Lesbian New Zealand

Wellington Rainbow sports & culture weekend.

Wellington Rainbow Sports & Culture Weekend

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 January

Rainbow Team Wellington and Proud2Play New Zealand are bringing us the Wellington Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend - an informal and friendly LGBTI social weekend of fun and competition from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January. It is about encouraging the growth of the LGBTI sport and culture community in New Zealand. Several organisations are participating by running events in their respective fields over the same weekend. There is a Register button on the webpage for each event on the website. Tickets are on sale for the Rainbow dinner on Saturday 26 January - bookings essential.

Auckland Pride Festival 2017.

Auckland Pride Festival

10-26 February 2017

The dates for the main events are now on the Festival website - including:
. Pride Gala - Friday 10 Feb
. Big Gay Out - Sunday 12 Feb
. Same Same But Different Writer’s Festival - see below
. Heroic Garden Festival - Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 Feb
. Auckland Pride Parade - Saturday 25 Feb
. Labrys Women's Softball Tournament - Friday 17 Feb
The full Festival programme is now online ... and it's awesome.

Same Same but different.

Same Same but Different LGBTI Writers' Festival

17-18 February 2017 @ AUT

After the successful launch of the samesame but different festival 1n 2016, they are back with another vibrant weekend of queer writing and writers specifically for a New Zealand audience ... more on facebook

Wellington Pride Festival 2017.

Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

3rd - 19 March 2017

The Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahihi e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara 2017 will run from 3rd - 19th March, culminating with the Pride Parade and Out in the Park celebrations on Saturday 18th March ... more on facebook. The organisers are currently calling for volunteers for a variety of roles.

Ladyhawk live.

Ladyhawke live

Ladyhawke is coming home over summer and she has two gigs:

Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo
Waitangi Weekend, 2 February to 5 February, 2017
Ladyhawke will be one of the performers at this festival - more info and bookings link here
Ladyhawke Summer Concert Masterton
Friday 3 February 2017 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Memorial Park, Masterton
Book at eventfinda
Tegan & Sara.

Tegan & Sara live

Saturday 11 March, Bruce MAson Centre, Takapuna

Indie pop duo Tegan & Sara are returning to our shores for one show as part of their Australasian tour - ticket at livenation.co.nz. Visit their website at teganandsarah.com

Auckland region:


Social media places

A selection of the facebook groups that may be of interest:

Kiwi media online

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 film maker Tim Worrall was interviewed for GayNZ.com by Jacqui Stanford. Subsequent to Jacqui's article the film 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.

Pot Luck webseries.

Pot Luck web series

Pot Luck - our very own web series - follows the lives of three Wellington friends as they negotiate friendship, family and finding love at their weekly pot luck dinners. Catch up on the episodes you missed!! Also available on TVNZ On demand.

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. More recordings are added regularly.

Support Kiwi groups supporting LGBTIQ youth

Im Local. InsideOUT.

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.
See also the Silver Rainbow faceboook group.

Planning a trip to New Zealand or just a holiday

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

Web space to go

Free webspace available for Absolutely Positively Lesbian! groups - a page or a wee website xxxxx.lesbian.net.nz - email wellington@lesbian.net.nz.