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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

The Topp Twins And The Dolls

The Topp Twins And The Dolls

Discover the story behind the miniature dolls which come from Invercargill and were gifted by the Topp Twins to Te Papa. These might just be the ultimate Kiwiana tribute to two of New Zealand’s most popular characters – Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the creations of Lynda and Jools Topp – the Topp Twins. Read […]

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson – Pleased With Response to Folau

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson – Pleased With Response to Folau

Grant Robertson, Sport & Recreation Minister was reported in the NZ Herald as been pleased with the response to Folau’s recent comments. NZ Herald reported him as follows: As a gay man who played rugby at the community level, Robertson was encouraged by the public’s reaction to Instagram comments from Wallabies fullback Israel Folau that […]

Bingham Cup Results

Bingham Cup Results

The NZFalcons players at Bingham Cup Amsterdam combined with the Sydney Convicts tier 3 players to form the Southern Hemisphere Baa Baas. Results: Southern BaaBaas 12-13 Brighton Sea Serpents Southern BaaBaas 17-0 Portland Lumberjacks Southern BaaBaas 0-35 Les Coqs Festifs Bingham Cup Winners 2018: Sydney Convicts.

Queenstown Rainbow Crossing

Queenstown Rainbow Crossing

The Queenstown Rainbow Crossing has officially opened ahead of Winter Pride in September. The Otago Daily Times reported on the opening noting it was the first crossing in New Zealand just beating out the planned crossing in Wellington. Reporting from ODT notes that last night Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult officially opened Beach St’s new […]

Dame Topp Twins

Dame Topp Twins

Jools and Lynda Topp – the Topp Twins – were made Dame Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list; 14 years after being made Order members. Read more: Stuff: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/104404597/the-rebels-got-their-medals-topp-twins-jools-and-lynda-made-dames Newshub: Topp Twins made Dames in Queen’s Birthday Honours NZ Herald: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062902 Now to Love: The Topp Twins […]

Anglican Church Approves Possibility of Marriage Blessing

Anglican Church Approves Possibility of Marriage Blessing

The Anglican Church at their recent General Synod Te Hinota Whanui approved Motion 29 which opens the door slightly to recognising same-sex couples. The ruling means same-sex couples still can’t get married in an Anglican church, but they can now get a post-wedding blessing. However, that’s only if the bishop and diocese allow it – […]

Rower Robbie Manson – Lets Do Some Good

Rower Robbie Manson – Lets Do Some Good

Rower Robbie Manson was reported in Newshub as saying “In a way, [Folau] has almost done the LGBT community a favour.” Manson used the media opportunity to promote the Waterboy charity that helps kids facing tough times get the opportunity to play sport. “One of the key barriers that the Waterboy is targeting to break […]


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