in Auckland Biggest Pride Event Celebrating the LGBTQI+ Community Held at Coyle Park on Sunday, attendees, including Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, declared it a “wonderful” day.
Sunday’s celebration was the first since 2021 after Omicron over a spanner while working on the 2022 event.
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The event was sponsored by the Barnett Foundation Aotearoa and was chaired by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Joe Rich. I want to enjoy the original “family atmosphere” of the event.
“For many young queer people, the Big Gay Out is often this kind of event that they’ve never been to before, and it’s pretty special to watch,” Rich said.
One of the first to attend was the new prime minister, who said there was an “incredible atmosphere” at Coyle Park.
“Very positive and An opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate Who are they?” Hipkins said.
When asked about the recent outcry about the drag queen storyline, Hipkins said, “I’m not worried.” Drag queen reading to children.
Waiata was sung in remembrance New Zealand’s first transgender politician, Georgina Bayer, dies 65 years old last week.
First Big Gay Outa small stage was set up for performances by local bands and drag queens, and as the sizzling smell of sausage wafted through the air, participants played games such as “toss the handbag” and tug-of-war, and raced in stilettos. I did
Kevin Dansis, better known for his drug persona Outrageous Miss Ribena, The event’s host, he said, “had no idea” that years later it would take off and draw crowds of thousands.
“It’s quite different now,” said Dancieth
“There are much bigger acts and lots of food stalls. It’s amazing to see what it’s turned into, but I love the ‘set up deckchairs’, picnic atmosphere it used to have.” There was
Up to 15,000 people were expected to attend Sunday’s celebration, a significant increase from 22 years ago.
The event continues through Sunday evening and ends at 7pm.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300828230/a-wonderful-day-good-vibes-all-round-at-big-gay-out.html ‘Great day’: Good vibes everywhere at The Big Gay Out