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.

Wellington Pride Festival - Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Wellington Pride Festival.

The Pride Festival 2016 will showcase the incredible talent, hard work and creativity of Wellington's queer community. The events will take place at a variety of venues in and around Wellington City from 5 March to 13 March 2016, and will have something for everyone!

The programme has been launched and should be available online soon - and until it is there are printed programmes being distributed to Courtenay Place cafés, queer venues, libraries ... all the usual places where 2 or 3 of us might gather.

Major events include:

Pride Week is part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform

Women's Preconference Hui

Saturday 13 February, 1pm - 5pm
Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61-69 Abel Smith St

Anyone who identifies as an LGBTIA+ woman is welcome to attend this free event. This is an opportunity to discuss the issues that we are facing in our community ... more on facebook. It is being organised as part of the preparations for the Human Rights & Health Conference

Wellington waterfront walk tour

Take a new self-guided walk tour of rainbow sites around Welllington's waterfront - PrideNZ.com have created a walk map and audio guide that can be downloaded, plus an alternative interactive Google map, to step through each location. The audio includes people talking about historic events they were part of at various locations.

Pot Luck web series is go!

Our very own lesbian web series Pot Luck is go! The first episode can be viewed at potluckwebseries.com - keep up to date on their facebook page. And their Boosted fundraiser reached its target so they can make more episodes!

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.


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.

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.

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