Social and Entertainment

Bears Christchurch is a group dedicated to celebrating gay men, their friends and admirers who like their men beary, hairy, chubby, stocky, or just a bit rough around the edges. Internationally the Bear Community is known for embracing a wide range of body types and attitudes beyond the stereotypical view of gay men. All shapes and sizes are welcome, and we are very inclusive. We also organise monthly events.

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Christchurch Pride is a volunteer based group who with various local LGBIT community groups organise a Pride Week of events usually held in March of each year. Our mission with the annual Pride Week is to bring together the diverse groups within our larger LGBTI community and celebrate our pride and the unique resilience of Christchurch. They also hold community events throughout the year.

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Community House, 301 Tuam St, Christchurch 8011
(03) 940 9483
Yolanda Soryl

Veggie Puffs GLBT Vegan/Vegetarian Dining Group.

Veggie Puffs – a vegan/vegetarian dining group for the GLBT community meeting since 2002. We meet every 6-8 weeks in Chch restaurants to eat great vegetarian food and chat. Meals are usually at a cheapish restaurant (under $20 for a main) – pay only for what you order. Queer operated.

We’re a friendly bunch of mostly mature people who meet every second Friday night to have a co ee and chat. We are open, inclusive, caring and affirming to people of all gender and sexual identities. We’d like to share the load of anyone’s coming out journey.
Feel free to post questions, options of venues we could meet at, and anything else you feel you’d like to share.

77 Victoria Street, Christchurch
(03) 379 2910

Christchurch gay bar/nightclub.

027 208 5213 or (03) 366 0282

Provides music for parties of all sizes, mainly in Canterbury. From as small as running decks through your home stereo, to providing full sound system and lighting for a hall. Musically, I specialise in variety, tending toward disco, house, club and lounge. All upbeat and fun with odd surprises and favourites from the last 6 decades. I am lesbian, and will work anywhere, gay, straight or otherwise.

427 Tuam St, Christchurch
(03) 381 1818

Christchurch’s premium sauna and cruise club for gay and bi men where guys can meet other guys for fun and time out. Explore two floors of air conditioned themed rooms, suctorium and maze with spa, sauna and steam rooms. Two porn lounges, free internet, pool table and hot drinks. Open daily 11am till late 7 days.

6 Manning Place, Woolston, Christchurch
(03) 377 4748

The Box is a gay and bi cruise club. Cruise the porn lounge where you can watch the latest XXX gay DVDs with other guys, a sling room, orgy room, private rooms, lockers, hot shower, adult shop selling lubes, toys etc.

The UpRising Trust was established after the February 2011 Earthquake to help facilitate the rebuild of the Rainbow Communities of Christchurch. It’s primary purposes (from
the Trust deed) are to promote and advance the wellness, welfare, wellbeing, education, leadership, and social cohesion of Rainbow Communities; and to provide a hub of information relevant to Rainbow Communities and Rainbow People of Canterbury. The Trust encourages the Rainbow communities to come together and to take control of their own future. In its rst 6 months the Trust organised fundraising and community events and donated over $5,000 to Rainbow Community groups. The Uprising Trust will continue these and will undertake a needs assessment and will develop further projects from there. Volunteers are welcome to register an interest in helping run events and other projects.

573 – 579 Colombo St, Christchurch

PO Box 13 054, Armagh, Christchurch 8141
(03) 371 7414
Ardas, Ariane, Michelle

We offer free counselling, a drop-in, low-cost courses, crisis support, information on other services and lesbian specific information. Our library has a huge selection of lesbian novels, and books on lesbian issues. The ‘lesbian support’ page on our website includes the ‘lesbian notices’ with info on events, social groups etc.