ANZ GayTM with Drag QueenIn honour of the 10th anniversary of ANZ’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras sponsorship, the bank will become GAYNZ.

In a public display of pride, the bank’s Oxford Street branch has been rebranded as a GAYNZ branch.

Mark Hand, Chair of ANZ’s Australia Division Diversity Council said: “Diversity, inclusion and respect is an important part of what we do at ANZ, so we are particularly proud of our partnership with Mardi Gras which started because our staff passionately believed in supporting the cause 10 years ago.”

ANZ has had an incredible response over the last few years to the bank’s GAYTMs. Hand said it is “the only natural to take things to a new level to celebrate the milestone.” He added, “we thought transforming the Oxford Street branch and naming it GAYNZ was a fitting way to demonstrate our continued support for the LGBTI community.”

The GAYNZ branch has been completely re-imagined inside and out with a baroque-inspired celebration of LGBTI culture. The branch features two new GAYTMs, ornate walls, a marbled floor and 16 unique, hand-painted murals inspired by the LGBTI community.

Four GAYTMs have also returned to the George Street and Pitt Street branches. ATM operator fees for non-ANZ cardholders from GAYTMs will once again be donated to Twenty10, a not-for-profit organisation working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.

ANZ is also collaborating with Twitter to develop a rainbow coloured flag emoji, which will appear whenever #GAYNZ is used.