Our Partners



Kia Ora Koutou, Happy Pride!

We feel incredibly privileged to once again be working with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) to bring you another successful Big Gay Out.

At ANZ we are on a continuous journey, always looking for ways to help people and the community thrive. Our Pride network is strong and we feel proud to say that we’re a workplace that not only welcomes diversity, we fully embrace and encourage it.

Our partnership with NZAF and Big Gay Out is one of the many ways we show our support for the community.

In 2020, we provided grants for community groups as part of Wellington Pride, sponsored the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust gala, and hosted a Pride Hui; bringing together members of the community to share knowledge, educate and inspire.

Building a culture of respect for all people and communities is one of our key organisational values. The inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer customers, communities and staff is an important part of that work.

When it comes to LGBTIQ+ inclusion, ANZ is focused on:

  • raising awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues through education to promote respect and inclusion

  • providing support through networks, information, training and resources

  • taking action by ensuring unconscious bias is removed from policies and processes; and

  • building community engagement through various partnerships.

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At AUT we provide a safe, supportive, inclusive university environment that enables every student and staff member to freely express themselves and bring their unique selves to study and work. Naturally, this extends to our involvement within the rainbow community.


AUT is extremely proud to be the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to be awarded the Rainbow Tick. We remain one of the only universities to have a full-time role dedicated to rainbow student support. We strive to engage with students and staff, and support them while they’re at AUT, as well as being involved with various initiatives like Big Gay Out. Our connection with Big Gay Out over the 6 last years is a significant partnership that allows us to show our support and commitment to equality and diversity. It is an important event for all of our AUT whānau; It’s a time that celebrates and expresses our diverse community, and shows that no matter where you come from you will be supported and accepted at AUT.

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Mai FM

At Mai FM we have a proud history of celebrating our diverse audience. The Big Gay Out is an amazing opportunity for all corners of the community to come together, regardless of their gender, orientation, or heritage, and we love to play a part in that. Mai will be helping people put their pride on their sleeve - quite literally - by dishing out free glitter tattoos!

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At Datacom, we recognise, empower and celebrate our people and our diversity.

Our people are what makes Datacom unique and without them we wouldn’t be able to have the range of thought and have achieved everything we have over our 50 years. The diversity of our people is our competitive advantage – for our customers, our communities, and our business.

At Datacom, our aim is to ensure that everyone has a sense of belonging within the workplace and that there is no barrier to what they can achieve. By building a safe and positive environment through increased awareness and cultural intelligence we can build a workplace our people are proud to work for and attract the best talent, no matter how a person identifies.

Datacom is extremely proud be able to take part in celebrating in Auckland’s Pride festival in 2021 through our partnership with New Zealand Aids Foundation via Big Gay Out as we constantly work towards growing and encouraging our people to feel free to be their true selves not only in their personal space but in their workspace as well.

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The Warehouse Group

The Warehouse Group is proud to be back at the Big Gay Out for a third fabulous year.


We believe that love always wins. We’re delighted to be standing side by side with the rainbow community. We’re here for our employees who are part of LGBTQI+ communities and to support conversations about equality with our customers and the wider New Zealand community.  


The Warehouse Group is Rainbow Tick certified, achieving accreditation in 2017. That’s the same year we introduced our Gender Transition policy to ensure anyone on our team is fully supported if they’re considering their identity or transitioning. We’ve released a Rainbow Community Training Module and we’re actively working to end period poverty for anyone female-identifying. From 3-16 February, we’re lighting up our head office with rainbow lights every night in support of Pride. 


At The Warehouse Group, we believe inclusion is essential in creating a more productive, creative and dynamic society. It also makes us a stronger business. We want all our people to feel supported to be who they are – regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, identity, ethnicity or role.  We celebrate all reflections of the Rainbow community in our workplaces.  Come and find out more about us at our chillout gazebo this year. #KIWIPRIDE



At Kiwibank, we back Kiwis from all walks of life, and recognise and celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. That’s why we’re excited to yet again be taking part in Big Gay Out, 2021, working alongside Ending HIV to build our relationship with and help support a great Kiwi organisation delivering great outcomes for the NZ Rainbow community.  


Our LGBT+ people at work create, drive and set our D&I policies at work with the full support of our Executive team, and our Rainbow Tick accreditation and partnerships with Rainbow organisations like Ending HIV is just part our ongoing commitment to our LGBTQ+ people and customers to ensure we’re doing the right thing by them. 


We look forward to seeing you there – and keep an eye out for our fabulous Kiwibank people on the day

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Spark Health

Spark Health has a vision for all Kiwis to have equal access to wellness and are committed to helping all New Zealanders live healthier lives, through the power of technology.

By providing better ways of accessing and sharing information and working together we can support the health sector to work collectively to provide better health care.

The Rainbow and LGBTQ+ community are a key group that would thrive with a better joined up health sector that can provide diverse and inclusive - services from anywhere at anytime. 

Spark Health’s support of the Big Gay Out is in addition to the current relationship that  Spark has with the rainbow communities through its celebrated partnership with OUTLine, and Auckland Pride’s signature events. Spark Health is extending this support through its partnership with the New Zealand Aids Foundation as sponsors of the health zone to support them in their mission to raise awareness, reduce stigma and maximise the well-being of those most affected by HIV.

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At Chorus we’re all about making New Zealand better through world-class connectivity. It takes a diverse range of people, from all colours of the rainbow to imagine, develop, build and maintain Chorus’ fast and reliable fibre network. 


Join Chorus at the 2021 Big Gay Out to learn more about the Chorus family, see why fibre is how we internet now and celebrate Valentine’s day by connecting with loved ones through our network.

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Southern Cross

We are sponsoring the Big Gay Out 2021 to support the wellbeing of our rainbow communities.


Southern Cross is a safe, inclusive and welcoming not-for-profit healthcare group. We embrace the diversity and equality of our members,

staff and communities.


We're proud to be Rainbow Tick accredited and recognise our ongoing commitment to offer inclusive environments for LGBTQI Kiwis.



MC is excited about formally supporting the Big Gay Out for the first time in 2021, and for at least the next five years.


For those who don’t know us, MC is a big, established law firm in Auckland and Wellington. For those who know us better, we’re also young and new.


MC began in 1921 as Office of the Crown Solicitor at Auckland, a role we still hold. From that foundation 100 years ago, we’ve changed in all sorts of ways. Today, we’re New Zealand’s biggest and most successful litigation firm, with a 250+ team working in 25+ practice areas, covering every area of the law. Our average age is 31 and our heritage means we emphasise public-sector and public-interest legal work.


As MC continues to grow, our intention is to ever-better reflect contemporary Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa, including  LGBTTIQ+ people and whānau and friends. Join us at our chill-out zone to learn more about who we are and what we do.



As a company that prides itself on inclusivity, equality and diversity within the team, we just couldn't turn down the opportunity to get involved! The message is important, the day will be amazing and we look forward to seeing every one of your smiling faces at the gate.


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To get involved as a Big Gay Out partner email russell.bradshaw@nzaf.org.nz