Launch of the Rainbow Crossing in Wellington
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[00:00:00] This program is brought to you by.com [00:00:04] and the wonderful life she lead. She was she came for things like decriminalization of prostitution, abortion and homosexuality. She opened the international coffee house, she said Wellington's Entertainment's alive she can find with a peace campaign slogan [00:00:49] behind [00:00:55] surprises catch you see well I'm more attractive than him are more charming amaku fella, and I'd certainly be Tony Blanc and a 530 k Jane Nolan from German annoyed. I don't doubt here. But thank you for everything you did for Wellington. And then part way that's why we're here today. I also want to thank a couple more people Grant Robertson [00:01:25] beaming smile today because he's happy to be here for the launch. [00:01:31] The $5 billion [00:01:34] business confidence is burning. [00:01:38] The city council so hard putting all this together. [00:01:44] Design team, thank you for your support and congratulations on the job well done. All the counselors for always supporting this project on the way thank you. And I want to say to the reinder community, not this is us standing in support of you This is Chicago solidarity. This is the type of city we want to be and we want to express these values in a tangible way. We know that we need to work with you to make Wellington safe and safe spaces and we want our entire city to be safe. Thank you. [00:02:23] I'm not even sure this microphone is working. I just wanted to say really quickly on behalf if I can speak briefly on behalf of Wellington's rainbow community just saying huge thank you to the Wellington City Council and [00:02:45] city council [00:02:47] supports our community second we have a big round of applause [00:02:58] seeing this here because For me, Cuba straight in this precinct is a big part of what makes Wellington Wellington a place where we do genuinely Welcome everybody. We don't judge. We embrace diversity. It's not about tolerance. It's not about acceptance. It's about embracing diversity is giving us strength. And that's what I see in wellingtonias every day. I didn't know common repay, but I didn't know somebody I want to mention today and it's Chrissy we taco. When I first came to Wellington, I did go to the Evergreen coffee lounge only for toasted sandwiches. And Chrissy was there and she represented the spirit that Cameron had brought forward and others who have carried on I want to acknowledge Scotty and Mel and people who still make this part of Wellington. To me, this is a great day. I hope when people come here and they walk across this crossing, they think about what a great city Wellington is, what a brilliant place we are. There's always more to do in the agenda for equal rise in equity for our communities. But this is a sign that Wellington values all of us. [00:04:24] come before us to make today possible. That's amazing and we can't underestimate the struggles and even people still alive today. For us to be able to celebrate something like this in Wellington. I think this is an incredible start of some really awesome work for Wellington to become a safe place for rainbow communities. And I think something like the rainbow crossing while it might seem small for new people coming to Wellington to international visitors, and for young people growing up in the city, I think this really big bright rainbow crossing on Cuba see will make a difference I do want to say that I think it's the start. That's the beginning. And I think there are so many more awesome ideas. And I also just want to let people know because like, everyone may be aware that the city council, they also consulted with Raven community groups, they did an amazing job of bringing groups and community together for Hawaii within urban design team to say, it's not just about discussing what else do you want. [00:05:22] We want a physical space, a community center. [00:05:30] We want to create [00:05:35] those kind of things that we can meet that isn't just fueled around alcohol. So I also just want to acknowledge all the hard work of the organizations that are currently doing such a hard job to create safe services and spaces for young people and older people and all sorts of people in Wellington. Because out without them, something like this would not mean anything. It's really those services and support organization. support people to be here and to welcome the crossing. So just want to shout out to all of those, and to Wellington City Council into Wellington for coming out and making this such an incredible celebration on occasion. And let's, let's keep going Next on the agenda. I think it's like, classroom rollouts across the city. So [00:06:28] rainbow Wellington, we've now got multiple generations of people who have a rainbow identity out there. What I really like about this, it's a tangible symptom. It's a tangible symbol of a council commitment to the rainbow community. I'm a little worried by the look right on one side, I'm a little bit more pleased to tell you what I adore the multi colors that go from one side And the recognition of the lesbian, gay, bisexual transsexual in DC. I say chill pansexual and anybody else who's not quite straight in the middle of our city. [00:07:23] We now officially are going to [00:07:28] move away from the crossing. So we're going to do from either side, from that side and from this side and we'll meet in the middle
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