Wellington Pride Parade 2017

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[00:00:00] This program is brought to you by pride in zero.com. [00:00:05] Can we all just sign up over here and kneel down so that everyone has an opportunity to be in the photograph? This looks great. You all look fabulous. And so clean. Brendan glasses outfit is. Thank you standing up straight, long mics. [00:00:24] Thank you so much. Now let's have your hands up and go heavy pride. 5432 now [00:00:31] Oh my god, that sounded like my mother's funeral. [00:00:35] Let's do [00:00:36] it again. And Let's all say heavy pride. like you mean it 54321. [00:00:45] That was deficient. [00:00:48] Can I was in time. Okay. I must mention City Council. And I got wrangled in today by Amanda Thanks a lot, Amanda. And she's asked me to lead the parade. What's is an absolute privilege. It's so great to be here with the community today. And it's it's also quite sad because a lot of the community and here today and it's nice to see a lot of young people here as well who are really, really proud to be gay and out there. And we're going to be walking through the streets and Wellington going to be interested to see what the responses are like from the people out there. And then the other thing I'm here for as well as my boss told me, I have to keep an eye on the health and safety. [00:01:31] I'm on a Segway I think I'm probably the worst person right now to be thinking about health and safety. But I'm sure it'll be famous and he was gonna have a great time. [00:01:40] I my God, look at that [00:01:42] play get some amazing. [00:01:44] Wow, how big is it? [00:01:46] I said like 20 meters or something like that. That is stunning. Well, that looks incredible. That is kind of look so effect going down quantifies. [00:01:56] Right, so we're going to make sure that we take one then the the two lanes they were at, so you guys sometimes may need to walk closer together. But the idea is to try and keep it as short as possible. And try not to drag it along the road because it's actually very spiritual flag. It's one of our international flag has come all the way in from across the seas to be with us today as 50 meters long and it has been at the front of many parades around the world. So everybody knows now where they are standing. I think we've got it all up. It's a way that we can get it up in the air and see whether we can get it. [00:02:39] Have you guys keep it nice and level, then it's going to look perfect. But hold on one hand and way but the other and enjoy yourself. Have a great time. Thanks so much shooting Association for for walking the flag. [00:02:52] My name is Jonathan G. I'm here representing the New Zealand Union of Students Association. So I'm here to say that tertiary institution should be an inclusive environment for evil of LGBT q i, that community. [00:03:08] And you're doing something very special today with the pride radio. [00:03:11] Yes, we are we're carrying this very, very special flag this. [00:03:16] So what does it mean to carry the rainbow flag. [00:03:18] And so we got told about the history of the flag and how it was stitched by by families who had family members who died of HIV in London. And it's been around pride parades around in London and Paris and it's just most recently been in Singapore. And that's the first time ever that it's been here in New Zealand. So I think it's very, very special thing. [00:03:42] Yeah. So it's not only the main rainbow flag but we've got a multitude of leg so you can we go through some of the other folks with book. [00:03:50] Okay, so this one that I'm wearing is the trains flex and it can also encompass gender queer non binary, if that's the flag that people want to identify with this flag. Here's the by sexual flag. And this one is the pain sexual flag and this is the main Gay Pride rainbow flag. I know that the bisexual flag is like pink and blue make purple or something like that. That's why they've chosen these colors for it. I'm not too sure about the other ones. But [00:04:20] I'm not too sure about the symbolism of the flag but I'm kind of sexuality is some, I guess sexuality that encompasses all genders, male, female, and everything in between. What does [00:04:31] carrying the flag and the pride parade means you today? [00:04:34] I don't actually know we were going to be doing it. [00:04:39] Oh my god, this is like a really huge honor. I'm like, really like humbled to know that we were going to be carrying this and that it's like the first pride pride and like, almost 30 years and that we're going to be the ones that are like, you know, carrying the torch like future generations of LGBT. Q people. Yeah. [00:05:00] Yeah, it's it's a mess of all know, this so much sacrifice involved in like this particular flag. And yeah, it's a huge, huge honor to carry it. [00:05:10] Yeah, definitely. Like, I started coming out this summer is bisexual. And so I came here. Not really, you know, wanting to be part of it. But I wasn't expecting to be part of something so huge and significant. So I feel very privileged to be here with the uni. And yeah, [00:05:27] yeah, man. It's just an absolute honor. I mean, it's really hard not to want to cry when you hear about the story behind it, because