“Trans-exclusionary sentiments are a form of discrimination,” the openly gay MP said. “Individuals and groups with these discriminatory beliefs should not be able to participate in a Pride Parade.”
“I expect many individuals and organisations will pull out of the Auckland Pride Parade and I don’t blame them.”
“The Board has a responsibility to listen to all of our community, and to pay attention to marginalised voices who have distanced themselves from Pride due to police involvement.”
The pair held a sign reading: “Stop giving kids sex hormones, protect lesbian youth”.
“The fact we live in a country where we shut down the streets to celebrate diversity and tell young people that they live in a place that is inclusive is something I hope we keep doing”
The car will symbolise the police force’s commitment to diversity and their relationship with the LGBTI community.
“Sex parties do not benefit the general ratepayer”