Auckland War Memorial Museum in gay pride colours for the Auckland Pride Festival.
Last Saturday saw a procession of homosexuals make their way along the axis of Auckland’s gay universe, or if you’re looking for it on the map, Ponsonby Rd.
To be honest, procession probably isn’t quite the right word.
As part of the Auckland Pride Festival, this year’s Pride Parade is the successor to the legendary Hero parades of the 1990′s, events that would attract crowds of up to 200,000 people to witness the sometimes X-rated celebration of Auckland’s gay culture, before the Hero Festival folded in 2001 due to ongoing financial difficulties.
So Saturday afternoon saw me toddling off to Ponsonby to watch a long-awaited public celebration of what it means to be gay in Auckland.