Well hats well and truly off to the Out in the Square organising committee who have changed the tagline of Wellington’s annual fair for the queer community from the exclusionary “Wellington’s Gay and Lesbian Fair” to the more open:
In their words, the reason they have chosen to do this after the old tagline was raised as a problem:
We’ve changed our tagline on the logo. It’s more inclusive, the right thing to do and a reference to our proud history too.
I couldn’t agree more – wonderful to see the queer community responding to issues to do with power, language and naming with such integrity. Now if only we can get that John Key to listen about the ways he uses words that refer to queer people…..