NZ International Film Festival
There are a number of LGBTQ films in the Festival thet will be screening in Wellington 25 July to 10 August - see the list of films of lesbian interest.
A highlight for lesbians should be Reaching for the Moon - the turbulent love story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. This film has featured at queer film festivals overseas this year - the NZIFF nabbed it before Out Takes could.
Armstrong & Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians
Applications for the next round of grants close on July 31 2014. Application forms and guidelines for applications can be downloaded from the Trust website at www.lesbian.net.nz/lesbiantrust and are also available from: The Secretary, The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians, PO Box 199, Waikanae 5250.
The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians was established in 2001 by the late Bea Arthur for the benefit of lesbian community groups in the Wellington region. The Trust is named to recognise and remember the 57 year relationship of Bea and her partner the late Bette Armstrong. The Trustees invite applications for funding assistance, as grants, for projects and activities that will benefit all or part of the lesbian communities in the Wellington region.
Activities the Armstrong & Arthur Charitable Trust funds are:
- Education, research and social development
- Lesbian individuals and lesbian community groups that benefit the lesbian community such as help-lines, library facilities, radio programmes, art exhibitions and theatre productions and other cultural activities intended to further community development
- The provision of other services such as rehabilitation and health activities
The Wellington Region is defined as the Lower North Island South of the Manawatu Gorge.
Visit the Trust website www.lesbian.net.nz/lesbiantrust for information about how to apply for grants, and how to donate or make bequests to the Trust.
Coming out or new to Wellington
If you are coming out as a lesbian or are a lesbian who has recently moved to the Wellington region and you would like to find out more information about the gay community please email Monique Rei at email@example.com. She is happy to email back and forth or meet in a cafe and also let you know when social events are on and meet you there to introduce to others.
Gay and Lesbian Help-Line
Providing information, advice, active listening, youth support and more Helpline Services to the whole lesbian, gay, trans, questioning, coming out, whatever community. Staffed by Gay / Lesbian / Takatäpui / Queer Volunteers. More info at www.gaywellington.org or phone them at 04-473-7878.
Lesbian Radio Programme
The weekly Lesbian Radio Programme is broadcast on Sundays, 10 - 11 am, on Wellington Access Radio 783 AM. It is rebroadcast at midnight Tuesday to 1 am Wednesday.
Check our Lesbian Radio webpage for more information and links to listen to or download recent programmes.
Notices for the broadcasting to the programme should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme has a page on Facebook Wellington-Lesbian-Radio for the latest updates from programme presenters.
There is an interview with Prue about the programme and its history on PrideNZ.com.
Lesbian Radio recruiting
The Lesbian Radio collective is looking for new presenters. Email email@example.com if you are interested - full training will be given. An extra techie or 2 would also be helpful.
Global lesbian podcasts
The Lesbian Radio webpage has links to the top 5 global lesbian podcasts and to Joy 94.9 in Melbourne.