Rainbow groups and activities


Pride Quiz Night Fundraiser

Tuesday 18 Feb from 5pm @ Heyday Beer, 264A Cuba St.

Heyday Beer's February quiz is celebrating the launch of Pride, and the charity is OuterSpaces. More info about the quiz on the facebook event page ... book your team in.

LGBTI history walk tours


Pride Festival - (Red) LGBTQ rainbow walk tour

Sunday 23 February 1pm - 2:30pm

This is a 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand. The walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths. Starts: Pukeahu Park (meet at the bottom of the steps to the war memorial), Tory Street.

Learn about:
  Early female impersonators
  The Salvation Army and homosexual law reform
  Community icons giving back
  LGBTI social meeting places
  Imprisonment on Matiu Somes Island
  Infamous local hate crimes
  A landmark church service on homosexuality

The walk will also be interpreted into New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) with thanks to ANZ and Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

More info on the facebook event page.

More Pride 2020 LGBTQ rainbow walk tours


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.

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 event:

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

Naked Gorls Reading 2020.

Naked Girls Boys Reading

Saturday 25 April 8pm @ The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St.

Boys will be boys. Or will they? We’re deconstructing traditional toxic masculinity and challenging the social norms. There’s no need to “man up” – we’ll be expressing all the emotions, exploring the gender spectrum, and raising up the guys to be exactly who they are. More info and tix on the facebook event page.

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.

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.


The Glamaphones Choir

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.


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

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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