'We still have a long way to go'
Sunita Torrance and Daniel Lockett perform as Coco and Erika in a show which encourages inclusivity and kindness.
On a New Plymouth District Council Facebook post promoting the Puke Ariki and Waitara Library appearances, the pair were accused of indoctrinating children and recruiting for the Rainbow community.
Torrance said that was unfair.
"It's not about trying to create some kind of gay army or create some kind of agenda.
"Some of these kids have two mothers, two fathers, they've got a rainbow brother or sister or an uncle who's now an aunty.
"It's just about realising there are some people who are different and we should always be kind to them."
But that's not how some on the Facebook thread saw things.