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Auckland wrong not to support Hero Parade

Thu 19 Sep 2002 In: New Zealand Daily News

South Australia's tourism minister says Auckland`s political leaders should realise the money-making capabilities of a gay and lesbian festival in the region. Dr Jane Lomax-Smith says her home state and the city of Adelaide endorses, supports and finances all types of festivals, including its month-long gay and lesbian event called Feast, starting late October. "There is a significant economic benefit. While it`s against the law to discriminate against race, gender or sexuality, and the bonus is it`s a really successful event, it makes economic sense because tourism dollars spread through the economy," Dr Lomax-Smith says.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Thursday, 19th September 2002 - 12:00pm

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