No Pride in Prisons: A discussion around the Auckland Pride Parade is the latest move taken by No Pride in Prisons, a group advocating for the rights of trans prisoners through protest. This controversial group was criticised by some sections of the queer community after staging a protest during the 2016 Pride Parade. ”
No Pride in Prisons was formed following the 2015 Auckland Pride Parade to boycott the inclusion of violent and racist institutions” says the event page which went live yesterday.
The short documentary will examine the No Pride in Prisons ‘Fuck Pride Rally’ which took place on Karangahape Road at the same time as the Pride Parade took place on Ponsonby Road. The “short documentary discusses the formation, kaupapa, and actions held by NPIP,” with the screening will take place from 5:30 to 6pm on 15 May at K’ Road’s Whammy Bar.
The event will also feature music and poetry from within the queer community.
Entry fee works on a sliding scale with waged people at $10 per ticket, unwaged people at $5 per ticket, and free entry for anyone who has ever been incarcerated. All funds raised by the group will be used to fund the continued advocacy for trans and queer prisoners.
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