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RY tertiary scholarship winners announced

Fri 12 Feb 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

RainbowYOUTH last night held their first pride event and announced the winners of their territory scholarship. (L-R) Carl Ferguson from ASB’s Unity Network, scholarship recipients Brodie Fraser and Caityn Drinkwater, RainbowYOUTH’s General Manager Duncan Matthews The evening was a celebration of supporters and partnerships over the past few years and was a chance for the youth organisation to showcase the results of two great partnerships with the I’m Local Project and InsideOut. Currently working in close partnership with ASB, the evening was held on the ASB rooftop bar and winners of the ASB and RainbowYOUTH Tertiary Scholarship were celebrated. LGBTI community volunteer for the past three years, Brodie Fraser, was announced as one of the winners of the scholarship. Fraser founded a rainbow support group at her high school and went on to volunteer for Wellington’s InsideOUT and Schools Out. She is currently working towards a Masters in Political Science at Victoria University – with a particular focus on political participation and intersections of inequality. Also announced as a scholarship recipient was Caitlyn Drinkwater who has been involved with RainbowYOUTH, OUTline and the Anxiety Trust. Drink water was one of only 11 student to be selected into the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Auckland and she plans to research the relationship between transgender people and health services.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 12th February 2016 - 1:21pm

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