The LSG is an active and friendly social group for lesbians in the Waikato region.
We organise a wide range of activities from regular ‘pub and pool’ nights to picnics, bush walks, 10-pin
bowling, kayaking, dinners and brunches, annual lesbian quizzes, camping trips and movie afternoons, and
more. Regular email updates about our activities are sent to more than 200 women on our email list, making
the LSG an essential point of contact for the local lesbian community. So if you are new in town, newly ‘out’, or
just haven’t heard about us yet, come along and meet some new friends!
If you would like to join our email list to receive regular updates about upcoming events, contact us on
UniQ Waikato is the representative group for queer (and questioning) students at the University of Waikato.
We run as both a social and support group for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*,
takatāpui, fa’afafine, intersex, gender-fluid or in any way queer.
UniQ Waikato facilitates a safe space on campus. This is a space where queer students can relax and be able
to express themselves fully without the fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or unsafe.
If you’d like to join us, please get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Kia Ora! Do you identify as queer? Are you questioning? Or queer friendly?
Waikato Queer Youth is based in a Central Hamilton location that is warm and welcoming and offers a safe,
awesome space for all youth.
You will find more information on our website and stay in touch on our facebook site.
Agender New Zealand Incorporated is a Non-Profit Organization, which has been supporting Transgender
people and their families throughout New Zealand since 1996.Click here to visit the Agender New Zealand
website which has information on how to get in contact branches throughout New Zealand.
For more information about the Waikato branch contact Tracy at [email protected]
The Glow Singers were established in 2009 for Hamilton’s Lesbian and Gay singers to come together and
express themselves through a diverse range of music. Our musical abilities range from people who are
experienced choral singers to people who haven’t sung since school and can’t read music.
Our first concert was in July 2009. We nervously performed to a kind audience of family and friends, and
shared supper afterwards. Following this success, we practised and performed traditional (and some not-so-
traditional) Christmas carols at the end of the year, visiting two rest-homes and performing at two community
In April 2010 about half the choir attended the OUTandLOUD Choral Festival in Auckland where we joined
choirs from all over New Zealand and performed with them in a mass choir in the Auckland City Town Hall. We
held two concerts in 2010, the first in June where we introduced mostly new music, and the second in
December where we revived some old favourites to accompany the new numbers and also introduced some
How can I get involved?
After each concert for four weeks GLOW opens membership to new members. Membership is six monthly.
During the six month membership, we will learn and sing songs in preparation for a concert at the end of the
period. You are welcome to come along and sing with us during the open period to find out if our choir is the
right one for you. Each six month period costs $25 membership fees which goes towards the cost of
purchasing music and other necessities.
If you don’t want to sing but are a pianist with the ability to accompany we would love to have you along as a
rehearsal and concert pianist.
If you are able to make a financial donation to GLOW and would like to sponsor a concert or help support us
financially, please talk to our treasurer, Wendy Bell. With more financial backing we would be able to purchase
more music to sing, and can list you as a sponsor on our website and on any promotional material we create.
If you have particular skills you would like to contribute to GLOW, please chat with our secretary, Rebecca
Fraser. We may need non-singing support at concert times (if you would like to help with preparing and
serving tea, coffee and snacks). If you think there are other areas you could offer support, please do not
hesitate to help us!