Pride Pledge
Pride Pledge


Queenstown Lakes Pride Pledge Community

The Queenstown Lakes Pride Pledge Community is the founding Pride Pledge Community in Aotearoa / NZ and it was from the support of this dynamic little town that this initiative has grown. This community has, since day one, engaged with rainbow training opportunities, supporting local pride events and sincerely doing their best to become a more inclusive and a safer town for all. If you are in town or from town, please remember to support those who support us.

Our community has a very engaged and supportive patron, Karen Boult, Mayoress (Queenstown Lakes District Council), of Ngāi Tāhu descent.

"It is my great honour to be patron of the Pride Pledge. I am immensely proud of our district’s commitment to championing tolerance, inclusion and diversity. This initiative encourages and rewards work environments which provide all LGBTTQ+ people with a safe and healthy workplace where they are free to be themselves.

As I have been, you will be thrilled to see that so many of our local businesses have wholeheartedly embraced the pledge and proudly display their commitment to it.

Our family too, through our work and community engagement, stand side by side with our local businesses in recognising that diversity builds strong communities and vibrant societies and we think that should be celebrated!"

The Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association are supporters.

Cameron Reed and Bas Smith, Selling Principals at Ray White Queenstown

The Ray White culture is based on family values. We are a fourth generation family-owned business and one of our core values is to treat all "as you would treat your family" - with respect, dignity, trust, understanding and inclusion; and we all have accountability for our personal behavior in this regard.

We see our relationship with the Queenstown Pride Pledge as a natural extension of these family values - and we are excited to be a part of it.

Ray White Queenstown

Do you know which local businesses are working towards greater Safety, Inclusion and Visibility for LGBTTQ+ people?

Support those who support us.

This map, which we update every few months, provides a quick reference point for local businesses which have pledged to improve visibility, safety and inclusion in the district. Hard copies should be available at the local i-Site on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets.

Queenstown Pride Pledge Community Map

Do you know someone who needs support?

The district relies mainly on phone and txt based support for LGBTT+ people. The local Spectrum CLub provides soem safe space. All contact details are on the poster.

GOLD level supporters

Subscribed Organisations

If you are in town or from town, please remember to support those who support us.

SKYCITY QueenstownAccor HotelsAdventure GroupAJ Hackett Bungy New ZealandAlpine Wine ToursAround The Basin Bike ToursArrowtown Promotion and Business Association IncASB Bank LtdAspen Lodge BackpackersAzur LodgeBar HeroBody Balance NutritionBroken Shed VodkaBrowns Ski ShopCardrona Alpine ResortCardrona Distillery LimitedCentral Art GalleryCookie TimeCromwell Youth TrustCrowne Plaza QueenstownEichardt's Private HotelEscape QuestEVE BeautyFluid Visual Communications LimitedFOOD ON Q LTDGame OverGibbston Valley WinesGlitter Squad CelebrantsGo OrangeHannah Lind CelebrantHappiness HouseHidden LodgeHoliday Inn Express and Suites QueenstownHotel St Moritzi-fly NZIRON AND IVY HAIR & BEAUTYIvy ClinicJoes Garage (Queenstown)Kate Roberge PhotographyLittle BlackwoodMetaMed Healthmi-pad hotelMountain Scene T/A Allied PressNomad SafarisNovotel Queenstown Lakeside HotelNZSki LtdOnsen Hot Pools Queenstown LimitedPeppers BeaconPhilippa Thomas CelebrantPlanit BnbQueenstown Airport CorporationQueenstown i-SITEQueenstown Lakes District CouncilQueenstown Media GroupQueenstown Medical CentreQueenstown OsteopathyQueenstown Park Boutique HotelQueenstown TaxisQueenstown Wedding AssociationRay White QueenstownReal JourneysRemarkables Sweet ShopRepublic GroupShowbiz Queenstownsmiths craft beer houseSteamer WharfStrongbox Wealth Management LtdThe Fat LambMercure Queenstown ResortThe ReesThe Sofitel QueenstownThe WineryThe World BarThrillzoneWakatipu High SchoolWakatipu Youth TrustWet Jacket WinesYHA QueenstownYonderYour Big Day LimitedZiptrek EcoToursSummit EventsWakatipu Conservatoire of Classical BalletRelaxaway Holiday HomesGlenorchy AirChosen for beautiful weddings - Liz MaluschnigElli May Marriage CelebrantWild In WhiteKellie Francis PhotographyBespoke Weddings and Events LimitedFrankly FayeLuisa Apanui PhotographyShotover Wedding FilmsMountain WeddingsBlack Peak MediaWinehouseThe QT Event CollectiveKate Craig-Brown PhotographyMarried By JodieMt Rosa WinesHeli GlenorchyFallon Photography LtdQueenstown ParkrunBotswana ButcheryBardeauxBarmudaHarry's Pool BarWhite + WongsMountain ClubMarry Me - in Central OtagoExposure Talent & Model AgencyBlue Gum ApartmentsPublic kitchen and barThe Little ChapelSkyline QueenstownHealthy Self YogaSuperdry

Please join us in becoming a more inclusive community
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