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Colourful Hamilton Pride events revealed

Tue 14 Aug 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

The programme has been revealed for next month’s Hamilton Pride, and is packed with everything from a rainbow Zumba and line dancing display in Garden Place to a Louisa Wall-led discussion on marriage equality. Hamilton Pride begins on Saturday 15 September with an event at Browsers Bookshop on Victoria St, where Mate and Lovers author Chris Brickell will talk about his new book Manly Affections. Labour MP Louisa Wall will then officially launch the festival, then stick around to discuss her marriage equality bill, which is about to go before Parliament. The opening Pride party will be held at Shine Nightclub that night. It will be a packed day, with Hellmilton Roller Ghouls inviting pride-goers to Roller-Tron, a roller disco at the Melville Skatepark at 2PM. “This will be an afternoon for queer family, youth and everyone who wants to show off their awesome moves,” says Hamilton Pride committee spokesman Stefan Mutter. “It will be full of gay anthems and an array of sweet sounds with appearances from Hamilton's own Derby girls the Hellmilton Roller Ghouls.” The team that has been busily preparing Hamilton Pride On Friday 21 September all and sundry are invited to dress up in their favourite rainbow colour and head to Garden Place at 6PM, to take part in a mass Zumba and line dancing display as the TVNZ news weather cam beams pictures to homes across the country. Returning events include the much-loved Lesbian Quiz Night on Thursday 20 September, while the same night will feature a movie night for the boys, organised by new community group Mooloo Mix. Hamilton Pride 2012 will finish with a screening of Christopher Banks’s documentary Men Like Us on Sunday 23 September at Waikato Museum. For more information on these events and the many others planned, head to Hamilton Pride’s website    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 14th August 2012 - 3:27pm

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