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Wednesday 08 October 2008


 Key: "I'm more liberal than I look..." Yeah, right...
Posted in: Comment  29th July 2008
"In an annoying series of NZ Herald puff pieces about John Key, one particularly ridiculous article was about his relative social liberalism."


 Brethrengate '08?
Posted in: Comment  28th July 2008
According to politics writer Nicky Hager, Exclusive Brethren 'Elect Vessel' Bruce Hales visited Wellington incognito recently. Why?


 Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim and the Abuse of 'Sodomy' Laws
Posted in: Comment  21st July 2008
Malaysia is rapidly turning into the homophobic black spot of the Asia/Pacific region, after repeated allegations of gay sex against the Opposition leader.


 Damaged Democracy and a Compassion-Free Church?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Comment  17th July 2008
The Aussies' Catholic World Youth Day is hogging a lot of media time. Despite the hype, there are some strains starting to show through the euphoria.


 The Maxim Institute: Underneath the Radar?
Posted in: Comment  14th July 2008
"It's possible to ignore some of the more insignificant players in the decline of the NZ Christian Right, but The Maxim Institute is quite another matter."


 Death of an old monster: Jesse Helms: 1921-2008
Posted in: Comment  7th July 2008
I imagine that few LGBT Americans will mourn the passing of the late former US Republican Senator for North Carolina, Jesse Helms, who died at 86.


 In defence of the Prime Minister
Posted in: Comment  29th June 2008
Critics of the Prime Minister's refusal to hold the pro-belting fanatics citizens referendum have highly selective memories, writes Craig Young.


 Our place in New Zealand's Future
Posted in: Comment  21st June 2008
What role might LGBT New Zealanders have in the future of our nation?


 Wedding Bells in California, and London
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Comment  19th June 2008
While they watched the coverage of California’s first same-sex weddings on Australian television, my parents noticed two elderly women in particular...


 Iraq: Out of the gathering darkness
Posted in: Comment  16th June 2008
DNA magazine has a horrifying account of what LGBT Muslims have to endure in the Middle East and South West Asia.


 Does anyone (who's not crazy) oppose same-sex marriage in California?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Comment  13th June 2008
California's Supreme Court has voted to junk discriminatory referenda results which tried to ban gay marriage. This incensed the Christian Right...


 Being gay in Turkey: Bring on the EU!
Posted in: Comment  8th June 2008
Turkey has never criminalised male homosexuality or lesbianism formally, but the national environment for LGBT rights is chilly.


 Backwards thinking in Eastern Europe
Posted in: Comment  3rd June 2008
In one ghastly example of homophobia in the Baltic states of the former Soviet Union, Latvia has banned same-sex marriage and Pride marches in its capital.


 Are gays at risk in Morocco?
Posted in: Comment  27th May 2008
"Article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code still hands down a maximum three-year prison sentence for Morocco's gay inhabitants."


 The Two Horsemen of Their Apocalypse?
Posted in: Comment  18th May 2008
NZ's Christian Right is now at crisis point, even given the amount of undeserved and uncritical coverage that Family First is getting for its pro-belting petition.