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Gore, once lampooned as the gay capital of New Zealand, is officially one of the least homosexual towns in New Zealand. Census results have revealed that there are just three gay couples living together in the South Island town, all lesbians. According to locals, the women work in shearing gangs, but they stay well under the social radar.
Nobody lives in New Zealand for a vibrant and thriving gay scene like you'd find in Sydney or San Francisco. Yet in pockets of both our largest city and the capital, there is a gay old time to be had. Having lived in both Auckland and Wellington in the last few years, I'm often asked which city is more conducive to the most open, supportive, and fun gay life.
Over the last 10 years, New Zealand's gay and lesbian tourism industry has grown from a network of gay and lesbian owned homestay's scattered throughout the country, to a cohesive network of accommodation ranging home and farmstay's to luxury lodges supplemented with a network of boutique hotels to rental car and coach services. There is approximatelygay and lesbian people between years living in New Zealand. New Zealand has a diverse range of activities available from events like Hero Festival in Auckland, The Great Party Weekend in Wellington, to gay and lesbian adventure, eco tours, skiing, to name some of the many opportunities available to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender visitor wishing to see New Zealand's unique beauty.
Tena koe! Guten tag! Both kiwis, we enjoy learning about the world and have visited numerous coutries.
Where can I meet gay women? While cis gay men have apps like Grindr, shows like Queer Eye, and bars like Family, lesbian-specific apps, shows, and bars are generally harder to come by. Sexy pun not intended, but fitting.
Rainbow Auckland formally GABA, the Gay Auckland Business Association was started in as an organisation of gay men and lesbian women in business and the professions. Started inalba provides a social and business networking organisation for lesbian women from all walks of life. They also provide information to individuals about HIV prevention and run various community programmes to raise awareness of safe sex and HIV prevention.
Gay clubs and bars offer a friendly welcome and meeting place for gay friends and the wider gay community. With fabulous music and entertainment for all of the gay community to enjoy, gay clubs and bars in New Zealand offer a rainbow-sized welcome to gay men, lesbians and pink-flavoured friends. Popular gay venues and meeting places include clubs, bars, cafes, saunas and restaurants in major centres throughout New Zealand. A meal out in a gay club or bar can be as quiet or literally as 'showy' as you want, with drag queens, gay cabaret and gay revue on the menu, as well as buffed-up buffets and gourmet dining.