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Saturday 10 October 2009


 Simon's story: Surviving cancer
Posted in: True Stories  24th September 2009
"I'd never been so scared in my life. I remember being wheeled into the operating room and my whole body was shaking uncontrollably."


 Rachael's story: A minority within a minority
Posted in: True Stories  19th September 2009
A change in gender identity can mean a loss of sexual identity, even total invisibility. Racheal McGonigal explains.


 Max's story: A Transgender Inquiry
Posted in: True Stories  8th September 2009
"I find with younger people that, more and more, they're not wanting to identify as trans. They're more likely to call themselves genderqueer."


 Intolerance: The Wanganui Incident
Posted in: True Stories  13th August 2009
NZ’s most tragic gay scandal began in Wanganui and finished, for one man, when he was shot dead on the streets of Berlin. It destroyed the life of another.


 Jeff's story: Being gay in prison
Posted in: True Stories  25th July 2009
Jeff was in his early 20's when he was jailed for a year on assault charges. He shares his story about life behind bars.


 Kestin's story: T is for Testosterone
Posted in: True Stories  17th July 2009
"I remember knowing that I wasn't a girl when I was around five or so. Since being on Testosterone, I feel like I've come to life."


 Rachel's story: "My cancer struggle"
Posted in: True Stories  15th June 2009
Napier-born Rachel Deane's life changed forever when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her early 30's. She shares her brave and moving story.


 Carmen's whirlwind Wellington visit
Posted in: True Stories  4th June 2009
A much-loved Kiwi icon now living in Sydney, Carmen Rupe visited her old stomping ground for an action-packed Queens Birthday weekend.


 Notes to our 16-year-old selves
Posted in: True Stories  11th May 2009
Stephen Fry's 'Dearest absurd child' letter to his 16-year-old self got our readers thinking about what they'd write to their younger selves.


 Break-ups: 14 ways to leave your lover
Posted in: True Stories  20th April 2009
Fourteen LGBT Kiwis open up about their most heart-wrenching break-ups. Get the tissues out, you may need them!


 "The first time I went to a gay bar"
Posted in: True Stories  22nd March 2009
Eight LGBT Kiwis remember the first time they ever ventured into a gay drinking hotspot.


 Bon voyage Andy Boreham!
Posted in: True Stories  19th March 2009
Wellington Proud festival co-organiser Andy Boreham is leaving NZ for a 3-month adventure in Cambodia, where he'll volunteer with Phnom Penh Pride.


 Notes from a former gay hippy
Posted in: Blogger Zone, True Stories  2nd March 2009
Michael Stevens shares his random thoughts on being young, growing up, the sex he wanted and the sex he got, amyl, fake punks and libraries.


 Dear Mum & Dad...
Posted in: True Stories  9th February 2009
18-year-old Aaron wrote to his parents: "I want to share something about my life that is important because I love you. I am gay."


 My Vinegar Hill diary
Posted in: Events, True Stories  6th January 2009
Calum Bennachie reports back with notes and gossip from his eventful stay at the Manawatu's annual LGBT New Year's camping hotspot.