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Auckland Pride Programme 2014

  1. 1. TIME OUT 6-23 FEB 2014 AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE FREE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME aucklandpridefestival.org. nz AkldPrideFest
  2. 2. WELCOME CONTENTS WELCOME! Haere mai, nau mai. Welcome to the Auckland Pride Festival 2014. Yes, we’re back! Last year, the return of the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade provided our Rainbow community and supporters with a chance to celebrate our diversity and the gains we had made in the preceding 10 years. This past year has seen even further progress with the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill. Our community continues to have a lot to celebrate and much to be proud of. In 2014, the Auckland Pride Festival has more shows, more events, and more activities to enjoy, with a noticeable increase in participation from Auckland’s theatre community and from our youth sector. This growth has been made possible by the significant sponsorship and funding investments the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade has attracted. Unitec Institute of Technology has come on board as the Principal Festival Partner. Getting the active support of New Zealand’s leading institute of technology is a coming of age for our celebration. The Unitec team is full of passion and enthusiasm and has provided the resources we need to take the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade to the next level. We are hugely appreciative of this support. ATEED and Auckland Council have also continued their vital support of the Festival and Parade, and a new partnership with the US Embassy (thanks to outgoing Ambassador David Huebner) has resulted in the development of the NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference, an innovative new initiative within the 2014 programme. The Auckland Pride Festival 2014 runs for 18 unforgettable days and nights from Thursday 6 to Sunday 23 February. So clear your calendars, book your flights, and make sure you don’t miss out. Our celebrations kick off with a Takatāpui Dawn Ceremony at Okahu Bay on Thursday 6 February, followed by the fabulous Auckland Pride Gala at Q Theatre on Friday 7 February. Thanks to your feedback, this year we are delighted to be starting the Auckland Pride Parade at the later time of 7pm on Saturday 22 February. With the continued support of the Ponsonby Business Association and local residents, we are back on Ponsonby Road. The theme of the 2014 Parade is TIME – and with over 40 floats registered, it’s going to be a great time indeed! AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL TRUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 AUCKLAND PRIDE GALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 LYC BIG GAY OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 THEATRE & CABARET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 VISUAL ARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 DISCUSSION & DEBATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 LITERATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 LIFESTYLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 SPORT & RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 LYC BEAR NEW ZEALAND WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 PARTY & SOCIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 PROUD PARTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TICKETING & VENUE MAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 PRIDE PLANNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 PROUD SUPPORTERS For the best Auckland Pride Parade experience, book your seats at the GABA GlamZone. The 2014 Parade also flows into the PROUD Party at nearby Victoria Park Market, so it’s going to be a very big night! Other key Festival events include the LYC Big Gay Out at Pt Chevalier’s Coyle Park on Sunday 9 February, Heroic Gardens on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February, and the many furry events that make up Bear New Zealand Week from Sunday 9 to Sunday 16 February. This year’s international highlight is undoubtedly the hilarious Pam Ann at the Aotea Centre on Friday 21 February. The Auckland Pride Festival Trust has worked hard to bring the 2014 Auckland Pride Festival and Parade to the community. A huge personal thanks to our board members, to their accommodating loved ones, to the many volunteers that make the Festival and Parade possible, and to the massive number of participants actively involved throughout the programme of events. The Auckland Pride Festival 2014 is going to be great! Book your tickets, support your community, and celebrate life in one of the most rainbowfriendly cities in the world! Nga mihi Megan Cunningham-Adams David Coltman CO-CHAIRS, AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL TRUST 1
  3. 3. AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL TRUST TRUSTEES David Coltman, Co-Chair Megan Cunningham-Adams, Co-Chair Linda Heavey, Treasurer Andy Jalfon, Trustee Lexie Matheson, Trustee Gurv Singh, Trustee Julie Swift, Secretary Aych McArdle Dan Veint FESTIVAL & PARADE DIRECTORS Julian Cook, Auckland Pride Festival Director Richard Taki, Auckland Pride Parade Director FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Lexie Matheson, Gala Director Gal Stern, Assistant to Festival Director Robbie van Dyke, NXT:14 Conference Coordinator Claudia Moreira, NXT:14 Conference Coordinator Joe Salmen, PROUD Site Manager Phil Randle, PROUD Bar Manager PARADE PRODUCTION Dion Boothby, Pride Float Designer Baz Bloomfield, Parade Registration Coordinator Murray Broadmore, Parade Volunteer Coordinator Gregory Shepherd, Assistant to Volunteer Coordinator Robert Street, Logistic Coordinator South Genna Lampshire, Logistic Coordinator North Stephen Newton, Marshal Coordinator Ian Pattison, Gap Marshal Coordinator Jay Te Manu III, Assistant to Parade Director MARKETING Marc Conaco III, Graphic Designer David Herkt, Programme Editor Michelle Lafferty, Publicist Kate Simmonds, Publicist Ian Smith, Website Development Andrew Deakin, Online Content Manager Jamie Shute, Social Media Coordinator Todd Karehana, Marketing Assistant Monique Virtue, Marketing Assistant 2 PROGRAMME PORTRAITS Russ Flatt, Photographer Chris Lorimer, Stylist Jarrad Godman, Assistant to Stylist Matt Benns and Jordan Blair at Stephen Marr, Hair Sharon Ngen for MAC Cosmetics, Make-up Aych wears organza flowers by Aych, robe by Otsu, rings by Meadowlark. Dan wears top and hat by Richard McCoy, leggings by Maaike, his own jewellery. DONATIONS The Auckland Pride Festival Trust is grateful for the generous support of individual donors and proud benefactors in the community. CONTACT NAME OF BANK NAME OF ACCOUNT ACCOUNT NUMBER ANZ Auckland Pride Festival Trust 01-0249-0209651-25 WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM EMAIL POSTAL www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz www.facebook.com/AkldPrideFest www.twitter.com/AkldPrideFest www.instagram.com/AkldPrideFest apft@aucklandpridefestival.org.nz PO Box 68 717, Newton, Auckland 1145
  4. 4. AUCKLAND PRIDE GALA The Auckland Pride Gala LE JEU DE MÉCHANT – THE WICKED GAME The Auckland Pride Gala is the official champagne cork-popping opening of the Auckland Pride Festival 2014! Hosted by the magnificent Alison Mau in the glamorous surroundings of Q Theatre on Queen Street, the Gala is Pride’s premiere, black tie, dress-up occasion. This year’s Gala is being directed by award-winning director, writer and actor Lexie Matheson to recapture the magic of the fin de siècle cabaret scene in pre-war Europe. Le Jeu de Méchant – The Wicked Game will preview the very best of the 2014 Auckland Pride Festival in all its rainbow-coloured facets. It’s a sampler of treats to tempt and tantalize, a supreme distillation of talent, and a dazzling display of theatrical diversity! The evening will feature special Gala guest performances to thrill and delight from sensual circus-theatre company The Dust Palace, as well as the return of everybody’s favourite erotic burlesque troupe, In Flagrante. Provocative performers from the 2014 festival programme will include Charlotte Yates, Mika and the fabulous Kita Mean, plus seductive excerpts from Songs For Guy, Mumbai Monologues, Queen by Sam Brooks and The Legacy Project. With more climaxes than a summer romance, The Auckland Pride Gala is a fantastic opportunity to experience the artists, performers, events and entertainment within this year’s Auckland Pride Festival. So join us as we launch into February’s fabulous month of queer culture and celebration, because we want you to play the game – the wicked game! WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Friday 7 February, 8pm Q Theatre A Reserve $65 B Reserve $45 C Reserve $35 www.qtheatre.co.nz or 09 309 9771 www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz www.facebook.com/AkldPrideFest Aroha Dawn Ceremony Nau mai, haere mai. Join Ngāti Whātua, Mika Haka Foundation and the Auckland Pride Festival Trust at Okahu Bay on Waitangi Day morning – from 6am for a 6.42 sunrise – as we welcome the Auckland Pride Festival 2014! Featuring traditional performances from TAKI Māori and acoustic performances from Vee and Chainy Nathan. Stay afterwards and enjoy the beach, the waters and the colourful atmosphere created by Love Your Condom, Auckland Council and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund. Kotahitanga mā te rerekētanga! WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 6 February, 6am (rain or shine) Okahu Bay, Tamaki Drive Free www.mikahakafoundation.com Pride Opening Night Party Welcome to Pride Central! From opening night onwards, Family will be specially rainbow-themed for the duration of the Auckland Pride Festival. Hosted by Miss Ribena, the Pride Opening Night Party commences immediately after The Auckland Pride Gala, with a glass of house wine, spirit or beer on arrival for all Gala ticketholders. DJs and drag shows from 11pm, featuring Trinity Ice, Wilma Ballsdrop, Rhea Listic and more. Gold coin donation to the Auckland Pride Festival Trust at the door. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Friday 7 February, 10pm Family Bar Koha R18 – licensed venue www.facebook.com/FamilyBar 5
  5. 5. LYC BIG GAY OUT DUREX MAIN STAGE LINE-UP 12.00PM Official Welcome 12.20PM African Rhumba & Kwasa Kwasa 12.30PM Ale Abud Held 1.00PM Sonic Delusion 1.15PM Mika and The Aroha Project 1.30PM Willie & Raymond 1.40PM Sharvelle Charlotte 2.00PM Charlotte Yates 2.30PM Diamonds of Paradise 2.50PM Fine Fatale 3.05PM Kittens of the Internet 3.25PM L.O.V.E 3.40PM Family Bar Dragalicious 3.55PM Lavina Williams The LYC Big Gay Out Dog Competition is back, hosted by Steven Oates and his dog Ruby – and the Coyle Park playground will be open, with face painters and performers to entertain the kids. 4.30PM Legend Bar Showcase 4.40PM LACE 5.00PM Buckwheat and Tess Tickle For those needing transport from the city, LYC Big Gay Out buses will depart from outside Family Bar on Karangahape Road to Coyle Park every 20 minutes from 11.30am – with the last bus returning from Coyle Park to Family Bar at 8pm. Bus fares are only $2 each way. 5.10PM Urzila Carlson 5.20PM Caluzzi Girls 5.30PM Good Shirt 6.30PM Cindy of Samoa LYC Big Gay Out The LYC Big Gay Out returns to Point Chevalier’s Coyle Park on Sunday 9 February from midday till 7pm. Now in its 15th year, the LYC Big Gay Out is a cornerstone event on New Zealand’s rainbow calendar. Last year, more than 13,000 people attended – and 2014 promises to be the best yet! The Durex main stage will feature headline performances from Good Shirt, Kittens of the Internet, and Lavina Williams, along with loads of community acts, including Buckwheat & Tess Tickle, Cindy of Samoa, Miss Ribena, Buffy & Bimbo, LACE, Willie & Raymond, L.O.V.E, the Caluzzi Girls, and many more. Coyle Park will be filled with more than 120 market stalls offering everything from food and retail to information and support. The Burnett Centre will again be on site to provide free and confidential sexual health and HIV testing with results communicated the following week. Sponsored by Urge Bar and Caluzzi Cabaret, the LYC Beer Garden and Dance Tent will be as popular and pumping as always. So come early with your family and friends, bring a picnic and some sunblock, and enjoy a fun afternoon filled with entertainment and community celebration! WHEN WHERE TICKETS www.biggayout.co.nz www.facebook.com/loveyourcondom/events Sunday 9 February, midday-7pm Coyle Park Free 7
