Rainbow groups and activities

ILGA World Conference 2019.

ILGA World Conference 2019

18-22 March 2019, in Wellington

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is holding their next confenence in Wellington! Hosts are the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH. Visit the Conference website.

OUTSpoken Toastmasters.

OUTSpoken Toastmasters

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 16 December, 5-8pm @ S&Ms 176 Cuba St

Violet tour tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

LGBTI history walk tours

Red Tour Sunday 6 January 1pm - 2:30pm

The walk starts at Pukeahu Park (meet at the bottom of the steps to the war memorial), Tory Street, and ends at St Peter's church, Willis Street after visiting historical sites on Tory, Vivian, Cuba and Willis Streets; duration 90 mins.
Learn about:
- Early female impersonators
- The Salvation Army and homosexual law reform
- Community icons giving back
- LGBTI social meeting places
- Infamous local hate crimes
- A landmark church service on homosexuality

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.

Vinegar Hill gay camping.

Vinegar Hill rainbow camping

Vinegar Hill (near Marton) has been a popular camping spot since 1977 for Gay and Lesbian people and their families over Christmas and the New Year holiday period in the height of summer. It's a party place ... with a quieter zone for the families with kids. Regular events include Queens Tie Party, Boys vs Girls Softball, Fashion in the Field to name a few. Campers decorate their campsites, and it's a whole lot of fun. Join the facebook group to find out more - the social programme for 28-31 December has been posted.

Rainbow Sport  & weekend 2019.

Rainbow Sport & Culture Weekend

25-27 January 2019

An informal and friendly LGBTI social weekend of fun and competition ... tenpin bowling, swim meet, fun run, golf, same-sex dancing ... more info on the website and on facebook. There are lots of options to participate, volunteer or just go along and have fun!

Rainbow Wellington.

Rainbow Wellington

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.

LGBTQI Upper Hutt Meetup.

Hutt Valley Rainbows

A social group based in the Hutt Valley. They usually meet on the second weekend of the month. Find more details via facebook.



Brackets puts on queer performance events at BATS in Wellington - a monthly smorgasbord of queer entertainment - everything from plays to podcasts to poetry slams. If it's queer, they love it. More on facebook


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 or website for more info.

School's out.

School's Out

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.

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 treasure trove with more being added regularly.

ILGA World Conference 2019.

Audio from Launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019

The event was held at the National Library of New Zealand on 24 August 2018 and PrideNZ had the audio online the next day.



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.

Social sporty groups


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.

Queer bars and venues

Current venues in Wellington:

Ivy Bar and Cabaret.

Ivy Bar and Cabaret

James Smiths Basement, 49 Cuba 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.

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

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