P&R: Dead End?
Posted in: Comment 23rd September 2016
What is the New Zealand Christian Right up to, and how do we interpret its current behaviour?
Succession and Strategy
The current parliamentary term has seen a reduction in the number of 'rainbow'/LGBTI Members of Parliament. How do we reverse this trend?
Political Scandal: A Tale of Two Politicians
Posted in: Comment 16th September 2016
Often, political scandals are viewed with annoyance and resentment by political parties and serious political commentators. However, is this because of a lack of systematic thought about what they do signify?
Trump and the "Alt Right"
Posted in: Comment 15th September 2016
Marriage Equality: Going Round in Circles?
Posted in: Comment 12th September 2016
Bullying: Recent UK Developments
Posted in: Comment 9th September 2016
The Wheels on the Bus
Posted in: Comment 5th September 2016
Family First is trying something 'different' this year. According to its website, its latest Forum on the Family will be going on the road from September to November.
Sinking the New Atlantis
Posted in: Comment 2nd September 2016
Family First is trumpeting yet another anti-transgender 'research paper' from conservative Catholic Paul McHugh and an offsider, Lawrence Meyer, in an obscure religious social conservative journal called the New Atlantis.
Cambodia: Tolerance and Slow Reform
Posted in: Comment 26th August 2016
Unlike many of the other countries surveyed in this section of Gaynz.Com, Cambodia has never had anti-LGBT legislation. It has had other problems to deal with, however.
Posted in: Comment 24th August 2016
When it comes to local politics, are LGBTI New Zealanders blase and apathetic?
Marriage Equality: Australia's Slow Motion War
Posted in: Comment 23rd August 2016
Three years after New Zealand legislated for marriage equality and attendant inclusive adoption reform, Australia may not get there until after February 2017.
Indonesia: Getting Darker...
Posted in: Comment 18th August 2016
When I last wrote about Indonesia in March 2016, it was obvious that there was a major 'moral panic' underway against LGBT Indonesians. Several months later, the situation still has not improved.
P&R: Uganda's Pride Assault
Posted in: Comment 16th August 2016
Uganda is back in the international LGBT news spotlight. This time, however, it is attributable to the actions of its national police force and not its president or hardline religious social conservative legislature.
Unlucky Number's Three
Posted in: Comment 15th August 2016
FF Targets Comprehensive Antibullying Efforts
Posted in: Comment 10th August 2016
Wholly predictably, Family First thinks it can have a 'bob' each way, expressing concern about school bullying, while attacking LGBTI students rights to education access because they are supposedly "lobbying for a political agenda.'