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Wednesday 09 November 2016


 Vice?
Posted in: Comment  7th November 2016
In concentrating too much attention on US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some LGBTI commentators fear that there has been insufficient note made of his vice-presidential running mate, Mike Pence.


 Conservatives Against Trump
Posted in: Comment  5th November 2016
As well as conservative Christians who doubt his sincerity and comprehension of religious social conservatism, Donald Trump has another source of naysayers- "movement" conservatives. Why don't conservative Republicans like their own candidate?


 Headed for the Precipice
Posted in: Comment  3rd November 2016
As Hillary Clinton prepares to probably win the 2016 US federal election, there are some ominous but also some promising notes underlying this most unusual political contest.


 Leftists Against Clinton
Posted in: Comment  31st October 2016
There are two sets of contrarians in the current US federal election. One consists of a growing throng of anti-Trump Republicans. However, some on the political left actively dislike Hillary Clinton and may even vote against her. Why?


 Christians Against Trump?!
Posted in: Comment  29th October 2016
It is almost amusing to watch the US Christian Right and its overseas satellites contort into knots when it comes to the vexed subject of Donald Trump.


 Moaning in America
Posted in: Comment  27th October 2016
Although Donald Trump looks like losing the imminent US federal elections, his insurgent movement of "Trumpists" may still present a long term problem when it comes to the stability of US politics.


 Tantrums in America
Posted in: Comment  25th October 2016


 The Ghost of Ferdinand Marcos
Posted in: Comment  23rd October 2016


 Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Advances
Posted in: Comment, Features  20th October 2016
After a long and torturous process and many frustrations, it looks as if Canada is finally going to pass long-awaited amendments to the Canada Human Rights Act to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination.


 After Mugabe?
Posted in: Comment  20th October 2016
While Uganda experiences a bout of renewed repression and Nigeria faces approaching famine due to endemic misgovernment, the sclerotic Zimbabwean tyranny of Robert Mugabe should not escape our scrutiny either.


 The Last (of) Trump?
Posted in: Comment  14th October 2016


 Blunder on the Right?
Posted in: Comment  12th October 2016


 Plebiscite Lost?
Posted in: Comment, Features  11th October 2016
Given that the ALP Opposition and allies have shot down the aborted Australian marriage equality plebiscite, what is the historical context of Australian referenda?


 Averting the Trumpocalypse?
Posted in: Comment  11th October 2016


 Stressed Fabric: Other Opponents of LGBTi Progress
Posted in: Comment  6th October 2016
Although LGBT New Zealanders are always vigilant about the potential threats that the New Zealand Christian Right poses to legislative and public policy reform, there are other opponents of LGBTI political progress.