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Pride '09 lesbian talent proves West is best

Sat 21 Feb 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

A variety of musicians and entertainers with a definite lesbian flavour are lined up for the second annual Heroes OUT West evening. Comedienne MC Anne Speir will introduce The Muse, Edwina and Marilyn, Paua Fritters, Razor and a special tribute to late lesbian Westie musician Mahinarangi Tocker, at Henderson's Falls Park from 4-10pm on Saturday 28 February. "This will be an evening of quality women entertainers, laughter, friends and memories to talk about for years to come," says the event's organiser Cissy Rock. "Those who came last year will remember the transformation of the park, with marquees, tables, chairs, white table clothes and huge purple and green flags flying in the wind. This year will be ever bigger and better." Attendees are invited to come prepared with picnic food and drinks. Silvana Sylvestro will we selling her Italian treats on site. "Silvana is well known in Matakana for her high quality authentic fare and we are delighted she has agreed to have a stall at Heroes Out West." Auckland's Pride '09 Festival is important for the visibility of the LGBT community, "and feeling good about ourselves," Rock tells "For me, events are as much about letting our friends, families and work colleagues know we like who we are, you know, 'I'm out and I'm proud!'" Tickets are now on sale for $15 waged, $10 unwaged. Booking details are on the link below.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Saturday, 21st February 2009 - 10:34am

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