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Tuesday 17 January 2017


 Death by Incremental Faction Fights?
Posted in: Comment  15th January 2017
An Australian conservative Liberal Senator is disgruntled at the Turnbull administration and is reportedly intent on forming yet another right-wing 'conservative' party.


 Is Canada delaying the inevitable?
Posted in: Comment  13th January 2017
Why is the Canadian Christian Right continuing its last spiteful display of venom against a bill which will add gender identity and gender expression to its Human Rights Act?


 The (General Election) Year Ahead
Posted in: Comment  10th January 2017
This is general election year. With trans, school, health and youth issues needing much more attention and commitment what might our political landscape become?


 Persecution Complex?
Posted in: Comment  5th January 2017
Why do conservative Christians believe themselves "persecuted", instead of persecutors?


 No Pride in Prisons: Life at the Cutting Edge
Posted in: Comment  16th December 2016
No Pride in Prisons attracts both praise and condemnation from within our LGBT communities. So, what is their perspective on LGBT life in contemporary Aotearoa and what challenges await it in the future?


 Minority Stress and... Mark Regnerus
Posted in: Comment  15th December 2016
Why is the US Christian Right, and our own Family First, targeting the proposition that discrimination and stigma lead to shortened LGBT lifespans?


 Retriangulating?
Posted in: Comment  13th December 2016
New PM Bill English has done a rethink on gay marriage but moving forward on the issue of gender identity and anti-discrimination coverage is a moot point.


 Comment: Danger Ahead?
Posted in: Comment  10th December 2016
Can we trust our new Prime Minister?


 Anti-Transgender Activism in Canada
Posted in: Comment  7th December 2016
As Canada's transgender community nears the end of its campaign for inclusion within antidiscrimination laws, the Christian Right is mounting a spiteful rearguard action.


 Off Key
Posted in: Comment, Features  5th December 2016
Craig Young looks back at John Key's political career legacy through lgbti eyes and ponders the nature of his possible replacements.


 Obituary: Fidel Castro: 1926-2016
Posted in: Comment  4th December 2016
Fidel Castro, whose cremated remains will be buried today, was a figure lionised by the far left, but LGBT communities have good reason to feel ambivalent about his death.


 Party of the Living Dead
Posted in: Comment  28th November 2016
The Conservative Party has just posted out another newsletter to its remaining followers. Why? After Williams versus Craig, what reason is there left?


 Not Quite "Post-Truth"
Posted in: Comment  25th November 2016
I've been aware of the term 'post-truth' for quite some time. How applicable is it to LGBTI legislative reform and public policy debates?


 Brian's Pathetic Fallacy
Posted in: Comment  21st November 2016


 A Losing Proposition
Posted in: Comment  21st November 2016
Why won't malefactors in California be prosecuted every time a condom wasn't used for sex in adult erotic entertainment DVDs?