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Monday 21 April 2014

 A year on: the magic of April 17, 2013
Posted in: Features  17th April 2014
Today marks one year since marriage equality legislation spectacularly passed its third and final reading in Parliament. We remember some of the magic moments from that historic day.

 Labour/Green: The Case for a "clean" coalition
Posted in: Comment  15th April 2014
David Cunliffe has ruled out any pre-election coalition deal with the Greens. Politics and religion commentator Craig Young looks at the situation from a glbti perspective.

 Kevin Hague, on standing up to Colin Craig
Posted in: Comment, Features  11th April 2014
"Allowing Colin Craig to win would have a profound chilling effect on the freedom to speak out and defend our values," Kevin Hague writes in a piece for

 Comment: Pop!(ulism) and the Conservatives
Posted in: Comment  10th April 2014
Like New Zealand's Conservative Party and previous fundamentalist microparties, other overseas populist parties have branded themselves as "anti-establishment." Can the centre-right work with such parties? It's not good news for LGBT New Zealanders either.

 A few questions with Kelly Ellis
Posted in: Features  8th April 2014
Politics and religion writer Craig Young throws a few questions to Labour's Whangarei candidate Kelly Ellis, a transgender rights campaigner and lawyer.

 Standing up to Craig
Posted in: Features  7th April 2014
"It is important for Colin Craig and his party to understand that there are a large number of Pacific peoples who will not buy into his hate."

 Bad Luck, Nigeria...
Posted in: Comment  3rd April 2014
Nigeria's Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill is attracting international condemnation, but it's not the only problem facing the oil-rich but deeply repressive oil-rich West African nation.

 Coffey's ready to roll
Posted in: Features  31st March 2014
Tamati Coffey is waving off suggestions Rotorua is 'too conservative' for a gay MP as he launches into his fight to wrest the seat back from National.

 Uganda: The Context of the Anti-Homosexuality Act
Posted in: Comment  28th March 2014
Uganda is becoming increasingly ostracised and reviled for its Anti-Homosexuality Act. But are there are other defects within what has been described as a "failed state" waiting to happen?

 Backgrounder: Russia and the Ukraine
Posted in: Comment  22nd March 2014
Russia's maladies need no introduction to our readers, but what about its currently embattled western neighbour, the Ukraine? How might the current crisis affect LGBT inhabitants of both nations?

 Obituary: Fred Phelps Sr (1930-2014)
Posted in: Comment  21st March 2014
So who was this virulently homophobic and indeed, misanthropic, fundamentalist demagogue?

 Candidate Q&A: Tony Milne
Posted in: Features  17th March 2014
Gay man and community advocate Tony Milne has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Christchurch Central. He answers a series of pre-election questions.

 Guest Editorial: Election 2014
Posted in: Comment, Features  12th March 2014
This week, the Prime Minister announced that the next New Zealand general election will be held in late September. What does this mean for us?

 Clip-On Fiscal Conservatism and the Conservatives
Posted in: Comment  6th March 2014
The Conservative Party are claiming that the media have 'stereotyped' their party as a religious social conservative outfit. But what about its claims to be "fiscally conservative?"

 20 ways you can help lgbti Ugandans
Posted in: Features  5th March 2014
A coalition of Ugandan lgtbi and human rights groups has issued guidelines on how people all over the world can best stand up to the nation's vicious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.