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 Foundationâ€™s Moira Clunie just what can we do to help those at risk in our own communities?
Ask our expert: Cervical smears
A woman asks: â€śI have been told that because I only sleep with women that I donâ€™t need to get regular smears, is this true?â€ť Dr Hazel Lewis clears the issue up once and for all.
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.
Ask our expert: Wedding advice?
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 14th August 2013
Itâ€™s just a few days until history will be made in New Zealand, with the first gay couples getting married. Weddings are a stressful business, so we have asked a few celebrants for some advice â€“ and how you can help them make things run smoothly.
Ask Our Expert: the first time
â€śIâ€™m ready to try having sex with a guy for the first time, but TBH I donâ€™t really know what to expect or what to do ... I donâ€™t want my first time to be a bad experience. Help?â€ť
Ask Our Expert: Coming out
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 8th December 2011
"I'm wondering if I could get some advice on coming out of the closet please." OUTLineNZ's General Manager Vaughan Meneses replies.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern has launched the heady long-shot of a private member's bill to reform the adoption law, but also thrown a ball firmly into Justice Minister Simon Power's court.
"I wouldnâ€™t be quite so exuberantly excited if one or both of my children were gay. I would of course totally support them if they were, but would never see their gayness as some pinnacle of parenting achievement."
"What custody rights do I have?"
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 31st July 2010
"My partner and and I have been together for over six years. My partner is now 29 weeks pregnant to a sperm donor who is having a part father role to the child."
What straight privilege looks like
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 21st April 2010
The heartbreaking case of an elderly gay California couple who were separated, forced into a rest home, then robbed of their possessions.
So, Howâ€™s the Family ?
"I donâ€™t know why but Iâ€™ve heard quite a lot of stories recently from people who have had really shitty experiences with their families," writes Michael Stevens.
"I can't tell my parents I'm gay!"
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 4th March 2010
"These days I'm comfortable with my sexuality. There's still however one hurdle I have yet to leap. I'm 26 years old, and haven't told my parents."
When sex drives don't match
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 28th March 2009
"There is no passion when we have sex. I would never cheat on him but can't handle the situation."
"Coming out is depressing after all"
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 17th January 2009
'An enchanted warrior' told us of his misfortune since coming out to his mum, so our panel now offers him their sage advice.
"I'm 90% sure I want to get into sex work"
Posted in: Ask Our Expert 13th December 2008
19-year-old student Ax is considering sex work. We sought advice from a gay counselor and a coordinator at the NZ Prostitutes Collective.