Education

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A course written and created by OUT & PROUD Taranaki and designed to help create more and better LGBTQ+ allies from our community and help businesses be more aware about being more inclusive and supportive.

We can deliver these workshops for groups of up to 25 people at a time and they are 2 hours duration with a 10 minute break in the middle.

Our group rates for exclusive bookings are:

Under 10: $70 per person

10 and over: $60 per person

All proceeds of these courses go to OUT & PROUD Taranaki Charitable Trust to continue doing the work we do with the LGBTQ+ community in Taranaki, Rainbow Storytime and OUTfest Taranaki.

The course content includes:

- The Queer Alphabet

- Gender and Pronouns

- Transgender Awareness

- How To Make More Inclusive Business Documents and Communications

- Pride History

- Safe Spaces

- Online/Social Media Safety and Supporting Those Being Affected

- What It Means and The Importance Of Being An Ally

Workshops can be booked from Tuesday 10th January 2022 and are available Tues-Fri from 9am-4pm.

To register please use this online form.

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Rainbow Storytime and Living Library have become an extremely popular and beneficial fixture all over Aotearoa.

Taranaki drag queens, Erika & CoCo Flash have been delivering these sessions for 4 years including performing nationwide tours. Rainbow Storytime has been featured on nation television and recognised by being a finalist at the NZ LGBT Awards as well as earning creator and founder, Sunita Torrance a Kiwibank Local Hero Award as part of New Zealander of the Year.

Rainbow Storytime is aimed at toddlers and younger children with storybooks, dancing and songs all about kindness, acceptance, confidence and anti-bullying.

Living Library is for older children/teens and adults who want to have more of a Q&A and discussion forum and/or are very interested in drag and performance. We cover LGBTQIA+ issues, dealing with online bullying and hate, staying safe on the internet, where to find support nationally and locally.

Erika & CoCo are currently taking bookings for their next 2022 national tour and also taking one-off bookings for events and locations wanting a specialised or general theme theme.

Find out more about Rainbow Storytime and how to book here.

For more on Erika & CoCo Flash, go here.