  6. 6. THEATRE & CABARET THEATRE & CABARET Mika’s Aroha Mardi Gras Legacy Project Purple Rainbow Lashings of Whipped Cream Mika’s 3rd Aroha Mardi Gras this Waitangi Day is a launch for his brand new pop single, Dress To Express. Legacy Project presents new plays, written and directed by emerging talented Kiwis exploring modern queer themes. Stories of love, lust, family, friendship, the search for connection and what it really means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender today. These are our stories, this is our legacy. The Marriage Equality Bill has passed, gays are tying to knot and the irrepressibly straight Roberto senses something ominous in the air. The LGBT community is out in droves, but this ain’t no Pride Parade. This is the apocalypse all those Conservatives were predicting! Can Roberto escape with his sexuality unscathed?! After charming audiences at the Sydney Opera House, Brazilian drag diva Rhubarb Rouge (the alter ego of performance artist Ricky Beirao) brings her brand new show to Auckland! D’ You Remember? Written by Rhona Vickoce and directed by Sarah Jansen. Four dykes at a wedding; but who catches the bouquet? Come out for the night with Auckland’s favourite comedy dance troupe, Dynamotion, as they spin another great tale entirely through dance. Full Disclosure, written by Nathan Joe and directed by Patrick Graham. Tonight’s the night they have sex. There’s just one small problem... Choreographed by Lara Fischel-Chisholm and Thomas Sainsbury, it’ll be a colourcoordinated hour of rhythmic hips, robot arms and spirit fingers with the coolest, campest soundtrack this side of the Bombays. DRESS TO EXPRESS SINGLE RELEASE Mika hosts a galaxy of TV stars, hip hop champs, eye-opening new artists and Queens of the South Seas in a one-night-only Festival of Love! Special guests include Ashley Tonga (X Factor), Identity Dance Crew (New Zealand’s Got Talent) Megan Alatini (NZ Idol) and TAKI Māori Kapa Haka. As always, Mika’s Aroha Mardi Gras will showcase our next generation of fierce young artists. Exciting emerging talents include Hannah Martin, Zakk d’Larte, PattyBoy, Yaya, and Jaycee Tanuvasa and the cast of Teen Faggots Come To Life. Proudly staged with the support of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, Auckland Council, 28 BLACK, Kim Crawford Wines and Love Your Condom. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Thursday 6 February, 7pm Legend Bar & Club VIP $30 (tabled seating), Adult $15 www.1-night.co.nz R18 – licensed venue www.mikahakafoundation.com facebook.com/arohamardigras SIX WRITERS. SIX DIRECTORS. SIX STORIES. Locked Out, written by Bruce Brown and directed by Jesse Hilford. Sex, connection, identity. We are all searching for something, but not necessarily the same thing. The Playground, written by Joni Nelson and directed by Roberto Nascimento. Virgin, Badass, Emo, Queen, Failure, Baby: Even the outsiders have their cliques. Rainbows And Cobwebs, written by Sarah Daymond and directed by Joni Nelson. Willow is certain her birthday party will be a disaster. Prince Charming disagrees. Wairarapa Faultline, written by Michael Ciuchini and directed by Benjamin Henson. When a family is crippled by grief, how much more can they endure before it all falls apart? Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February, 7pm WHERE The Basement Theatre TICKETS Adult $20, Student/Concession $15 BOOK www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 Contains some language and sexual themes which may offend www.legacyproject.co.nz www.facebook.com/legacyprojectnz WHEN DYNAMOTION Featuring the Dynamotion dancers and friends, including Kate Barnett, Ash Jones, Perlina Lau, Karamia Muller, Roberto Nascimento, Marion Prebble, Kate Simmonds, Dan Veint and Martyn Wood. The Gay Apocalypse is upon us! What will you do to survive? WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February, 9pm The Basement Theatre Adult $20 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 www.basementtheatre.co.nz A SESSION WITH A TEENAGE DOMINATRIX For one provocative hour, The Basement Studio becomes a BDSM dungeon and the audience a block of prospective clients as Rouge’s Mistress Dominique shares the secrets of her profession. In an intimate journey of epic proportions, she takes the audience into her confidence, revealing her own desires and demons as she tells the story of her life. Written by award-winning New Zealand playwright Fiona Samuel and directed by Geoff Pinfield, Lashings of Whipped Cream is a hilarious, sexy and surprisingly tender one-on-one session with one of life’s survivors – a theatrical close encounter. While Lashings of Whipped Cream has been performed from New York to New Zealand, this will be the first time the role of Mistress Dominique will be played cross-gendered. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February, 9pm The Basement Studio Adult $22.50, Concession/Group $17.50 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 Adult language and content may offend www.rhubarbrouge.com www.facebook.com/rhubarbrouge One Night Only BERTHA, BUCKWHEAT & TESS TICKLE Bertha the Beast is back! Returning by popular demand after a sellout 2013 festival show, two becomes three as Auckland drag legends, Buckwheat & Tess Tickle, are joined by the one and only Bertha. These three divas will be dishing the dirt in dressing room dragumentary style. What inspired them to do drag? What hurdles and prejudice have they faced? From Pacific Island and Māori backgrounds, what was the reaction of their communities? What does their pre-show regime entail? And how long can one do drag for?! In the beginning there was Bertha. Hailing from South Auckland, she grew up in a god-fearing home and began her drag career in Auckland’s Staircase nightclub on Fort Street in the mid 80s. This Polynesian mama with a whole lot of love to give, gave it her all, every time. Her larger than life character, sharp wit and intellect, and dynamic on-stage style elevated her to Goddess. Bertha gave birth to a new house of drag that would anchor the Auckland scene. Divas in her house include Buckwheat, Tess Tickle, the late great Bust-Op and Bambi Slut, Shanice Van Dyke, Venus Mantrapp and Tatiana. Buckwheat and Tess Tickle, two of New Zealand’s most successful drag divas, are proud to join Bertha for this historic cabaret performance about the transformative story behind an Auckland dynasty of drag. Also featuring Miss Venus Mantrapp and the soulful sounds of DJ James Leuii. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK 8 Tuesday 11 February, 7pm The Bluestone Room Presales $30, Concession $25, Door $40 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 R18 – licensed, may contain highly volatile language and traces of coconut Teen Faggots Come To Life Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys For three fabulous nights, five teenage superhero stories will be staged at The Basement Studio. “I love you. In a gay way. As a friend. But also in a gay way. I love you both ways.” MIKA HAKA FOUNDATION SMOKE LABOURS PRODUCTIONS These are genuine heartfelt stories performed by brave young gay, transgender, fa’afafine, fakaleiti and bisexual Māori and Pacific Island artists. Kyle is an everyday young gay guy: over-neurotic, over-enthusiastic and over falling in love with straight guys. Or so he thinks, until the object of his affections turns out to be not as straight as Kyle thought he was. Fierce, fabulous, funny, fearless and fatally entertaining, the five solo performances are: Amanaki Prescott-Faletau with S’he, Isaac Ah Kiong with Michael’s World, Raukawa Tuhura with Takatāpui, Darren Taniue with Coming Home, and Jaycee Tanuvasa with A Different Kind of Love. Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys is just your average gay-straight bromantic comedy with a twist – it’s happening in a car in a car park near you! The audience is invited into the action, as Kyle and his relationships play out in real-time in and around the cars of his youth. We are here to lay it on floor, so come along and take a walk in our heels or sneakers. It’s your choice. You can hate us, but can’t ignore us! Written by award-winning playwright Sam Brooks and starring Dan Veint and Calum Gittins, Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys is an hour of hilarity, heartbreak and homosexuality! WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 February, 7pm The Basement Studio Adult $10.00 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 February, 7pm The Basement Car Park Koha, no presales www.mikahakafoundation.com 9
  7. 7. THEATRE & CABARET THEATRE & CABARET QUEER@TAPAC Pam Ann PLANE FILTHY QUEER@TAPAC is a two-week celebration of everything QUEER, with three diverse, quality productions for your enjoyment. BRACE, BRACE, BRACE. Pam Ann, the glamorous, sharp-tongued air hostess from hell is heading to Auckland for the first time, with her most un-PC, filthiest, funniest, and most explosive show to date! The season kicks off with a smashing Night of the Queer Cabaret launch party, featuring the stars of each show performing with special guests. Presented by Live Nation, Plane Filthy is a brand new show, including special guest appearances from Pam Ann’s Global Alliance. From boarding to landing, First Class, Business or up the back in ‘Cattle’, prepare to be flown like you’ve never been flown before. NIGHT OF THE QUEER CABARET – SEASON LAUNCH WHEN Wednesday 12 February, 8.30pm WHERE TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre TICKETS Adult $25, plus group wine & dine table specials BOOK www.tapac.org.nz or 09 845 0295 R13 www.tapac.org.nz www.facebook.com/TAPACNZ A genius mix of camp, culture, humour and Pucci-clad fabulousness, Pam Ann has crewed Elton John’s private jet, shared a stage with Cher on a stadium tour of the UK, and counts Madonna in her legion of cult-like dedicated fans worldwide. Mumbai Monologues AGARAM PRODUCTIONS Mumbai. Population 20.5 million. A city that never sleeps. Directed by Ahi Karunaharan and Padma Akula, Mumbai Monologues is a snapshot of a city of dreams. Its secrets are revealed in stories from the eclectic queer characters who live in this vibrant, colourful and often chaotic landscape. This unique theatrical performance offers a peek into a culture and people whose stories we rarely see, or hear. A wannabe actor trying to break into the Bollywood film industry, a drag queen, an activist, a prostitute, a young man discovering the nightlife, a grandmother with a secret, a tourist and a fortune teller all share their seldom heard stories of pride. Interspersed with live music and movement, and featuring an ensemble cast of Auckland actors, dancers and musicians, Mumbai Monologues is a theatrical celebration of cultural and sexual diversity. