Fierce LGBTI and indigenous rights advocate Elizabeth Kerekere has applied to run as a candidate for the Green Party in 2017. The Green Party currently has one rainbow MP, Jan Logie and recently farewelled Kevin Hague who has taken the head role at Forest and Bird, which advocates for the country's natural environment. Kerekere is the Chair of the Tiwhanawhana Trust, an organisation formed for takatāpui to tell their stories, build community and leave a legacy. She has over 30 years of experience working within Māori community organisations and has been active in rainbow communities for over 20 years. Late last year a groundbreaking takatāpui resource was released providing information about suicide prevention and wellbeing for indigenous LGBTI people. The resource is based on the PHD work of Kerekere who has a focus on takatāpui histories and identities.
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First published: Monday, 24th October 2016 - 10:19am
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