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Thursday 31 July 2014


 Rainbow Wellington Election Forum
Posted in: Features  29th July 2014
A rolling look at Rainbow Wellington's pre-election Candidates' Forum, where Labour, the Greens, National, Mana, the Internet Party and the Maori Party had speakers.


 Abraham Naim: an open letter to the people of Maldives
Posted in: Features  27th July 2014
"There have been a lot of things said about me in the media back home, and I would like to say a few things in response."


 Through rainbow glasses: MPs' legacies
Posted in: Features  23rd July 2014
Several MPs are saying goodbye to Parliament before the election. Some, we won’t miss. Others were solid. And then there are those who will reserve a special place in our history.


 Decades on ... still fighting for clarity
Posted in: Features  9th July 2014
The derailing of the latest move to clearly and specifically ensure protection from discrimination on the basis of gender identity has been met with a giant sigh of frustration.


 Rainbow Labour update
Posted in: Features  7th July 2014
It’s been a busy weekend for the Rainbow Labour team at the party’s Congress in Wellington. Its co-chairs offer an update, and say Labour’s ‘Rainbow Manifesto’ is coming soon.


 Brushing with Destiny Pt3: Marches, marriage & kids
Posted in: Features  29th June 2014
Mana party senior staffer Jevan Goulter talks about hikoi, marriage, and adoption by "sleazy" older gay men... which he believes is a recipe for child abuse.


 Brushing with Destiny Pt2: Taking the heat
Posted in: Features  28th June 2014
Jevan Goulter says the warmth and friendship he experiences from Destiny Church's leaders is not something he has experienced from the glbti community.


 Brushing with Destiny Pt 1: Making friends
Posted in: Features  27th June 2014
Controversial gay man and Mana party senior staffer Jevan Goulter talks about his relationship with the Tamakis of Destiny Church.


 10 facts about NZ’s relationship with Brunei
Posted in: Features  16th June 2014
We have a ‘friendly and positive relationship’ with Brunei, a nation which is phasing in laws that will lead to gay men and lesbians being stoned to death. Just how close are we?


 Baptist working group: how to have your say
Posted in: Features  10th June 2014
Both current and former Baptists are being urged to make submissions to a working party to look at the Church’s stance on same-sex marriages.


 Candidate Q&A: Stephen Berry
Posted in: Features  20th May 2014
Openly-gay ACT candidate Stephen Berry discusses why the party is the one for him, and why he believes the party’s vote against ending the ‘gay panic defence’ wasn’t anti-glbti.


 A letter from Anglican Bishops
Posted in: Features  18th May 2014
Bishop Ross Bay and Bishop Jim White from the Anglican Diocese of Auckland believe the resolution from the Synod on same-sex blessings sets the best course for change.


 Helen Clark on IDAHOT
Posted in: Features  17th May 2014
Helen Clark has put out a powerful statement to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.


 'Anything's better than more standing still'
Posted in: Features  16th May 2014
Vicar of St Luke's Mt Albert Clare Barrie is among those grasping for the positive amidst their mixed emotions of disappointment - and relief that at least there is some progress.


 Anglican motion: full text
Posted in: Features  14th May 2014
The Anglican Church has announced it will "explore ways that the blessing of same gender relationships could be part of Church life". Read the full motion here.