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.

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

Next: Sunday 23 August from 5:45 via zoom - more info on the facebook event page

Queer and trans* Drawing class.

Queer and trans* Drawing class

27th August - 1st October

A queer and trans* space for us to explore drawing with Siân. In her experience it can be a very powerful and liberating experience to represent ourselves and our communities, in our own ways. Expressive drawing and some life drawing with a model ... more info on the facebook event page.

LGBTI history walk tours.

LGBTI history walk tours

Violet tour: LGBTI rainbow walk tour through Wellington

Sunday 6 Spetember 1-2:30pm

Meet on the steps of Parliament Buildings (by the flag poles) for this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths, although there is a section where we will take the steps down from The Terrace to Lambton Quay (an alternative route can be taken if required).
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

The walk ends at the Waterfront by Frank Kitts Park ... 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.


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.

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 7.00 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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