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Lesbian News Aotearoa.

Lesbian News Aotearoa

Lesbian News Aotearoa's Social, Support and Dyke Diary pages have information and contact details for lesbian groups, activities and events throughout the country.


ILGA World Conference 2019.

ILGA World Conference 2019

18-22 March 2019, in Wellington

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is holding their next confenence in Wellington! Hosts are the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH. Visit the Conference website for information about the Conference.

Get involved !!

Join the Friends of ILGA World Conference 2019 Wellington facebook group to keep up to date with news and to volunteer - lots of helpers needed!

ILGA Trade Unions Pre-Conference: "World of Work"

Sunday 17 March, 9am - 6pm

LGBTI union activists will gather to kick off the week of ILGA World Conference events. More info on the event facebook page.


Movies of interest.

Movies of interest

There are a number of movies that pass the Bechdel Test coming in the next few months. First up is The Favourite, now showing up and down the country ... but not quite everywhere. See it before it disappears!

The Favourite is about Queen Anne, her best buddy since childhood Lady Sarah - the power and brains behind the throne and in the royal bedchamber, and ambitious new kid in town Abigail. Meanwhile the powerful men are fussing about their makeup and wigs! A highly rated film!
There is a fact-checking article on people.com.

Coming soon:

About staunch women - mostly zero lez content but who cares ...

Mary Queen of Scots
The ill-fated Scotish queen who came up against Elizabeth I of England. Now showing
On the Basis of Sex
Biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Opening 7 February
Colette
Biopic about the French writer and gender bender Collette. Opening 14 February. Read the DIVA mag interview with actresses Keira Knightley and Denise Gough.
Celia
Biopic about Celia Lashlie who campaigned relentlessly to raise awareness of the social issues facing New Zealand. Opening 28 February

Auckland Pride 2019.

Auckland Pride 1-17 February 2019

Auckland Pride is all go and the full programme is now on the Pride website. The major events are:
Same Same but Different Writers Festival Monday 4 - Saturday 9 Feb
Ending HIV Big Gay Out Sunday 10 Feb
Heroic Garden Festival Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 Feb.

Follow Auckland Pride on facebook for breaking news.


Summer camp reunion.

Second Lesbian Summer Camp reunion

The second Canterbury Summer Camps reunion will be held at the beginning of February, 2019, following on from a successful reunion camp in February 2018. Registrations will be taken from early December, but you can indicate interest by emailing sarajan@slingshotco..nz. Lesbians don’t have to have participated in a summer camp to come to a reunion, but numbers are limited. More info on ... Lesbian News Aotearoa.


The Topp Twins Heading for the Hills tour.

The Topp Twins Heading for the Hills Tour

Dames Lynda and Jools are heading out again into the regions ...


The Topp Twins
as the Gingham sisters.

The Topp Twins: an Exhibition for New Zealand at Waikato Museum

10 November 2018 - 10 February 2019

The Exhibition was created for Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North and has been displayed at the National Library in Wellington. Now it is the turn of their home territory in the Waikato. More info on the Waikato Museum website.


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Social media places

A selection of the facebook groups that may be of interest - login may be required

Kiwi media online

Pot Luck webseries.

Pot Luck webseries Season two

Pot Luck webseries Season two launched on 10th December 2017! More on their facebook page. Stream it via the Pot Luck website.


He Kākano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between

Film: He K*#257;kano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between.

A short film about a courageous takatāpui activist is fighting for true diversity in our Gay Pride celebrations.
New Zealand's Pride celebrations are glitzy and glamorous, but takatāpui activist Kassie (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) is challenging the inclusivity of the festival. The historic Wellington Pride celebration forces Kassie to make a decision. Will she take part and speak for those who are both queer and Māori?
This short documentary uses English and te reo Māori to tell an intensely personal story of a courageous wahine fighting to be heard. View it at loadingdocs.net/he-kakano-ahau/.

Film: Tits on a Bull.

NZ Lesbian-themed short film Tits on a Bull available to view for free online

The NZ lesbian-themed short film Tits on a Bull has been released to view for free online. It was shown during the 2015 NZ International Film Festival, and has been screened at a number of prestigious LGBTQ festivals internationally including: Framline40, The Iris Prize, Inside Out, Outfest, as well as the Side by Side LGBT film festival in Leningrad, Russia.

PrideNZ audio archive

Listen to voices of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities.

PrideNZ.com is a community website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities through over 600 audio recordings of interviews and of local LGBTI events. Plus there are transcripts, images and video available - some historically important such as Parliamentay debates. More recordings are added regularly.

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.

Takatāpui resources

Takatāpui resources.

Two booklets by Elizabeth Kerekere are available online and to download at takatāpui.nz, a resource hub for Takatāpui and their whānau

Support Kiwi groups supporting LGBTIQ youth

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Let's support the groups and organisations that support the youth in our communities - they are always short of $$$ for their valuable work. Most are registered charities and have Donate pages on their websites.

Helplines and support

Quality care for lesbian, gay and bisexual residents in aged care facilities

A kit created by the School of Nursing at The University of Auckland in collaboration with a working group drawn from the aged care sector and the Auckland LGB community is available at dropbox. It a short video, training workbooks for facilitators and participants, and guidelines on caring for LGB residents.

Planning a trip to New Zealand or just a holiday

Women Travel New Zealand - essential information for the woman traveller visiting New Zealand.

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