Hamilton Pride – TOGETHER celebrating and supporting Hamilton’s rainbow community
Hamilton Pride Incorporated is an organisation committed to supporting and celebrating the diversity of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takatāpui, Intersex and Queer (GLBTTIQ) community of Hamilton and the wider Waikato district.
Our main focus is organising an annual Pride Festival Week, as well as holding services for Candle Light Memorial Day, International Day of Transgender Remembrance, World AIDS Day and others.
Our activities are designed to help build positive collective identities and self-esteem in our community, promote pride, celebrate our diversity and promote safer sex messages to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (msm). Our events help to establish Hamilton on the New Zealand map as an inclusive, diverse and safe community for all.
Our main objectives are to:
- Serve as a liaison between various community groups as Pride events are coordinated and organised;
- Publicise Hamilton Pride events locally and nationally through various media;
- Support various Rainbow community groups as they come together to organise annual Pride events.