OurPride - The 2020 Auckland Pride Festival Digital Programme

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1–16 Feb 2020


CONTENTS Te Takaranga Āniwaniwa................ 2 OurGala ................................................. 4 OurMarch .............................................. 6 OurParty................................................ 8 Party & Performance..................... 10 Ending HIV Big Gay Out ............... 26 Exhibition & Film ............................ 28 Talks & Workshops ........................ 33 Proud Centres ................................. 44 Community ....................................... 46 samesame but different ............ 56 ENDING HIV Hauora Series ........ 62 Acknowledgements ..................... 70

AUCKLAND PRIDE BOARD Cissy Rock, Chair Duncan Matthews, Treasurer Kaan Hiini, Secretary Zakk d’Larté, Membership Secretary Michael Lett Phylesha Brown-Acton Robyn Vella Shaun Hindt, Tikanga Takatāpui Activator Kyle Habershon, Youth Advisor

AUCKLAND PRIDE TEAM Max Tweedie, Director of Pride Luke Wilson, Festival Producer Richard Green, OurMarch Producer Freya Finch, OurGala Director

MARKETING

Michelle Lafferty, Publicist Kelly Geater, Publicist

2020 CAMPAIGN IMAGERY Russ Flatt, Photography Activate Agency, Videography

DONATE WITH PRIDE

Auckland Pride is grateful for the generous support of individual donors and proud benefactors within the community. Name of Bank ANZ Name of Account Auckland Pride Festival Inc Account Number 01-0249-0209651-25

CONTACT

Website aucklandpride.org.nz Facebook facebook.com/AucklandPride Twitter @AucklandPride Instagram @AucklandPride YouTube “Auckland Pride” Email Postal

festival@aucklandpride.org.nz PO Box 5212 Wellesley Street Auckland 1010

DISCLAIMER Booking Fees may apply

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WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME Tēnā koutou kātoa,

Tēnei te reo whakatau mai i te poari, kia koutou e ngā iwi katoa. Nau mai, piki mai, kake mai ki te marama whakanui i to tātou hapori kanorau 2020, e kīa nei Auckland Pride 2020. It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 Auckland

With 154 events over two weeks, this is our largest

excited to once again celebrate and showcase the

Auckland Council’s Proud Centres has produced a

Pride Festival. As we enter a new decade, we are

queer excellence that will shine a rainbow over Tāmaki Makaurau in February.

The theme for the 2020 festival is Our Liberation, Our Celebration, Our Pride. We chose this theme because it acknowleges the importance of our rich history of

activism, and the importance of celebrating all queer identities. These ideas go hand in hand and sit at the

centre of Pride. As queer communities we create space for both the tough conversations and the celebrations. This year’s programme provides plenty of opportunity for both.

Te Takaranga Āniwaniwa will officially open the Festival early Saturday morning, welcoming the dawn and

taking a moment to remember to the ‘fallen rainbows’

of our communities, and pay homage to their memory

as pioneers of Pride in Aotearoa, and Ahurea Takatāpui. OurGala returns to Q Theatre to open the festival with a taster of what is to come. The following weekend, all of our rainbow communities are invited to come

together to participate in the centrepiece of the festival,

festival programme ever. Our partnership with

blockbuster 81 free events across Auckland. We’re immensely proud of the fact that more than 75% of

events in our lineup are free to attend, and thanks to Proud Centres more regionally dispersed than ever

before, connecting our rainbow communities across Tāmaki Makaurau. Whether you’re slaying in Queen of the South in Ōtara, laughing at No Homo: Queer Comedy at Q Theatre, or enjoying an outdoor film

in Queer Scenes out in Te Atatū, we’re sure there’s something for everyone.

The Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative has

funded some incredible events in the programme too,

supporting 16 event organisers to produce their events. From Sarita Das’ Perfect Shade, Proud Campaign

Philippines’ Our Rainbow Show, and Aroha Awarau’s

Provocation, some beautiful work from diverse rainbow communities has been supported by this initiative. This

growth and empowerment of our communities is one of the most exciting aspects of OurPride. It is the reason Pride exists.

OurMarch. A celebratory hīkoi starting in Albert Park,

Every year this festival demonstrates to Tāmaki

diversity of our communities.

have to offer. We are truly grateful to all of you who play

it encapsulates the beautiful energy, positivity, and

As OurMarch arrives in Aotea Square, our newest event will begin. OurParty, in partnership with Auckland Live, builds on the energy of 2019’s post-march gathering

in Myers Park, creating a space for everyone to come

Makaurau and Aotearoa how much our communities

a part in making the Auckland Pride Festival a success. As we work for Our Liberation, Our Celebration and

Our Pride, together we create something wondrously original. Something worth celebrating.

together and continue the festivities. Entertainment

from queer artists, musicians, and food trucks will keep us all in a celebratory mood well into the evening.

The following day, there’s the Ending HIV Big Gay Out,

celebrating 21 years. And we close the festival with the samesamebutdifferent Writers’ Festival, Aotearoa’s only festival showcasing our queer literary talent.

Mauri ora, The Auckland Pride Board and Team


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Nau mai, haere mai! We warmly welcome you to join us early on February 1st in Aotea Square, for Te Takaranga Āniwaniwa, the opening ceremony of the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival! Te Takaranga Āniwaniwa, previously known as the Dawn Ceremony, will take place in Aotea Square on the morning of Saturday the 1st of February.

Join us as we welcome the dawn and celebrate the start of the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival by remembering the ‘fallen rainbows’ of our communities, paying homage to their memory as pioneers of Pride in Aotearoa, and Ahurea Takatāpui.

We are privileged to have representation of Mana Whenua acting as convenors of this kaupapa, guiding us through the ceremony with karanga, karakia, kōrero. Following the close of formal proceedings we invite you to stay on for a light breakfast.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early for the official opening of 2020 Auckland Pride Festival.

DATE

Saturday 1 February

TIME

6.00am

WHERE

Aotea Square

COST

FREE

WEB

aucklandpride.org.nz

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Prepare for a fabulous adventure across the colours of the rainbow, as we launch the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival, OurPride, with a celebration of the queer excellence of Tāmaki Makaurau. Hosted by the inimitable HugoGrrrl (winner, TVNZ’s House of Drag), with direction from award-winning theatre artist Freya Finch, the Auckland Pride Gala returns bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.

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Launching OurPride with a onenight only queer extravaganza in the heart of the Aotea Arts Quarter, OurGala includes sickening performances from the legendary COVEN and more artists to be announced.

More than just a taste of what’s to come in the programme, OurGala is a Vaudevillian extravaganza of music, drag, cabaret, burlesque, comedy, cirque, and much more. Artists from OurPride’s programme appear alongside special guests and celebrated community members for an unforgettable night at the theatre. 2020’s dresscode is QUEER EXCELLENCE, so dress to impress!

Following the show join Pride in Q’s Barfoot & Thompson Lounge to keep the party going in the centre of the city. OurGala is presented by Auckland Pride, with support from Activate Agency.

DATE

Saturday 1 February

TIME

8.00pm

WHERE

Q Theatre, Rangatira

COST

$20 - $50

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qtheatre.co.nz

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As we celebrate Auckland’s first Pride Festival of a new decade, we invite our community to gather around the Statue of Queen Victoria, as we reclaim the streets of Tāmaki Makaurau for OurMarch. In 1972, New Zealand’s Gay Liberation Front, led by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, rallied around the Statue of Queen Victoria in Albert Park for one of the earliest public demonstrations of Aotearoa’s Gay Liberation Movement, paving the way for many of the freedoms we enjoy today. OurMarch champions the kaupapa of OurPride, through liberating and celebrating with Auckland’s rainbow communities. It is a demonstration of energy, unity, and the rich diversity of our community.

Gathering in Albert Park at 4.00pm, OurMarch follows Bowen and Victoria Streets, before dancing up Queen Street and concluding in Aotea Square for OurParty.

All those who respect the kaupapa of the event and Auckland Pride Festival are welcome to participate in this openaccess event, with no cost to participate. Whether coming alone or as a group, we invite you to march, walk, and wheel together with Auckland Pride.

OurMarch is presented by Auckland Pride as part of Auckland Pride Festival 2020, 1 – 16 February 2020. Register at aucklandpride.org.nz

DATE

Saturday 8 Feb

TIME

4.00pm

WHERE

Albert Park starting point

COST

FREE, registrations encouraged

WEB

aucklandpride.org.nz

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Auckland Pride, in partnership with Auckland Live, welcome the queer communities of Tāmaki Makaurau to show their Pride in the heart of our city with the summer’s most fabulous celebration. Be a part of our full-scale extravaganza celebrating Tāmaki Makaurau’s rainbow communities with queer artists, musicians, and food trucks in the heart of our city with summer’s most fabulous celebration. Following OurMarch on Saturday afternoon, the whole whānau are invited to join us for an unforgettable Rainbow community celebration, as Aotea Square comes alive with some our favourite queer musicians, artists, performers, dancers and foodies in an event with the community at its heart.

express themselves, and dance into the evening We welcome anyone who wishes to celebrate the uniqueness of our vibrant communities at this free, all-ages, and accessible event.

The line-up for OurParty will be announced in the lead up to the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival, so stay tuned to discover the amazing artistry that will be on display across two stages in Aotea Square.

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OU Starting from 6pm, Aotea Square will transform into a glorious showcase of diversity as Auckland’s rainbow communities come together to connect with one another, unapologetically

OurParty is presented in partnership with Auckland Live, and supported by our Major Pride Partner: Spark NZ.

Join us for an afternoon of family friendly fun and celebration, with music, performances and food.

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Saturday 8 Feb

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6.00pm – 10.00pm

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Aotea Square

COST

FREE

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aucklandpride.org.nz


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COVEN PRESENTS THE SUPREME BALL DATE 31 January TIME 9.00pm

WHERE Domain Wintergardens COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

COVEN are a collective from South Auckland specialising in Vogue culture and performance art. Their roots as performers are in the NZ underground Vogue Ball scene, expanding out into performance art through activating rituals and ceremonies in galleries, book launches and academic symposiums. Some of COVEN’s most recent achievements include performing on the stage of TED Talks, appearing in Vice’s Underground Vogue Scene documentary, and being part of the award-winning Fafswag Interactive Documentary. Categories to be announced at proudcentres.co.nz

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DATE Sat 1 February TIME 8.00pm WHERE G.A.Y.

