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Saturday 26 July 2014

 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.

 The legacy of Corporal Dougie Hughes
Posted in: True Stories  20th July 2014
Despite being muzzled by a Coroner's order the New Zealand Defence Force indicates it has learned some lessons from the tragic death of a gay soldier.

 AIDS 2014: Listening, learning and advising
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  19th July 2014
The NZ AIDS Foundation has assembled its biggest-ever presence at a World AIDS Conference, to listen, learn and present its own expertise to the world.

 Kelly Ellis: We're not fools. We know hate when we see it
Posted in: Our Communities  18th July 2014
Effectively we’re being told that we’re in the tent, but it would be too controversial to give us the stamp on the hand that would legitimise our entry. Without proper identification as humans in the tent, we have to argue with the bouncers.

 In case you missed it: Film Fest guide
Posted in: Movies  18th July 2014
The New Zealand International Film Festival has begun! Check out the line-up of lgbti interest films here - and find out about the NZAF fundraising nights.

 One of Those: gay NZ history on stage
Posted in: Performance  17th July 2014
A dramatic piece of New Zealand’s gay history will be brought to the stage again in Auckland next month.

 Global HIV/AIDS plague feeds on discrimination
Posted in: Health & HIV  17th July 2014
Michael Kirby writes: "Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very discriminatingly. In fact, it feeds on discrimination."

 Aus: rate of HIV diagnoses remains high
Posted in: International News, Health & HIV  17th July 2014
Australia's rate of new HIV diagnoses remains near the highest level seen in the past 20 years.