Rainbow Pride Auckland is an LGBTQIA+ not-for-profit organisation that produces the Auckland Rainbow Parade and supportive initiatives throughout the year.  

Rainbow Pride Auckland is all about vibrant celebration and inclusivity. We’re here to create a dazzling parade that showcases the incredible diversity of Auckland’s LGBTQIA+ communities and our allies.

We believe in:
  • Celebrating individuality and identity: Everyone under the rainbow flag is welcome, no matter who you are or how you express yourself.
  • Promoting acceptance and community: We want to create a space where everyone feels seen, heard, and supported.
  • Showcasing Auckland’s Rainbow spirit: We’ll throw a world-class parade that grabs attention – both locally and internationally.
We partner with:
  • Community groups: Together, we’ll create a celebration that reflects the heart and soul of Auckland’s rainbow community.
  • Businesses: We believe businesses play a vital role in fostering inclusivity.
  • Public sector: United, we can build a more welcoming and vibrant Auckland for everyone.
Our goal:

Create unforgettable experiences that become synonymous with Auckland’s Rainbow community. We want the parade to be an event people talk about for years to come, fostering shared experiences and a sense of belonging.

We’re a proud and forward-thinking organisation. Our mission is simple: organise a parade that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and unity. Because everyone deserves to shine!

Our People Board Members

The Rainbow Pride Auckland board is a group of passionate community volunteers dedicated to not only organising the annual Rainbow Parade, but also fostering a thriving LGBTQIA+ community year-round.

Nate Moss-Penman
Dave Shaw
Alison Griffiths
Steve Lawrence
Lyle Norriss
Jon Kirman

Kaumātua Guardians

Members of our community, the Guardians (Kaumātua) watch over and protect the integrity of our constitution. They also offer support and guidance when needed.

Gresham Bradley
Louisa Wall
Trevor Easton
Anthony Russell