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Saturday 20 December 2014

 The NZAF's Christmas message
Posted in: Health & HIV  19th December 2014
As the silly season approaches, New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson says while 2014 has been a big year for the organisation, continued vigilance in the prevention of HIV and STIs is needed.

 Firstblight: "Coming out" wrong
Posted in: Comment  19th December 2014
Seventh Day Adventism is a tiny conservative sect. So why is it picking a fight with the New Zealand LGBT community?

 Auckland Pride 2015: event snapshot
Posted in: Events  18th December 2014
Some of the many events which will fill the extended three week 2015 Auckland Pride Festival programme have been revealed.

 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.

Posted in: True Stories  15th December 2014
Shelley Howard was able to change her name, but left with the title ‘Mr’ by her bank. But, with the advocacy of Overwatch and quick action from Westpac management, that changed quickly.

 Short Film Sunday: Beautiful By Night
Posted in: Movies  14th December 2014
A documentary following three older drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin. With Olivia Hart, Collette LeGrande, and Donna Personna.

 Marching towards February
Posted in: Events  12th December 2014
A Tamati Coffey-led Rotorua entry and looming history-making march by police are just a couple of the works in progress which have the Akl Pride Parade Director Richard Taki buzzing.

 Justice Matthew Muir - My Life
Posted in: Hall of Fame  11th December 2014
Dagging, Fluffy Ducks, mountain climbing, flying, traffic fines, anxiety and, always, the man he loves... in his own words, Matthew Muir recounts some of the ups and downs of his life so far.

 Deconstructing West City Bible Baptist Church
Posted in: Comment  11th December 2014
"When I read the words 'independent fundamental Baptist' as the church descriptor, I groaned inwardly," writes Craig Young.

 "One area of justice that we have failed to attend to is hate"
Posted in: Features  10th December 2014
Diane Sparkes questions why we are still without any kind of workable law to protect marginalised New Zealanders from hate.

 Academy's December film: Love is Strange
Posted in: Movies  9th December 2014
This Saturday Auckland's Academy Cinemas will screen Love is Strange for its monthly lgbti film night. Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, this is one not to be missed!

 PLEASE - no threats - no violence - no hate!
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
Jim Marjoram is calling for cool heads in the response to Logan Robertson: "Despite what we may think about him, he needs love and support, not from his brainwashed followers, but from US!"

 Some of the best responses to Logan Robertson
Posted in: Features  9th December 2014
“And Jesus said to the sinner ‘kill yourself’” – No Bible story ever ... and other responses to the leader of New Zealand's own mini hate church.

 Religious freedom, but at what price?
Posted in: Features, Blogger Zone  8th December 2014
"Since leaving the Exclusive Brethren I’ve come into contact with all sorts of people whose lives have been ruined by their church’s refusal to accept them as a person," writes Craig Hoyle.