GLBTI police officers have been told that if they wish to march in the upcoming Auckland Pride Parade they must do so out of uniform.
A police spokesperson says “any police who wish to participate in the parade can do so as individuals who pay their own way. Participants will not be in uniform.”
In contrast, the Defence Force peer support GLBTI network, Overwatch group, will be proudly marching in uniform for the first time in New Zealand history.
| Sarah Murphy
| Image: NZ Police