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Thursday 05 March 2015


 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?


 Craig Young's top 10 politics and religion stories of 2014
Posted in: Comment  30th December 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the highs and lows that characterised New Zealand and overseas LGBT news this year.


 Firstblight: "Coming out" wrong
Posted in: Comment  19th December 2014
Seventh Day Adventism is a tiny conservative sect. So why is it picking a fight with the New Zealand LGBT community?


 Deconstructing West City Bible Baptist Church
Posted in: Comment  11th December 2014
"When I read the words 'independent fundamental Baptist' as the church descriptor, I groaned inwardly," writes Craig Young.


 "One area of justice that we have failed to attend to is hate"
Posted in: Features  10th December 2014
Diane Sparkes questions why we are still without any kind of workable law to protect marginalised New Zealanders from hate.