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.
Spotlight on the Commonwealth
Posted in: Features 9th July 2014
The free online book Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth looks at struggles for decriminalisation and change.
Rainbow Labour update
Posted in: Features 7th July 2014
Itâ€™s been a busy weekend for the Rainbow Labour team at the partyâ€™s Congress in Wellington. Its co-chairs offer an update, and say Labourâ€™s â€˜Rainbow Manifestoâ€™ 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 NZâ€™s relationship with Brunei
Posted in: Features 16th June 2014
We have a â€˜friendly and positive relationshipâ€™ 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 Churchâ€™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 partyâ€™s vote against ending the â€˜gay panic defenceâ€™ wasnâ€™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.
Submission guide: Bill to protect trans rights
Posted in: Features 9th May 2014
Rainbow Labour has put together a guide for making a submission on the Statutes Amendment Bill, which includes an amendment from Louisa Wall to fully protect trans rights.
Gender identity: Allyson's submission
Posted in: Features 30th April 2014
TransAdvocate Allyson Hamblett has made a submission on having gender identity firmly cemented in the Human Rights Act.