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 Zealandâ€™s human rights record, which will take place in January. You can read a summary of it and watch a video covering the key issues here.
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
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.
Adoption laws: A long history of nothing
Posted in: Features 25th November 2013
The group Adoption Action has put together a chronology of moves to reform adoption laws over the last 34 years, showing history of promises which went nowhere.
Margaret Mayman bids adieu
Margaret Mayman has hosted her final service at St Andrewâ€™s on The Terrace. As she leaves Wellington, she also leaves an indelible mark on our community.
"Love" is what's important
Posted in: Features 21st November 2013
Jonathan Selu from Tagata Pasifika for Marriage Equality is saddened at the Samoan Prime Ministerâ€™s bitter comments about a gay Samoan manâ€™s wedding in New Zealand.
Ten things to know about Enoch Adeboye
Posted in: Features 14th November 2013
The Let The Wind Blow conference led by anti-gay Nigerian pastor Enoch Adeboye tomorrow will likely be more like a lot of hot air from a man with a history of whipping up anti-gay fervour.
Russian church in NZ challenged
Posted in: Features 7th November 2013
Rainbow Wellington has written to the Russian Orthodox Priest in Wellington, concerned about regular reports of "Orthodox gangs" in Russia involved in violent attacks on lgbti people.
Bill Logan: Queers, Capitalism & Equality
Posted in: Features 6th November 2013
Longtime queer activist Bill Logan provided plenty of food for thought in the speech he gave at a recent conference looking â€śBeyond Marriageâ€ť. Read his thoughts here.
How the Human Rights Tribunal ruled
Posted in: Features 18th October 2013
The Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed gay Auckland man Geno Sisnerosâ€™ complaint about the Anglican Diocese of Auckland preventing him from becoming a priest. Read its decision here.
Winter Olympics: We should speak up, not walk out
Posted in: Features 27th September 2013
The Russian LGBT Network explains why it believes it 'proactive participation' at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, rather than a boycott.
Review: Destiny, The life and times of...
Posted in: Features 5th September 2013
Where does Brian Tamaki's homophobia truly stem from? For the gay reader Peter Lineham's excellent new book on Destiny and Tamaki leaves some questions unanswered.
Russia: How can we help?
Posted in: Features 13th August 2013
The Russian LGBT Network is getting floods of letters from people asking how they can help. It has plenty of advice.
Blake Skjellerup on CNN
Posted in: Features 9th August 2013
CNN grills gay Winter Olympians Blake Skjellerup and Johnny Weir about the situation in Russia ahead of the Sochi Games.