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Saturday 10 October 2009

It's OUTLine October!

Posted in: Community
By - 1st October 2009


to our OUTLine October info page, the central information point for our community's effort to save the national OUTLine phone counseling and telephone support service from drastic cutbacks due to a funding shortfall.

We're encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to pitch in with large and small fundraisers throughout October with the target of nationally raising $30,000. This will help ensure OUTLine can continue to be professionally managed and that service retrenchment becomes less likely while alternative structured funding is sought.

OUTLine October fundraiser events and activities must be registered here before accepting money from the public in OUTLine's name.
To have your OUTLine October fundraising event registered and listed here, and even promoted free of charge across the website, email us at with the details.

If you want to help but are short on ideas check the list below!

To make an instant donation or to pass on your raised funds you can deposit money into the OUTLine
account where the totals will be collated and monitored:


Bank of New Zealand

Name of Account: Outline New Zealand

Account number: 02-0108-0124195-000

Please identify your event or name as a reference with your deposit.

When you pledge or deposit funds advise us at and we will add your name and event to the OUTLine October Hall of Fame (shown below)!

OUTLine October donation boxes are also installed at there participating businesses: Erox K' Road, SPQR, Il Buco, Garnet Station, Tapac, Kokomo Hairdressers, Marvel Menswear, Occam Café, Caluzzi Cabaret, Allelujah Café, Urban Café, Manhattan Café, Gracie May’s Café, Playle Hairdressing, Fringe Salon, DJ Station, The Women's Bookshop and St Matthew-in-the-City.



Official OUTLine October fundraising buckets and boxes set to be seen around New Zealand

1 OCTOBER: Cash collection at Scissor Sisters tour DJ at Galatos, Auckland.

24hr donation collection points at LGBT venues throughout the country. Participating venues confirmed so far include:

Auckland: Naval & Family, Urge, Dorothy's Sister, Kamo, Lateshift, Centurian sauna, Westside sauna, Wingate Club, Basement.

Dunedin: Bodyworks sauna

Wellington: Club Ivy nightclub. S&M bar.

Christchurch: Menfriends sauna, shop and cruise club.

Hamilton: GuyZ sauna. Shine nightclub.

Rotorua: Shampers bar.

10 OCTOBER: Slave Auction at Urge bar, Auckland.

16 OCTOBER: Fundraising Morning Tea at the University of Auckland Psychology Dept., Tamaki Campus.

16-31 OCTOBER: Palmerston North's Club Q will have a meat raffle which will be drawn on MaLGRA's 32nd Celebration Weekend on Saturday 24th. Volunteers will also shake buckets from the 16th to the 31st of October.

17 OCTOBER: Hold the Line Please Caller A Musical comedy of Telephonic proportions written by Vaughan Meneses & Directed by Craig Rodgers. $25 ticket with ALL ticket money going to OUTLine October. Drinks from 7pm and Show from 8pm at Auckland Music Theatre, Westpoint Performing Arts Centre, 190 Meola Road, Westmere. Support OUTLine through this special fundraising concert. Book your tickets now through or call 021 828 550 or 09 828 1213. Further details check .

25 OCTOBER: $5 from every ticket for Urge bar's Underwear Party will go to OUTLine.

31 OCTOBER: Miss Cruz Drag-Off @ Cruz in Christchurch - $1 from every drink at the bar goes to OUTLine NZ.

31 OCTOBER & 1 November: Gay & Lesbian Singers Concert.


Thanks to the following people and organisations who have risen to the challenge of keeping the vital OUTLine national phone counseling and support service operating...


Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust: $3,000

Chrissy Witoko Memorial Trust Inc. $2,000

GABA & GABA Charitable Trust: $1,000
Malcolm Pacific Immigration: $1,000

AM Bearsley $1,000

Auckland Community Church  $723.40

Jacquie Grant $500

Buffy and Bimbo: $500

Christopher Dempsey: $50

+ Many anonymous donations

Grand total: $10,114


Redflame Media: $750 website programme donated to OUTLine to assist its fundraising projects $5,000 in advertising space to support and highlight OUTLine October fundraising events

Dan Gardiner: Graphic design for advertising, flyers, logos, etc.

Deon Hendrickz: Design and technical upgrade of OUTLine website to facilitate donation processing


- A glamorous or sexy or fun carwash
- A sports tournament
- A private poker night
- Get a fierce or outrageous drag queen to visit people's workplaces and everyone must pay a bit of money or she won't leave
- Organise your friends to set up ongoing $10 monthly payments to OUTLine's "Give a little, Help a lot" programme
- A house party
- A LGBT celebrity date auction
- Host a private movie evening
- A sausage sizzle
- Create a Trade Me auction
- Sponsored weight loss, where people pledge money for every kilo you lose.
- Run a garage Sale
- Organise a flashmob fundraiser
- A wine tasting
- That money you normally buy a latte with – donate it to OUTLine.
- A chocolate tasting
- Drag Bingo
- A speed dating night or afternoon
- Sell GLBT badges and jewellery
- An art auction
- A Walk for OUTLine
- Start convincing famous people to dance for OUTLine in next year's Dancing with the Stars.
- Celebrity Roast
- Roller Derby
- Dog Show
- A Dunk a Drag night: Reach the target and the brave gal gets dunked!
- Sponsored OUTLine dares: If someone does a dare the sponsor pays up!
- Tree Planting
- Strippers Night
- Gala Dinner

(Thanks to, Sarah from Flirt, Julian Cook and more for those quick starter ideas!)

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