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Wednesday 30 July 2014

 Rainbow Wellington Election Forum
Posted in: Features  29th July 2014
A rolling look at Rainbow Wellington's pre-election Candidates' Forum, where Labour, the Greens, National, Mana, the Internet Party and the Maori Party had speakers.

 Catching up with diving judge Simon Latimer
Posted in: Hall of Fame  29th July 2014
When the diving (finally!) gets underway at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night, gay New Zealander Simon Latimer will be among the judges. We find out what he’s been up to since the Olympics and get a diving preview.

 Comment: The Flat Blue Line?
Posted in: Comment  28th July 2014
As the time for New Zealand's September 20 election draws nearer, the Conservative Party seems strangely becalmed, almost in political limbo. Some of it is its own fault, while some of it is attributable to its would-be object of affection, the Key administration.

 Reviews: Love is Strange and Lilting
Posted in: Movies  28th July 2014
Nathan Joe reviews two of the New Zealand International Film Festival's gay flicks, Love is Strange and Lilting.

 From Queer Nation to the big screen: Max Currie
Posted in: Movies  28th July 2014
Since being a host on Queer Nation, Max Currie has been a busy screenwriter. Tonight his first feature film, Everything We Loved, will debut on the big screen, at your house – and even on planes!

 The new kids on the block: EquAsian
Posted in: Our Communities  27th July 2014
A new group is rallying together to give lgbti Asian people a voice, support, and a fun social space. "We can't speak for everyone, but we can start somewhere."

 Abraham Naim: an open letter to the people of Maldives
Posted in: Features  27th July 2014
"There have been a lot of things said about me in the media back home, and I would like to say a few things in response."

 Updated: Trans models around the world
Posted in: Entertainment  26th July 2014
Australian supermodel Andreja Pejic has come out as transgender – and she has done so with a powerful message for gender non-conforming youth.

 Review: Mrs Brown's fruitcake overdose
Posted in: Movies  25th July 2014
Alexander Lowe finds that on the surface, Mrs Brown’s Boys is about acceptance with matriarch embracing her diverse family, including her gay son - but it's abundant in stereotypes.

 AIDS 2014: Views differ on drugs/condoms
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Health & HIV  23rd July 2014
Opinions amongst New Zealand delegates remain somewhat similar and yet also divided after today's AIDS 2014 conference presentations on whether using medical intervention should be used as a significant tool to halt the spread of HIV amongst gay and bisexual men.

 Through rainbow glasses: MPs' legacies
Posted in: Features  23rd July 2014
Several MPs are saying goodbye to Parliament before the election. Some, we won’t miss. Others were solid. And then there are those who will reserve a special place in our history.

 Two-Way/Wrong Way?
Posted in: Comment  23rd July 2014
Craig Young: "I wish I didn't have to write this particular article, but the current policy stance of the Internet Mana Coalition leaves me no option."

 Trailer: The Imitation Game
Posted in: Movies  23rd July 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as genius gay code-breaker Alan Turing in the upcoming film The Imitation Game.

 AIDS 2014: NZ sets condom use example
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Health & HIV  22nd July 2014
HIV prevention workers from a number of countries have attended a presentation by New Zealand researchers and safe-sex promoters this afternoon, keen to learn from this country's success in keeping the HIV epidemic from re-exploding as it has in other countries.

 Looking back at a classic: Annie on My Mind
Posted in: Books  22nd July 2014
In the wake of the death of Nancy Garden, we look back at her classic novel Annie on My Mind, a deliciously-worded tale of young lesbian love.