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    Christchurch Pride Week 2006 - 23-Apr-2006
    Hundreds of lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, takatāpui, fa’afafine, and transgender are expected in Christchurch between 13 and 21 May for the second annual Christchurch Pride Week festival.

    Initiated last year as a community initiative sponsored by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, the 2006 event is expected to be every bit as popular as it was in 2005, when members of the GLBT communities came to the city from throughout New Zealand to debate, party, learn, share and promote inclusiveness, health and wellbeing.

    The 2006 programme includes events as diverse as a celebrity debate – featuring Georgina Beyer, Tim Barnett, and Maryan Street who will be speaking to the topic “PC [Politically Correct] Poofter Politicians, better off without them” – to serious lectures at Canterbury University on the “queer” perspective of the classic poetry epic, Virgil’s “Aeneid”.

    There’ll also be gay sports, tramps (that’s the hiking kind), parties, a “Mr and Ms Pride” competition, theatre, workshops on health, sexuality and homophobia and a host of other event

    Christchurch Pride Week 2006 Programme

    Saturday 13th May

    Lesbian Radio Pride week show
    Find out all the goss and latest information for the upcoming pride week 9.30am Plains FM 96.6

    Gay Tennis
    Hagley Park Tennis Courts, near Victoria Lake
    Contact Bruce 03 379 9664

    Pride Week Opening
    Propaganda Bar, Downstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    4.00 - 7.00pm
    Contact Brent 379 1953 or

    Women's night at CRUZ
    CRUZ Upstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    Door Charge $5.00 (includes Mr & Ms Pride & D.J. Big Daddy's White Party)

    Mr & Ms Pride
    Competition for guys and girls to become Mr & Ms Pride.
    Sponsored by Sophie's Cafe
    Great Prizes, Compered by Miss Mole
    CRUZ Upstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    11.00pm -onwards
    Door Charge $5.00 (includes D.J. Big Daddy's White Party)
    Contact Brent 379 1953 for details

    D.J Big Daddy's White Party
    Alternative House and Dance
    Propaganda Bar, Downstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    12.00am onwards
    Door Charge $5.00 (includes Mr & Ms Pride & Women's Night)

    Sunday 14th May

    Lambda Day Trampers
    Mount Isabel up @ Hanmer
    Contact Helen or Henry for more details
    Phone 03 332 8724
    Email: or

    Rainbow Labour Great Celebrity Debate
    Gorgeous Georgina Beyer, Top Man Tim Barnett, and New Zealand's first Out Lesbian MP Maryan Street with Law Man Champagne Charles Chauvel are all part of the Star Studded Line up.
    A Battle of wits will determine who comes out on top or bottom. A charity event serving a menu of laughs for the most discerning appetite.
    The Debate (Moot)
    'PC [Politically Correct] Poofter Politicians - better off without them.'
    Get your feathers and fur on boys and girls, if it's chilly outside you're bound to be kept warm with all the hot air we have in store for you.
    7.00pm at Creation
    103 Worcester Street
    $10 entry (limited seats)
    Contact Rafaa Antoun Christchurch
    Central LEC Office
    03 377 8840 ext 4 or Robert Watson 03 366 2903

    MCC Church Service
    Avonside Parish Hall, Church of the Most Holy Trinity
    168 Stanmore Road, Avonside
    Supper follows the service.

    Monday 15th May

    Inqueery Event
    Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (professor in Classics and Linguistics at the University of Canterbury): 'Virgil's Aeneid: a queer reader's view of a queer poet's 'straight' epic'.
    The great Roman poet Virgil, a homosexual, wrote the Aeneid as a propaganda epic to please the emperor Augustus. But did he relish fulfilling Augustus's request? A queer perspective supports the view that Virgil's priorities were far different from the emperor's.
    Coppertop, First floor Commerce Building Canterbury University

    Everywhere in Education (GLEE)
    Anniversary Dinner
    (For those involved in all aspects and levels of education)
    'Little Saigon' 547 Colombo Street
    Bookings by 8th May to Jocelyn at 384 5281 or Robin at 379 9493

    Cocksure Workshop
    NZAF 269 Hereford Street
    For men who have sex with men over the age of 40 years
    Looking at self esteem, erectile function/dysfunction, relationship, body image, HIV/Safe Sex.
    Contact Brent 03 3791953

    Tuesday 16th May

    Inqueery Event
    'Is there a queer art?': a discussion facilitated by Andrew Paul Wood.
    Coppertop, First floor Commerce Building Canterbury University

    Gay Night at the Pool
    Centennial Pool, Armagh Street
    Contact Bruce 03 379 9664

    UniQ Movie Night
    @ University
    1 Gay and 1 Lesbian Movie + Shorts
    Gold coin donation
    Contact Ritchie Wards

    Wednesday 17th May
    HIV/ AIDS Update Workshop
    NZAF 269 Hereford Street
    10.00am -12.00pm
    Latest HIV statistics and information
    Contact Brent 03 3791953

