Rain­bow gar­den shed up for grabs

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One lucky punter will have the chance to take a bit of gay pride to their gar­den thanks to Fletcher Build­ing.

The con­struc­tion com­pany has do­nated the shed from its float in the 2017 Auck­land Pride Pa­rade to be auc­tioned off in sup­port of Rain­bow Youth.

The shed mea­sures 2.2 me­tres by 4 me­tres, is worth $10,000, and will come with $3000 worth of tools.

Kate Daly from Fletcher Build­ing said the com­pany was de­lighted to throw its sup­port be­hind Rain­bow Youth.

‘‘We re­ally want peo­ple to feel safe to bring their whole selves to work at Fletcher Build­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘We love that Rain­bow Youth works with young peo­ple in the LGBTIQ com­mu­nity to help them to know who they are and be who they are.’’

The shed will be auc­tioned off as part of the It’s a Bit Posh char­ity gala on May 4.

Rain­bow Youth ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Dun­can Matthews said it had been fan­tas­tic work­ing with Fletcher Build­ing to break down some of those as­sump­tions about who can work in what in­dus­try.

Rain­bow Youth was launched in 1989, and of­fers ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port for young peo­ple around sex­u­al­ity and gen­der iden­tity.

Fletcher Build­ing has a Rain­bow Tick, which pro­motes eq­uity in the work­place.

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The shed fea­tured as part of Fletcher Build­ing’s float in the Pride Pa­rade in Auck­land in Fe­bru­ary 2017.

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