Gender

Microsoft Donates US$50,000 To RainbowYOUTH

Microsoft Donates US$50,000 To RainbowYOUTH

Microsoft has donated US$50,000 to RainbowYOUTH as part of their international pride campaign. As part of this campaign Microsoft has donated US$250,000 to LGBTQI+ and racial justice organisations internationally, with the other organisations being: Outright Action International Know Your Rights Camp Campaign Against Homophobia Colombia Diversa You can check out their campaign here RainbowYOUTH is […]

Rūrangi – Whānau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival – 24 July –2 August, 2020

Rūrangi – Whānau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival – 24 July –2 August, 2020

Offering genuine representation for Aotearoa’s gender-diverse community both on screen and off, local series Rūrangi is set to have its world premiere as part of Whānau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival, running 24 July –2 August, 2020. Rūrangi will make history as the first web-series to feature in the Festival’s celebrated programme, and as […]

IDAHOT: NGO Coalition on Human Rights calls for Protection of LGBTQI Rights

IDAHOT: NGO Coalition on Human Rights calls for Protection of LGBTQI Rights

17 May 2020 marked the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The day is marked worldwide to raise awareness on the discrimination and human rights violations faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community. In line with this year’s theme, the Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights (NGOCHR) stands in […]

Do Good Tees Podcast: An Incomplete Guide To Rainbow Parenting

Do Good Tees Podcast: An Incomplete Guide To Rainbow Parenting

Check out Do Good Tees Podcast Okay, you’re a good parent, but when it comes to gender diversity and sexuality, you don’t know your Heteronormatives from your Non-Binaries. But now your kid has changed their name and wants their personal pronoun to be they and them, and you just don’t get it. You’re not alone. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff: Father’s moving tribute to murdered Zena Campbell

Stuff: Father’s moving tribute to murdered Zena Campbell

Chris Campbell, the father of Zena Campbell, thanked the crowd and gave a moving tribute to his daughter at the vigil at Civic Square on Tuesday night reported Stuff. About 100 people attended Tuesday’s vigil for Zena. The event opened with a karakia by takatāpui group Tīwhanawhana. A moment of silence was observed for Zena, […]

Christchurch Pride – Inclusion of Sex on Site Venue

Christchurch Pride – Inclusion of Sex on Site Venue

Christchurch Pride have confirmed that some people find the inclusion of a sex on site venue during pride week as an issue. They have put a post on facebook to explain this inclusion which has prompted some interesting discussion on the issues of sexuality and gender. Their post is below and the comments on it […]


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