LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ staff and student networks
Academic and professional staff, and any students, who identify as queer or gender-diverse are welcome to attend network meetings.
Te Ara Tautika | Equity Policy highlights the University’s commitment to being safe, inclusive and equitable.
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.
LGBTQITakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ network and visibility on campus
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.
The University’s Rainbow network sticker emphasises our commitment to a safe and inclusive teaching and learning environment.
For staff who would like to join the Staff Rainbow network or request a sticker please email email@example.com
For students who would like to join the Rainbow Student Network please see more information and how to join
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
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.