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Monday 06 July 2015

 The early days of HIV - Warren Lindberg
Posted in: HIV  6th July 2015
The first Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation recalls the first decade of HIV and AIDS in the gay male community, wryly noting "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

 Auckland Pride responds: part three
Posted in: Our Communities  4th July 2015
In the final part of our chat with Auckland Pride, we look back at this year’s Festival, including the No Pride in Prisons protest and the Proud party, then look ahead to next year.

 Auckland Pride responds: part two
Posted in: Our Communities  3rd July 2015
We discuss resourcing, staff and volunteers, plus the contentious issue of corporate cash with Linda Heavey and Paul Patton from Auckland Pride Festival. (Updated 8pm)

 Auckland Pride responds: part one
Posted in: Our Communities  2nd July 2015
We sat down with Auckland Pride Festival Executive Officer Linda Heavey and Board member Paul Patton for a forthright discussion on some of the claims and concerns about the event, and why it seems like they haven’t been engaging with the wider community.

 Watch: The 30 Project episode 1
Posted in: HIV, Features  1st July 2015
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the first episode of the 30 Project as it prepares for its 30th anniversary celebration at Auckland Museum tonight.

 Comment: So many facts, so much information!
Posted in: Our Communities  1st July 2015
We must ask ourselves why Family First take it upon themselves to challenge the existence of transgender people, a people who want nothing more than to be who they are, writes Diane Sparkes.

 Family First goes on anti-trans witch hunt
Posted in: Features  30th June 2015
A leading NZ transgender advocate is dismissing a report purporting to offer expertise on gender identity, which anti-lgbti group Family First has commissioned to “warn parents and schools”.

 Comment: Suffer Not the Children
Posted in: Comment, Features  30th June 2015
Family First has just released a misleading and inaccurate report about gender dysphoria in childhood. But what does the science actually say, and why have such tactics failed in the US?

 Watch: Tabby Besley on Sunday
Posted in: Our Communities  29th June 2015
Queen's Young Leader award winners Tabby Besley was featured in a Sunday piece where she talks about her important work with InsideOUT.

 Colingate: Scandal's End?
Posted in: Comment  28th June 2015
It may finally be all over with the Conservative Party's Colin Craig scandal. The party board have suspended their former leader from party membership. So, what happens now?

 Comment: VMEUSA Day
Posted in: Comment  27th June 2015
The US Supreme Court has struck down all remaining state barriers against marriage equality, enabling it throughout the United States- an historic victory for the US LGBT community.

 The Johnnys: A brilliant bolt from the blue
Posted in: Music  26th June 2015
With the sad news that Suzi Fray has died, we're sharing our interview with her from earlier in the year so you can read about her rollicking ride with The Johnnys, in her own words.

 Auckland Pride: your feedback
Posted in: Our Communities  25th June 2015
We asked the community to have its say about what it would like to see from future Auckland Pride Festivals. Here are some of your comments.

 Auckland Pride controversy: No Pride in Prisons responds
Posted in: Our Communities  25th June 2015
The protester whose arm was fractured during at this year’s Pride Parade speaks out, and calls for the community to build something new, and something better.

 Auckland Pride pt3: Tragic and heartbreaking...
Posted in: Our Communities  24th June 2015
Two 'consultant members' highly experienced in community organisations and governance lament Auckland Pride Incorporated's lack and transparency, communication and engagement.