exist because we want change.
Counselling Services, Migrant, Legal, Research, Mental Health, Health, Community Services, Education