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Sweat every day this June to get active and raise money to support our Rainbow communities. Fight discrimination with perspiration.
Choose your challenge as this year how long you sweat for is up to you. 21, 42 or even 60 minutes – the choice is yours!
You'll get your very own Perspirational Trainer with a unique motivational style to keep you sweating all month long!
Everyday life is still too damn hard for our Rainbow communities. Stigma and discrimination lead to higher rates of mental health issues and even suicide. And then there are the physical illnesses - STIs like syphilis and HIV disproportionately affect our community.
- More than half of our Rainbow whānau have experienced mental illness;
- Our gay and bi guys account for almost 80 percent of new HIV transmissions; and
- 1 in 5 of our Rainbow rangatahi have attempted suicide.
So the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (formerly the New Zealand AIDS Foundation), Rainbow Youth, OutLine and Tīwhanawhana are asking everyday Kiwis like you to take a stand for our community. Every dollar you raise will fund life-changing projects that will improve the mental and physical health of Aotearoa's Rainbow communities. They don't just need thoughts and prayers. They need sweat.
Find out more about Sweat with Pride, including how to sign up or support others.