Politics

New Zealand Parliament the first in the world to fly the intersex flag

New Zealand Parliament the first in the world to fly the intersex flag

On 17 May 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia Alongside the rainbow flag are the trans, bi, and intersex flags – the first time the intersex flag has been flown by a national parliament. Usually our flags #OnTheForecourt welcome international visitors, but today we’re flying the #LGBTI flags for the International Day […]

Heroes Rugby Team Response To Israel Folau

Heroes Rugby Team Response To Israel Folau

A statement on behalf of the Heroes Rugby Team regarding the recent comments made by Israel Folau. Israel Folau has been in the press recently due to comments he has made on his social media to his thousands of followers about “Gods plan for homosexuals”. He was asked a direct question and answered according to […]

Violet Tour: LGBTI Rainbow Walk Tour Through Wellington – 6 May 2018

Violet Tour: LGBTI Rainbow Walk Tour Through Wellington – 6 May 2018

Join Walk Tours NZ and Pridenz.com on this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths, although there is a section where we will take the steps down from Parliament to The Terrace and then from The Terrace down steps to Lambton […]

Israel Folau – Can He Enter the Kingdom of God?

Israel Folau – Can He Enter the Kingdom of God?

Israel Folau (a Wallabies rugby star) has been in the news for saying “all gays will go to hell”. The funny thing is of course is that Folau is a very wealthy man managing to buy a small house in Sydney in 2015 for a cool million or 2 which has some interesting implications about […]

Wiping Historical Homosexual Convictions – Application Details

Wiping Historical Homosexual Convictions – Application Details

While consensual sex between men aged 16 and over has been legal in New Zealand since 1986, men with historical homosexual convictions can face ongoing stigma and prejudice. The Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018 came into force on 10 April 2018. It sets up a scheme to expunge (wipe) […]

Law Change Expunging Historical Homosexual Offences Passes With Unanimous Support

Law Change Expunging Historical Homosexual Offences Passes With Unanimous Support

Parliament has changed the law so New Zealand men with historical homosexual convictions can have them wiped from their criminal records. Consensual sex between men aged 16 and over was decriminalised in 1986, but convictions for offences before that time remained on record and could appear in criminal history checks. The bill was introduced in […]

Stephen Berry ACT Party – Pharmac’s anti-HIV drug subsidy is an own goal for LGBT

Stephen Berry ACT Party – Pharmac’s anti-HIV drug subsidy is an own goal for LGBT

Stephen Berry writing in The Spinoff asks with Truvada costing $900 a month, should Pharmac be subsidising it when generics are available for just $1 a day? Berry’s key points are: It is expensive – $900 a month versus generic PrEP at a cost of $1 a day ( NZAF suggest import cost of $50 […]

Justice Committee: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

Justice Committee: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

The Justice Committee has reported on the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill & Petition 2014/69 of Wiremu Demchick and 2,111 others. Compensation was noted as a point of difference from submissions received. The Justice Committee recommended that no compensation be paid as per Section 22 of the bill with the […]

Rainbow Crossing planned for Wellington

Rainbow Crossing planned for Wellington

Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington City, announced on the eve of the Wellington Pride Parade a Rainbow Crossing will be installed later this year in Wellington City. This Rainbow Crossing, which will be installed on Cuba/Dixon Streets is something Wellington City Council have been working on for a while and has strong community support. Stuff: […]

International Women’s Day & #Suffrage125 – Social Media Posts

International Women’s Day & #Suffrage125 – Social Media Posts

Some highlights from Social Media on International Women’s Day and the celebration of 125 years since women were granted the right to vote – #Suffrage125 It’s #InternationalWomensDay! Today we’re remembering trailblazing NZ women, like NZ’s 1st woman MP, Elizabeth Reid McCombs #Suffrage125 #HeTohu https://t.co/snXWvNvqZw — Archives New Zealand (@ArchivesNZ) March 7, 2018 Happy International Women’s […]


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