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Domestic Winter Pride Planned

Domestic Winter Pride Planned

Today Winder Pride are excited to announce that under the Alert Level 2 restrictions a domestic only Winter Pride festival is possible and they  have started to think about what that can look like. NOTE, we are NOT at Alert Level 2 yet, but remain optimistic for a move within the coming weeks. The dates […]

Winter Pride Needs your help: Sign the petition and share

Winter Pride Needs your help: Sign the petition and share

Winter Pride today  have launched a petition to Tourism New Zealand to Show us the Rainbow and ‘re-imagine’ tourism in NZ! Why? New Zealand is arguably asleep at the wheel on what could be one of the biggest Tourism recovery opportunities in front of us – Rainbow (LGBT+) Tourism. Winter Pride is one of the […]

Mr Gay New Zealand 2020 prepares for Mr Gay World in lockdown

Mr Gay New Zealand 2020 prepares for Mr Gay World in lockdown

Despite the postponement of Mr Gay World 2020 due to the global pandemic, Mr Gay New Zealand 2020 Liam Reid, has not let the lockdown halt his preparations ahead of the competition set to be held in South Africa once the pandemic is under control Read what Liam tells gay nation about the 5 steps […]

NZ Blood Service – Time to Update the Rules

NZ Blood Service – Time to Update the Rules

The New Zealand Blood Service recently pleaded for Kiwis to continue donating blood during the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure supplies do not run out. As a medical doctor, I have seen firsthand the absolute necessity of a secure supply of blood donations to keep us, the New Zealand public, alive when we fall ill. Despite […]

LGBT Support during Covid-19 Lockdown

LGBT Support during Covid-19 Lockdown

With the current Covid-19 lockdown many LGBT members are now in lockdown with their family or maybe with limited support as they are living alone or many variations between. Check the RNZ story online for more details If you are seeking support there are a number of support agencies working online or via phone including: […]

NZAF: Casual sex on hold during COVID-19 lockdown

NZAF: Casual sex on hold during COVID-19 lockdown

As the country moves to alert level 4, NZAF warns against breaking the requirements of the lockdown to engage in casual or anonymous sex. “The lockdown is in place to keep transmissions of COVID-19 as low as possible and to protect vulnerable members of our communities,” says NZAF CEO Dr Jason Myers. “People should not […]

Outline: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Our Services

Outline: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Our Services

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about the raised alert level due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff and volunteers will be working from home until the alert level is decreased. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us and we are checking in with them to make […]

Cook Island’s First Ever Pride Day Postponed Indefinitely

Cook Island’s First Ever Pride Day Postponed Indefinitely

This month’s Cook Islands Pride Day will not go ahead as a precautionary measure to manage the risk of coronavirus transmission. While there are no cases of COVID-19 in the Cook Islands, organisers of the event have made a decision to put their plans on hold indefinitely. “I’m sure people will understand the reasons for […]

RNZ: Strong Pacific voice at pride march

An estimated 7000 people took part in the Auckland pride march on Saturday 8th Feb including a strong Pacific presence. Now called OurMarch, the event focussed on inequities still experienced in the rainbow community around New Zealand and the Pacific. Read the full story on RNZ

Auckland Pride Decision Supported at SGM

The Auckland Pride Board survived a no-confidence vote at the Thursday SGM by 52 votes (325 against, 273 for). The result means the board remains, however, highlights the major divisions which remain. One the positives of this discussion is the visibility of issues been faced by marginalised groups in Rainbow Communities has increased. Now the […]

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