Family First goes on anti-trans witch hunt
Posted in: Features 30th June 2015
A leading NZ transgender advocate is dismissing a report purporting to offer expertise on gender identity, which anti-lgbti group Family First has commissioned to â€śwarn parents and schoolsâ€ť.
Comment: Suffer Not the Children
Family First has just released a misleading and inaccurate report about gender dysphoria in childhood. But what does the science actually say, and why have such tactics failed in the US?
Colingate: Scandal's End?
Posted in: Comment 28th June 2015
It may finally be all over with the Conservative Party's Colin Craig scandal. The party board have suspended their former leader from party membership. So, what happens now?
Comment: VMEUSA Day
Posted in: Comment 27th June 2015
The US Supreme Court has struck down all remaining state barriers against marriage equality, enabling it throughout the United States- an historic victory for the US LGBT community.
Comment: You have to be encapsulated
Posted in: Comment 24th June 2015
Sectarianism. It's the habitual status and curse of antigay pressure groups, but what does the term actually mean for LGBT organisations and individuals who oppose 'sectarians?' And how does this affect current insights into the unfolding crisis within New Zealand's Conservative Party?
Comment: Colin Craig versus the Conservatives?
Posted in: Comment 20th June 2015
Can the Conservatives survive the downfall of Colin Craig? Craig Young looks at the developments.
Comment: Conservative Party Feels the Heat
Posted in: Comment 19th June 2015
Venturing out for the first time in several months, Colin Craig shared a sauna with TV3's David Farrier, fully clothed.
Comment: Charity Case?
Posted in: Comment 12th June 2015
Once again, it's time to sample New Zealand charity case law and discern whether conservative Christian lobby and pressure groups deserve 'charitable status.'
Comment: Whitewashing service discrimination
Posted in: Comment 5th June 2015
In the United States, one major recent issue for LGBT Americans dealt with "religious liberty"...or, to use its real provenance, service provider discrimination.
Watch: Shorten introduces Aus marriage bill
Posted in: Features 1st June 2015
Australia's opposition leader has introduced Laborâ€™s Marriage Equality Bill, stating: "On marriage equality, for too long, we in this Parliament have been following, not leading."
P&R: Close and Fade?
Posted in: Comment 30th May 2015
May 2015 wasn't a good month for religious social conservatives, whether in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world.
In-Trans-Sigent: The Key administration and Transgender Rights
Posted in: Comment 20th May 2015
Craig Young asks, how do LGBT New Zealanders get the general public to support transgender rights concerns?
Open letter to Jonathan Coleman
Posted in: Features 20th May 2015
Trans woman Diane Sparkes has written to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, who she says like every other cisgender person in New Zealand "has never had to walk in our shoes".
Jan Logie: "Nutty" talk causing more harm
Posted in: Features 20th May 2015
Green MP and transgender advocate Jan Logie is disgusted at the Health Minister describing free access to gender reassignment surgery as a â€śnutty ideaâ€ť.
Designing a new flag: the rainbow contenders
Posted in: Features 19th May 2015
Among the more than 1,200 submissions, weâ€™ve found a few budding designers who think we should add a dash of rainbow to our national ensign.