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Sunday 24 July 2016


 Diversity and Inclusion in sport
Posted in: Our Communities  21st July 2016
The national sports bodies of New Zealand have come together to fight discrimination and encourage diversity and inclusion in sport. But what exactly have they pledged to do and when will we see action?


 Peter Wall on Homosexual Law Reform
Posted in: Our Communities  16th July 2016
In a powerful speech delivered to last Saturday's HLR30 Auckland Civic Reception law reform leader Peter Wall reflects on some of the difficulties and ironies of the campaign.


 The fight for gender recognition
Posted in: Our Communities  12th July 2016
Over the past few weeks signatures have been gathered on a petition to get the issue of identity documentation before the Government and Administration Select Committee.


 Call for UN sexual orientation/gender identity expert
Posted in: Our Communities  28th June 2016
601 NGOs from 147 countries are supporting a call for an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to be created by The Human Rights Council.


 The Samoa Observer's apology - word for word
Posted in: International News, Our Communities  20th June 2016
Here's the full text of the explanation and apology offered by the paper's Editor-In-Chief following outrage over the paper printing a young transwoman's body on its front page.


 Lives do matter
Posted in: Our Communities  19th June 2016
Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley: "The reality is that the world doesn’t even know about the clubbers at La Madame: and that’s the challenge.This is because our systems, such as the mass media and our own networks, streamline what is deemed to be worthy or important."


 Seven startling facts about our homeless glbti youth
Posted in: Our Communities  18th June 2016
In this day and age young glbti people are still being kicked out of their family homes when they come out to their parents. Their lives are bloody tough, as these seven facts illustrate...


 10.30PM: Gunman not gay? "God hates fags" group arrives for funerals
Posted in: Our Communities  17th June 2016
10.30PM Friday: FBI: Orlando gunman may not be gay after all. Gay-hating Baptist church members arrive for funerals. Trump ambushed by glbti activists.


 Do some lives count more than others?
Posted in: Our Communities  16th June 2016
At the Auckland vigil to honour the 49 killed in Orlando, nobody offered a thought to those who were killed in a grotesquely similar scenario in Mexico. Nobody knew.


 Donations needed here at home
Posted in: Our Communities  15th June 2016
"We have our own Orlando in NZ, just not in one tragic incident. It’s spread out across our communities, people we can name and those we can’t because they never had a chance to be part of our communities.