The New Zealand LGBTI Awards was planned to be a awards night to celebrate the rainbow community. Now questions are been raised about the organisation of this event.
Stuff reported that Nine LGBTI organisations have sent a letter to event organisers expressing concern about their sudden arrival in New Zealand and pitch for hard-fought corporate cash. In addition well-known nominees David Farrier, Alison Mau and Lizzie Marvelly have shunned the New Zealand LGBTI Awards – a glitzy $200-a-head black tie event – because of the lack of transparency and engagement. Others have declined award nominations including Rainbow Youth and Mary Haddock-Staniland
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— Mary Haddock-Staniland (@MaryHadStan) July 3, 2018
— Callum Blackmore (@CallumBlackmor6) July 2, 2018
C***, got shortlisted for those NZ LGBTI awards and given everything many of you have said and this article https://t.co/XLJMesh7WO
I’m left wondering if this was a good idea or not.
— DJ Dr JJ Eldridge (@astro_jje) June 30, 2018