Auckland Pride has just announced there will be no parade next year.
In place of a Pride parade, there will instead be a ‘march’ which express understands will not involve the previous corporates that have participated in previous years.
There will also be no opening gala or closing party in 2019.
The announced was made at tonight’s community hui at Freeman’s Bay community hall.
According to a number present at the meeting, the decision appears to have been made prior to the meeting.
The 2019 Auckland Pride Festival will run from February 1-17th.
So far there are roughly 40 less events being held next year as there was in 2018.
Registrations will stay open until the end of January express understands.