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.


The big events this week are:
the Lick Wellington party on Saturday 5th
Hinemoana Baker + Charlotte Yates & Gil Eva Craig live at Paekakariki on Friday evening
SCENE pub quiz, a fundraiser at Ivy Bar on Thursday

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Pot Luck - the webseries

Pot Luck is a webseries that follows the action when three friends make a pact which turns their weekly Pot Luck dinners into a search for love. Or not.
The series is in development with the first episode to be filmed in Wellington in the coming months ... and they have a role to cast - more info on facebook or email potluckwebseries@gmail.com.

Sexuality + Sport study

Sophie, a researcher at the University of Auckland, is currently collecting data for a study about sexuality and sport. She is looking to interview anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as lesbian, bisexual, wahine takatapui, pansexual, asexual, or another queer sexuality who plays or has played in a women's team. See the poster for more information or email ssil028@aucklanduni.ac.nz. She looks forward to interviewing Wellington women.

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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. ... 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
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.

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 email helpline@gaywellington.org

See also Schools Out on the Rainbow page.

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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