Let’s replace Pride’s corporate funding with community pūtea

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  • 286c004386ab45fcb8d8ec295d0ebb20

    Whetu asks

    Urge you all to sign the petition to make rainbowyouth, outlinenz and insideout give up the pinkwashed corporate dollar

    https://www.change.org/p/info-ry-org-nz-new-zealand-rainbow-organisations-pledge-not-to-accept-corporate

    10 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora anō Whetu,

      Not sure if you're aware, but Change.org is majority funded by corporations and is a for-profit company. They are also values-neutral unlike the organisations you have mentioned here who have specific values and kaupapa they uphold.

      The majority of the Change.org company's revenue is advertising from businesses who pay to promote their work to folks who sign Change.org petitions.

      Cheers,

      Laura

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    Whetu asks

    Give all $ to PAPA Its there mahi that stopped the cops They need the $ more than the others NOT even from

    Tāmaki Makaurau PAPAs kaupapa needs $ THEY are the ones getting arms broken and bashed not the CIS

    16 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Whetu,

      Thanks for the comment.

      As we have already advertised that we will be putting the power in people's hands to decide what happens with the pūtea after the SGM, we will continue with that plan. But I can assure you that PAPA will definitely be one of the rōpū that people can choose.

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • Kirstie

    Kirstie asks

    I've a small suggestion for the pūtea in the event that the corporate sponsors come back, or are replaced, and the parade goes ahead. I would like to suggest that one of the survey options is that a small amount of funding is allocated to community groups, who would fall under Cat 1 entry, to enable them to participate in the parade.

    If Pride is about inclusion, how about including members of the community that currently can't participate under their own banner because the entry fee is a barrier?

    16 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      That's a great idea! I will chat to the others in the coalition when we set up the survey about including it as an option.

      Thanks Kirstie!

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

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    Tara asks

    I think those organisations should commit to not accepting corporate cash from now on - otherwise its just hypocritical

    16 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Tara,

      I totally hear you. Corporations sometimes don't align with our values and mission and that can be really frustrating. Especially when they pull funding and wield power as they have done with Pride.

      But sadly, we live in a capitalist world where corporations have a lot more money than community groups working day in day out to do really hard and important work. This fundraiser is an attempt to try and replace some of that corporate funding. But it's still not enough. That's why more and more of us need to hold our workplaces and service providers (bank, phone) to account so that they better align with our values and mission. We need to donate to rainbow causes we care about on a regular basis and support rainbow artists and activists by paying them for their labour - emotional and physical. If all of us did that, I can imagine a world one day where we don't need corporate funding at all. But we're not quite there yet.

      It's also important to remember that often community groups engage with the Charitable Trust arms of these businesses that operate as seperate entities with different staff, Directors, missions etc.

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • a817f6e0bf2743eaa8e18631d58ba40a

    Tara asks

    Why are you going to give peoples money to organisations that are in bed with capitalist corporates?

    !! Tabby Besley and InsideOUT - Vodafone Foundation Partner's, the Vodafone Out Now survey - July 2018, and the Vodafone World of Difference which pays the salary of the InsideOUT national co-ordinator !!

    !! Rainbow Youth - ASB, Mediaworks and the US Embassy !!

    !! OUTLine - strategic partner Spark NZ: - January 2018 !!

    17 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Tara,

      If enough people give to this fundraiser - and to these organisations regularly - then the wonderful work they do wouldn’t need to rely on inconsistent funding from corporate charitable trusts.

      We think that makes giving generously to this fundraiser (and those organisations) even more important and necessary!

      It's also important to note that the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation which gives out grants is seperate to the business side of Vodafone and the Foundation doesn't have a say over what the business does.

      But enough of all that... let’s just work together to try and raise $100k for our amazing rainbow communities eh?

  • MaryMeg

    Mary Margaret asks

    Thanks for doing this. I’m an ally who watched Toronto Pride go through a similar situation three years ago. In that case it was BLM pointing out the problematic relationship between police and some community members. There was a lot of acrimony there too, but sticking to principles has really helped change the relationship. I greatly admire what the board here is doing to support those on the margins of the community.

