Our Partners


Kia Ora Koutou, Happy Pride!


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


ANZ has been supporting the NZAF with the kaupapa of Ending HIV over a number of years and in various ways. Alongside our sponsorship of the Big Gay Out, our staff have been pitching in with packing condoms, they got their sweat on to raise money as part of Sweat with Pride and our Staff Foundation funded a home HIV testing programme. 


While it’s a continuous journey, our ANZ 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. 


Alongside our partnership with NZAF and Big Gay Out, there are many other ways we’ve been playing our part in the Rainbow community. 


In 2021 we;

  • Sponsored the Big Gay Out and Wellington’s Out in the City

  • Sponsored the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust charity gala, helping support their grants programme 

  • Ran our first ever Proud Colleague Campaign, giving rainbow colleagues across ANZ a platform to share their voice and inspire the community

  • Actively supported the ‘Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill’ with a submission from ANZ CEO, Antonia Watson, to Parliament.

  • Completed the first part of our system changes to enable recording of gender neutral markers

  • Through our Staff Foundation, provided funding to Outline to boost their counselling services

  • Raised money for Outer Spaces and Outline through our Pride Network social events 

We’ve got something exciting things planned for Big Gay Out 2022. Once again we’re delighted to be helping people and small businesses thrive through the ANZ Big Gay Marketplace – making it possible for almost 60 stall holders to take part via the ANZ stall subsidy.


We can’t wait to see you there! 


ABSOLUT Vodka is proud to be the beverage partner for Big Gay Out 2022!

Since the early 1980's, we have been supporting the LGBTQIA+ communities as part of our strong belief that people should be free to love who they choose, and everyone should be free to express themselves.

ABSOLUT will continue to grow and develop our partnership with Pride and the LGBTQIA+ communities and we believe partnering with New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Big Gay Out is the perfect opportunity to collaborate and continue to foster this relationship in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers (the parent company of ABSOLUT Vodka) is in the process of acquiring the Rainbow Tick in Aotearoa, we believe in an inclusive and safe place for everyone to be open about who they are and be free to share their whole selves.

Join us at the ABSOLUT Caravan for a moment of conviviality, you’ll find us in the Big Gay Bar Area!

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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 support team dedicated to rainbow students. 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 last 7 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.


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

Our people are what makes Datacom unique, and we celebrate them. We want our employees to feel that they can bring their whole selves to work and be supported, including all ages, genders, disabilities, sexual orientations, identities, ethnicities and roles. The diversity of our people is our strength 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.

We might be a young Pride group, but we have made great strides in helping shape positive and inclusive changes at Datacom to make everyone feel welcome both in the Rainbow and Allie communities from setting up a parent support group for those who may have questions about how to support their children through sexuality to gender neutral facilities and hosting fundraisers for various charities on days such as World AIDS Day.

Datacom is extremely proud be able to take part in celebrating in Auckland’s Pride festival in 2022 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.


Accor is excited to partner with the NZ AIDS Foundation to support the Big Gay Out. This partnership aligns with our values as an equal opportunity employer, and embraces our Heartist culture.


At Accor, we are committed to creating a workplace that is fair and inclusive, and build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities. Accor has been supporting the Rainbow community for a number of years, with Inclusion + Diversity one of its top four pillars. We recently rolled out a ‘Work Your Way” recruitment strategy which aligns with our values of allowing people to be themselves and to have the flexibility to work around their life commitments.

Locally we have been the accommodation partner for Winter Pride in Queenstown, and Christchurch for a number of years, while in Australia we have a partnership with Hot N Steamy LGBTQIA+ Festival. 


This partnership gives us the opportunity to collaborate with NZ AIDS Foundation, and to continue to grow our support for all communities. Come and visit our stand at the Big Gay Out and celebrate the rainbow community in Aotearoa.

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The Warehouse Group is proud to be back at the Big Gay Out for the fourth consecutive year, supporting the 2022 event as its official sustainability partner.


We care about the planet, our people and Aotearoa. Our commitment to helping communities throughout New Zealand thrive is an integral part of what we do. For us, sustainability is not only about making a meaningful impact on our environment, but promoting greater social equity in the country we live in. We’re here for our employees who are part of LGBTQI+ and fully 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 have a Rainbow community training module for our employees and we’re actively working to end period inequity for anyone female-identifying. In support of Pride, we’ll be lighting up our head office with rainbow lights in February. 


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 and what we do at the 2022 event.


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Southern Cross is proud to be encouraging our rainbow communities to live their healthiest lives with pride at the 2022 Big Gay Out. 


We foster an inclusive workplace and society where our people and members can embrace and celebrate their diversity and authenticity. 


Alongside our NZAF Big Gay Out partnership, we supported various rainbow and not for profit wellbeing initiatives in 2021. 


These initiatives that we supported with pride included: 


  • Sponsoring the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust Gala Fundraiser. 

  • Awarding an LGBTIQ+ student with a tertiary scholarship grant.

  • Participating in Sweat with Pride and raising $2.5k for Aotearoa's rainbow communities. 

  • Sponsoring the 2021 NZAF Big Gay Out event. 

  • Providing many pets in need with safe beds as Pet Refuge New Zealand's official paw partner. 

  • Helping our members put their health first by offering FREE CareHQ online doctor appointments and Raise mental health sessions all summer long. 


Visit us at the Big Gay Out Southern Cross Picnic area to grab some shade from the summer sun, win epic prizes and capture some colourful content with your pride pals. 


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.

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At Vodafone New Zealand, we are driven to enable a more remarkable Aotearoa. Happier, healthier, smarter, safer and more inclusive. 

We are so proud to be supporting Big Gay Out in 2022. As an organisation that touches on so many lives in Aotearoa, we see it as our calling to promote, celebrate and help achieve equity for our rainbow communities. An event like Big Gay Out helps our LGBTQI+ whānau feel safe to be themselves and promotes a stronger sense of belonging for the rainbow community. Wherever someone falls on the sexuality, identity, or gender spectrums they deserve love and respect and as a Kiwi company it is our duty to be outspoken and bold in our support for all diverse communities. 

We are also working hard to achieve the same outcomes for our employees. At Vodafone, we strive for an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the importance of diversity and differing points of view within our workforce and support a safe environment so that our employees can represent the many facets of the customers we serve. Everyone deserves to feel like they can bring their truest selves to work without prejudice and events like Big Gay Out remind Kiwis they can feel pride in their identity, any time of year. 

Join us at Big Gay Out. We’re here to celebrate the amazing members of the rainbow community whose lives are an integral part of the tui raumata (tapestry) that makes up Aotearoa.

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At MediaWorks our purpose is to colour and connect our communities so we’re proud to once again support the Big Gay Out! 


One of our values is ‘Bring our Best Selves’ which is all about embracing who you are, expressing yourself, giving your all, and at all times showing kindness and respect to each other. This principle doesn’t just guide how we operate internally with each other, but externally with our audiences, customers, suppliers and the broader environment. 


MediaWorks is really proud to have been awarded the Rainbow Tick in 2018 and has a dedicated Pride at Work team which looks out for and represents our staff throughout Aotearoa who identify anywhere within the rainbow spectrum. We’re committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our future success. 


Our partnership with the Big Gay Out is all about showing our support for the LGBTQIA+ communities and we stand with them to help educate listeners and others about the importance of diversity.