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Wednesday 26 November 2014


 Reclaiming the word, or bringing back the pain?
Posted in: Our Communities  26th November 2014
Retired teacher and trans woman Diane Sparkes doesn’t believe we should be reclaiming words like queer and faggot. She says for some, the pain of those words are not easily forgotten.


 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Clint Woolly
Posted in: Our Communities  24th November 2014
Former Rainbow Youth board member Clint Woolly’s video for Rainbow Youth’s 25th birthday was so gorgeous we just had to share it.


 Auckland Pride's co-chairs respond
Posted in: Our Communities  19th November 2014
A more complete look at GayNZ.com’s interview with Auckland Pride Festival’s co-chairs,in which they discuss his departure of the Festival Director and the Executive Officer role.


 Further progress at Auckland University
Posted in: Our Communities  18th November 2014
Jennifer Katherine Shields blogs that Auckland University has committed to making its campus safe for trans, intersex and gender variant staff and students.


 Editorial: The Pride Board, day 8 under the dome
Posted in: Our Communities  17th November 2014
Eight days since the shock resignation of February's Pride Festival organiser, and confronted by some seriously worrying issues, the Pride Board remains essentially silent.


 Happy birthday Rainbow Youth
Posted in: Our Communities  17th November 2014
Sam Orchard recalls the first time he visited Rainbow Youth: "I remember being equal parts terrified and in awe of the place; it could be a safe place for people like me to hang out, a place that’s boldly queer, a place to belong."


 Opinion: Let's truly make it a NZ Pride Parade
Posted in: Our Communities  16th November 2014
Tamati Coffey thinks the Auckland Pride Parade should be renamed the NZ Pride Parade. He's organising a float from Rotorua, and is encouraging others to do the same.


 Mark your dates in style!
Posted in: Our Communities  15th November 2014
A fundraising calendar for the Cartier Trust is being officially launched in Auckland on Tuesday, and it’s all about drag.


 Badminton tournament a smash
Posted in: Our Communities  11th November 2014
The organisers of the Trans-Tasman Badminton Tournament just held in Auckland say it was a fun event, and have details on how you can get involved in their regular game days.


 Calling all actors!
Posted in: Our Communities  4th November 2014
Actor auditions have been announced for year two of Legacy Project, which will tell another set of uniquely Kiwi lgbti stories during Auckland Pride and Fringe Festivals.