Claiming the Green Party rarely speaks in Parliament on environmental issues, former TV gardening guru and radio presenter Barry today asked Jan Logie: ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs your favourite Ms Logie? Ahh ‚Ä¶ sex change people going into prisons. There‚Äôs been a lot of talk of these ‚Äėfringe‚Äô issues.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAs the President of
New Zealand‚Äôs longest running transgender organisation I was
bitterly disappointed with Maggie Barry‚Äôs comments on transgender prisoners," responded Claudia McKay of Agender this evening.
‚ÄúI have admired her broadcasting work for many years," McKay notes, "and it is saddening that she seems so ignorant of what trans people are forced to endure in prison.‚ÄĚ
McKay says she has offered to meet with Barry "to enlighten her on this and any other trans issues she may need information on."