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 February, 7pm Sunday 16 February, 4pm TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre Adult $25, Concession/Group $20 www.tapac.org.nz, tickets@tapac.org.nz or 09 845 0295 Parental guidance recommended – adult themes “Not since Dame Edna have we had such a sassy performer.” – Elle magazine “To spend an hour or so in Pam Ann’s vampish company is like being held hostage on a plane filled with laughing gas.” – The Daily Telegraph “Glamorous, vicious, camp and larger than life, the bitchy yet heart-warming trolley dolly in tight candy-pink uniform, enormous hair, huge lashes and disco boots rules the skies.” – The Sydney Morning Herald WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Friday 21 February, 8pm ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre First Class $59.90 (includes bubbles and Pam Ann compact), Business Class $44.90, Economy Class $34.90 www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 09 970 9700 or 0800 111 999 R18 – contains graphic sexual content, adult themes, drug references and frequent use of coarse language that my offend some people www.the-edge.co.nz/pamann www.facebook.com/PamAnnairhostess twitter.com/PamAnnairbitch www.tapac.org.nz Songs for Guy Queen The long-awaited return season of the hit cabaret show, featuring new songs and new stories. Queen is a scream. Queen is a sass. Queen is a laugh. Queen is a cry. Queen is a voice! THE FOX AND THE OTTER PRODUCTIONS Directed by Kip Chapman with musical direction from Paul Barrett, and starring Andrew Laing, Todd Emerson and Martyn Wood, Songs for Guy is an evening of eclectic stories and love songs about gay men living in a small country on the edge of the world. From young love, to profound loss, to that guy you never could quite get over, Songs for Guy brings together extraordinary stories about ordinary gay men’s lives in New Zealand, presenting them through some of the world’s favourite love songs. Part humble storytelling and part sleek, bold cabaret, Songs for Guy is a musical evening to celebrate who we are and where we live. “A wholly more earnest, romantic aspect of gay love – yearning, tender, vulnerable, replete with humour and just a smattering of sleaze” – theatrereview.org.nz WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 February, 8pm Sunday 23 February, 7pm TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre Adult $35, Concession $30 www.tapac.org.nz or 09 845 0295 R13 www.tapac.org.nz www.facebook.com/TAPACNZ 10 SMOKE LABOURS PRODUCTIONS Written by Sam Brooks and directed by Harry McNaughton, Queen is an awardwinning play that explores the contradictions, difficulties and joys of being a young gay man in today’s society. Queen is all the parts of being gay that people don’t talk about. It’s funny, it’s angry, it’s unflinching and it gets to what it means to be gay, here and now. “The law deals with the ‘legal’ gay world. Being gay under-18 is a hidden world. Queen opens the door. They are the future gay community, and they declare, ‘I am Queen, and I am here.’” – theatrereview.org.nz “On a knife edge of being ‘Real and Truthful’, resisting the temptation to either camp it up or play for laughs.” – theatrereview.org.nz WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 February, 8pm Sunday 16 February, 6.30pm TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre Adult $25, Concession $20 www.tapac.org.nz or 09 845 0295 R13 www.tapac.org.nz www.facebook.com/TAPACNZ 11
  8. 8. Photograph: Emma Robinson MUSIC Charlotte Yates Mixtape Sessions Acclaimed lesbian singer/songwriter Charlotte Yates will perform one full-length concert with producer/multi-instrumentalist Gil Eva Craig for Auckland Pride. Sweet as. A special Mixtape Sessions in time for Pride! FEATURING GIL EVA CRAIG The show will feature material from Charlotte’s sixth and latest album, Archipelago, which includes her beautiful new single Falling Down. From the gorgeous acoustic Hold Your Heart to gritty rocker Stains Your Heart, Yates’ songwriting has been fleshed out by award-winning song designer, audio engineer and producer Gil Eva Craig, who brings a lush, at times almost eerie, electronic texture and depth to Yates’ songs. “The arrangements are sympathetic to the poetic lyrics, and Yates’ melodic voice is mature and assured. Archipelago rewards repeat-play.” – NZ Herald WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 8 February, 8pm Tabac Presales $15, Door $20 tabac@xtra.co.nz or 021 450 097 R18 – licensed venue ROMP PROJECT Prepare for a glorious night of genre-bending live music and performance set in historic St Kevins Arcade, featuring artists from our queer and trans community, including Oswell Guy, GeeGee and PE Class. Oswell Guy is an angelic voiced electro-pop songwriter with a soft, gentle and delicious sound. GeeGee, a.k.a. George Gough, is an electro rap artist from London who mixes a unique high energy sound with powerful and hard-hitting vocals. Playing between the live artists, PE Class are lady DJs Fizz-Cal and Edu-Kate, who bend and stretch beats while their back-up dancers squat, thrust, gyrate and get physical. Proudly supported by the Karangahape Road Business Association, Mixtape Sessions, together with Alleluya Café, will tickle your ears and your taste buds. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 15 February, 7pm-11pm St Kevins Arcade Koha www.charlotteyates.com www.facebook.com/CharlotteYatesNZ www.rompproject.co.nz GALS Celebrates with Pride Heroes Out West Come and hear Auckland’s fabulous Gay and Lesbian Singers in the wonderful surroundings of the Auckland Art Gallery for a free concert featuring some of their best and favourite songs. Now in its 7th year, Heroes out West is a popular afternoon of entertainment for and by women, set in the band rotunda at lovely Falls Park in Henderson. GAY AND LESBIAN SINGERS AUCKLAND Songs will be on themes of water, wind and love, some with a queer slant, others with impressive harmonies. Our community singers will perform versions of Toto’s Africa, Freddie Mercury’s Somebody to Love and many other enjoyable musical treats. Auckland Art Gallery is not only an award-winning venue for the visual arts, but a beautiful acoustic space as well. Last year’s GALS concert in the Gallery during the Auckland Pride Festival earned rapturous applause, so don’t miss this entertaining free afternoon concert. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Sunday 16 February, 2pm Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Free www.gals.org.nz LOWDOWN Heroes Out West 2014 will be headlined by the fabulous Annie Crummer, who needs no introduction! Trumpet diva Edwina Thorne will lead an all-star jazz and blues band comprised of Kim Halliday from Pacific Curls on guitar and Bernie Pukeroa on drums, with legendary blues vocalist Truda Chadwick. The delicious line-up also includes, Jodi Pringle and Ellie Lim, lovelorn poet Diesel Dyke, jazz and blues trio Minx, and international accordionist Annie Gong. And to finish the event, as always, there’ll be a mass jam with all the afternoon’s performers on stage together! Enjoy a picnic in the park with lesbians and friends of all genders. Falls Park will be turned into a festival playground with marquees, Indian food, a cash bar, seating and plenty of room to lay out a rug. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Sunday 16 February, 4pm-8pm Falls Park Presales $25, Door $30 The Women’s Bookshop or 021 964 884 Adult themes may offend www.lowdown.org.nz 13
  9. 9. Kestin Stewart RAINBOW YOUTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR AND URGE BARTENDER 27, MT ROSKILL WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? Bear meets otter. WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Freedom and community. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? Queer community and friends. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Delivering more education to more schools. Kestin wears shirt, suspenders and shorts from Search & Destroy, belt worn as cuff by Company of Strangers, smiley badge from Steven Ball archive. 15
  10. 10. Photography: David K. Shields VISUAL ARTS Old, New, Borrowed, Blue No Fruit Without Labour In association with Artstation and Auckland Council, Old, New, Borrowed, Blue is a Rainbow Youth exhibition that begins with an art auction and intergenerational panel. FAFSWAG presents No Fruit Without Labour, a group exhibition of established and emerging Pacific and Māori LGBTIQ visual artists, featuring the work of Tanu Gago, Tux Hika, Mahia Jermaine Dean, Mita Kiripati and Toni Tia. RAINBOW YOUTH ART AUCTION AND PANEL The exhibition and auction will include art from all generations, all artistic disciplines and all levels of professionalism, from amateur to established artists. Artworks will be centred around the theme of ‘identity’ and submissions are open to everyone from painters, photographers and sculptors to print and zine creatives. The works will be sold at a silent auction held at the Cell Block at the back of Artstation on Thursday 13 February, with all proceeds going to assist Rainbow Youth in their work to support queer and trans* young people across the country. An intergenerational panel, held in conjunction with the auction, will be comprised of young and not-so-young queer and trans* community workers, discussing issues facing our communities and responding to questions. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 February, 10am-5pm Auction and Panel, Thursday 13 February, 4pm-7pm Cell Block, Artstation Free FAFSWAG With the central theme of ‘story-telling’, each artist has conceived a series of narrative works that combine lighthearted and anecdotal humour with poignant social and political commentary. The result is a diverse collection of staged portrait photography, moving image, graphic design and mixed media installation. Utilising art as an agent for social change, this exhibition explores contemporary queer Pacific narratives. The artists will share their unique stories and define for themselves the visual landscape of their own lived experience. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Friday 14 – Monday 17 February, 10am-3pm Exhibition Launch, Friday 14 February, 6pm-9pm Artist Floor Talk, Saturday 15 February, 12 midday Pitt Street Methodist Church Free www.fafswagball.com www.facebook.com/FafSwag An exhibition focused on the roles that fashion and art play in the building of our modern-day Queer ID. Featuring a host of LGBTI contributors from the worlds of fashion design and image making, Anatomy Is Not Destiny explores themes of desire, gender, attraction and uniqueness from a queer perspective. The event will create a space to explore the bodies in which we move and the shells in which we encase them. It will celebrate the diverse sexualities and gender perspectives that we collectively embody. Anatomy Is Not Destiny asserts that we can be whomever we want to be, and that no matter how we start out, our journey allows us to re-invent ourselves along the way. Proudly supported by GABA and the Karangahape Road Business Association, Anatomy Is Not Destiny is about the fashioning of our community’s identity. For floor talks and other events during the exhibition period, please keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 February, 10am-4pm Opening, Tuesday 18 February, 6pm TBC, Karangahape Road Free www.facebook.com/anatomyisnotdestiny Photography: Raymond Sagapolutele www.rainbowyouth.org.nz Anatomy Is Not Destiny And Then She Said… PULSEART “And then she said…” How many times has this phrase been said or heard? How many heads turn to look or listen? What pearls will be dropped into the momentary silence? PulseArt, a group of six lesbian artists, presents an exhibition that encapsulates a plethora of possibilities and viewpoints. Artists Fran Marno, Beth Hudson, Justina Groeber, Sue Vincent, Dorina Jotti and Cath Head, will explore themes of gossip, desire, partnership, disappearance, memory and the courage to speak out, through painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening preview from 5pm on Tuesday 11 February at Whitespace’s beautiful Silver Project Room. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Wednesday 12 – Sunday 16 February, 11am-5pm Opening Preview, Tuesday 11 February, 5pm-7pm Silver Project Room, Whitespace Free Everything and Everyone Queens Wharf Drawing Club Everything and Everyone is small eclectic market celebrating DIY arts, crafts, jewellery, zines, comics and self-publishing. Inspired by Auckland’s Zinefest and Kraftbomb events – but with a distinctly queer flavour. Waterfront Auckland presents a special Auckland Pride Festival edition of the popular free summer drawing club on Queens Wharf! This is an event for people wanting to buy or sell goods exploring queerness, transness, sexuality, gender, poly, kink, leather, feminism, geekery, and everything in between. In short, it is an art and craft market for Everything and Everyone! So come along and celebrate gender and sexual diversity, creativity, craftiness, and all the many voices we have. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 15 February, 4pm-7pm St Kevins Arcade Free From 6-8pm on Thursday 20 February, Queens Wharf Drawing Club will showcase live models Jess Morgan and Zakk d’Larte in a unique outdoor setting, accompanied by a rad DJ set from Marjorie Sinclair. BYO drawing supplies. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 20 February, 6pm-8pm Queens Wharf Free www.queens-wharf.co.nz www.akeverythingandeveryone.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/akeverythingandeveryone www.pulsartnz.com 17
