Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


US Embassy, NZDF and Pride Festival team up for Conference

US Embassy, NZDF and Pride Festival team up for LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference

14 January 2014

Auckland Pride Festival Trust and the US Embassy invite LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) youth to register for the inaugural NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference.

The conference, co-hosted by the Trust and Embassy, will bring together LGBTIQ youth representatives from New Zealand and the Pacific and will be held February 7-9 at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus in Auckland.

Speakers and panelists at the event include Green Party MP Kevin Hague, Labour Party MP Louisa Wall, National Party MP Claudette Hauiti and 2012 Young New Zealander of the year Sam Johnson. New Zealand Defence Force LGBTIQ support network OverWatch will run workshops, and a high profile speaker from the United States is also expected to be confirmed for the event.

Megan Cunningham-Adams, co-chair of the Auckland Pride Festival Trust, says the conference is the first of its kind included in the Auckland Pride Festival, an event which gives LGBTIQ youth a voice.

“We hope that this conference will inspire participants to forge new, positive directions in the campaign for LGBTIQ rights,” she says.

The conference is being funded by outgoing-US Ambassador David Huebner, a strong advocate for both youth and the Rainbow Community, and is run in conjunction with the 2014 Auckland Pride Festival and the LYC Big Gay Out. The Embassy is a Bronze Sponsor of the Big Gay Out.

NXT:14 is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 25, but registrations from people outside this range will also be considered. Registrations are available for download at http://www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz/nxt14/ and close Wednesday 29 January.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news