Help us to support Pride across Australia and New Zealand in 2020!
From 27th January to 1st March we will be matching customer donations in-store to the value of $10,000. All donations will go to Minus18 and Qtopia, two organisations that work to support and celebrate rainbow youth. The next time you are in one of our stores, simply look out for our donation points and help us to support these valuable initiatives.
About the organisations...
The Minus18 Foundation is Australia’s youth-driven charity for LGBTIQ youth. For over 21 years, Minus18 has been running high impact LGBTIQ events, workshops and campaigns, creating peer-support, safe spaces and inclusive environments across Australia.
Qtopia is a social service for LGBTQIA+ young people, their whānau and their communities. Using education, advocacy, support and celebration, Qtopia aims to create positive and lasting social change.
Best for people and planet
Our support for programs like Minus18 and Qtopia underpins our 2025 Best for the World goals. As part of our focus on People, Planet and Practice, we aim to use our resources to support and improve the lives of 100,000 members of our community. A fundamental part of this is to work towards being a leader in diversity and inclusivity for our team.
What's happening near you?
There are a number of events over February and March to celebrate Pride, with some of the major events below:
Melbourne: Midsumma Festival (Victoria's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival) takes place from 19th January to 9th February in 2020, with the Pride March in St Kilda being held on 2nd February 2020.
Sydney: Mardi Gras takes place between 14th February and 1st March in 2020, with the main parade taking place on 29th February.
Auckland: Both the Pride March (8th February) and Big Gay Out (9th February) are two of the biggest events during Auckland Pride Festival, which takes place between 1st February and 16th February 2020.
Christchurch: Pride Week in Christchurch takes place between 12th March and 22nd March 2020, with a number of community events.
Wellington: Pride week in Wellington takes place between 21st February and 8th March, with the Wellington International Pride Parade held on 7th March.