The kaupapa of the Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is to promote, encourage, assist, develop, and support recreational and competitive sporting activities for the LGBTQI+ community of Aotearoa New Zealand and provide a safe space for athletes and their supporters visiting Aotearoa New Zealand to participate in the games. Integral to this is a commitment to respect and honour the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including a commitment to the principles of partnership, protection, and participation. The Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau are committed to welcoming, celebrating, and including people of all cultures, in line with the concept of manaakitanga.
All sporting activities conducted under its auspices shall be supportive and inclusive, recognising that all participants and organisers are expected to treat each other with respect, and comply with relevant policies and rules.
The vision is for participation, camaraderie, and people to be themselves. People will also be encouraged to strive for their personal best.
The Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau is committed to:
To take part in the Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau 2024, participants will need to register. We recognise that for some, there are sensitivities that may exist around gender-related information.
A person’s privacy will be respected at all times and there is best practice around measures to ensure the handling of personal information is done with the utmost respect before, during and after the games and that there shall be no disclosure other than what the individual chooses to share.
The Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau organisers and those employed, and volunteering will be professional and respectful when addressing each competitor and their supporters. They will use their correct name and pronouns. All those working and volunteering will “be briefed (if appropriate)” on gender competency. There will be zero tolerance for any discrimination directed towards anyone participating in the games including but not limited to a participant, guest, spectator, official or volunteer. The organisers specifically note that challenging or questioning any participant on their gender, is contrary to the Kaupapa of the event.
Complaints about the conduct of athletes / officials participating in the games will be dealt with under the Code of Conduct.
There may be an optional statistical register that people may wish to contribute to, in order for organisers of Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau to monitor its achievements in gender-diversity. This can be filled out electronically on available devices and will not require personal identifying information.