Rainbow is a term used to represent the LGBTQIA community (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer Intersex and Asexual).
As Pasifika, we acknowledge that this term excludes our Pacific community of Fa’afafine (Samoan), Fakaleiti (Tongan), Whakawahine/Takatapui/Tangata ira tane (Maori), ‘Akava’ine (Cook Islands) Drodrolagi (Fijian) Mahu (Hawaiian) so we also use the term MVPFAFF.
Rainbow Fale contributes to building supportive and safe environments for Pasifika rainbow young people. We equip and enable youth and young adults to achieve their goals; provide a platform for their voice, identify the issues and advocate for the elimination of stigma and discrimination.
Rainbow Fale programmes and initiatives include:
Mafutaga Leadership & Mentoring
Youth Action and Advisory Group
Support Diversity Groups in High Schools
LANU annual celebratory event