How to buy rainbow shops

I want to buy a rainbow shop, not because I need it, but because I want a rainbow.

The shop I want is a rainbow, I don’t want to find a rainbow in a rainbow stall.

It’s just what I want.

But I’ve been thinking about the rainbow.


Because there are more than 50 rainbow shops in New Zealand, all of which have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

But where are the others? 

What is the history of New Zealand’s rainbow shop?

The New Zealand Association for the Promotion of Gay and Lesbian Community (NZAGBCL) was established in 1983 and since then, it has worked with businesses, charities, and government to promote LGBT inclusion and visibility.

Its national rainbow flag has been on display since the 1990s.

It is a flag of New South Wales and Victoria, with a blue cross and a yellow star.

In 2018, it was presented to the nation at the annual meeting of the National Gay and Lesbians and Bisexual Pride Conference in Canberra. 

Why is New Zealand such a rainbow hotspot? 

It’s not just a matter of location.

New Zealand is the first country in the world to have a national rainbow shop and the first to have its flag on display.

The flag is a symbol of New England, the US, Australia and Canada.

It was first flown on a New Zealand flag at the Commonwealth Games in 2008 and has since been flown by thousands of people around the country.

New South Welsh residents have also flown the flag at weddings, birthday celebrations and celebrations of their local community. 

The flag is the perfect symbol of inclusion, diversity and community because it reflects our nation’s rich history of LGBT inclusion, inclusion and diversity. 

What are some of the things I should know about buying a rainbow?

I should know what the shop looks like, whether it’s on the ground floor or a window in the back, whether there are stalls on either side of the shop, whether the store’s menu includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and whether there is an option for children.

A rainbow shop should have a positive attitude and I should be prepared to take a stand for equality.

When I was in my early 20s, I felt a need to shop for a new clothing line and realised I needed to shop from a place of pride.

When I decided I wanted to shop in a gay shop, I wanted it to be as inclusive as possible.

I did a lot of research and decided to shop at a rainbow store.

I love to shop.

When my partner and I were younger, I bought clothes at thrift stores and when we were younger we shopped in the local supermarket.

I always thought it was great that the store had a positive message and had rainbow-themed items.

I remember looking at the rainbow and seeing that it reflected our country’s rich diversity.

When we moved to New Zealand in 2012, I went back to shopping for clothing and decided I would shop at every store, no matter what the colours. 

Can I buy a Rainbow shop now?

If you’re in New York, you can shop at Pride New York in the West Village, at the Gayborhood in Lower Manhattan, or in the Bay Area.

You can also buy at the Rainbow Room in Times Square, a store in New Jersey, or at the New York Pride Parade.

If I am buying a lot from a shop, do I need to ask permission to buy something?

Yes, and there are a few rules.

If you’re shopping at a Pride shop and you’re unsure whether the shop is accepting or not, it’s best to ask before you buy.

For example, you don’t have to ask if you want a dress, or if you need to buy lingerie, you should just ask. 

Are there special requirements for buying rainbow products?

The Pride New Zealand shop accepts the following items as a minimum: products that are non-traditional or not culturally sensitive, and items that are appropriate for a wide range of sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. 

Do I need a licence?

Yes, you do need a New South, State or Territory licence to buy anything from a Pride store.

This licence will be issued to you and your partner when you register for the store, or it can be cancelled if you don ‘t meet the conditions for the licence. 

Where can I find out more? 

The Rainbow Shop is an ongoing project by the New Zealand Rainbow Network and NZAGBSL.

For more information, please visit the Pride New World website.