Our vision

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.

We're motivated by...

  • The multiple identities of LGBTQIA+ people of colour, particularly South Asians, and the need to challenge stereotypical beliefs about our communities and us
  • A profound sense of learning, sharing, and changing for the better
  • Critical, innovative and inclusive thinking
  • A desire to challenge discrimination and marginalisation, including those rooted in colonisation

Our goals

Community Consultations - One on One Chats

For LGBTQIA+ people of colour, specifically South Asians, sometimes it can be hard finding spaces to talk about our experiences, multiple identities, and stories. However, Adhikaar Aotearoa thinks it is crucial that we get to have these conversations to inspire, find strength, show resilience and be heard. Thanks to the Rainbow Wellbeing Legacy Fund and the Ethnic Communities Development Fund, Adhikaar Aotearoa is embarking on a community consultation programme.