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Sweat with Pride – August 2020

It’s outrageous that, in 2020 in Aotearoa, our LGBTQI+ communities have worse health outcomes than their straight peers. Stigma and discrimination lead to higher rates of mental health issues and even suicide. And then there are the physical illnesses – STIs like syphilis and HIV are disproportionately affecting our community. Our gay and bi guys […]

Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words – 24 to 26 July 2020

Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words – 24 to 26 July 2020

Aotearoa’s only LGBTQI+ literary festival, Same Same but Different, is excited to announce a special online winter talk series later this month. From July 24-26th, Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words pairs up fascinating queer writers for five fantastic online conversations. The sessions are all free and being held thanks […]

Vodafone NZ proud to be recertified with Rainbow Tick

Vodafone NZ proud to be recertified with Rainbow Tick

Vodafone New Zealand is proud to have been recertified with the Rainbow Tick for another year. This is the organisation’s third year with the certification. The Rainbow Tick is awarded to organisations that successfully demonstrate it is supportive, inclusive and encouraging of the rainbow community. Chris Kolston, Vodafone’s Rainbow Whānau Lead, says, “This year was […]

Auckland Pride Announce Fundraiser For Aotearoa’s BIPOC Queer And Trans Community

Auckland Pride Announce Fundraiser For Aotearoa’s BIPOC Queer And Trans Community

Auckland Pride has released a fundraising campaign, Where It Matters, to support queer and trans creatives responding to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the arts industry. Auckland Pride is putting its support where it matters, and supporting initiatives so that queer and trans BIPOC (black, indigenous, and all people of colour) communities in […]

Schools PRIDE Week 2020 – 24-28 August 2020

InsideOUT is planning a National Schools PRIDE Week in 2020! This will be an opportunity for schools to celebrate and support their rainbow communities, in whatever way works best for their school. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the campaign has been postponed from June to August, however expect Pride week to run in June in future […]

Rainbow Writing Competition | Whakataetae Tuhituhi

Rainbow Writing Competition | Whakataetae Tuhituhi

This year Out on the Shelves Inside Out – will be running a rainbow writing competition as part of their campaign. To get involved, submit a piece of writing that features a rainbow experience. That could mean focussing the piece on a rainbow character or exploring rainbow themes, as long as there is a strong […]

Viral Facebook post targets NZ AIDS Foundation call centre

Viral Facebook post targets NZ AIDS Foundation call centre

A Facebook post that promises a $10 phone credit is causing havoc for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. The post, which encourages users to call an 0800 number to receive the credit, has resulted in hundreds of calls to an NZAF helpline over the past 24 hours – creating extra work for staff, and blocking […]

Marae TV: Gee Pikinga

Marae TV: Gee Pikinga

Marae TV latest video is about Gee Pikinga – take the time to discover this wonderful person. Me uaua ka tutaki i te tangata pēnei te momo. Kua tau te noho i tona kiri ahakoa pai mai, ahakoa kino mai. Nōku te tino waimarie ka noho māua ko Gee hei tuakana, teina. Very seldom you […]

Human Rights Commission issues report on “rainbow” human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Human Rights Commission issues report on “rainbow” human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.

People of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or sex characteristics (SOGIESC) continue to suffer in New Zealand from discrimination when it comes to basic human rights like access to quality healthcare, education and work. The “Prism” report issued today by the Human Rights Commission details six human rights issues related to people of […]


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