it's so amazing what these people have done after what they had to go through. And I just think that we're so privileged, and I feel very humbled to be asked to, you know, be a part of carrying the flag so much meaning behind it. Yeah. [00:05:46] I think yeah, it's such an incredible privilege to be able to hold this flag. And yeah, and I couldn't help but getting the biggest fans when we talk when the history of it was talked about to us. So yeah, now it's really, really fantastic that we have this opportunity. And they said that they want us to carry it because we're the real young people, me the leaders of the future. They can hopefully sort of carrier and you sort of inclusive culture of the queer community and turn us into society. So it's, it's very, very special. [00:06:19] Okay, hi, I'm Adrian curling, and I'm the chair of Wellington pride. So, kind of the chair of this whole operation, which just feels really surreal to me. [00:06:30] You know, we started modestly with upper edge two years ago in 2015. And started to take over the footpath, and the waterfront. And, you know, we started to make ourselves known invisible, and people really got into it. But to see where we've come and such a short period of time, [00:06:53] two years on and 2710 saying so many people, so many colorful floats, [00:07:01] lots of different organizations represented, I'm just looking at just a burst of color here. Balloons everywhere, and glitter and rainbows and fairy wings. It's just, we're taking over and we're going to actually set down the streets. I'm psyches cap. Wait, I can't I'm so excited. [00:07:18] So So where are you watching? What are the streets. [00:07:20] So we're in Tennyson straight right now. And then we'll be leaving Tennyson going down Cambridge straight towards Courtney place. And then we'll be going all the way down quite a place to turn on K Street. So you know, Courtney places one of our big big main streets in Wellington. So we're shutting down the traffic and we will be making your presence known and have so much fun. Then once we get to Tara, Nike will go down towards the waterfront, and sort of disembark somewhere on the waterfront. So all of the vehicles and floats, we'll, we'll leave it at that point, and the rest of us will walk into my tenure Park, and we will kick off out of the park for the day. [00:07:58] So why is pride Well, why a pride parade so important. [00:08:02] Just think we need [00:08:03] our community, there's so much our community, we're not very visible. So I just I tell this story that I tried to get involved in the community and just like four years ago, and Wellington and it took me months, it took me months to find that community. And, and I was a lot of digging online, and it didn't feel like it was something that was easily accessible and visible. And once I got in, oh man, I got him. And, you know, now it's hard not to see the community, especially today. But But we it's hard to reach out to people who want to join us and, and the rest of the city, you know, our allies to come and support us. And, and on top of that there's still so many issues that we need to push forward for our community. I mean, there's shocking statistics for for our young people, you know, we've still have really high suicide rates for our young, trans, gay, queer youth. There's some there's some, you know, difficult truths about our community still. And so it's not just a big celebration, it's also a, hey, we're still here. And we need to still make sure that we get what we need for our community and make sure that we keep people safe, and that people can be proud to be here they are. And we can also do that by being fabulous and showing off all our amazing creativity and our amazing spirit. And I think that's what today's about. [00:09:31] I'm Jen Loki on the Green Party and P and we are currently and Tillerson freedom Wellington with a whole bunch of gorgeous looking queers getting ready for the Pride Parade. [00:09:43] Now, this is the first time in a few years that the pride parades actually gone on Willington streets that's been going around the waterfront for a couple of years. What is the significance of like going through city streets? [00:09:54] I think it's really it's climbing aspects. And there is something really poignant about it. For me, I remember on the last devotion parades through the streets, and gathering and it feels like the town is yours. Not that you're kind of relegated to, you know, [00:10:10] a space on the edge that actually, you know, we are part of this town and the house of the tab. [00:10:17] So what was that last bright light going through the city? [00:10:19] I see. I was a young thing at the time, and it was so fun. It was really there's my memory of that I dressed as a [00:10:29] as a black theory. And, [00:10:31] and it was just like, it really was a total celebration. And we were spending the day being like happy devotion day. And it was, you know, like that such a gorgeous spirit to bring to the city. [00:10:45] Yeah. [00:10:47] Okay, so read inside out, and we've got a bunch of young people and we're about to march in the parade. We are addressing and hide those risks. For no reason other than that's all decorations you get, and we're just gonna