Rainbow groups and activities

2017 Rainbow Election Forum.

2017 Rainbow Election Forum

Tuesday 22 August, 6pm, St Andrew's on the Terrace

A forum for major candidates to speak on the rainbow community's national issues. Parties will speak followed by a Q + A, so bring your mosth important questions ... more info on the facebook event page.
The event is being organised by Rainbow Wellington

Brackets.

Brackets NZ: Matiu Somes Island Discs

Sat 26 August, 9pm @ BATS Theatre

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.

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.

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

Rainbow Wellington.

Rainbow Wellington events

Monthly drinks at popular venues ... more on rainbowwellington.org.nz.

Glamaphones.

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.

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.

Turquoise tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

LGBTI rainbow walk tours through Wellington

Walk Tours NZ is a volunteer group that offers free, accessible, inclusive and community-focused walking tours around Wellington New Zealand highlighting the city’s rich LGBTI rainbow heritage. They have been leading monthly walks - check their website for the next one.

This walk is offered by .

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.

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.

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

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