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Thursday 09 April 2009


 "Out of the closet and into the House"
Posted in: Features  6th September 2008
Retiring gay MP Tim Barnett reflects on his experiences as one of New Zealand's most visible and outspoken glbt politicians.


 Tim Barnett's remarkable journey
Posted in: Features  4th September 2008
It's been a remarkable journey for retiring MP Tim Barnett... from Rugby, England, to Parliament and a commitment of love.


 No Straight Answer: The Partial Defence of Provocation
Posted in: Features  2nd September 2008
Still used in NZ law, the Partial Defence of Provocation can lead to lighter sentences for killers of gay men. Conrad Reyners investigates.


 Ahead of the Olympics, are China's gays in trouble?
Posted in: Features  6th August 2008
Some stories have suggested gay venues in Beijing and Shanghai were under threat from police raids – but were those tales just 'Chinese whispers'?


 Charles Chauvel: NZ gets serious with school bullies
Posted in: Features  2nd August 2008
Following a number of recent high-profile incidents involving bullying, Labour's Charles Chauvel welcomes the new Anti-Bullying in Schools Initiative.


 Review: The Life of Brian
Posted in: Features  17th July 2008
What did we learn about the Bishop of Bling, Destiny church's leader Brian Tamaki, from tonight's TV3 documentary?


 What's ahead in MP Louisa Wall's diary?
Posted in: Features  20th June 2008
Rainbow Labour's newest MP checks her e-mail inbox and finds invites to LGBT community events she'll attend over the next few months.


 Labour MP Chris Carter: "It's about dignity"
Posted in: Features  24th May 2008
After acting as a witness in a Pakistani couple's Civil Union, Chris Carter reflects on Aotearoa's fortunate status in the LGBT equality stakes.


 "Never forget": Maryan Street MP marks Candlelight 2008
Posted in: Features, HIV  15th May 2008
"I think our greatest current concern is our own complacency. Honouring those who have died surely must involve learning from their experiences?"


 Australia: Civil Unions or Registered Partnerships?
Posted in: Features  4th May 2008
The Aussies are finally catching up to the rest of the Commonwealth with relationship equality reforms. But now they have a decison to make...


 Gay Nat talks insurance, blood & bullying
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Features  3rd May 2008
Rainbow Wellington's event with National's Chris Finlayson was a chance for the LGBT advocacy network to find out more about the out MP and his party.


 Louisa Wall: My journey in Parliament begins
Posted in: Features  19th April 2008
Labour's new MP says the rainbow crew will continue to pursue elimination of legal barriers to equality, and defend the dignity of all LGBT NZers.


 Hate Songs: Homophobia in Jamaica
Posted in: Features  17th April 2008
Gay and happy in Jamaica? Forget it. Violent homophobia is encouraged, particularly in the reggae offshoot labelled 'murder music'.


 Being gay in South Korea
Posted in: Features  9th April 2008
One of the world's oldest civilisations, some of Korea's ancient figures were famed for their same-sex liaisons. But what's LGBT life there like nowadays?


 The Green Party's rainbow thinking
Posted in: Features  2nd April 2008
"I am writing to set the record straight, and to let your readers know that the Greens DO support the Rainbow Community in a number of ways."