hold off how signs and what what happens three and hold up our banner and be young people in the parade. Can you describe what [00:11:09] would you what you brought along? [00:11:11] Okay, so I've got a bunch of little hats. And we've got these diamonds that we hope to coordinate, everyone called them up so that they end up in the shape of a heart. [00:11:22] But I'm not managing that because that sounds too hard. [00:11:26] And this right here is our cow that we're going to push down the street. And [00:11:34] so why is it important for young people to be marching in pride? [00:11:37] Okay, would you like [00:11:38] to, [00:11:39] because it looks young people be seen and the queer community and I think because we know that there are a lot of events and they generally 18 plus. And so it's really important for young queer youth to be able to be seen or heard as well and enjoy this experience of [00:11:51] who they [00:11:52] can't just come on as coaches to the inside out broad. [00:11:55] really lucky to [00:11:56] have a thank you. [00:11:59] Inside Out, [00:12:00] well inside out as a national organization that works with queer youth and families and ultra. So we do we run national police for it's like kind of a campaign for three days for young people to connect with each other. We run dead silence, which is also a national program about bringing attention to bullying amongst [00:12:21] queen. Yes, we might resources for families and schools. Our biggest [00:12:27] aim is to create a world where it's safe for our young people to be who they are. [00:12:33] I'm Stephen, I just wanted to do something new and joining the parade. And I feel like it would help me meet people from different walks of life from different characters. [00:12:46] Yeah, I'm Jay and I'm just it seems like fun. I want to give back to the community and it's chance to meet other people in the LGBT community. [00:12:53] Hi, I'm since he I'm here to support diversity and, you know, that comes with people from all walks of life. So, you know, it's important to just be a part of this and show that we support their, their way of living. [00:13:11] So why is a pride parade important white or white applied physical important. [00:13:17] I feel like [00:13:19] some parts of the gay community and the concept of gayness isn't quiet. In the public's mind, we are quite fully aware or accepting of what goes on. So I just feel like a pride wouldn't bring unity. [00:13:36] I guess similar thoughts. I mean, there's often a lot of visibility of the queer community, and especially I'm trained in the trans community, in particular, doesn't have much visibility doesn't have much acceptance. So it's a good chance to kind of get out there. And really just have fun. [00:13:52] All fragments of probes important. Because pride is important. Because it's not really natural for an oppressed group to have pride. [00:14:02] So for [00:14:03] us to get together and be like, you know, we were like, [00:14:07] in the minority, but we're like, and we support each other, and for the rest of the city to see that for us to be visible for like a few hours is cool. [00:14:16] Yeah, visibility is important. And I'm a teacher. So I've invited a lot of my families and students to come. So I want them to say, however, they didn't find the future that this is just normal. And you can just be yourself and have a good time. And it doesn't matter what other people say. [00:14:39] So I'm [00:14:39] Lewis wall, very proud member of parliament and a very proud member of that rainbow community. And we are in Wellington, for the inaugural Pride Parade. What [00:14:51] I gazillion people around and just so much excitement, it's it's amazing to be here. [00:14:56] When we reflect on the last year, what are some of the biggest issues for regular people in New Zealand? [00:15:02] Oh, look, I think the biggest issues now, around the issues of full equality, and particularly for our trans and intersex community, I think that the complexity of gender identity is now becoming more and more. And I'll say mainstream, because people are starting to talk about these issues. I think, historically, we've had an effect that some of our children are born into six or their, some of their children have different gender identities. So the biological identities, and parents haven't been able to articulate it, I don't think clinicians have been fully able to articulate the needs of our communities. But the reality is, we're a natural phenomenon, which means that we're not abnormal, we're actually normal parts of the human family. And I think the issue is about how we be still particularly with young people who are becoming who they are as a challenge. But it's not a challenge for my own, stand together and use your voice collectively to say, we've got children, and particularly young people right around the country who needs support. And so we have to support our young people in that process. [00:16:07] So what needs to change in the next year, [00:16:08] I think the biggest change has to be an investment by our health system, and getting the clinicians who are able to perform what seems to be the last part of a process. I think we've got psychologists, we've got endocrinologists, so we can do