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Some Asian LGBT Find Refuge In New Zealand

Some Asian LGBT Find Refuge In New Zealand

The New Herald reported a rise in LGBT refugees coming to New Zealand from Asia. The article focused on individuals from two countries Indonesia, where there has been an increase in homophobic rhetoric by politicians and increasing arrests of LGBT people. The other country discussed was China. The article quoted AUT University Associate Professor Sharyn […]

New Zealand Parliament the first in the world to fly the intersex flag

New Zealand Parliament the first in the world to fly the intersex flag

On 17 May 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia Alongside the rainbow flag are the trans, bi, and intersex flags – the first time the intersex flag has been flown by a national parliament. Usually our flags #OnTheForecourt welcome international visitors, but today we’re flying the #LGBTI flags for the International Day […]

Stats NZ seeks feedback on sexual orientation framework

Stats NZ seeks feedback on sexual orientation framework

New Zealanders are being asked for their views on how sexual orientation should be thought about and measured to reflect our diverse society, Stats NZ said today. Feedback from the Stats NZ public consultation will guide development of a new statistical standard to report in a consistent way on how people identify their sexuality. “Stats […]

Law Change Expunging Historical Homosexual Offences Passes With Unanimous Support

Law Change Expunging Historical Homosexual Offences Passes With Unanimous Support

Parliament has changed the law so New Zealand men with historical homosexual convictions can have them wiped from their criminal records. Consensual sex between men aged 16 and over was decriminalised in 1986, but convictions for offences before that time remained on record and could appear in criminal history checks. The bill was introduced in […]

Get the NZ Falcons to the Bingham Cup 2018 – Give A Little Campaign

Get the NZ Falcons to the Bingham Cup 2018 – Give A Little Campaign

NZ Falcons are going to Amsterdam to represent New Zealand at the Bingham Cup and have created a Give A Little Campaign. The Bingham Cup is a biannual International competition. This is where almost 80 gay-inclusive rugby teams from around the world participate to win the Bingham Cup. This is well and truly the Gay […]

Camp Binch – Chris Packer – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Camp Binch – Chris Packer  – 9 to 12 May 2018 – Basement, Auckland

Well, the cat is out of the closet! Chris Parker’s CAMP BINCH is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as bro! Off the back of sell-out seasons of D.O.C-ing, Camping and No More […]

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Urzila Carlson Reckons You’re A Loser – 4 to 13 May 2018 – Auckland – Wellington

Multi award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian – URZILA CARLSON brings her brand-new comedy show LOSER to SKYCITY THEATRE, 4-5 May, Auckland, and TE AUAHA, 8-13 May, Wellington, WELLINGTON as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. “Marvellous subversiveness” – Theatreview “Effortlessly likeable… stream of belly-laughs” – The Age “Loser is almost always negative, Urzila […]

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar – an Auckland boys’ schools – built a new unisex toilet block to cater for transgender students in the future as it moves to gaining the Rainbow Tick. Headmaster Tim O’Connor speaking on Newstalk ZB said the concept came about when school officials realised young men want more privacy in school and public […]

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

Pardon Me Alan Turing – 1 to 4 March 2018 – Bats Theatre Wellington

On the 6th July in New Zealand and 31st January 2017 in the UK, gay men were posthumously pardoned under a new law, but is it that easy? Is this what these men deserve? An eccentric Alan Turing, flamboyant Oscar Wilde and their modern day prince, meet across the centuries to ask those very questions. […]

Jacinda Adern to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade

Jacinda Adern to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade

Jacinda Ardern will cut the last rainbow ribbon to start the Auckland Pride Parade tonight. Adern then will join the parade walking with the Labour Party. In the process she will make history as the 1st New Zealand Prime Minister to walk in the Auckland Pride Parade. Ardern was reported in the NZ Herald as […]


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