Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade

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Prime minister joined a crowd of 25,000 in Auckland and called for more support for LGBTI people with mental health problems

Jacinda Ardern has become the first New Zealand prime minister to walk in the country’s gay pride parade.

More than 25,000 people watched the parade in Auckland on Saturday night, cheering as the prime minister strolled down Ponsonby Road flanked by her finance minister, Grant Robertson, a gay man, and Louisa Wall, a Labour MP who is gay.

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