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Sunday 29 March 2015


 That Old Raddled Cross?
Posted in: Comment  26th March 2015
Six months after the most recent New Zealand general election, and the New Zealand Christian Right is looking somewhat frayed and shopworn. What's wrong with the Conservative Party and Family First?


 O Canada: Paradox Versus Progress?
Posted in: Comment  19th March 2015
What's with the "True North" under its Conservative administration and how does that affect transgender rights there?


 ISIS, LGBT Equality and Solidarity
Posted in: Comment  12th March 2015
Over a decade since the US-led intervention and occupation of Iraq, political instability haunts the troubled nation still, with the rise of ISIS. Should New Zealand be committing troops to that hotspot? But what about the torture and execution of lesbian and gay Iraqis?


 Pyrrhic Victory?
Posted in: Comment  8th March 2015
How long will anti-same-sex marriage Aussie PM Tony Abbott last in the top job and whom is lined up to fight it out to replace him...


 Louisa Wall’s address to Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights
Posted in: Features  27th February 2015
Marriage equality champion and Labour MP Louisa Wall is in Thailand for a Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights.


 The Curtain Falls: Final Defeat of the Manukau Anti-Sexworker Bill
Posted in: Comment, Features  26th February 2015
Parliament has finally voted down the controversial transphobic and anti-sexworker Manukau City Bill, after four years of stalemate and arduous conflict.


 Natural Law: Homophobia's Iron Curtain
Posted in: Comment  22nd February 2015
I used to review anti-gay literature regularly in this column and its predecessors, but as with Christian Right antigay initiatives itself, the despicable genre seems to be dying. Why is this?


 The Vanished "Ruins" of "Sodom"
Posted in: Comment  12th February 2015
Where did Logan Robertson's particularly vitriolic form of homophobia come from? Welcome to the phantom neverworld of "Sodom and Gomorrah", and "sodomy."


 The Deluge Arrives
Posted in: Comment  5th February 2015
After the holiday hiatus, February 2015 looks to be an eventful month. What significance to LGBT rights do recent current political events have?


 Conspiratoria Nullia?
Posted in: Comment  31st January 2015
Where have all the antigay conspiracy theories gone? And why were they more common thirty years or so ago?


 Jan Logie: Progressive rainbow rights? Yeah, nah….
Posted in: Politics and Religion  30th January 2015
Green MP Jan Logie says Westpac’s Rainbow Acceptance Monitor provides us with clear evidence of the gap between rights on paper and rights in reality for many.


 David Kato: Never to be forgotten
Posted in: Features  27th January 2015
On January 27, 2011, the most outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda, at a time when the country’s Parliament was considering a bill to execute gay people, was murdered.


 France's Other Nightmare: The French National Front
Posted in: Comment  23rd January 2015
The Christian Right is not the only problem many LGBT Europeans have to face. Look at France's National Front, for example, writes Craig Young.


 Blasphemy, Censorship and LGBT Rights
Posted in: Comment  15th January 2015
What is "blasphemy"- and how have blasphemy laws been used against LGBT rights elsewhere in the world?


 Reconfiguration?
Posted in: Comment  9th January 2015
With the impending loss of any traction against LGBT rights within the developed world, what happens to anti-LGBT political activism? What will it be replaced with?