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.
Marriage Equality Herald poll: Not so shocking?
Posted in: Blogger Zone 26th March 2013
Public opposition to marriage equality has grown significantly since a law change to legalise it came before Parliament. Or has it?
Religion and marriage equality
During the debate at the second reading of Louisa Wallâ€™s bill, Craig Hoyle was interested to hear several MPs use religion as their justification for voting against marriage equality.
Gay Military Suicide: Why?
Posted in: Blogger Zone 4th March 2013
In the wake of the Corporal Doug Hughes military suicide, what is known about the case, and what research currently exists about the extent of LGBT military suicide after arduous service in theatres of combat like the Afghan War?
Love, Trust, Marriage and HIV
What will marriage equality mean for safe sex campaigns and HIV prevention in the future? Michael Stevens weighs in.
Michael Stevens offers his thoughts on the Auckland Pride Parade. What was brilliant - and where can we improve next time?
Craig's south-east Asian tour!
Posted in: Blogger Zone 30th January 2013
Craig Hoyle is blogging his way through south-east Asia! Keep up with his adventures and exploits here!
Jelly wrestling and other craziness
While nothing will ever compare to the craziness of his last flat, Craig Hoyle introduces you to the cast of colourful characters living in his new flat at Commercial Road.
Right to Life attacks Womens Health Action and Family Planning
Posted in: Blogger Zone 8th January 2013
Prohibitionist anti-abortion group Right to Life New Zealand has launched an attack on the charitable status of Womenâ€™s Health Action and the Family Planning Association of New Zealand under the Charities Act 2004.