Brackets puts on queer performance events in Wellington. From plays to podcasts to poetry slams, if it's queer, they love it. More on facebook.
June event - Poetry and Prose
Thursday 1 June 5:00-6:00 pm @ BATS Theatre
The June event for Brackets is a poetry/prose/spoken word evening. Performers are Marolyn Krasner, Kate Aschoff, LaQuisha St Redfern, and Kerry Donovan Brown. There will be a couple more performers still to be confirmed. (And if you're a writer, it could be you! Get in touch if you want to perform.) Entry is by koha - show up at BATS any time from 5:00 on the day to claim your spot ... more
The Glamaphones - Passion
Sat 24 June 7:30-8:30pm; Sun 25 Jun2 2:00-3:00pm
Massey University Theatrette
How better to describe the Glamaphones style than the word passion? Their June concerts draw out the deepest and most intense elements of the human experience. Love features heavily in this programme. And how better to express love than through songs by Adele, Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran? ... More info and tickets from eventfinda.
The Glamaphones Choir
The Glamaphones are Wellington's gay, lesbian, and transgender community-based choir. They are a friendly mixed choir and welcome anyone who wishes to sing. Visit their facebook page for more info.
Auckland arts collective FAFSWAG feature in new Vice documentary
Vice has launched its new New Zealand focused documentary series Zealandia with episode a 30-minute feature on South Auckland LGBTQ Pacific Arts Collective FAFSWAG and Auckland's underground Vogue scene. The documentary explores the deep cultural, social and political significance of FAFSWAG's performative dance and avant garde aesthetic. Largely made up of queer artists of Pacific Island background, FAFSWAG are intimately aware of the discrimination LGBTQ Māori and Pasifika youth can face, on multiple fronts. Watch the documentary here
PrideNZ.com audio archive
Follow news of the latest audio files of interviews and events added to PrideNZ on their facebook page
The Events section on the Pride NZ webside has audio from many queer/rainbow events, conferences, campaigns from around the country - a treause trove with more being added regularly.
Audio from the IDAHOBIT event held at Parliament on 17 May. The panel presentation marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and Intersexphobia.
Homosexual Law Reform
pridenz.com has an important archive of interviews (audio and transcripts) with the people who were there during the campaign. Plus photos and videos from the time - the public meetings, the demos ... it's our queer history 101!
'20 years out!' Homosexual law reform in New Zealand
To mark the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform in New Zealand, Radio NZ added rare audio recordings to its website. The rich assortment of audio was drawn from 20 years out!, a Radio NZ documentary created by Gareth Watkins and broadcast on National Radio on 9 July 2006, the 20th anniversary of the final vote. It was broadcast again on July 12 2016.
Much of the protest and rally sound was originally recorded for Access Radio programmes made by the Gay Broadcasting Collective (Gay BC) and had never before been heard nationally. There are also reflections from gay men who faced personal discrimination during the heated debate, as well as interviews with lesbians after the passage of the Bill.
Listen to the audio archive at www.radionz.co.nz/national/documentaries/20yearsout
ILGA World Conference - Wellington 2018
ILGA - the International Lesbian and Gay Association - are holding their 2018 World Conference in Wellington on 22-26 October.
Bookmark the Conference website www.wellington2018.nz where you can pre-register. And prepare for a big year of organising, hosting, and welcoming delegates from around the world.
Has alcohol become a problem in your life?
Wellington has a new LGBTQIA+ AA meeting. Phew, that's a heap of acronyms. Meetings to be held on Mondays at 6:30pm at St.Andrews on the Terrace.
Rainbow Team Wellington
Rainbow Team Wellington and Proud to Play are organising the Rainbow Sports & Cutlure Weekend in Wellington on Friday 27 - Sunday 29 January 2017
Rainbow Team Wellington are trying to build up their list of queer sports teams and clubs in Wellington on their new website - check the Sports & Recreation page on their website, and contact them if your team or club isn't listed!
Social sporty groups
- Frontrunners - a friendly group for gay and lesbian runners meeting twice a week for sociable runs.
- Didderent Strokes - a GLBT friendly swim club in Wellington.
- Welly Queer Badminton - a group for LGBTI folks who are interested in playing social badminton.
- Hot Shot Tennis - a social tennis club for Wellington's LGBTI community but open to all.
- 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
- Yoshinkan Kendo Club – Hutt - taught by Liz Dutton and Sue Lytollis
- Wellington Rainbow Bowling League on facebook
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 website www.danss.org.nz for more information, or keep up to date on their facebook page.
Rainbow Wellington drinks
Friday 12 May, 5 - 7pm - 8:30pm @ Bad Grannies, cnr Cuba and Vivian Sts
Monthly drinks at popular venues ... more on rainbowwellington.org.nz.
Guerilla Gay Bar
A fun monthly meetup for all our LGBTTQQIAAP folks in the Wellington area,
in which we'll take over a local "straight" bar. Flashmob style. Location
announced the Friday of the event. Wear something red for visibility (or just
bring your fabulous self)!
Follow on facebook to find out when and where.
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
- Faith Communities United in Love
- Gay Wellington
- GLBT New Zealand Hot Topics
- GLBT Young Adults NZ
- UniQ Victoria - group for queer students at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Lost Gay Wellington
- NZDF Overwatch - an organisation of Regular, Reserve and Civilian members of the New Zealand Defence Force who are GLBTI their friends, family and allies
- Queer Network NZ Wellington Chapter
- Rainbow Teachers NZ
- Social Fruits a Wellington 18+ Queer Social Group
- also Fresh Fruit - LGBTQ meetups - a web-based (meetup.com) group open to LGBTQ community members in the Wellington region
- 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 ...