Alison Mau: Pride after the fall – what next?



NOTE: The trust on the famous party strip and Auckland party, Ponsonby Road, have been involved this week.

Those who did not know the place, they could not see the difference – the bars and restaurants still continue to grow by doing so; stay the visitor rods & # 39; – but the regret is hanged in the air.

Typically at this time of the year the barricades are up, the bodies are oiled, the skipper is split, her cheeks are covered with dark kisses. In five short years, the Pride Procession has been a wonderful date for the church and the immediate communities.

But not this year. It was carried out with an enormously powerful struggle between factions in the community and a parade was replaced in a completely different location of the town.

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You could say that his / her succession was successful. The 2018 event is the biggest and most spectacular of the previous five years of revival.

The Auckland & Pride march was sent to march for 2019.

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The Auckland & Pride march was sent to march for 2019.

It had been a requirement of its event calendar in Auckland, and more controversial, "support" for companies and organizations that always wanted to; flying their friendly qualifications, or at least some of them looked like.

It was inevitable to grow pheasants, and there has been a drive to keep that time. But how do you do that without leaving others – over people and colorful people, for the beginning – behind?

Do that together with something that did not identify a person: despite years of support from film companies for his march, he did not; It was a corporate board. He was the treasurer; Matty Jackson, the first one to go, resides in November, and agrees that this is a stretch of volunteer volunteers and their dealings.

The decision made an impediment to a policeman from marching in uniform in the & # 39; the parade of corporate supporters and participants to withdraw and vote on their behalf; They can arrange the Pride board.

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The decision made an impediment to a policeman from marching in uniform in the & # 39; the parade of corporate supporters and participants to withdraw and vote on their behalf; They can arrange the Pride board.

The board made some things right. Jackson says he has broken off taxes and has made free membership, including people who are traditionally involved – that's something he's proud of. He gave him a series of hui. The word has returned that some LGBTQI + people are not feeling safe around the policemen, and the reasons are very legitimate for them; feeling like that.

This is where things can be different. Reasonably proven question – according to the lines of "what your ideas about trying to work with our police and negotiations with us?" – and there may be a reasonable time to be & # 39; receiving responses from the community on some of the subsequent persecution.

But that's something that's not the case.

Many of the sub-generous people and colorful people said that the police were involved in unlawful leaving Pride.

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Many of the sub-generous people and colorful people said that the police were involved in unlawful leaving Pride.

We have no march. We have a march that brings Auckland Pride a major way back to the international Pride's roots, who are complaining. Pride has never been a party – it's politically.

And there is a ton of other things to do. There are plays, comedy, family picnic, film writers, free film shows, bad public talks, yoga, sports, bingo drawing, a garden trip, poetry reading, even a dog show.

Sunday is also the 20th Century Maturity; A tradition that has survived even in the years when there was no march. There are many ways to identify.

Crety Rock chair chairman board of Auckland Pride.

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Crety Rock chair chairman board of Auckland Pride.

But what next? Cissy Rock, the woman who admits her "celebrity" as currently chairman of the Pride board, tells me that the plan for 2020 will be a " See more previous groups – "sexy, non-native people" – funding to hold their events at Pride, which has so far been focused on its & # 39; most at "cis[gender], men ".

"People say, & # 39; I know where I'm now responding," said Rock.

Perhaps that means dividing down the middle; Different parts of the community support their own concerts. There may be march and march – or maybe it looks like Wellington Pride, where there is a morning hikoi, an afternoon march and Out In The Park in a Civil Square.

It brings more than once to break the broken relationships in the LGBTQI community, but Rock says she will try to work in the six months.

"Some people see them as well as incorporating some of the most remote organizations, some of them seeing and damaging a beautiful paradise," she said.

"But you need to be heavy. I'm up for that."


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