Anti-trans activist Posie Parker has announced she will visit Wellington in September to attend a court hearing relating to her previous NZ visit and says she will hold a Let Women Speak event outside of the courts.

“So looks like I have a valid ESTA for New Zealand,” Kellie Jay-Keen AKA Posie Parker announced on Twitter, returning to the social media platform hours later with a nine-minute video revealing her plans. 

“I’m coming back to New Zealand. I’m coming back to New Zealand and I’m going to attend the court case. And we’re gonna have a Let Women Speak [rally] outside of that. And I’m doing that the reason I’m doing that is because last time I was there, the mob came out. And basically, women were told we weren’t allowed to speak,” Parker announced in the video.


“The world’s press will have their eyes upon you. You’ve made sure of that because what you did is you try to use mob violence against me and what happened is you peaked. You peaked so many people who had no idea what was going on… It is likely that I will have the cooperation of senior politicians and the police in order to guarantee my safety.”

When Parker previously attempted to hold Speak Up For Women events in Auckland and Wellington in March, she was met with protest.

After her public speaking event in Melbourne earlier that month saw a Neo-Nazi group attend, Immigration NZ reviewed Parker’s visa status questioning if the Brit’s arrival in New Zealand was likely to be a threat or risk to public order but concluded Parker was allowed to enter NZ. 

At her Auckland event in Albert Park, hundreds of supporters of the trans community protested. Barriers were breached and after being doused with tomato juice by intersex activist Eliana Rubashkyn, Parker was escorted away by security and later police, as chaotic and violent scenes broke out between protesters and Parker’s supporters. A 20-year-old man with name suppression has since pled ‘not guilty’ to assaulting a 71-year-old woman at the Auckland protest. 

Parker canceled her scheduled Wellington appearance and left NZ that same evening. Peaceful rallies of solidarity for the trans community were held in both Wellington and Christchurch the next day.