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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
- Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

Call the Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline

(04) 473 7878

Hours: Sunday 7.30pm-9.30pm
(However, we do offer a confidential voice message system and we can make call backs)

What’s New:

All of our groups are up and running in November.  For the latest information about School's Out text us on  027 763 9793 - we're now active in The Hutt, Kapiti Coast and Wellington central.  You can also contact Tranzform, the group for trans youth, their friends and supporters, on  022 105 0774 .

Newcomers, the coming out group for men, meets fortnightly. Call helpline for more information.

Check out our blog for the most recent information about what's happening at Gay Wellington.  The four most recent post headings are:

30-11-12 WGWG Letter in Support for Marriage Equality
13-11-12 Strike Out For AIDS
13-11-12 Red Ribbon Street Collection
25-09-12 A Big Thanks to Mr Gay World!

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What is Gay Wellington?

Gay Wellington is the name of the Wellington Gay Welfare Group or WGWG. Since 1979 we've provided a local GLBTI helpline to share information, make referrals or just chat.  WGWG is a registered charity and oversees or assists with a range of other local GLBTI groups including School's Out, Tranzform, Newcomers, the lesbian drop-in and the Cuthbert fund to assist local gay men with HIV.  We have about 40 volunteer members and two part-time School’s Out employees.  We always welcome new volunteers, donors and sponsors.

Why does Gay Wellington Exist?

Our group was created to promote the welfare of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, takatapui, and all those who identify with the queer communities, primarily in the Wellington region.

Although life has improved vastly for the queer community over the last 30 years, we know that many people still struggle with coming out.  Many in our community also face issues such as bullying, loneliness and lack of acceptance.  Gay Wellington is here to help.  We are about:

  • Connecting people
  • Supporting people coming out
  • Creating a sense of community
  • Making live connections
  • Making people feel welcome
  • Having fun as a group.