The Auckland council’s governing body will decide on whether or not it will proceed with the proposed rainbow panel this afternoon.
The governing body has just taken a break for lunch, with the decision on the rainbow panel to be made shortly after the meeting reconvenes.
If formally approved, the panel will provide a local government platform from which to address issues of significance to Auckland’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and (GLBT) community.
AUT academic and Trans rights activist Lexie Matheson spoke this morning to the governing body saying the creation of the rainbow advisory board could go some way to addressing problems for the trans community in the areas of housing, employment and education and would “give us a voice at the table”
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