It is about time that LGBTQITakatāpui+ issues were brought to the forefront of our political conversations! In an effort to make this easier for you, AUMSA and Craccum have worked together to showcase what each political party has put on the table for Rainbow communities this election cycle. If you want to get even more informed about these policies, please feel free to check out www.rainbowelection2020.org.nz!
Political parties have been ordered by the number of policies they have for Rainbow communities.
Every effort was made to ensure this article was as neutral and unbiased as possible. Each political party was sent an email with exactly the same wording and given the same deadline to reply. Political parties who did not respond to that email received a follow-up phone call. If political parties (1) had nothing clearly listed on their website for Rainbow communities, (2) did not reply to the email by the deadline and (3) still did not provide policy after a follow-up phone call, notable quotes and voting track-records have been used to showcase the stances these parties and their members tend to take around issues relating to Rainbow communities.
If you want to get even more informed about the most pressing issues and policies affecting Rainbow communities this election cycle, please feel free to check out www.rainbowelection2020.org.nz! This website has been pulled together by our very talented friends over at Rainbow Law. It includes a complete, updated list of policies affecting our communities, including a breakdown of the politico-legal components with academic references cited!
In late July, the Auckland University Medical Students’ Association (AUMSA) voted with a 92.2% majority out of 205 votes to establish a Rainbow Communities Representative on their executive council! Currently, the acting representative is Josh McCormack (He/him) and it is his job to represent and advocate for the views and interests of LGBTQITakatāpui+ communities both inside and outside our medical school. If you need to get in touch with Josh, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org!