Rainbow staff network

Academic and professional staff who identify as queer or gender-diverse are welcome to join the network and attend our meetings.

Te Ara Tautika Equity Policy highlights the University’s commitment to being safe, inclusive and equitable.

LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ network

The LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ staff network provides:

  • opportunities to meet
  • information about services, news and events
  • a voice for LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ staff
  • a central record of LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ issues and activities across the University.

For staff who would like to join the Staff Rainbow network or request a sticker please email staffdiversityequityandinclusion@auckland.ac.nz.

Rainbow communities

We recognise the diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation in the Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland community and encourage our rainbow staff to join and engage with the Staff Rainbow network.

The LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ communities include people who identify as Takatāpui (“Intimate partner of the same sex”), lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, transsexual, transgender, whakawahine, tangata ira tāne, māhū (Tahiti and Hawaii), vakasalewalewa (Fiji), palopa (Papua New Guinea), fa’afafine (Samoa, American Samoa and Tokelau), akava’ine (Cook Islands), fakaleiti or leiti (the Kingdom of Tonga), or fakafifine (Niue).

It is recognised that community members may use alternative terms to identify themselves and that the terms “Rainbow” and "LGBTQITakatāpui+" and "MVPFAFF+" may be used interchangeably.

Resources for LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ events

If you are organising a University Rainbow event or stall, these resources are available for your use:

  • 2 x ‘Celebrate LGBTI’ outdoor 3m teardrop flags and base plates
  • 2 x three meter banners as seen at Pride Parade with side poles
  • LGBTI Network flyers
  • LGBTI Network stickers

The University’s Rainbow network sticker emphasises our commitment to a safe and inclusive teaching and learning environment.

To find out more, email staffdiversityequityandinclusion@auckland.ac.nz.

The two LGBTI stickers available from the Equity Office. To request stickers contact equity@auckland.ac.nz
The two LGBTI stickers available by contacting the Equity Office