Emilie Rākete (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is a prisoner advocate from Tāmaki Makaurau and a grad student at the University of Auckland studying the political economy of prisons in Aotearoa. She is one of the founders of People Against Prisons Aotearoa.
Emilie Rākete on the issue that many of the Pride sponsors and participants have overlooked – it's not just about a history of transphobia and homophobia, it's about racism too.
US prisoners went on strike last week. And the conditions they're protesting aren't that different to those in New Zealand.