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.

Picnic at Williams Park, Days Bay

Days Bay Xmas Picnic

Picnic with other women* on 25 December!!

at Williams Park, Days Bay - from noon

Bring a picnic lunch [the Pavilion will be shut so bring the lot], something to sit on, sunhat and sunscreen [ever optimistic], sensible shoes for a walk afterwards or sporty gear, togs and towel ... whatever.

Public transport is sparse on the day (no ferries on the 25th) - no. 83 bus from Courtenay Place at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, via Petone and Lower Hutt [trip may take about an hour]

[Note that we cannot book the park for 25th December so first in ... just look for the rainbows - we'll be there]

Email wellington@lesbian.net.nz for more information.

* And yes it is women only!! - with their small kids of course. Dogs on leashes are allowed in the park but may not mix well with our picnic

Rainbow Pride Community Honours.

Rainbow Pride Community Honours Launched

Out Wellington Inc has announced the launch of the inaugural annual Rainbow Pride Community Honours.

They invite groups and networks working in the rainbow communities of the Wellington Region to get involved in celebrating the people whose outstanding contributions help our communities thrive. Entries by 21 December please.

A special event for Rainbow Pride will be held in the lead-up to Out in the Park 2015 in February.

See the Rainbow_Pride.pdf file for information on how your group or network can take part.

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.lesbian.net.nz/lesbiantrust for information about how to apply for grants, and how to donate or make bequests to the Trust.

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

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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