Sweat with Pride is Back!
New Zealand's pride festivals may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there!
This international Pride month, we’re calling on Kiwis to fight discrimination with perspiration. The challenge? Sweat for at least 21 minutes every day in June to get active and raise money to support our Rainbow communities.
It’s outrageous that in 2021, Aotearoa’s LGBTIQ+ communities face worse health outcomes than their peers. Stigma and discrimination lead to higher rates of mental health issues and even suicide. And then, there are physical illnesses – STIs like syphilis and HIV are disproportionately affecting our community. Our gay and bi guys still make up a staggering 76% of new HIV infections in Aotearoa - the struggle for health equity for our community is far from over.
1 in 5 of our Rainbow rangatahi have attempted suicide.
Fight discrimination with perspiration: sweat for at least 21 minutes a day this June to get active and raise money for Rainbow communities.Sign up Now!
We all know that working up a sweat is an important tool for happy and healthy bodies and minds. The Ministry of Health recommends Kiwis are active every day, in as many ways possible, for at least 21 minutes to enjoy the health benefits.
There's only one feeling better than the sweaty satisfaction of finishing a lap at the pool, pulling off a sweet new dance move or lifting a heavy shopping bag from the car, and that’s knowing that you’re doing it all to raise money for Rainbow communities.
However, if you do need a little extra motivation, then we have just the thing! Sign up before the end of April and you will go into the draw to win an Apple Watch Series 6, complete with rainbow strap!
Sign up before the end of April and you will go into the draw to win an Apple Watch Series 6, complete with rainbow strap!