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Saturday 11 April 2015


 Ballot Boxing
Posted in: Comment  8th April 2015
Nigeria, Northland and New South Wales went to the polls recently. How were LGBT interests dealt with in each jurisdiction?


 Pride protest and learning from the past
Posted in: Politics and Religion  4th April 2015
Time to get real about the past and move forward, many will say we are doing that already, but do we understand our history enough to do that?


 Louisa Wall at #BeingLGBTI in Asia
Posted in: Features  3rd April 2015
Labour MP Louisa Wall at the #BeingLGBTI in Asia Regional Dialogue with the message that “all LGBTI people are human beings, so LGBTI rights are human rights.”


 UK: Heisenberg's Election?
Posted in: Comment  2nd April 2015
In the United Kingdom, the next general election will be held in a month's time. Who will win? Good question. And what will the consequences be for Great Britain's LGBT population?


 That Old Raddled Cross?
Posted in: Comment  26th March 2015
Six months after the most recent New Zealand general election, and the New Zealand Christian Right is looking somewhat frayed and shopworn. What's wrong with the Conservative Party and Family First?


 O Canada: Paradox Versus Progress?
Posted in: Comment  19th March 2015
What's with the "True North" under its Conservative administration and how does that affect transgender rights there?


 ISIS, LGBT Equality and Solidarity
Posted in: Comment  12th March 2015
Over a decade since the US-led intervention and occupation of Iraq, political instability haunts the troubled nation still, with the rise of ISIS. Should New Zealand be committing troops to that hotspot? But what about the torture and execution of lesbian and gay Iraqis?


 Pyrrhic Victory?
Posted in: Comment  8th March 2015
How long will anti-same-sex marriage Aussie PM Tony Abbott last in the top job and whom is lined up to fight it out to replace him...


 Louisa Wall’s address to Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights
Posted in: Features  27th February 2015
Marriage equality champion and Labour MP Louisa Wall is in Thailand for a Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights.


 The Curtain Falls: Final Defeat of the Manukau Anti-Sexworker Bill
Posted in: Comment, Features  26th February 2015
Parliament has finally voted down the controversial transphobic and anti-sexworker Manukau City Bill, after four years of stalemate and arduous conflict.


 Natural Law: Homophobia's Iron Curtain
Posted in: Comment  22nd February 2015
I used to review anti-gay literature regularly in this column and its predecessors, but as with Christian Right antigay initiatives itself, the despicable genre seems to be dying. Why is this?


 The Vanished "Ruins" of "Sodom"
Posted in: Comment  12th February 2015
Where did Logan Robertson's particularly vitriolic form of homophobia come from? Welcome to the phantom neverworld of "Sodom and Gomorrah", and "sodomy."


 The Deluge Arrives
Posted in: Comment  5th February 2015
After the holiday hiatus, February 2015 looks to be an eventful month. What significance to LGBT rights do recent current political events have?


 Conspiratoria Nullia?
Posted in: Comment  31st January 2015
Where have all the antigay conspiracy theories gone? And why were they more common thirty years or so ago?


 Jan Logie: Progressive rainbow rights? Yeah, nah….
Posted in: Politics and Religion  30th January 2015
Green MP Jan Logie says Westpac’s Rainbow Acceptance Monitor provides us with clear evidence of the gap between rights on paper and rights in reality for many.