Heavy rain forces cancellation of Big Gay Out

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 12 February 2018

Heavy rain yesterday forced cancellation of Auckland's iconic Big Gay Out festival - for the first time in its more-than-30-year history. Organisers pulled the plug around midday, when pools of water made electrical connections unsafe. The event, officially called the 'Ending HIV Big Gay Out', celebrates the Rainbow community, but is also a vehicle to push the safer sex message. Jacinda Ardern didn't get a chance to speak, but festival-goers still had a message for the Prime Minister.