Mr Gay NZ: Why I quit Mr Gay World
Posted in: Community 23rd September 2014
In an exclusive interview Mr Gay NZ counters allegations leveled at him by the organisers of the Mr Gay World contest. He explains why he pulled out and why he thinks the Mr Gay NZ contest is a good thing.
A few words before moving on: Jason Myers
As Jason Myers leaves the NZAF, he muses on the concept of community, and issues a firm challenge.
Chris Olwage responds
Posted in: Community 19th November 2013
Mr Gay World Chris Olwage responds to a reader's critical letter: "I feel that maybe I have been misinterpreted somewhat. Please allow me the chance to clarify a few points."
A reflection on Love Life Fono 5
Posted in: Community 31st October 2013
In the weekend I was extremely honoured to attend (my very first) Love Life Fono ... I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend my Labour Weekend.
Daniel Fielding's photos - Can you help?
When Wellingtonian Daniel Fielding died in 2005 he left behind a treasure trove of photos taken at private and public events, but very little detail about the images.
Peter & Vera: Caught on camera
Posted in: Community 9th September 2013
As Peter Taylor halts all medical treatment for HIV and leishmaniasis, and settles back to await the inevitable end, here are video glimpses of Pete and his alternative drag alter-ego in better days.
Meet Rainbow Youth's new General Manager
Posted in: Community 7th September 2013
Duncan Matthews, the newly-appointed General Manager of Rainbow Youth aims to make a difference to the organisation and to the gay community.
Remembering Phillip Cottrell
Posted in: Community 20th December 2012
Friends and family members have blessed a bench in memory of slain gay Wellington man Phillip Cottrell, who lived by the mantra: "It's nice to be nice."
"Please respect Julianne's gender identity"
Trans advocacy group Agender NZ has written an open letter to the friends, family and colleagues of the late trans pilot Julianne Kramer.
Gay Ski Week is ready to roll
It's the opening day of the inaugural Gay Ski Week QT and organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods have had a pretty calm build up to today's launch.
GayOk! hits Hawke's Bay
Posted in: Community 20th August 2012
Weâ€™re told Hawkeâ€™s Bay is a pretty tough place to be a young gay, lesbian, bi or trans young person. Thankfully a new group has sprung up to support queer teenagers and young adults in the region.
Editorial: The sad conflict over Carmen's legacy
Posted in: Community 29th March 2012
Punch and counter-punch, allegations and denials, personalities and factions, agendas and anger... all are playing out in the wake of Carmen Rupe's death.
RIP: Harold Robinson, gay legend
Harold Robinson, Covent Garden dancer, Freda Stark's husband, entertainer and irrepressible gay party boy died this afternoon, aged 93.
Underlying attitude mocks transgender people
Ian Anderson and Rosie Jimson-Healey have responded to Rosemary McLeodâ€™s â€˜he-sheâ€™ piece with their own column, which you can read here.
A year on
Posted in: Community 22nd February 2012
Glbt Christchurch residents we have spoken to agree the community is rising up even stronger in the wake of the devastation.