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Lesbian News Aotearoa.

Lesbian News Aotearoa

Alas and Woe ...

Lesbian News Aotearoa has suspended publication as their current group is too small. The historical archive of articles is still on the website but the Social, Support and Dyke Diary pages are no more. Very sad

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.

Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Wellington Pride Festival 2019.

8 - 24 March 2019 - follow on the Pride Festival website and on facebook

The Hikoi and Fair have been cancelled on advice from the police. The Parade is postponed. See the facebook page and check facebook pages for the status of other events.

Dates for the major events:
Pride Festival Launch Fri 8 March
Pride Picnic Sat 9 March, 11am - 2pm, Sound Shell, Botanic Gardens
Pride hīkoi Sat 16 March 10am, from Waitangi Park
Out in the Park Sat 16 March, 10.30am - 4pm, Civic Square
Wellington International Pride Parade Sat 16 March, 6pm, from Tennyson St to Kent Tce, Courtenay Plc, Taranaki St, Mac's Brewery
Out in the Park After Party (R18) - Sat 16 March, 8pm - midnight, Mac's Brewbar, Taranaki St. Wharf
Wellington Pride Youth Ball Sat 23 March, details to come;

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 ...

Auckland region:


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


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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