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Saturday 23 May 2015

 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.

 Digging in for Nepal: Aaron's latest challenge
Posted in: Hall of Fame  9th May 2015
We share the inspiring story of gay athlete Aaron Fleming, and find out about his latest fundraising venture, where he’s helping a friend raise money for a quake-destroyed village in Nepal.

 Lee and Sandra just want to get married
Posted in: True Stories  4th May 2015
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help Tasmanian couple Lee Bransden and Sandra Yates get married in New Zealand - Lee has just weeks to live.

 A gay medic’s war diary
Posted in: True Stories  25th April 2015
David Wildey, a young New Zealand medic stationed in the Pacific during the Second World War, kept a diary in which he wrote about a passionate romance with a combat soldier.

 Becoming mums part one: hi baby!
Posted in: True Stories  16th April 2015
"Seeing our baby at an ultrasound for the first time is one of the most astounding experiences of my life so far," writes Jacqui Stanford, who is embarking on the journey of becoming a mum.

 Obituary: Vern Keller
Posted in: Community  12th April 2015
At work for the NZ AIDS Foundation and in his private live where he was "Uncle Vern to a string of kids, Vern Keller was kind, loyal, generous, and professional.

 Meet: Mr Gay Wellington 2015 Bernard Lee
Posted in: Hall of Fame  8th April 2015
New Mr Gay Wellington Bernard Lee is a 28-year-old who grew up in Borneo. He tells about coming out to his mum, and what winning the title means to someone who is generally a bit of an introvert.

 "Your name wasn't approved"
Posted in: True Stories  4th April 2015
Bearded lady Laquisha Redfern has her Facebook account back after being locked out! She wrote about why her drag name is so important.

 Check out: Mr Gay World 2015 competitors
Posted in: People  31st March 2015
Men from around the world have been chosen to represent their nations at this year's Mr Gay World in South Africa.

 Raising cash for top surgery: every dollar helps
Posted in: True Stories  13th March 2015
Rather than wait around and hope for surgery under the public system, a trans Aucklander is working tirelessly to save as much as he can, and appealing to others to chip and help him out.

 Meet: Mr Gay NZ 2015 Matt Fistonich
Posted in: Hall of Fame  5th March 2015
The 2015 Mr Gay New Zealand Matt Fistonich is a former RNZAF fire fighter and 'average Kiwi bloke' from Waitakere who wants to bring the Mr Gay World title back to New Zealand again.

 Miss Drag Pride: Dakota Vegas
Posted in: Hall of Fame  2nd March 2015
Dakota Vegas has won the tough Miss Drag Pride competition at Auckland's Family Bar. She tells us how she started out, wanting to bring something different to the NZ drag scene.

 Rudo & Joydah's Piha Ceremony
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  1st March 2015
Rudo and Joydah married in Piha in a ceremony which reflected their openness, creativeness, culture differences.