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WGN: Planning future Gay and Lesbian Fairs

Fri 17 Aug 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

On Wednesday 29th August, Rainbow Wellington and the 2007 Gay and Lesbian Fair committee will be holding a meeting of people who have been involved with the Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair to discuss the event's future. The Wellington Fair traditionally takes place in March is part of the Newtown Festival. This year, Labour MP Maryan Street opened the 22nd annual Fair, which featured the surprise return of Pollyfilla as MC, performances by ‘the band called dave', Charlotte Yates, Boyband, and a wide variety of drag queens and kings. An estimated 5,000 people passed the gates of the Newtown School on the Fair day. For the past four years, the Rainbow Wellington group (formerly GAP) has taken responsibility for organising the fairs with the assistance of members of the Wellington gay and lesbian community. Changes in the membership of the board mean that Rainbow Wellington can no longer provide continuity for the Fair, and the board has decided that it is time to find out from the Wellington GLBTI community if it still wants a fair, and, if it does, to help set up a separate organisation to own the fair. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Howard Pond at .     Ref: Rainbow Wellington, (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Friday, 17th August 2007 - 5:46pm

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