Jenny Rankine

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[00:00:00] This recording was made up a second the Asia Pacific out games human rights conference held in Wellington, New Zealand in March 2011. [00:00:09] So the two sessions that you attended, [00:00:13] I went to the workplace one, which was really interesting, I came in at the end of it, and I was talking to them they were talking about out at work, and, and, and different unions, you know, the raising queer issues and different unions. And then I went to a very good one about making schools safer for govt students. And it was really clear that you needed to put the guys and focus your change on the structures of the school, not on supporting students, you know, because you can, one of the things that was clear was you have the support groups of the students, but they get get organized. And structured school stays the same. Very interesting. So that was really interesting and useful. I'm giving a workshop on lesbian media. Oh, wow. I like that. I'm part of a workshop. I want to go. [00:01:07] I'd like to attend that. Obviously, me. [00:01:09] Yeah, media is very powerful, isn't it? but also very misused. Yeah, that's interesting. So what do you think you'd like me to take away? It's perhaps too soon? What would you like to take away personally, yourself from that? [00:01:25] Well, I had a discussion with one of the people about developing kit for unionists, who, you know, GOP, ti unionists who want to do something to raise issues that we're concerned about in the unions in your workplaces. And I would really love to see that take a step closer to being developed. So that would be great. And I'm also keen to get feedback on the topic in code. I live in New City, which I'm involved in an Auckland, that we have quite a national readership. And I'll be talking about that at the week. So [00:02:04] is there one particular trade union issue that you identified? Or is it or do they relate interlock [00:02:15] all the issues into lock, but there's quite a lot of resistance among some unions to even raising the issue at all. And therefore, unions are those unions are almost completely useless as support to workers who are discriminated against at work because of the sexual identity or gender identity. And so you've got to start at home to change things. So workplaces won't change. Very fast and lyst, the union's support govt workers? And that's, [00:02:53] that's a long running thing is yes, that's all [00:02:55] that's something for the conference to take away as well. Yes, [00:02:57] I think so. Okay, that's [00:02:59] great. Do you [00:03:00] want to ask me that the swimming, [00:03:02] swimming come to the swimming [00:03:03] go? It was really well organized. And it was a very well organized, meet, the volunteers were terrific. And a lot of them had never run or been involved in a swimming competition before that the organization train them up, and they did really well. And it ran to time. And they and the answer was great. And, and the teams were very successful. And we had the three biggest teams were from Australia, Melbourne, first in Sydney and Brisbane. And the fourth biggest team was often so Miss Wellington was sort of like, the fifth biggest group, and there were a lot of unaffiliated people including MBC Cameron, who broke three records and she's not gay. So that was that got into the paper, and not the fact that all the wonderful gay swimmers, you know, had personal base and stuff. I got a personal beast in mind. 53 just shy of two seconds of my time, and I was absolutely stoked with it. And, and I'm in team Auckland, and we did really well and we had several people who'd never competed before and they had a really good time. So all of us had a great time. It was a really, really good swimming competition.

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