COST $10 door sales, R18

Forget everything you know as Drag, Fetish and Art collide in this alternate Drag showcase. Featuring some of Aucklands Most Avante Garde Performers and hosted By The Von P.

Entry $10 cash on door 8pm till Midnight with shows spot prizes and Diabolical Insanity.

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

HOT GAY SUMMER: A QUEER AF PARTY DATE Sat 8 February

TIME 7.30pm WHERE Basement Theatre COST $16-$22

WEB basementtheatre.co.nz

Queer AF Presents: Hot Gay Summer!

Get ready to slip slop and absolutely slap because on Feb 8th 2020 Queer AF is bringing you the ULTIMATE multi-dimensional party to celebrate Auckland Pride this 2020! Experience queer energy like never before. With support from the Basement Theatre the ENTIRE building is being taken over and transformed to bring you one HUGE night of dancing, drinks and entertainment.


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OURPRIDE OPENING PARTY DATE 31 January TIME 11.00pm

WHERE Staircase Bar COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join Staircase as we mark the start of the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival with a bang! When the clock strikes midnight, we’ll be in the biggest, queerest month of Auckland - and what better way to start!? Hosted by the wonderful Anita Wigl’it, this party promises some of the best of the Auckland drag scene to see us into the fabulous Auckland Pride Festival!

DATE Sun 2 February Wed 5 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū Te Oro COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

A free-form, elemental dance party exploring the connections between conscious movement, the environment around us and our well-being. Facilitated by an expert dance movement therapist, this is an invitation to celebrate unity by moving creatively together. Dance & Arts Therapy NZ is a charitable trust that began in 2013. Our kaupapa is to empower and support communities and individuals in need through dance movement and arts therapy.

CELEBRATE WITH PRIDE: OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY DATE Sat 8 February TIME 10.00 PM

WHERE Staircase Bar COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Continue the celebrations after OurMarch and OurParty at Staircase with the most fabulous official after party! Just a short walk from Aotea Square, Staircase is the best place to continue celebrating with Pride! Hosted by the incredible Rani Kumari, see your favourite drag artists experimenting and performing like you’ve never seen them before! Show times at 11.30pm, 12.00am, and 1.00am.

We pick up where OurParty leaves off, and we’re the best place to continue into the night because just like OurMarch and OurParty - it’s free! Follow the event on Facebook for performer updates, and any other key information about the biggest day of the Auckland Pride Festival!

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CONSCIOUS DANCE PARTY


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BIG GAY OUT AFTER PARTY AT G.A.Y. DATE Sun 9 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE G.A.Y.

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Sunday 9th February after the BGO we will be opening our doors to all our loving community.

Doors open early 7pm for those who attended the BGO and want to keep the party going. Cocktails, Teapots and A Drag show or two...

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LOVE BOAT VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY DATE Fri 14 February TIME 9.00pm

WHERE G.A.Y

With the arrival of the Atlantis Cruise and Valentines comes a very special Mashup. Love boat will be a Night of drag special cocktails fun and good Company as we Party till late underground at G.A.Y.

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

DRAG WARS 2020 JANUARY EDITION DATE Fri 31 January TIME 9.30pm

WHERE Phoenix Entertainment COST $20 door sales

WEB sisterevents.co.nz

It’s 2020 and House of Drag’s Kita & Anita are bringing you a brand new decade of fresh faced, raw & riveting DRAG TALENT to whip, dip and rip LIVE across the Drag Wars stage.


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FLUORO PARTY: BGO OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Staircase Bar

COST $15 on the door

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

To celebrate 21 years of the Big Gay Out festival, we’re gearing up for the biggest, GAYEST, birthday party ever with drag shows, DJs and much much more!

Gather your best Judy’s and dress them up or down in the most vibrant things you can find. This year Staircase bar is hosting the Ending HIV Big Gay Out: Official Fluoro After Party! There will be loads of UV lights, and free UV paint. There is also a drop-off bus zone right outside the bar!

PROUD CENTRES CLOSING CHILL PARTY DATE Sun 16 February TIME 3.00pm-8.00pm

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū

Come and chill with your old or new friends you made during pride and say goodbye to Proud Centres and the Auckland Pride Festival for 2020.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

OUR RAINBOW SHOW DATE Sat 1 February

TIME 5.00pm 120 mins, inc. interval

WHERE Panmure Community Hall

COST Koha, Registrations essential WEB proudcampaign.ph

To empower the rainbow community we will showcase our talents and our creativity in a chill ambience. We believe that everyone is valid and valued, and the best way to show off what we can do is through a variety show.

Proud Campaign Phillipines is the first registered Filipino LGBTQ+ charitable organisation in New Zealand and we aim to encourage our fellow queer and gender diverse folks to join us in our cause. We will be showcasing singers, dancers, and anything in between to entertain and captivate our audience with their performances.

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DATE Sun 9 February


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P E R F O R M A N C E & PA R T Y PERFORMANCE

HANNAH GADSBY: DOUGLAS DATE Saturday 1 February

Who is Douglas? Well, apparently, Hannah Gadsby thinks he is the only one who can help her follow up on the trail blazed by her last show: Nanette.

WHERE The Civic

Nanette played around Australia and the UK for eighteen months, taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York in Spring 2018 and dropping a Netflix special that summer that won her a Peabody Award and started a global conversation that continues today.

TIME 8.00pm 90 mins, no interval

COST $84.90

WEB ticketmaster.co.nz

ACCESS Accessible seating available

Hannah found her voice with Nanette and with Douglas she plans to use it.


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TALL POPPIES STORY SLAM

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Onehunga CC Franklin: The Centre Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Tall Poppies is a show in which YOU (the audience) are invited to prepare a five-minute, true story (told without notes), based on a theme.

The theme this time is NEW BEGINNINGS. We want your stories about embracing changes, starting new chapters in your life, relationship evolutions, and any life experiences that started with a clean slate. Most of the audience will watch, but seven names will be drawn to share their stories and anyone who might want to tell a story is STRONGLY encouraged to prepare one and give it a go!

DJ ARASH DATE Sat 1 February

Pick up the sweet tunes & vibes from DJ Arash

TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

KWEEN OF KARAOKE DATES Sat 1 February, Sun 2 February, Wed 5 February, Sat 15 February, Sun 16 February TIME 8.30pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Nathan Homestead Ellen Melville Centre Studio One Toi Tū New Lynn CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Come on down and unleash your inner queen, throw on a wig, heels and boa then lip sync your way to drag fame!

Give us your best star power on our mini pop-up karaoke stage equipped with mirror balls and disco realness before the movie, perform for your friends have fun by dressing up like the glamour puss you have always wanted to be!

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DATE & TIME Sat 1 February, 6.30pm Wed 5 February, 7.00pm Sun 9 February, 10.00am Mon 10 February, 7.00pm


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SHE + THEY DATES & TIMES Sun 2 February, 5.00pm Fri 7 February, 7.00pm Sat 8 February, 1.00pm Sat 15 February, 1.00pm Sun 16 February, 5.00pm

Northland transgender couple Willow (SHE) and Ren Lunicke (THEY) began taking hormones at the same time; they work through the resulting evolution of their relationship with talk-show style and humorous scenes set against the backdrop of their rural lives.

WHERE Nathan Homestead Avondale CC Ellen Melville Centre Onehunga CC Te Manawa COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

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LEATHER LUNGS: YASS QUEEN! DATE Wed 5 – Sat 8 February TIME 8.15pm 55 mins, no interval WHERE Loft, Q Theatre COST $22 - $28

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

ACCESS Accessible seating available (please contact venue advance)

He’s back! And this time it’s royal.

With flamboyant style as glorious as Prince’s and a voice as mind-blowing as Freddy’s, this daring deviant riffs through RESPECT, breezes through Bohemian Rhapsody, and will leave you singin’ in the Purple Rain. It’s all the queens and kings you love to belt along to, in a hilarious cabaret romp you’ll be talking about for days. Will he have a coronation, or just a corona? Either way with any luck he’ll be royally f—cked. God save this queen.

OLDEST FRIEND DATE Wed 5 - Sun16 February TIME 7.30pm 60 mins, no interval

WHERE Tiny Theatre , Garnet Station & Lakehouse Arts Centre COST

From $19.00

It’s not about fixing, it’s about coping.

Sometimes you need a friend, just someone to listen, back when you were struggling and needed a bit of help. We take your teenaged self for a walk down the beach; discharging those awful things you were thinking and feeling and letting them out.


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PLAY

TIME 8.00pm 60 mins, no interval WHERE Q Theatre COST $25 – $27

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

ACCESS Accessible seating available (please contact venue advance)

Is one person ever enough?

Rich is a playwright struggling with modern day dating and commitment. Fear of missing out on the smorgasbord of other delicious men, and riddled with indecision, Rich must come to terms with what he wants, and what he thinks he wants. A contemporary New Zealand play set in Auckland, Play explores the modern era of gay dating and relationships.

Writer/Performer Liam Coleman is an exciting new voice in the New Zealand film and web series scene. ‘Play’ is his first foray into writing theatre and will have its world premiere at Q. He will be guided by director, Tom Sainsbury, who will be working on his fifty-fourth theatrical production.

EVERYBODY INTERESTING IS GAY DATE Wed 5 – Fri 7 February WHEN TBC 60 mins, no interval WHERE Q Theatre COST $25 - $30

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

ACCESS Accessible seating available (please contact venue advance)

Everybody Interesting is Gay is a musical theatre cabaret, composed and written by Jason Smith and Blaise Clotworthy, starring Auckland’s Queen for the People, Ms. Wednesday Blaiselle. Ms. Wednesday takes you on an uproarious journey of musical cabaret, exploring different aspects of rainbow life in 2020.

