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Hero parade, Auckland, 1998 (1st of 3)

Hero parade, Auckland, 1998

The most flamboyant expression of homosexual identity is Auckland’s annual Hero festival, which used to feature a parade. Openly gay people now occupy positions in all walks of life – including membership of Parliament and the Cabinet. But the issue of gay clergy continues to disrupt many church groups.

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Reference: 23 February 1998

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John Wilson, 'Society - Sex and gender', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson