Join us for an evening panel discussion as part of the Pride Festival
MON 10 FEB, 6.00PM - 8.30PM
ADULTS GENERAL ADMISSION $25
Not suitable for children aged 15 and under
Join us for a special Pride event.
In this panel discussion, Thomas Sainsbury is joined by panellists Louisa Wall, Welby Ings, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, and Tanu Gago. Our guests will celebrate the milestones of inclusion and explore where to next for LGBTTQI+ communities.
What were the key moments that triggered the necessary shift in our society’s beliefs and values to allow change to happen?
Relative to other countries in Oceania, LGBTTQI+ rights are advanced in Aotearoa, being the first in the region to enact same-sex marriage. What is going on in other countries, who is the most progressive and who are regressing their human rights liberties and why?
Globally there is a shift, but there are still places where being queer, gay, bisexual or transgender is a criminal offence or worse, punished by death.
Our panellists will discuss where to next for our Rainbow communities and is there an ideal future to which we should aspire.
Following the panel discussion will be a screening of Welby Ings short film Sparrow. This award-winning film is the beautiful story of a small boy who is teased because he thinks he can fly. When a family myth about his war veteran grandfather is exploded, he discovers the strength to stand up to the school bullies in a very unusual way.
Uenuku PRIDE at Auckland Museum is part of the Auckland Pride Festival.
*Radio NZ is recording this session for broadcast on RNZ National in partnership with Auckland Museum at 4pm on Sunday 1 March, repeated at 9pm on Tuesday 3 March.