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Sunday 05 July 2015


 Becoming mums: A sense of community
Posted in: True Stories  21st June 2015
"Just hearing ‘we’ve been there and done that and are here for you’ is more reassuring than you could imagine," writes Jacqui Stanford.


 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.


 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.


 "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.


 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.


 "I've known for ages and it doesn't worry me"
Posted in: True Stories  6th February 2015
It can be so hard to come out to your parents – but sometimes they say ‘I already knew’ and ‘I love you, no big deal’. This is what Sean’s dad did, in a moment he's sharing with GayNZ.com readers.


 Pieces of a magical puzzle
Posted in: True Stories  14th January 2015
From the recollections and experiences of some of those who knew him, we piece together a glimpse of the complex picture that was Warwick Broadhead's life and being.


 Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Posted in: True Stories  15th December 2014
Shelley Howard was able to change her name, but left with the title ‘Mr’ by her bank. But, with the advocacy of Overwatch and quick action from Westpac management, that changed quickly.


 Parents who are getting it right
Posted in: True Stories  3rd December 2014
For all too many of us, coming out to parents can be one of the toughest experiences of our lives ... so we’ve decided to celebrate parents who are quite simply awesome.


 HoH Pride: Marcia and Alexia's story
Posted in: True Stories  1st December 2014
Marcia Taylor is a derby girl known as 'Meat Train' who happens to have hearing loss. Alexia Garbutt is the girl who loves her. She shares their story.


 A safer place to call home
Posted in: True Stories  20th November 2014
Now settled in Auckland, Colombian refugee Eliana Rubashkyn says it’s wonderful to be somewhere where she no longer has to be afraid to be herself.


 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Mathijs Lucassen
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
Mathijs Lucassen first became involved with RainbowYOUTH when he moved to Auckland in the mid-90s. Now he is an executive advisor to its board.


 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Briana's story
Posted in: True Stories  19th November 2014
As we mark RainbowYOUTH's 25th birthday celebrations, 18-year-old Briana tells us what it was like attending for the first time, and what impact the organisation's had.