the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, young people can be on a pathway to hormone therapy, but we haven't got the last bit of the process right there as we don't have the surgeon who can perform the surgeries and our own country. I think that, from my perspective, we are contributing to the youth suicide issue in our community. And I think we just have to just continue to speak out and highlight the need, and actually forcing the in the government to treat us like equal citizens, and to prioritize the health services that we require. [00:16:57] So at present, we don't actually have a surgeon in us, but they will do their surgeries. [00:17:01] It's right, he retired four years ago, and we haven't replaced them. And he was only one person and he did the he actually could do the top surgeries. But we've never had anybody who has the capacity to do the bottom surgery in transitioning particularly from female to male. But we now know where we've got over 100 people on the waiting list. And I think it's absolutely unacceptable that people have to wait duty two years to have a surgery, that actually is crucial to them being able to live and function and, and our community. And we've hit some media just recently about people who have chosen to go overseas and the complications of those surgeries. So when they can come back to New Zealand where they aren't covered by ICC. So you know, these are these aren't complex issues. This is our responsibility. People shouldn't have to do this by themselves. Community shouldn't have to do it by themselves, no one chooses. So I think guys for a pretty painful use both psychologically and physically. So we have to as a as a country, very responsive to the needs of all of our community, which includes our LGBT I'm now trying to command a nice. [00:18:13] Come on with the DOM stripe. Pants Wellington. Yeah. [00:18:18] Hi, Deborah Stewart, and I'm with the dance float as well. Thanks. [00:18:23] Hi, [00:18:23] I'm Mary north, and I hang around with history and Deborah. And what is the dance? The [00:18:29] dance floaters [00:18:30] to talk about, and to show that the the Wellington, same six adults group, which is a open to everyone, as for same sex and friends, and we have lessons every Sunday, and we do it by cohort. So everyone, it's open to everyone and everyone who come and learn to dance and have a lovely time. And you don't need a partner, you just come and have a great time. [00:18:55] And how [00:18:56] big is the group? Recently, we've been getting good numbers of we've got some new kids starting with us as well. And the numbers been ranging from 20 to 30 people every Sunday. [00:19:08] So today is pride. And we've got a pride parade coming up. What are you going to be doing in the parade? We [00:19:14] going to be dancing, a clip, clip dance, [00:19:18] that they will be twirling and they will be flourishes, the biggies. [00:19:23] And we change Patmos she do [00:19:28] what do you think something like a pride parade is important? I [00:19:32] think it's as we've seen with with Trump is that people think well, you don't need to have a pride parade, you don't need to have any of that sort of thing, because everyone just accepts it now. But as you've seen with this one to the right wing right around the world, actually, we still have to be out there and fight for, for gay rights and for women's rights. And for all those rights that everyone thought we'd already got. [00:19:58] Started to broadcasting, we definitely need to be still Facebook still out there, educating people still making people aware of [00:20:08] people passing away with age shoes, and also LGBT issues as well that are still being ignored or the stigma that goes with it. So [00:20:21] and I are friends and families are going to come out and cheer us. And I guess it doesn't happen often on a girl's life, that we get applauded for being gay, because there is stigma there is we are the other we are marginalized, but not today. And all their friends and families and coworkers are coming out to cheer us and join them. [00:20:43] And one of the big differences in today's pride in Wellington is that it's actually going through the streets of Wellington. Whereas for the last couple of years, it's just been on the waterfront. So that's that's quite a big changes. [00:20:52] Lovely. Isn't it? Lovely? [00:20:53] Yeah. When was the last time it was on the streets? You know, [00:20:56] I do remember I do remember I was walking with the list mothers because there was some cute girls the [00:21:04] and it would have been about 15 years ago. And I remember walking from civic square down will a street and it was quite businesslike and that we all walked along. It has its this year's parade is going to be far more filled with flourishes because we've got the drag queens organizing us. [00:21:26] So 15 years ago, so that would have been early 2000s. What What was the response like from the crowds? [00:21:32] It was pretty good. But when we went past the bars, it wasn't second third. And we did get pelted with eggs on occasion from the Christians got together with the little packets of eggs and three weeks that as mothers and children. So I'm looking forward to the fabulous mess of this parade and be able to do it