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Sunday 20 April 2014

 A year on: the magic of April 17, 2013
Posted in: Features  17th April 2014
Today marks one year since marriage equality legislation spectacularly passed its third and final reading in Parliament. We remember some of the magic moments from that historic day.

 A few questions with Kelly Ellis
Posted in: Features  8th April 2014
Politics and religion writer Craig Young throws a few questions to Labour's Whangarei candidate Kelly Ellis, a transgender rights campaigner and lawyer.

 Standing up to Craig
Posted in: Features  7th April 2014
"It is important for Colin Craig and his party to understand that there are a large number of Pacific peoples who will not buy into his hate."

 Coffey's ready to roll
Posted in: Features  31st March 2014
Tamati Coffey is waving off suggestions Rotorua is 'too conservative' for a gay MP as he launches into his fight to wrest the seat back from National.

 Candidate Q&A: Tony Milne
Posted in: Features  17th March 2014
Gay man and community advocate Tony Milne has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Christchurch Central. He answers a series of pre-election questions.

 20 ways you can help lgbti Ugandans
Posted in: Features  5th March 2014
A coalition of Ugandan lgtbi and human rights groups has issued guidelines on how people all over the world can best stand up to the nation's vicious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

 Watch: Transgender Rights Are Human Rights
Posted in: Features  1st March 2014
Transgender men and women from across the Pacific and Asia feature in a new UNAIDS video 'Transgender Rights Are Human Rights'.

 There's pride in resistance, not apartheid
Posted in: Features  26th February 2014
"The argument that we shouldn’t mix pride parades with global politics sounds an awful lot like the 1980s argument that anti-apartheid protesters shouldn’t mix rugby with politics."

 Spotlight on Russia
Posted in: Features  5th February 2014
As the Sochi Olympics are about to begin, Human Rights Watch says there is "a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lgbt people" in Russia.

 Watch: Young and Gay in Putin's Russia
Posted in: Features  21st January 2014
Documentary makers travelled to Russia ahead of February's Sochi Winter Olympics to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia.

 MFAT's advice for NZers going to Sochi
Posted in: Features  11th January 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released fresh travel advice for anyone heading to Sochi for the Winter Olympics or Paralympic Games over February and March.

 The key issues we still face
Posted in: Features  12th December 2013
A group of queer, trans and intersex Kiwis have put together a submission for the Universal Periodic Review of New Zealand’s human rights record.

 Hague honours Mandela
Posted in: Features  11th December 2013
Green MP Kevin Hague, who was an anti-apartheid campaigner, has paid a Parliamentary tribute to Nelson Mandela, recalling seeing him stand up against dangerous claims HIV did not cause AIDS.

 Pride in Defence: Brigadier General Tammy Smith
Posted in: Features  9th December 2013
The keynote speaker at NZDF's Pride in Defence Conference was Brigadier General Tammy Smith. She speaks to journalist John MacDonald.

 To Be Who I Am: Progress Update
Posted in: Features, Our Communities  27th November 2013
We look at how much progress has already been made since the Human Rights Commission's 2008 To Be Who I Am report, and what remains to be done.