Rainbow groups and activities

LGBTI history walk tours

Resonance tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

Resonance Tour - Sunday 22 Sept 11am-12:30

Join Walk Tours NZ on this free 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington looking at sites of significance to Wellington’s LGBTI rainbow communities.
While many of the buildings still exist, the inhabitants and their activities have changed dramatically over time. This walk tour gives you an opportunity to be transported back to earlier days to hear stories of courage and resilience while standing in the locations where it all happened.
The tour recounts stories drawn from their other tours - making it a great introduction to their larger series of monthly LGBTI rainbow walk tours in Wellington. It’s mainly on flat accessible footpaths and covers Cuba Street, Vivian Street and Willis Street. It will visit Carmen’s curio shop, stop by the infamous Club Exotic, talk about a poetic same-sex romance, visit the site of the discreet Dorian Society and more.
The walk starts outside Thistle Hall, 283 Cuba St. ... 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.

There's a place for us: the Glamaphones sing Bernstein.

The Babysitters Club: A Drag Show Starring Young Performers!

Saturday 28 September 7pm @ Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St

Welcome to The Babysitters Club: the drag show starring young performers! It's the coolest queer afterschool care in town. Ditch your homework, snatch ya backpacks and head on down to this glittering and gorgeous celebration of up-and-coming drag. Under-18 queens, kid kings and everything tween and inbetween - this showcase will be stacked with scholastic talent! Show your support for the region's aspiring dragsters and get your tickets now, starting at just $15-$20 at the door ... more on the facebook event page

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.

The next events:

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 29 September 5-8pm @ S&Ms 176 Cuba St ... more on the facebook event page

There's a place for us: the Glamaphones sing Bernstein.

The Glamaphones sing Bernstein

Saturday 12 October 5:30pm @ St Peter's on Willis

This October, the Glamaphones will be showcasing their versatility by performing two great works by Leonard Bernstein. This programme of two halves will feature songs from "the greatest musical of all-time", West Side Story, as well as the choral classic, Chichester Psalms. While being pieces of contrasting genres, they were the works of a singular man of genius, and will again be brought together by the Glamaphones’ inimitable passion of delivery ... more on the facebook event page. Tickets from eventfinda

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.

'Jojo Rabbit' - Pride fundraiser

Thursday 24 October 5:30pm @ Light House Cuba Cinema, 29 Wigan St.

Join the Wellington Pride 2020 organisers at this screening of Jojo Rabbit to help raise funds for the 2020 Wellington Pride Festival. Not only do they have a wonderful movie on offer, a kiwi-directed film challenging blind nationalism through satire, they will have plenty of goodies to auction off prior to the screening. So come along, grab a drink at the cinema bar and open your wallets to a wonderful cause - to put on a great festival for the Wellington queer community in February 2020 ... more info on the facebook event page. Tickets from eventfinda

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. Join the facebook group for more information.

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.

Historical timeline

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.


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.

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.

Social sporty groups

Queer bars and venues

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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