The show lovingly examines tropes and stereotypes within the rainbow community. Ms. Wednesday gives you a touch of sex-ed, a dose of pride, a hint of advocacy and a whole lotta high kicks. With nine originally composed songs and a mix of lipsyncs of classic hits, there is something for EVERYBODY to feel INTERESTING and GAY.

TESTOSTROGEN DATE Wed 6–Sat 8 February, Tues 12–Sat 15 February TIME 7.30pm & 9.00pm WHERE Pitt St Theatre WEB iticket.co.nz

Some men feel the need and have the most powerful inclinations to dress in women’s clothing, why is this?

Testostrogen discusses this behavior. There are many forms of cross-dressing; in some men and indeed women it’s been an uncontrollable desire ever since they can remember and leads to gender dysphoria then full transformation.

In some men the need to “DRESS” often develops in later life, our story explores this avenue.

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DATE Tues 4 – Sat 15 February


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EMC PRESENTS PRIDE OPEN MIC NIGHT DATE Fri 7 February TIME 6.00pm

A night of Singing, Dancing, Lip Sync, Comedy & more! Be a Performer or Supporter. Register at proudcentres.co.nz to Perform!

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

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IT’S A READ! TRIVIA GAME SHOW WITH MONTY MONTGOMERY DATE Thurs 6 February TIME 8.00pm

WHERE Staircase BAR COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

ITS A READ! Trivia is BACK for a big one with your hosts Monty Montgomery and Shavorn Aborealis. Scrub up on your LGBTQAI+ knowledge because this week it’s PRIDE EDITION!

Bringing your smartest and best lookin friends along to compete to win our huge prize pack from our incredible sponsors Agnes and Edie and Cosmic! We’ve also got $5 Burgers and $5 drinks all night to keep your whistles wet and fill ya tum! You don’t wanna miss this one folks See you there!

NIGHT OF THE QUEER DATE Fri 7 – Sat 15 February

TIME 7.00pm 9.00pm (13 - 15 Feb) 75 mins, including interval, no shows Sun 9, Mon 10, Tue 11 WHERE TAPAC

COST GA $27 Groups 10+ $25 Table Seating $35 VIP Table $200 for a table of four, including platter & bottle of bubbly WEB tapac.org.nz

Night of the Queer returns to Auckland Pride with a brand new show set in an exotic garden of earthly delights. Prepare to be seduced by this scintillating queer cabaret featuring dazzling dance, extraordinary aerial artistry, sassy song, bold burlesque and divalicious drag. Join Bee and Bird on a magical journey of discovery as Mother Nature introduces them to a cast of fabulous flowers, who all enjoy different ways of experiencing love and pleasure. Featuring established and emerging artists from Auckland’s LGBTIQA+ community, including international entertainers James Luck and Rebekkah Schoonbeek, stunning trans performer Aeyla Duncan, vocal powerhouse Bryony Skillington, aerial artist extraordinaire Ellyce Bisson, renowned voguer Logan Collis aka ‘Honey’ and former West End performer Colette Wilson. Presented by Luck & Schooney & TAPAC


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TRANSHUMANCE TIME 6.30pm 60 mins, no interval WHERE Q Theatre

COST $19.99 - $29.99

WEB basementtheatre.co.nz

Come dive into the absurd as we follow one clown’s surreal journey across the landscape of gender in search of a place to call home. Join NYC-based theatre artist Ania Upstill in this playful, heartfelt exploration of gender as they dare to imagine a world in-between. What does it mean to exist between two locations? To travel in between?To find your place in the middle? To embrace a joyful revolution?

Come laugh at a clown’s playful exploration of what it means to be a trans human.

DRAG UNPLUGGED DATE Fri 7 February

TIME Doors 8.00pm, Show 9:30pm WHERE Phoenix Cabaret

COST $20 door sales, R18

New Zealand Drag isn’t just a pretty face.

Come and indulge as some of NZ’s best Drag Acts ditch the pre-recorded mix tapes and stand LIVE and VULNERABLE in front of a microphone and belt out the classics you know and love! Hosted by Kita & Anita

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

GALS CHOIR SINGING DATE Sat 8 February

TIME 12.30pm 90 mins, inc, interval WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

GALS Are a non-auditioned community choir based in Auckland. Going strong since 1992. It was the first-established gay and lesbian choir in New Zealand and in 2017 celebrated 25 years. We generally hold two concerts per year in June and November. We also participate at rainbow community events such as Auckland Pride month and World Aids Day. We are members of the New Zealand Choral Federation, and participate in combined choral events like “Singfest”.

PERFORMANCE

DATE Fri 7 – Wed12 February


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CARNIES AND QUEERS DATE Sat 8 February

TIME 7.30pm 90 mins, inc, interval WHERE The Dust Palace COST Free

WEB thedustpalace.co.nz

Roll up! Roll up! See emerging and established artists from across the rainbow spectrum in our glittering cabaret performance!

See some of Aotearoa’s developing and established performing artists strut their stuff on the stage and in the air. Featuring performers from across the rainbow spectrum, come and support our glittering whanau in a cabaret show that will delight and surprise you at every twist and turn. Koha entry, with any overage donated to OutLine NZ. There will also be a raffle and competition for the Best Dressed Audience Member, with prizes donated by Rainbow friendly Auckland Businesses. So tart up your tuck, brush up your glitter beard, grab some snacks, cushions, rugs or picnic chairs, and make this a night to remember!

PERFORMANCE

TAKE THE CROWN DATE Tues 11 – Sat 15 February TIME 6.30pm 60 minutes, no interval WHERE Basement Theatre COST $18 - $25

WEB basementtheatre.co.nz

This upcoming Pride Festival season The Others Club is set to deliver a spectacular collaboration from creatives across the LGBTQIA+ community with Take The Crown.

A devised piece of theatre, featuring 5 brilliant queer performers, embark on a journey with us to a land full of adventure and accountability. Exploring the efforts queer people have to go to, to make sure they have space to exist, this show interrogates ideas of privilege and power, and examines and challenges the appropriation of queer culture by straight people. Hold onto your wigs… the first brick will be thrown at midnight.

PROVOCATION DATE Wed 12–Sat 15 February TIME 8.00pm 60 mins, no interval WHERE Herald Theatre COST $25 - $30

WEB ticketmaster.co.nz

Provocation is the new play from award winning gay writer Aroha Awarau which centres around one of many injustices rainbow communities faced within a legal framework. It details an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of queer history - when homophobia was a legal defense for murder. Directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand.


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I TŪ, E TŪ, KA TŪ I STOOD, I STAND, I WALK DATE Tues 11 February Thurs 13 February TIME 6.30pm

WHERE Te Oro Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

A world of whispers, defined by others, giving way to a strong voice within, longing to know, to expand my knowledge, to understand ... ME. Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi. A short labour of love form my heart, to yours. I Tū, E Tū, Ka Tū

Created and performed by Rawiri Te Hurinui-Haumaha

PERFECT SHADE DATE Tues 11 – Sat 15 February TIME 8.00pm 50 mins, no interval WHERE Basement Theatre COST $20 - $27

WEB basementtheatre.co.nz

Perfect Shade is a new solo performance work that mashes together drag, performance art, live and music and movement to create an anarchic and queer amalgamation of colour, gender and privilege from Chittagong to Nilgiri Hills to Tāmaki Makaurau. Created and performed by Sarita Das (BodyHaus, First World Problems). Sarita is a non binary, Bengali-Pakeha multidisciplinary artist and Somatic Sex Educator. Their art covers a range of theatre, drag, music - which tackles the in between spaces of being bi-racial, gender fluid, and queer.

THE JOSEPHINE BAKER SHOW DATE Wed12 – Sat 15 February TIME 8.15pm 60 minutes, no interval WHERE Q Theatre COST $20 - $28

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

Ernest Hemmingway called her “the most sensational woman anybody ever saw.” Josephine Baker was the muse of the 1920’s Jazz Age.

The first black superstar: a dancer, singer, movie star, style icon, spy for the French Resistance, and activist. She adopted 12 children from around the world, calling them her “Rainbow Tribe” and went on to become the highest paid performer in Europe. She had numerous affairs with men and women, including painter Frida Kahlo.

Underground gay icon Sheba Williams has sculpted a show with music, dance, costume and storytelling, capturing the life of this extraordinary woman.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH DATE Friday 14 February TIME 8.00pm

WHERE Te Puke Ĺ? Tara CC

COST Registrations essential to compete Free event to watch WEB proudcentres.co.nz

ACCESS Accessible seating available

Have you been glued to House of Drag ? Do you have fabulous wigs and false nails? Could you give RuPaul a run for her money? Proud Centres is looking for the fiercest, most sparkling queens to join in celebrating drag culture and talent for the Auckland Pride Festival. Express yourself as we share what it means to be unapologetically drag in 21st Century Auckland in an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Apply now to take part in a showcase of Southside drag queen talent and creativity – proudcentres.co.nz You will slay the runway with an amazing costume you have designed; do a star turn with your top talent; then duel it out in a fierce lip sync battle.


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THE MALE GAYZ LIVE TIME 8.00pm

WHERE Phoenix Entertainment COST $15

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

After selling out at last pride, Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson return with a live recording of their top-rated queer comedy podcast: The Male Gayz. Featuring the Fact of the Gay, The Queen of The Week, The Sealed Section and more - this is one of Pride’s funniest nights out!

Warm-up by watching their TVNZ OnDemand show (available at CoalitionParty.co.nz) or listening to episodes where ever you get your podcasts.”

OUTSPOKEN: A PRIDE OPEN MIC NIGHT DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 8.30pm

WHERE Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero: Auckland Central City Library COST

FREE, Register online Limited sign ups on the night WEB tinyurl.com/tdq8egc

Please join us this Pride Festival at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero for Outspoken: A Pride Open Mic Night MC’d by formidable rapper and recording artist, Randa!

Together, we will celebrate our diverse community, share our voices, and pass the mic to our rainbow and takatāpui whānau in a comfortable, relaxed, and sober environment. We welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ community to share their stories, poetry, dance moves or acoustic musical talents.