  11. 11. FILM Clare Sweeney TATTOO APPRENTICE AT TWO HANDS TATTOO 25, GREY LYNN WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? Fetch tomboy meets CK One. WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Blue is the Warmest Colour The Rocky Horror Picture Show Silo Cinema – Some Like It Hot Academy Cinemas is thrilled to present a special Valentine’s Day screening of Blue is the Warmest Colour. “Give yourself over to absolute pleasure.” Silo Cinema proudly presents the 1959 American screen classic, Some Like it Hot, in collaboration with the Auckland Pride Festival. Come and watch this Oscarwinning drag comedy underneath the stars at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter. Winner of the 2013 Cannes Palme d’Or, this extraordinary film brings a rare authenticity to its story of a young French woman’s impassioned love affair with a more experienced woman, and her struggle to define her own identity. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn’t quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle’s desire and becomes the love of her life. Not your traditional Hollywood romance, this is rebellious French cinema at its finest. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Friday 14 February, 7.30pm Academy Cinemas Adult $15.50, or $20 including a wine or beer www.academycinemas.co.nz or 09 373 2761 R18 – contains explicit sex scenes and offensive language www.academycinemas.co.nz www.facebook.com/academycinemas Grab your friends and head down to your local venue to join Rainbow Youth in Auckland-wide exclusive screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rocky Horror has been thrilling and fulfilling audiences since the 70s, and is a landmark production in terms of its queer visibility and transgressive subject matter. Whether you’re new to Rocky Horror, or an old timer, Rainbow Youth invites you to join them in the audience participation ritual that rose to popularity during midnight screenings. Audience members will receive a props bag, filled with items used by the characters in the film. Rainbow Youth also encourages singing along and dressing up – and is not at all opposed to fishnet stockings. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Wednesday 19 February, 7pm Unitec Mt Albert Campus Massey University Albany Campus AUT City Campus AUT South Campus Raye Freedman Library Adult $16, Rainbow Youth members $10, includes props bag www.rainbowyouth.org.nz/tickets Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot tells the story of two struggling musicians who, after witnessing a bloody massacre, try to find a way out of town. The only job they can secure is in an all-girl band, so the two dress as women. Pride is a celebration of our wonderfully diverse culture and an important opportunity to remember our history and how far we’ve come. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? All the amazing opportunities I’ve been given and the awesome friends I’ve made. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Learning and progressing as much as possible. Silo Cinema is a community-oriented open-air cinema which operates every fine Friday in summer. Before the film starts, take a walk through the Silo Markets, grab a bite from some of Auckland’s best street food vendors and a drink from the Silo Park Bar. Markets and Bar are open from 5pm, with Silo Cinema starting at 9pm. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Friday 21 February, Cinema starts 9pm Silo Park Free PG – contains sexual references www.silopark.co.nz www.facebook.com/silopark Dallas Buyers Club Academy Cinemas hosts an advanced screening of the Golden Globe award winning film, Dallas Buyers Club, presented as a special Q&A event with proceeds in support of Body Positive. Set in 1985, Dallas Buyers Club tells the true-life story of Ron Woodroof, a homophobic rodeo rider who works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. With transgender AIDS patient, Rayon, he establishes a ‘buyers club’ where members pay monthly dues and gain access to medications. Bruce Kilmister, CEO of Body Positive, will introduce the film, sharing his experiences with New Zealand’s own buyers clubs, and will be available for a Q&A session following the screening. Bruce has been living with HIV for almost 30 years and has watched New Zealand’s response to the HIV pandemic over this time – from a time when no medication was available to today, where a choice of drugs to suit the individual are readily available. Dallas Buyers Club recently swept the 2014 Golden Globes, with Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor and Jared Leto winning Best Supporting Actor. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Tuesday 18 February, 7.30pm Academy Cinemas Adult $20 www.academycinemas.co.nz or 09 373 2761 R16 – contains sex scenes, violence, drug use and offensive language www.academycinemas.co.nz 18 Clare wears t-shirt by Kowtow, her own cap, watch and jewellery. www.facebook.com/academycinemas 19
  12. 12. AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE Auckland Pride Parade AROHA MAI, AROHA ATU. FEEL THE LOVE AT THE AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE! Photograph: gayexpress.co.nz With over 40 entries expected, the Auckland Pride Parade will be the highlight of the 2014 Auckland Pride Festival celebrating the Rainbow Community in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand is a country of voyagers. We are the result of long journeys and brave decisions taken by our ancestors, our families, or even ourselves to cross the largest ocean in the world to reach its most distant islands. Māori, European, Asian and Pacific cultures are now coming together to form something new – old roots, fresh growth. New Zealanders are slowly plaiting our various cultures, histories and sexual identities together to make something stronger, something unique. By preserving the coloured threads, we create the pattern. By remembering our past, we weave our future. The theme for the Auckland Pride Parade 2014 is TIME. Our memories are filled with first peoples, gods, canoes and ships, art, dance and music. History is colour and sound. We’ve lived at the margins and we’ve come into the centre. We’ve had political struggles and legal victories. We mourn the people we have lost. We honour our forebears, but celebrate the living. Moving into twilight, the Auckland Pride Parade 2014 will happen at that magic hour when things change from light to night. It is a time to remember. It is a time to shine brightly! The Auckland Pride Parade route travels in a northerly direction up Ponsonby Road from Western Park to Three Lamps. Ponsonby Road will be closed to traffic from 4pm to 10pm. Parking restrictions apply on Ponsonby Road and adjoining roads. Getting to the Auckland Pride Parade shouldn’t be a drag. Leave your car at home and catch public transport. All bus services will be operating to a normal Saturday service. Minor route changes are in place. The Inner Link will be operating via Wellington and Pitt Streets. For more information check www.maxx.co.nz. GABA GlamZone – Uenuku Motu For any Lost & Found items, including children, please speak with one of our Pride Parade Crew, or visit the Lost Kids marquee next to the GABA GlamZone in Western Park. A special Rainbow Island VIP area for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade in comfort. Should you require medical assistance, representatives from St John Ambulance will be located at the beginning, middle and end of the Parade route. With exclusive pre-show performances and celebrity MCs, the GABA GlamZone – Uenuku Motu, or Rainbow Island – takes over the premium viewing location at Western Park, guaranteeing the best seat in the house! In the event of an emergency, please notify the nearest Pride Parade Crew member, or a uniformed security guard, who will have direct access to the Parade Operational HQ. Otherwise, call 111 and help will be dispatched immediately. Hosted by the Gay Auckland Business Association, the GABA GlamZone will provide a party atmosphere in a beautiful setting with fine food, a professional bar and all the amenities you need for a fun and comfortable Parade experience. The current liquor ban on Ponsonby Road will be enforced. If you fancy a wee tipple, we suggest that you visit one of the many fabulous bars and restaurants along Ponsonby Road – then join us at Victoria Park Market for the massive PROUD party, commencing immediately after the Auckland Pride Parade. All-table, one-level seating means everyone who visits the Rainbow Island is a VIP with unobstructed views, as well as access to reserved standing areas for those wanting to have a closer look from just behind the barriers. After a fantastic pre-Parade entertainment line-up, one of New Zealand’s best MCs will guide you through the floats and groups taking part in the Parade itself. Then stay on to enjoy the after-show party! All walkers and vehicles wishing to participate in the Auckland Pride Parade must register. Registrations close on Friday 31 January. Late registrations will not be accepted. Visit www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz for information on how to register. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 22 February, 4pm-10pm Western Park, Ponsonby Road $85 for GABA members, $95 for non-members www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 WHEN WHERE Saturday 22 February, 7pm (no rain date) Ponsonby Road Free TICKETS BOOK www.gaba.org.nz www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz www.facebook.com/AkldPrideFest ka ho ra ng pe ah to u ns LEGEND t GLAMSTAND PARADE BEGINNING PARADE ENDING b ur n st rd LOST CHILDREN er hep m MOBILITY PARKING (HOPETOUN ST) WESTERN PARK um ST JOHNS AMBULANCE cr PORTALOOS wi p ic lli so st am to n n av co l hil ge lle co t rus sell s cow an s t rd tce richmond brow n st douglas st pompallier st rd od is wo vo ng rd jer e lli l in ve s s t rd nk er ree 20 onb y fr a pemb THREE LAMPS p on s ap e rd
