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Wednesday 22 October 2014


 Rugby, Beer, Rock ‘n’ Roll – Robertson launches leadership bid
Posted in: Features, Blogger Zone  19th October 2014
Craig Hoyle went along to the Labour leadership campaign launch of rugby-loving Wellington grandfather Grant Robertson.


 Past and Prejudice? The Postgay Agenda
Posted in: Comment  16th October 2014
Grant Robertson has been more identified with issues outside the 'traditional' LGBT legislative reform domain. What does the term "postgay" mean in this context? And how does Louisa Wall come into this?


 Comment: 1997 and all that
Posted in: Comment  9th October 2014
LGBT/Tongzhi inhabitants of Hong Kong do seem to be involved in pro-democracy protests in the Chinese "Special Administrative Region". But what are the origins of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and how exactly do LGBT/tongzhi activists fit in?


 Ebola: No time for 'compassion fatigue'
Posted in: Comment  3rd October 2014
Craig Young says we should join other Commonwealth countries in providing medical and humanitarian support for West African nations hit by the Ebola virus.


 Editorial: Grant Robertson's gay. Get over it.
Posted in: Features  30th September 2014
Cue the music, dim the lights, here we go again with another round of the popular game show "Is New Zealand Ready for a Gay Prime Minister!"


 Labour's new "Game of Thrones"
Posted in: Comment  29th September 2014
Will Grant Robertson eventually become Labour - and New Zealand's - first out gay Prime Minister, after Labour's worst ever election result? And what about the other contenders?


 Not Our Enemies?
Posted in: Comment  25th September 2014
Why is it that New Zealand LGBT communities tend to have better relationships with Kiwi Muslims than our counterparts elsewhere in the world?


 Some of Maryan Street's greatest hits
Posted in: Features  25th September 2014
She’s sharp, she’s passionate and she’s witty. Did you know she also has a damn fine singing voice? Or why she was driven to be out?


 Election 2014: Dark clouds and silver linings
Posted in: Comment, Features  21st September 2014
To say last night's New Zealand general election took many political commentators by surprise is an understatement. Craig Young tries to make sense of what happened.


 Election 2014: What does it all mean?
Posted in: Features  21st September 2014
The left has been dealt a stinging blow, with National romping to an easy victory. There are plenty of side notes too: Winston Peters has an entourage, there are lots of new MPs we don’t know much about, plenty of allies, and the loss of Maryan Street.


 Election 2014 live
Posted in: Features  20th September 2014
Fewer gay MPs and Parliament loses a powerhouse lesbian, Conservatives out in the cold, and drama, drama, drama... read how election night unfolded through glbti eyes!


 Election 2014: Lgbti candidates
Posted in: Features  20th September 2014
Lgbti candidates are standing from Whangarei to Southland this election, and the range is not only geographically wide.


 Lgbti election guide
Posted in: Features  20th September 2014
While there are many issues which are bound to impact your vote this election, we take a look at parties’ records on lgbti issues, and what you can expect if they have significant influence.


 Blighted oranges: More lessons from Australia
Posted in: Comment  19th September 2014
Craig Young says conservative Christian microparties are highly irresponsible, sectional and fractious organisations and shouldn't be entrusted with mainstream political power.


 Candidate Q&A: Maddy Drew
Posted in: Features  19th September 2014
Queer 32-year-old public servant Maddy Drew is standing for the Green Party in Otaki. She answers our candidate Q&A.