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Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Australian Idol and MTV’s Single AF, Courtney Act is bringing her brand new show, Under the Covers, to Auckland – 6 to 7 April 2018. Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience. It’s time for to get tucked in with […]

RainbowYOUTH Seeks New Support Manager

RainbowYOUTH Seeks New Support Manager

Morgan Butler, a leader in the youth development sector, particularly for intersex, queer and gender diverse youth, is moving on from RainbowYOUTH after three years. Morgan has been with RainbowYOUTH for three years, after starting out as an intern at a time when RainbowYOUTH was much smaller. Over that time, Morgan has built the support […]

Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

The work of writer Peter Wells is distinguished by a careful scrutinizing of particular and general histories of Pākeha – New Zealanders. Over the last year he has explored each in moving ways: from his ongoing Facebook diary project documenting his psychological and physical navigation of cancer, to his just published memoir Dear Oliver, in […]

Love Me As I Am – 16 to 17 March 2018 – Auckland Arts Festival

Love Me As I Am – 16 to 17 March 2018 – Auckland Arts Festival

From folk to classical, Mahinārangi Tocker wrote more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha which form a deeply compelling narrative of her own life experiences. A champion for Māori music, gay rights and mental illness, her fearless approach to creativity is well respected among her musical contemporaries and globally acknowledged. Her live performances were […]

Talk with Mayor Phil Goff – creating a Rainbow-friendly Auckland – 12 March 2018

Talk with Mayor Phil Goff – creating a Rainbow-friendly Auckland – 12 March 2018

The Auckland Council Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel warmly invites you to join them to have your say on how to create a Rainbow-friendly Auckland for the next 10 years. Share your experiences, views and insights with Mayor Phil Goff to help inform the 10-year Budget and Auckland Plan 2050. Kai provided. Please email Sonja with […]

Camp Binch – Chris Packer – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Camp Binch – Chris Packer  – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Well, the cat is out of the closet! Chris Parker’s CAMP BINCH is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as bro! Off the back of sell-out seasons of D.O.C-ing, Camping and No More […]

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Multi award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian – URZILA CARLSON brings her brand-new comedy show LOSER to SKYCITY THEATRE, 4-5 May, Auckland, and TE AUAHA, 8-13 May, Wellington, WELLINGTON as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. “Marvellous subversiveness” – Theatreview “Effortlessly likeable… stream of belly-laughs” – The Age “Loser is almost always negative, Urzila […]

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar – an Auckland boys’ schools – built a new unisex toilet block to cater for transgender students in the future as it moves to gaining the Rainbow Tick. Headmaster Tim O’Connor speaking on Newstalk ZB said the concept came about when school officials realised young men want more privacy in school and public […]

Jacinda Adern to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade

Jacinda Adern to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade

Jacinda Ardern will cut the last rainbow ribbon to start the Auckland Pride Parade tonight. Adern then will join the parade walking with the Labour Party. In the process she will make history as the 1st New Zealand Prime Minister to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade. Ardern was reported in the NZ Herald as […]


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