Lesbians say they were ‘cancelled’ from Pride Festival in Wellington

Lesbians say they were ‘cancelled’ from Pride Festival in Wellington

Last updated:

Learn our story about how we are independent and what is needed to keep thisquality operating. You might be able to donate to us so we can inform and share what matters faster.

Learn Morearrow

Lesbian Action for Visibility Aotearoa (LAVA) says cancel culture is ‘alive’ and ‘well’ in Wellington.

Allocated Lesbians were reportedly banned from taking part in the Pride Festival that was set to happen on March 26.

A stall position was meant to be placed for them at the Michael Fowler Centre. The stall was going to feature a large map display of Wellington social and political venues and events important for lesbians in Wellington.


“A bombshell dropped when LAVA got a message from the organisers to say they could no longer take part, with no consultation beforehand,” read a statement.

“A letter from the organisers made reference to women from LAVA and other feminist groups staging a peaceful protest outside the Ministry for Women on International Women’s Day, as evidence the group having a stall at Pride would be harmful to transgender women.”

It echoed a similar cancellation by the Pride Festival during 2019.

Image: SUPPLIED/Wellington Pride Festival

Have time to spare? If you liked this publication, please learn our story to support thisquality. Fund trustworthy news coming from official Government newswires and local voices inside communities.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments