Police officers who want to march in next month's Auckland
Pride Parade will reportedly not be allowed to wear their
Openly gay and lesbian officers had sought official support
to march as representatives of the police force.
However, the request has been turned down, GayNZ.com reports.
"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," a police spokesperson told the website.
The position contrasts with that of the Defence Force, which
is allowing LGBT people serving with the Army, Navy and Air
Force to march in the parade in uniform.
The Auckland Pride Parade with be held on February 16 on