Q-Youth is a Nelson based organisation that provides support, information, advocacy and education for queer* young people, their friends and families. We offer services in the Nelson/Tasman region. Our groups and events are open to all young people up to the age of 27 as we are a queer/straight alliance.
We have three main groups that meet every week at our drop-in centre, located at 121 Trafalgar St. On the corner of New and Trafalgar St opposite the Powerstore on the second floor.
Under The Rainbow
This is a social support group for high-school students and anyone up until the age of 27. We hold weekly drop-in meetings on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at our Nelson drop-in centre.
This is a project orientated group. Anyone is welcome to come along to this group, held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm at our Nelson drop-in centre.
This is a social support group for those who identify as transgender, fa’afafine, whakawhine, tangata ira tane, intersex, two-spirits, genderqueer, non-gendered, questioning and their friends and families, but we welcome anyone who is interested in discussing all things gender in a safe space. This is currently being held monthly, during the tuesday session. contact our Coordinator for the next meeting date
We also have a monthly open commitee meeting. This is your chance to bring ideas to the group, give feedback and have a say on upcoming projects and events, etc. Contact our Coordinator for the next meeting date.
*Queer is a reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, pansexual, asexual, genderqueer, fa’afafine and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure.
Links to Nelson/Tasman’s school based queer/straight alliance facebooks:
Girls’ College – http://www.facebook.com/groups/GALS.Ncg/
Boys’ College – http://www.facebook.com/groups/100936743330569/