Organisations making an everyday difference for the LGBTI+ community have been recognised at the inaugural New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards.
A panel of expert judges from across New Zealand judged the entrants on understanding, values, welcoming sexual and gender diversity and inclusion, and community leadership.
Winners of the Rainbow Excellence Awards are:
Supreme Winner: Auckland Museum
The Training and Development Award: SKYCITY Auckland
The SKYCITY Community and Advocacy Award:ASB Bank
The Simpson Grierson Impact Award:Otago Polytechnic
The Partners Life Emerging Award: Chorus
The Newmarket Business Association Executive Leadership Award: Auckland Museum
The Ambassadorship Award: Fletcher Building- Allan Lennie
Lion Innovation Award: Auckland Museum
Awards Director, Martin King, says: “Auckland Museum is a very worthy winner of the Supreme Award. Their focus on sharing and including LBGTI stories in their Tāmaki Stories Gallery, is a great step toward ensuring Auckland’s history of diversity is recorded.”