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Capital school bows to pressure from Gay Fair supporters

Thu 31 Oct 2002 In: New Zealand Daily News

Wellington's Gay and Lesbian Fair will return to Newtown School Hall and grounds after being denied hall use by the school. Fair spokesperson Peter Gordon says many community groups were recently denied use of the hall by a temporary headmaster, but the school board seems to have changed the school policy and will allow the Fair to use its facilities. “We were able to swing the deal with the support of local MPs and city councilors, lots of phone calls and letters... some of the more vocal ones were planning a protest outside the school, with lots of flag waving and noise,“ he says. Gordon says the Fair organisers are grateful for the support they received “and we look forward to a great 15 March Fair, especially in that it is our 18th Fair, our coming of age!"    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Thursday, 31st October 2002 - 12:00pm

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