Area: NELSON



Bars and Nightclubs




Support Organisations


Lesbian Link (Nelson)
Wednesday evenings - answerphone. Ph: (03) 546-7776

Q-YOUTH
Q-Youth is a Nelson based organisation that provides support, information, advocacy and education for queer* young people, their friends and families. We offer services in the Nelson/Tasman region. Our groups and events are open to all young people up to the age of 27 as we are a queer/straight alliance.

We have two main groups that meet every week at our drop-in centre, located on Paru Paru Road (Behind Countdown in town), Nelson.

• Under The Rainbow
This is a social support group for high- school students and anyone up until the age of 27. We hold weekly drop-in meetings on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at our Nelson drop-in centre.

• Change-Makers
This is a project orientated group. Anyone is welcome to come along to this group, held every Tuesday from 4:30- 6:30pm at our Nelson drop-in centre.

• Gender Queery
This is a social support group for those who identify as transgender, fa'afafine, whakawhine, tangata ira tane, intersex, two-spirits, genderqueer, non-gendered, questioning and their friends and families, but we welcome anyone who is interested in discussing all things gender in a safe space. This is currently being held monthly, during the tuesday session. contact our Coordinator for the next meeting date

We also have a monthly open commitee meeting. This is your chance to bring ideas to the group, give feedback and have a say on upcoming projects and events, etc. Contact our Coordinator for the next meeting date

Facebook: Q-YOUTH
Contact clare.q.youth@gmail.com, or text 0220750740 for more info.

*Queer is a reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, pansexual, asexual, genderqueer, fa'afafine and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure.

Links to Nelson/Tasman's school based queer/straight alliance facebooks:
Nayland College
Girls' College
Boys' College
Waimea College
Motueka High



Spectrum (Nelson) Inc
A safe and friendly environment for gay and bisexual men. Check out our website for contact details, social gatherings and events.
Drop-in Centre, 42 Franklyn St, Nelson
Web: www.spectrum.org.nz




Regular Events and Other Listings


Tahuna Bad Girls Soccer
The Bad Girls are a group of Lesbian women (and Friends) who play in the local 2nd division soccer draw. We need supporters and more players URGENTLY!!! Call to find out where the games are held each week. Anyone is welcome!
Every Sunday - Normally 9.30am
Address: Changes each week ( Home games are at Tahuna)
Contact Rebecca (03) 546-5306  or  025-241-1870

Bad Girls Pool Nights
The Tahuna Bad Girls, a Lesbian & friends soccer team, play in the local women's pool competitions once a week. Women (and friends) are always warmly welcomed into this relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Supporters are neede as much as players! Git up there gals!!!
Every Thursday - 8pm til laaaate. ($2-3 pool) Address: The Shark Club, Hardy Street, Nelson
Contact: Rebecca 03 5465306


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