The Auckland Pride Parade took to Ponsonby Road today as part of the Auckland Pride Festival. While it differed in many ways from the Hero Parades I remember from 1992 and beyond, it was still a great day, and I, like many others, am hoping it becomes a regular fixture again on the Auckland calendar.
The moment of greatest significance for me was seeing Maryan Street walking with her placard. I found myself yelling out in support almost involuntarily. It reminded me that while we've come a long way, we still have further to go.
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