Lesbian Wellington

See the big pages of What's on for lesbians and for the broader Rainbow communities in Wellington for information about what's on. Plus the links page for many more groups.

Documentary Edge Film Festival

Documentary Edge Film Festival

The Documentary Edge Film Festival is coming to the Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar, on 3-14 June. It is packed full of amazing films, including three of queer interest:

Gayby Baby Gayby Baby
There is more than one way to make a family. Stories from four different kids’ points of view growing up with gay parents.
Fri 5th 6pm; Tue 9th 1.45pm; Sat 13th 3.45pm
Kumu Hina Kumu Hina
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men.
Tue 9th 8.15pm [screened in Out Takes 2014]
To Russia With Love To Russia With Love
Gay Olympians, including NZ’s Blake Skjellerup, were confronted with a tough decision in Sochi: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence.
Sat 6th 6.45pm; Fri 12th 7pm; Sun 14th 2pm
National Day of Silence

National Day of Silence

Friday 12th June 2015

The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across New Zealand vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name-calling and harassment in schools. More info at dayofsilence.org.nz.

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 moniquerei10@gmail.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 Helpline.

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.

See also Schools Out on the Rainbow page.

Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur.

Armstrong & Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians

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.armstrong-arthur-trust.nz for information about how to apply for grants, and how to donate or make bequests to the Trust.

Application forms and guidelines for applications can be downloaded from the Trust website at www.armstrong-arthur-trust.nz/apply-for-a-grant.html and are also available from: The Secretary, The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians, PO Box 199, Waikanae 5250.

Applications for the next round of grants close on July 31 2015.

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 les.radio.welly@gmail.com

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 les.radio.welly@gmail.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.

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