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Midday: Range of stalls ready at BGO

Sun 8 Feb 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News

Artspace has a gold lamé tent set up promoting its lgbti artist programme Midday: Food smells are starting to waft over Coyle Park in Auckland’s Pt Chevalier, as the Big Gay Out gets underway. This year the food, shopping and community organisation stalls have been laid out in a circular pattern, creating a village square like atmosphere. Tents range from banks, universities and political parties to food such as a pineapple hut, sausages, churros and mussels. Among the stands are one run by Auckland University’s Rainbow Science Network. Spokesman Jarrad Shearer says it’s really important to reach out to lgbti staff and students throughout the university and science is just as important as the arts and other faculties which already have such networks. HIV testing, prostate cancer awareness and Auckland Gay Bowling are among the wide range of stalls. The available toilets are all port-a-loos again this year, as the Council has decided the park’s existing toilet block can’t be used for major private events. It’s understood that’s due to past blockages.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 8th February 2015 - 11:33am

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