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Panther’s Group Stoked that Destiny Rally is dis-endorsed

24 November, 2017.

Panther’s Group Stoked that White Ribbon has dis-endorsed Auckland Destiny Rally

Pacific Panthers is stoked that national White Ribbon leaders have withdrawn their support for the Destiny Church-lead march up Queen Street tomorrow.

‘We’ve been lobbying different venues and White Ribbon themselves about hosting and endorsing Manup programmes. We’re glad that White Ribbon has pulled their support for the hīkoi in Auckland tomorrow.’

Pacific Panthers are concerned that the march has homophobic overtones. It understands that the Manup and Legacy programmes, run by Destiny, define takatāpui identity as a ‘perversion’ that needs to be ‘eliminated from our homes.’

[source: Manup facilitator]

‘We strongly support the White Ribbon kaupapa of eliminating domestic violence. We call on White Ribbon events to be takatāpui friendly. Our takatāpui family members should feel safe, and we mihi to White Ribbon for calling out Destiny for their homophobic messaging.’

They’ve pulled support for the march which means that takatāpui people will feel supported in their fight against violence, and their calls for inclusion.

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