OUTLine’s Members are people who support our work to help LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders access support, information and a sense of community. They elect our Board, and help us make decisions about how we run the organisation.
To become a Member of OUTLine, you must complete this application form and agree to support OUTLine’s aims.
Your membership will be voted on at OUTLine’s next Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday 24th June 2020, 6pm-8pm by Zoom.
To generate the list of people who would like to join OUTLine NZ Inc, we are asking that all people wishing to become members register their details not less than 5 days before the AGM (6pm on Friday 19th June 2020).
The OUTLine NZ Incorporated Constitution outlines that full membership is granted through vote at the Annual General Meeting:
3(b) Full membership of the Group shall consist of bodies corporate or self-accepting Rainbow* People supportive of the Group’s aims, voted in at a general meeting and upon payment of the current annual subscription, if levied.
Click here for a link to the full constitution.
Full members have voting rights at the AGM, including voting for the positions of Co-Chairpersons and Board Members.
No subscription will be levied in 2020.
If you are unable to complete this form electronically, please print the form and return via post to OUTLine, PO Box 147663, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144.
We are using
as an umbrella term to describe people who do not identify as heterosexual, do not fit typical gender norms, and/or were born with bodies that do not match common biological definitions of male or female. This includes a range of identities and experiences, and encompasses:
- Sexual orientation other than heterosexual (for example gay, lesbian, bisexual, takatāpui, queer, pansexual)
- Diverse gender identity and/or expression (for example trans, transgender, transsexual, takatāpui, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, fa'afafine, fa’afatama, genderqueer, fakaleiti, leiti, akava'ine, fakafifine, vakasalewa, FtM, MtF, non-binary)
- Diversity of sex characteristics including genitals, gonads or chromosome patterns (intersex)
Some of these identity terms can encompass diversity of gender, sex characteristics and sexuality in a holistic way that describes more than one aspect of a person’s sense of self (for example takatāpui and queer).
The rainbow population also includes people who do not use a specific identity label, people whose identity changes over time, and people who are in the process of understanding their own identity, and may not have ‘come out’ to themselves or others.