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Gay Auckland

Auckland Pride Festival
Community Hui

May 28, 2014, 2-4pm at Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Rd, also 6pm on Wednesday June 1st. Discussion on what people thought of the 2016 Auckland Pride Festival and plans for the future of Pride. Look forl post nearer the time with some of the topics to be covered. Open to all!
Dirty Nelly making his NZ debut
URGE Underwear Party

June 5, 2016, 10pm at Varsity Bar (formally Twist Bar), 262 K Rd. Queen's Birthday Sunday Men-only event. Dirty Nelly has DJ'ed across Australia and the US playing Salvation, eXile, Get Together, UP and the RezErection Underwear Party. Tickets online or at Marcellos Caffe.
Kate Sheppard's successful campaign to win the vote for women changed the world
That Bloody Woman

June 9-26, 2016 at Skycity. Political adversary/ the battle for equality, and the bearded bastion of nineteenth-century patriarchy, Richard 'King Dick' Seddon. A kick-ass punk rock opera full of insight, intelligence and infectious tunes. Sparks fly as NZ's most famous suffragist is transformed from a head on the $10 note into an in-your-face feminist firebrand raising hell.
Auckland & cities around the world
Pulse Nightclub Memorial Gathering

June 13, 2016, 6-7pm at Western Park. A memorial for those affected by the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida. We will have T Candles and a table at the Ponsonby Road entrance to Western Park.
Rainbow Gala of the Year

July 9, 2016, 8:30pm-3am, Sky City Convention Centre, 88 Federal. Celebrating HOMOSEXUAL LAW REFORM BILL 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. The Topp Twins on the rainbow carpet/ enjoy a glass of bubbles with MCs Ali Mau, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, and former MP Fran Wilde. Entertainment to feature: Annie Crummer, Dust Palace, Dynamotion, Mika, and The Topp Twins. Dance until 3am w/ DJ Duo Sweet Mix Kids.
More fabulous than ever, the pink bus makes a triumphant return to Auckland
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - the Musical

October 14 - November 6, 2016 at Civic Theatre, Queen at Wellesley. Based on the Oscar-winning hit movie, the heart-warming, uplifting story of three drag artists who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for love and friendship. A journey of self-discovery and the road trip of a lifetime. Wildly fresh and funny musical featuring a hit parade of dance-floor favorites.
Get it On!
Big Gay Out 2017

February, 2017 (TBC), Mid-month Sunday noon - 7pm, this past year at Coyle Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand's largest annual Gay festival, entertainers, dance tents, food and retail stalls. See website for performances and events.
‘One Community’
Auckland Pride Festival, Parade, Proud Party

February, 2017 (TBC). Past year included: SAT Feb 5th Auckland Pride Gala; SAT Feb 20th Auckland Pride Parade on Ponsonby Road + PROUD Party. Auckland-wide cabaret, theater, visual arts, music, literature, comedy, debates, discussions, workshops, historical walks, events, sports, and parties - most events on or around Ponsonby/ Karangahape Roads. See details:
Proud to play, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
Proud to Play NZ

February, 2017 (TBC). Past year featured 11 sport competitions: badminton, bridge, dancesport, golf, lawn bowls, an ocean swim, road running, swimming, ten pin bowling, touch, and volleyball - venues across Auckland: Henderson Sports Hub, West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, Henderson Squash Club, Pins Lincoln, Te Pai Tennis Club. The ocean swim is part of the well-known Bean Rock Swim.
Hosted by the Bear New Zealand group and NZAF's Love Your Condom campaign
Bear New Zealand Week 2017

February, 2017 (TBC). Past year included: SUN: Big Gay Out at Coyle Park. MON: Bears Flash Mob at Thirsty Dog. TUE: Bear Drag Race + Meal at Coco’s Cantina, then at Caluzzi + Drag Race. WED: Bears Help Out and UnderBear Party. THU: Bear Comedy Night. FRI: Mr Bear New Zealand 2016 at Dog’s Bollix. SAT: Auckland Pride Parade + Dance Party. SUN: Bye Bye Bears at The Kingslander.
A great place to live & visit!
Auckland Arts Festival 2017

March 8-26, 2017. Auckland's biennial premier festival of art and culture, including theater, dance, music and visual art. A biennial celebration of the unique characteristics of Auckland, its Pacific Rim location and the people who live here. See program & venue information online.
Hot Movies, Cool Nights
Out Takes Queer Film Festival

There was no Reel Queer Film Festival in 2015 or 2016, usually in May-June in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for one of New Zealand's most established film festivals/ one of few queer cultural events with a national profile. Films from New Zealand and around the world.