For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade.

Auckland teacher Michael Cabral-Tarry says. “This is an important moment for our profession. While we have joined the Pride Parade in the past, this time we are marching together to express pride in our diversity.”

“We are proud of who we are, we are proud of our colleagues and we proud to be setting a positive example for our students.”

“What we are doing on Saturday is one of the ways we can make schools safe and affirming environments for children and adults alike. Each student has the right for their unique identity to be recognised, respected and celebrated. By celebrating our diversity we make it safer for others to celebrate theirs,” Cabral-Tarry says.

The Auckland Pride Parade takes place on Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm, starting at Ponsonby Road.


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