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No action over sex book complaints

The Human Rights Commission will not progress discrimination complaints lodged over a council produced booklet on South Auckland sex workers but found the term transvestite had been misused in the publication.\n

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2nd September 2012 00:09

Alessia Valenza

The 19-page booklet was released last month by Auckland Council and the Otara-Papatoetoe, Mangere-Otahuhu and Manurewa local boards and details residents and businesses concerns and pushes for a law change so council’s can ban prostitutes from working in certain areas.

Auckland Councillor Cathy Casey complained that the booklet was discriminatory towards the transgender community, as did Auckland University of Technology lecturer Lexie Matheson who also said it was biased  because it was written "largely by middle-class, white privileged heterosexual men" without any consultation.

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