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Saturday 30 May 2015


 Open letter to Jonathan Coleman
Posted in: Features  20th May 2015
Trans woman Diane Sparkes has written to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, who she says like every other cisgender person in New Zealand "has never had to walk in our shoes".


 Jan Logie: "Nutty" talk causing more harm
Posted in: Features  20th May 2015
Green MP and transgender advocate Jan Logie is disgusted at the Health Minister describing free access to gender reassignment surgery as a “nutty idea”.


 Designing a new flag: the rainbow contenders
Posted in: Features  19th May 2015
Among the more than 1,200 submissions, we’ve found a few budding designers who think we should add a dash of rainbow to our national ensign.


 On the cusp of history: Kevin Hague
Posted in: Features  4th May 2015
If his tilt for the Green Party co-leadership is successful, Kevin Hague will become the first ever openly-gay leader of a major NZ political party.


 Louisa Wall at #BeingLGBTI in Asia
Posted in: Features  3rd April 2015
Labour MP Louisa Wall at the #BeingLGBTI in Asia Regional Dialogue with the message that “all LGBTI people are human beings, so LGBTI rights are human rights.”


 Louisa Wall’s address to Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights
Posted in: Features  27th February 2015
Marriage equality champion and Labour MP Louisa Wall is in Thailand for a Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights.


 David Kato: Never to be forgotten
Posted in: Features  27th January 2015
On January 27, 2011, the most outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda, at a time when the country’s Parliament was considering a bill to execute gay people, was murdered.


 "One area of justice that we have failed to attend to is hate"
Posted in: Features  10th December 2014
Diane Sparkes questions why we are still without any kind of workable law to protect marginalised New Zealanders from hate.


 PLEASE - no threats - no violence - no hate!
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
Jim Marjoram is calling for cool heads in the response to Logan Robertson: "Despite what we may think about him, he needs love and support, not from his brainwashed followers, but from US!"


 Some of the best responses to Logan Robertson
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
“And Jesus said to the sinner ‘kill yourself’” – No Bible story ever ... and other responses to the leader of New Zealand's own mini hate church.


 Religious freedom, but at what price?
Posted in: Features, Blogger Zone  8th December 2014
"Since leaving the Exclusive Brethren I’ve come into contact with all sorts of people whose lives have been ruined by their church’s refusal to accept them as a person," writes Craig Hoyle.


 Rugby, Beer, Rock ‘n’ Roll – Robertson launches leadership bid
Posted in: Features, Blogger Zone  19th October 2014
Craig Hoyle went along to the Labour leadership campaign launch of rugby-loving Wellington grandfather Grant Robertson.


 Editorial: Grant Robertson's gay. Get over it.
Posted in: Features  30th September 2014
Cue the music, dim the lights, here we go again with another round of the popular game show "Is New Zealand Ready for a Gay Prime Minister!"


 Some of Maryan Street's greatest hits
Posted in: Features  25th September 2014
She’s sharp, she’s passionate and she’s witty. Did you know she also has a damn fine singing voice? Or why she was driven to be out?


 Election 2014: What does it all mean?
Posted in: Features  21st September 2014
The left has been dealt a stinging blow, with National romping to an easy victory. There are plenty of side notes too: Winston Peters has an entourage, there are lots of new MPs we don’t know much about, plenty of allies, and the loss of Maryan Street.