Unfortunately due to the change of alert levels in Christchurch some events have had some changes:
FriGay Drinks on the Tce – Postponed to a future date (to be determined).
Attending Holi Festival – Cancelled
Les Femme – Postponed until the 13th March, with all other details remaining the same.
Qtopia Pride Ball – Postponed until the 9th April, with all other details remaining the same.
Leather & Lace – Reduced numbers to 100, with all other details remaining the same.
Q-Quiz – Cancelled
Christchurch Pride is happy to annouce that the dates that have been decided for Christchurch Pride week are from the 5th – 14th March 2021!
We look forward to celebrating Pride in all its forms over the 9 days in Otautahi, with our fabulous community members.
If you are interesting in organising an event, you can fill in a registration form here.
Nga mihi nui
Christchurch Pride Committee
Kia Ora whanau,
We hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. As you can imagine we have been fielding many questions about Chch Pride and the coronavirus. We have been evaluating the current climate and taking advice from health professionals and the council. Our communities safety is of the utmost importance and we believe we would be reckless if we went ahead with our bigger events that are to be held in a confined environment. We want to make sure we keep infections in Chch to zero and to provide fabulous events where people feel safe.
So it is with a very heavy heart that the Pride Committee have decided to postpone tonights Speed Dating, the Pride Bingo, and the Flappin Fabulous Closing Party. Our smaller events are still going ahead as planned and if anything changes we will make sure to keep you updated.
Please stay safe out there and look after our more vulnerable community members so we can all be healthier and strong for future Pride events (World Pride in June ;P) as soon as we get through this.
Sending you much love.
Chch Pride Committee
Are you interested in organising an event during Christchurch Pride Week 2020? We love having brand new organisers & events in the programme, making it bigger and more diverse each year. If you have an idea but are unsure then feel free to get in touch as well and we can look at making it happen!
You can fill out the form here.
Bianca Del Rio, the queen of mean, is looking forward to Christchurch Pride Week!!!
On June 28th, 1969 police officers raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York. This event kicked off the gay liberation movement, and the promotion of LGBT rights within the United States of America, and the world’s first LGBT pride march in 1970.
This had a flow-on effect for in New Zealand it was with the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 that finally decriminalized consensual sex between men, and later the Human Rights Act 1993 that outlawed discrimination including sexual orientation and implied for gender identity & expression. Prior to this, including in 1968, petitions calling for the decriminalization of homosexual acts were rejected by Parliament.
Christchurch Pride recognises the impact that the Stonewall riots had on the world and wish to commemorate the 50th anniversary with this Gala Dinner at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
Tickets are available on Dash Tickets as individuals ($96.25) (we will allocate you a seat) or as a table of 8 ($770).
You will be treated to a 3-course meal done by the fabulous Catering Dept. as well as having a cash bar available for alcohol.
All dietary requirements are taken care of but we need to know by the 23rd June so please contact us here.
Doors open at 7pm, with entrées being served at 7.30pm.
This is an extremely important occasion and we look forward to celebrating this with you.
Ngā mihi nui
The Christchurch Pride Committee