Trans hate: Young voters on whether enough is being done

Earlier this year The Disinformation Project, an independent research group, studied the online hate towards trans people and found it is so extreme it could be considered “genocidal”.

Its research showed since April 2022, extreme anti-vaccination and anti-mandate groups switched their focus to trans hate once vaccine restrictions eased and government policies and media coverage moved on from Covid-19.

This movement quickly intensified when British anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, known as Posie Parker, travelled to New Zealand in March 2023.

We ask young voters in Tāmaki Makaurau if enough is being done to keep trans and non-binary people safe in Aotearoa.

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