Rainbow groups and activities

'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

Violet tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

LGBTI history walk tours

Violet+ Tour - Sunday 3 November, 1:00-2:30 pm

Meet on the steps of Parliament Buildings (by the flag poles). Learn about:
- Homosexual Law Reform
- The beginnings of rainbow radio broadcasting
- LGBTI rainbow personalities
- Churches and LGBTI rainbow communities
- Imprisonment on Matiu Somes Island
- A WW1 same-sex love story

The tour ends at the NZ Portrait Gallery on the waterfront where there is currently a fantastic rainbow exhibition (free entry): Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. It features Carmen Rupe, Chrissy Witoko, Dana de Milo, Sam Orchard, Taupuruariki Brightwell and Jack Trolove.

More information 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.

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

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:

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.


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

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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