WATCH: This Bank Is So Gay
An Australian bank is taking its redecoration efforts to a whole new level.
The Oxford Street, Sydney, branch of Aussie banking company ANZ underwent a super gay makeover in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the bank's sponsorship of the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, reports Campaign Brief.
A crew spent hours decking the bank with pink walls, fancy paintings, penguin statues, and “GayTMs” (a play on regular ATMs). The bank even changed its name to the LGBT-themed GAYNZ just for the occasion.
“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 chair Mark Hand told Campaign Brief. “Over the past few years we have had an incredible response to our GayTMs, so it was only natural to take things to a new level to celebrate the milestone. GAYNZ is often used to describe us at Mardi Gras and 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 Oxford Street branch is on the Mardi Gras parade route. Mardi Gras festivities are going on now through March 6, with the parade set for March 5.
Watch ANZ’s queer transformation in the video below.