Rainbow groups and activities

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.


Schools Pride Week.

National Schools Pride Week

24th - 28th August

A nationwide schools pride week with a range of activities that whole schools, QSAs, or even individual students can get involved with. A nationwide way to join in with the Rainbow community! More info on the Schools Pride Week website.

LGBTTIAP+ Open Political Forum Q&A.

LGBTTIAP+ Open Political Forum Q&A

26th August 3-5:30 @ Eva Beva, 35 Dixon Street

free, open discussion forum focusing on LGBTTQIAP+ relevant issues and policies from NZ political candidates in Aotearoa. Political representatives from both sides of the aisle have been invited to celebrate and discuss the future of LGBTTQIAP+ issues in Aotearoa NZ. More info on facebook.

LGBTI history walk tours.

LGBTI history walk tours

Red tour Sunday 2 August 1pm

Join this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington. The walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.
Learn about:
- Community icons giving back
- Early female impersonators
- The Salvation Army and homosexual law reform
- LGBTI social meeting places
- Infamous local hate crimes
- A landmark church service on homosexuality

Starts: Pukeahu Park (meet at the bottom of the steps to the war memorial), Tory Street at 1pm

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.


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.
The Glamaphones have resumed their weekly rehearsals - visit their facebook page for more info.

OUTSpoken Toastmasters.

OUTSpoken Toastmasters  - online

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

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 today to events that happened over 100 years ago.

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.


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 7.00 pm and the Intermediate classes start at 8.10 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.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 ...

Social sporty groups

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