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Ricky Devine-White

An Open Letter From Mr. Gay New Zealand 2018: Ricky Devine-White

It has taken me a day or two to ‘come down’ from the euphoria of winning the title of Mr. Gay New Zealand 2018....
MGNZ 2018 VOTE

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

Members of the public are now able to have their say and help in selecting the next Mr. Gay New Zealand who will represent...
Sam White

Anything Is Possible, Regardless Of Your Sexuality

Standing in the corner of a sweaty and dirty rugby changing room, surrounded by sixteen burly straight men dressed in ripped rugby shorts and...
Daniel Andersen

Acceptance In Yourself

The LBGT community have been apart of New Zealand society for a very long time, but that does not mean we are always accepted,...
rick devine-white

Being Gay Is Not The Only Thing That Defines You

I have applied to take on the responsibility of Mr. Gay New Zealand to show the community that although being gay is a big...
Jacob Angus

The Fight For Gender Identity

“Gender can be viewed as not something we ‘are’ but something we ‘become’.” Too often I am confronted on social media and in person around...
Cody Jarvie

It’s Not Weak To Speak

Our country is known for its beautiful landscape and rich diverse culture. Now we are starting to become known for one more thing. New Zealand...
William Stone

William Stone’s Call To Support The Youth

‘I'm gay’ Two very simple words but how a parent receives these words can be anything but simple. Many parents and families here in New Zealand...
Vincent McIvor

Expectations and Stereotypes – How Are They Affecting Our Rainbow Youth?

“But you don’t seem Gay?” “You can’t even tell your Gay” “You don’t act Gay though” I hear these statements way too often. It’s almost as if...
Eighteen-year-old Mike interviewing Carl Greenwood at Out in the Square 2010.

Do You Feel Like You’re At A Party That You Haven’t...

In February of 2009, I turned eighteen and decided that the best way to celebrate was to do all of the things I was...