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WLG Proud: Camp karaoke and short shorts

Fri 10 Aug 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

Two of the most popular mid-week events on Wellington's Proud Week 2007 took place last night – a collection of queer short films showing at The Film Archive, and ‘Queer Idol ‘07' at Imerst. The ‘Short Shorts' collection of six local LGBT-interest short films packed out The Film Archive, with nibbles provided by Gayline Wellington. The Academy Award-nominated ‘Two Cars One Night', and the multiple award-winning story of a teenaged hooker ‘Boy' by Welby Ings were highlights, along with favourites from the past. Andy Boreham's new short film ‘Lost and Found in Bangkok', telling the story of a young New Zealander discovering gay Thailand was also well-received. The film will feature on an upcoming episode of The Outlook for TV2. A dozen singers took to the Imerst nightclub stage later last night – but only one could be crowned ‘Queer Idol 2007'. Judge Robert Arnold said singer Cherry “wowed all the judges and just got so much better as the night want on”, so she took the title, along with large bar tab and CD prizes. Wellington Proud 2007 continues tonight with an alcohol-free LGBT youth event at Subnine, and The Glamazons' Pyjama Party at Imerst tomorrow night. Our Bar management have announced they are hosting a Tupperware party tomorrow evening from 5pm. Pictures from Wellington Proud 2007 will appear in GayNZ.com's Out and About Gallery in the coming days. For details on the remaining Proud events, check our events diary.       Ref: GayNZ.com (m)

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Friday, 10th August 2007 - 10:28am

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