"I regret that his jaw was broken"
Posted in: True Stories 30th August 2014
Gay Queenstown man Ricardo Edwards got off relatively lightly in court this week, with just a $500 fine for breaking a homophobic Australian manâ€™s jaw when he punched him in a bar. Thatâ€™s because the judge agreed there was "considerable provocation".
Bingham Cup here we come!
Posted in: Hall of Fame 22nd August 2014
Bingham Cup festivities begin on Sunday with welcome drinks. We profile a pair of Falcons players to get you warmed up.
A year on: a snapshot of NZ couples
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions 20th August 2014
Cambridge photographer Beverley Ashburner has put together a slideshow featuring New Zealand couples and families to mark a year of marriage equality. It's beautiful.
Celebrating a year of marriage
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions 19th August 2014
Three married couples tell us how life has been since they wed, and what being married means to them - the magic of being able to say "wife" and "husband".
Cast your vote for Mr Gay World
Posted in: People 18th August 2014
Public voting is open for the Mr Gay World competition, which starts in Rome on 25 August. Check out the 32 delegates and cast your vote here.
Catching up with playwright Sam Brooks
Posted in: Hall of Fame 17th August 2014
Auckland's Sam Brooks has made waves with clever and striking works like Another Dead Fag, Queen and Riding in Cars with (Mostly) Straight Boys.
A brave celebration: Uganda Pride
Posted in: Hall of Fame 10th August 2014
Brave Ugandans, many wearing masks, have held Uganda Pride in the wake of an empowering court ruling there are already moves to challenge.
Michael Sam: Help end homophobia in sport
Groundbreaking American football player Michael Sam has thrown his support behind the Out on the Fields study, which needs more New Zealand voices.
Kelly Ellis: Privilege Lost
Posted in: True Stories 31st July 2014
"Having my genitals talked about, being called a man, having comments made about my teeth and hair so offended me that I avoided reading them until long after Iâ€™d been told of it."
Catching up with diving judge Simon Latimer
Posted in: Hall of Fame 29th July 2014
Gay New Zealander Simon Latimer is among the diving judges at the Commonwealth Games. We find out what heâ€™s been up to since the Olympics and get a diving preview.
The legacy of Corporal Dougie Hughes
Posted in: True Stories 20th July 2014
Despite being muzzled by a Coroner's order the New Zealand Defence Force indicates it has learned some lessons from the tragic death of a gay soldier.
Watch: Ian Thorpe - "I'm not straight"
Posted in: True Stories 14th July 2014
Aussie Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe tells Sir Michael Parkinson "I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not straight. I'm comfortable saying that I'm a gay man."
Nigel Latta on same-sex parenting
We just stumbled across a gem of a blog from psychologist Nigel Latta, who offers heartwarming common sense on the issue conservatives like to beat their drums so loudly about.
Victor Rodger - on writing Black Faggot
Posted in: Hall of Fame 26th June 2014
Black Faggot was inspired when Victor Rodger was watching the Enough is Enough marches and thought "well at least one of those sons will be gay and will feel stink about themselves ..."
Tributes: Feminist icon Pat Rosier
Posted in: Hall of Fame 17th June 2014
Writer Pat Rosier is being remembered as a feminist pioneer and an important writer who is already sorely missed.