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Saturday 05 September 2015


 Chinese Autumn?
Posted in: Comment  3rd September 2015
There are signs that the new Chinese Premier, Xi Jinping, wants to reassert the power of the Communist Party of China. But in a ruggedly free market capitalist economy, what does this mean for China's tongzhi (LGBT) population?


 Ontario's sex education wars
Posted in: Comment  30th August 2015
When it comes to what we may encounter further down the LGBT legislative reform, Canada is usually a fairly good indication on most fronts. So, what is the situation with Ontario's new comprehensive sexuality education programme?


 Scotland and the (Dis) United Kingdom
Posted in: Comment  21st August 2015
It may be a 'sleeper' international news item, but according to BBC News, the issue of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is once again back on the front burner. How has Scotland's distinctive identity affected its LGBT inhabitants?


 P&R: Tipping Point?
Posted in: Comment  15th August 2015
After sustained coverage of the woes of the Conservative Party over the last month or so, this article focuses on the current activities of Family First.


 Comment: Focus on Transphobia
Posted in: Comment  6th August 2015
Family First anti-transgender 'research report' author Glenn Stanton works for the US Christian Right pressure group Focus on the Family. But what is Focus on the Family and why does it attack the transgender community?


 TPPA: A bad deal for people with HIV?
Posted in: Comment  2nd August 2015
Is the forthcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement going to make life more difficult for people living with HIV/AIDS?


 Comment: Trump card or joker's wild?
Posted in: Comment  30th July 2015
Recently, Donald Trump announced his ambition to run for the Republican nomination and even more surprisingly, he's ahead of the field. But can he beat Hillary Clinton, and what will happen to the 2016 US federal elections if he doesn't?


 X is for ... Non-Existent?
Posted in: Comment, Features  23rd July 2015
Why has the New Zealand 'exgay' movement quietly curled up and died? Why did it fail in the first place? Politics and religion commentator Craig Young takes a look.


 Comment: It's All About "Integrity"
Posted in: Comment  18th July 2015
Recently, I encountered a thoroughly dupliticious book from an anti-transgender US fundamentalist psychologist. I decided to analyse it in this latest article in my expose of US anti-transgender attacks on transgender child protection policies within schools and other childcare institutions.


 Comment: Understanding the transphobic movement
Posted in: Comment  9th July 2015
What lies at the diseased roots of Family First's latest transphobic diatribe? Craig Young has tracked down several US Christian Right websites that explain quite a lot about "Girl Boy Other."


 Comment: Suffer Not the Children
Posted in: Comment, Features  30th June 2015
Family First has just released a misleading and inaccurate report about gender dysphoria in childhood. But what does the science actually say, and why have such tactics failed in the US?


 Colingate: Scandal's End?
Posted in: Comment  28th June 2015
It may finally be all over with the Conservative Party's Colin Craig scandal. The party board have suspended their former leader from party membership. So, what happens now?


 Comment: VMEUSA Day
Posted in: Comment  27th June 2015
The US Supreme Court has struck down all remaining state barriers against marriage equality, enabling it throughout the United States- an historic victory for the US LGBT community.


 Comment: You have to be encapsulated
Posted in: Comment  24th June 2015
Sectarianism. It's the habitual status and curse of antigay pressure groups, but what does the term actually mean for LGBT organisations and individuals who oppose 'sectarians?' And how does this affect current insights into the unfolding crisis within New Zealand's Conservative Party?


 Comment: Colin Craig versus the Conservatives?
Posted in: Comment  20th June 2015
Can the Conservatives survive the downfall of Colin Craig? Craig Young looks at the developments.