  13. 13. YOUTH The Rainbow Youth Picnic Series Coming along to a social group for the first time can be a little daunting, but the groups of Rainbow Youth – G.Q., I.D., Queer4Shore and Qwest – are using food and sunshine and daisy chains to make it easier! The groups will be holding a series of picnics around Auckland during the Pride Festival, open to anyone who wants to join a Rainbow Youth social group, in order to get to know the members and enjoy some yummy picnic snacks. Attendees should bring a plate to share. Please see individual picnic listings for times, dates and age restrictions. QUEER4SHORE PICNIC WHEN Friday 7 February, 5pm-7pm WHERE Meet outside PHAB, 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna TICKETS Free AGES 13-27 G.Q. PICNIC WHEN Friday 14 February, 6pm-8pm WHERE Meet at the Rainbow Youth Centre TICKETS Free AGES 13-17 QWEST PICNIC WHEN Saturday 8 February, 3pm-5pm WHERE Meet at the Homestead, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson TICKETS Free AGES 13-27 I.D. PICNIC WHEN Sunday 23 February, 5pm-7pm WHERE Meet at the Rainbow Youth Centre TICKETS Free AGES 18-27 www.rainbowyouth.org.nz NXT:14 YOUTH LEADERS CONFERENCE Auckland Pride Festival Trust and the US Embassy welcome registrations to the inaugural NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference. The conference will be held over three days at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February. Delegates representing LGBTIQ youth groups from New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and the Cook Islands – will converge in Auckland for an intensive and fun three days of leadership training, peer networking and policy discussions with inspirational thought leaders from a broad range of sectors. NXT:14 will begin with a pōwhiri and opening sessions in Unitec’s magnificent carved wharenui. Delegates will also attend the LYC Big Gay Out on Sunday 9 February. Speakers will cover a range of topics including governance and leadership, digital strategy, creating an inclusive environment, and intersex, transgender, fa’afafine and takatāpui issues. A panel discussion on political advocacy will feature Green MP Kevin Hague, Labour MP Louisa Wall and National MP Claudette Hauiti. New Zealand Defence Force LGBTIQ support network OverWatch will run workshops. Jaycee Tanuvasa PERFORMING ARTIST 20, MANGERE WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? Fa’afafine glam meets Beyonce’s Blow. Keep me coming, keep me going… WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Pride to me means to express all that makes you who you are. Pride is beautiful just like me and you, so let’s celebrate life with pride. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? The diversity of people, sexual orientation and culture. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? All things new. NXT:14 speakers and facilitators will also include Prof. Welby Ings, Keren Phillips, Phylesha Brown-Acton, Jack Byrne, Elizabeth Kerekere, Rawa Karetai, Elizabeth Evans and Pleasance Hansen. The NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference was enabled by funding supported by outgoing US Ambassador David Huebner, a strong advocate for both youth and the Rainbow Community. Conference attendees will be given the opportunity to pitch ideas for postconference initiatives, one of which will be chosen to be funded by the US Embassy. NXT:14 is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 25, but registrations from people outside this range will also be considered. Registration forms must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday 29 January to: robbiej.vandijk@gmail.com WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK AGES Friday 7 – Sunday 9 February Unitec Mt Albert Campus Delegate registration $55 www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz/nxt14 or email robbiej.vandijk@gmail.com 18-25 Queer and Trans* Clothing Swap Expressing yourself through clothing is awesome, but not something that everyone finds easy or affordable to do. Rainbow Youth want to make it fun, cheap and enjoyable to find clothing that fits you and fits ‘you’. Come along for a fun, supportive and friendly event where you can pass on clothing you no longer use and take away some fantastic new threads for free. Attendees are encouraged to bring along any clothing and accessories they no longer use or need, asking friends and family to do the same. Any clothing items that could help young people who are transitioning would be greatly appreciated. All genders and gender expressions inclusive, private changing facilities provided, as well as gender-neutral bathrooms, sweet tunes, tea and refreshments! Any leftover clothing will be donated to charity, or become part of an exciting future Rainbow Youth community project. WHEN WHERE TICKETS AGES Sunday 16 February, 1pm-4pm Rainbow Youth Centre Gold coin or clothing donation 27 and under www.rainbowyouth.org.nz 22 Jaycee wears dress by X-Plain, necklace by Underground Sundae for Company of Strangers, hoop earrings by Meadowlark. 23
  14. 14. DISCUSSION & DEBATE Lesbian Heritage Walk The Great Auckland Pride Debate The Charlotte Museum’s Lesbian Heritage Walk starts at the corner of Ponsonby Road and Collingwood Street. Auckland MPs Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern go head to head in this star-studded and scintillating debate – bringing together the crème de la crème of the political and comedy worlds in a debate that is going to break all the rules! CHARLOTTE MUSEUM Revisit the numerous sites of early lesbian clubs and activity along Ponsonby Road, Western Park, Hereford Street, Karangahape Road and St Kevins Arcade, before strolling down through Myers Park to finish at Stark’s Café & Bar, next to the mighty Civic Theatre. Please wear appropriate walking shoes. Numbers are limited, so booking is essential. If the first walk is fully booked, another walk will be scheduled later in February. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 8 February, 3pm (rain or shine) Meet cnr. Ponsonby Road and Collingwood Street Free Email: miriamsaphira@gmail.com www.charlottemusem.lesbian.net.nz www.facebook.com/charlottemuseumtrust GAYS DO IT BETTER! After the success of last year’s debate, we’re bringing back our beloved MPs to battle it out again. This year, we will be taking over the gorgeous domed Event Centre atop Auckland Museum, with 360 degree views over our stunning city. Also featuring Urzila Carlson, Jeremy Elwood, Ricardo Simich, Carole Beu, Paul Heard, Buckwheat and MC Steven Oates. The moot: Gays Do It Better! Last year’s debate sold out, so book your tickets early. This not-to-be-missed event will be even more pertinent to our LGBTI communities in election year. Team Nikki vs. Team Jacinda. The gloves are off! All profits donated to OUTLineNZ. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Tuesday 18 February, 8pm Auckland Museum Event Centre Adult $30, Student/Concession $25 www.aucklandmuseum.com or 09 306 7048 R18 – licensed venue The Rainbow Asian Youth Community Needs Dialogue RAINBOW YOUTH MEETING This meeting turns an eye to the cultural diversity present in our rainbow community. The most recent New Zealand census shows that our Asian ethnic groups have almost doubled in size in the last ten years, and with them, the number of Asian queer and trans* people has also increased. Rainbow Youth is hosting a meeting to explore how to connect and engage these young queer and trans* Asians more effectively within our community. The evening will include a discussion of the cultural needs and issues of the young Asians in our community, as well as looking at what our organisations currently have to offer this community, and what can be improved. This meeting marks a step towards creating more cultural inclusion in our rainbow community and is open to all who want to share their ideas and join the conversation. Refreshments will be provided. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 20 February, 7pm Rainbow Youth Centre Free www.rainbowyouth.org.nz Male Sexualities and the Bear Community Female Sexualities and the Lesbian Community The aim of this panel is to focus on male sexualities today and bear culture. Facilitated by Rainbow Youth’s Kestin Stewart, the panel will be comprised of people from varied age groups. A panel comprised of people from all age groups, focusing on the intricacies and issues surrounding the lesbian community and female sexualities today. RAINBOW YOUTH INTERGENERATIONAL PANEL Topics covered during the discussions include a look at the history of the bear community, the process of coming out pre-law reform, sexuality/identity/labels, and how the bear community operates today – covering the differing perspectives of younger and older generations. Issues around being masculine identified and trans* within gay male culture will also be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to take part in the discussions and to enjoy the refreshments provided. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Tuesday 18 February, 5pm New Zealand AIDS Foundation National Office Free RAINBOW YOUTH INTERGENERATIONAL PANEL Topics covered include the history of the lesbian community, sexuality/identities/ labels, and coming out. The panel of different ages will offer their perspectives of what the lesbian community has changed over time, and what it’s like today. Finally, panelists will discuss the issues around being feminine identified and trans* within queer female culture. Attendees are encouraged to take part in the discussions and to enjoy the refreshments provided. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 20 February, 5pm Charlotte Museum Free www.rainbowyouth.org.nz www.rainbowyouth.org.nz 25
  15. 15. LITERATURE Photograph: Auckland Weekly News, 1932 Photograph: Auckland Weekly News, 1932 Nick Reid Writing Seminar The spotlight focuses on the world of LGBTI writing as Auckland Libraries hosts a lively, varied and unpredictable evening of stand-up reviewing – starring an eclectic line-up of well-known writers and readers with a book in hand and seven minutes to make it notorious! WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? Iggy Pop meets dark rock. WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Being myself, all the time. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? All of the excellent people. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Learning new dance moves. Review Revue Writers and would-be writers alike will find value and inspiration in this free two-hour writing seminar hosted by Alternative Bindings and the New Zealand Society of Authors. FRONT OF HOUSE AND MODEL 23, GREY LYNN The seminar features presentations on practical writing topics by Lisa Williams and Brendan Weir – followed by a writing exercise and feedback – and concludes with a Q&A session on general and LGBT writing issues. Lisa Williams has more than 25 years of writing experience in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres, including working as a freelance journalist. Her manuscript Death on a Cold Winter’s Night was shortlisted for the Richard Webster Popular Fiction Award and her novel Drifting at the Bottom of the World was a finalist for the Violet Quill Award for new voices in gay literature. Brendan Weir worked in various areas of the film and television industry for 15 years. He recently completed his Masters of Creative Writing at AUT where he was awarded the School of Language and Culture Postgraduate Award for academic achievement for his full-length screenplay, Tane’s War. Bring pen and paper, or a laptop – a printer will be available. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Tuesday 11 February, 5.30pm Whare Wānanga, Auckland Central City Library Free www.facebook.com/AlternativeBindings Jules van der Voorn STUDENT AND MODEL 24, MOUNT ROSKILL Enjoy a welcome glass of wine courtesy of Glengarry Wines, followed by the announcement of the winner of Express magazine’s The Written Word writing contest and a reading from the winning entry. WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? David Bowie meets dark rock. WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Then it’s stand-up reviewing with our sharp, witty, full-strength line-up of reviewers: Pride is about enjoying your achievements. Moira Clunie talking about Alison Bechdel, creator of the famed comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and the graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother? WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? Lula Cucchiara and Ash Mosen. Michael Giacon, an Auckland songwriter, performer, poet and educator whose writing features in Best Mates: Gay Writing in Aotearoa New Zealand. