Article Title:Why we love the Big Gay Out!
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Published on:8th February 2011 - 05:59 pm
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Story ID:9895
Text:Phloss Candy, burlesque princess and lesbian about town "I love BGO because it's a day I can catch up with lots of people I haven't seen in ages, and it's nice to have a chat. Something that's not always possible or easy to do if you run into each other in town. It's always nice to chill out in the sun with great people and entertainment..."   Kevin Hague, Green MP "I love BGO because it is the single biggest and most visible manifestation of our communities, and I think proud visibility is just the most important thing. Everyone – including the straight community but, more importantly, including young queer folk who are not out yet – get to see us being proud of who we are, having fun, claiming public space and showcasing our amazing diversity."     Alan Granville, Urge Co-owner and Bear Week planner "Well when else are you going to get over 10,000 GLBT, their friends and pets gathered in a park? The event has an unrivalled feeling of community spirit and best of all it's just a great day to people-watch."     Ann Speir, doco maker and funny girl "I love BGO because it has grown so much since the first one and yet retained its sense of community and friendliness to now be the largest community event we have. - 8th February 2011    
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