again without getting attacked. [00:21:52] I'm James minute, I'm from rainbow pages. And we're one of the major sponsors of the Wellington pride festival. So we're really proud to to be first time ever sponsoring this and being part of a parade that [00:22:03] hasn't been around for 27 years. And so what's your role today? [00:22:07] My role today is to drive the front vehicle. My rainbow bill which you'll probably see a man on the back of my vehicle. I've got his lordship the mayor and BMP grand Robinson. And then we have some other dignitaries and the cars behind us. So [00:22:25] we're, [00:22:26] we're leading the parade right through for possible and then misquoting The, the VIP through to the park, which is going to be a great day [00:22:35] is the first Pride Parade your dinner. [00:22:39] This is the first Wellington Pride Parade. They didn't know I've been in media Pride Parade, I'm getting older. I used to be one of the organizers of Melbourne, Sydney. So I've walked in seven of those done to Oakland pride parades. And this is the first Wellington. [00:22:57] So what is the matter ground like and suddenly [00:23:00] it's based [00:23:02] I think Mardi Gras because it's been going now for 37 years. It's so well established in it is a beacon for the southern hemisphere to support the rainbow communities. And it's just turned into something that's quite special in [00:23:20] I must admit, I'm a kiwi. I moved to Sydney for five years to work for Mardi Gras. [00:23:25] My first Mardi Gras parade, you just feel it's it's an amazing feeling. Because you've got 300,000 people on the side of the road, usually around about 10,000 people in the parade. Doesn't matter where you are in the parade, you just have this, you just oozing everybody's energy. And it's it's quite astounding, this last open Pride Parade I was in and actually walked it instead of driving it. And it was a whole different feeling doing it in your own country. I'm so proud of those guys. And so proud of Wellington pride for getting this one back up and running. And we hope to develop it in years. And I'm certainly going to put my support and my business support behind the Wellington pride festival in the coming years to develop it into an event that's recognized internationally. And I think we can get there. We're going to go from a small pray maybe today with 20 odd floats to hopefully next year increasing it by another 20 and making it bigger, brighter, more beautiful and in more fabulous. [00:24:32] I'm Brian Robinson on the MP for Wellington Central and we're standing and Tina some street and Wellington ready to go in the first Pride parade and 20 plus years is a bit of debate going on. Because I remember devotion parade. But um, yeah, amazing to see this happening and such a good thing. [00:24:48] That was like devotion, pride received all those years ago. [00:24:51] Yeah, [00:24:52] my memories are really quite right. For me, it was a really big deal because I don't need just move to Wellington in any just come out and it was sort of, you know, quite a different experience. I don't entirely remember hours received actually, it, actually, which was great fun down on the waterfront. But yeah, now look, I think a lots changed, obviously. And that time and it was 10 years on from my mistakes Law Reform or there abouts. And so things were still quite new and free shin and I was still a lot of of what had happened during law reform was lingering over as I look around the crowd today, and these this huge group of young people who are growing up in a world that the one that we hoped we would create, you know, I'm actually feeling comfortable in who they are. And this is a great way for them to get on the streets of Burlington and express that. [00:25:40] So what are some of those challenges? So pricing right by people in New Zealand? [00:25:43] Oh, [00:25:44] you know, these, these the strategy at legislative stuff around the trans community and gender identity generally. And that is becoming more and more prominent an issue. And obviously, I think we're going to have to resolve that at a legislative level, then there really is what I'm always used to call the dignity the agenda, which is how do we translate, having made these legislative advances into all people of all backgrounds, living lives of dignity, and you know, that requires attitude, no change in there, it's hard. And so that's going to take a lot more time. I think particularly in that context of schools, and knowing that schools are still not all safe environments for our young, queer community, that's got to be one of the biggest changes we make. There's a lot of work to do with education review office with the curriculum, with school's themselves and making sure we create really safe spaces for young people. And so that's probably for me, sits at the top of the list. Health Services exist for trans community to health services. And we've got the current situation within today for really struggling to keep expanding, going, you know, they've got this fantastic ending HIV program, but it's not going to work. At least they've got support from central government for funding. [00:26:55] Hello, I'm Thomas, I'm with the Iman HIV foundation floats. [00:27:00] We all do the condo mapping