Auckland

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 […]

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 […]

Skycity announced as official partner for Mr Gay NZ 2018

Skycity announced as official partner for Mr Gay NZ 2018

As the finale of Mr Gay New Zealand beckons this weekend, SKYCITY Auckland has been announced as Official Partner for 2018. SKYCITY Grand Hotel and SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre will host all of the Mr Gay New Zealand finalists across the weekend as well as provide facilities for the challenges in which the group will […]


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