Article Title:Big Gay Out: Politics and poofs mix bigtime
Category:Events
Author or Credit:Chris Banks
Published on:13th February 2006 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
NDHA link:http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/ArcAggregator/arcView/frameView/IE620756/http://www.gaynz.com/articles/publish/21/article_1118.php (link untested and may not work)
Note that the National Library of New Zealand (NDHA) website uses both cookies and frames. The first time you click on a link it may take you to the front page of gaynz.com. Close the window and try again (this is because the NDHA website uses cookies and you cannot access an indiviual page without visiting the front page first)
Story ID:1118
Text:It's perhaps a sign of our times that the true rivalry at this year's Big Gay Out, part of Auckland's Hero Festival 2006, wasn't between religion and rationality, but between the political left and right. When I first spoke to Labour MP Chris Carter, not long after his arrival, he said he didn't have too many comments to make, because the day was all about having fun and relaxing. Miss K, Don Brash and visually by Buckwheat's enormous blue 70s Elton John spectacles. It's at times like this you realise that whoever put "fun" into the word "fundamentalist" was a master of irony, and that the first person to coin the word "gay" in a fruity context knew exactly what they were doing. Chris Banks - 13th February 2006    
Disclaimer:This page displays a version of the GayNZ.com article with all formatting and images removed. It was harvested automatically and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly: access this content at your own risk. A copy of the full article is available (off-line) at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. This online version is provided for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us
Reproduction note:Just before GayNZ.com closed in May 2017, the website owners wrote this article about reproducing content from the website: "our work has always been available for glbti people to use and all we ask is that you not plagiarise it... if you use it anywhere please attribute it to GayNZ.com and where there is an authors name attached please acknowledge that writer."