There will be limited sign-ups on the night. We would appreciate performers’ filling in the google form here: https://tinyurl.com/tdq8egc

VOSTOK LAKE’S VALENTINE’S DAY DATE Fri 14 February TIME 8.00pm

WHERE The Dog’s Bollix WEB vostoklake.org

Vostok Lake, Auckland’s pre-eminent queer electronic-progressive musical duo, teams up with heavy friends for an avant-garde evening of satire, synthesizers and sheer sex.

Described as “Flight of the Conchords meets Depeche Mode, except women” or the “illegitimate love child of Tori Amos and Gary Numan”, Vostok Lake are promoting their upcoming album, their first in 10 years. You have not heard anything like Vostok Lake, nor do you know anyone who has.

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LEIDY LEI’S TAINTED NIGHTMARE DATE Fri 14–Sat15 February TIME 9.45pm 90 mins, no interval WHERE Q Theatre COST Free

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

Created and hosted by Leidy Lei, second runner up of TVNZ’s House of Drag, this evening of fantasy includes a fabulously spooky night of performances; a photo opportunity with the artists; plus spot prizes! You will get all the camp, and the glamour you expect from a drag show, infused with horror, spookiness, and theatricality. So come with us to the garden of evil!

The Christmas Season, and The Spellbound Season were my proudest moments in drag, and I cannot wait for all the fun the cast, crew, and I will have bringing you Leidy Lei’s Tainted Nightmare: The Gods and Monsters Season. I hope you enjoy, Leidy Lei xx

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LOUD & PROUD DATE Sat 15 Feb TIME 8.00pm 4 hours

WHERE Audio Foundation COST Door sales only $15/Waged $10/Unwaged

WEB audiofoundation.org.nz

A showcase of Auckland’s experimental and underground LGBTQIA musicians. Auckland’s experimental music scene is rich with diverse performers that have long been disconnected from the mainstream queer community due to the experimental nature of their art. We hope to showcase the best queer performers in the experimental music and noise category so that they may no longer be sidelined.

Queer music is as fluid and diverse as the community it comes from, and we’re looking forward to being a part of a festival that strives to be fully representative of all of us.

WERQ THE WORLD DATE Sun 16 February

TIME 8.00pm 2 hours, inc. interval

WHERE Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

COST $110 - 144 VIP Meet & Greet $321 WEB ticketmaster.co.nz

Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens, including Aquaria, Detox, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Plastique Tiara, Sharon Needles and Violet Chachki!* Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1

*Cast is subject to change, stay tuned to Werq the World for updates


NO HOMO: QUEER COMEDY DATE Fri 14 Feb

TIME 7.30pm 90 mins, no interval WHERE Q Theatre

WEB qtheatre.co.nz

No Homo: Queer Comedy is bringing you an Auckland Pride Festival stand-up extravaGAYnza, featuring the best queer comedians in New Zealand, plus international headline act and superstar Rhys Nicholson! This 90 minute show will provide you with your fix of the LOLgbts, and keep you gayggling with delight throughout. Featuring James Malcolm (2x Billy T Nominee), Eli Matthewson (Have You Been Paying Attention, The Male Gayz), The Fan Bridgade (7 Days, TV3 Comedy Gala), James Mustapic (Repressed Memories, Shorty Street Scandal), Chris Parker (2018 Fred Award Winner, The Male Gayz), Suzanne Wolton, Ray Shipley (2019 Billy T Nominee) and special guest headline act Rhys Nicholson (as seen on the 2019 NZ Comedy Gala, and Conan O’Brien)! Book now, as this is a show you do not want to miss!

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To celebrate 21 years of the Big Gay Out festival, we’re gearing up for the biggest, GAYEST, birthday party ever!

The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is New Zealand’s largest and most fabulous family-friendly Rainbow Community event and part of the Auckland Pride Festival. Each year it attracts of more than 10,000 gorgeous LGBTIQ+ people, their whānau and friends, for a day in the sun full of music, food, dance and colour. The event kicks off from midday Sunday 9 February 2020 and the extreme weather date for the Ending HIV Big Gay Out is Sunday 23 February (12-7pm).

DATE

Sunday 9 Feb

TIME

12.00pm – 7.00pm

LOCATION

Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier

COST

FREE

WEB

biggayout.co.nz

ACCESS

Contact us for details

MAJOR EVENT

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QUEER SCENES DATES Sat 1 February Sun 2 February Wed 5 February Sat 15 February Sun 16 February

Free outdoor screenings of LGBTQIA+ friendly films. Beanbags provided! Check out proudcentres.co.nz for film listings. Rated M

TIME 9.00pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Nathan Homestead Ellen Melville Centre New Lynn CC Studio One Toi Tū COST FREE

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

SILO CINEMA PRIDE EDITION FILM

DATE Fri 7 February TIME 5.00pm

WHERE Silo Park COST FREE

WEB silopark.co.nz

QUEER AF and Silo Park are very excited to announce the Pride edition of Auckland’s only LGBT+ focused night market & free outdoor cinema! Come down to Silo Park for a free screening of Rocketman, with pre-movie entertainment, food trucks, DJ’s, the Queers and Wares markets & a special live performance by COVEN.

Event starts at 5.00pm with food, drinks, markets & entertainment. Movie screening starts at 9.00pm. Film rated M.

PARIS IS BURNING DATE Tues 11 February TIME 8.15pm

WHERE Academy Cinema

COST General Admission / Adult $15.50 Student / Senior / Community Services / Guild $12.00 Child $10.00 WEB academycinemas.co.nz

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade?

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.

Digitally remastered by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Preservation funded by Sundance Institute, Outfest and the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.


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SAME SAME BUT BLACK PRESENTS: BEYOND DATE Fri 7 February

TIME 7.00 – 11.00pm

WHERE Corban’s Estate Arts Centre WEB eventfinda.co.nz

Join us at the Corban Arts Estate out west for a night of short films celebrating LGBTQIA people of colour.

New Zealand Premier screening of “”Beyond There’s always a Black issue.”” Directed by Claire Lawrie and winner of the coveted Iris Prize and winner of the ‘Best of British’ award at the Queer film festival. Also showing on the night will be two short films by the director Campbell X - Jury member for Outfest LA, IRIS Prize and Doc N Roll festival and others to be confirmed.

DATE Sat 1–16 February TIME Multiple times

WHERE The Rialto Channel COST Free

WEB rialtochannel.co.nz

Rialto Channel is proud to be screening over 13 pride films to celebrate and acknowledge LGBT+ communities alongside the Auckland Pride Festival in February 2020. Highlights include:

Colette - The story of a leading French female novelist - who helped inspire the social and sexual revolution in 19th century France. Starring Keira Knightley

Killing Patient Zero - The story behind the man blamed for the spread of HIV/AIDS - a tragic tribute to the history of pride globally. For the full schedule head to rialtochannel.co.nz

KIA ORA SHORT FILMS DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Te Manawa COST FREE

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Maori/Pasifika programme of LGBTQ short films

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THE HERO PARADE EXHIBITION DATE Fri 31 January – Sun 16 February

Come check out a collection of framed photos from a few of the very first Hero Parades back in day, taken by photojournalist at the time, Chaz Foxall.

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū

A great opportunity to revisit some of our heritage, you may even spot a few familiar faces! An exhibition not to be missed.

TIME Daily

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

EXHIBITION

QUEER PAVILION DATE Sat 1 – Fri 7 February TIME 11.00am – 6.00pm WHERE Albert Park COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Taking place in Tamaki Mākaurau’s Rangipuke / Albert Park, the site of Aotearoa’s first public queer protest in 1972, the Queer Pavilion is a nomadic architectural structure for art, performance and conversation. The Queer Pavilion is proud to present works by artists Ary Jansen, Daniel John Corbett Sanders, Forest V kapo, Jaimee Stockman-Young, Layne Waerea Mahonri & Hobbs, Megha Pashe Akshon, Micheal McCabe, Richard Orjis, Sione Monu, val smith, Whaea & The Rumble.

THE ENVOYS DATE Sat 8 – Sun 9 February TIME 11.00am – 3.00pm

WHERE Michael Lett Gallery COST Free

WEB michaellett.com

This series of imaginary portraits, created over a year, endued out of a prolonged search. After labyrinthine experiments I had one of those Eureka movements as the conception and execution of what is now drawing no. 1 occurred simultaneously.

Primordial, tribal, futuristic, humanoid, the heads proceeded out of my unconscious, wearing their nervous systems on the outside. I had not seen their like before, but there was a whiff of recognition. They are “memories of the future.” Douglas Wright, May 2017


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INTERACTIVE LIGHT INSTALLATION BY RUN DATE Sat 1–Sun 29 February TIME Daily

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre

Audiences will have the opportunity to engage and interact with the display using their mobile phones, by selecting which shapes to be displayed and changing the colour of the pixels.

COST Free

ENDING HIV POSTERS IN POPULATION DATE Mon 3–Sat 8 February WHERE Tim Melville Gallery COST Free

WEB endinghiv.org.nz

‘Posters in Population’ shines the light on our Rainbow minorities and the beauty of being a queer POC (Person of Culture). Ending HIV showcases images from the super talented Russ Flatt depicting our Māori, Pasifika, Asian and Latin communities. Each taking ownership of their own cultural identity, whilst navigating and challenging the queer narrative. POC have been at the forefront of the gay rights movement in Aotearoa and around the world.

Presented as part of the Ending HIV Hauora series.

PRO-JECT: PRIDE EDITION 2020 DATE Wed 5 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Auckland Central City Library COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join us at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero for an evening with a unique and diverse group of up-andcoming artists, makers, thinkers and doers from Tāmaki Mākaurau’s queer/LGBTQIA+/takatāpui communities.

EXHIBITION

WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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QUEER ALGORITHMS DATES February 14 - May 2 Opening event from 6:00pm on February 14 Tuesdays - Fridays, 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Public Holidays. WHERE Gus Fisher Gallery

Queer Algorithms features artists whose artworks have and are in the process of reconfiguring new algorithms for change against continued systems of exclusion.

Gus Fisher Gallery is proud to be working with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation on the presentation of individual panels from the National Aids Memorial Quilt as part of the exhibition.

COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

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QUEER WALK-NAPWALK-NAP-YAKYAK-NAP DATE Saturday 15 February, dawn and midday Sunday 16 February, sunset and midnight

WHERE Western Springs Park COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join with performance artist val smith in four walk events that occur over two days, an invitation into queer time, moving in relation to the multiple issues at play with each resting space, such as heteronormative and colonial layerings.

Together we will move in intervals of dawdling, napping, taking breaks and chatting, paying attention to our co-experience of the passing of time. Holding space for the emergence of our queer social practices, queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyaknap will activate anti-capitalist and anti-racist modes of being together, and deactivate the powers of straight time. We will move westward in relation to nonlinear logics of light, atmosphere and pressure present at sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight. Please bring a blanket.

ART AND DONUTS: NZ AIDS QUILT SPECIAL DATE Sat 15 February TIME 11.00am

WHERE Gus Fisher Gallery COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join us at Gus Fisher Gallery for a relaxed Saturday morning with complimentary donuts and coffee while you hear from a panel of speakers discussing the New Zealand AIDS Quilt and ongoing issues relating to HIV in Aotearoa today.

This discussion will take place in the new exhibition Queer Algorithms, which includes a selection of panels from the NZ AIDS Quilt. This event is in association with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Ending HIV.


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QUEER STANDARDS OF BEAUTY DATE Sun 2 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Nathan Homestead

Does being queer allow us to operate outside of norms? Do we as a queer community uphold and contribute to societies beauty ideals and standards or work with new paradigms around beauty?

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

ROLE OF THE ALLIES DATE Sun 9 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Ferndale House

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Allies can be found in many movements, they support the kaupapa of a group or cause and help form a united front.

The LGBTQI+ community needs allies, and are allies themselves, but what role and purpose should that take?

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER DATE Sun 16 February TIME 8.00pm

WHERE Studio One Toi TÅ«

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

A reflective look at 2019 Pride and 2020 Pride in light of polarised community opinions.

What is inclusion and what does the future look like?

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PRIDE FLAG WORKSHOP DATE Sat 1 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

This is a 3 hours basic hand sewing class where you will make your own pride flag or bunting. We will use upcycled then hand-dyed materials to make your very own pride flag to take along to the celebration. No skills necessary, just your time and some creativity. All materials provided but you are welcome to bring your own as well!

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GET READY TO MARCH DATE Sun 2 February TIME 11.00am

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Auckland Pride is offering our communities a space to gather and share their creativity as they craft expressions of their Pride ahead of OurMarch on Feb 8th All are welcome to participate in this event.

Some basic materials will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring materials to craft costumes, banners and flags. Any donations of materials and supplies are welcome.

PROF. PETER LINEHAM’S GAY HISTORY OF AUCKLAND DATE Wed 5 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

A History of the gay community & gay identities in Central Auckland.


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DATES & TIMES Sun 1 February, 6.00pm Wed 12 February, 10.00am

A safe and fabulous space for drawing from life. For this one-off session the model will be working with a range of camp and quirky props. This session is lead by kind and experienced teachers, all are welcome to attend regardless of experience and ability.

COST Free

Feel free to come along and do your own thing. Guidance for beginners will also be provided.

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Onehunga CC

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

MONEY ME BABY DATE Tues 4 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

“We all know the rainbow community likes to spend a bit of coin. Come to this FREE workshop, led by Ayesha Scott, to learn how to manage your money better baby. Ayesha is a dedicated educator and prides herself on providing an inclusive learning environment that facilitates student excellence. Her approach has been recognised with the receipt of a QUT Faculty Vice-Chancellor Performance Award – Sessional Teacher Award in 2010 and an AUT Business School Teaching Commendation in 2017.

TIE DYE WITH THE RECREATORS DATE Thurs 6 February TIME 3.30pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Tie-dye is in!

Come and try this Rainbow themed practices for yourselves. Tie-dyeing accomplished by folding the material into a pattern, and binding it with string or rubber bands.

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SILENT GAYS SILENT GAYS WORKSHOP DATE Wed 5 February Mon 10 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre Te Puke ō Tara CC

This workshop looks at the impact of religion on LGBT people. We discuss “conversion therapy” in all it’s forms and the long term damage this causes.

We also look at ways to unravel the mess, build self worth, live with integrity and find our own healthy spiritual paths. The workshop is structured to allow for questions and sharing.

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

THE HORRORS OF CONVERSION THERAPY DATE Sat 8 February TIME 2.00pm

Jim will share his own experiences with the practices of conversion therapy in all it’s forms and the damage it causes, as well as the process of recovery and finding self worth.

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre WEB proudcentres.co.nz

SPLICE & SILENT GAYS: PRAYERS FOR BOBBY DATE Tues 11 February TIME 7.30pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre WEB proudcentres.co.nz

PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is the multiple Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated true story of a mother torn between her loyalties, challenged by her faith, and moved by a tragedy that would change her life, and the lives of others, forever. Based on the book Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons.


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FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR SELFIE DATE Thurs 6 February TIME 4.00pm

WHERE Te Manawa

WEB eventbrite.co.nz

Fall in love with your SELFIE with Papaya Stories is a self-acceptance workshop will inspire people to accept themselves through self portraits. This workshop helps people to see themselves from different angles and grow an ability to see their own beauty where it is least expected. Spaces are limited, book now through eventbrite.co.nz

ACT IT OUT WITH PAPAYA STORIES DATE Sun 16 February TIME 2.00pm WHERE Te Manawa WEB eventbrite.co.nz

Act It Out with Papaya Stories workshop will use acting games, social improv exercises, creative activities in small groups that inspire people to show different qualities and emotions of themselves. Using professional acting techniques and fun drama games we are going to explore the human nature, learn to listen to impulses and making creative choices, develop empathy and let our inner self be a guide. Spaces are limited, book now through eventbrite.co.nz

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GAME CHANGER: PLANTBASED COOKING MADE EASY DATE Thurs 6 February Fri 7 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre Te Atatū Peninsula CC

Register for one of the classes with Chef Ricardo, previous head chef of Little Bird Cafe. You will learn about plant-based cooking basics, easy meal prep for the week and how to use food and waste in unique and cost-saving ways.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

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ABFAB: BUILDING BETTER CUSTOMER STORIES DATE Sat 8 February TIME 10.30am

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre

Do you have a small business? Let’s break some walls and visualise how your customers and clients experience your product or service, and how they feel along the way.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT MAKES ME THE SAME DATE Sat 8 February TIME 11.30am

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

A touching opening speech from a young girl called Arika and her perspective on growing up in a rainbow family and the hardships of the hate they endure.


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LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE COOKING WORKSHOP DATE Fri 7 & 14 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre

Join us to create delicious meals, rainbow themed for Pride in 30 mins. Cooking with few ingredients. Plan and cook a meal, keep the leftovers for lunch. Bring a Lunchbox, all food provided!

COST Free

JULIA CLEMENT: OUR LIVES, OUR STORIES DATES & TIMES Sat 8 February, 11.00am 11 February, 7.00pm 12 February, 7.00pm 13 February, 7.00pm WHERE Ellen Melville Centre Te Oro Franklin: The Centre Studio One Toi TÅ«

Transgender, Intersex & non-binary people are real people with real lives. Four people each talk about an aspect of their own life that been affected by their being transgender, intersex or non-binary. After the talks have all been given there will an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

COST Free WEB proudcentres.co.nz

KURT TIMMINS: THE PUBLISHER & THE EDITOR DATE Sat 8 February TIME 12.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

A publisher & an editor walk into a room... finish the joke?

Come along pick their brains and grab some insider knowledge on being an editor and/or a publisher, a talk and Q&A session full of interesting, informative and excellent information.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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DRAG QUEEN 101 DATE Sat 8 February TIME 1.30pm

Learn the tips and tricks behind Dragging your makeup up - master that contour line, learn a cut crease or drag up your life

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

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MAKE YOUR MARCH MERCH DATE Sat 8 February TIME 2.00pm

Grab your crafty queers and come down to create all the signs and badges you need for a fabulous march.

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

UENUKU: PRIDE AT AUCKLAND MUSEUM DATE Mon 10 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Auckland War Memorial Museum COST Adults $25 Door sales $35

WEB aucklandmuseum.com

Join us for an evening Panel Discussion as part of the Pride Festival Aotearoa, the land of progressive change for LGBTQI+ human rights.

The protection of LGBT rights is advanced in Aotearoa, however there are still countries in the world where LGBTQ+ people aren’t “free to live their authentic lives”.

This PRIDE (RE)FORM we celebrate the laws passed in our country’s history and acknowledge the firsts that have shaped our inclusive LGBTQ society.


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EMBROIDERY FOR CRAFTY QUEENS TIME 1.00pm

WHERE Studio One Toi Tū COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Learn to embroider with fellow queers from local domesticated dyke, tutor Siobhan Ridgley. In this three-hour workshop you will create a patch as an expression of what pride means for you. As an introduction to embroidery, you will learn hand sewing hacks and basic stitch techniques. To personalise your pride patch, you will then embroider your choice of text, symbols or illustration.

KIKI VOGUE BALL DATE Sat 8 February TIME 2.00pm

Lets have a kiki, I wanna have a kiki - Lock the door… or open it to our free all inclusive workshop on how to VOGUE!

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

CREATING RAINBOW INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS DATES & TIMES Mon 10 February, 5.00pm Tues 11 February, 4.00pm Thurs 13 February, 5.00pm Sat 15 February, 2.00pm

WHERE Te Puke ō Tara CC New Lynn CC Fort Takapuna - The Barracks Studio One Toi Tū COST Free WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Workshops run by InsideOUT about Creating Rainbow inclusive schools.

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ACCOUNTING FOR PRIDE: STANDING OUT DATE Wed 12 February TIME 5.30pm

WHERE CPA Australia COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join CPA Australia for our second instalment of the Accounting for Pride series. This year our event will be focused on standing out from the crowd by bringing your whole individuality to the workforce. We have a great panel of speakers, who come from different aspects of the profession and are all passionate about empowering diversity within the workforce.

