Lesbian Wellington

See the big pages of What's on for lesbians and for the broader Rainbow communities in Wellington for information about what's on. Plus the links page for many more groups.


Topp Twins exhibition.

The Topp Twins - an exhibition for New Zealand

20 May – 29 October 2017

An exhibition to celebrate the outstanding contribution these inspiring women make to our nation’s social, cultural and political landscape. The exhibition is designed to tour the country ... so let's hope it does. In the meantime get to Palmy to see it if you can. More info on temanawa.co.nz.

Latest ...The Topp Twins Exhibition has been selected as one of four finalists in an international museums competition for best Temporary Exhibition Communications!! Yay - go the Topps and exhibition curator Sian Torrington. Better rattle our daggs if we haven't been to Te Manawa yet as the exhibition finishes next weekend.

Listen to Sian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te Manawa Museum.

Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur.

Armstrong & Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians

The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians was established in 2001 by the late Bea Arthur for the benefit of lesbian community groups in the Wellington region. The Trust is named to recognise and remember the 57 year relationship of Bea and her partner the late Bette Armstrong. The Trustees invite applications for funding assistance, as grants, for projects and activities that will benefit all or part of the lesbian communities in the Wellington region. Visit the Trust website www.armstrong-arthur-trust.nz for information about how to apply for grants, and how to donate or make bequests to the Trust.

31 January 2018. Application forms and guidelines are available from the Trust's website.

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Leonie's email list

This is a service for distributing your notices to the lesbian community. To join the list, email leonies.email.list@lesbian.net.nz Please include contact details for several referees from the local lesbian community with your request. Leonie will get in touch with the referees as it is important to keep the list safe.
If you were once on the email list but have not received any messages for a long while you may need to rejoin.

Once you are on the list, you can send email notices to the same address for distribution. Any notice that will help or inform us as lesbians is sent out.

  • When sending in a notice please include any relevant contact info in the content of the message or at the end - your email address in your message's header will be stripped out before the notice is distributed.
  • Political notices, attachments and images are not sent out.
  • And please keep your message simple - strip out earlier email messages to save Leonie having to do it!

Coming out or new to Wellington

If you are coming out as a lesbian or are a lesbian who has recently moved to the Wellington region and you would like to find out more information about the gay community please email Monique Rei at moniquerei10@gmail.com. She is happy to email back and forth or meet in a cafe and also let you know when social events are on and meet you there to introduce to others.

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Support Kiwi groups supporting LGBTIQ youth

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.

  • Outerspaces is a charitable trust which operates as the parent organisation for four LGBTIQ+ youth groups, based in Wellington - School's Out, Tranzform, Naming New Zealand and Wellington Binder Exchange.
  • InsideOUT is a national organisation that works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of diverse genders and sexualities to live and be in.
  • Im Local - a project of Rainbow Youth that helps queer and gender diverse youth all over the country to feel valued, recognised and supported in their local communities. They focus on getting information into rural areas. I'm Local has a give a little page we can support.
  • Rainbow Youth - Auckland based group that initiates and supports projects nationwide including InsideOUT and Im Local.
  • OUTLineNZ provides a free confidential telephone help line from Auckland for Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender & Takataapui (GLBTT) - 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE). For all ages and an important service. They have a givealittle page.

Lesbian Radio Programme

The weekly Lesbian Radio Programme is broadcast on Sundays, 10 - 11 am, on Wellington Access Radio 106.1 FM. Check our Lesbian Radio webpage for more information and links to listen to or download recent programmes.

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