Sat, 01 Oct|
Te Atatū Peninsula Community Hub
Pride and Protest 1972-2022: Celebrating 50 Years of Pride in Auckland
An exhibit featuring items from the Charlotte Museum collections celebrating the beginnings of Pride in Auckland and the journey to how we celebrate Pride today. From the first ‘Gay Day’ in Aotearoa, a protest in April 1972 led by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku thru to the recent reiteration of Auckland Pride
Time & Location
01 Oct 2022, 9:00 am – 15 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
Te Atatū Peninsula Community Hub, 595 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatū Peninsula, Auckland 0610, New Zealand
About the event
This year we acknowledge and celebrate the 50yr anniversary since Aotearoa’s first ‘Gay Day’ in April 1972 which was a protest by a newly formed Gay Liberation Group, led by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku in Auckland’s Albert Park. It was a courageous act by a small group of people and the catalyst that bought our communities and the fight for rights out into the open. Since then, Pride has morphed into a month-long celebration that coincides with the international Pride movement and celebrates our diverse LGBTI+ communities across Auckland, including large-scale events such as the Big Gay Out, Our March and the Pride Gala. How did we get here? How have our protests become Pride parades?
We welcome back the Auckland Heritage Festival after a two-year hiatus and will exhibit items and images from our collections, sharing the history and stories of Pride at the Te Atatū Peninsula Community Hub.