"Let them know they are loved"
Posted in: Features 3rd August 2015
â€śThere are a thousand realities about your children that you have no control over. The one you do have control over is to let them know that they are loved by you no matter what,â€ť says visiting American activist-theologian Brian McLaren.
TPPA: A bad deal for people with HIV?
Posted in: Comment 2nd August 2015
Is the forthcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement going to make life more difficult for people living with HIV/AIDS?
Comment: Trump card or joker's wild?
Posted in: Comment 30th July 2015
Recently, Donald Trump announced his ambition to run for the Republican nomination and even more surprisingly, he's ahead of the field. But can he beat Hillary Clinton, and what will happen to the 2016 US federal elections if he doesn't?
Penny Wong's marriage equality speech
Posted in: Features 29th July 2015
Lesbian Australian Labor Senator Penny Wong delivered an emotional speech on same-sex marriage at the partyâ€™s national conference, saying â€śthere is nothing to fear from equalityâ€ť.
X is for ... Non-Existent?
Why has the New Zealand 'exgay' movement quietly curled up and died? Why did it fail in the first place? Politics and religion commentator Craig Young takes a look.
Reaching out to 'Silent Gays'
Posted in: Features 22nd July 2015
Jim Marjoram writes on how he is trying to reach those in our communities who have been hurt by experiences with religion, and create a safe space to reconnect with their spirituality.
Report: Gay asylum seekers living in fear on Manus Island
Posted in: Features 19th July 2015
A new report has raised concerns about the treatment of gay asylum seekers who are being mistreated in Australia's detention centre, and who fear their fate if they are resettled in PNG - where gay sex is illegal.
Comment: It's All About "Integrity"
Posted in: Comment 18th July 2015
Recently, I encountered a thoroughly dupliticious book from an anti-transgender US fundamentalist psychologist. I decided to analyse it in this latest article in my expose of US anti-transgender attacks on transgender child protection policies within schools and other childcare institutions.
Comment: Understanding the transphobic movement
Posted in: Comment 9th July 2015
What lies at the diseased roots of Family First's latest transphobic diatribe? Craig Young has tracked down several US Christian Right websites that explain quite a lot about "Girl Boy Other."
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.