A wedding in the rain
"Turns out Chels and Sami had been planning to elope, but at the last minute decided they‚Äôd like to include a small circle of family and friends. It felt like a rather large conspiracy."
The gentrification of being gay
"Gay bars are finding it hard to stay open ... guys are able to hook up online, so there's less of the old outrageous in-your-face sexual abandon that used to be a hallmark of urban gay life."
Gala dinner raises thousands for NZ Falcons
Rugby fans and celebrities including Sir Graham Henry turned out for the NZ Falcons Gala Dinner in Ellerslie, to raise funds for the Falcons to head to the Bingham Cup in Nashville.
Rainbow Ireland: A brief guide to the marriage referendum
Posted in: Blogger Zone 19th May 2015
rish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one next week and become the first country to approve the policy in a national plebiscite, a series of polls indicate.
Review: Stutterpop (Sam Brooks)
Stutterpop is a strange, yet compelling combination of stuttering and pop. Think ‚ÄúThe King‚Äôs Speech‚ÄĚ crossed with Nicki Minaj. It may sound bizarre, but that‚Äôs the point.
Review: A Life of Unlearning
Posted in: Blogger Zone 14th January 2015
A Life of Unlearning tells the story of man's rise to prominence in the evangelical Christian movement, and then a realisation in middle age that his sexuality was something he could no longer suppress.
Religious freedom, but at what price?
"Since leaving the Exclusive Brethren I‚Äôve come into contact with all sorts of people whose lives have been ruined by their church‚Äôs refusal to accept them as a person," writes Craig Hoyle.
Big Splash at GABA‚Äôs charity auction
Auckland‚Äôs GABA Charity Auction went off with a bang, raising around $30,000 for the community. A wide range of items went under the hammer.
Five years on, the scars remain
It's been five years since Craig Hoyle was excommunicated from the Exclusive Brethren. He's seen the world, graduated uni, found love ... and discovered it takes a long time to heal.
Rugby, Beer, Rock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll ‚Äď Robertson launches leadership bid
Craig Hoyle went along to the Labour leadership campaign launch of rugby-loving Wellington grandfather Grant Robertson.
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 First‚Äôs 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?