Finding Common Ground with our youth
Government-backed website Common Ground is full of useful tips on how everyone can have open conversations about gender and sexuality with youth.
Watch: Me, Myself and I
Common Ground shares the story of Gabe, a Samoan teen who has recently become more aware of his attraction to other boys, and feels that there is no one around him who'd understand.
The relationship conversations we need to have
Educator Vicky Wood wants to start a conversation about healthy relationships in our communities, and will begin with a workshop for queer and trans young people in Auckland.
Pride in Defence: Barry Taylor
Posted in: Living Well 6th December 2013
Australian National LGBTI Health Alliance (MindOUT!) Senior Project Officer Barry Taylor spoke with journalist John MacDonald on affirming diversity for positive mental health.
Editorial: Corporal Dougie Hughes' legacy?
The Solicitor General must correct the on-going damage caused by a homophobic coroner and a cowardly military, to create Dougie Hughes' true legacy.
Busting down barriers
Two Aucklanders are paving the way for a change in mental health and addiction services, in an effort to make them much friendlier the many from our communities who need their help.
It's just not healthy
"I personally believe that no matter how long your heart beats for, hate is the one thing that shortens your life the most," writes Chaz Harris.
The health of younger lesbians
Posted in: Living Well 20th June 2012
A researcher is looking for lesbians aged 18-24 to take part in a study about health and wellbeing, hoping to address a gap in understanding and contribute to policy to meet their needs.
GayNZ.com's favourite cartoonist Sam Orchard has created a cartoon strip explaining why he's taking part in FebFast, which is raisng money for four groups, including Rainbow Youth.
Andy's FebFast Diary: Day 1
Andrew is taking the challenge to ditch red wine for a month in order to raise money for Rainbow Youth. How is the first day going? Find out in his video diary here!
WINZ and HIV: lessons from the UK
As the NZ government moves to move sickness beneficiaries into the workplace the UK's recent experience may make us uneasy.
Breaking free of a double life
One of the NZAF's best kept secrets is its free counselling service for gay and bi men, as blogger Bipolar Bear explains.
Health: Risk, Choice and Young Lesbians
AUT doctoral student Katie Palmer is working on her thesis on lesbian health issues at their School of Health Practice. Read a summary of some of her key findings so far.
Time to look after ourselves
Maori, Pacific peoples, and women all had to fight for recognition within the system and form their own health organisations to ensure their needs are met. So whereâ€™s ours?
For all the good girls and bois
Posted in: Living Well 4th February 2011
"If you are inhabitant of a woman's body but seeking a more masculine or bulky physical appearance there are some tricks of the trade that you can enlist to give you an added advantage in the gaining muscle department," writes fitness guru Julz Darroch.