Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride is on from Thursday 12 March until Sunday 22 March 2020. The 2020 programme includes events at libraries, comedy shows, quizzes, dance, and more.

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Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride is on from Thursday 12 March to Sunday 22 March. Pride events at libraries include judging books by their covers, clothing swaps, Queens telling stories, and a Rainbow Panel discussion on Thursday 19 March from 5.30pm to 8pm at Tūranga.

Pride events at the library

Judge a book by its cover - Thursday 12 March 4pm to 6pm at Tūranga (for ages 12+)

They tell you ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’? Well we take it back! Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ Young Adult Rainbow reads. Judge books based on their covers! Who knows, you might even make a love connection with a truly amazing book!

Clothes swap - Thursday 12 March to Sunday 22 March at the library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre (for ages 13 to 24)

We will be holding a Clothes Swap for teens (and those a little bit older).
Donate! Collect any items (clothing, accessories, shoes) you'd be happy to pass on and drop them off at participating libraries. Drop off before Sunday 8 March at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, or after Sunday 8 March at South Library.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre clothing swap is on from Thursday 12 March until Sunday 22 March. South Library clothing swap is on Sunday 15 March from 12noon to 3pm.

Comics workshop - Telling queer stories - Saturday 14 March 10am to 12noon at Tūranga

Queens telling stories - Saturday 14 March 1pm to 1.30pm at Tūranga (all ages)

Come along and hear stories read aloud by some amazing queens. There might even be a song or two!

A conversation with Sam Orchard - Saturday 14 March 2pm to 4pm at Tūranga

Clothes swap - Sunday 15 March 12noon to 3pm at South Library

We will be holding a Clothes Swap for teens (and those a little bit older).
Donate! Collect any items (clothing, accessories, shoes) you'd be happy to pass on and drop them off at participating libraries. Drop off before Sunday 8 March at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, or after Sunday 8 March at South Library.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre clothing swap is on from Thursday 12 March until Sunday 22 March. South Library clothing swap is on Sunday 15 March from 12noon to 3pm.

Judge a book by its cover - Tuesday 17 March 3pm to 5pm at Upper Riccarton Community and School Library

They tell you ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’? Well we take it back! Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ Young Adult Rainbow reads. Judge books based on their covers! Who knows, you might even make a love connection with a truly amazing book!

Fabulous art afternoon - Tuesday 17 March 4pm to 6pm at Tūranga (ages 12 plus)

Get creative and do it fabulously! Join us for an afternoon of creating truly outrageous art. The shinier, the better! We’ll finish with an exhibition of your pieces of art, where you’ll vote to decide who has made the Most Fabulous Art. Free, no bookings required.

The Rainbow Panel discussion has been cancelled.

Find out more about Christchurch Pride

For more about the history of Christchurch Pride, read Joyce's post on Pride of times past.

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

Christchurch Pride is here soon! We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.

LGBTQIA+ Reads

LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels for teens

A selection of graphic novels and comics for YA featuring LGBTQIA+ characters!

Gay fiction

YA fiction featuring gay characters - ranging from light-hearted rom-coms to thought-provoking and intense reads.

LGBTQIA+ Non-fiction for teens

A collection of titles about LGBTQIA+ history, and information on being young and gay.

LGBTQIA+ Science Fiction and Fantasy

Read the Rainbow with these science fiction and fantasy books.

LGBTQIA+ Horrors and Thrillers

Read the Rainbow with these thrillers and horrors - these titles are exciting, & some scary.

Gender diverse, Non-binary, Genderfluid

Read the Rainbow with fiction and non-fiction titles that include gender diverse, non-binary, and genderfluid people and identities.

Lesbian Fiction and Non-Fiction

Read the rainbow with these titles featuring lesbian characters and experiences.

Transgender fiction and non-fiction

Read the Rainbow with these books about transgender people and experiences.

LGBTQIA+ eAudiobooks & eBooks

Rainbow reads in eAudiobook or eBook form.

Romance - LGBTQIA+

Romance with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.

Lesbian fiction

Includes stories that have lesbian themes and characters, whether in the fantasy, romance, horror, dystopian, or other genres.

Gender Expansive Fiction

Characters with gender identities or gender expression that challenges traditional cultural 'expectations' and ideas around gender.

LGBTQIA+ fiction - Diverse Sexualities

Fiction that features Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Bicurious, Asexual, Polyamorous, or Heterosexual characters and relationships.

Gay Fiction

Stories with characters, plots and stories, and/or themes showing gay relationships in a mix of genres so there's something for everyone.

LGBTQIA+ Speculative and Fantasy Fiction

Stories about LGBTQIA+ characters set in sci-fi or fantasy worlds. Dark drama, worlds filled with magic, and more!

Young Adult Titles for Interesting Times

YA-appropriate non-fiction (and a bit of fiction) to inspire, confront, challenge, and offer hope in a world that feels a bit topsy-turvy.
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