Picture thanks to Craig J Ashby (www.facebook.com/Cja_photography) Christchurch community stalwart Richard Tankersley has been honoured and thanked for his efforts to keep the city’s glbti community together after the quakes, in a grand farewell for another local identity, Miss Mole. Mayor and community supporter Lianne Dalziel gave the Human Rights Commissioner a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on the city’s gay scene. She especially acknowledged his work in bringing people together after the city’s shattering quakes. Tankersley was an integral part in the creation of The UpRising Trust, which ran events to bring people together to relax, party, share or simply have a break. Dalziel also acknowledged the work of Miss Mole in running endless events over many years in Christchurch, including her iconic Oscars. The honours came at Miss Mole’s The Happening on Sunday night, which around 200 people attended, enjoying performances by Miss Cindy, Miss Naomi, The Divine Joanne Neilson and Miss Gloriosole. Miss Mole is vowing The Happening was her last hurrah organising events in Christchurch.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Tuesday, 29th October 2013 - 9:30am
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