    Inqueery Event
    Mary Lou Rasmussen (senior lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne): 'Crafting sexual identities in cyberspace'
    This paper takes a look at the Pink Sofa, self-described as "the world's most popular online lesbian meeting place". In particular I am interested in the profiles the Sofa uses to introduce people to one another, and how these profiles fashion particular understandings of sexual and gendered selves. While navigating virtual cultures we are often called upon to identify ourselves in particular ways, I consider some of the effects of such textual modes of identification, recognizing that the relationship between bodies and virtual spaces is one of constant negotiation. I also draw on queer theories to argue the value of developing secondary students' critical reading practices in regard to such technologies of identification, recognizing that "our agency comes from how we accept that designated position, and the degree to which we refuse it, the way we live it out" (Grosz, 2001, 22).
    Coppertop, First floor Commerce Building Canterbury University

    Christchurch Lesbian Dining Group
    Contact Yolanda Soryl
    tel: 03 356 3166

    UniQ Speed dating
    @ University
    Register with Ritchie Wards 0274 087704
    Entry $5.00

    Thursday 18th May

    Who are you Hurting Workshop
    NZAF 269 Hereford Street
    10.00am - 1.30pm
    Workshop countering sexuality based prejudice.
    Elements; Human sexuality, impact of sexuality based prejudice on health and wellbeing, Developing solutions.
    Contact Brent 03 3791953

    UniQ Lunch
    @ UCSA
    Contact Ritchie Wards

    HOT Seminar
    The Hauora Takatapui team presents a seminar on Maori health issues.
    NZAF South 269 Hereford Street
    Contact NZAF South 03 3791953 or

    Qtopia 1st Birthday Car Trail
    Starting at Propaganda Bar
    Downstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    Gold coin donation
    Register with the facilitators 021 175 3631 or

    Quiz Night
    CRUZ upstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    $5.00 entry per team

    Friday 19th May

    Friday Night Drinks
    Downstairs Bar, Holiday Inn, Cashel Street

    Friends of Dorothy
    Friendly group for Lesbians.
    Dorothy's Restaurant
    2 Latimer Square
    Contact Peja email:

    Thirty Years On Anniversary Dinner (for those involved in Gay Liberation and Human Rights Campaigns in 70's to 00's)
    'Mantra' Indian Restaurant, 72 - 74
    North Avon Rd (Richmond Village)
    Bookings by 12th May to Robin 379 9493

    Sharing our stories - Gay Playback Theatre performance
    Southern Ballet Theatre, Arts Centre.
    The Gay Playback Theatre Group invite you to an evening of sharing moments & stories from our lives, played back by our lovely lesbian line up of actors & musician!
    Conductor Kathryn Brooker.
    $10.00 Entry

    UniQ Dance
    @ Propaganda Bar
    Music from 80's to now including some house
    Happy hour bar prices
    $5 cover charge

    Salvation Presents, LANGE Party SALVATION, the Team that brought you this year's sell-out HERO Party, are proud to present superstar DJ LANGE, direct from the UK! LANGE will be performing live, as part of a spectacular, gay-friendly, Christchurch dance party on Friday, May 19 at Ministry. If you haven't been to one of Auckland's SALVATION dance event before, then make sure you don't miss this opportunity to experience sensational sounds amidst a sea of stunning lasers! Celebrate Christchurch's Pride Week in style... at Ministry... Friday, May 19. Location: Ministry, 90 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
    Date/Time: Friday, 19th May 2006, 11pm till late
    DJs: LANGE (UK) - Marty (Auckland) - plus talented local support.
    A massive 3hr set from DJ LANGE (UK) with stunning Oracle lasers.
    Ticket Price: $20 + Booking Fee (pre-sale).
    $30 at the door (if available).
    Special Discount: $10 off the door price with stamp from the UniQ party.
    For full details see

    Saturday 20th May

    Christchurch - Closet to Community, a retrospective gathering
    30 Years of Queer! Were you there?
    Who made it happen?
    A Pink Health Event
    CRUZ Bar
    7.00pm - 10.00pm
    Door $15.00 (includes finger food)
    (Includes Pride Week Extravaganza Show)

    Pride Week Extravaganza Show
    CRUZ Bar, Upstairs 90 Lichfield Street
    Featuring direct from Sydney Doreen Manganini Miss Cindy, Jessica Christ, Ginger, Stella
    From 10pm
    Door $10.00

    Sunday 21st May

    Sophie's' Pride Week Pyjamas Breakfast
    77 Victoria Street
    9.00am onwards
    Come in your Pyjamas for ˝ price Breakfast.
    Hosted by the Fabulous Miss Mole

    Lambda Lattes
    Mt Cavendish Bluffs
    Contact Shelly 03 9600 727

    Civil Union Symposium
    Manor House - Bealey Ave

    Candlelight Memorial
    Remembering all those who have gone before us, Those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS Great Hall, Arts Centre
    Ref: - NZAF

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