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Tuesday 26 May 2015


 In-Trans-Sigent: The Key administration and Transgender Rights
Posted in: Comment  20th May 2015
Craig Young asks, how do LGBT New Zealanders get the general public to support transgender rights concerns?


 Comment: Don't Stop Hillary
Posted in: Comment  14th May 2015
It looks as if Hillary Rodham Clinton will end up winning the Democrat presidential nomination in 2016 and may well end up as the United States' first female President.


 Comment: Uncertain Trajectories?
Posted in: Comment  9th May 2015
Well, the British election is over, with some surprising outcomes. What does it all mean for the British LGBT communities?


 Stark Dichotomy: The SNP and Northern Ireland LGBT manifestos
Posted in: Comment  4th May 2015
Given that it may hold the balance of power and go into coalition with Labour despite Ed Miliband's statements to the contrary, what does the Scottish Nationalist Party say about LGBT issues within its manifesto? And what about Northern Ireland's political parties?


 UKIP: News from the Far Right
Posted in: Comment  30th April 2015
The far right United Kingdom Independence Party tends to attract those who would have once stood for the Conservatives, before the latter asserted quality control over candidate selection.


 British Elections 2015: An LGBT Perspective
Posted in: Comment  22nd April 2015
After the first month of British general election campaigning, what LGBT issues have emerged from the ongoing intensive debates between prime ministerial and parliamentary candidates? Craig Young takes a look.


 A Rainbow of Manifestos!
Posted in: Comment  17th April 2015
Craig Young was somewhat surprised to see that British political parties still produce election manifestos.


 Ballot Boxing
Posted in: Comment  8th April 2015
Nigeria, Northland and New South Wales went to the polls recently. How were LGBT interests dealt with in each jurisdiction?


 UK: Heisenberg's Election?
Posted in: Comment  2nd April 2015
In the United Kingdom, the next general election will be held in a month's time. Who will win? Good question. And what will the consequences be for Great Britain's LGBT population?


 That Old Raddled Cross?
Posted in: Comment  26th March 2015
Six months after the most recent New Zealand general election, and the New Zealand Christian Right is looking somewhat frayed and shopworn. What's wrong with the Conservative Party and Family First?


 O Canada: Paradox Versus Progress?
Posted in: Comment  19th March 2015
What's with the "True North" under its Conservative administration and how does that affect transgender rights there?


 ISIS, LGBT Equality and Solidarity
Posted in: Comment  12th March 2015
Over a decade since the US-led intervention and occupation of Iraq, political instability haunts the troubled nation still, with the rise of ISIS. Should New Zealand be committing troops to that hotspot? But what about the torture and execution of lesbian and gay Iraqis?


 Pyrrhic Victory?
Posted in: Comment  8th March 2015
How long will anti-same-sex marriage Aussie PM Tony Abbott last in the top job and whom is lined up to fight it out to replace him...


 The Curtain Falls: Final Defeat of the Manukau Anti-Sexworker Bill
Posted in: Comment, Features  26th February 2015
Parliament has finally voted down the controversial transphobic and anti-sexworker Manukau City Bill, after four years of stalemate and arduous conflict.


 Natural Law: Homophobia's Iron Curtain
Posted in: Comment  22nd February 2015
I used to review anti-gay literature regularly in this column and its predecessors, but as with Christian Right antigay initiatives itself, the despicable genre seems to be dying. Why is this?