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Wednesday 01 March 2017


 The Pride Parade Experience
Posted in: Events  27th February 2017
With the roar of Dykes on Bikes and the cutting of rainbow ribbons the 2017 Auckland Pride Parade made its way down Ponsonby Road in a riot of colour, noise and sexualities... our reporters were there!


 Ak Pride: West of Eden premiere
Posted in: Movies  24th February 2017
Tom is a quiet country pakeha kid, Billy is Maori, from the big city where his life has been going off the rails. Their love affair, in 1960s rural NZ is forbidden.


 Same Same: Difficult family relationships
Posted in: Books  23rd February 2017
Justine Sachs attends a session at her very first Same Same but Different writing festival, part of Auckland Pride, and comes away reeling and aching for more.


 Review: Pardon me Alan Turing
Posted in: Entertainment  22nd February 2017
Pardon Me Alan Turing is not only about Turing and Wilde, but the experiences of thousands of men who have been granted a pardon for a historic homosexual conviction.


 Review: The Ak Pride Festival Great Debate
Posted in: Performance  21st February 2017
Laughter, adult language, dubious claims, conflict, drama and therapy-level sharing all add up to Best (Ak Pride Great) Debate Ever!


 Ak Pride: Aroha’17 NYC House Party
Posted in: Events  21st February 2017
Meet GypjaQ, an “upbeat, aggressive, unapologetic and above-all queer and black” cyber soul performer who's headlining at tomorrow night's Aroha’17 NYC House Party


 Ak Pride: Pardon Me Alan Turing
Posted in: Performance  20th February 2017
Is quashing the convictions of some men previously convicted of having gay sex really going to undo the accumulated effects of decades of being a convicted criminal? A play for Ak Pride explores at the subject.


 Review: NZ Bear Week Comedy Night
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2017
Peacocking, dic pics, daddy issues and more were given the full comedy treatment last evening in a "brilliant" Bear Comedy Night.


 Ak Pride: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Posted in: Books  17th February 2017
"No one else was writing about or for Maori girls like me, so I had to make words to explain that world for myself. And most of all, for others."


 Review: Legacy Project 4
Posted in: Performance  16th February 2017
Six short plays written and directed by an eclectic mix of queer artists showcase a dazzling display of local talent.


 Review: Femslick
Posted in: Performance  15th February 2017
Artist Akashi Fisiinaua’s latest show, Femslick, is a sensual composition of political statements turned into dance and performance.


 Review: Loud and Queer
Posted in: Entertainment  15th February 2017
Yes they are young, yes they bold and what you soon learn is they certainly know how to deliver a brilliantly executed and articulate theatre show.


 Review: Hot Brown Honey
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2017
Like a Pacific nuclear test Hot Brown Honey detonated stereotypes and vapourised culturally-enforced limitations on women's lives. But as an Auckland Pride event one aspect was troubling...


 The Auckland Pride Festival Grab Bag
Posted in: Entertainment  14th February 2017
With such a mixed bag of events at Ak Pride, we bring you a grab-bag of sorts - a run-down of a few of the events that may have got lost in the noise but are worth checking out!


 Ak Pride: Wild and silly bear comedy night
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2017
The Bear Comedy Show, a staple of LYC Bear New Zealand Week and Auckland Pride, returns to The Classic Thursday night in Queen Street with Neil Thornton and Eli Matthewson heading the line-up.