Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki
Next: Friday 21 December, from 5.30 pm [the 3rd Friday of the month]
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.
LILAC - the Lesbian Library
LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at 187 Willis Street, 2nd floor (flat access from the street, lift). More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz including an online catalogue.
LILAC is open:
- Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm
- Thursdays 11 am-2 pm
- Saturdays 11 am-2 pm
LILAC will close over the holiday break ... the last opening for the year will be on Thursday 20 December. The library will reopen on Wednesday 16 January 2019.
LILAC Book Group
The LILAC Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.
- Wednesday 30 January, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- featuring ... tba ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Lesbian Overland and Café Club
LOCC is the social walking group for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women. Not a tramping group, but there is one "club" rule: walk some before retiring to a café more ▶
Sunday 13th Jan: Orongorongo River, Rimutaka Forest Park
A two hour walk to the river through regenerating forest, with the option of
spending the night in the Tararua Tramping Club hut, which Lainey has booked.
The Park is off the Coast Road south of Wainuiomata so we will be car pooling. There is
more information about the walk on the DOC website
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in the overnighter option. Lainey can advise on the gear you will need.
Bring lunch or snacks and water, and dress for the weather including boots or sturdy sneakers. Dogs on a leash are permitted.
Txt Lainey if you are coming on 027 3039006.
Kapiti lesbians dining out
Potlucks are held on the Kapiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Lesbians from any area is welcome to attend - bring a mains or dessert to share, beverage of your choice. Singles and couples are welcome, as are visiting lesbians. The dates and venues are advertised via Leonie's email list.
Friday drinks at Blondinis
A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday upstairs at the Embassy Cinema on Kent Terrace from 5.30 to approximately 7pm. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us.
Next: Friday ??? - awaiting info on the programme over the holiday period
Polari - Fantabulosa!
Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington on a Friday late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for the next date.
COVEN - a Party for Women and Gender Minorities
Saturday 26 January 8pm @ Ivy Bar, 49 Cuba St
Gather around the cauldron, witches, because COVEN is back.
It’s a sapphic seance, a butch bewitching, a homosexual hexing. COVEN is a big queer party for for women and gender minorities, featuring devilishly good DJS, delicious boozy potions and spellbinding live music from some of Aotearoa’s best aural enchanters. It’s a gathering; a space to relax, bond, cast a curse or two or dance up a storm for the goddesses. So come make some magic with us ... more on facebook.
Stitch and Butch
A group of fun supportive queer folk who enjoy being crafty with yarn (while
yarning craftily). Their creations adorn bike stands and bollards around the CBD and
they are always preparing for their next splash of colour to brighten our city.
They meet Mondays, 6-8 pm at at St Andrews on the Terrace in the Rainbow Room on the second floor. Cost – koha.
Bring along your own project – their knowledge can solve many problems, or contribute
to their collective work. Or come just for some friendly company and a cup of tea (sometimes
there is even cake!)
They welcome donations of wool, yarn or thread. And they can find ways to recycle clothes and kitchen excess when you de-clutter. ... check their facebook page.
Social media groups
- Wellington Rainbow Families
- Wellington Lesbian Youth
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - lots of chat ...
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women
- New Zealand lesbian and bisexual
- Rainbow families NZ - a friendly forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, prospective parents, and their families
- plus a list of LGBTQ groups on our Rainbow page