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ANZ ‘glams up’ ATMS to ‘GAYTMs’ to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

ANZ has “glammed up” its ATMs to celebrate their partnership with the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival, commissioning artists to individually decorate ten “GAYTMs” around Sydney using colours, patterns and jewels inspired by LGBTI culture.

The artworks include the ‘Hello Sailor’ GAYTM which was designed to celebrate the Defence Force allowing its members to march in uniform for the first time last year.

They will print rainbow coloured receipts while selected ANZ ATM screens in metropolitan cities will also carry messages of support for the festival.

Mark Hand, chair of ANZ Australia’s Diversity Council said in a statement: “This association is all about encouraging an environment where everyone feels comfortable being themselves at work. You don’t get the benefits of a diverse workforce if some people are expending vast amounts of energy pretending to be something they are not and trying to conform.”

During the Mardi Gras Festival, ANZ is donating ATM operator fees for non-ANZ cardholders from its GAYTMs to Twenty10, a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people and their family and friends who are dealing with gender and sexuality issues.

“We want the best people to work at our organisation and given how many people identify as LGBTI, we want to make sure that everyone feels welcome here at ANZ – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” Hand said.

This is the eighth consecutive year ANZ has partnered with the festival with the bank becoming the festival’s inaugural principal partner this year.

The GAYTMs can be found in various Sydney locations on Oxford Street, Pitt Street, George Street, Castlereagh Street, Surry Hills and Bondi Junction.

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