Our Mission at Holding our Own is to:
Support parents and whanau through the difficulties that often arise during the “coming out” process. we aim to navigate these difficulties with you to help facilitate awareness, acceptance, validation, support and safe homes. This develops stronger family bonds that ensures well supported parents who are better equipped.
Establishing education for parents and whanau that assists in better understanding the sexuality of gender diverse people. This means having the information to ensure we are able to value, support and love our children at their most vulnerable.
Educating ourselves about falsehoods, assumptions and stereotypes. Empowering our families with tools and strategies to work through adversity in schools and society by broadening thinking. Our hope is that our LGBTQ young people will eventually grow up free of the fear of violence, bullying and discrimination.
To stop the negative impacts of discrimination and ignorance in community we must first stop it in our homes first, leading the way to more enlightened communities.
Holding Our Own offers the space for open dialogue supporting healthy, respectful relationships.
Sending a message to all ethnic and cultural communities, so that no one is alone!
We encourage and welcome all to participate and support our goals.