Rainbow groups and activities

Wellington waterfront walk tour

Take a self-guided walk tour of rainbow sites around Welllington's waterfront - PrideNZ.com have created a walk map and audio guide that can be downloaded, plus an alternative interactive Google map, to step through each location. The audio includes people talking about historic events they were part of at various locations.

Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.

Guided walk Sunday 7 May, 1 - 2:30pm

Meet at the City Gallery to join the free circular walk-tour of Wellington's waterfront and inner city highlighting some of Wellington's rich rainbow heritage. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths ... more info on facebook

Ivan Coyote.

Ivan Coyote performance

Sunday 14 May, 7:30 - 8:30pm @ Meow, 9 Edward St

Ivan Coyote is an electric performer and gifted writer and storyteller from Canada. Their stories explore gender, identity and family and their books include One In Every Crowd, Gender Failure and Tomboy Survival Guide. In Wellington for one-night only, Ivan gives a live performance followed by a discussion of their life and work ... more on facebook. Tickets available at eventfinda

IDAHOBiT Political Panel.

IDAHOBiT Political Panel

Wednesday 17 May, 6-7:30 pm, Parliament Buildings

IDAHOBiT aka International Day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia was created to help draw attention to the discrimination our LGBTIQ communities receive. This year’s theme is Family. IDAHOBiT will focus on the well-being of families, whanau and their LGBTIQ members. Community members, national organisations and the Rainbow NZ Parliamentary Network have collaborated to ensure New Zealand can proudly celebrate this day together in two different ways. They will be holding a Rainbow Political Panel in Parliament ... more on facebook. RSVP by 10th May if you are keen to attend the panel event.

Family Fun Day.

Fun Family Day

A fun day for rainbow families on Saturday 13 May, noon - 4pm at Parliament's Banquet Hall - see the big pix - registrations essential.

ILGA World Conference 2018, Wellington.

ILGA World Conference - Wellington 2018

ILGA - the International Lesbian and Gay Association - are holding their 2018 World Conference in Wellington on 22-26 October.

Bookmark the Conference website www.wellington2018.nz where you can pre-register. And prepare for a big year of organising, hosting, and welcoming delegates from around the world.

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

InsideOUT youth support.


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.


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.

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


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.

Rainbow Wellington.

Rainbow Wellington drinks

Friday 12 May, 5 - 7pm - 8:30pm @ Bad Grannies, cnr Cuba and Vivian Sts

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

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.

Guerilla Gay Bar

A fun monthly meetup for all our LGBTTQQIAAP folks in the Wellington area, in which we'll take over a local "straight" bar. Flashmob style. Location announced the Friday of the event. Wear something red for visibility (or just bring your fabulous self)!

Follow on facebook to find out when and where.

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

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