The Other Side of Terror
Posted in: Comment 30th November 2015
Yet again, a US abortion clinic has been attacked and three people have been killed. Are US LGBTI individuals in any danger from the escalating cultural and social polarisation within the United States?
Confession: A Degradation Ceremony?
Posted in: Comment 27th November 2015
Conservative Catholics usually enthuse about the 'sacrament' of confession, although liberal Catholics don't bother with it. Many LGBT Catholics are critical of the practice. Why?
Constitutional Reform: When and How?
Posted in: Comment 25th November 2015
Flag changes and an entrenched Bill of Rights.
Auckland's Good, Bad and Ugly mayors
Posted in: Features 22nd November 2015
The Auckland City mayoralty over the past thirty years has see-sawed backwards and forwards between conservative and liberal, homophobic and pro-glbti equality.
There's No Heaven
Posted in: Comment 22nd November 2015
Why are LGBT religious institutions so weak in New Zealand? Are we necessarily missing out on any aspects of LGBT culture though not having such dimensions within our own community?
No New Pariahs
Posted in: Comment 18th November 2015
In the wake of the ISIS/Daesh terrorist atrocity in Paris, it may be tempting to resort to knee-jerk racism and sectarianism. Of all people, the LGBT community should know much better says Craig Young.
Stigma: Past and Present
Posted in: Politics and Religion 13th November 2015
Stigma, spoiled identity and the Prime Ministers "rapists" remark.
Subcultures and Cultural "Equality"
Posted in: Politics and Religion 11th November 2015
What are 'subcultures' and what role do they play in contemporary LGBT politics, communities and self-perceptions? Let's examine these in turn.
Keying Social Change?
Posted in: Politics and Religion 9th November 2015
At a time when Labour is dampening down some of its 'controversial' social and economic policies, is National "managing" social change better?
World Congress for Cunning Plans?
Posted in: Comment 5th November 2015
As Family First's anti-gay equality leader heads off to Salt Lake City to search for further inspiration, how relevant is the propaganda of the US Christian Right?
Sexual Freedom: What If...?
Posted in: Comment 4th November 2015
Suppose that LGBT legislative reform and social history had gone down another route instead. What would it have been like?
Poland Lurches Backward
Posted in: Politics and Religion 2nd November 2015
In its most recent national election, Poland re-elected the antigay, anti-migrant and Eurosceptic "Law and Justice" populist party after almost a decade in the political wilderness. This may mean trouble ahead for Poland's LGBT population.
Envy and the Global Christian Right
Posted in: Comment 28th October 2015
This week in his political roundup Craig Young looks at the global Christian Right.
Posted in: Politics and Religion 27th October 2015
The medical cannabis debate has arisen again in Australia and New Zealand, but what is its current status and how might liberalisation affect members of our communities?
P&R: Bobbing Overseas?
Posted in: Politics and Religion 23rd October 2015
It's time for a status report on our solitary local Christian Right nuisance pressure group, Family First. Craig Young asks, are they up to anything relevant this month?