PRIDE 2021

“Pride is my every day life. It’s me living my truth and standing in my power. It’s ensuring I use my privilege to fight for a world where EVERYONE is seen and heard. Pride is what I look at when I look in the mirror” 

- Leah Pao

 

Pride to me is the expression of beauty I possess inside and out, it’s being able to use every colour of the rainbow without criticism or consequence, it is the ability to showcase my creativity to the world and have the world celebrate me for being me” 

- Sean Paki

 

“Today we all have a role to play in building a world where our LGBTTQIA+ community can thrive tomorrow. It’s our job to carry on the tireless work of those before us who fought for our visibility, something we’ll continue to do for the next generation of queer lineage. The most significant thing we can do in our lives is it make people around us feel loved, accepted, and celebrated for the person they are. It’s the footprint I intend to leave on this world long after I am gone. So here’s to Pride, and to celebrating one universal message of love. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawa.”

Aziz Al Sa'afin

 

“Pride is being part of a community that celebrates difference. And we are proud to live in a country where we don’t have to question our right to exist”

- Harry McNaughton

 

“Find out who you are and start showing up as them, because the freedom of being able to be your authentic self has never looked so sexier”

- Jasmin Pene

 

“Pride to me, is a reminder, to fully love who you are. It’s about throwing shame out the window”

Jonathan Trenberth

 

“There’s a pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow”

- Mario Faumui 

 

 

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