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Aotearoa Pride

Pride in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is a movement that provides support and events for the LGBTQI+ community.

Pride celebrates the diversity of queer communities and promotes diversity and inclusion in Aotearoa.


Pride began in Aotrea as a Gay Liberation protest in 1972, not long after the 1969 Stonewall Riots. It took off when Māori academic Ngahuia te Awekotuku was banned from the United States because she was a lesbian.

Today, Pride is celebrated widely with Pride parades attended by people all over Aotearoa. Workplaces host events and work towards getting the Rainbow Tick to show that they are an inclusive and progressive organisation.

What's next?

True equality for LGBTQI+ communities is still not quite there in Aotearoa.

Still, hopefully, with the work of organisations (listed below) promoting diversity and inclusion and participation and dedication of the community, we will get there soon.