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Camp A Low Hum. Julie Helean, winner of the 2012 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award and author of The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box, GayNZ.com’s 2011 “New Zealand lesbian must-read of the year”. Craig Ranapia, freelance critic and cultural commentator who reviews for the New Zealand Listener and blogs at Public Address. Peter Wichman, literary historian and artist, and a three-time finalist in the Wallace Art Awards. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Tuesday 18 February, 5.30pm Auckland Central City Library Free Photograph: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz Alternative Bindings Poetry Meet Nick @ Red11 wears coat by Jarrad Godman, shorts by Kowtow. Jules @ Red11 wears leather pants from Steven Ball archive, suspenders from Search & Destroy. Share your favourite rainbow poems with your friends. A spoken presentation of a range of open-floor and prepared poetry by rainbow authors, followed by a discussion about the state of rainbow poetry within Aotearoa New Zealand, led by Christopher Dempsey and Michael Giacon. Hosted in the historic Leys Institute Library in St Marys Bay, this promises to be an intimate and uplifting evening, with refreshments and a supportive friendly environment in which you can share your own poetry. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Monday 10 February, 6.30pm Leys Institute Library Free www.facebook.com/AlternativeBindings 26 27
  16. 16. LIFESTYLE The Rainbow Tick Heroic Gardens Festival 2014 We spend a huge amount of our lives at work – but just how welcoming and safe are workplaces and organisations for Rainbow communities? And how can a business show it understands and welcomes us? The longstanding Heroic Gardens Festival is back in its 18th year, giving attendees exclusive access to some of Auckland’s most striking private gardens, all with a point of difference, while raising funds for Mercy Hospice Auckland. The Rainbow Tick Certification Programme is designed to address these issues. To be awarded the Rainbow Tick means an organisation has demonstrated it is a safe and welcoming place for our communities, whether as employees or customers. The Heroic Gardens Festival 2014 will open the gates to 21 must-see summer gardens from Titirangi in the west to Hunua in the south. Showcasing gay and lesbian-owned gardens, the festival has grown to include the gardens of other Mercy Hospice supporters. A truly diverse and inclusive work environment is directly linked to enhanced performance and strengthened brand reputation. When an organisation allows its employees to be themselves, they are more efficient, more productive and more loyal to the organisation. Proceeds from every ticket sold will support Mercy Hospice Auckland’s on-going work, providing essential services, free of charge, to patients and families facing lifelimiting illness. CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME LAUNCH The Rainbow Tick acts as a symbol to customers that this is an organisation that understands and welcomes them. Featuring Urzila Carlson, this is an invitation-only event, with a limited number of invitations available on application. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Monday 17 February, 5.30pm Sub Rosa, PwC Tower Free by invitation Email info@rainbowtick.co.nz (numbers limited) www.rainbowtick.co.nz SUPPORTING MERCY HOSPICE AUCKLAND Visit the website for more information, and to view garden locations and images. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 February, 10am-6pm 21 private gardens from Titirangi to Hunua $40 to access all gardens (both days), or $8 per garden www.heroicgardens.org.nz or 09 376 7573 Lahood Window Furnishings, The Women’s Bookshop, Unity Books, Time Out Books, Hair Mechanics, Mercy Hospice Shops, and garden centres across Auckland No access for children under 12, excepting babes in arms www.heroicgardens.co.nz Doggy Style THE AUCKLAND PRIDE DOG SHOW Let your pooch put its best paw forward in this fun afternoon out for all the whānau, both two and four legged. Make sure your furry companion is well-groomed as celebrity judges will be awarding prizes in various categories, including Best Dressed, Best Dog/Owner Look-a-like, Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Butch Dog, Best Femme Dog and Best in Show! Proudly supported by Barkley Manor, every competition entry includes a donation to the Auckland SPCA, who will be on site to assist. Bigger and better than last year, there will be spot prizes, stalls and fun for all. Sit down picnics not recommended. WHEN WHERE TICKETS 28 Saturday 15 February, 2pm Owairaka Domain, Summit Drive, Mount Albert (off leash field on southern side) $5 per dog entry in each category
  17. 17. Gal Stern UNITEC STUDENT AND AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL ASSISTANT 25, WATERVIEW WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR LOOK? 90s rave meets The L Word. WHAT DOES PRIDE MEAN TO YOU? Being whole. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN AUCKLAND? The opportunities to explore. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Love, re-discovery and happiness. Gal wears crop top, printed singlet and harness by Jimmy D, trousers by Company of Strangers. 31
  18. 18. SPORT & RECREATION SPORT & RECREATION Roller Derby Battle for Pride PIRATE CITY ROLLERS Photograph: Jody Murray The roller derby community has a long history of queer celebration and support, and the Pirate City Rollers, Auckland’s premiere league, are proud to host a charity match for Rainbow Youth. Auckland Cycle Pride Team Auckland Masters Swimmers (TAMS) will be hosting the 3rd TAMS/DSW swim meet to coincide with the opening weekend of the Auckland Pride Festival. All swimmers, spectators and volunteers are welcome. Ride out to the LYC Big Gay Out, from Auckland Museum to Coyle Park, with a pit stop at Garnet Station along the way. AUCKLAND VS. WELLINGTON This fun open event will be run in the indoor short-course 25m pool at Mt Roskill’s Cameron Pool. While events will be timed, it is a non-sanctioned meet with races across a mixture of strokes ranging from 25-100m. Racing starts 2.30pm, with spot prizes awarded throughout the afternoon. The last event will be a team relay for the TAMS Cup. In the morning, join the TAMS team and friends for a free ocean swim off Takapuna Beach. Meet at 8am for a nice easy swim around the buoys, followed by brunch. In the evening, there’ll be an optional dinner at a central city restaurant from 7.30pm. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 8 February, 2-6pm Cameron Pool Before 1 February $25, After 1 February $30 Email Damien Strogen to register dmstrogen@hotmail.com R18 RIDE TO THE LYC BIG GAY OUT Starting from the Auckland Museum steps, this leisurely bike ride will take in Karangahape Road, Ponsonby Road, Jervois Road and Cox’s Bay, with a refreshing pause at Garnet Station in Westmere, before continuing on to Coyle Park in Point Chevalier. This is a fun, healthy, environmentally-friendly, colourful and family-friendly event for members of the Rainbow Community, their friends and allies. We travel under a ‘no rider left behind’ policy. Decorate your own bike in a rainbow theme, or hire a bike and helmet for the day. Check the Cycle Pride Auckland Facebook page for route maps and more details. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Sunday 9 February, 11am Meet in front of Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain Free www.facebook.com/cycleprideakl LOVE ALL The Pride Tennis Tournament is back on Valentine’s Day! Bring your racket and a sense of fun. The tournament’s aim is to create a schedule of play for all levels, with 20-minute doubles matches in a round-robin format. No partners are required, as you will be teamed up with players of approximately equal ability for each match. Play will start at 6pm, with spot prizes throughout the tournament, plus the presentation of the Pride Tennis Trophy to the overall winner in a 9pm prize-giving. The West End Lawn Tennis Club, established in 1932, is one of Auckland’s largest tennis clubs and has a long history of supporting the Rainbow Community. Food and drink will be available. Socialise and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the club, whether playing or watching. WHEN WHERE TICKETS 32 Friday 14 February, 6pm-9pm West End Tennis Club $20 per player, free for spectators Email Jenni Wickes to register Jenni.wickes@icloud.com Vagine Regime is comprised of a stellar group of skaters from throughout the country – including Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Palmerston North – and they’re ready to take on the Pirates. Fairy Flotilla Attention all boaties! Join the Fairy Flotilla as it returns to party dockside in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. So head to the YMCA on Pitt Street prior to 7pm to cheer on the ladies in this fantastic charity game in support of Rainbow Youth. This event is all ages, with a restricted R18 area for those wanting alcoholic refreshments. Launched during Pride 2013, the Fairy Flotilla has become Auckland’s LGBT boating enthusiast group. Anyone who has a seaworthy vessel – such as a yacht, launch, runabout, tinny or jet ski – can join in and fly the rainbow flag to identify as part of the flotilla. WHEN WHERE TICKETS The Fairy Flotilla will rendezvous in Viaduct Harbour at 5.30pm to party afloat and enjoy a potluck barbeque picnic. There is no fee to attend or tie up for the dockside party, and boats wishing to stay overnight can do so for a reduced marina fee. BOOK This is a great chance to meet your fellow LGBT boaties. Invite your friends, bring food and drinks, fly the rainbow flag – and we’ll see you on the water or on the dock! WHEN WHERE TICKETS Thursday 13 February, 5.30pm Viaduct Harbour Marina Free Email Gresham Bradley to register gresham@e-cast.co.nz Saturday 15 February, 6pm YMCA Auckland City Presales $15, Door $20, Youth (under 12) $5, Children (under 5) free www.undertheradar.co.nz Front row seats are R18 as a roller derby player may land on you through normal gameplay! www.facebook.com/piratecityrollers Registration to enter Viaduct Harbour and tie up to designated marina docks is required. Precise location and mooring position directions will be provided. BOOK www.facebook.com/groups/fairyflotilla www.facebook.com/tamsnewzealand Pride Tennis Tournament The Pirates will take on Vagine Regime Aotearoa, New Zealand’s team of elite LGBT skaters who are participating in this year’s Battle on the Bent Track, an international queer roller derby event in Australia. Photograph: James Yang TAMS Cup Swim The Pirate City Rollers returned from last year’s national championship undefeated to claim the title of best league in the country. Women’s Self Defence Workshop and Seminar Labrys Women’s Softball Tournament 2014 The best fight is the one you don’t have. Teams of all skill levels will compete for prizes at the Metro Softball Club in this annual social softball tournament for lesbians, women and friends. Barely a day goes by without news of women being subject to assault by a partner, a family member or a stranger. Many of these situations are avoidable and learning the skills of self defence is never a bad idea. This workshop and seminar will teach you skills and techniques for keeping yourself safe – and is great for confidence and self-awareness. Hosted by Auckland’s Goju Ryu Okinawa Kan Karate Club and taught by two highly skilled 4th Dan Black Belt women, this workshop and seminar will enhance your ability to look after yourself in potentially dangerous situations – and will give you skills that will help you to avoid them altogether. Places limited to 25 women. No prior knowledge required. Loose clothing should be worn. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 15 February, 1pm AUT City Campus Adult $20 Email Cushla Matheson to register cushla.matheson@gmail.com Back in 1998, two groups of New Zealand lesbian softballers, Auckland’s Maidenz and Wellington’s Amazons, joined forces to take a team to the Gay Games in Amsterdam – narrowly missing out on a bronze medal by one run. Close bonds were forged between the two teams and they created the annual Labrys Women’s Softball Tournament to celebrate New Zealand’s lesbian softballers. Last year’s tournament during the Auckland Pride Festival saw five teams participating from different sporting codes. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Sunday 16 February, games start at 10am, final at 5pm Metro Softball Club $150 per team Email Mitch Leathem to register mitchleathem@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/labrys2014 33
