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Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Gender Affirmation policy introduced for staff and students

Unitec Gender Affirmation Policy first of its kind among tertiary providers in recognition of both staff and students who undertake a gender affirmation process while they are working or studying. The policy aims to support people as they go through the social and medical processes needed to match their gender identity, and covers such elements […]

Police launch one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for Pride Parade

Police launch one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for Pride Parade

New Zealand Police have launched a specially designed one-of-a-kind Rainbow police car for this year’s Pride Parade and the associated Pride festival week events. The Rainbow car has been created to mark NZ Police’s commitment to diversity and to acknowledge the important relationship between Police and New Zealand’s Rainbow community. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says […]

International Stars Headline New Zealand’s Biggest Queer Party – 17 February 2018

International Stars Headline New Zealand’s Biggest Queer Party – 17 February 2018

Auckland Pride’s official closing celebration is Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest LGBTIQ+ party! For the very first time, PROUD is taking over all levels of the state-of-the-art, multi-room Q Theatre venue – including a purpose-built outdoor courtyard and party entrance in the Lower Greys Avenue car park. Featuring in-demand international DJ Dan Slater, original NYC rapper […]

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation applauds PHARMAC’s decision to become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – meaning those at high risk of HIV have another way to protect themselves. From 1 March 2018, Gilead Sciences’ drug Truvada will be available to eligible patients […]

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition – 17 February 2018 – Wellington

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re naked! Get ready to fuck the cis-tem, the patriarchy and the heteronormative power structures that be, one piece of literature at a time. Gird your loins – it’s Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition! The show is exactly what is sounds like – completely naked women reading literature aloud. It’s […]

Homophobic Abuse at Cricket One Day International

Homophobic Abuse at Cricket One Day International

By PaddyBriggs (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Radio NZ has reported that Amy Ross and her partner were subject to homophobic abuse and more by a group of men aged mostly in their 30’s and 40’s. Amy Ross was reporting as saying New Zealand Cricket had responded to the situation well. Its public […]

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Wigging Out – 27 February to 3 March 2018 – Auckland

Who better to peer into the world of female friendships than two men in wigs? Wigging Out sees Thomas Sainsbury (the more popular Paula Bennett) and Hamish Russell (Drag Wars 2016 winner) don a couple of wigs and sashay onto the Basement Theatre stage Feb 27th to March 3rd, as part of the Auckland Fringe […]

PrideNZ.com: Chechnya Vigil

PrideNZ.com: Chechnya Vigil

PrideNZ.com has uploaded the audio from the Chechnya Vigil held outside the Russian embassy in Wellington. The candlelight vigil was organised to show solidarity with the people who have reportedly been rounded up in Chechnya because of their gay or bisexual orientation (or perceived sexual orientation) and then detained in concentration-like prisons. Some of these […]


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