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Monday 27 March 2017


 Same Same: Difficult family relationships
Posted in: Books  23rd February 2017
Justine Sachs attends a session at her very first Same Same but Different writing festival, part of Auckland Pride, and comes away reeling and aching for more.


 Ak Pride: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Posted in: Books  17th February 2017
"No one else was writing about or for Maori girls like me, so I had to make words to explain that world for myself. And most of all, for others."


 Stealing from a child
Posted in: Books  3rd October 2016
A new Australian book feeds the supposed horrors of same-sex parenting sheds into the remarkably successful opposition to same-sex marriage in that country.


 Review: Brian Lewis Wolfenden's Witnesses
Posted in: Books  13th September 2016
Every ten years or so, since 1967, British LGBT communities commemorate the passage of the Act which inaugurated the beginnings of decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Therein lies a tale.


 Review: Michael Todd: Straight Jacket (2016)
Posted in: Books  26th July 2016
UK Attitude magazine editor Matthew Todd has written an excellent, thought-provoking look at how gay men live their lives in the contemporary United Kingdom. I may not agree with all of his conclusions, but...


 Promised Land
Posted in: Books  11th March 2016
Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris will be at Out in the Park this Saturday in Wellington chatting to the public about their latest project; illustrated LGBTI children’s book Promised Land.


 Samesame but different: NZ writing for Ak Pride
Posted in: Books  25th November 2015
A new addition to the annual Auckland Pride Festival well be a platform for NZ writers. It's the brainchild of author and filmmaker Peter Wells and he introduces here the concept and how it works.


 Telling the tales of our first lady
Posted in: Books  9th October 2015
The first New Zealander to have full gender reassignment surgery really does have some stories to tell. In her 72 rich years she’s knocked down barriers countless times...


 Book preview: The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis
Posted in: Books  23rd September 2015
A new book is being launched in Wellington telling the story of the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive, out and proud gay man Jonathan Dennis. And there are some tales from his life to tell!


 Want to join a glbt/queer writing group?
Posted in: Books, NZ Writing  9th June 2015
Auckland based writer/editor Lynne Jamneck is interested in establishing a GLBT/Queer writing group with a particular focus on genre writers.


 Rediscovering James Courage
Posted in: Books  9th April 2015
A new collection has been published to raise awareness about a man who could be considered New Zealand’s own Oscar Wilde, James Courage, our very own gay, but sidelined, literary icon.


 Review: Review Revue
Posted in: Books  18th February 2015
Against the clock and in a convivial setting six glbti people review a self-selected book - or they don't.


 Review: Proud - My Autobiography
Posted in: Books  7th January 2015
A compelling book which overcomes its flaws to provide insights into what can happen when it feels as though the world will end if you come out.


 Roy and Chargn's double act
Posted in: Books, Performance  25th November 2014
Auckland couple Roy Ward and Chargn Keenan are a busy pair: they're both working on Victor Rodger play At The Wake and have also opened a new bookstore in K’ Rd’s St Kevin's Arcade.


 Review: The Life and Loves of a He Devil
Posted in: Books  16th November 2014
What you see of Graham Norton on screen is more or less what you get in real life (minus the showbiz hype and bling) if this latest Norton book is any guide.