  19. 19. LYC BEAR NEW ZEALAND WEEK LYC BEAR NEW ZEALAND WEEK Wet Fur Bears On Screen – RoboCop Tri-Nations 2014 Later, our friends at Centurian Sauna will be throwing open their doors to Bear New Zealand Week for an evening of cruising and sweaty fun. For this popular mid-week movie night, Bear New Zealand has booked an entire cinema at Event Cinemas Queen Street to see the rebooted RoboCop movie. Cum along for a little extra meat and greet, with steamy sounds from DJ Vitamin K and free pizza from 9pm. In 2028 Detroit, when good cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. Crime has a new enemy. The annual Tri-Nations party has established itself as one of the biggest gay dance events of the year. The 2014 event is promising to be huge, with three incredible DJs from around the world converging on Karangahape Road for the ultimate end to Bear New Zealand Week! WHERE TICKETS Monday 10 February, 8pm Centurian Sauna Door $23 with Bear New Zealand Pass R18 – nudity WHEN WHERE Day Trip – Go West, Get Wet! This year’s excellent adventure focuses on the pleasures of West Auckland. Pack a towel, swimsuit and plenty of sunscreen. The coach departs from Urge Bar at 8.30am. First stop is Muriwai Beach, where gannets gather on cliffs overlooking the black sand beach. Next we spend an afternoon splashing around in the natural geothermal wonder that is Parakai Springs – soaking, sliding and enjoying a picnic lunch. Bear Drag Race It’s the event that stops traffic! LYC Bear New Zealand Week 2014 Hosted by the Bear New Zealand group and Love Your Condom, the 5th annual Bear New Zealand Week is set to be a huge week full of fun, mayhem and partying! Tickets are on sale now at the official Bear New Zealand website: www.bearnewzealand.co.nz The evening begins at Legend Bar, where volunteer bear runners find some courage and then dress up in drag. Hilarity ensues as they race down Karangahape Road to Caluzzi Cabaret. Perhaps the most talked about event of Bear New Zealand Week, the Bear Drag Race is free for spectators and competitors – and there’s even a prize for the winner! WHEN WHERE TICKETS Bear Week Registration Early registrations commence in the Bear New Zealand tent at the LYC Big Gay Out from midday. Besides relaxing and enjoying the entertainment on offer, it’s also an opportunity to meet up with your fellow Bear Week participants, collect your registration packs, and purchase a Bear New Zealand 2014 t-shirt. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Sunday 9 February, midday-7pm Bear New Zealand Tent, Coyle Park Free Tuesday 11 February, 5pm Legend Bar & Club Free Urge Bear Divas Following the Bear Drag Race, the award-winning Caluzzi crew will be providing a sumptuous meal. Then an evening of hairy fabulosity awaits, as a brand new troupe of Urge Bear Divas perform for one night only! An unforgettable night for anyone who has witnessed it (and probably required weeks of counseling)! WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Tuesday 11 February, 7.30pm Caluzzi Cabaret Dinner and show $65 www.bearnewzealand.co.nz R18 – licensed venue Our final stop is the Hallertau microbrewery in Riverhead, where we’ll get an informative tour from the brewmaster and taste some of New Zealand’s finest craft beer with our afternoon snack. Then its back to Auckland for a disco nap! WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Wednesday 12 February, meet 8.30am at Urge Bar Muriwai Beach, Parakai Springs and Hallertau Brewery Adult $90, includes admission to Parakai Springs, Hallertau tour and picnic lunch www.bearnewzealand.co.nz R18 – licensed venue TICKETS BOOK Kam Shafaati (Australia) has performed at major global dance events, including Mardi Gras, Burning Man, Folsom Street Fair, Tropical Fruits, Inquisition, Bearracuda, Extra Dirty, Bear Pride, BearNation, White Wolf and FUR. Thursday 13 February, 8pm Event Cinemas Queen Street Adult $18, includes free popcorn www.bearnewzealand.co.nz Photograph: gayexpress.co.nz WHEN Day Trip – Auckland Museum The Auckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand’s top three heritage libraries. Bear New Zealand day-trippers will meet at Auckland Museum at 10am for an interesting and informative wander around the Museum’s pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Friday 14 February, 10am Auckland Museum Free for Aucklanders with proof of residence, $25 for overseas visitors Mr Urge New Zealand Bear 2014 The hunt is on to find New Zealand’s official entrant into Mr Australasia Bear 2014. The competition was fierce last year – and this year we expect more of the same! The contest is open to all current New Zealand residents. The winner will be crowned Mr Urge NZ Bear 2014 and will compete at Southern HiBEARnation in Melbourne during June. If you’re keen to enter, email: urgebar@gmail.com WHEN WHERE TICKETS Friday 14 February, 9pm Urge Bar Free R18 – licensed venue Vinny Vero (USA) is a New York-based songwriter, producer and DJ who has built a fearsome reputation off the back of gigs in New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney and Stockholm. A talented and well-loved Aussie import, Mauri has been spinning at Urge Bar for over 15 years and is one of the most respected DJs in the country. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 15 February, 10pm-4am Legend Bar & Club Adult $25 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 Marcello’s Caffé and Urge Bar R18 – licensed venue Closing BBQ The Closing BBQ is a great way to relax and enjoy some kiwi hospitality after a long week of fun. The BBQ will be held at a fab new venue this year, with the location in your ticket pack. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Sunday 16 February, 3pm Private address Adult $10 www.bearnewzealand.co.nz UnderBear Party Urge Bar hosts a special mid-week jocks party to welcome visitors from around the world to Bear New Zealand Week. With music from resident DJs, the undies events are perhaps the most famous of all nights at Urge! First in, best undressed. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Wednesday 12 February, 9pm Urge Bar Door $10 R18 – licensed venue Meet & Greet Come and meet your fellow bears as we officially launch LYC Bear New Zealand Week 2014. The Meet & Greet is also a chance to pick up your ticket packs and t-shirts, if you didn’t make it to the LYC Big Gay Out. WHEN WHERE TICKETS 34 Monday 10 February, 5pm-8pm Marcello’s Caffé Free 35
  20. 20. PARTY & SOCIAL PARTY & SOCIAL Staircase Reunion 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Photograph: queerporntv.com Join us as we pay tribute to the infamous Staircase Bar & Club, with a reunion and revival party celebrating the golden era of Auckland gay nightlife. LICK Auckland Kiwifist 3 Rough House LICK is an internationally renowned party night for girls-who-love-girls. Two events catering to gay and bi men with a passion for arse play. For inexperienced or experienced men, hosted by international fisting video star Kiwimuzza. Rough House is a cruise/kink-friendly space for queer people of all genders. Hosted in six cities around the world, LICK Auckland returns to the million-dollar venue, Libertine, bringing with it the best female DJs from both Australia and New Zealand. Rub shoulders with Auckland’s finest women and dance the night away to a mixture of hip hop and house from Melbourne’s DJ Cookie and Auckland DJ favourites Darnell Adams and Marjorie Sinclair. LICK is your girl-on-girl playground. WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 8 February, 10pm-3am Libertine Door $10 before 11pm, $15 after 11pm R18 – licensed venue www.lickentertainment.com www.facebook.com/groups/licknewzealand BENT OVER THE RAINBOW This special Bent Over the Rainbow edition celebrates the rainbow of variation that is queer sexuality and provides a debaucherous labyrinth for queer people who want a bit of sleaze this Pride! The Kiwifist 3 Forum and social gathering is an opportunity to receive advice and information from a highly-qualified medic and assficionado. To help demonstrate the physiology of the arse, a live model will be anatomically painted to illustrate the internal workings of your favourite play area! Mix and match stickers at the Sticker Station to wear your intentions on your sleeve. Meet and beat with old friends, hook up with new people, watch queer porn in the TV room, or skulk around the glorious maze of shadows and indulge your inner voyeur. The Kiwifist 3 Play Party starts at 3pm and goes as late as you want to take it – with seven slings, two playrooms, touch-up douche facilities, and free condoms and gloves. BYO lubes and toys, or purchase on the premises. KIWFIST 3 FORUM WHEN Wednesday 12 February, 7pm WHERE Lateshift TICKETS Door $20 R16 – contains nudity and intense sexual activity KIWIFIST 3 PLAY PARTY WHEN Saturday 15 February, 3pm WHERE Lateshift TICKETS Door $30 R16 – contains nudity and intense sexual activity Opening its doors long before law reform, the Staircase spanned three venues, first on Fort Street, then on Albert Street, and finally on Karangahape Road. This reunion gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution that owners Dennis O’Brien and Stuart Buckley have made to our community. Taking over both levels of Legend Bar & Club, we will be recreating the infamous Piano Bar downstairs and the popular Staircase Nightclub upstairs. Proudly supported by Sky’s Rialto Channel, the reunion will be hosted by Bertha, Buckwheat and Tess Tickle, who’ll be joined by original Staircase DJs Alex Taylor, Bevan Keys, James Leuii, Stephen Green, and of course, Tony Young! The downstairs Piano Bar will open at 8pm, offering an opportunity to reminisce with Stuart and Dennis to a live piano accompaniment. The upstairs Staircase Nightclub opens at 10pm, with shows at 11pm, midnight and 1am – plus a shameful dance-of-the-desperados show at 3am for those still standing! If you survived the Staircase, you do not want to miss this special reunion event – one last dance to rekindle the love and honour a venue that meant so much to all of us. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Saturday 8 February, 8pm-3am Legend Bar & Club Adult $35, Concession/Senior $25, Door $40 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 R18 – licensed venue Equipment and general facilities include a cross, two slings, an angled bondage wall, bondage rack, restraints on chains in the hallway, private rooms with beds, glory holes, a cast iron bath and showers. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK Friday 14 February, 8pm-2am Basement Adult $20 www.basementnz.com or 09 3022250 R18 – possible BDSM play and sex Photograph: gayexpress.co.nz Photograph: gayexpress.co.nz www.lateshift.co.nz Aquarius Sunday Club Mother vs. Daughter Drag Comp PiG Pride Three special editions of the long-running Aquarius Sunday Club, hosted by Wazza and Uncle Bill. Hosted by the inimitable Miss Ribena, drag mothers and daughters battle it out for the rainbow tiara! A special PiG Pride event for gay and bi men who enjoy the darker, heavier side to sex. Enjoy a free summer barbeque and sausage sizzle, meat raffles and giveaways, drink specials and a topless male waiter! Mother and daughter contestants will be assessed by celebrity judges in categories including eveningwear, question and answer, and show — with champagne, flowers, sashes and cash up for grabs. International visitors, including Master Sam and FFister T from Australia, are already booked – so get here and get piggy! Or come and watch others doing it! Followed by Kamp Karaoke from 8pm, with your host Macy Gay. Blow a tune and sing like a star! WHEN WHERE TICKETS Sunday 9, 16 and 23 February, 6pm Saloon Bar Free R18 – licensed venue www.facebook.com/FamilyBar Get your rainbow heels on and head to Ponsonby Road! WHEN WHERE TICKETS Saturday 15 February, 9pm Poof Bar Free R18 – licensed venue www.facebook.com/PoofonPonsonby Equipment and facilities include a cross, two slings, bondage walls and racks, chain-restraints, private rooms with beds, glory holes, a cast iron bath, two showers, a urinal and a toilet, plus dirty porn movies on screen and a dark grope room. A private event with no dress code for those who like a bit of sleaze. WHEN WHERE TICKETS BOOK 36 Friday 21 February, 8pm-2am Basement Adult $20 www.basementnz.com or 09 3022250 R18 – sex and pornography 37
