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Saturday 09 April 2016


 What Went Wrong in Australia?
Posted in: Comment  7th April 2016

What can New Zealand LGBTI community welfare and youth organisations learn from the debacle against Safe Schools in Australia?


 Trans Work Discrimination: Crunch Point?
Posted in: Comment  6th April 2016
Dakota Hemmingson was sacked for disclosing her gender identity at work and is now off to the Employment Relations Authority, but it is uncertain what response she will encounter. Why? Therein lies a tale.


 The Undeclared Baggage of Homophobia 
Posted in: Comment  5th April 2016
One might expect that migrant communities would be self-eradicating homophobia and adopting kiwi attitudes towards LGBT rights. This is unfortunately not the case with tight-knit migrant communities.


 Our Communities: The Surrogacy Dilemma
Posted in: Comment  1st April 2016
Background to our news stories on the NZ gay couple who are stuck in Mexico after having children through surrogacy... and the current NZ legal context awaiting gay men who want to become parents through this avenue.


 The Irrelevance of Baptist Belligerence
Posted in: Comment  24th March 2016
If the latest round of fundamentalist anti-gay literature is indeed predominantly from the Baptist denomination, then what relevance does this have to New Zealand? As it turns out, very little.


 Obituary: Rob Ford: 1969-2016
Posted in: Politics and Religion  23rd March 2016
Toronto's controversial former crack-smoking, alcohol-swilling and antigay mayor, Rob Ford, has just died. Why was this figure such an embarrassment to the Conservative Party of Canada and why was he tolerated for so long before his eventual fall from power?


 The Awkward Brigade?
Posted in: Comment  22nd March 2016


 Marriage Equality: Potty Plebiscites
Posted in: Comment  17th March 2016


 Canada: The Klippert Legacy
Posted in: Comment  16th March 2016
Although New Zealand is refusing to revisit the issue of historic gay 'offenses', Canada is doing so.


 (Still) Not Walking Away?
Posted in: Comment  14th March 2016
Craig Young takes a closer look at Family First's "legal opinion" attacking progressive school gender-inclusive policies.


 (Not) Walking Away?
Posted in: Comment  12th March 2016
Why is it that the global Christian Right is so incapable of conceding that the days of anti-LGBT activism are numbered? Take two examples, from Australia and the United States.


 Singapore's Antigay Section 377A
Posted in: Comment  11th March 2016
Singapore continues to delay decriminalisation of male homosexuality, noting that while it is still technically illegal, it doesn't actively enforce the antigay section of its British colonial era criminal code any longer.


 South Africa, Zuma and Homophobic Rape
Posted in: Comment  7th March 2016


 Indonesia: Temperature Falling...
Posted in: Comment  5th March 2016
Do recent events suggest that there is an anti-LGBT backlash brewing in Indonesia? Certainly, February's events would lead one to conclude just that contingency.


 The Pro-Bullying Lobby
Posted in: Comment  29th February 2016