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Monday 03 August 2015

 "Let them know they are loved"
Posted in: Features  3rd August 2015
“There are a thousand realities about your children that you have no control over. The one you do have control over is to let them know that they are loved by you no matter what,” says visiting American activist-theologian Brian McLaren.

 Gender neutral - "have we gone mad?"
Posted in: Our Communities  2nd August 2015
“If we continue to allow this kind of thinking, we have the potential for a really pissed off cisgender population telling us where to go,” asserts trans woman and retired teacher Diane Sparkes.

 TPPA: A bad deal for people with HIV?
Posted in: Comment  2nd August 2015
Is the forthcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement going to make life more difficult for people living with HIV/AIDS?

 Movie review: Holding the Man
Posted in: Movies  30th July 2015
The movie adaptation of Holding The Man has most of the elements of the book and stage play but somehow it lacks the heart and passion of its predecessors.

 Tabby's whirlwind journey
Posted in: Hall of Fame  30th July 2015
Yes she met the Queen, but Tabby Besley says the real highlight of her trip was spending time with other young leaders from all over the world - and gathering inspiration to bring home.

 Comment: Trump card or joker's wild?
Posted in: Comment  30th July 2015
Recently, Donald Trump announced his ambition to run for the Republican nomination and even more surprisingly, he's ahead of the field. But can he beat Hillary Clinton, and what will happen to the 2016 US federal elections if he doesn't?

 Health and wellbeing: your views needed
Posted in: Health & HIV  29th July 2015 readers are being asked to take part in survey asking people Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States their views on health and wellbeing in their communities.

 Penny Wong's marriage equality speech
Posted in: Features  29th July 2015
Lesbian Australian Labor Senator Penny Wong delivered an emotional speech on same-sex marriage at the party’s national conference, saying “there is nothing to fear from equality”.

 Health: cervical screening for trans men
Posted in: Health & HIV  28th July 2015
A World Health Organisation Report is calling for regular and respectful cervical cancer screening for transgender men, something which is part of official advice from the Ministry of Health here in NZ.

 Pics from Blake and Saul's wedding
Posted in: Worth Checking Out, Weddings & Civil Unions  28th July 2015
Check out pictures from Blake Skjellerup and Saul Carrasco's Hawaii wedding - so utterly adorable!

 Review: The Duke of Burgundy
Posted in: Movies  27th July 2015
The Duke of Burgundy is bound to be a controversial entry in this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. So, what is this film about, apart from lesbians, lepidoptery and BDSM?

 Review: Tangerine
Posted in: Movies  25th July 2015
"This movie knocked me over. I felt blind-sided by the conclusion and it took me some moments to compose myself before I felt ready to join the rest of the world after the movie ended."

 Trailer: Ellen Page and Julianne Moore in Freeheld
Posted in: Movies  24th July 2015
Starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, Freeheld tells the true story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester and her partner, Stacie Andree, and their battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with cancer.

 Studies support earlier HIV treatment
Posted in: International News, Health & HIV  24th July 2015
Researchers and advocates say results from two landmark studies have bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis.

 X is for ... Non-Existent?
Posted in: Comment, Features  23rd July 2015
Why has the New Zealand 'exgay' movement quietly curled up and died? Why did it fail in the first place? Politics and religion commentator Craig Young takes a look.