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Tracey Martin

NZ Government Confirms Gender Self ID Bill Remains “On Pause”

NZ's Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has confirmed that the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill will not be reintroduced before this year’s...
Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern Wins Gold Star for COVID-19, Still Failing on Conversion...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has led her country to the point where Coronavirus has been effectively eradicated and will see all local...
Georgina Beyer (1news.co.nz) Queen's Birthday Honours

‘Trailblazing’ Transgender Politician Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A former mayor who became the world's first openly transgender MP has been recognised in the New Zealand 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours for her...
HIV test vial

New Zealand HIV Cases Increase Ahead of COVID-19

After two years of declining numbers of HIV cases in New Zealand, there was a slight increase in 2019, but many of these cases...
Jack Panther

Lockdown Live: Queer Artist Jack Panther Discusses New Single ‘This Dream’

With the return of Lockdown Live tonight from 8 pm, New Zealand's up-and-coming Queer Star Jack Panther speaks about his new music, motivated by his partner, ahead...
Blood NZ

Petition to Allow Queer Men to Donate Blood in New Zealand

Two LGBT+ rights activists are calling on the Minister of Health David Clark to ease restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood in...
RY Chat

New Online Support Service Launched By NZ’s RainbowYOUTH

A new anonymous online support service for any person in Aotearoa aged 13-27 has been launched by RainbowYOUTH. The new chat support service aims to...
Disciple Pati

Kiwi Artist Disciple Pati Talks Lockdown, FAFSWAG & Being a Pacific...

With the return of Lockdown Live tonight from 8 pm, Disciple Pati chats about being a Pacific Music Awards nominee, and a FAFSWAG advocate ahead of her...

COVID-19: NZ Bar To Test What Post Lockdown Nightlife Looks Like

The "dummy run" of new COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions for bars to be held at a nightclub in Auckland's Viaduct looks set to go...
Rainbow Auckland

NZ Labour MPs Louisa Wall & Tamati Coffey To Join Rainbow...

With NZ still in Level 3 Lockdown, Rainbow Auckland has moved their May Monthly Mixer, featuring Labour Party MPs Louisa Wall and Tamati Coffey...