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This panel will feature Gina Mills from EY New Zealand, Eddie Liew CPA from IAG, Nick McGuigan from Monash University and facilitated by Lyle Irwin CPA from RSM New Zealand. After the panel discussion, we will open the floor to a Q&A, followed by a networking opportunity to connect with our panellists, CPA staff and other guests.

OUTLINE OPEN DAY DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 10.00am–3.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

OUTLine is a national service that helps rainbow/ LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders access support, information and a sense of community. We currently provide a free national peer support phone line, a peer support service for transgender Aucklanders, and specialist face-to-face and Skype counselling for rainbow people across Aotearoa. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who help run our phone line and peer support groups. Volunteering with OUTLine gives people a chance to give back to our communities by providing a listening ear for those who need it most. Come visit us in our OUTLine lounge at the Ellen Melville Centre to talk with staff and volunteers about what we do, how to get involved and what needs and opportunities for support you see within Aotearoa’s Rainbow communities.

LET’S TALK: WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS DATE Sat 15 February TIME 1.00pm

WHERE New Lynn CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

As a parent, care giver or whānau member of a queer, and/or gender-diverse child, it’s natural for you and your whānau to go on a journey to understanding.

This journey could mean different things for everybody, but the most important thing is to make sure you have the right support systems around you to provide the best care for your child.

Join OUTLine & RainbowYOUTH at the New Lynn CC on Saturday the15th of February for a workshop on how to best support your child. We’ll be covering understandings of gender & sexuality, and providing tips on how to access the best support for your child, and your whānau.


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WHATS UP: AN ACTIVIST GALA DATE Wed 12 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Ponsoby CC COST Free

Be inspired by a panel of Rainbow activists, with the chance to support each other’s campaigns and maybe create new ones together. Brought to you Rainbow Path – a network for Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa.

A QUEER DESIGN ASSEMBLY DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 6.00pm

Join us for a fun night of filled with snacks and chats where we’ll get to the bottom of what being a queer designer is all about in Aotearoa.

WHERE Strange Haven COST Free

WEB designassembly.co.nz

AAG PRIDE CELEBRATION 2020 DATE Sat 15 February TIME 1.30pm

WHERE Auckland Art Gallery Toi ō Tāmaki COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Join us for a celebration of Auckland Pride at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamāki, with two free events over the afternoon of Saturday 15 February. The Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) perform in the Gallery space at 1.30pm.

From 3pm, LGBTTQI-insight: Rainbow Meets Art gives different voices and perspectives on our encounters with art.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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Proud Centres returns to Auckland Council’s Arts and Community Centres for 2020, helping to spread Pride across Tāmaki Makaurau!

Proud Centres is a series of free local events that focus on education, acceptance and celebration of our rainbow communities in their local centres, across Tāmaki Makaurau. Proud Centres is an Auckland Council initiative and is part of Auckland Pride Festival running from 1 to 16 February 2020.

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1 – 16 Feb

LOCATION

All over Auckland

COST

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WEB

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ELLEN MELVILLE RAINBOW HUB DATE 1–16 February

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Ellen Melville Centre will be transformed into the Rainbow Hub from 1st Feb – 16th Feb 2020, creating an inclusive, fun, safe space where you can work, eat, relax or even find out information to plan your Pride 2020! The doors will be open to all, enjoy some of the activities happening, knuckle down and get some work done or even meet your friends for a free tea and coffee. Make sure you take a look at our transformed Freyberg Steps creating an instaworthy extravaganza! In collaboration with Heart of the City our stairs will blow your socks off! You can also check out the free interactive light installation by RUN Pick an image, colours & more!

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QUEEN: AN EVIL MYSTERY DATE Sat 1–Tues 4 February TIME 10.00am – 7.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre

Princess Snow Wayout’s been poisoned! Why? Who? How?

Can you figure it out, Cluedo style over two rooms. Bookings essential!

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

SING! COMMUNITY

DATES & TIMES Sat 1 February, 6.00pm Sat 8 February, 3.15pm Sat 15 February, 6.30pm Thurs 13 February, 6.30pm WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Ellen Melville Centre New Lynn CC Te Manawa

SING! Is an inclusive community event where friends and strangers come together to learn a song and SING! It’s a fun night out to connect with other people and to disconnect from our devices. Everyone is welcome.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

QUEER CUTS DATE Sun 2 February

TIME 12.00pm – 4.00pm WHERE Vada on Pitt St

COST Register at jotform.com/build/93307436742964

Queer Cuts is BACK!

RainbowYOUTH is teaming up with the amazing hairdressers at Vada on Pitt St to provide free haircuts for any young queer & gender-diverse person in need of one!


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GAYMES NIGHTS DATE Sat 1 February Wed 5 February Sat 8 February Wed 12 February Sat 15 February

Are you a board gaymer?

Calling all players to a meet up with games big and small! Come along for a fun day of competition and laughs.

TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Highbury House Orakei Gribblehurst Massey Matters Sturges West COST Free

PLAYDATE FOR QUEER FAMILIES DATE Sun 2 February

TIME 2.00pm – 4.00pm

WHERE Central City Library COST Free

WEB aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero’s ‘Playdate for Queer Families’ is an event especially for the rainbow families of Tāmaki Mākaurau, in celebration of the Auckland Pride Festival 2020. We welcome LGBTQIA+ parents and children of all ages to connect and kōrero through a special Pridethemed Storytime, followed by an open discussion of queer parenting topics led by friendly and knowledgeable community representatives.

RAINBOW STORYTIME WITH MISS TRINITY ICE DATE Mon 3, Mon 10 February Sat 15 February TIME 10.30am

WHERE New Lynn CC Onehunga CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Storytime with divine Miss Trinity Ice reading fantastic inclusive, rainbow story books.

Bring your child to a free storytime reading at your local library and witness the divine Trinity Ice reading fantastic inclusive, rainbow story books.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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SPLICE LIFE DRAWING DATE Mon 3 February TIME 7.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Express your artistic flair in life drawing. Welcoming all levels of artist from the complete novice to the elite artist.

A safe and fabulous space for drawing from life. For this one-off session the model will be working with a range of camp and quirky props. This session is lead by kind and experienced teachers, all are welcome to attend regardless of experience and ability. Feel free to come along and do your own thing. Guidance for beginners will also be provided.

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QUEER TOGETHER POT LUCK DINNER DATE Wed 5 February TIME 7.30pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Bringing together found families from across our community through shared experiences. A great way to spend an evening with new friends and found family. Food is not just about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.

Please bring something to share with others for the potluck… This is your chance to show off that fabulous Bologna Cake you have always wanted to make! We’ll have a small selection of board games. (You are welcome to bring your own favourites too). This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative

GAYME NIGHT DATE Thurs 6 February TIME 6.30pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Are you a board gaymer?

Calling all players to a meet up with games big and small! Come along for a fun night of competition and laughs.


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SPLICE PRIDE CREATIVE WRITING DATE Tues 4 February TIME 12.30pm

Put Pen to Paper, Quill to Scroll and get creative with your writing!

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

DATES & TIMES Wed 5 February, 5.00pm Sat 8 February, 10.00am-2.00pm Wed 12 February, 3.30pm WHERE Avondale CC Ellen Melville Centre Te Atatū Peninsula CC

Join in for a day of free play & retro gaming, sign up in the first hour for the Esport competition and battle it out in a gaming event not to be missed! Prizes up for grabs, meet, mix and mingle.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

HEART OF THE CITY GAY-TES INSTALLATION DATE Sat 8 February TIME 9.00am

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Come check out the Heart of The City Glamoured up Rainbow Gates, thanks to Heart of the City.

Get creative with your photo, use the Hashtag and get trending!

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: CARD GAMING DATE Sat 8 February

TIME 10.00am – 2.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre

Join in for an hour of free play and register in the first hour for the Magic Game competition and battle it out! Prizes up for grabs, meet, mix and mingle.

COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

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THE BEST RAINBOW BAKER DATE Sat 8 February TIME 1.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Prepare your fabulous pav, your moistest carrot cake and your slipperiest tart and register to become the BEST rainbow baker. Preheat your oven, fire up your competitive spirit and register your best signature creation. The judges will be looking for the most original, impressive and delicious creation.

After the contest, creations will be sliced and sold to raise funds for the rainbow charities.

BGO RAINBOW BRUNCH DATE Sun 9 February

TIME 10.30am–12.00pm WHERE Pt Chevalier CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Start your Big Gay Out day in style with our fabulous free community brunch. DJ Devine, mocktails and BBQ’s.


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SPLICE INTERACTIVE STALL DATE Sat 8 February TIME 11.00am

Come hang out with the team from Splice in their fun Pride themed stall.

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

GET READY @ RY DATE Sat 8 February

TIME 11.00am – 3.30pm

WHERE RainbowYOUTH Drop-in Centre

Come get ready at RainbowYOUTH before we head down to OurMarch! We’ll have some amazing makeup, nail artists & stylists helping us out for the day, to make sure you feel as good as you want for OurMarch later on in the day!

COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

RIDE WITH PRIDE TO THE BIG GAY OUT DATE Sun 9 February

TIME 11.00am – 12.00pm

WHERE Forecourt of the Auckland War Memorial Museum COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Pump up your tyres, add some sparkly handlebar streamers and join us as we cycle from the Auckland War Memorial Museum forecourt to the Big Gay Out! Meeting at the Museum forecourt, we’ll make our way over Grafton Bridge, K’rd, to East Street onto Te Ara I Whiti / Pink Path, where we’ll enter the category “”Bicycling”” and POSE! for photos, before heading onto the wonderful Northwestern Cycleway. A quick stop at Nixon Park to catch our breath, before heading on towards Carrington Rd, where we’ll start to head down Pt Chevalier Rd, arriving at the BGO in STYLE!

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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DATE ME : MATE ME DATES & TIMES Tues 11 February, 7.00pm Wed 12 February, 9.00pm WHERE Ellen Melville Centre Te Oro COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Have you been trying to make friends? Or maybe you’ve been looking for more than a friend? Well have we got the solution for you. Mate Me: Date Me is a Speed Dating Style night that lets you make a mate-ch or a date-ch.

