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Tuesday 23 December 2014

 Quick Q&A with the Hamilton Pride team
Posted in: Our Communities  22nd December 2014
The new Hamilton Pride crew have one successful festival under their belts. We caught up with them on what Pride means, how lgbti-friendly Hamilton is and how it’s coping without its only gay club.

 Is marriage the only escape?
Posted in: Our Communities  16th December 2014
Paul Letham responds to columnist Lee Suckling, who he says "seems to regard matrimony as the only worthy method of escaping the supposedly frivolous, hedonistic world of the gay male."

 Comic: Surviving Queersmas
Posted in: Our Communities  16th December 2014
A little advice from clever cartoonist Sam Orchard (and his friends!) on navigating a time of year which can be tricky for many in our communities.

 Matthew Muir, Welcome to the High Court
Posted in: People, Our Communities  6th December 2014
In a landmark address Chief Justice Sian Elias welcomes NZ's first openly gay High Court judge to the bench and acknowledges his sexuality, skills and social change since HLR.

 Lexie: Why I've quit Pride board
Posted in: Our Communities  3rd December 2014
Lexie Matheson explains why she finally resigned from the troubled Pride board: “I've lived with it as long as I could.”

 Decades of making a difference - Pt3
Posted in: Our Communities, HIV  3rd December 2014
In an era when most HIV positive people still hide from discrimination, Bruce Kilmister has had to be one of the most public faces of HIV in NZ.

 Memories of Urge
Posted in: Our Communities  2nd December 2014
New Zealander's longest-running gay bar, Urge, is to close at the end of February. Michael Stevens has been a patron since it opened.

 Decades of making a difference - Pt2
Posted in: Our Communities, HIV  1st December 2014
Brice Kilmister, just retired from running Body Positive, recalls his days as a drug smuggler, political activist and (extremely) stroppy man living with HIV.

 Decades of making a difference - Pt1
Posted in: Our Communities, Health & HIV  30th November 2014
After more than twenty years advocating on behalf of people struggling with HIV infection, Body Positive's CEO looks back as he packs up his office and retires.

 "Homosexuality may help us bond"
Posted in: Our Communities  27th November 2014
New research says "homosexual behaviour" may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans.