I noted a few ads in the NZ Herald for the Big Day Out recently.
It got me thinking of the similarly titled Big Gay Out, where you may recall Uncle Helen made some rather ambiguous comments about her sexuality a couple of years back.
Now, we'll leave those for another day.
But now she is no longer Dear Leader, what now for this event and which dignatories will be attending?
Helen's handbag Judith Tizard is no longer Culture minister and neither is she the member for Auckland Central.
So in what capacity might either venture down to Coyne Park next Sunday?
John Key is now prime minister, 'our prime minister' to quote the drag queens on Uncle Helen.
It is now the PM's duty to similarly attend, as he did when leader of the opposition.
We now have the openly gay Chris Finlayson, who should wave the pink flag for National.
The liberal and gay -friendly Auckland central MP, the lovely Nikki Kaye should also be present.
And perhaps it now befalls on Phil Goff to fill-in for Uncle Helen as Liarbour leader.
Now the big issues for the gay world are pretty much over. Homosexuality is legal , Civil Unions are happening, if not in huge numbers. And that's pretty much it. Society is largely tolerant. The battles have been won.
And this is good for National, as indeed it should be for the right.
It is time for National to show it is a more tolerant and diverse party than before, that all is welcome under John Key's big tent. Any bigotry is past and no longer should the right drive gays into left wing parties through prejudice. I believe the vast majority of the VRWC accept this too and they are not prejudiced either.
National should openly accept and welcome the settlement that Uncle Helen has left New Zealand with concerning these matters.
No doubt there will be those who still see Civil Unions as damaging marriage and families. But how can two guys or chicks making a committment do this, unless you believe there are thousands of men and women trapped in sham marriages just waiting for the excuse to dump their partners and run off with their gay and lesbian lovers?
So John Key needs to turn up and talk about a positive new National, open and diverse.
He should praise the Gay Auckland Business Association, noting its enterprise and charitable acticity.
He should welcome the prospect of New Zealand having a gay prime minister one day.
And he can, if he wants, correct himself by saying 'openly gay prime minister' and joking to Chris Finlayson that he's not ready to retire yet.
John Key should also say what his government is doing to help all New Zealanders, which includes gays.
He should echo many points raised in this piece by gay CentreRight UK blogger Graeme Archer, which fellow gay Brit Iain Dale quotes so approvingly: that gays are naturally conservative. That gay rights agendas on hate crimes are also damaging.
Indeed, I might add that a live and let live attitude is also the epitomy of the freedom loving right, in contrast to a nannying left that wants to poke its nose into everyone's business.
And why should gays support a party that brought in Working (for other people's) Families?
The PM might want to note, as this blog has done, that gays are moving rightwards in Europe in response to the violence and barbarity of homophobic Islamists.
That there are also gay Republicans in the USA, including gay conservatives, not to mention, Harvey Milk, the subject of a new movie Milk, who was initially a Republican.
There's gay Conservatives in Britain too.
So go out there Mr Prime Minister and spread the right Gospel to a new audience.
You don't have to bend over either, just get homosexuals to stop veering left and encourage them to try out a new position!