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.

Proud Conference launch.

Proud 2016 Conference Launch Community Meeting

Rainbow Wellington and ITANZ on behalf of ILGA Oceania and ILGA World invite interested people and groups to the official launch of the ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human Rights and Health Conference
Tuesday December 1, 5:30pm 7:30pm
St John's Presbyterian Church

Willis Street (cnr Macdonald St), Wellington
... more on the Proud website proud.org.nz and on facebook

Next year, 2016, marks 30 years since Homosexual Law Reform and Rainbow Wellington are starting the year rolling by launching the Human Rights and Health Conference. The Conference will be drawing in people from right across the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and as far away as Geneva to participate.
This conference will be the official launching the Homosexual Law Reform Anniversary events and help build up the excitement and passion toward the Out in the Park Festivities at the end of the week.

All groups or individuals who are thinking about or already planning on marking the anniversary year or wanting to join in and be involved with this conference are encouraged to attend the meeting on Tuesday, December 1. This is a chance to hear about what the steering group are thinking, to find our how you and your community groups can be involved to influence the program, or to simply spark ideas for joint presentations and supporting each other.


Leonie's email list

This is a service for distributing your notices to the lesbian community. To join the list, email leonie.grimmett@xtra.co.nz. Please include contact details for several referees from the local lesbian community with your request. Leonie will get in touch with the referees as it is important to keep the list safe.
If you were once on the email list but have not received any messages for a long while you may need to rejoin. ... more

Once you are on the list, you can send email notices to the same address for distribution. Any notice that will help or inform us as lesbians is sent out.

  • When sending in a notice please include any relevant contact info in the content of the message or at the end - your email address in your message's header will be stripped out before the notice is distributed.
  • Political notices, attachments and images are not sent out.
  • And please keep your message simple - strip out earlier email messages to save Leonie having to do it! ... less

Note: If you have a yahoo email address you will need to jump through a few hoops on your yahoo mail account settings page to ensure that messages from Leonie are NOT treated as spam by the yahoo mail server.

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 January 31 2016.

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.

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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