PHOTOS: Auckland Pride Parade

Leather, lycra, wigs, drag queens and glitter were in abundance as 48 colourful, and at-times flamboyant, floats headed up Ponsonby Road during the most popular event in the two-week Auckland Pride Festival.

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

People lined Ponsonby Road to watch the Auckland Pride Parade. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images

Participants take part in the Auckland Pride Parade along Ponsonby Road. Picture: Getty Images