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.
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?
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
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?
The Vanished "Ruins" of "Sodom"
Posted in: Comment 12th February 2015
Where did Logan Robertson's particularly vitriolic form of homophobia come from? Welcome to the phantom neverworld of "Sodom and Gomorrah", and "sodomy."
The Deluge Arrives
Posted in: Comment 5th February 2015
After the holiday hiatus, February 2015 looks to be an eventful month. What significance to LGBT rights do recent current political events have?
Posted in: Comment 31st January 2015
Where have all the antigay conspiracy theories gone? And why were they more common thirty years or so ago?
France's Other Nightmare: The French National Front
Posted in: Comment 23rd January 2015
The Christian Right is not the only problem many LGBT Europeans have to face. Look at France's National Front, for example, writes Craig Young.
Blasphemy, Censorship and LGBT Rights
Posted in: Comment 15th January 2015
What is "blasphemy"- and how have blasphemy laws been used against LGBT rights elsewhere in the world?