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GRIND: A Short Film – Give A Little

GRIND: A Short Film – Give A Little

GRIND is a story of anxiety and insecurity run rampant as an underweight, insecure but stubborn young gay man named Kaleb obtains a gym membership and hires a personal trainer to improve his physique. Although initially unsuccessful in negotiating the labyrinth of exercise machines and intimidating body masses, with the help of his patient personal […]

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 […]

Auckland Pride AGM – 30 July 2018

Auckland Pride AGM – 30 July 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Auckland Pride Festival Incorporated will be held at 6pm on Monday 30 July 2018 at Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. The Board of Auckland Pride invites all members of our communities to attend the AGM. At an AGM you can expect: • Reports from the Chair, Treasurer […]

New Zealand LGBTI Awards Organisers Respond to Community Concerns

New Zealand LGBTI Awards Organisers Respond to Community Concerns

New Zealand LGBTI Awards organisers have responded to the controversy around their award night. We have heard elements of the LGBTI community loud and clear. The perception that there is a lack of (cont) https://t.co/0vvXB8ojRt — New Zealand LGBTI Awards (@lgbti_nz) July 4, 2018 We have heard elements of the LGBTI community loud and clear. […]

Concerns Over LGBTI Awards

Concerns Over LGBTI Awards

The New Zealand LGBTI Awards was planned to be a awards night to celebrate the rainbow community. Now questions are been raised about the organisation of this event. Stuff reported that Nine LGBTI organisations have sent a letter to event organisers expressing concern about their sudden arrival in New Zealand and pitch for hard-fought corporate […]

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 […]

LGBT+ in STEM NZ

LGBT+ in STEM NZ

The STEM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) often still face the difficulties of improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This is especially difficult when it comes to the LGBT+ community as they are often overlooked, partly due to the fact that sexuality and gender identity are hidden characteristics writes Callum Smith on LinkedIn. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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