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Find out more about our not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers passionate about equality and diversity.

Rainbow Pride Auckland has been established to provide an inclusive vehicle to celebrate the New Zealand Rainbow Community.

We stand for an inclusive, positive and peaceful society that is made up of diverse cultural backgrounds. We work hard to understand each community’s needs to bring people together.  We celebrate what has been accomplished, while working together constructively and respectfully for continued community empowerment.

We celebrate the diversity of our communities and their rich tapestry of individualism, identity, freedom of expression, community culture and growing every-day acceptance.

We are here to lead the celebration and give a voice to everyone underneath the rainbow umbrella, highlighting who we are and who we are proud to be.

We are here to run a parade and produce events which become the focal point of Rainbow Communities in New Zealand. The result will be a world class event which draws attention from on and off-shore audiences, showcasing our broad identity to all of the community.

We will reinstate and improve the direction of Auckland pride parades and events for 2020 onward. In partnership with the rainbow community and allies, we will encourage participation from community groups, corporates, police and government agencies to join the celebration.

Our vision

To cater for the needs of all Rainbow Communities in promoting social inclusion, individual choice and interdependence. We will expel racism, discrimination, bigotry and prejudice through deeper connections within our communities alongside engagement with New Zealand society.

Our values

Ngākau Pono / Integrity – we act with integrity and honesty. We build trust through openness, thoughtful conversations and delivering on our promises.

Whakaute / Respect – we show respect in our behaviour and expression for all people and groups, aiming to understand views different from ours to find common ground.
We are open-minded and abstain from discrimination on any grounds.

Matatika / Morality – we are here to empower, cause no harm and are compassionate and empathetic to all walks of life. By taking responsibility, being patient and courageous but never giving up, we bring value to Aotearoa and the world.

Pāpori / Social – we pay it forward and support other community groups that need a voice. We show compassion to those in need and those who don’t yet feel empowered.

We hold out our hand and say ‘come with us’!

About us

We’re a newly formed not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of our community.

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