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 - registrations of interest are now being accepted.

Wellington launch of the Conference

Friday 24 August, 5:30pm, National Library, Molesworth st

Theme: Celebrating the past to liberate the future
Special guests:
- Helen Kennedy, ILGA Co-Secretary General
- Andre du Plessis, ILGA Executive Director
NZ hosts: Tīwhanawhana Trust, Intersex NZ, Rainbow Youth

RSVP to events@laganz.org.nz

Hutt City.

Are youLGBTQ* in the Hutt?

Are you aged between 16 and 19? Studying or working in the Hutt Valley? If so, are you also interested in participating in a focus group or interview to see how Hutt City Libraries could better meet your needs?

Jay is conducting research for his Masters in Information Sturies at Vic on what information local LGBTQI* teens need and want, and how Hutt City Libraries could help to meet those needs ... see Jay's poster (pdf 103kb) for more information.

Violet tour tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

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. They lead monthly walks - check their website for the next one.

Red Tour Sunday 2 September 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.

Sat 1 December: 30th anniversary walk tour - the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt

Info on the facebook event page

Feedback meetings on research about alcohol use in the Rainbow Community.

Feedback meeting on research about alcohol use in the Rainbow Community

Monday 10 Sept, 5:30 for 6pm, Executive Suite, Massey University, Wallace Street, Mt Cook

Come along to a community meeting to hear the results of research about the role of alcohol and drinking among members of New Zealand's Rainbow/LGBTQ+ communities. Rainbow community individuals and organisations, as well as those working in related areas are encouraged to attend. The research team would love to hear your feedback on the results. Register your interest.

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: Sass and Sombre

Sat 25 August 9pm @ BATS Theatre

Sass and Sombre are a polyvocal spoken word duo presenting a brand new piece for Brackets in August

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

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: 9 Sept, 5-7:30pm @ S&Ms 176 Cuba St

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:

  • RW drinks - 14 September @ Fringe Bar, Allen St.

Check the Rainbow Wellington events 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.

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.



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.


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.

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 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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