The NEW Wellington Pride Parade will be part of the Wellington Pride Festival and promises to “bring colour, diversity, celebration, and fabulousness to Wellington!’
A Wellington Pride Parade will officially return as part of the Wellington Pride Festival on Saturday 9 March 2024.
The new organisers have called a Community Hui on Monday 13 November (105 Manners Street, Wellington) for community members to have their say on the parade. The previous Wellington International Pride Parade was criticised by community groups including Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and Ivy Bar for allowing the presence of uniformed police and armed services marching (including, at one time, a decorated tank). The Hui will be an opportunity for groups to iron out conflicting visions of the parade.
In a statement yesterday, the former Parade organisers the Wellington International Pride Parade (WIPP) board have said:
“WIPP will soon be opening a grants application programme, to disperse our remaining moneys to Wellington’s rainbow community groups. We will post further information around the criteria and application process here on this Facebook page.