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Sunday 23 November 2014


 A safer place to call home
Posted in: True Stories  20th November 2014
Now settled in Auckland, Colombian refugee Eliana Rubashkyn says it’s wonderful to be somewhere where she no longer has to be afraid to be herself.


 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Mathijs Lucassen
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
Mathijs Lucassen first became involved with RainbowYOUTH when he moved to Auckland in the mid-90s. Now he is an executive advisor to its board.


 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Briana's story
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
As we mark RainbowYOUTH's 25th birthday celebrations, 18-year-old Briana tells us what it was like attending for the first time, and what impact the organisation's had.


 Meet: 2014 Mr Bear Canterbury Simon Henderson
Posted in: Hall of Fame  17th November 2014
The new Mr Bear Canterbury is Simon Henderson, a 42-year-old budding interior designer who has a performance art coming out story to remember!


 Gabe writes: "Enough is enough"
Posted in: True Stories  13th November 2014
"This GLBTI community where everybody is ‘pro equality and acceptance’ is the ONLY community where I have ever felt judged, hated or bullied."


 NZ rower: I am proud and glad to be gay
Posted in: Hall of Fame, New Zealand Daily News  5th November 2014
Robbie Manson hopes his story shows "not only that it's ok to be gay, but it's a good thing, and it won't change who you are or limit what you can achieve."


 Tough Love: Alexander's story
Posted in: True Stories  1st November 2014
"Alexander Lowe" recounts his harrowing personal story of surviving same-sex partner abuse, in an effort to shine a light on an issue he worries is being ignored.


 Ask our expert: Cervical smears
Posted in: Ask Our Expert, Health & HIV  21st October 2014
A woman asks: “I have been told that because I only sleep with women that I don’t need to get regular smears, is this true?” Dr Hazel Lewis clears the issue up once and for all.


 Aussie couple’s amazing NZ wedding
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  17th October 2014
Watch a video of highlights from the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful Queenstown nuptials of Angela and Sophie.


 Kiwis: Get in bed for Aussie equality!
Posted in: People  15th October 2014
New Zealanders are being sought to show their support for marriage equality across the Tasman with a John and Yoko style 'in bed' photo shoot.


 Urzila Carlson, on tying the knot
Posted in: Hall of Fame  13th October 2014
NZ’s most eminent lesbetarian comedian Urzila Carlson is getting married next month. She gives us the lowdown and explains why she thinks John Key should pay for all the same-sex weddings!


 Chris Olwage joins NOH8-ers
Posted in: Hall of Fame  1st October 2014
New Zealand’s 2013 Mr Gay World Chris Olwage has taken part in the NO H8 campaign, a photo blog which began in 2008 against California’s anti-equality Proposition 8.


 Mr Gay NZ: Why I quit Mr Gay World
Posted in: Community  23rd September 2014
In an exclusive interview Mr Gay NZ counters allegations levelled at him by the organisers of the Mr Gay World contest.


 Watch: Urzila Carlson's TED Talk
Posted in: Hall of Fame  16th September 2014
Urzila talks about her life, how she came to be a comedian plus her philosophy on giving things a go and having no regrets. "As long as you suck in air you have opportunity at your door!"


 Off the Wall: Decoding the 'gay' code
Posted in: NZ Writing  10th September 2014
"It would be natural that eyes reveal a man's sexuality. That mystical gay gaze. Something just happens when you catch a guy's eye and you then instantly 'know'."