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Wednesday 07 October 2015

 It's time to get writing
Posted in: NZ Writing  30th September 2015
Lgbti New Zealanders are being urged to get their creative juices flowing for The Wallace Arts Trust Prize short fiction contest. Short stories on the theme ‘A Kiwi Romance’ are being called for.

 Help a songbird soar: Luana Howard
Posted in: True Stories  18th September 2015
Impressive young Kiwi Luana Howard has overcome small town bullying over her sexuality to chase her dream of becoming an opera singer - and would love your help to further her studies in Italy!

 Becoming mums: tips for getting started
Posted in: True Stories  16th September 2015
Donors, legal agreements and doing it ... Jacqui Stanford has been asked lots of questions from other queer and lesbian women since she became pregnant, and shares some tips.

 A wedding in the rain
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions, Blogger Zone  11th September 2015
"Turns out Chels and Sami had been planning to elope, but at the last minute decided they’d like to include a small circle of family and friends. It felt like a rather large conspiracy."

 Watch: Marsha P Johnson biopic
Posted in: Hall of Fame  9th August 2015
A feature-length documentary on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson who was a Stonewall instigator.

 Meet: RainbowYOUTH's Morgan Butler
Posted in: Community  5th August 2015
Morgan Butler had an upbringing which offers a unique perspective on culture, family, religion and acceptance, something which is helping the passionate youth worker relate to a wide range of queer and trans youth.

 Tabby's whirlwind journey
Posted in: Hall of Fame  30th July 2015
Yes she met the Queen, but Tabby Besley says the real highlight of her trip was spending time with other young leaders from all over the world - and gathering inspiration to bring home.

 Pics from Blake and Saul's wedding
Posted in: Worth Checking Out, Weddings & Civil Unions  28th July 2015
Check out pictures from Blake Skjellerup and Saul Carrasco's Hawaii wedding - so utterly adorable!

 Becoming mums: A sense of community
Posted in: True Stories  21st June 2015
"Just hearing ‘we’ve been there and done that and are here for you’ is more reassuring than you could imagine," writes Jacqui Stanford.

 Counting down to 30 years: remembering Bruce Burnett
Posted in: Hall of Fame  12th June 2015
We’re readying for 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand by marking some of the milestones along the way. This month marks 30 years since HIV prevention pioneer Bruce Burnett died.

 Want to join a glbt/queer writing group?
Posted in: Books, NZ Writing  9th June 2015
Auckland based writer/editor Lynne Jamneck is interested in establishing a GLBT/Queer writing group with a particular focus on genre writers.

 "Don't steal my slogan!" - Ribena reclaims 'gaypower'
Posted in: People  5th June 2015
Auckland drag institution Miss Ribena has hit out at Brian Tamaki for distorting her “gaypower” slogan, saying it’s something that’s all about love – not hate.

 Nothing but aroha: Lee and Sandra's wedding
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions, Our Communities  18th May 2015’s Jay Bennie attended the Rotorua wedding of Lee Bransden and Sandra Yates. He writes of a day that was all about love.

 The importance of personal histories
Posted in: True Stories  16th May 2015
Renee wants us to write our histories. The Otaki resident is in Auckland for the Writers Festival giving advice on how to get started telling your life story.

 Dame Gillian's tribute to Jack Body
Posted in: Hall of Fame  11th May 2015
Dame Gillian Whitehead’s tribute to gay composer Jack Body honours his contribution to the arts in New Zealand beautifully.