Rainbow groups and activities

Fringe Festival.

Fringe Festival 17 February - 11 March 2023

The programme for the 2023 Fringe Festival is out with all the usual variety - go to fringe.co.nz/programme and select the LGBTQIA+ genre to see the rainbow offerings.

Follow the Fringe on facebook, twitter, instagram, tiktok.

LGBTI history walk tours

LGBTI history walk tours.

Turquoise Tour  - Sunday 5th February

Join this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand to learn about:
• Activism and homosexual law reform
• Homosexuality being used as a political weapon
• LGBTI rainbow personalities and artists
• Early social meeting places
More details on the tour webpage. Register at www.taonga.nz/walktours.

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 walk on flat, accessible public footpaths. Tours are limited to approximately 20 walkers.

Camp Ground Rainbow Comedy Night.

CampGround Rainbow Comedy Night

Thursday 16 February 8pm @ Ivy Bar and Cabaret, 63 Cuba St.

A comedy showcase of our best LGBTQAII+ standup comedians, on the third Thursday of the month. Featuring polished pros and hilarious up-and-comers. Support your community by laughing with us! ... tix on eventfinda or at the door.

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

Next event:

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!.

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!

Tues 21 March at 7:30pm @ The Fringe Bar, Allen St.

The Wellington Feminist Creative Community brings you its monthly curated Poetry Night! Eight poets bring their finest and freshest work to Tuesday nights.
2023 dates to be announced

The Poetry Nights are a safe and inclusive place for people to express themselves and are mindful of the need to avoid transphobia, misogyny, racism and ableism. They seek to platform a diversity of voices from the glorious expanse that is Wellington's rainbow communities. New poets are always welcome ... more on facebook.

Dating's a DRAG: She 4 Her.

Dating's a DRAG: She 4 Her

Thursday 30 March 7:30pm @ Ivy Bar & Cabaret

Calling all Shes and Hers, and Femme Theys and Thems
This She 4 Her night is for people who identify on the feminine side of the gender spectrum who are attracted to people on the feminine side of the gender spectrum. They’ve created a space for all people femme and them! Our trans, Takatāpui, non-binary, and genderfluid whānau are welcome, non-monogamous and polyamorous participants welcome! More on the facebook event page. Doors open 7pm, 7.30pm start! Koha on door


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 or their website. Rehearsals on Thursdays 6.30pm (usually) at St Andrews on the Terrace.


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.

The final Sunday night class for 2022 will be on Sunday 4 December.

Check the DANSS facebook page or website 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

Ivy Bar.

Ivy Bar and Cabaret

James Smiths Basement, 49 Cuba Street - ivybar.co.nz - they have lots of shows and events

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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