Rainbow Auckland (previously operating under the name
GABA) is a LGBTI+ networking and social organisation.
Since 1984, Rainbow Auckland (previously operating as GABA) has been New Zealand’s largest LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and related queer groups) Membership Association providing support and advocacy on human rights issues for the LBGTI+ community.
How do we do this?
Primarily we operate as a Membership Association providing a range of benefits and opportunities to businesses, individuals, organisations and community partners.
We aim to create a professional environment that is devoted to business and community support for LGBTI+ Members through a selection of networking and social events. We also create a platform for existing successful businesses to promote themselves and provide support to new businesses that are trying to launch or grow.
For the past 17 years, through the generosity of our Members and the Auckland community, Rainbow Auckland supports individuals and LGBTI+ organisations by raising funds for grants and scholarships, which are managed and distributed through the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust.
Regular events are held throughout the year for Rainbow Auckland members including:
- Rainbow Auckland Mixers on the first Wednesday of every month
- Business After 5 (BA5) events hosted by members to showcase their business
- Annual Rainbow Auckland Charity Auction & Luncheon
- Rainbow Auckland VIP Marquee at the Big Gay Out
For up-to-date information on these and other events, please watch the website and follow us on Facebook.
To strengthen business and communities to create a more Rainbow-friendly New Zealand.
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