Rainbow groups and activities

LGBTI history walk tours.

LGBTI history walk tours

Resonance Tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington

Saturday 26 September 1pm from the Thistle Hall Gallery cnr Cuba and Arthur Sts

Join this free 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington looking at sites of significance to Wellington’s LGBTI rainbow communities.
In support of New Zealand Sign Language Week (21-27 Sep) this tour will also be interpreted into NZSL with thanks to Rainbow Wellington ... More on the facebook event page

Violet Tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington

Sunday 4 October 1pm from the steps of Parliament Buildings

Join this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths. Learn about:
- Homosexual Law Reform
- The beginnings of rainbow radio broadcasting
- LGBTI rainbow personalities
- Churches and LGBTI rainbow communities
- Imprisonment on Matiu Somes Island
- A WW1 same-sex love story
More on the facebook event page

Walk Tours NZ is a volunteer group that offers monthly free, accessible, inclusive and community-focused walking tours around Wellington highlighting the city's rich LGBTI rainbow heritage.

Queer Archive Zine launch.

Queer Archives Zine launch

Friday 2 October 5.30pm @ National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken

This is the public launch of a new collaborative zine that explores local queer archives. This zine (D.I.Y magazine) is the outcome of an intensive archival workshop. A dozen people delved into LAGANZ (Lesbian and Gay Archives NZ) to discover posters, leaflets, photos and other ephemera relating to LGBTQI+ lives and culture in Aotearoa. The zine reproduces some of this material and reflects on the importance of local queer history to us today ... more on the facebook event page

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.


Pink Shirt Day.

Pink Shirt Day Friday 16 October

Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whanau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected. Wear a pink shirt and celebrate diversity, spread aroha and kindness and take a stand against bullying! More on pinkshirtday.org.nz

Glamaphones with GALS - Stronger Together.

The Glamaphones with GALS  - Stronger Together

Sunday 25 October 4pm @ St Andrews on the Terrace

This is the concert you have been waiting for: Two queer choirs, one concert, in Wellington. This Labour weekend, the Glamaphones will be hosting our older sibling choir from Auckland, the brilliant GALS, for a joint concert. This programme, with offerings from each choir, was created in the midst of a global pandemic ... more on the facebook event page

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 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.


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.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 ...

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