Kevin Haunui (he/him)

Headshot of Kevin Hanui

Kevin lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his partner James.  He is Māori and takatāpui. 

His career reflects a strong sense of social justice and improving outcomes for the marginalised communities with whom he identifies; Māori, Takatāpui, and Rainbow (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex, Plus) associated communities.   

His current work projects include: 

  • an advisory role assisting with a National gathering for Takatāpui, LGBTI+, and allies to share, connect and inform 
  • engaging the community and men who have sex with men with a study that will inform policy on sexual health, and  
  • investigatory role working with indigenous people living with HIV to achieve good sexual reproductive health and rights 

Kevin is a Trustee for Tīwhanawhana Trust, a Wellington-based national organisation that serves the Takatāpui (Māori LGBTI) community.  He has represented at international LGBTI as an advocate for these fora to be inclusive and respectful of Takatāpui and other indigenous cultural views .   He is also a trustee and Chair of the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand and Co-Chair of Community Governance Aotearoa Trust. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.