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Monday 08 November 2010

 Bishop of bung?
Posted in: Comment  4th November 2010
Considerable controversy currently surrounds Brian Tamaki's former mentor and shepherd, 'Bishop' Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Church, Georgia.

 "It Gets Better" - Kevin Hague
Posted in: Features  31st October 2010
Gay Green MP Kevin Hague has thrown his support behind the global "It's Get Better" campaign, making a video to tell GLBT youth that although things may be tough now, life gets better.

 Half an hour with the man of power
Posted in: Features  28th October 2010 visited incoming mayor Len Brown in Manukau for a chat about some of the issues weighing on the minds of GLBT Aucklanders.

 Saudi Arabia: Death of A Prince?
Posted in: Comment  27th October 2010
With the recent murder conviction of a Saudi prince in London after the death of a manservant, what is the background of lesbian and gay rights in Saudi Arabia?

 Grotesque Serbia
Posted in: Comment  22nd October 2010
Over fifteen years after the Balkan Wars ravaged Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, Serbia is still a no-go area for LGBT and other human rights.

 Obituary: Rev Don Mence
Posted in: Community, Features  22nd October 2010
Don McMorland pays tribute to his late longtime friend Rev Don Mence, who was a well known member of the clergy who was both gay and served the gay community.

 Iran: Homophobia and Injustice
Posted in: Comment  11th October 2010
Ebrahim Hamidi (18) is a young Iranian man who is not gay. He has been sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy in his native Iran due to the subjudicial concept of "judge's knowledge".

 Local Body Elections: GLBT candidates
Posted in: Features  9th October 2010
Here's a quick guide to the GLBT candidates standing for councils and local boards in the election. will have full results from across the country throughout the afternoon.

 Local body elections 101: mayoral battles
Posted in: Features  9th October 2010
In case you missed it the firts time, here is's brief guide to some of this year's key battlegrounds and places of interest for the local body elections.

 Make your vote count: the right side
Posted in: Features  8th October 2010
Lesbian TV producer Claudette Hauiti is standing for an Auckland local board on the C&R ticket. She explains her passion for politics and why she backs the centre-right.

 Carter's "hideous year"
Posted in: Features  7th October 2010
In announcing his decision to withdraw his candidacy in Te Atatu, a disappointed Chris Carter has given an upfront interview on what he describes as a "hideous year".

 United Kingdom: Wedding Bells...?
Posted in: Comment  5th October 2010
"Insofar as the United Kingdom is concerned, it seems to be in an almost identical situation as far as same-sex marriage proper goes."

 Euthanasia: Going Nowhere?
Posted in: Comment  27th September 2010
"Across the Tasman, the euthanasia debate seems to be rumbling back into life if it ever subsided in the first place. Still, there will probably be no real progress."

 ACT: Mysterious Times?
Posted in: Comment  20th September 2010
As a result of its latest internal wrangling, it seems as if the ACT New Zealand Party may be the third major political party to succumb to electoral oblivion. How did it get this bad?

 Manukau Antisoliciting Bill
Posted in: Politics and Religion  14th September 2010
Since the Prostitution Law Reform Act was passed in 2003, the Christian Right, conservative local authorities and fellow travellers have been trying to undermine it.