Scoop.co.nz – Press Release: AIDS Foundation
?Kiwifroot? network to launch in Te Tai Tokerau for non-heterosexual youth
Kiwifroot, a new support and social network for gay, lesbian, takatapui, bisexual, and transgender youth aged up to 25 and living in Te Tai Tokerau is to be launched on March 21.
Supported by QT, a collaborative initiative between the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Northland District Health Board, Agender Northland and the New Zealand Police, Kiwifroot is designed to better support the needs of non-heterosexual youth throughout the Northland region.
?If you?re not straight, it can be difficult to be open about your sexual orientation in a rural area,? says Jordon Harris, Kai Mahi/Health Promoter for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. ?There?s not a lot of support for non-heterosexual youth outside of big cities, and a lot of young men and women feel unsafe. We?re hoping we can turn that around with Kiwifroot.?