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Saturday 27 August 2016


 The Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific HIV & AIDS Foundation
Posted in: Our Communities  18th August 2016
The importance of winning the Red Ribbon Award and highlighting the specific issues faced by Māori and Pasifika people who contract HIV.


 30 Years on Food for Thought
Posted in: Our Communities  11th August 2016
Transgender people are still denied the same rights that the LGB people are celebrating; ok the suggestion by the Attorney General that our rights are included on the grounds of sex is but a failure of the NZ Government to address the issue, the question might be asked is why.


 HLR30: Praise, humour and exhortations
Posted in: Politics and Religion, Our Communities  9th August 2016
In a powerful address, gay High Court justice Matthew Muir shares his insights into the Homosexual Law reform campaign and highlights some of the work that still needs to be done.


 Concerns raised regarding Matheson & AK Pride Board
Posted in: Our Communities  8th August 2016
Ex-board member Phylesha Brown-Acton questions Lexie Matheson's re-appointment to AK Pride Board accusing Matheson of racism. She says the Board itself lacks Māori and Pasifika representation.


 Young, gay, vulnerable... and targeted
Posted in: Our Communities  7th August 2016
With his delicate, androgynous appearance gay designer Zakk d'Larte was just the victim a brutal attacker and robber was looking for on Friday...


 "Here come the gays! Come on my face!"
Posted in: Our Communities  4th August 2016
Gay Waikato man Brendan Barraclough recounts what happened when Chiefs lock Michael Allardice let loose with demeaning anti-gay taunts, and explains how he feels about the whole tawdry episode.


 In/Operational?
Posted in: Our Communities  4th August 2016
I decided to have a look at the Department of Corrections' Prison Standard Operations Manual regarding strip searches. However, after that exercise, I was left with more questions than answers.


 Beyond the Parliamentary campaign for Law Reform
Posted in: Our Communities  3rd August 2016
Now that the euphoria of the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform has died down Bill Logan, a significant force in that success, looks back beyond the Parliamentary campaign, and to the future.


 The Controversy of Strip Searching
Posted in: Our Communities  2nd August 2016
“Our position has always been that strip searches are sexual assault."


 Penpals with Prisoners
Posted in: Our Communities  1st August 2016
We chat to Sophie, one of the people behind the new initiative that’s pairing LGBTI inmates with people from the LGBTI community on the outside.