John Key, Hackergate and the National Party list
Posted in: Comment 20th August 2014
Why did concern arise over the Prime Minister's stance on marriage equality and what about his attitude to other LGBT legislative reforms and social issues? The answer is blowing in the wind...or more prosaically, the opinion polls. It's called triangulation.
A look at Dirty Politics
Posted in: Features 18th August 2014
Among the many claims of murky behaviour in Dirty Politics is collusion to get conservative, hard right and ultimately anti-gay MPs into Nationalâ€™s ranks.
Comment: (Not Sweet At All) Charity
Posted in: Comment 13th August 2014
The Supreme Court has overturned a string of decisions at lower jurisdictions; in this case, related to Greenpeace and its exclusion from the Charities Act 2004. As Family First was also excluded, what does this now mean?
Candidate profile: Richard Hills
Posted in: Features 12th August 2014
Gay Aucklander and passionate political hopeful Richard Hills is standing for Labour in Northcote. He answers a series of GayNZ.com questions and pleads â€śenrol and vote!â€ť
Ugandan lawyer: 'Long, Long Way to Go'
Posted in: Features 10th August 2014
"It's an American group driving this debate at home .. people in Uganda are struggling about food, employment, medical care ... not homosexualityâ€”that was a non-issue."
RW Forum: Maurice Williamson
Posted in: Features 8th August 2014
Full of colourful quotes like usual, National's Maurice Williamson basically reiterated his personal libertarian views and pledged weâ€™ll have his vote on conscience issues.
Comment: Turning Point?
Posted in: Comment 6th August 2014
. Current Labour leadership problems may be working themselves out and Cunliffe might benefit from robust and sustained debate, adverse major incumbent events for the Key administration and 'wild cards.'
From the Rainbow Wellington Forum: Kevin Hague
Posted in: Features 5th August 2014
Gay Green MP Kevin Hague addressed a few issues close to his heart at the Rainbow Wellington pre-election forum: health, trans rights, homophobic bullying and HIV prevention.
Gay asylum seeker fearful of going back
Posted in: Features 5th August 2014
From The Age: He says they told him to go back to where he came from. They said in this country, where he moved when he was a young boy, being gay was not OK.
Posted in: Features 3rd August 2014
We look at some of the nonsense thatâ€™s dribbled out of the mouths of some of New Zealandâ€™s premier lgbti 'experts' lately. (FYI: they are not experts!)
Victory in Uganda, but More Work Ahead
Posted in: Features 2nd August 2014
"Uganda's constitutional court took a positive step when it ruled that the dreaded Anti-Homosexuality Act is unconstitutional," writes Maria Burnett from Human Rights Watch.
From the RW Forum: Labour's Maryan Street
Posted in: Features 1st August 2014
Labour MP Maryan Street focused on adoption, transgender issues and her passion for ensuring our kids are safe, in a "sneak preview" of Labour's Rainbow policy.
Rainbow Wellington Election Forum
Posted in: Features 29th July 2014
A rolling look at Rainbow Wellington's pre-election Candidates' Forum, where Labour, the Greens, National, Mana, the Internet Party and the Maori Party had speakers.
Comment: The Flat Blue Line?
Posted in: Comment 28th July 2014
As the time for New Zealand's September 20 election draws nearer, the Conservative Party seems strangely becalmed, almost in political limbo. Some of it is its own fault, while some of it is attributable to its would-be object of affection, the Key administration.
Abraham Naim: an open letter to the people of Maldives
Posted in: Features 27th July 2014
"There have been a lot of things said about me in the media back home, and I would like to say a few things in response."