Auckland

Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Unitec Gender Affirmation Policy first of its kind among tertiary providers in recognition of both staff and students who undertake a gender affirmation process while they are working or studying. The policy aims to support people as they go through the social and medical processes needed to match their gender identity, and covers such elements […]

Police launch one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for Pride Parade

Police launch one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for Pride Parade

New Zealand Police have launched a specially designed one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for this year’s Pride Parade and the associated Pride festival week events. The Rainbow car has been created to mark NZ Police’s commitment to diversity and to acknowledge the important relationship between Police and New Zealand’s Rainbow community. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says […]

LATE 2018: Explicit Inclusion Identity – 14 February 2018

LATE 2018: Explicit Inclusion Identity – 14 February 2018

“I am a transsexual. My achievement in local government [was] historic internationally as the world’s first transsexual to have been elected as a mayor.” Georgina Beyer uttered these words as part of her valedictory speech in Parliament more than ten years ago, recognising not just her own milestones but those who had paved the way […]

International Stars Headline New Zealand’s Biggest Queer Party – 17 February 2018

International Stars Headline New Zealand’s Biggest Queer Party – 17 February 2018

Auckland Pride’s official closing celebration is Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest LGBTIQ+ party! For the very first time, PROUD is taking over all levels of the state-of-the-art, multi-room Q Theatre venue – including a purpose-built outdoor courtyard and party entrance in the Lower Greys Avenue car park. Featuring in-demand international DJ Dan Slater, original NYC rapper […]

Russell McVeagh supports LGBTTI inclusion

Russell McVeagh supports LGBTTI inclusion

The leading law firm has announced it has signed on as a sponsor of the NZ Falcons RFC, a gay and inclusive rugby club which aims to enable players to come together to participate and enjoy rugby in an open and supportive environment. Russell McVeagh HR Director Lesley Elvidge says the firm has been supporting […]

New Zealand Falcons and an Oral History on Krazy Knights

New Zealand Falcons and an Oral History on Krazy Knights

NZ Falcons RFC is an inclusive club with the goal of enabling players to come together to participate and enjoy rugby in an open and supportive environment. Discover the history of NZ falcons on their website, discover where they play & train in Auckland. This week Max Towers (The Wireless) published “An oral history of […]

Auckland Pride Gala: Friday 2 February 2018 – Q Theatre

Auckland Pride Gala: Friday 2 February 2018 – Q Theatre

Always memorable, always glamorous, the annual Auckland Pride Gala has become a must-see dress-up occasion! A fiercely diverse variety showcase that previews the talent in the Auckland Pride Festival programme, along with a star-studded roll call of guest appearances from rainbow community heroes and icons. Kia ora! It’s the Dream Team! In keeping with this […]

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Who better to peer into the world of female friendships than two men in wigs? Wigging Out sees Thomas Sainsbury (the more popular Paula Bennett) and Hamish Russell (Drag Wars 2016 winner) don a couple of wigs and sashay onto the Basement Theatre stage Feb 27th to March 3rd, as part of the Auckland Fringe […]


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