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Rally for Trans acceptance and reproductive rights

Audio from the rally held on Sunday 26 March 2023 in Civic Square, Wellington. Originally the rally was to oppose a planned rally by Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull (a.k.a. Posie Parker) in the same space. However after large-scale opposition to her event in Auckland the day before, Parker left New Zealand immediately.

The rally in Wellington became historic as Aotearoa's largest ever rally in support of transgender rights, with an estimated 3000 - 4000 participants.

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  • 0:00:01 - Leliel Trethowen, Queer Endurance/Defiance and Pōneke Anti-Fascist Coalition
  • 0:02:12 - Hannah Blake
  • 0:04:17 - Bill Logan
  • 0:07:08 - Amandie
  • 0:08:22 - Benjamin Aulakh
  • 0:10:44 - Elle Brocherie, Queer Endurance/Defiance
  • 0:13:45 - Nim
  • 0:15:06 - Zee
  • 0:16:03 - Mx. Well and Jake
  • 0:20:10 - Joss Hannah
  • 0:22:34 - Leliel Trethowen
  • 0:23:30 - Official speeches begin
  • 0:23:40 - Tristan-Cordelia
  • 0:28:00 - Vera Ashborne, Queer Endurance/Defiance
  • 0:34:44 - Kayden, Queer Endurance/Defiance
  • 0:46:25 - Chants
  • 0:46:55 - Tristan-Cordelia and chants
  • 0:49:10 - Richa Sharma
  • 0:54:00 - Chants responding to lone protestor
  • 0:58:45 - Tristan-Cordelia
  • 1:01:20 - Lone protester speaks to media
  • 1:02:00 - Adaire Hannah
  • 1:11:45 - Fired Up Stilettos
  • 1:17:34 - Leliel Trethowen
  • 1:19:30 - Tristan-Cordelia
  • 1:21:56 - Speeches end
  • 1:21:57 - Alice Simpson and Tiaki Sharp, volunteers
  • 1:24:05 - Richa Sharma, one of the event organisers
  • 1:25:30 - Lone protestor leaves
  • 1:26:03 - Syd
  • 1:28:25 - Pippa Sanderson
  • 1:33:46 - Spencer, Emmett and Greer
  • 1:36:20 - Kerryn Pollock
  • 1:38:30 - Tristan-Cordelia, closing


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Record date:26th March 2023
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins
Location:Civic Square/Te Ngākau, Wellington
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Archive:The master recording is archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library (OHDL-004710).