Events

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

On the 6th July in New Zealand and 31st January 2017 in the UK, gay men were posthumously pardoned under a new law, but is it that easy? Is this what these men deserve? An eccentric Alan Turing, flamboyant Oscar Wilde and their modern day prince, meet across the centuries to ask those very questions. […]

Wellington raises a beer for Pride Festival – 24 February 2018

Wellington raises a beer for Pride Festival – 24 February 2018

The capital celebrates community diversity this week with the return of the annual Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara, a two week long festival celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community in Wellington. The much-loved ‘Out in the Park’ queer fair will open the festival on 24th February, and this year festival organisers bring Wellington’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re naked! Get ready to fuck the cis-tem, the patriarchy and the heteronormative power structures that be, one piece of literature at a time. Gird your loins – it’s Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition! The show is exactly what is sounds like – completely naked women reading literature aloud. It’s […]

Wellington Pride Festival – 24 February to 10 March 2018

Wellington Pride Festival – 24 February to 10 March 2018

The annual Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is set to return next year, a two week long festival celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community in Wellington. The much loved ‘Out in the Park’ queer fair will open the festival on 24th February, 2018. Out in the Park will be in its 32nd year, […]

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 […]


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