BOLDBOLD - The Auckland Launch

Stories from older LGBTI people

At the shop - $5 entry fee

Wednesday 17 February 6 to 8pm

Join author David Hardy and New Zealand writers including Miriam Saphira, Lois Cox and Heather McPherson as they share stories from this exciting collection.

'I recommend this volume to anyone concerned about social justice, truth and the importance of love and community.' – Barb Creed (Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of Melbourne)

Speak EasyMaggie Eyre

Speak Easy by Maggie Eyre

Introduced by Marilyn Waring

In the shop - Tue 23 Feb at 6pm

Come & hear Maggie Eyre share the tricks, tips and life stories of her high-profile professional career teaching people how to speak in public. Her work has been recognized in Time magazine and in media from the UK to Dubai. She has trained many prominent figures, most notably Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme.

All welcome.

SameSame But Different Festival 

Language is our first line of defence. Language is what defines us as humans. Choice is what makes us who we are.

The Samesame but Different Writers' Festival celebrates the strong voices present in Aotearoa New Zealand with writers such as Witi Ihimaera, Joanne Drayton and Victor Rodger. But it is also discovery of new voices. These fresh new voices redefine the experience of what it is to be human and to see the world from a new LGBTQI perspective.

But none of this means anything without your support. We need you to turn up at events - we'll have door sales - but even better would be if you went and booked online. This would make us feel seriously loved.

And the point of this whole Festival is that we are all in one room at the same time. And if you don't turn won't be there to see and hear what happens when that special kind of silence falls and in that moment a human voice starts up...and a realm of magic falls into the room.

Same Same but Different



Pride Festival

Auckland Pride Festival 5 to 21 February

The Auckland Pride Festival brings together a spectacular array of events from across our vibrant city. Come together to celebrate our culture, sexual orientation and gender from the 5th to the 21st of February and be part of something truly incredible.

Now in it’s 4th year, the Auckland Pride Festival continues to show the world all the beautiful colours of our rainbow community and be a fabulous opportunity for unbridled self-expression and love.