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. Follow on facebook


LGBTI history walk tours

LGBTI history walk tours.

The fabulous Carmen walk tour: tea, toasties and trade  - Sun 4th December

Entrepreneur, entertainer, madam and mayoral candidate Carmen Rupe was based in Wellington for less than 15-years but has left us a rich legacy of memories and inspiring moments. Join the walk to trace Carmen's Wellington years (1967-1980). We'll visit some of the remaining inner-city business locations and imagine some of those that are no longer here: Le Balcon, Carmen's International Coffee Lounge, The Peacock, Cleopatra's Coffee Lounge, Carmen's Bazaar, The Gazebo massage parlour, The Cottage brothel and Carmen's Curio Shop. Learn about Carmen's landmark 1966 court case, her race to become Mayor of Wellington in the 1970s, and how she supported and offered a safe harbour to Wellington's Takatapui LGBTI Rainbow communities.
Book 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. Follow on www.taonga.nz/walktours.


Glamaphones Choir

Not a concert  - friends and whanau year end knees up
Thursday 8 December 5:30-7 pm

Join the Glamaphones for their end of year wrap up as they sing through their best of from 2022. Think more open rehearsal than polished performance. Free entry (koha always appreciated). More on facebook

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.

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!.

Wellington Feminist Creative Community — Poetry Nights!

Tues 13 December 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.

Camp Ground Rainbow Comedy Night.

CampGround Rainbow Comedy Night

Thursday 15 December 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.

Vinegar Hill rainbow camping 2022/2023.

Vinegar Hill rainbow camping

Vinegar Hill has been a popular camping spot for Gay and Lesbian people and their families over Christmas and the New Year holiday period in the height of summer since 1977. The programme for 2022/2023 is now out on the facebook group page (a private group so you have to join). It looks delicious so pack your tent and get there ...
Gates open 15th December, and events run from 26th to 31st December.

Secret Secret Club events.

Events at the Secret Secret Club

The Secret Secret Club at level 2, 4 Bond St. has a busy calendar of events - see their facebook events page

Rainbow Dragon Club.

Rainbow Dragon Club

The Rainbow Dragon Club is a boardgame and tabletop game club for the LGBTQ+ community and for women. They meet on Sundays at 6pm at the Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, 2a Green St., Newtown. You are welcome to bring along your own games, miniatures, and paints. You can also just bring yourself and try out a game in their collection! Follow 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.

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

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

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

Social sporty groups

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