Rainbow groups and activities

Queer Arts Festival.

Queer Arts Festival

30 May - 5 June 2022

This winter, warm your heart and boost your spirits with a week of fabulous art and artistry. The inaugural Queer Arts Festival will take place in Wellington from 30 May to 5 June, featuring more than 60 queer artists across a range of events. Visit queeraf.nz to get a taste of the programme and book your tickets.

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!.

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!

Tues 31 May 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.

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.

Crafty Queer Mates.

Crafty Queer Mates

Wednesday 1 June 6pm @ Secret Secret Club 12/4 Bond St.

A queer get together in a safe space for those who are working on crafts of all kinds.
Bring your knitting, crochet, zines, paints, notebooks – whatever it is you're working on – and hang out with fellow creatives. Drop in for a bit or stay the whole time.
Hosted by Creatif Kate. Koha (byo snacks). Coffee machine on site with incredible mochaccino for $2!! More on facebook.

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

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.
There are currently no in-person walks planned ... follow on www.taonga.nz/walktours where virtual live-streaming of their walks is available via YouTube.

Bisexual meetup.

Bisexual meetup

1st Monday of the month, 6pm @ Secret Secret Club, level 2, 4 Bond St.

Are you bisexual? Looking for others in the community to chat about it, meet one others, and hang out?
Bring a plate to share, BYO, and join on in this meetup group, monthly, over at Secret Secret Club ...facebook event page.


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.

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

School's out.

School's Out

School's Out is a Wellington and Lower Hutt support and social group for LGBTQI+ young people at high school, aged 13 to 18. The support group runs every school week throughout the year and sometimes does field trips!

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. The place for Blondini's drinks on the second and fourth Friday each month.


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.

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

Social sporty groups

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