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Wednesday 08 April 2009


 Homophobic? Or just having fun?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Comment  13th January 2009
What's the dividing line between joking and offence? Is it all in the eye of the beholder, or are there objective standards we can measure by?


 History: Delayed Enlightenment
Posted in: Comment  12th January 2009
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was a gifted liberal advocate of utilitarian philosophy. He supported feminism, antislavery activism, animal rights, divorce, faith/state seperation, free trade and the abolition of corporal and capital punishment. And gay rights.


 Survivors: The End of Whose World?
Posted in: Comment  2nd January 2009
The BBC has remade Survivors, the classic 70's series that dealt with the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a devastating mutant virus.


 Who is Rick Warren?
Posted in: Comment  29th December 2008
US President-elect Barack Obama has courted controversy with his choice of preacher to deliver the sermon at his augural address next month. Why?


 2009 - what's next?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Comment  29th December 2008
After an unexpectedly eventful few weeks for LGBT equality around the world, Craig Young wonders what the new year might have in store.


 Maxim Institute: Reviving the Same-Sex Marriage Debate?
Posted in: Comment  23rd December 2008
"Just when I thought that they were heading away from social conservatism, the Maxim Institute has invited Janet Marshall to address their acolytes."


 Whose Hip-Hop?
Posted in: Comment  16th December 2008
In December 2008's Attitude magazine, respected UK LGBT journalist Johann Hari asks some searching questions in the world of American hip-hop.


 What the Employment Relations Amendment could mean
Posted in: Comment, Blogger Zone  11th December 2008
National's ninety-day provisional employment legislation makes it possible to remove the rights of LGBT workers, writes Craig Young.


 Canada: Harper's Apocalypse?
Posted in: Comment  10th December 2008
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is probably doomed. How are Canadian LGBTs reacting to their nation's political crisis?


 Against Outrageous Propositions
Posted in: Comment  5th December 2008
It looks like the frustratingly narrow margin of defeat for opponents of the discriminatory Californian Proposition 8, which writes prohibitions against same-sex marriage into that state's constitution, has taken antigay organisations by surprise.


 Jonathan Young is a cause for concern
Posted in: Comment  1st December 2008
National's rookie New Plymouth MP is a former fundamentalist church minister and is on the Board of Teen Challenge. Why should this worry us?


 The Far Right Vs. Common Sense
Posted in: Comment, Blogger Zone  27th November 2008
What's the latest the wide, wild world of religion and politics?


 The flightless 'Kiwi Party'
Posted in: Comment  24th November 2008
The Christian Right seem to be rather cool when it comes to the advent of John Key as Prime Minister, and a National-led government. Why?


 Family First: A Reality Check
Posted in: Comment  18th November 2008
"Right, it's high time that Christian Right pressure group Family First had a reality check, and I intend to be the one who provides it."


 The Naked Frontier!
Posted in: Comment  13th November 2008
The vexed issue of Kapiti Coast's status as a potential nude beach has caused much umbrage in the general vicinity of Wellington.