Brendan Goudswaard

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[00:00:00] This recording was made at the second the Asia Pacific out games human rights conference held in Wellington, New Zealand in March 2011. [00:00:09] still interesting hearing [00:00:12] people's discuss the stream from most of it and hearing hear from other parts of the world and their experiences and their and their efforts with youth and and education and [00:00:30] that sort of thing. [00:00:32] Yeah. Do you work with Pacific Island young people? [00:00:38] I tend to work with youth in general. So I noticed that it does include some Pacific youth as well. new journey. Yeah, just youth in general, around Bantam region. Do you work with a particular [00:00:55] drama? Or is it generally [00:01:00] generally work with as a social support group for creating edges? See, you have we run and coordinate meetings on a weekly basis for you to come along and have discussions and key speakers and topics or activities or [00:01:20] whatever that involves. [00:01:22] I'm gay, you fit that? [00:01:24] Yeah, I like Tim Queer as a comforting word. To include all the different genders and sexualities? I've done that. So, yeah. Do you [00:01:38] think that research that suggests that young people get a quite a hard time at schools? I mean, like 80%, or something like that? Yeah. It could be rough. Yeah. Is that? Is that an accurate depiction for New Zealand? Do you think that was Australian Research? [00:01:57] Yeah, there's the there's the research done here in New Zealand. And they did. The findings are very much the same sort of thing. So you know, I think it is quite hard for youth, queer youth in hospitals in New Zealand. I think it's so there's a lot of homophobia and transphobia. In schools. [00:02:20] Yes, I think can I be calling? [00:02:23] Physical? [00:02:24] Yeah. So verbal? [00:02:27] Yeah. All sorts. All sorts of, and [00:02:30] fuzzy ingenuity can go. Yeah, [00:02:33] yeah. So and also Nikki, spies on the educational side of things as well. negate to educate the youth about secure identity, identity and the diversity and as well, [00:02:50] it sounded [00:02:52] as if the schools can be pretty cowardly. [00:02:57] Yeah, and I think a lot of schools can quite cowed in his head to touch on the subjects of homophobia and transphobia. And things like that. must assume because they don't want to upset the students, the majority of the students or the majority of the parents. So it's a [00:03:17] political, local, political question. Yes. His work with young people about sexuality or gender go to bring the local press? And is that [00:03:28] one of the range of things? [00:03:31] Yeah, possibly. [00:03:35] Do? Have you learned [00:03:37] anything? Personal know something that about yourself? Or how how the conference affected your own life? [00:03:47] Whoo, really good question. [00:03:54] I think Fred has a very more and reflection time of next few days. And as reflecting on it all. [00:04:03] were things like, click over and click into place. And [00:04:07] yesterday, the next few days, I really sort of see how the conference has affected me personally. At this stage, I think it's all too fresh in my head to really sort of [00:04:19] is the conference is it as it led to any sort of early conclusions about what you'd like to do get back to work? conferences and notorious for setting you up to feel terrible when you get back to work? Yeah. [00:04:35] Nothing i'd the definitely sort of pushed me to try and push to get into hospitals more and because problem, religious youth work is getting into high schools, and doing talks on sexuality and gender identity. Yet through the high schools, I think you really want to be a push to try to try and do more of that through the local high schools. Because I feel that it's something that's important that's being missed by a lot of hospitals. [00:05:05] Do you think what do you do, does it create a bit of a head of steam? [00:05:09] And I think it negating Cisco's I think really does help and trying to the students I think you can sit and watch them observe. Take it all in and you sort of voiceprints out the other class that you do you have to watch them realize just what sort of fit their language and they've Have you can have other students [00:05:33] really helps them understand Yeah,

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