Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Latest news from promohomos, helpline & coming out support groups


Hi Everyone, just an update from Promohomos.

At the last meeting we had a chance to speak about who we are and what we do for the group. Basically Promohomos is the promotional arm of Gay Wellington with members who dedicate time (the best that we can) in finding ways to let people know we are here. So far our projects include Website maintenance, advertising with DOMPOST and identifying ways to promote Gay Wellington. Next on our list is to finalise what our official logo is, sort some flyers and posters for School's Out, Tranzform and Gay Wellington. If you are keen to join the group just let us know and we are more than happy to welcome new members.

I addition to this, I have met up with Andy Derleth in Auckland. He is the reigning Mr. Gay World 2012. He offered to help in promoting us during his interviews and appearances and asked to have an overview of what we do and who we are. During the meeting I provided him some information on the different activities that we do and gave him some flyers too. I am very happy with my catch up with Andy as it is always a good experience to meet people who are passionate about fighting homophobia. Alexis


We were available for 12/16 days in June, took 5 calls (4 male, 1 female) and spoke for 1hr. It was an unusually quiet month!

Lesbian drop-in

The next Lesbian Drop-In group meets Thursday July 5th at Blondinis cafe - upstairs at the Embassy Theatre. Look for our rainbow sign on a table. We're a friendly lot and all women are welcome. Email first if you would like to know more -


We had two meetings in June and two compelling and emotional stories. How can any male coming out resist coming to this group? Stu