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Rainbow Warriors

National Army Museum, State Highway 1 Waiouru | 09 Sep - 01 Jan 23

Exhibition on now at the National Army Museum, Waiouru NZ

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The Journey from Exclusion to Inclusion

The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa hosts Rainbow Warriors - a photographic exhibition telling the stories of 25 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender former and contemporary personnel grom the New Zealand Defence Force.

In 2012 the New Zealand Defence Force established the OverWatch Group to support the unique needs of the Defence Force’s LGBTQI staff – both in uniform and civilian, and to provide education to its leaders so they understand different sexualities and gender identities.


“The ideal would be that OverWatch is no longer a requirement – that tolerance becomes acceptance, and that no person requires advice and support. Until that day the Defence Force will be committed to ensuring it is an organisation that understands strength lies in the diversity of all its personnel.”

For more information head to www.armymuseum.co.nz