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Prashant Bhatia

Bilateral Hate: Fighting The Enemy Within

“No South Asians and no Asians. I am not racist, that’s just my preference”; “I am not into Fatties, Fems or Oldies… not my type”; “Trans...

Defeating Social Exclusion

I am beyond lucky to have some amazing, beautiful, yet supportive people in my life now that I could not imagine being without, but...
Johann De Joodt

Turning My Scars Into Stars

Having spent 18 years in Conversion Therapy, fighting my sexuality, and trying to fit in with the world of dichotomy, I reached my tipping...
Nick Francis - 2019 Mr Gay New Zealand (Instagram)

An Open Letter From Mr. Gay New Zealand 2019: Nick Francis

Talofa, Kia ora, Malo e Lelei, First and foremost, I would love to thank my aiga/family and friends for their continuous support, love and words...

Persons of Interest in Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack, Released

Two people being questioned in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been released but the information police have gained may point towards Smollett...
Lun Tan

Discrimination, Our Lack of Infrastructure to Support Our Community and to...

We all have a similar situation, you’ve been working for some time in an awesome company. The boss thinks highly of your work ethics...

A story of PRIDE

Being yourself is not always easy, and I’m sure many of the LGBTQ+ whanau can relate, having to come out every day depending on...

Who’s Your Pick? Voting For Mr. Gay New Zealand 2019 Opens

It's official, the voting portal is now live, meaning that this is your chance to help select who will be chosen to represent New Zealand,...
Nick Francis

Depression, A Word No One Wants To Speak About

Depression, we never talked about it or if it was brought up it would be brushed off as nothing. I almost didn’t write about...
Josiah Pasikale

Surviving Conversion Therapy

Believe it or not, Christian gay conversion therapy worked for me. But probably not in the way my therapist, pastors or grief-stricken parents hoped...