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Saturday 08 April 2017


 Apology or not, the damage has been done
Posted in: Our Communities  3rd April 2017
All Black Lima Sopoaga is under fire for his homophobic comment in which he called team mates “gayyyyyy” because they are showing affection in an Instagram post. Although he was quick to apologise, the damage had been done.


 Transgender Identities
Posted in: Our Communities  31st March 2017
To raise awareness of the diverse identities that fall under the umbrella term transgender and recognising that not everyone identifies with it, we’ve compiled a list of different identity terminology used by gender diverse folk.


 Space For The Spectrum
Posted in: Our Communities  19th March 2017
Christian Wez van der Linde struggled with his feelings for the same sex and coming out. He’s written a book to help others, particularly young people, reconcile sexuality and faith.


 He Awa Mutunga Kore - A Takatāpui Journey
Posted in: Our Communities  17th March 2017
We chat to both Kathleen Winter and Kassie Hartendorp about the importance of telling the stories of indigenous queer identities.


 The Church and LGBTI mental health
Posted in: Our Communities  10th March 2017
A UK study has made a link between Christian churches and the reduction of mental health for people of diverse sexualities, we talk to Craig Watson to find out how New Zealand compares.


 Ak Pride: Bears 101
Posted in: Our Communities  13th February 2017
As the LYC Bear New Zealand Week kicks off tonight we introduce you to the basic principles behind being a bear.


 Ak Pride: Māori, Pasifika & indigenous film
Posted in: Our Communities  11th February 2017
The stories of indigenous queer and gender diverse people will be showcased during the Auckland Pride Festival this year, with a collection of short films screening at the Auckland Art Gallery today.


 Challenging Ignorance
Posted in: Our Communities  10th February 2017
Aatir Zaidi and Danny Lam from the group EquAsian know all too well the issues that run just below the surface in our wider community and are working on making a real change in the lives of young queer and gender diverse Asian people.


 Pride's letter asking Corrections to withdraw parade application
Posted in: Our Communities  31st January 2017
Here's the text of a letter from Auckland Pride to Corrections asking the Department to withdraw its application to march in the Auckland Pride Parade 2017.


 Technology's double-edged sword?
Posted in: Our Communities  30th January 2017
Are our glbti communities losing their sense of commonality and mutual understanding as people retreat into specialised 'echo chambers' within the digital world? And has our human rights progress stalled as a result?