  21. 21. Photograph: Anthony Lycett for Self Styled London PROUD PARTY PROUD Last year’s PROUD was Auckland’s biggest LGBTIQ party in over a decade – and PROUD 2014 will be even bigger, bolder and better, with an international cast of party superstars flying in from Sydney and London! Floating high above the outdoor courtyards, the two bars with the biggest decks in town, La Zeppa and Tom Tom, will play host to top local DJs including Dick Johnson, Marjorie Sinclair, Zeisha Fremaux, James Leuii and Mauri. Immediately after the Auckland Pride Parade 2014, PROUD will throw open the gates to the historic Victoria Park Market complex, with internal staircases accessing five amazing dance floors and stunning new outdoor and indoor spaces for you to explore! And deep down in the basement, we’ve discovered a brand new dark and industrial space where DJs Greg Churchill, Donald Bennett and Mana Tai will be hitting it hard, fast and heavy until dawn! Meow! Back by popular demand, Sydney supernova DJ Kitty Glitter brings her unique style and uplifting energy to the open-air Victoria Park Market Courtyard, with support from local heartbreaker Karn Hall. The official closing celebration of the Auckland Pride Festival, PROUD is going to be the biggest LGBTIQ party of 2014! Do not miss out! This is Victoria Park like you have never seen it – and queer partying on a legendary scale! Queer and Now! London’s coolest underground club, Vogue Fabrics is coming to Auckland for one night only. DJ Tranny Dad and The Duchess of Pork will take over the new Pohutukawa Courtyard for an evening of demented disco, perverted performance and trampolining transvestites! WHEN The Vogue Fabrics DJs will be bringing a global circus of genderfuck superfreaks along for the ride, including the outrageously long-legged Sydney style icon Apocalypstik, plus our own inimitable Cindy of Samoa. Experience three spectacular stage shows under the historic Victoria Park chimney starring beautifully deviant erotic burlesque troupe In Flagrante, Mika featuring Hannah Martin and Zakk d’Larte, plus the fabulous Kita Mean and the K Holes! WHERE TICKETS Saturday 22 February, 9pm-5am (first show at 10.30pm) Victoria Park Market (including La Zeppa and Tom Tom) Presales $50, Door $60 www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 Poof Bar, The Women’s Bookshop, Marcello’s Caffé, Urge Bar, Real Groovy and Conch Records R18 – licensed venue www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz www.Facebook.com/AkldPrideFest 39
  22. 22. TICKETING & VENUE MAPS PRIDE PLANNER Event Ticketing Information Page Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Auckland Pride Gala Q Theatre 5 LYC Big Gay Out Coyle Park 7 Auckland Pride Parade Ponsonby Road 20 7pm Proud Party Victoria Park Market 39 9pm Mika’s Aroha Mardi Gras Legend Bar & Club 8 Legacy Project The Basement Theatre 8 7pm One Night Only The Bluestone Room 8 7pm Purple Rainbow The Basement Theatre 9 9pm Teen Faggots Come To Life The Basement Studio 9 Lashings of Whipped Cream The Basement Studio 9 Riding in Cars with…Boys The Basement Car Park 9 Songs for Guy TAPAC 10 Mumbai Monologues TAPAC 10 Sun 23 MAIN EVENTS Tickets to Auckland Pride Festival events are sold by a variety of ticketing agents, each with differing booking fees and ticket processing charges. Prices for events listed in this programme are exclusive of these charges. When tickets are booked in person, by phone, mail or internet, an additional cost may be incurred and will vary from a per-transaction charge to a per-ticket charge depending on which agent is selling the tickets. 8pm 12pm THEATRE & CABARET Venue Map Legend 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Venue 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 Massey University Albany Campus – 6 Bass Road, Albany Falls Park – Alderman Drive, Henderson Corban Estate Arts Centre – 426 Great North Road, Henderson Charlotte Museum – 8a Bentinck Street, New Lynn Coyle Park – Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier Unitec Mt Albert Campus – 1 Carrington Road, Mount Albert Metro Softball Club – Phyllis Reserve, Phyllis Street, Mt Albert Owairaka Domain – Summit Drive, Mt Albert Cameron Pool – 53 Arundel Street, Mt Roskill TAPAC – 100 Motions Road, Western Springs West End Tennis Club – 2 Fife Street, Westmere Poof Bar – 212 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Leys Institute Library – 20 St Marys Road, St Marys Bay Western Park – 5-7 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Whitespace – 12 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn Lateshift – 25 Dundonald Street, Newton Auckland Museum – Auckland Domain, Parnell Okahu Bay – Tamaki Drive, Orakei Raye Freedman Library – 788 Remuera Road, Remuera AUT South Campus – 640 Great South Road, Manukau New Zealand AIDS Foundation – 35 Hargreaves Street, St Marys Bay Marcello’s Caffé – 28 College Hill, Freemans Bay Libertine – 37 Drake Street, Auckland City Victoria Park Market – 210-218 Victoria Street West, Auckland City Silo Park – cnr. Jellicoe and Beaumont Streets, Wynyard Quarter Viaduct Harbour Marina – Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland City Sub Rosa – PwC Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland City Queens Wharf – 99 Quay Street, Auckland City Tabac – 6 Mills Lane, Auckland City The Bluestone Room – 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland City Aotea Centre – 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City The Basement Theatre – Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland City Q Theatre – 305 Queen Street, Auckland City Event Cinemas – 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland City Auckland Central City Library – 46 Lorne Street, Auckland City Academy Cinemas – 44 Lorne Street, Auckland City Auckland Art Gallery – cnr. Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland City AUT City Campus – 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland City Artstation – 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Urge Bar – 490 Karangahape Road, Newton Caluzzi Cabaret – 461 Karangahape Road, Newton Legend Bar & Club – 373 Karangahape Road, Newton Rainbow Youth Centre – 281 Karangahape Road, Newton Centurian Sauna – 18 Beresford Square, Newton Family Bar & Saloon Bar – 270 Karangahape Road, Newton YMCA Auckland City – 149 Greys Ave, Auckland City Pitt Street Methodist Church – 78 Pitt Street, Newton St Kevins Arcade – 179-183 Karangahape Road, Newton Basement – 12 Canada Street, Newton 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 9pm 9pm 9pm 9pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 9pm 9pm 9pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 4pm 8pm 9pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 6.30pm 9pm 8pm 7pm Queen TAPAC 10 Pam Ann ASB Theatre 11 Charlotte Yates Tabac 13 Mixtape Sessions St Kevins Arcade 13 GALS Celebrates with Pride Auckland Art Gallery 13 Falls Park 13 Pitt Street Church 17 Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Artstation 17 Anatomy Is Not Destiny TBC, K’ Road 17 And Then She Said… Whitespace 17 Everything and Everyone St Kevins Arcade 17 Queens Wharf Drawing Club Queens Wharf 17 Silo Cinema – Some Like It Hot Silo Park 18 The Rocky Horror Picture Show various 18 8pm MUSIC 8pm 7pm VISUAL ARTS 10am 10am 10am 10am 10am 11am 11am 11am 10am 10am 10am 11am 10am 10am 10am 10am 11am 4pm 6pm FILM 9pm 7pm Blue is the Warmest Colour Academy Cinemas 18 Dallas Buyers Club Academy Cinemas 18 NXT:14 Youth Conference Unitec Mt Albert Campus 22 9am 9am Rainbow Youth Picnic Series various 22 5pm 3pm Queer and Trans Clothing Swap Rainbow Youth Centre 22 Lesbian Heritage Walk Ponsonby/Collingwood St 25 The Great Akld Pride Debate Auckland Museum 25 Rainbow Asian Youth Dialogue Rainbow Youth Centre 25 Male Sexualities NZ AIDS Foundation 25 Female Sexualities Charlotte Museum 25 Writing Seminar Auckland City Library 26 Alternative Bindings Poetry Leys Institute Library 26 Review Revue Auckland City Library 26 Aroha Dawn Ceremony Okahu Bay 5 Doggy Style Owairaka Domain 28 The Rainbow Tick Sub Rosa, PwC Tower 28 Heroic Gardens Festival 2014 various 28 TAMS Cup Swim Cameron Pool 32 Fairy Flotilla Viaduct Harbour Marina 32 Women’s Self Defence Seminar AUT City Campus 32 Labrys Women’s Softball 2014 Metro Softball Club 32 Auckland Cycle Pride Auckland Museum 32 Pride Tennis Tournament West End Tennis Club 32 Roller Derby Battle for Pride GREATER AUCKLAND MAP 7pm 4pm No Fruit Without Labour 8pm 2pm Heroes Out West 8pm YMCA Auckland City 33 7.30pm 7.30pm YOUTH 1 13 11 2 NO 3 RTH WE 5 STE R NM 12 MAP 1 18 14 17 16 OTO R N WA Y O RT H 6 7 8 6pm 5pm 1pm DISCUSSION & DEBATE MAP 2 15 10 9am ER N M 3pm 7.30pm 7pm 5pm 5pm LITERATURE O TO 19 RW AY 5.30pm 6.30pm 5.30pm LIFESTYLE 4 SO HE RN 2pm 5.30pm 10am WA Y MAP 2 NEWTON PITT ST 25 2pm 5.30pm 1pm 10am 11am 6pm 6pm LYC BEAR NEW ZEALAND WEEK 46 Y WA 32 35 M AY O R A L ON BY R 39 D DR 38 8.30am 34 9pm Event Cinemas Queen St 35 Auckland Museum 35 10am Urge Bar 35 9pm Legend Bar & Club 35 Private address 35 Pride Opening Night Party Family Bar 5 LICK Auckland Libertine 36 Kiwifi st 3 Lateshift 36 Rough House Basement 36 Aquarius Sunday Club Saloon Bar 36 Mother v. Daughter Drag Comp Poof Bar 36 PiG Pride Basement 36 Legend Bar & Club 37 8pm 10pm 3pm PARTY & SOCIAL ST NS 34 Urge Bar Closing BBQ 49 ER 33 36 E R TO MO 40 31 37 IV RN 34 40 various Tri-Nations 2014 U PP HE RT PO 7.30pm Mr Urge New Zealand Bear EEN QU E YS T 34 Day Trip – Auckland Museum 45 QU EN S T ST E RT ALB B SO HO NO SLE RD Y WA LLE KAR A GAH TOR MO 22 WE 41 PE AN ERN 24 23 30 42 48 5pm Caluzzi Cabaret Bears On Screen – RoboCop 43 UTH VICTO T R IA S 29 ST 34 Day Trip – Go West, Get Wet! 47 8pm Legend Bar & Club UnderBear Party 44 5pm 34 Urge Bear Divas SO NS T B EA CH 34 Centurian Sauna Bear Drag Race QUA Y ST 27 Marcello’s Caffé Wet Fur 28 26 21 Meet & Greet Staircase Reunion WYNYARD QUARTER 10am Sport & Recreation MO TO R 20 9 MAP 1 CENTRAL CITY UT 6am 10pm 10pm 7pm 3pm 8pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 9pm 8pm 8pm 41

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