Christchurch mayor on mass shooter: ‘I’ve no idea what his name is’

On visit to UK, Lianne Dalziel tells of her citys resilience in aftermath of mosque attacks The mayor of Christchurch has refused to commit to memory the name of the man who carried out mosque shootings in the city, in a decision that she says is echoed by her community and is a crucial part of recovering from the atrocity. But Lianne Dalziel said the way the citys Muslims had chosen to forgive him was also essential, and had made the New Zealand city stronger and safer. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the UK before a European conference on how cities can recover from disasters, she said all cities could learn from the resilience Christchurch had shown. …

You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia? | Chris

The photo of me and my date went viral after our attack but only as were white, feminine and cisgender. Sympathy and action must be for all On 7 June, characters from distant chapters of my life decided that my sudden trajectory into the headlines was an opportune time to reintroduce themselves, sending a torrent of misguided good vibes alongside the picture, asking had I seen it. Had I seen it? Had I seen it? Of course I had, as soon as it was taken. I was weeping bitterly, head ringing in pain as I sat next to my lovely date, Dr Melania Geymonat, who was calmer than I but Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Transgender Legal Defense and Education …