the columns that they give out of the bars, so we got it involved through this, but also, it's just, I don't know, it just seemed like a really fun time. I swapped shifts at the last minute because I realized how fun it was going to be. [00:27:14] And it is a good cause. [00:27:15] Me, [00:27:16] I'm supporting my friends. I'm a straight man, but that's okay. [00:27:22] But uh, [00:27:23] is Thomas and shorter, one of my closest friends you know, I support I support the lifestyle choices provided it safe about it, which I wish otherwise you wouldn't be able to say. So, you know, love is love for all here for everyone. So that's me. [00:27:35] I'm Sean. Same as Thomas, I'm just here to support the Iman and any HIV float. When I moved down to Wellington, last year, they kind of racket condom rapping in column packing and the our secret kind of provided a space for me to kind of like, grow, grow within the community and actually make other gay friends and such. And yeah, it's just been great of a sudden slight, I met Tom who's one of my best mates through everything. And yeah, it's just been an awesome time ever since. And that's why I'm here today. Basically, [00:28:09] I'm Kelly, I'm gonna I'm just here to support my friends and look pretty basically my job. But I'm willing, I'm willing the HIV as well. And we go everyone say to pick condoms at the famous into stuff here in Wellington and you want a job, it didn't come along from five to seven. That's a plug [00:28:29] in club, like you just get back while you're doing something simple with your hands, it [00:28:32] was really nice chips, you might not get any because I eat them all. But [00:28:37] it gets real. It's a fun time. So we just bringing that fun time to the fried today. So hopefully that comes through. [00:28:44] So what are the biggest issues with HIV education in this country today? [00:28:49] Sigma is definitely one of the biggest issues for those who are both at risk of contracting and also those who have contracted [00:28:59] generally education in schools for non heterosexual purposes is also big issue coming from rural High School and such we didn't really get any sexual education at all outside of you know, wear a condom if you're doing it with someone else. The left of that and then yeah also just a lot of misinformation about treatment as prevention programs task and [00:29:24] pre exposure [00:29:26] prophylaxis prep [00:29:29] the thing with the education 68 and schools as it can be incredibly hasn't miss some schools are brilliant and some schools are terrible and when I was at school our fix it for same sex people amounted to gay people exist. [00:29:48] But I have a friend of mine who was absolutely terrified of being gay because he came away thinking legitimately thinking that if you have gay six, you will have you will get AIDS because HIV is spontaneously created when you have gay sex. [00:30:06] Which is absurd. But it terrified of rages and [00:30:13] you [00:30:13] know, we do [00:30:15] we need something more comprehensive and we need everyone to do it. [00:30:20] curriculum type thing as opposed [00:30:21] to just you know, [00:30:23] no guidelines schools do what you want to the level that you want as we currently have [00:30:28] now. [00:30:30] Gentlemen, what am I going to do now is we're going to have the cutting of the ribbon, which is quite significant for el el de de ti ti community. Shout out [00:30:43] Ladies and gentlemen, can [00:30:44] we just have a moment as a father Father, Kevin is going to give us our blessing that will protect us while we're walking in the price. [00:31:00] At moto [00:31:10] Moto, [00:31:13] Moto, moto [00:31:17] moto need too much in between a matter [00:31:22] Claudia ketone [00:31:23] a minute [00:31:38] so now we're going to have the man who's going to speak very loudly so that you can all hear [00:31:49] and it's great to see you here tonight. [00:31:54] Amanda see where your brain I don't know we'll wait a bit at least on a Saturday morning. [00:32:00] Monday to Friday he's [00:32:03] not but I think it's about time we upgraded that I think it's about time here in Wellington we're making a motor motor in Wellington and a bit more color match even a rainbow [00:32:18] and the next Brian Brian arrives dimension the blank and the player on early bird price range and the baseball with a bright tonight absolutely taking ownership you shouting out loud I want to see some color and one of these were great morning Gen for many decades around around [00:32:43] around marriage equality. And I want to thank the latest representative of all of us as well for the contribution you bye Thank you [00:32:55] we're going to start cutting the ribbons now so if you want to take a photo of this [00:33:00] today [00:33:02] Justin list of cuts of read women symbolizing six and blood [00:33:09] family [00:33:11] Suzanne Tommy [00:33:15] Tommy Kate from the Wellington City Council who else who was our cultural it beats organizer she'll cut paper what [00:33:25] spirituality ladies and gentlemen [00:33:30] was [00:33:31] telling the Blue Ribbon [00:33:36] which represents [00:33:42] green [00:33:46] Green Ribbon which is growth [00:33:55] crap and representing far no [00:34:04] touching the yellow ribbon