Past and Prejudice? The Postgay Agenda
Posted in: Comment 16th October 2014
Grant Robertson has been more identified with issues outside the 'traditional' LGBT legislative reform domain. What does the term "postgay" mean in this context? And how does Louisa Wall come into this?
Comment: 1997 and all that
Posted in: Comment 9th October 2014
LGBT/Tongzhi inhabitants of Hong Kong do seem to be involved in pro-democracy protests in the Chinese "Special Administrative Region". But what are the origins of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and how exactly do LGBT/tongzhi activists fit in?
Ebola: No time for 'compassion fatigue'
Posted in: Comment 3rd October 2014
Craig Young says we should join other Commonwealth countries in providing medical and humanitarian support for West African nations hit by the Ebola virus.
Labour's new "Game of Thrones"
Posted in: Comment 29th September 2014
Will Grant Robertson eventually become Labour - and New Zealand's - first out gay Prime Minister, after Labour's worst ever election result? And what about the other contenders?
Not Our Enemies?
Posted in: Comment 25th September 2014
Why is it that New Zealand LGBT communities tend to have better relationships with Kiwi Muslims than our counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Election 2014: Dark clouds and silver linings
To say last night's New Zealand general election took many political commentators by surprise is an understatement. Craig Young tries to make sense of what happened.
Blighted oranges: More lessons from Australia
Posted in: Comment 19th September 2014
Craig Young says conservative Christian microparties are highly irresponsible, sectional and fractious organisations and shouldn't be entrusted with mainstream political power.
Comment: Fear of a green planet?
Posted in: Comment 18th September 2014
Why are the National Party so hell-bent on alienating the environmental movement and could it cost them a prolonged period in the political wilderness?
Obituary: Ian Paisley (1926-2014)
Posted in: Comment 14th September 2014
Ian Paisley, former leader of the anti-gay Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, has died from cardiovascular complications at eighty-eight. Craig Young reviews his controversial life and political career.
Comment: (Not Sweet At All) Charity
Posted in: Comment 13th September 2014
The Supreme Court has overturned a string of decisions at lower jurisdictions; in this case, related to Greenpeace and its exclusion from the Charities Act 2004. As Family First was also excluded, what does this now mean?
Steve Taylor and the Name Suppression Debate
Posted in: Comment 10th September 2014
Just when the Conservative Party might slither over the five percent threshold, is it going to be wrongfooted by one of its own candidates?
Unmasking the Conservative Party?
Posted in: Comment 3rd September 2014
One troubling 3 News opinion poll had the Conservative Party within distance of MMP's five percent threshold. There are some things voters needs to know about Colin Craig and his entourage.
Comment: The Fall of Judith Collins
Posted in: Comment 30th August 2014
Judith Collins has resigned her portfolio ... What are the implications of her spectacular fall from grace?
Posted in: Comment 28th August 2014
Dirty Politics is a dramatic reassertion of citizen involvement in New Zealand politics. Is it directly relevant to LGBT communities?
John Key, Hackergate and the National Party list
Posted in: Comment 20th August 2014
Why did concern arise over the Prime Minister's stance on marriage equality and what about his attitude to other LGBT legislative reforms and social issues? The answer is blowing in the wind...or more prosaically, the opinion polls. It's called triangulation.