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Wellington Pride Festival – 8 March – 24 March 2019

Wellington Pride Festival – 8 March – 24 March 2019

Every year Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara celebrates the LGBTTQIA+ community with two weeks full of a diverse range of events, performances and activities organised by groups within the community. ​The timing of our 2019 festival coincides with the ILGA World Conference 18-22 March 2019 held at the Michael Fowler Centre. We look forward to […]

Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences: A Community-Based Study

Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences: A Community-Based Study

Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences 20 minute survey asks what support you have accessed in the past, how helpful you found it, what worked well for you, and what didn’t work so well. The experiences you share will help us to develop a resource for mental health professionals to guide their work with sex, sexuality, […]

Vodafone launches multi-country programme to help attract and support LGBT+ talent

Vodafone launches multi-country programme to help attract and support LGBT+ talent

Vodafone is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment where everyone is respected with the development of a new programme following the results of an independently run survey. Vodafone commissioned international research company Out Now to survey 3,000 LGBT+ youth across 15 countries and multiple industries with enlightening results. Vodafone New Zealand worked […]

Pride Pledge – Queenstown

Pride Pledge – Queenstown

The pride pledge is an initiative which aims to raise visibility for safe space in our communities. The focus is to raise awareness of the values of safety, inclusiveness, and health for all LGBTTQ+ (rainbow) people. All people can participate in this: whether you are a rainbow person or not, as we all can make […]

Petition: Ban Gay Conversion Therapy in New Zealand

Petition: Ban Gay Conversion Therapy in New Zealand

Sign the Petition now calling for a ban on gay conversion thearpy. Often called gay conversion therapy, it’s illegal in some parts of the world, but not in New Zealand. “Therapy” is being offered to “cure” people who find themselves attracted to the same sex, where their attraction is contrary to their own religious beliefs. […]

Rainbow Tick for IAG a first for general insurance

Rainbow Tick for IAG a first for general insurance

IAG New Zealand has become the first general insurer in Aotearoa to be certified with the Rainbow Tick. The Rainbow Tick is a programme designed to ensure an organisation is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity. The certification was awarded to IAG at a ceremony this […]

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 […]


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