What are our values?

Homosexual reform law: passed through Parliament 9 July 1986, received royal ascent on 11 July and came into law 8 August.

But there is more that can be done, UnitedFuture stands strongly by these guiding principles.

  • Embrace diversity as a positive
  • Freedom for self-determination
  • Oppose all forms of discrimination
  • Believe that government must take an active role in leading by example
  • Equal access to healthcare, justice and education.
What will we do?

Young people

  • Ensure schools adapt better guidelines outlining how they will ensure safe and inclusive environments for all students with resourcing to help schools set up support groups and provide information to students.
  • Ensure school and youth counselors have training and information regarding LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Ensure support is available for community support groups for the voluntary and community-based services they provide for young people including suicide support services and supervision.

Healthcare and wellness

  • Ensure health providers have appropriate plans, practice standards and funding to responsiveness to the health needs of rainbow communities.
  • Review regulations surrounding blood donations to ensure that these are based on evidence.
  • Support efforts to prevent the spread of HIV through protection, testing, and early treatment, while providing support for those living with HIV. Fund NZ Aids Foundation to lead efforts, PreP

Gender diversity

  • Amend section 21 of the Human Rights Act 1993 to explicitly include gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics as specific prohibited groups for grounds of discrimination and ensure that this is put into practice.

Justice and fairness

  • Monitor, review and update the Department of Correction’s Transgender Prisoner policy to reflect international best practice about placement, care and management of trans prisoners to ensure their right to safety, and access to health services and rehabilitation on an equal basis as others.

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