Value Your Vote 2014
Posted in: Blogger Zone 4th August 2014
Family First has just released its â€śValue Your Voteâ€™ guide for fundamentalist Christians. Letâ€™s invert it and see who we should and shouldnâ€™t vote for!
The wrong side of history (credibility, and science): A rebuttal of UFI's transphobic diatribe
Moan. Once again, Bob McCoskrie of Family First seems to be pathetically unaware that one needs firm evidence based propositions to defeat progressive social policy proposals.
The End of SOP 432
Posted in: Blogger Zone 9th July 2014
"It is with heavy heart and some anger that I write this blog under urgency," Craig Young reflects on the end of Louisa Wall's bid.
Backgrounder: ISIS and LGBT Iraqis
Posted in: Blogger Zone 27th June 2014
ISIS is a Sunni Muslim militant group operating in Western Iraq and Syria ...
Family First: Bobbing frantically about SOP 432(and rebuttal)
Posted in: Blogger Zone 5th May 2014
A fortnight after it was introduced, Family Firstâ€™s Bob McCoskrie has finally discovered the existence of SOP 432. One wonders why it took so long.
Solidarity and Scope: Some Thoughts on Russia, Nigeria, India and Uganda
Posted in: Blogger Zone 25th February 2014
What does LGBT solidarity mean in the context of current debates about the travails of LGBT communities in Russia, Uganda and India?
If you havenâ€™t found it yetâ€¦
Fantastic new GayNZ.com blogger Chaz Harris talks the big 3.0 and LOVE in a Valentine's day special. Welcome aboard Chaz!
Transgender: Top Ten Stories 2013
Posted in: Blogger Zone 31st December 2013
Craig Young lists what he sees as the ten biggest transgender stories of 2013.
I kissed a boy (and I liked it)
Posted in: Blogger Zone 20th November 2013
Craig Hoyle recalls a night at Family a year ago where fate intervened, and he met the he's been with ever since
CHOGM: Yes or No?
Posted in: Blogger Zone 12th November 2013
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is in Sri Lanka this year, and New Zealandâ€™s LGBT communities have a problem with this, as indeed, do many other members of New Zealandâ€™s political class.
Four years of freedom
Posted in: Blogger Zone 31st October 2013
"Today marks the fourth anniversary of my final excommunication from the Exclusive Brethren church. Leaving the church meant losing everything I knew, from family to friends to employment. My parents threw me out ..."
Of course weâ€™re ready for a gay PM!
Posted in: Blogger Zone 27th August 2013
Blogger Craig Hoyle makes the case for ignoring the media hype and doom-mongers regarding Grant Robertson's sexuality as the MP campaigns for the Labour party leadership.
Farewelling Rainbow Youth
"I vividly remember the first time I contacted Rainbow Youth. It was a grey, overcast day in Invercargill, and I snuck out the back at work so my Dad wouldnâ€™t see me using the phone."
Charities Registration Board: A Look at Its Family First Decision
Posted in: Blogger Zone 4th June 2013
The Charities Registration Board has released the text of its decision about the deregistration of Family Firstâ€™s charitable status online. What does it have to say?
France marriage equality rolling blog
Posted in: Blogger Zone 24th April 2013
The French Parliament has approved its own marriage equality and adoption reform legislation overnight.