The Eccentric Orbit of Colin Craig
Posted in: Comment 13th December 2013
Is the Prime Minister deluding himself when he argues that Colin Craig is actually "a bit brilliant?" Or does this alleged heir apparent really have no political nous? And if so, why?
The key issues we still face
Posted in: Features 12th December 2013
A group of queer, trans and intersex Kiwis have put together a submission for the Universal Periodic Review of New Zealandâ€™s human rights record.
Hague honours Mandela
Posted in: Features 11th December 2013
Green MP Kevin Hague, who was an anti-apartheid campaigner, has paid a Parliamentary tribute to Nelson Mandela, recalling seeing him stand up against dangerous claims HIV did not cause AIDS.
Pride in Defence: Brigadier General Tammy Smith
Posted in: Features 9th December 2013
The keynote speaker at NZDF's Pride in Defence Conference was Brigadier General Tammy Smith. She speaks to journalist John MacDonald.
The Conspiracy Party?
Posted in: Comment 5th December 2013
Why is Colin Craig so apparently open to considering conspiracy theories? And what does this signify about his party and its constituents?
Stealth: Time to Pretend?
Posted in: Comment 28th November 2013
Does anyone really believe that the Conservative Party isn't New Zealand's latest fundamentalist microparty? And why is it trying to convince us that it "isn't"?
To Be Who I Am: Progress Update
We look at how much progress has already been made since the Human Rights Commission's 2008 To Be Who I Am report, and what remains to be done.
Adoption laws: A long history of nothing
Posted in: Features 25th November 2013
The group Adoption Action has put together a chronology of moves to reform adoption laws over the last 34 years, showing history of promises which went nowhere.
Margaret Mayman bids adieu
Margaret Mayman has hosted her final service at St Andrewâ€™s on The Terrace. As she leaves Wellington, she also leaves an indelible mark on our community.
"Love" is what's important
Posted in: Features 21st November 2013
Jonathan Selu from Tagata Pasifika for Marriage Equality is saddened at the Samoan Prime Ministerâ€™s bitter comments about a gay Samoan manâ€™s wedding in New Zealand.
Cyberbullying: LGBT Concerns
Posted in: Comment 21st November 2013
Cyberbullying. What is it, how does the Key administration intend to deal with it, and how should we respond?
Euthanasia: Whose Choice?
Posted in: Comment 14th November 2013
Maryan Street recently withdrew her End of Life Choices Bill from the private members bill ballot box. What stake do LGBT individuals have within the euthanasia debate? There are conflicting questions about this contentious social issue.
Ten things to know about Enoch Adeboye
Posted in: Features 14th November 2013
The Let The Wind Blow conference led by anti-gay Nigerian pastor Enoch Adeboye tomorrow will likely be more like a lot of hot air from a man with a history of whipping up anti-gay fervour.
Russian church in NZ challenged
Posted in: Features 7th November 2013
Rainbow Wellington has written to the Russian Orthodox Priest in Wellington, concerned about regular reports of "Orthodox gangs" in Russia involved in violent attacks on lgbti people.
Spotlight: Christine Rankin
Posted in: Comment 7th November 2013
She's viewed as more of a fiscal than social conservative, so what is former WINZ CEO and Families Commissioner Christine Rankin doing in an outfit like the fundamentalist-dominated Conservative Party, given its strong social conservative profile?