Moaning in America
Posted in: Comment 27th October 2016
Although Donald Trump looks like losing the imminent US federal elections, his insurgent movement of "Trumpists" may still present a long term problem when it comes to the stability of US politics.
Tantrums in America
Posted in: Comment 25th October 2016
The Ghost of Ferdinand Marcos
Posted in: Comment 23rd October 2016
Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Advances
After a long and torturous process and many frustrations, it looks as if Canada is finally going to pass long-awaited amendments to the Canada Human Rights Act to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination.
Posted in: Comment 20th October 2016
While Uganda experiences a bout of renewed repression and Nigeria faces approaching famine due to endemic misgovernment, the sclerotic Zimbabwean tyranny of Robert Mugabe should not escape our scrutiny either.
The Last (of) Trump?
Posted in: Comment 14th October 2016
Blunder on the Right?
Posted in: Comment 12th October 2016
Given that the ALP Opposition and allies have shot down the aborted Australian marriage equality plebiscite, what is the historical context of Australian referenda?
Averting the Trumpocalypse?
Posted in: Comment 11th October 2016
Stressed Fabric: Other Opponents of LGBTi Progress
Posted in: Comment 6th October 2016
Although LGBT New Zealanders are always vigilant about the potential threats that the New Zealand Christian Right poses to legislative and public policy reform, there are other opponents of LGBTI political progress.
Marriage Equality: Agents of YIELD
Posted in: Comment 5th October 2016
And so it continues. Will there be a plebiscite on Australian marriage equality in February 2017, or will Australia's LGBT communities have to wait several years more for this pivotal social reform?
Colin Craig: The Anti-Wilde?
Posted in: Comment 2nd October 2016
Colin Craig's ability to attempt to influence the way glbti people live our lives must surely be at an end as yet another pillar of the Christian right anti-gay movement collapses in a sleazy scandal.
P&R: Dead End?
Posted in: Comment 23rd September 2016
What is the New Zealand Christian Right up to, and how do we interpret its current behaviour?
Succession and Strategy
The current parliamentary term has seen a reduction in the number of 'rainbow'/LGBTI Members of Parliament. How do we reverse this trend?
Political Scandal: A Tale of Two Politicians
Posted in: Comment 16th September 2016
Often, political scandals are viewed with annoyance and resentment by political parties and serious political commentators. However, is this because of a lack of systematic thought about what they do signify?