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

[email protected]





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.



[email protected]



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

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

ukulele accompaniments.

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!




The Rainbow Warriors – Hamilton Women’s Softball is a team for takatapui,
lesbian, bisexual, intersex, transgender and queer softballers of all ages and
backgrounds. We played our first season in the Waikato Softball Association Women’s League
in the summer of 2016/17 and in the 2018/19 year managed to come away as the Major League
We are a social team with an emphasis on having fun and building connection and community
for people within the rainbow spectrum, interested in playing and supporting softball in the
Waikato. We are also dedicated to helping each other to build our softball skills and perform
competitively in our league and in National tournaments. We have a wide range of skills in our
team and offer a space of inclusion regardless of age and ability, last season our youngest
player was 15 and our oldest 65.