The struggle continues for Georgina Beyer
Posted in: Community 25th October 2016
Georgina Beyer confirms her kidney donor is a gay man but that as things stand she may never be able to take advantage of his "incredibly generous" offer. And she talks about how she keeps going in face of compounding medical problems.
The Ghost of Ferdinand Marcos
Posted in: Comment 23rd October 2016
Suicide stats propagate â€śinvisibility of identitiesâ€ť
Posted in: Our Communities 20th October 2016
We talk to Duncan Matthews, General Manager of RainbowYOUTH, about the record high suicide statistics released this week.
Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Advances
After a long and torturous process and many frustrations, it looks as if Canada is finally going to pass long-awaited amendments to the Canada Human Rights Act to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination.
Posted in: Comment 20th October 2016
While Uganda experiences a bout of renewed repression and Nigeria faces approaching famine due to endemic misgovernment, the sclerotic Zimbabwean tyranny of Robert Mugabe should not escape our scrutiny either.
Min. of Health rejects HIV study funding claims
The ministry of health has rejected suggestions by sources inside the health sector that denial of funding for the next round of surveys into the sexual behaviours of men at risk of contracting HIV is a flow-on effect from its head office refurbishment cost blow-out and recent loss of senior staff.
Changing tactics for changing times
The NZAF is about to move away from its Love Your Condom HIV prevention campaign to a core message progressively and publicly embracing condom alternatives - but is the government helping or hindering?
â€śIt is time for the people's voice to be heard.â€ť
Posted in: Features 17th October 2016
Louisa Wall weighs in on the Australian marriage equality debate.
The Last (of) Trump?
Posted in: Comment 14th October 2016
Posted in: Events 12th October 2016
The largest attended bear dance party in the US is once again coming to Auckland this Saturday after a four year hiatus.
Blunder on the Right?
Posted in: Comment 12th October 2016
Given that the ALP Opposition and allies have shot down the aborted Australian marriage equality plebiscite, what is the historical context of Australian referenda?
Averting the Trumpocalypse?
Posted in: Comment 11th October 2016
Review: Alok Vaid-Menon AKL
Posted in: Performance 10th October 2016
One half of the now-famous DarkMatter poetry duo, Alok Vaid-Menon performed three shows this weekend in Auckland. Elspeth Fougere delves into a world of poetry, identity and critique.
Your guide to Chch Big Bear Weekend
Posted in: Events 7th October 2016
Itâ€™s one of the biggest events of the year for the bear community in New Zealand and just over a month away! We take a look at whatâ€™s on offer this year at the Christchurch Big Bear Weekend.