35 years ago, homosexuality was decriminalized in New Zealand. Swiss Post celebrates its anniversary in the country with a special pride.
The seal is off this week for sale. The design was created in collaboration with Wellington Pride and other Rainbow community groups.
It has a value of NZ $ 1.40 (about 83 cents) and is suitable for giving out regular mailings. The idea is the “new” rainbow flag designed by designer Daniel Quasar, which aims to represent not only LGBTQ people, but also people of color, transgender, bisexual and non-bisexual people.
“Nice to work on”
Lynette Townsend“It was really cool to work on this special edition. Our stamp program aims to incorporate and depict our history and the many groups and cultures of New Zealand society. We are very proud to support the 2021 Pride events and all LGBTQ people in New Zealand,” says New Zealand Stamps and Collectibles Program Manager. “.
The main objective of the project: Raising public awareness of LGBTQ people. “But we will also make a donation to RainbowYOUTH as an expression of our support beyond the events planned for 2021,” said Townsend.
Vivien LingohWellington Pride Chairman said: “We are very grateful to the New Zealand Post Office for working with us to create a beautiful proud stamp of great meaning. Our mission for 2021 is to create a festival that makes the LGBTQ community voices loud and strong, and the pride symbol perfectly symbolizes that. “
The number of infections with COVID-19 is nearly zero
In addition to postage, members of the New Zealand LGBTQ community in Wellington have something else to celebrate: their pride can ever happen!
This is due to the highly successful COVID-19 policy of your government. After a very consistent shutdown, with public transportation also stalled and home office mandatory, there have been only 2,320 infections and 25 deaths across New Zealand since the start of the pandemic – with around five million people.
The number of new infections has been in the single digits since mid-April 2020 and has even decreased to zero between them.