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Wednesday 07 October 2015

 P&R: Serco and transgender prisoner safety
Posted in: Comment, Features  5th October 2015
What is Serco, why is it allowed to continue to operate New Zealand prisons despite its lamentable safety record and how does the history of transgender prisoners’ rights fit into this situation?

 Comment: The Turnbull question
Posted in: Comment  1st October 2015
Now that Malcolm Turnbull has won power, what has happened to his social and constitutional liberalism?

 Comment: The End of Canada's Conservatives?
Posted in: Comment  25th September 2015
They've governed Canada since February 2006, but even conservative Canadian media outlines suggest that Canada's centre-right Harper administration is ailing. And religious social conservatives are frightened. Canada goes to the polls onOctober 19.

 Comment: Breaking the Abbott
Posted in: Comment, Features  15th September 2015
And so it ends. Across the Tasman, the governing federal Liberal Party caucus has voted to oust Tony Abbott after a secret ballot and replace him with Malcolm Turnbull.

 Comment: Only 1500?
Posted in: Comment  10th September 2015
With a growing humanitarian crisis in Europe from a wave of Syrian and North African asylum seekers, Craig Young says New Zealand's response is ridiculously inadequate.

 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."