NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Bank Creates “GAYTMs” To Celebrate Pride Month

Via Stuff New Zealand:

Sedate inner-city banking has been transformed with ANZ unveiling four fabulous “GAYTMs” in Auckland and Wellington to celebrate diversity and inclusion for New Zealand’s rainbow community. Dripping with rhinestones, the customised cash machines were accompanied today by ANZ staff dressed as their drag queen alter-egos, a colourful scene that stopped passersby in their tracks. “I think it’s awesome,” said one woman as she photographed the sparkling spectacle in Wellington’s Willis St today. The art installations celebrated the bank’s partnership with Auckland’s Pride Festival, which would run throughout this month, and Wellington’s Out In The Park on February 14, and marked its accreditation into the Rainbow Tick programme. The machines welcomed customers with rainbow-friendly messages on their screens and printed “out and proud” on receipts.

The concept first appeared in Sydney last year.

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