Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Shaneel Shavneel Lal (They/Them) is iTaukei and Indian, and identifies as vaka sa lewa lewa and hijra. Lal is the founder of the Conversion Therapy Action Group, a group working to end conversion therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Lal is an executive board member of Rainbow Youth and Auckland Pride Festival and a trustee of Adhikaar Aoteaora, a non-profit charity that provides education, support and advocacy for queer South Asians. Lal is a political commentator on queer and indigenous rights issues and a law and psychology student at the University of Auckland.