Register yourself down for the night to find your perfect match, you could meet someone you never suspected could be the perfect mate-ch. Put your name down!

Disclaimer: This event is not to solely find a new partner, we are also encouraging friendships and the opportunity to meet new people in a completely platonic setting that is friendly and welcoming for all.

COMMUNITY

DRAG BINGO DATES & TIMES Wed 12 February, 7.00pm Thurs 13 February, 7.00pm Sat 15 February,7.30pm WHERE Te Oro Te Manawa New Lynn CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

This is not your regular bingo! If in between O-69 and I-18 your table is being rowdy and you miss a call, Queens will make you wear “the hat”. A word to the wise don’t even begin to call out after Bingo has been called!

Drag Bingo is a regular on the Auckland scene each February and promises to be an evening of unbridled fun, complete with ridiculous drag numbers, hilarious drag queen antics, chances to win fabulous prizes, and much, much more! Entry is Free - so bring along your friends for a great night out but just remember the calls will be naughty! Seating is on a first in first served basis on the night - so best to come along early for the best seats in the house up front.

BIKES, BEERS & QUEERS DATE Fri 14 February

TIME 5.00pm – 8.00pm

WHERE Brothers Beer, CityWorks Depot COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Bike Auckland’s monthly “Bikes and Beers” event for February is going queer for Pride Month! ‘Bike, Beers and Queers’ is a relaxed after-work gettogether for Tamaki Makaurau’s bikey people. Drop by after work and enjoy a few hours of beer, chats and general fun. LGBTTIF+ and allies are all welcome!


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AFTERNOON TEA WITH RAINBOW YOUTH DATE Wed 12 February TIME 3.30pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC COST Free

All are welcome to Pride Surf Session at Piha: beginners, body-boarders, shortboarders and long-boarders. Spare boards are available to borrow. Bring something for a shared lunch afterwards!

GAYIRL PRIDE PICNIC IN THE PARK DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 5.30pm

WHERE Albert Park COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

Gay IRL is a weekly space where young queer guys (cis and trans) can hang out, eat some pizza and have fun! Regularly hosted on Thursday nights, we are bringing GayIRL to the Park for a fun, festive, Pride picnic edition.

We have board games, bants, good food and good company.

Presented as part of the Ending HIV Hauora series.

95BFM DRIVE ISLAND DATE Fri 14 February

TIME 4.00pm-7.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Join us for a happy PRIDE Edition end to your working week with 95bFM: Drive with Jonny & Big Hungry live to air music at Ellen Melville Centre, including Live music from two Kiwi Bands.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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PRISMATICA: PLANT PEOPLE DATE Sat 15 February TIME 9.00am

WHERE Auckland Old Folks Association

Prismatica is about coming together – to buy and/or swap plants, to meet other plant people, to learn from each other and to talk about our shared passions.

COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

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BOARD GAYMERS DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 10.30am – 4.00pm

Are you a board gaymer? Calling all players to a meet up with games big and small!

Come along for a fun day of competition and laughs.

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

RAINBOW YOUTH PICNIC IN THE PARK DATE Sun 16 February TIME 11.00am

WHERE Cox’s Bay Pavillion COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Join Rainbow Youth for a queer picnic - bring a rug and some Tupperware cladded food for some fun.


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PROUD FINDS 2020 DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 10.00am–2.00pm WHERE New Lynn CC COST Free

Proud Centres Market focusing on collection of craft, art, music, food and workshops celebrating our communities and identities. A Fresh Finds / Proud Centres Collorabation. To register for a stall please go to proudcentres.co.nz

BAKE SALE DATE Sat 15 February TIME 11.00am

It’s a Bake Sale, pick up some baked goods like scrumptious doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies, plus much more.

WHERE Onehunga CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

CROCHET WORKSHOP DATE Sat 15 February TIME 11.00am

WHERE New Lynn CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Stitch up a work of art or learn the basics to get yourself started towards that beanie you’ve always wanted. A workshop that equips you with the tools to crochet yourself silly.

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WEB proudcentres.co.nz


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BUT DIFF

samesame but different 2020 is going to be “out of this world”. Showcasing a diverse range of LGBTQI+ writers writers who push boundaries, explore new territories and create queer and fantastical worlds. Their literary orbits will cover fantasy, science fiction, sex, romance and robots. They even traverse those weird and terrifying realms from childhood to adolescence. The programme for 2020 celebrates the writers who are unafraid to change the literary landscape and boldly go where no Queer has gone before Same Same but different is a celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s LGBTQI writing talent, presented as part of Auckland Pride Festival 2020.

DATE

Wednesday 12 – Saturday 16 February

WEB

samesamebutdifferent.co.nz

COST

Special Events $18-$20 Sessions $12-$15 Festival Pass $75-$95 Earlybird tickets available * For the Early Bird discount, book before 31 January 2020


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FERENT

OPENING NIGHT GALA: OUT OF THIS WORLD DATE

Friday 14 February

TIME

7.00pm

LOCATION

AUT University, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building

WEB COST

samesamebutdifferent.co.nz From $18

LGBTQI writers are constantly exploring new territory and expanding the world we know. Our opening night authors are discovering fantastical new realities, celebrating the richness and variety of queer lives and showing us who we can be. Let them take you out of this world to glimpse what lies beyond. This will be an exciting and mindexpanding evening with a panel of writers who are unafraid to trespass boundaries.

Featuring acclaimed playwright Victor Rodger, newly published poet essa may ranapiri, our Australian guest and author of young adult fiction Kelly Gardiner, comic artist and writer Jem Yoshioka and awardwinning playwright Nathan Joe. Chaired by the incomparable Joanne Drayton.


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PRIDE POETRY SPEAKEASY DATE Wed 12 February

speak it slam it recite it read it perform it sing it

WHERE The Leys Institute Library Courtyard

Share your rainbow poetry or come and listen in a welcoming word nest. Speak your truth to an open-minded audience of fellow poetic scribes and daytime dreamers. This popular event is the ideal aperitif before the weekend’s main course.

TIME 5.00pm

COST Free

WEB samesamebutdifferent.co.nz

samesame but different and Auckland Libraries present the fifth PRIDE Poetry Speakeasy.

IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN BE IT DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 10.30am – 11.30am

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $12.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

Seeing yourself reflected in literature can help you find your place in the world. Creating queer-themed books for children and young people is important: they can provide vital support and direction for genderquestioning kids, and fortunately more of them are now being published in NZ. Caitlin Spice is the co-author of Raven Wild, a transgender fairytale in the ‘Promised Land’ series. Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand’s finest, and most eclectic, picture book writers with over 20 titles to her name. Completing our panel are international guests Kelly Gardiner (The Firewatcher Chronicles) and Michael Earp (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories) Chaired by librarian and children’s book expert Simie Simpson.


THE SISTERS GAY PRESENT... DATE Thurs 13 February TIME 6.30pm

WHERE Grey Lynn Library

COST Entry free, donations accepted WEB samesamebutdifferent.co.nz

Classics! Following a 2019 coup which displaced the Brothers Grimm and refreshed Fairyland, Grey Lynn Library’s ‘Sisters Gay’ present their sequel – a second After-Hours Storytime for Grown-Ups and Other Family, with alluring twists in the tales. Move over Austen, Dickens, Hemingway et al: we’re talking Lorde (Audre Lorde, that is), Rich, Waters & Co. All welcome!

PLAYWRIGHTS: SETTING NEW SCENES DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 12.00pm – 1.00pm

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $12.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

Exciting things are happening right now in LGBTQI theatre. Celebrated playwright Victor Rodger leads a conversation with young writers who are creating high-octane, high-calibre plays that explore themes of belonging, power, race and sexuality. Joni Nelson’s disobedient black comedy 8 Reasonable Demands was showcased in Auckland Theatre Company’s HERE & NOW festival and challenges us to think about power and activism within queer communities. Joshua Iosefo is the founder of ‘Odd Family’, a collective who create and perform stories to encourage Pasifika families to talk openly about mental health. Nathan Joe (pictured) well-known in the theatre world and has won multiple awards including the Playmarket b425 award two years in a row.

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BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO QUEER HAS GONE BEFORE DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 2.00pm – 3.00pm

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $12.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

Pushing boundaries comes naturally to queer writers and creating new worlds allows us to explore new possibilities and shine a light on our own. Through their stories we can imagine a future that might be a little better, more compassionate and inclusive or even a little sexier. Join our talented panel of writers who have deftly moonwalked into fantasy, science fiction and erotica. Caitlin Spice uses dark fantasy and horror in her stories; Samuel Te Kani (pictured) explores sexuality and erotica in his writing, which has been described by Toi Māori as ‘some of the dopest short stories in the whole dry country’; and Jem Yoshioka looks at robots, romance and resilience in her comic series ‘Circuits and Veins’. Chaired by award-winning author Gina Cole.

THE PETER WELLS LECTURE: ‘LEARNING AND LIVING’ DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 5.00pm – 6.00pm

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $12.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

‘Learning and Living’: A conversation with Charmaine Pountney

Charmaine Pountney is a writer, educator, lesbian and learner. Since the 1970s, she has spoken and written extensively on social justice issues. A secondary school teacher by training, Charmaine has worked in many areas of the education system, with students, teachers and parents. In addition to speaking engagements, radio and television activities, she has written a book, rescued a dying school and, from 1997-99, produced a weekly column for the NZ Herald. This remarkable woman discusses her life and her journey in learning with Julie Watson.


HONOURED WRITER: VICTOR RODGER DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 3.30pm – 4.30pm

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $12.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

Courageous, boisterous and confrontational, Victor Rodger has changed the landscape of theatre in Aotearoa over his long career. He has paved the way to explore and examine those challenging conversations about who we are. Over his career Victor Rodger has worked in the press, performed on stage and screen, and written several award-winning plays. His work often deals with issues of sexuality, race and identity, and has been praised for its boldness, candour and freshness.

Victor has also written extensively for television, as well as children’s stories for Radio New Zealand. Chaired by literary luminary Jeremy Hansen.

