How to be an ally

Here you can find resources around allyship and what it means to be an ally to our rainbow communities at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

Rainbow101 Training

The University offers a Rainbow101 training to staff and students. The training covers the key concepts around identity; including gender, sexuality and sex, as well as how to be an active ally for our rainbow communities.

Students (and staff) that are interested can email us on to organise a workshop for their club or team.


The University has a series of resources around allyship that explain the concept in greater detail, along with specific areas where allyship can be activated in your lives.

Other allyship resources


InsideOut provide rainbow-focused resources and workshops focused on supporting schools, workplaces and rangatahi/whānau in general.

What is a True Ally?

Created by GLAAD, ‘What is a True Ally?’ is a short video explaining the principles and experiences of allyship.

Guide to Allyship

An open source starter guide to help people become a more thoughtful and effective ally.

I’m Local: Queer & Trans 101

Queer & Trans 101 is a comic guide to gender and sexuality built by the I’m Local project, run by RainbowYOUTH. It provides a simple guide to the basics on identity.

Human Rights Commission (Te Kāhui Tika Tangata)

The HRC acts to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand by advocating for respect, encouraging harmonious relationships and leading opportunities that serve this objective.

Queer Allyship in the Classroom

Coby Everton is a queer man that discusses his experiences of isolation in academic environments and the importance of allies.