FAQ

Can lesbians with boyfriends join the LRAA?

Bisexual women are welcome to create their own social groups and advocacy groups. If you are a lesbian and find yourself in a relationship with a man you feel you can’t leave, we encourage you to get help via a service listed here.

Why won’t you allow bisexual women to join?

Lesbian women have unique experiences and sometimes we want to be around other lesbians. We are a lesbian group, not a bisexual group, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support our bisexual sisters. If you want to work with us on a project please contact us.

Why do you say lesbians are only attracted to other women?

Because lesbians exist and we matter! There are some women who are only attracted to other women and it’s important to us to have language to describe that shared experience.

Why don’t you advocate for gay men?

Many other organisations advocate for gay men. We are focussing on lesbians.

Would you consider becoming LGBTQIAA+ inclusive at all your events and in all of your politics?

With respect, there are many other groups which focus on that. We are a lesbian specific group.

Are you really planning to take over Carterton?

No, it’s a long standing joke in the New Zealand lesbian community but it’s simply a joke. We support tino rangatiratanga.

Why have you got a page of receipts against the ‘cotton ceiling’?

We think it’s really important lesbians get the message that it’s okay to say no. Lesbian sexual boundaries are valid and should not be up for debate! We keep the receipts online so that lesbians who want to communicate the scale of the problem can do so easily.

Where are you based?

We have members all over New Zealand but right now our active group is in Wellington.

What do you actually do?

We regularly catch up over coffee but we also do things like going on walks as a group, trips to the beach, camping and climbing. We occasionally provide comment to the media about lesbian rights.

We intend to send out regular newsletters. Let us know if you want to sign up to our email list here.

How can I join?

If you’re a lesbian who supports our feminist kaupapa, get in touch!

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