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Colour Bomb To Go Off At Get It On! Big Gay Out



08 FEBRUARY 2013

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Colour Bomb To Go Off At Get It On! Big Gay Out

Take a summer day, a white shirt, a whole lot of coloured chalk bombs and hundreds of screaming, excited people and what do you get? The Get it On! Big Gay Out’s Rainbow Run!

This colourful event is one of a two premier experiences at the Get it On! Big Gay Out – the other is being kept top secret until it’s activated on the day. New Zealand’s favourite day for the LGBTI community, their friends and family, is on this Sunday, 10 February at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier, Auckland from 12-7pm.

Inspired by the Indian Festival of Colour and similar events around the world the Rainbow Run is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy colour fun with friends and family.

Get it On! spokesperson Joe Rich says there are only two guidelines for festival-goes wanting to participate on the day: “Remember to bring a white shirt, and be prepared to get plastered in coloured chalk powder!

“By the end, you’ll look like you fell into a tie dyed vat of coloured goodness,” he adds.

All products used in the Rainbow Run are 100% natural and safe - you can eat the stuff if you’d like, though we don’t recommend that.

The event is situated next to the Dance tent and will be running throughout the day for people to join in the fun.

Other experiences to look out for at the Big Gay Out include the Durex Perfect Glide Slide, dance tents, market stalls, face painting, the Big Gay Out dog competition and acts at the Durex Main Stage including the Get it On! Underwear Parade, Drag Queen shows, community performances and of course our headline acts Maree Sheehan, Brooke Duff, and Kids of 88.

“If you happen to be near the sitting area in front of the stage at say, 5pm, then you might be in for a fun surprise,” Rich says. “Though of course I’m not giving anything away just get!”

All we’ll says is watch out for balls.

For more information visit www.biggayout.co.nz

DATE and LOCATION
Sunday, 10 February 2013, 12pm to 7pm
Coyle Park, 528 Pt Chevalier Rd, Pt Chevalier, Auckland


NOTABLE ATTENDEES
14,000 members of public. Prime Minister of NZ Rt Hon John Key, National Party MPs Nikki Kay, Melissa Lee and Jian Yang, Labour Party Leader David Shearer, Labour Party Deputy Leader Grant Robertson, Labour MPs Maryan Street, Jacinda Ardern, David Cunliffe, Darien Fenton, Moana Mackay, Green Party Co-Leader Meteria Turei, Green Party MPs Kevin Hague, Jan Logie, Denise Roche, US Ambassador to NZ David Huebner, US Consul General Jim Donegan.

Grant Robertson will address the crowd on behalf of Louisa Wall re the marriage equality bill.

ABOUT THE EVENT
The Get it On! Big Gay Out is New Zealand’s premier event for the rainbow communities. It is both a celebration of sexual and gender diversity and of condom use, providing an opportunity to deliver safe sex messaging to more than 14,000 people every year. Latest research shows that the impact of HIV is greatest in Auckland; 1 in 15 gay or bisexual men in the city is living with HIV and of them, 20% are unaware they have it.

Now in its 14th year, the 2013 Get it On! Big Gay Out is the launch event for the 2013 Pride Festival. The Durex main stage will feature performances from Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan, along with loads of community acts. There will be more than 80 market stalls offering everything from food and retail to information and support. The NZAF Burnett Centre will again be on site to provide free and confidential sexual health and HIV testing with results communicated the following week.

ABOUT GET IT ON!
Get it On! is the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s (NZAF) social marketing programme aimed at gay and bisexual men; the population group most at risk of HIV in New Zealand who account for 80% of annual HIV diagnoses. Get it On! is an initiative that is singular in purpose; to reduce the incidence of HIV in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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