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Friday 30 June 2017

 Malingering in the Cathedral
Posted in: Politics and Religion  3rd May 2017
This is the third and final Politics and Religion farewell article, focusing last and definitely least on our inept and incompetent enemies within the New Zealand Christian Right.

 Britain Goes to the Polls
Posted in: Comment  1st May 2017
As yet, there isn't much reaction about the recently announced British snap election from their LGBTI media.

 The German Spring
Posted in: Comment  27th April 2017
To what extent is Germany likely to experience positive movement on the marriage equality front after its election later this year?

 The Way They Were: Global LGBTI Rights
Posted in: Comment  24th April 2017
In this, the second of three farewell Politics and Religion articles, Craig Young deals with the question of global LGBTI Human Rights.

 The Way We Were
Posted in: Our Communities, Comment  19th April 2017
The first of three Politics and Religion farewell articles covering a historical retrospective of LGBTI life and times in New Zealand/Aotearoa covered by over the last decade and a half.

 Russophilia: Why the Far Right Are Putin's Friends
Posted in: Comment  18th April 2017
Russophilia has become the preferred philosophical and foreign policy position of the world's rightist political and social movements.

 Breaking Bad in France?
Posted in: Comment  13th April 2017
It seems as if like the Netherlands, France may buck the trend toward anti-immigrant racist populist ascendancy. So who benefits from this?

 The Chechnya LGBTI Crisis
Posted in: Comment  4th April 2017
With tales about the possible arbitrary arrest and execution of LGBT Chechen citizens, it is time to background that troubled Muslim Central-Asian province of the Republic of Russia.

 An East Asian First?
Posted in: Comment  2nd April 2017
After a recent positive Taiwanese Constitutional Court decision, it now seems as if Taiwan will shortly become the first East Asian nation to pass civil marriage equality legislation. It's time to update that nation's history as well as its internal LGBTI rights record.

 Canada and Transgender Equality
Posted in: Comment  27th March 2017
As the world turns, Canada is entering the final stage of legislative debate before passing Bill C-16 into law.

 What "Other" Issues Concern Us?
Posted in: Comment  22nd March 2017
What "other"issuesshould concern LGBT inhabitants of New Zealand?

 Grey Rights?
Posted in: Comment  20th March 2017
The LGBTI stake in the superannuation debate.

 Adrift on the Ship of Fools
Posted in: Comment  10th March 2017
New Zealand's conservative Christian lobby groups are relatively silent, but it's highly probable that this won't last. At the moment, I'm reminded of the medieval myth of the "Ship of Fools", which zigzagged round German rivers without any apparent navigation.

 Virtuous Circle?
Posted in: Comment  23rd February 2017
Suddenly, it seems as if Labour and National have woken up to the fact that LGBTI New Zealanders are active citizens, who vote, join political parties and have clear policy preferences.

 Ask the US Christian Right First?!
Posted in: Comment  21st February 2017
Once again, Family First is trying desperately to draw attention to its failed imported campaign against transgender school student privacy, safety and health.