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Some of Auckland's Events organised by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Hero Festival

The HERO Festival is New Zealand's biggest annual gay and lesbian pride celebration. Like Sydney's Mardi Gras, the festival, a two week celebration of film, theatre, cabaret, dance and sport, culminates with a spectacular street parade and an all-night dance party. The party, utilising international DJs on three dance floors combines contemporary gay, lesbian, Maori, and Pacific island cultures, giving it a truly unique 'kiwi' flavour and atmosphere.

The Hero festival occurs every February.

HERO Parade Marching Boys
Hero Dance Party

Coming Out Day Festival

The annual Coming Out Day Festival occurs in November with a walk along Ponsonby Road followed by a festival for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities plus their friends.

HIV Walk For Life

The annual HIV Walk for Life, held late November, raises funds for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's community education and 

Other Events

The Auckland gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities organise a large number of other events throughout the year.

Please check for further details.

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