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Sun and politicians forecast for Big Gay Out

Sat 12 Feb 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

5.30PM: The sun will be out for the Big Gay Out tomorrow - and so will the politicians. The latest forecast is for a sunny day with a scorching high of 27 degrees Celsius, and a few light easterly winds. John Key's Big Gay Out highlight reel so far. There will be plenty of politicians in attendance at the election year Big Gay Out, including Prime Minister John Key who danced on stage with Buffy and Bimbo in 2009, and was snapped offering a water bottle to shirtless gay models in 2010. Auckland Mayor Len Brown will also be there and says he is very excited about the prospect, as he appreciates the support that the lgbt community has given him. A spokesman says Brown is looking forward to catching up with some old friends and meeting as many people as possible at Coyle Park. Brown is said to pride himself on being the Mayor of all Auckland and is therefore pleased to have this opportunity to mix and mingle with the community. He's also please to be able to support community initiatives to stay safe. Judging by the line up on stage including from students from his old school, De La Salle College, the Mayor predicts it's going to be a great afternoon. Radio Ponsonby will be broadcasting live from Coyle Park which host Steven Oates is excited about: "It's a perfect fit as many people think of Ponsonby as the most gay suburb in New Zealand. It's not just about being in Ponsonby though. Radio Ponsonby is a state of mind. It's a sense of community, friendliness and good taste. Everything the Big Gay Out is!" Oates says there will be updates on what's happening, interviews with fabulous people and the sounds of summer. "Everything you would usually expect to hear on Radio Ponsonby, only in a park with a bit more glitter," he finishes. GayNZ.com will have full live updates from Coyle Park. Thanks to GABA for giving us a workspace in their tent!    

Credit: GayNZ Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 12th February 2011 - 5:28pm

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