Following the release of its new rainbow public policy tool, Rainbow Law is hosting an election advocacy workshop this Thursday.
The aim of the event is to “learn how to be an effective advocate for rainbow communities”, with particular focus on issues such as conversion therapy, access to rainbow mental health services and gender affirming healthcare.
Conversion therapy is not currently illegal in New Zealand, with Labour, the Greens and The Opportunities Party being the only parties with intent to ban this practice. These parties also are the only parties to have policies regarding the provision of specific mental health support for the LGBTQ+ community.
The policies of all key parties this election in regard to the rainbow community are mapped on Rainbow Law’s Rainbow Election 2020 website. The site, which has been supported by a number of high-profile LGBTQ+ advocates, “invites the general population to learn
about the challenges that rainbow communities face and encourage action to reduce inequity,” say Rainbow Law.
The event is open to both those in the rainbow community and allies, and features an introduction from Eliot Proyer from Action Station. The workshop begins at 6pm in Clock Tower Room 105-029 at the University of Auckland.
For more information, head to Rainbow Law’s Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2577949202517743/
To check out Rainbow Election 2020, head to https://www.rainbowelection2020.org.nz/