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wellington gltbi community

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Rainbow Wellington is a group representing the interests of, and organising social functions and activities for, lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and related people in the greater Wellington region. We have about a hundred and thirty core members, individual, business and corporate, and a wider contact list of several further hundred gltb people. We publish regular electronic newsletters giving notice of our various activities, and keeping members and friends up to date on current events of interest.

We take up issues of concern to our community in the human rights field. We have, for example, recently been pursuing the limitations on blood donation by gay men, and are urging the government to fully implement the Human Rights Commission report on transgender discrimination. We also are currently taking a lead in initiatives to end homophobic bullying in schools, and have taken up such issues as single gender parent adoption and the gay marriage option.

We support and underwrite the activities of the wider gltb community. We were instrumental in setting up a new stand alone organisation Out Wellington which organises the annual gay and lesbian fair in Wellington’s civic square, and annually support that and the Real Queer film festival with small grants. We were a major sponsor of the recent Outgames (to the tune of $10,000) and brought two of its international speakers to the accompanying human rights conference.
Reports by two of our Board members can be read here.

Our regular drinks at gltb or friendly bars and dinners, as well as talks by leading exponents on gltb issues (advertised in the newsletter) provide opportunities to socialise and network. All gltb people are most welcome and are encouraged to come along.

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Rainbow Wellington New Zealand respresenting lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer groups in Wellington Rainbow Wellington is a group (previously operating under the name GAP) representing the interests of and organising social activities for lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and related queer groups in the New Zealand Wellington region.