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Out Takes 2014.

Out Takes 2014

Wellington: 29 May - 11 June, at the Paramount

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The programme will be available on April 24th.

LAGANZ talk on LGBT portrayals in NZ cartoons

Portrayals of LGBT issues in New Zealand political cartoons, 2004-2014 feature in a talk to be presented at the next Friends of LAGANZ event in Wellington on 30 April 30.

It's been a decade since the Civil Union Act of 2004 and exactly one year since the passage of marriage equality in New Zealand. Using examples from the Cartoon Archive at the Alexander Turnbull Library, Valerie Love, Research Librarian for Digital Materials at the Turnbull Library, will discuss portrayals of LGBT issues in mainstream New Zealand political cartoons from 2004 to the present, and discuss common themes that emerge from these unique windows into contemporary society.

Friends and non-members welcome
Light refreshments available
Time: 5.30 pm for 6 pm start
Venue: Ground Floor, National Library of NZ, Molesworth St, Wgtn

RSVP by 29 April to events@laganz.org.nz

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 July 31 2014. 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.

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.

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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