The Beginning

On Thursday 3rd September 2015 GLISA AP notified us that the sporting, cultural and human rights event planned for February 2016 could not be branded as the “Outgames”. The volunteer lead team in New Zealand, quickly gathered to decide how we should proceed and we were all very excited about continuing with plans to deliver a LGBT+ event in February 2016.

We are now working to design and produce a new brand which we will release in the next few days.

Currently we have a number of sports already waiting for registrations to open, and hundreds of participants anxiously lined up to get their registrations in. We aim to open registrations very soon.

The Aotearoa Rainbow Human Rights Conference will be held in Wellington from the 9-13 March 2016 in association with Rainbow Wellington and ITANZ and we are working with organisers and will be actively supporting this event for the community.

We are also still working with Auckland Pride Festival & Auckland Council to explore options to see the event take place.

If you are interested be getting involved or being apart of the volunteer team then we would love to hear from you.

Team Auckland – Organisers