The Auckland Pride Festival has received a large number of expressions of interest, with over 50 different organisations and groups wishing to take part in the 2016 parade. With 49 confirmed floats so far and a number of organisations currently in talks with parade organisers, if all were to confirm participation, the parade will see a 14 percent increase in numbers. This year 58 floats took place in the parade. Parade organisers say there is encouraging interest from local businesses and larger businesses who have been through the Rainbow Tick certification and twelve new organisations have also expressed interest. Registrations are open until 5pm, Friday 16 January 2016 however should Parade entries reach maximum capacity, registrations will close earlier.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Friday, 18th December 2015 - 3:04pm
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