Our Partners

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AUT

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.

Chorus

At Chorus we’re all about making New Zealand better through world-class connectivity. A diverse range of people across our rainbow communities help us imagine, develop, build and maintain Chorus’ fast and reliable network.

 

It’s therefore our mission to ensure every person is welcome, included and feels safe at Chorus. We actively seek feedback and welcome input, while also proactively working to ensure communities feel welcome first before they feel a need to speak up.

 

We’ve proudly been a part of the Big Gay Out for years, and love to bring the Chorus values and our brand and interact with people at community events like this. Within our workplace we have Chorus Confidants who are employees of Chorus that have completed mental health training to be able to be there to support all of our staff no matter what they might be going through. We’ve worked for years with the team at Ending HIV through the BGO, and support and manage fundraisers within our workplace which always have great engagement.

 

We’re there for all of our people by making it easy for anyone to access resources and learn openly and we participate in public community events to show our support for the LGBTQIA+ communities in Aotearoa.  and We are always looking for new ways to increase our participation and support such as the publication of the transitioning employee guidelines and by supporting LGBTQIA+ artists and their work with our cabinet art national program.

 

Join Chorus at the 2022 Big Gay Out to learn more about the Chorus family, see why fibre is how we internet now and celebrate and reflect your true self, connecting with loved ones through our network. #lovefromchorus

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MC

MC is excited about formally supporting the Big Gay Out again in 2022, and for at least the next four 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.

 

Become a Partner

The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is the largest annual Rainbow event in Aotearoa. It is attended by over 15,000 LGBTQIA+ people, their whānau and friends and provides a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage with the community. This is a free community event that relies on the generous support of our event partners. We’d love to hear from you if you are committed to supporting Aotearoa’s Rainbow Communities and would like to explore partnering together for BGO 2022.

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