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Saturday 10 October 2009


 Provocation's defenders!
Posted in: Comment  24th July 2009
Unbelievably, some members of the social conservative fringe are trying to preserve the existence of the provocation defence...


 Clayton Weatherston: One 'Provocation' too far?
Posted in: Comment  23rd July 2009
Justice Minister Simon Power is about to announce the abolition of the Provocation Defence, thus indirectly removing this offensively homophobic defence counsel tactic from the statute books.


 Uganda: Homophobia and History
Posted in: Comment  16th July 2009
Why does Uganda persecute its lesbian and gay citizens when it has so many other woes?


 UK gay man facing jail for helping ill partner to die
Posted in: Comment  10th July 2009
In the United Kingdom, a gay man may receive a prison sentence because he aided the suicide of his lover... in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal. Notably, this isn't an HIV/AIDS-related case.


 Postmortem: Why did the Medicinal Cannabis Bill fail?
Posted in: Comment  8th July 2009
When I heard that Metiria Turei's private members bill to decriminalise medicinal cannabis derivatives had fallen at first hurdle, I was briefly annoyed - until I realised that perhaps there were underlying flaws.


 Victory in India!
Posted in: Comment  3rd July 2009
The Delhi High Court has ruled that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code can no longer be used to treat gay sex as a criminal offence.


 Hang in there, India
Posted in: Comment  1st July 2009
After the heartbreak occassioned by the brutality of Iran's Ahmajenidad regime against student and other youthful protestors, India may be about to embrace homosexual law reform at long last.


 Iranian Tragedy
Posted in: Comment  25th June 2009
30 years after Iran's Islamic Revolution, it isn't only gays who are suffering, as students riot after a stolen election. How did it get this bad?


 The rise and fall of porn?
Posted in: Comment  18th June 2009
20 years or so after the cessation of hostilities over censorship and erotic entertainment media, a new foray has been fired from the leftoid corner.


 The Recession Vs. Sexual Boundaries
Posted in: Comment  13th June 2009
What happens to sexual politics during a time of economic retrenchment? Good question.


 Antigay Bullying: An American Perspective
Posted in: Comment  2nd June 2009
What does Michael Kimmel's excellent book Guyland - about the dysfunctions of adolescent male identity - have to say about antigay bullying?


 Has our 'pink dollar' run out?
Posted in: Comment  26th May 2009
In the current recession, has our alleged 'conspicuous consumption' pattern changed? Was it ever really universal in the first place?


 The history of anti-gay torture
Posted in: Comment  18th May 2009
While we stand in solidarity with those in some Muslim majority societies who face brutality under sharia law, it's worthwhile to recall the Western European past of antigay capital punishment.


 The death of the so-called 'Gay Cure'
Posted in: Comment  11th May 2009
In London, there was a recent protest against a so-called 'gay cure' conference, held by a fundamentalist church. In NZ however, the 'ex-gay' lobby has almost completely ceased to exist.


 Gay Lust in Second Life
Posted in: Comment  5th May 2009
Virtual realities may be the next stage of the Internet revolution - so what do they hold for us, good or bad?