Family First accused of transphobia with bathroom campaign

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 9:48a.m.
Family First is being accused of transphobia (stockxchng)

Family First has been accused of transphobia after launching a campaign against transgender women using female bathrooms.

The AskMeFirst campaign was launched amid concern over a trans student being allowed to use the female bathroom at an all-girl school.

Agenda spokesperson Lynda Whitehead told Mike Hosking Family First were "stirring the pot".

"I can't help but feel that it's yet another crack by Family First at a minority community."

LISTEN ABOVE: Lynda Whitehead talks to Mike Hosking

The AskMeFirst website says "there's a growing trend in both New Zealand schools and public places to allow men to enter women’s spaces".

The website says women's privacy and safety is being ignored.

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