Walk Together in the PRIDE Hīkoi Community Walk
This year Gender Minorities Aotearoa and InsideOUT are excited to invite YOU to walk together in the Pride Community Hikoi! The hikoi is Wellington’s community organised march, which is run by the community elected volunteer pride board Out Wellington, that also brings you the Wellington Pride Festival and Out in the Park/ Out in the Square. It’s a non-commercial event, with a focus on being free, accessible, community driven, and inclusive.
”The Pride Hīkoi is a march for the youth and young at heart, with a goal of celebrating Wellington’s beautifully diverse community”
After we reach Out in the Park at Civic Square for the welcoming ceremony, we will gather in the Trans Community Hall (see below) and write down our messages for our younger selves, to be turned into a fabulous poster for young people all across Aotearoa.
- Where from: Waitangi park, along the waterfront, to Civic Square. The route is mobility accessible and all ages are welcome.
- When: March 16th, 10am sharp
- Where to: Out in the Park at Civic Square, next to the Wellington City Library on Victoria Street, Wellington CBD
Trans Community Hall – OMG!
Weather permitting, we will be hosting a big top tent for chilling out and community workshops! This will be open to anyone who wants to run a discussion, yoga class, nail painting, crafting, or other suitable non-messy/hazardous activity for all genders (or just for trans, intersex, gender diverse folks). It will be free for you to book in the Trans Community Hall, and we ask that you offer your session for free or on a on a donation or koha basis. if you need to cover costs
The Trans Community Hall is about 3m x3m on the inside, and comfortably fits about 15 people in a circle. We have cushy fala mats for sitting on, but BYO gear if you need anything else.
Please get in touch if you would like to book in a time slot, and we would love your assistance getting set up if you’re free n the morning.
Aunty Dana’s Op Shop Stall
We will be fund raising with a selection of gorgeous clothes and accessories, so come say hi and try some cute fashions! FB event here
Gender Minorities Aotearoa Mugs, T-Shirts, and Postcards
Help us raise funds by buying one of our cute diversity t-shirts for $30 each, or our diversity mugs for $20 each! We will also be giving away our diversity post cards for freeee!! Get out of town!!!
Our food trailer is going in a whole new direction, so depending how much time we can put into it beforehand, we will either be selling super yummy hot dogs, or our new vegan mystery food!
Our friends at InsideOUT and OuterSpaces will be hosting a youth hang out space at Out in the Park – come and chill, play some games, do some colouring-in, or pick up some resources and have a chat.
InsideOUT will also be selling their ‘Challenge Transphobia/Biphobia/Homophobia’ t-shirts, cute tote bags and running a pop up ‘fabulous hair do’ fundraiser!