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Tuesday 26 July 2016


 Tatryanna Eden LaCroix on HLR30
Posted in: People  19th July 2016
Tatryanna Eden LaCroix gave a powerful speech at last Saturday's HLR30 Auckland Civic Reception.


 Power in Numbers
Posted in: People  18th July 2016
Rainbow MP, former Silver Fern and former Black Fern talks about homophobia in sport and the power in numbers.


 Behind the scenes of changemaking
Posted in: People  14th July 2016
Trans advocate, Lexie Matheson was called in to support 16-year-old Stefani Muollo-Gray who was recently denied the right to use the female bathrooms at her school. She sheds light on the process to make change.


 Orange lighting
Posted in: Community  8th July 2016
Is Justice Minister Amy Adams response that it would be 'too complicated' to sift through the four hundred convictions under the pre-reform Crimes Act convincing?


 Transgender Victories!
Posted in: People  30th June 2016
Congratulations is in order for two heroines of the New Zealand transgender rights movement. Both Dakota Hemmingson and Stefani Muollo-Gray have won victories for transgender rights over the last two days, albeit in different contexts.


 My Life Before HLR: Craig Young
Posted in: People  24th June 2016
Michael Stevens and I are almost the same age, but living in different cities seems to have had profoundly different effects on our experience of homosexual law reform.


 The reality of LGBTI life in Mexico
Posted in: People  19th June 2016
A gay Mexican human rights advocate speaks about the reality of crimes against LGBTI people in Mexico and the response he hopes to see from the global community following the Xalapa bar mass shooting.


 "I am Muslim and gay"
Posted in: People  14th June 2016
I woke up on the morning of 13th June at 4:30 am. It is the month of Ramadan. I had my feast before sunrise and prayed. I checked my Facebook and I was devastated by the news [from Orlando]. It was soon discovered that the man had a Muslim name.


 My Life Before Law Reform: Michael Stevens
Posted in: True Stories  10th June 2016
I was a very active criminal in this country up until the age of 25, when Homosexual Law Reform passed... being a criminal simply for whom we loved or lusted after had a major effect.


 Review: The magnificent life and times of Niccole Duval
Posted in: People  9th June 2016
Hundreds of photos from the private collection of Niccole Duval provide a remarkable window onto a a crucial part of the emerging glbti communities of decades past.


 LGBTI youth changemakers: Whiti Timutimu
Posted in: Community  8th June 2016
Whiti Timutimu helped start Giosborne's Qmunity Youth Group which received a Youth Week Award. She talks about the big issues facing LGBTI youth and the work she does to support them.


 LGBTI youth changemakers: Alex Bramwell
Posted in: People  7th June 2016
Alex Bramwell recently recieved a Youth Week Changemaker Awardfor her work with Waikato Queer Youth. We learn what life was like for her growing up and her passion for working with LGBTI youth.


 LGBTI youth changemakers: Bella Simpson
Posted in: Community  3rd June 2016
Bella Simpson is one of the amazing young LGBTI change-makers recently recognised at the Youth Week Awards. We chat to Bella about coming out, working with youth and the big issues facing trans youth today.


 World Press Photo Exhibition
Posted in: People  1st June 2016
Although they hadn't planned it, Emily and Kate got pregnant within weeks of each other through artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, respectively. Their sons were born within four days of each other, and the couple embraced the challenge of raising the two babies at once.


 In response to Peter Wells
Posted in: True Stories  31st May 2016
I read Peter Wells' piece on his memories of pre-law reform days with great interest but without recognising my own experience.