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX DATE Sat 15 February

TIME 7.00pm – 8.30pm

WHERE AUT University campus, Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building, Room WG126 COST From $18.00 WEB iticket.co.nz

Whether you’re doing it, wanting to do it, or not doing it, sex is everywhere. So how do we talk about it? Join us as we chat to experts on writing about sex within (and out of) rainbow communities. Rainbow communities often break down rules and taboos when it comes to sex, but what taboos and rules do we still perpetuate within our own communities? Speakers include Samuel Te Kani, (Vice’s Sex with Sam), Melody Thomas (award-winning RNZ’s podcast BANG!), celebrated academic and true sexpert Mark Henrickson, FAFSWAG’s Moe Laga and celebrated author Joanne Drayton (winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for non-fiction). Chaired by the Rooster himself, Sam Orchard.

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HAUOR

The Ending HIV Pride Hauora Series is a new joint initiative by Auckland Pride and Ending HIV aimed at increasing the health and well-being of our rainbow communities.

The Hauora series is a new category of events in the Auckland Pride Festival, allowing anyone to create an event in the series to improve the well-being of our diverse communities.

Comprised of sports, talks, picnics, retreats, and more, there’s something for everyone looking to have a bit of queer me time! The series is made up of community events, Proud Centres, and events from our partner Ending HIV.


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RAINBOW TABLE TENNIS DATE Sat 1 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE New Lynn CC COST Free

Proud Centres Rainbow Table Tennis Tournament is a tournament dedicated to the LGBTQI+ community and friends. Individuals will be battling for the title of the next pickleball superstars. Spectators are welcome on the day!

Spaces are limited so make sure you register and don’t miss out.

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RAINBOW PICKLEBALL DATE Sun 2 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Proud Centres Rainbow Pickleball Tournament is a tournament dedicated to the LGBTQI+ community and friends. Teams of TWO will be battling for the title of the next pickleball superstars. Spectators are welcome on the day! Teams: Team of TWO Spaces are limited so make sure you register and don’t miss out.

SQUAD 180: PRIDE KANGATRAINING DATES & TIMES Mon 3 &10 February, 10.15am Fri 7 February, 12.30pm Sat 8 February, 10.00am Thurs 13 February10.45am WHERE Ellen Melville Centre New Lynn CC Ellen Melville Centre Onehunga CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Mum and/or Dad & Baby fitness class using a carrier. Move, dance, laugh, connect & have fun.


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RAINBOW BEACH VOLLEYBALL TIME 2.00pm

WHERE Te Pae o Kura Kelston CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Proud Centres Rainbow Beach Volleyball Tournament is a tournament dedicated to the LGBTQI+ community and friends. Teams of TWO will be battling for the title of the next rainbow beach volleyball superstars. Spectators are welcome on the day!

Teams: Team of TWO Spaces are limited so make sure you register and don’t miss out.

A DAY RETREAT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV DATE Sun 2 February

TIME 9.00am–6.00pm

WHERE HeartSong Dance Temple COST Free

WEB nzaf.nz/retreat

Back by popular demand, the day retreat offers a restful day of communing with nature and nourishing mind, body and at soul at beautiful Te Henga (Bethells Beach).

For people with HIV by people living with HIV, this retreat aims to inspire and uplift, as well as refresh even those of us who lead the busiest of lives. Free for those living with HIV, bookings esssential.

SQUAD 180: ACTIVATE DATE Mon 3 & 10 February TIME 6.15pm

WHERE Te Pae o Kura Kelston CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Increase your Strength, Fitness and overall tone your body in this PRIDE Themed Fitness Class.

Using a resistance band, weighted plate & your bodyweight, you’ll have fun working through a serious of fun total body conditioning tracks put to awesome tracks. All ages welcome, all fitness levels and no prior experience required.

E N D I N G H I V H AU O R A S E R I E S

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SQUAD 180: BEAT DATES & TIMES Ellen Melville Centre Thurs 6 February, 6.15pm Sat 8 February, 11.00am

Te Pae o Kura - Kelston CC Mon 3 February, 7.00pm Wed 5 February, 6.45pm Mon 10 February7.00pm Wed 12 February, 6.45pm

Prismatica is about coming together – to buy and/or swap plants, to meet other plant people, to learn from each other and to talk about our shared passions.

COST Free

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ALWAYS BE PREPARED DATE Tues 4 February TIME 6.30pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

An information sharing sessions about PrEP, aimed at practitioners who are prescribing PrEP, and for those who want to know a bit more about the science of the medicine. Panel Discussion including representatives from the research world, activism world & medical practitioners. Includes supper and mingling after.

RAINBOW ZUMBA DATE Tues 4–Thurs 6 February, Tues 11– Wed 12 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE Te Puke ō Tara CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Perfect for everybody and every body!

Zumba is designed to bring people together to sweat it out and have a blast.


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SQUAD 180: FLOW DATES & TIMES Tues 4 & 11, Thurs 6 & 13, 6.00pm Wed 5 & 12 February, 5.45pm Sat 8 February, 9.00am Thurs 13, Sat 15 February, 12.00pm

Lengthen, strengthen & relax the mind and body, with this PRIDE themed yoga inspired workout for all ages.

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC Te Pae o Kura - Kelston CC Ellen Melville Centre Onehunga CC

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

ENDING HIV & STAIRCASE PRIDE CONDOM PACKING DATE Mon 3 February TIME 5.30pm

WHERE Staircase Bar COST Free

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

CONDOM PACKING

Come and join the NZAF team at Staircase Bar from 5.30pm for Happy Hour, Socialising and helping with our condom packing! Staircase are offering happy hour specials on Wine, Beer and RTDs for NZAF volunteers as well as their regular Monday specials on food. Feel free to come early, stay later, enjoy the evening with the Happy hour specials that Staircase are putting on for all our AMAZING NZAF Volunteers!

This is a R18 event. Happy Hour specials on Wine, Beer, RTDs for NZAF volunteers as well as Staircase’s regular Monday specials on food.

DANCE GRIT FITNESS DATE Wed 5 & 12 February TIME 6.00pm

WHERE New Lynn CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Using mixture of dance-based exercise and fitness based movements this class gives you an over body workout and challenge that you can take to your own level.

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RAINBOW DODGEBALL DATE Thurs 6 February TIME 4.00pm

WHERE Te Atatū Peninsula CC COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Proud Centres Rainbow Dodgeball Tournament is a tournament dedicated to the LGBTQI+ community and friends. Teams of SIX will be battling for the title of the next rainbow volleyball superstars. Spectators are welcome on the day!

Teams: Team of SIX plus maximum TWO reserves Spaces are limited so make sure you register and don’t miss out.

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SQUAD 180: FLOW IN THE DARK DATE Wed 12 February TIME 7.00pm

Lights Out, Strike a Mountain Pose, find your Zen & GLOW BABY GLOW - Yoga/Pilates Inspired workout for all Ages.

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

PRIDE SURF SESSION @ PIHA DATE Sat 15 February TIME 10.30am

WHERE Piha Beach

WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

All are welcome to Pride Surf Session @ Piha : beginners, body-boarders, short-boarders and longboarders. Spare boards available to borrow. Bring something for a shared lunch afterwards.


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DRYLY AMUSED TIME 11.00am–3.00pm

WHERE Ellen Melville Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

One of the frequently mentioned topics is recovery groups is loneliness and a sense of isolation, as addicts built a new dry life we often leave behind a large chunk of our social groups and also have to avoid the bars, clubs and gatherings that are so much a focal point of LGBTQI+ culture to avoid lapsing. Often risky behaviour is associated with use so a safe dry space that is social is a necessary but missing re-introduction to the world. This first meeting is aimed at testing the waters and seeing what further sorts of things the users would like. This is not a 12 step or CADS Meeting – it is a social gathering and a chance to meet other people in varying stages of recovery, hopefully creating friendships and connections.

PRIDE TENNIS TOURNAMENT DATE Fri 14 February TIME 5.30pm

WHERE West End Tennis Club WEB aucklandpride.org.nz

A social tennis event where participants play three or more games of doubles with partners of approximately equal playing level. The Pride Tennis Cup and other prizes are up for grabs, as well as the chance to show your Pride on the tennis court and have fun! Players & spectators invited Registratons to participate essential, spectators welcome free of charge

RAINBOW VOLLEYBALL DATE Sat 15 February TIME 10.00am

WHERE Te Puke ō Tara Community and Recration Centre COST Free

WEB proudcentres.co.nz

Proud Centres Rainbow Volleyball Tournament is a tournament dedicated to the LGBTQI+ community and friends. Teams of FOUR will be battling for the title of the next rainbow volleyball superstars.

Teams: Team of FOUR plus maximum TWO reserves Spaces are limited so make sure you register and don’t miss out. Spectators are welcome on the day!

E N D I N G H I V H AU O R A S E R I E S

DATE Sat 8 February


THANKS THANKS THANKS What a line up! We hope you enjoyed flicking through our largest ever programme of the Auckland Pride Festival! There’s truly something for everyone and I’m deeply grateful for all the people who have contributed to this monumental line up.

I would like to acknowledge everyone that has made this Festival possible.

Major Pride Partner

Enabling Pride Partners

Thank you to our sponsors, partners, and funders for being a part of this Festival - your support ensures that we can deliver the events that our community cherish. You support us to empower our communities and allow their voices to be heard thank you.

Funding Partners

Thank you to our hard working board, and to our wonderful Auckland Pride team Luke, Richard, and Freya! Working with you is a pleasure and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved together.

Venue Partners

Thank you to our volunteers and supporters who have continued to help Auckland Pride be in relationship with community and supporting us at community hui and at events.

Thank you to the event producers, the venues, the designers, the team at Auckland Council’s Proud Centres, Peter, Ella, and Mike, to everyone who has contributed to this Festival and its events.

Most importantly, thank you to the membership and community for supporting our fantastic organisation and for guiding us to the fabulous position we find ourselves in today. You’ve grounded us in what it means to be a Pride Festival, and backed us when it really counted. We hope we’ve done you proud, and this would’ve been impossible without you. Ngā manaakitanga, Max Tweedie Director of Pride

Community Partners


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1–16 Feb 2020


1–16 Feb 2020