Destiny Church event cancelled after 'big gay party' threats

Gay rights activists are celebrating after their plans to hold a "big gay party" ended a Destiny Church event in Christchurch.

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has come under fire for claiming gay sex prompted New Zealand's earthquakes.

He was due to speak at an event at the Haeata Community Campus in Aranui on Monday night, but the booking has been revoked, after protesters organised a 'Queer Quake Mardi Gras' to welcome attendees.

The event was organised to "show the young minds attending Brian's talk that it is okay to be gay", the Facebook event page said.

"When Brian comes into our community, he creates an environment where homophobia and bigotry is okay, so the idea was to create a counter-narrative to that and make a safe place for people to be gay," protest organiser Josie Butler told Newshub.

Ms Butler is known for outlandish protests, famously throwing a dildo at National MP Steven Joyce while he was talking to media at Waitangi last year.

Dubbed 'Dildogate', the incident drew international attention, with comedian John Oliver featuring it on his show Last Week Tonight.