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.

Brackets.

Brackets

Sat 23 June 9pm @ BATS Theatre

Two queer writers, Sam Duckor-Jones and Marolyn Krasner, will read from their new works and talk about queer writing. Should be a good time, so come on down! See the facebook event page

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

Glamaphones Colours concert.

The Glamaphones Sing a Rainbow (The Colours Concert)

Sat 30 June 7pm & St Andrew's on The Terrace

The Glamaphones are back and they are more colourful than ever! This season they will be bringing us every colour under the rainbow. There’s a colour to match every genre and a hue for every mood ... more on the facebook page. Tickets are available from choir members or eventfinda.

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.

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:

  • Mid-winter dinner - Sat 30 June @ Cin Cin 156 Cuba St - bookings essential
  • RW drinks - 13 July @ Bad Grannies, cnr Vivian and Cuba

Check the Rainbow Wellington events page for more information.

Turquoise tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington.

LGBTI history walk tours

Turquoise Tour Sunday 1 July, 1pm, from outside the City Gallery, Civic Square

Join Walk Tours NZ on this 90-minute walk tour of the inner city. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.
Learn about:
- Activism and homosexual law reform
- Homosexuality being used as a political weapon
- LGBTI rainbow personalities and famous artists
- Early social meeting places

Starts: Outside of the City Gallery, Civic Square; ends: Midland Park on Lambton Quay duration: 90 minutes ... more info 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. They lead monthly walks - check their website for the next one.

UniQ Victoria Pride Week.

UniQ Victoria Pride Week

Monday 23 - Saturday 28 July

UniQ Victoria's Pride Week is back in July 2018 with a fantastic line up of events and activities. Thier facebook page has the programme.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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