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 shouldnâ€™t mix pride parades with global politics sounds an awful lot like the 1980s argument that anti-apartheid protesters shouldnâ€™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 Zealandâ€™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
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.