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    Cruising Wonderland

    Cruising Wonderland is a body of work concerned with articulating new queer perspectives. It invites the converted and unconverted to cruise at leisure through an installation of staged photography and diorama that focuses on sites of homophobic violence in New Zealand and Australia. Between 1906 and 1911, in Tamarama, Sydney, there existed the largest open-air amusement park in the southern hemisphere – Wonderland City. The site of this failed colonial endeavour had previously been known as The Pleasure Gardens. From the mid-twentieth century, the area became a popular ‘beat’ (a site for men cruising for sex). During the 1980s, it was the site of an epidemic of homophobic violence, with…

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    Ending HIV Big Gay Out

    Coyle Park Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier Free Event New Zealand’s biggest harbourside celebration of rainbow diversity is back! The 2017 Big Gay Out is brought to you by Ending HIV. We can end new HIV transmissions in New Zealand by 2025 by continuing our love for condoms, testing more often, and embracing new tools. Direct from the US, this year’s headline artist on the Durex Main Stage is an acclaimed singer and songwriter Parson James! An amazing line-up of local acts includes Openside, Lavina Williams, Jimmy Moore & Cas.D, ANJI, Charlotte Yates, Buckwheat, Miss Ribena, Suzanne Paul, Aziz Sa’afin, Cindy of Samoa and more! The Big Gay Out Marketplace…

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    The Auckland Pride Gala 2017

    Q Theatre 305 Queen Street, Auckland City After a one-year hiatus – and in response to overwhelming public demand – The Auckland Pride Gala returns to the glamorous environs of Q Theatre on Queen Street for the official champagne cork-popping opening of Auckland Pride 2017! The Auckland Pride Gala is a best-of-the-fest black-tie extravaganza, showcasing the most dramatic performances and devastatingly talented performers whose full-length works feature within the Auckland Pride Festival programme – plus a pantheon of guest appearances from rainbow community icons. In keeping with Auckland Pride’s kaupapa of progress and change in 2017, this year’s Gala will be hosted by New Zealand’s beloved trailblazing transgender politician and…

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    Auckland Pride Parade

    Come out to the Auckland Pride Parade! With over 40 entries expected, the Auckland Pride Parade will be the highlight of the two week/three weekend Auckland Pride Festival celebrating the Rainbow Community in the greater Auckland area, New Zealand and overseas. This year’s Auckland Pride Parade theme is ‘One Community’, reflecting a Rainbow Community that is one in its diversity and a community that has a place in a wider community. Who can participate? We accept applications from Rainbow Community individuals or organisations, whether their entry is focused on Rainbow Community related messages or not. Applications from people or organisations which are not part of the Rainbow Community are also…