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New Zealand Election: LGBT+ Policy Agenda, What the Parties Say

As all eyes are on the United States Presidential Election at the moment, many may not have registered that New Zealand polls close soon,...
Joan Bellngham as a nurse suffered electroshock therapy

Trainee Nurse Suffered 12 Years of Electroshock Therapy for Being Gay

A former trainee nurse has spoken of suffering through 12 years of electroshock therapy and a concoction of drugs, for being gay. Joan Bellingham, now...
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Vincent Van Gogh Shines Amidst Shipping Containers and the Night Sky

A misunderstood genius is the way Vincent Van Gogh exists in the public imagination and now thousands of works from the Dutch post-impressionist artist...
NZ Census

New Zealand Census to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

For the first time, the New Zealand (NZ) Census will collect information about the rainbow community in the next edition due in 2023. Unlike in...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern amongst friends at the Auckland Pride Parade - Source: Maria Ligaya http://www.marialigayaphotography.com

Jacinda Ardern Joins Global Pride Lineup From Asia Pacific

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just been announced as the latest world leader to headline Global Pride on Saturday as Asia Pacific...
Viral Facebook AIDS Foundation posts

Viral Facebook Post Targets AIDS Foundation Call Centre

A Facebook post that promises a $10 phone credit is causing havoc for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF). The post, which encourages users to...
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...
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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...

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