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Area: WELLINGTON




Bars and Nightclubs


Bluenote Bar
Gay friendly live entertainment all night bar in funky Cuba Street - open until 6am weekdays, 8.30am weekends - features mainly karaoke.
Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington. Ph: 021-251-0589

S & M's Cocktail Bar and Lounge
An intimate, two-level gay cocktail lounge. Coffee in afternoons, and themed evenings include pool table events, handle club and Karaoke.
176 Cuba Street. Phone 04 802 5335.


Saunas and Cruise Clubs


Checkmate
Sauna. Tory St, Wellington.
Open 7 Days. Sun-Thur Midday till 2am, Fri & Sat Midday till 6am.


Support, Sports and Social Groups


Absolutely Positively Positive Inc
Absolutely Positively Positive Incorporated is a Wellington city website dedicated to practical community-building initiatives for people living with the HIV virus both in the local region and nationwide.
Address: P.O. Box 6552, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
Email: Absolutely.Positively.Positive
Website: www.app.org.nz

FTM Aotearoa
A man trapped! Thinking about it, not sure? Guess what - you are not alone! Female to Male Transgender Support. Want to meet others or just one to one correspondence? Operating since 1999, providing 'as required' peer support/mentoring and contact. To old, new, potential FtM’s, friends and whanau/family, you are invited to make contact and develop a true and respectful rapport with your community and its developments through Peri. Confidentiality and privacy are maintained at your request.

Contact: Peri, FTM Aotearoa, Ph 027 486 9555 leave a message.
Email: FTM Aotearoa, Yahoo Messenger f2maotearoa
or write to PO Box 19130, Courtenay Place, Wellington, Aotearoa.

Galaxies
Galaxies is Wellington's GLBT & Christian-ish community. GalaXies is a Christian-ish spiritual community for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, and our mates! Our spiritual core is what we have found to be of value, affirming, truthful and fun. In enjoying ourselves, seeking, interpreting God freshly, we embrace the diversity of other spiritual paths.
Our Sunday evening services are a relaxed journey, creative, rewarding, renewing, casual, beyond ourselves. We are all learning ...
Address: St. Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Upstairs Common room.
Website: www.galaxies.dns2go.com    Email: Galaxies

Gay Gardener Men [Wellington]
Gay men's social group for up to about 50 year-olds who are interested in plants and gardening. Coffee meetings, trips to garden centres and their adjoined cafes, and other plant-related excursions. A friendly and safe forum to meet like-minded floraphiles, and to share and learn gardening knowledge.
Email: Gay Gardener Men

Gay Line Wellington
Information for gay guys, coming out guys, guys who are wondering what's happening to them, lesbians, counsellors, teachers and anyone else who is interested in information about being gay or lesbian in Wellington - and beyond. A safe place to find out more about services and organisations and matters of general interest through informative articles.
Address: 94 Majoribanks St, Wellington
Email: GayLine Wellington    Website: www.gayline.gen.nz

Gay Wellington Helpline
Information, or just to talk. 7-days 7:30pm - 9:30pm Ph: (04) 473-7878
Email: HelpLine

GOTH (Gay Of The Hutt)
A group for gay men that meets in Lower Hutt generally on the second Saturday of each month. The men come from all over the Wellington area to have drinks and a pot-luck dinner together in a safe and quiet venue. Usually there are 15 to 25 men present from many walks of life and a wide age range. There is no formal membership of the group required so any gay man is free to be present whenever he can or wants to.
Contact with the group can be made by ringing the Gay Wellington Helpline:
Phone (04) 473-7878

GAP
See: Rainbow Wellington


No More Hurt Pride
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMUNITY PROJECT
Let us get together and take a stand for victims of domestic violence because no-one else is! NO MORE HURT PRIDE is a community project that aims to provide the GLBT community with information on domestic violence, a support network for victims of DV, and is committed to providing specific services to the GLBT community. If you are interested in making a difference, please email Kim or come to our weekly Saturday meetings at 5:30pm.
Address: Our Bar, 201 Cuba St, Wellington.   Email: No More Hurt Pride

Long Yang Club - Wellington
A social and support group for gay Asians and their friends. Regular meetings and activities are held.
Phone: Michael Pringle 021 119 6714
Email: Click here to Email

NZ AIDS Foundation: Awhina Clinic
For testing and counselling.
Level 1, 187 Willis St, Wellington.
Ph (04) 381 6640, Fax (04) 381 6641    Email: contact.awhina@nzaf.org.nz

NZ Lesbian and Gay Carers Network
Support for lesbian and gay carers, as part of the work the organisation Carers NZ do for New Zealanders caring for people affected by illness and disability.
For more information contact:
Sara Rogers, National Coordinator, Carers NZ
Phone: 09 406 0412   Fax: 0832 67540
PO Box 133, Mangonui, Far North 0557
Email: Gay Carers Network    Website: www.carers.net.nz

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective
Our Aim is to enhance the Status, Health and Welfare for workers in the Sex Industry through; Safeguarding the Human Rights of Sex Workers, Promoting the Welfare, and the Occupational Health And Safety of Sex Workers.
Male Section: P.U.M.P. - Pride and Unity among Male Prostitutes.
202 Willis St, Wellington.
Phone: (04) 382 8791. Fax: (04) 801 5690.
Email: NZPC

NzTransguys
This email discussion group was set up in December 2003 and, as at March 16 2004, has 21 members throughout Aotearoa. We have a strong focus on confidentiality and support.