switches remembrance [00:34:13] dd [00:34:15] dd cutting the paper which symbolizes assets that community [00:34:27] pride Wellington [00:34:39] in the moment, we can see the drag queens on the fly with a beautiful colors of the rainbow. [00:34:48] HIV HIV is a new campaign for the museum a nice transition moving towards the idea that we should be able to have care discrimination and zero addictions and 2025 that's pretty cool. It's got some gorgeous mean on the back of the truck bed. Okay, it's guys shut off so dreamy [00:35:11] and then we've also got a whole bunch of volunteers from New Zealand is foundation at tackle the chromosome so it's really cool to see them out really nice to see some great support from the community and we've also got a whole lot of people from Wellington coming out to say the right things so [00:35:30] if it got the PPT I wanted the union's here for teachers in the PSA so the union moments right here is fantastic that are aware about having a great [00:35:41] morning with a CT us and of course we've got the DFW swimming great now that right you can see the naked in the post on time. [00:35:51] Very nice. I see [00:35:53] it's an amazing see of color and amazing see of rainbows this incredible This is incredible that Wellington has got back to this our member the devotion parade it was it was amazing and it is just heartening to see the mere you know on a float leading at our community. This is unreal absolutely unreal. Yeah. Very emotional. [00:36:23] Wow. [00:36:25] Yeah. [00:36:26] Wow. This is absolutely astounding because my mind goes back 30 years and this would notice we have 70 different groups so much joy so many people stare the episode. Well I am who I haven't it's good to be who I am wonderful. [00:36:45] Yeah, one of the first we had and we did have tomatoes and eat chocolate. [00:36:51] But this is just so wonderful. And I mean look at that crowd I remember so many happy people and it's just wonderful visibility and a good on Willington [00:37:03] right [00:37:05] and just look at the amount of flags the color that is wonderful [00:37:12] we've got a [00:37:14] faith communities united on love bridges not walls and all these wonderful [00:37:23] the man and the local parliamentary member and the same car in the parade. Wonderful. [00:37:37] Just sort of Christian group which again, we've had the trends people will also fabulous now we've got a whole lot of people which are these Libyans [00:37:46] social group. They're [00:37:48] actually quite just never actually been [00:37:49] the drums behind them at the place. Where are you from? I [00:37:52] love writing. [00:37:54] I didn't see don't come out favorite as well. I miss cola and I've just come down [00:37:58] to support bride because the girls always kind of been sold out. So I'm down here supporting you in a bad one. [00:38:07] Having a drink [00:38:10] with us. [00:38:11] So what have you [00:38:13] Okay, so here we have I'm gonna have a look because I haven't got my glasses on. But they look like a game drum panky Association. [00:38:22] So you're saying everything was kind of soft focus at the moment? Yes, [00:38:25] actually, because I can't really say because I haven't got my granny glasses on. It's not a good luck. [00:38:30] But I'm looking at the one behind and it looks quite a trend that been around you probably could say if you want to been diving into my my floral bouquet. Can you see what it says lesbian? [00:38:44] Gay, [00:38:44] Lesbian, [00:38:45] Gay and Lesbian group. [00:38:47] Well, social group. That's [00:38:49] what everyone needs one of those. [00:38:51] And we've got the New Zealand place coming up behind and there is oh my gosh, is my drag queens honor those are the dogs. [00:38:58] Okay. [00:39:00] Sorry, my bad. [00:39:02] Let's give them a wave. Can you do what [00:39:05] you're doing? [00:39:09] And what we're coming to the end of it now allows screwed looks like they're gay. The cheerleading Association. could be wrong. I didn't see. [00:39:21] What do you bank with? [00:39:24] You don't think [00:39:25] I'm like it's like a tap [00:39:26] and go machine and never decline. [00:39:30] So I can see the landscape. And then we're just going to hold on a bunch of people down here, who I think it just helped to support. fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, fabulous day. Happy Pride Wellington everyone. [00:39:44] You're actually living off [00:39:45] what I like to look at it as the caffeine [00:39:51] spray. [00:39:54] Now I'm [00:39:55] going to get this out of the synthetic away. Thank you. Have a fabulous day. [00:39:59] Thank you. Happy Friday. [00:40:07] Amanda, how does it go here? [00:40:08] This is amazing. I sort of kind of expected well hoped for about 30 Well, no, say 20 floats and 300 people. today. As you can see we've had about 29 floats and about 1400 people. So it's amazing. This has been absolutely incredible. I think because it's being held in Wellington after 27 years, and amazing accomplishment for the Wellington City Council also for our gay community. I think this is an a, an eclectic array of spirit manna and Tollner that we've done today. I'm really really happy. Really happy. Thanks any

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