LGBTI history walk tours
Turquoise Tour Sunday 2 June, 1pm
Join Walk Tours NZ on this 90-minute walk tour of the inner city. Most of the walk
is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.
- Activism and homosexual law reform
- Homosexuality being used as a political weapon
- LGBTI rainbow personalities and famous artists
- Early social meeting places
Starts: Outside of the City Gallery, Civic Square; ends: Midland Park on Lambton Quay duration: 90 minutes ... more info on the facebook event page
Walk Tours NZ is a volunteer group that offers free, accessible, inclusive and community-focused walking tours around Wellington highlighting the city’s rich LGBTI rainbow heritage.
14th International Documentary Film Festival
Doc edge has a few films of interest:
- Seahorse: the Dad Who Gave Birth
- Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family, but for him this ordinary desire comes with
unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man
- Sun 16 June 4:15pm & Sat 22 June, The Roxy, Miramar
- Wed 19 June 6pm, Light House Cuba
- The Coming Back Out Movie
- A love letter to Australia's ageing LGBTIQ+ community
- Thurs 13 June 4:30pm & Mon 17 June 6:15pm, The Roxy, Miramar
- All in My Family
- Hao Wu has a modern LGBTQ+ family in the US, but struggles to introduce his partner
and children to his family back in China – some of whom don’t know he’s gay. A film in the
World Shorts II programme
- Sat 15 June 10:15am & Sun 23 Jun 2:30pm, The Roxy, Miramar
Rainbow Wellington is an LGBTI+ organisation that focuses on networking, events and lobbying. Their website has information about past and present campaigns as well as directories of local LGBTI+ businesses, groups and activities.
The next events:
- RW drinks Friday 14 June at Chooky's Pub & Pantry, 195 Cuba Street
- Hon Grant Robertson speaking on LGBTQI issues Wed 26 June - Rainbow Wellington members only - more information on their website
The Pink Triangle: LGBT Rights from the Holocaust to Modern Day
Thursday 27 June 6-7:30pm, Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Aitkin & Molesworth
An address by Professor William Spurlin (Brunel University, London), a recognised international expert in LGBT culture and literature, including the treatment of gays and lesbians during the Holocaust. More info on facebook
Sat 3 August 12:30-3:30, Portofino, 33 Customhouse Quay
A fun and lively fundraiser for OuterSpaces - Te Kete o Te Kāhui - the umbrella group
for Naming NZ, School's Out, Tranzform. Two previous events raised a total of $7,000 to
help support their work.
Meals include salads and breads for the table and a choice of Italian main dishes. Desserts and all drinks can be bought as extras and paid for on the day.
And there are raffles ... donate a prize!
Tickets are $35 for an adult meal, and $15 per child aged 15 and under. Just 100 tickets available so get yours soon - email Jac ... more info on the facebook event page
PrideNZ.com audio archive
The Events section on the Pride NZ webside has audio from many queer/rainbow events, conferences, campaigns from around the country - a treasure trove with more being added regularly.
Check out the awesome historical timeline of GLBTTIQ events and people in New Zealand. Sample it by decade or settle in to read the big page with the full list.
Hutt Valley Rainbows
A social group based in the Hutt Valley. They usually meet on the second weekend of the month. Join the facebook group for more information.
OUTSpoken is a Toastmasters club based in Wellington which focuses on developing leadership and communication skills among the wider rainbow community. Find more details on their facebook page
Next: Sunday 30 June 5-8pm @ S&Ms 176 Cuba St
The Glamaphones Choir
The Glamaphones are Wellington's all-inclusive rainbow choir based at St Andrews on the Terrace. They are a friendly mixed choir and welcome anyone who wishes to sing. Visit their facebook page for more info.
Same sex dancing classes
Come and have fun and Dance on Sunday Nights!
The Sunday night DANSS classes are for Gay and Lesbian people and friends who wish
to learn some classical Ballroom, some funky Latin American and some elegant New Vogue
dance moves. A partner is not necessary however an attitude in wanting to learn and
having fun is required.
Classes are held at the Thistle Hall, corner of Cuba and Arthur Streets.
Beginner's class start at 7.00 pm and the Intermediate classes start at 8.10 pm. Payment is by koha/donation.
Check the DANSS facebook page for more information.
School's Out provides a safe, inclusive, social and support space for Queer* and
questioning youth in the Wellington region.
Visit their facebook page for more info.
Social sporty groups
- Frontrunners - a friendly group for gay and lesbian runners meeting twice a week for sociable runs.
- Different Strokes - a GLBT friendly swim club in Wellington.
- Wellington Racqueteers - a group for LGBTI folks who are interested in playing social badminton.
- Wildcats Women's Cricket - Women’s Social 8 a side T20 (20/20) cricket team
- Richter City Roller Derby - Wellington’s all female, flat track roller derby league
- Wellington Rainbow Bowling League on facebook
facebook and other social media groups
- Breaking Boundaries an online forum that offers a safe place to chat for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identifying individuals of all ages
- Gay Wellington
- Tīwhanawhana is a takatāpui community group in Wellington that welcomes people of all diverse sexualities and gender. The kaupapa of Tīwhanawhana is primarily for takatāpui: building community, telling our stories and leaving legacies.
- UniQ Victoria - facebook groups for queer students
- Lost Gay Wellington
- Queer Network NZ Wellington Chapter
- Fresh Fruits - a free MeetUp social group open to all members of the rainbow community. They have regular city walks and social events such as pot luck dinners, board game afternoons and beer tastings
- Vinegar Hill Gay Camping for gay and lesbian people and their families over Christmas and the New Year holiday period
and no doubt there are many many more ...