An email discussion and contact group for people born or living in Aotearoa/New Zealand, assigned "female" or "intersex" at birth, but who identify outside of that, including but not limited to: transgender, transsexual, ftm, f2m, whakatane, mtm, male, genderqueer, trannyboy, transman, 3rd gender, bi-gendered etc etc.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nztransguys/

OUTLOOK
Outlook is a Wellington support group for women aged 21-plus who are questioning their sexuality or who have recently decided to identify or come out as lesbian.
Meets: Fortnightly on Thursdays at 7:30pm
Outlook Information: Contact Lesbian Line - (04) 499-5567


Pride SIS (Kapiti)
Information or just to talk. Wed to Sun 7pm-10pm. Ph: (06) 368-1195

Queers Gone Kiwi
Social group for GLBT immigrants and their friends. Gathers for informal drinks and chat every Wednesday from 6pm at S&Ms. Other events sporadically throughout the year. Mainly gay men but all welcome. Send an email to be introduced or just turn up and ask the bar staff to point us out.
Address: S&M's Cocktail Bar, 176 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
Email: Queers Gone Kiwi

Rainbow Club (Kapiti/Horowhenua)
Social and Support group (male)
A support group for gay and bisexual men. Based in the Kapiti and Horowhenua areas. Monthly gatherings in peoples homes on the last Saturday of each month.
Monthly newsletter published for financial members. Presently approx 32 members from Wellington to Foxton. We aim to promote social contact, friendship and support.
Contact: PO Box 134, Otaki Railway. Ph: (06) 364 2421
Email: Rainbow Club
Website: Rainbow Club

Rainbow Bowling League
The WQBA runs a weekly Bowling League for all Gay and Gay Friendly to join in and have some fun, We meet at Bowland Petone at 8pm every Tuesday in the bar and at around 8.30pm we begin to bowl, its great fun and very social. You dont have to be good at it just give it a go, you dont even have to bowl to come along and enjoy the laughs.
Cost is $18.50 per person and this includes 3 games, shoe hire (if required) and also includes a prizefund for our end of year prizegiving dinner. Come along and join, its so much fun.
For more info email: Rainbow Bowling

Rainbow Wellington
(Previously GAP)
Providing opportunities for member to network with regular social events.
Postal Address: PO Box 890, Wellington, New Zealand
Website: www.rainbowwellington.org.nz     Email: Rainbow Wellington

School's Out
School's Out is a hang out/support group for school aged and young people, identifying as queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, takaatapui, fa'afafine, questioning, and their friends. We meet weekly during the school term, in Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington
Address: Wellington and The Hutt
Phone: 04 473 7878    Email: queer_schools_out@hotmail.com

SportZone Indoor Soccer
A 10 week Indoor Soccer - open to Teams of all abilities and ages. Mixed and Open grades, Social and Serious. Get fitter and have fun playing soccer.
Brooklyn AFC Gym, Bell Road, Brooklyn, Wellington
Phone: 64 4 586-6006
Email: SportZone     Website: sportzone.org.nz

UniQ
UniQ - Victoria University of Wellington.
Our role is to ensure that all queer students at Victoria are treated the same as everyone else. We also put on various social events during the year. Check out our website for more information.
Post: UniQ, c/o VUWSA, P.O.Box 600, Wellington
Email: UniQ Victoria
Website: www.uniq.wellington.net.nz

Wellington Bisexual Women's Group
Group for bisexual women that meets regularly for coffee, social gatherings, and chats. The group is not for men and it's NOT a dating service. We talk, laugh, support and listen to each other. We're inclusive and welcome bi-friendly and questioning women to our gatherings.
Address: Cafes for brunch; homes for potluck dinners.
Email: Wellington Bisexual Women's Group
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wellington_Bisexual_Womens_Group/

Wellington Gay and Bi Dads Group
The group welcomes gay, bisexual and transgender, fathers and their partners. Support is available to people who need it to deal with issues relating to being a gay parent. We have regular monthly social "Pot Luck" meals in members homes. Visitors and partners are most welcome!
Contact Phil, Phone 021-251-0589 or email: Gay & Bi Dads

Wellington Gay Men's Chorus
The Wellington Gay Men's Chorus was established at the beginning of 2008 as a community choir open to all who wish to attend. Some of our members have choral or other musical experience and some do not; the ability to read music is not essential and the emphasis is on the joy of singing and participation in the group. We enjoy an eclectic range of music from Brahms to the Beatles, adding our own gender twist to the lyrics wherever necessary. We rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 6.30 - 8.30 pm.
Address: Church hall of St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington
(50m up the road from the church on the left)
Phone: Mark - 027 416 4402     Email: Gay Men's Chorus

Wellington Gay Nude Group
The Wellington Gay Nude Group meet about once or twice per month in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Contact through Gay Wellington Helpline 04 473-7878 7.30pm - 10.00 pm. or e-mail: Gay Nude Group

Wellington Gay Swimmers
Swimming training sessions every Tuesday night at 7:00pm and Sundays at 5:00pm.
Intermediate and advanced, male and female swimmers welcome.
Freyberg Pool, 139 Oriental Parade, Wellington.
Contact Martin 021 044 7573 or Email: Martin

Wellington Gay Welfare Group
Our organisation provides support for men (and the occasional woman) dealing with their sexuality. We offer assistance to men new to our area (and/or their sexuality) and who want to talk to someone in a supportive, non-judgmental environment, to talk to someone willing to listen and offer counsel and feedback. Another part of our group provides support for gay and lesbian high school students looking for kindred spirits in their schools.
Email: helpline@gaywellington.org
Website: http://www.gaywellington.org

Wellington Pride Lions Club
This Wellington branch of Lions Clubs International - the world's largest secular service club organisation - is the first LGBT Lions Club in New Zealand. With the traditional Lion's motto "We Serve", the club is made up mainly of gay and lesbian members, and supports the queer community and also the wider Wellington community.
To become a Club member you need to be invited by a standing member.
Email: wellingtonpride_lions



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