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Marriage Equality banners auction for charity

Fri 16 Aug 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

A pair of commemorative 'banners' marking the passing of the Marriage Equality bill in April are being auctioned to raise funds for the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt. The banners are one of only three sets to be produced. The first was displayed at Parliament and then deposited into the Te Papa memorabilia collection at the museum's request. The second set, to be signed by a number of MPs who either promoted or supported the bill, is currently being produced and is already being auctioned on Trade Me. The third set has been offered to another glbti community group to assist with their fundraising. One of the organisers of the auction, James Barron, says it was originally hoped that the first pair would be auctioned for a gay-related charity after being displayed in Parliament. However, they ended up being promised to Te Papa so the two fundraising sets are now being made up. Bidding for the banners closes on August 26. They are described on Trade Me as "A set of paired banners 90cm high x 50cm wide with a matching pair of 450x290 framable magnetic backed signs. "    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 16th August 2013 - 12:33pm

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