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Aucklanders light up the night sky for Pride

Photo story: Aucklanders light up the night sky for Pride

ANZ’s #HoldTight campaign to support the Pride community motivated more than 75 ANZ staff and supporters to hold hands on Auckland’s Pink Path last night.

#HoldTight is ANZ’s 2017 campaign to support the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) community, both its staff and customers. The theme reflects recent ANZ-commissioned research results which revealed many LGBTI people feel uncomfortable holding hands in public.

The group of Aucklanders brightened up the night by sporting #HoldTight wristbands which glowed when connected, a striking addition to the hot pink glow of the path. It was an encouraging message to the Pride community to #HoldTight when they feel like letting go, just days ahead of the Auckland Pride Parade.

ANZ is a longstanding supporter of the Pride community. 2017 marks the fifth year that ANZ staff will be marching in the Auckland Pride Parade.

Watch the #HoldTight film here.

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