GURL: A Musical Fantasy

A musical fantasy with a surprisingly tender love story at its heart, GURL takes place one frantic night as a beautiful young sex worker waits for her salesman lover to whisk her away from her last night on the strip to live happily ever after. But it’s 1975 and she’s a Māori drag queen. And […]

Sweat with Pride – August 2020

It’s outrageous that, in 2020 in Aotearoa, our LGBTQI+ communities have worse health outcomes than their straight peers. Stigma and discrimination lead to higher rates of mental health issues and even suicide. And then there are the physical illnesses – STIs like syphilis and HIV are disproportionately affecting our community. Our gay and bi guys […]

Support Q Theatre

Q wouldn’t be Q without the amazing whānau that grace their stages with their creativity. Q want to get back to hosting these amazing people as soon as possible but they need our help to get there. As Auckland Pride tweeted Q has a long relationship with Auckland Pride and the Pride festival. Show your […]

Grind: A Short Film

After a great year on the festival circuit, the short film ‘Grind’ can now be made available for everyone. “GRIND” is a story of anxiety and insecurity run rampant as an insecure but stubborn young gay man named Kaleb obtains a gym membership and hires a personal trainer to improve his physique. Although initially unsuccessful […]

RNZ: Strong Pacific voice at pride march

An estimated 7000 people took part in the Auckland pride march on Saturday 8th Feb including a strong Pacific presence. Now called OurMarch, the event focussed on inequities still experienced in the rainbow community around New Zealand and the Pacific. Read the full story on RNZ

AUM Eclectic Garden – 1 December 2018

Hailed by Australian news site The Music as, “One wow-worthy performer”, 2018 ARIA nominee Mojo Juju spoke out in August about being labelled as “too queer, too brown, or not attractive enough to sell records”. But, the Australian-born artist with indigenous Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) and Filipino heritage will be warmly welcomed at her first New Zealand […]

Leitis in Waiting – Tonga

Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a […]

Video: One Of Those Chats

NZAF and the Ending HIV campaign has launched a new video on UVL. Maintaining an Undetectable Viral Load for more than six months means HIV can’t be passed on through sex. It doesn’t mean you’re into sexbot roleplay – although that’s kind of hot. Learn more at

Video: Diversity is Strength

The All Blacks have teamed up with AIG to tackle discrimination under the #DiversityIsStrength In the aftermath of Israel Folau’s comments on hell and gays, it is wonderful to see the new video from the All Blacks and AIG. AIG is stepping up its efforts to call out discrimination and prejudice of any form in […]