    My actual question is when will we hear about the SGM outcome and what would be done with the money?

    Kia kaha.

    18 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Great question! I have now updated the page to make this clearer for others too.

      This Givealittle runs until December 13 but we will send an update about next steps out to everyone who contributes shortly after the SGM which is on Thursday 6 December.

      Laura

  • 83fd757ba29a4060b8cec3ebe03f4842

    Julie asks

    I have a keen interest in democratic process, transparent accountability and inclusion. I choose to wait for the emotive dust to settle, and see if the current board remains, or a new /partial board democratically voted. No petty violence and a safe, well managed civil meeting would be great! I will then happily make a significant donation to this awesome kaupapa and event.

    18 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      That makes sense, thanks Julie. This Givealittle runs until December 13 but we will send an update about next steps out to everyone who contributes shortly after the SGM on December 6. Ngā mihi.

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    Sandy asks

    Do all of the people in the images you are using support the Coalition? Have you asked their permission?

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Sandy,

      Thanks for the question.

      At public events, consent to be photographed for fair use is legally implicit. What this means is that people do not have to ask the crowd before taking a photo and using it for something fair (e.g. how we are using it as opposed to for the purposes of harassment and bullying).

      Hope that clears things up!

      Laura

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    Krissie asks

    To be clear... am I to understand that this fundraising is not aimed at replacing a specific value in corporate funding, but is instead aimed and helping t reclaim Pride for the community and make this Pride the best yet?

    And that if the board is disbanded, the funds will instead be split between numerous charities, as voted on by the donors to this fundraiser?

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      That is exactly right :)

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • 83fd757ba29a4060b8cec3ebe03f4842

    Julie asks

    No, definitely a question for your group! You state you are fundraising to replace corporate funding with community putea. What is the deficit you actually need to replace to ensure a viable event? Simple math!

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Hey Julie,

      I'm sorry but I think you are asking these questions in bad faith so I am not going to answer.

      All the best,

      Laura

  • 4c4f13e7b4a545df899a01e8b127c43e

    Craig asks

    Hey. What if only a couple of the board are stood down. I presume the money raised will still go to the Parade and Festival.

    Also which charities will benefit. Outline. RainbowYOUTH. Breaking Boundaries. Which other ones.

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Craig,

      Great question. We will set up a survey and send it to donors after the SGM to decide together what we do.

      These are great suggested charities, thank you!

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • 83fd757ba29a4060b8cec3ebe03f4842

    Julie asks

    What is the actual amount of funds required to replace the 'evil' corporate money that has both saved and sustained this event from extinction? I assume you have done the math, bit naive to not announce the reality?

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Julie,

      That's probably a question for all the corporations that pulled out, not us!

      Cheers,

      Laura

  • b952b7add227488a8d55b1a5094a9fb7

    aaron asks

    Hey for Transparency and to uphold the Kaupapa of Our Rainbow Families Could you please update with the Charities that will be benefitted so we as a community know the Koha put in if not used for the parade Is being used to benefit our Community groups some of which are struggling... i.e Outline etc

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora, thanks for the question!

      The plan is to send a survey to all of the people who have donated to this kaupapa to decide together which groups we donate the pūtea to.

      We are committed to being 'of, by and for the people'.

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • 83fd757ba29a4060b8cec3ebe03f4842

    Julie asks

    Why do I get the feeling a small activist group are ruining a fantastic event (remember Hero?) with small minded focus.? If the board is replaced, why redistribute funds? Something is really off with the politics, personalities & division around this situation.... You will run at a loss and sink the event if you continue down this bloody minded track. This group are not representative, hold on to your money!

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora Julie!

      I think we can safely agree to disagree. But thanks for popping in!

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

  • d6535654a53a4059b2d3bf1be4cb25be

    Nathan asks

    In the event the board was disbanded, can you please highlight what groups the funding would be donated too?

    19 days ago

    • Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Coalition for a truly inclusive Pride

      Kia ora, thanks for the question!

      The plan is to send a survey to all of the people who have donated to this kaupapa to decide together what we do once we know the results of the SGM.

      We are committed to being 'of, by and for the people'.

      Ngā mihi,

      Laura

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