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Wednesday 14 April 2010

 Abuse allegations "orchestrated by Pope's enemies"
Posted in: International Daily News, Features  9th April 2010
Cardinals claim sex abuse allegations orchestrated by the Pope's enemies, who resent his opposition to same-sex marriage.

 War and Peace: The Lavender Edition?
Posted in: Features  29th March 2010
"As we have stayed out of the Iraqi War quagmire, fortunately we haven't had to face the heartache of equality of sacrifice that LGBT service personnel, their partners and dependents have had to cope with."

 Comment: 'Gay Panic Defence' is finally scrapped
Posted in: Features  27th November 2009
NZ's archaic "provocation defence" was finally abolished yesterday. So now what happens? Our political commentator Craig Young takes a look.

 Charles Chauvel MP: Good riddance to the 'Gay Panic Defence'
Posted in: Features  26th November 2009
In Parliament today, Charles Chauvel blasted the ACT Party for wanting to keep a legal defence tactic which has led to lighter sentences for killers of gay men.

 Kevin Hague: 'Homophobia is the enemy of a fair society'
Posted in: Features  21st October 2009
Green Party MP and spokesperson for LGBT issues, Kevin Hague, reacts to new Kiwi research highlighting serious health challenges faced by gay youth.

 A brief history of Provocation Defence in NZ
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Features  29th August 2009 commentator Craig Young charts the legal history of New Zealand's controversial Provocation Defence.

 Same-sex couple adoption? Don't hold your breath
Posted in: Features  21st August 2009
Removing legal barriers to same sex couples adopting children will not happen any time soon, according to our gay and lesbian MPs.

 Tamihere stirs anti-gay hate over HIV accused
Posted in: Features  17th June 2009
Talkback host John Tamihere has filled 3 hours with erratic and error-ridden commentary on the 40-yr-old man accused of infecting people with HIV.

 All eyes on the Mount Albert by-election
Posted in: Features  6th June 2009
Who will replace NZ's most gay-friendly Prime Minister in the Mount Albert electorate? The four main candidates answered our questions.

 Marriage, Civil Unions and the battle for equality
Posted in: Features  27th May 2009
Sadly, California's LGBT communities lost their fight against the anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment. What can us Kiwis learn from this?

 The Pope's comments: Why we should be worried
Posted in: Features  29th December 2008
"This bloke has a big following and the ear of many. 'God' is seen to be on the side of queer bashers and they take his word as their cue for action."

 New gay MPs debut in Parliament
Posted in: Features  19th December 2008
New Zealand's two new gay MPs have made their maiden speeches as Parliament meets for the first time since the election.

 Nations sign up for global gay law reform
Posted in: Features  12th December 2008
On the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, a UN statement aims to defend LGBT citizens across the globe.

 The UK's gay blood battle
Posted in: Features, HIV  4th December 2008
Gay equality campaigner Peter Tatchell has crossed swords with the UK's leading HIV prevention agency over a continued blood donation ban on gay men.

 Change isn't always a bad thing
Posted in: Features  9th November 2008
Editorial: Maybe things aren't as bad as some feared last night. Where do we now stand from a purely glbt perspective?