Rainbow groups and activities

Brackets.

Brackets NZ

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

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.

FAGSWAG documentary on Vice.

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 audio archive.

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.

IDAHOBIT 2017.

IDAHOBIT 2017

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.

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 2018, Wellington.

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.

LGBTQIA+ AA.

LGBTQIA+ AA

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.

InsideOUT youth support.

InsideOUT

InsideOUT is a Wellington-based national organisation that works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of minority sexualities, sexes and genders to live and be in. Their projects include Wellington school support.

Rainbow Team Wellington launch.

Rainbow Team Wellington

Rainbow Team Wellington is an umbrella organisation uniting Wellington's LGBTI Sport and Recreation clubs. More on the website and the facebook page.

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

DANSS.

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.

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.

Queer bars and venues

Current venues in Wellington:

Ivy Bar and Cabaret.

Ivy Bar and Cabaret

James Smiths Basement, 49 Cuda Street - www.ivybar.co.nz

S&M's - Scotty and Mals Cocktail and Lounge Bar.

S&M's - Scotty and Mal's Cocktail and Lounge Bar

176 Cuba Street - www.scottyandmals.co.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

and no doubt there are many many more ...

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