Rainbow groups and activities

AIDS Candlelight Memorial.

Wellington International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Sunday 16 May 4:50pm @ Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, 4 Moncrieff St, Mt Vic.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV. The Memorial supports global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.
This year's Memorial will start with our history in pictures at 4.50pm followed by Memorial at 5pm.
Refreshments will be served after the memorial.
More info on bodypositive.org.nz/Candlelight including links to support the Memorial online.

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. Follow on facebook


LGBTI history walk tours.

LGBTI history walk tours: Turquoise Tour

Sunday 6 June 1-2:30pm

Learn about local LGBTI rainbow personalities and famous artists, activism and homosexual law reform, early social meeting places and homosexuality being used as a political weapon. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths (an alternative fully accessible route is available if required).

The walk is free but please register at www.taonga.nz/walktours
Starts: Civic Centre (exact location will given in the confirmation email).

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.

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.

The On This Day page has a rich mix of rainbow life - from events that happened over 100 years ago to today.

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. Follow the Glamaphones on facebook.


Same sex dancing classes

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 pm and the Intermediate classes start at 8 pm. Payment is by koha/donation.

Check the DANSS facebook page or website 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.

Ivy Bar.

Ivy Bar and Cabaret

James Smiths Basement, 49 Cuba Street - www.ivybarandcabaret.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 ...

Social sporty groups

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