Health

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. […]

Stuff: Growing up trans in regional New Zealand

Stuff: Growing up trans in regional New Zealand

Stuff recently published a story on Growing up trans in regional New Zealand With the subtitle “He’s a teenager, he’s transgender and he lives in small-town New Zealand. Oliver Tapiki-Thorpe shares his story with Andre Chumko” Tapiki-Thorpe says the Kawerau community has been supportive. “Mostly people are very accepting.” Read the full story: Growing up […]

Cartier Trust Closes

Cartier Trust Closes

After 16 years, Karen Ritchie, the founder of the Cartier trust, announced that the Cartier trust would be closed. She explained to Express “Fortunately, today not many people are dying from HIV and as a result, the need for the Cartier Trust is reducing.” The trust was established in the memory of much-loved drag artist […]

Leitis in Waiting – Tonga

Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a […]

Marama Mullen – HIV Support and Advocacy

Marama Mullen – HIV Support and Advocacy

Listen to the Radio NZ Saturday Morning Interview with Marama Mullen. Marama Mullen (Ngatiawa ki Kapiti) contracted HIV from Peter Mwai in 1993. She was part of the case against him and had a long road to recovery in the wake of the trial and her diagnosis. Mullen co-founded INA – the Maori, Indigenous & […]

Stuff: Transgender Pasifika Women Tells Her Story

Stuff: Transgender Pasifika Women Tells Her Story

Torranice Campel of South Auckland, an Oranga Tamariki social worker, provides support to young transgender women and is a proud advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. She tells Stuff reporter Marlene Singh her story of when she was six-year-old boy that she was not born in the right body. “At school, I was fascinated by this […]

Evolve Education Fires HIV Positive Women

Evolve Education Fires HIV Positive Women

Evolve Education, an early childhood education company, told parents of children the daycare manager was HIV-positive to dispel any “fear” they might have over possible “danger” to their children. Evolve Education chief executive Mike Finlay was reported as saying this was so the parents were “fully informed of the absolute situation and, if anything, the […]

Fiona Clark: Living With AIDS (1988)

Fiona Clark: Living With AIDS (1988)

Living with AIDS (1988) published this year by Michael Lett is a suite of three books. The books are a facsimile of seminal photo albums produced by Clark in 1988. They were first exhibited at the Dowse Art Museum and are now in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa. The publication includes an essay by […]

Video: One Of Those Chats

NZAF and the Ending HIV campaign has launched a new video on UVL. Maintaining an Undetectable Viral Load for more than six months means HIV can’t be passed on through sex. It doesn’t mean you’re into sexbot roleplay – although that’s kind of hot. Learn more at www.endinghiv.org.nz/UVL

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018 – 20 May 2018

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018 – 20 May 2018

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is the oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world. Services will be held across New Zealand on Sunday 20th May 2018, so please pop along and show your support if you can. **Wellington** 4pm – Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, 4 Moncrieff St (off […]

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