Politicians Join the Crowds at New Zealand’s Big Gay Out

Author: , February 10th, 2014

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They came by the thousands in body paint, drag costumes and even rainbow-coloured onesies to celebrate their sexuality at New Zealand’s largest gay pride event.

Being election year, politicians also flocked to yesterday’s Big Gay Out at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier, with an estimated 15,000 others.

Prime Minister John Key arrived to a mixed reception, wearing a yellow polo shirt, with some voices shouting “we want Lorde, not you” as he made his way to the stage.

He was challenged to a game of beer pong, which he agreed to and had to down several cups in the process.

Authored By Lincoln Tan – See the Full Story at the New Zealand Herald

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New Zealand’s Big Gay Out Was the Largest Yet

Author: , February 17th, 2011

Auckland's Big Gay OutThe sun-drenched 2011 Big Gay Out is being lauded as the biggest and best yet by organisers Get It On! Initial police estimates during the day put the crowd number at 10,000, but attendees spoken to by GayNZ.com Daily News yesterday believed the crowd seemed much larger than past years.

Elton Raharahara, a Get it On! spokesman agrees saying: “This year we had thousands more turn up to enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere of New Zealand’s biggest celebration of diverse sexualities and gender.”

Raharahara says it was a great opportunity to reach the rainbow communities with the Get it On! message. “1 in 20 of Auckland’s gay or bisexual men is living with HIV and it’s imperative that we can increase already the already outstanding numbers of men using condoms and lube so that we can decrease rates of HIV.”

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Auckland’s “Big Gay Out” Coming February 13th, Looking for Volunteers

Author: , January 29th, 2011

Big Gay Out, Auckland, New ZealandThousands of people fill Pt Chevalier’s Coyle Park every year for the day of entertainment, food, stalls and general revelry. This year Anika Moa will headline the entertainment, an attraction which is bound to pull in the crowds on February 13.

Get it On! Is still looking for volunteers, who a spokesperson says can expect a day as diverse and colourful as the crowds.

“The more volunteers we have, the more we can move people around so that they can experience: charming the gold out of punters as they walk in the gates, handing out condoms, staffing the Slip’n’Slide, distributing condoms, working the gaba/NZAF Hospitality Marquee and Information tent, promoting condoms, ensuring the dance beats are pumping steadily, rehydrating, feeding and applying sunblock to all the other volunteers, and making sure there are enough condoms so everyone can Get it On!”

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