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Friday 27 November 2015

 Becoming mums: Ramblings of the sleep-deprived
Posted in: True Stories  17th November 2015
There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of your newborn baby on your chest. The first time they are placed there you get hit by a bolt of lightning that shocks some entirely new emotion into life.

 Coming out on YouTube
Posted in: People  11th November 2015
Teenage Vlogger CJ Puna talks coming out as trans via Youtube and offers others an insight into her journey.

 Proud To Play is underway
Posted in: Community  6th November 2015
In three months' time Auckland will host its biggest ever glbti multi-sports event and the preparations are going well with eleven sports green-lighted and other organisational aspects falling into place.

 RWC Final: 'Gay ref did an excellent job'
Posted in: People  1st November 2015
Most informed observers of this morning's magnificent World Rugby Cup final, which saw the All Blacks triumph, say gay referee Nigel Owens did an exemplary job. The Australians are, predictably, not so happy.

 A unique journey to motherhood
Posted in: People  30th October 2015
In their first media interview lesbian couple Ashleigh Habgood and Alley Williams open up about their relationship, finding themselves at the centre of a viral social media storm and their journey to becoming mothers.

 Intersex Awareness Day: A few words from Mani
Posted in: People  26th October 2015
Today marks Intersex Awareness Day, a day that started with the intention of sharing stories and finding voices. Mani Bruce Mitchell, the Executive Director of ITANZ, shares some thoughts on the significance of Intersex Awareness Day 2015.

 Meet the candidates
Posted in: Community, HIV  22nd October 2015
Four candidates are up for a vacancy on the NZ AIDS Foundation board... here's where you can get to know Tawhanga Nopera, Jason Myers, James Hudson and Jason Cooper.

 Meet Joni and Tycho from Breaking Boundaires
Posted in: People  20th October 2015
Meet the co-founders of a not-for-profit support service and online platform with endless creative energy, Joni and Tycho about online communities, creative critical discourse and progressive grassroots queer organisations.

 Suicide prevention: How can we help?
Posted in: Ask Our Expert  16th October 2015
In light of the recently released suicide statistics that reveal the highest number of deaths since records began in 2007, we ask the Mental Health Foundation’s Moira Clunie just what can we do to help those at risk in our own communities?

 Obituary: William Taylor (1938-2015)
Posted in: People  14th October 2015
Craig Young reflects on the life and works of New Zealand author William Taylor

 Editorial: Farewell Jacqui Stanford
Posted in: Hall of Fame  8th October 2015
Thank you Jacqui for the five years of commitment, energy and passion you have brought to the job of reporting to, from and about our national glbti communities.

 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."