Pride Parade #1

On February 18, 2013 by Eye on Auckland

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

Pride Parade 2013

Due to the fact that I have way too many photographs to publish, I will post them in instalments over the coming days. As you may or may not know, the last Auckland Pride Parade was in 2011 and now it is back with a vengeance ! Thousands of people lined Ponsonby Road and were delighted by the sounds, the colour, the frivolity and the costumes. It was a gay old time and a good time had by all.

The event was opened by a ribbon-cutting ceremony :

The Purple Ribbon – Viv Rosenberg and Felicity O’Driscoll (Ponsonby Business Association)

The Blue Ribbon – Nikki Kaye and Dr Paul Hutchinson (National Party MP’s)

The Red Ribbon – David Shearer, Louisa Wall and Jacinda Arden (Labour Party MP’s)

The Green Ribbon – Kevin Hague and Jan Logie (Green Party MP’s)

The Orange Ribbon – David Huebner (US Ambassador to NZ) and Jonathan Smith (Parade Coordinator)

The Yellow Ribbon – Mayor Len Brown

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – Nikki Kaye. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – Mayor Len Brown. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – Mayor Len Brown and Jacinda Arden. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – rainbow ribbons. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – David Shearer, Jacinda Arden and Louisa Wall. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – Jan Logie and Kevin Hague. Photo by Sydney.

16 FEB 13 26°C AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE 2013

The Opening Ceremony – David Huebner and Jonathan Smith. Photo by Sydney.

 

 

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