Drinking alcohol is a part of many New Zealanders’
lives but, for a significant proportion, the amount and pattern
of drinking causes harm both to themselves and others.
(Health Promotion Agency)
Come along to a community meeting to hear the results of
research about the role of alcohol and drinking among members
of New Zealand's Rainbow/LGBTQ+ communities.
Rainbow community individuals and organisations, as well
as those working in related areas are encouraged to attend.
The research team would love to hear your feedback on the
The meetings scheduled are:
Monday 10 September
Executive Suite, Massey University,
Wallace Street, Mt Cook, Wellington
Tuesday 11 September
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street,
Wednesday 12 September
Studio One Toi Tū,
1 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland 1011
The meetings run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm; light
refreshments will be provided from 5.30pm
If you live outside of these areas, please feel free to contact
Jeff Adams J.B.Adams@massey.ac.nz
for other ways you can be involved.
The object of the research are to investigate the social,
cultural and political influences on alcohol consumption among
LGBTQ+ people. In particular it will explore how practices common
in everyday culture and community norms and expectations impact
on drinking. Specifically the research aims are to:
The researchers are from SHORE & Whariki Research Centre,
Massey University (Dr Jeff Adams, Dr Lanuola Asiasiga, Jitesh Prasad)
and Associate Professor Stephen Neville (Department of Nursing,
Auckland University of Technology).
The research is funded by the Health Promotion Agency.
Call the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797,
free txt 8681.