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Monday 26 January 2015


 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.


 PLEASE - no threats - no violence - no hate!
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
Jim Marjoram is calling for cool heads in the response to Logan Robertson: "Despite what we may think about him, he needs love and support, not from his brainwashed followers, but from US!"


 Some of the best responses to Logan Robertson
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
“And Jesus said to the sinner ‘kill yourself’” – No Bible story ever ... and other responses to the leader of New Zealand's own mini hate church.


 Religious freedom, but at what price?
Posted in: Features, Blogger Zone  8th December 2014
"Since leaving the Exclusive Brethren I’ve come into contact with all sorts of people whose lives have been ruined by their church’s refusal to accept them as a person," writes Craig Hoyle.


 It's over! Select Committee recommends against Manukau Bill
Posted in: Comment  5th December 2014
The Local Government and Environment Committee has scrapped the controversial Manukau City (Regulating Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill.


 Update: Manukau, moralism and sex work
Posted in: Comment  5th December 2014
Unfortunately, it seems that the anti-sexworker and transphobic Manukau City Council (Regulating Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill is back in the parliamentary chamber.


 P&R: Historic Offences: Yes, But...
Posted in: Comment  27th November 2014
After assisting the major initiatives of LGBT marriage equality and associated inclusive adoption reform, the Key administration is itself advocating the erasure of pre-eighties historical gay sexual 'offences'. Why, and how should we view this in perspective?


 P&R: Send Them Victorious?
Posted in: Comment  18th November 2014
It's decision time for the Labour leadership contenders, given that the outcome of the current leadership contest will be announced today. What should we make of this?


 United States: It Ain't Necessarily So
Posted in: Comment  7th November 2014
Due to Obama's bungled Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) rollout, the Ebola and ISIS crises, there has been some regrettable backlash against the incumbent US president and his affiliated party.