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. The capital is a liberal bubble of public servants and university students. It's unlike most cities with cross-sections of people from all ends of the political spectrum — in Wellington, social conservatism, homophobia, and other kinds of bigotry don't really fly. This isn't to say that Auckland is an alt-right haven of anti-gay sentiment, but there are parts of the city where I'd fear somewhat for my safety I count verbal abuse and even judgmental looks as harmful; not all homophobic aggression has to be physical if I were to hold hands with another man.
Save to Wishlist. The biggest city in the country is home to myriad bars, clubs, cabaret venues and events catering to the LGBT community. Along with a bumping nightclub crowd, karaoke nights are a regular speciality. From drag queens to dancing queens, this is one of the most entertaining and popular LGBT spots in the city. More Info. Open In Google Maps. Mon - Sun: am - am.
Sex between men was decriminalised in New Zealand has an active LGBT community, with well attended annual gay pride festivals in most cities. Homosexuality and same-sex relationships have been documented in New Zealand for centuries. They brought with them the Christian doctrine that homosexuality was sinful.
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