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.


ILGA World Conference 2019.

ILGA World Conference 2019

18-22 March 2019, in Wellington

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is holding their next confenence in Wellington! Hosts are the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH. Visit the Conference website for information about the Conference.

Get involved !!

Join the Friends of ILGA World Conference 2019 Wellington facebook group to keep up to date with news and to volunteer - lots of helpers needed!

ILGA Trade Unions Pre-Conference: "World of Work"

Sunday 17 March, 9am - 6pm

LGBTI union activists will gather to kick off the week of ILGA World Conference events. More info on the event facebook page.

Wellington Pride Festival 2019

8 - 24 March 2019 ... all over town

Planning is under way for a rather special Pride Festival in 2019 - the ILGA World Conference will also be held in Wellington during Pride!

The major Pride events are listed on the Pride Festival website. Keep up to date with Pride info on facebook. Out Wellington, the Pride organisers, are keen to receive expressions of interest for other Festival events by 30 January, so register your event soon to help make it our best Pride ever.

Dates for the major events:
Pride Festival Launch Fri 8 March
Pride Picnic Sat 9 March, 11am - 2pm, Sound Shell, Botanic Gardens
Pride hīkoi Sat 16 March 10am, from Waitangi Park
Out in the Park Sat 16 March, 10.30am - 4pm, Civic Square
Wellington International Pride Parade Sat 16 March, 6pm, from Tennyson St to Kent Tce, Courtenay Plc, Taranaki St, Mac's Brewery
Out in the Park After Party (R18) - Sat 16 March, 8pm - midnight, Mac's Brewbar, Taranaki St. Wharf
Disney Youth Ball Sat 23 March, 6:30pm @ Te Papa

Pride programme launch

The full programme will be launched on Friday March 5pm at the Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St - see the facebook event page for details.
Events are being added to the Pride facebook events page as event organisers create their facebook event pages.

Donate to Pride

Drop some $$$ at the Givealittle page to help make our Pride the best ever!!

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. 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.

Applications for the next funding round close on 31 January 2018. Application forms and guidelines are available from the Trust's website.

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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 leonies.email.list@lesbian.net.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.

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!
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Support Kiwi groups supporting LGBTIQ youth

Let's support the groups and organisations that support the youth in our communities - they are always short of $$$ for their valuable work. Most are registered charities and have Donate pages on their websites.

  • Outerspaces is a charitable trust which operates as the parent organisation for four LGBTIQ+ youth groups, based in Wellington - School's Out, Tranzform, Naming New Zealand and Wellington Binder Exchange.
  • InsideOUT is a national organisation that works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of diverse genders and sexualities to live and be in.
  • Im Local - a project of Rainbow Youth that helps queer and gender diverse youth all over the country to feel valued, recognised and supported in their local communities. They focus on getting i nformation into rural areas. I'm Local has a give a little page we can support.
  • Rainbow Youth - Auckland based group that initiates and supports projects nationwide including InsideOUT and Im Local.
  • OUTLineNZ provides a free confidential telephone help line from Auckland for Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender & Takataapui (GLBTT) - 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE). For all ages and an important service. They have a givealittle page.
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Lesbian Radio Programme

The weekly Lesbian Radio Programme is broadcast on Sundays, 10 - 11 am, on Wellington Access Radio 106.1 FM. Check our Lesbian Radio webpage for more information and links to listen to or download recent programmes.

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