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Poll finds support for Same Sex Marriages

Under New Zealand law same sex couples can have their relationship recognised in law by entering a civil union. Same sex partners cannot marry. Recently, the State of New York made it possible for same sex partners to marry, which created some interest here in New Zealand. Research New Zealand asked a question in their […]

Commission to study church’s position on ordination of gay priests

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has decided to set up a commission to study and summarize its findings on whether openly gay and lesbian people should be ordained as Anglican priests. The commission is expected to complete its work and report to the church’s 2014 General Synod/te Hinota Whanui. At its […]

Help Blake Skjellerup Skate For Gold

The GABA Charitable Trust has opened a special Bank Account to help speed skater Blake Skjellerup, NZ’s only out and proud Olympian Athlete, raise funding for training for his bid for Gold in 2014. Blake has been skating for 15 years, competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and 8 World Championships. Blake Skjellerup […]

Human Rights site launched on anniversary of gay law reform

New Zealand’s sexual and gender diverse communities are today celebrating the launch of a new website showcasing the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames Human Rights Conference, twenty-five years to the day after the Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed by New Zealand’s parliament. Information from speakers and workshops that involved people from New Zealand and Australia, the […]

Gay-dar billboard damaged

Gay-dar billboard damaged

No sooner had the Gay-dar billboard been erected by St Matthew’s in the city when someone decided to vandalise it. Obviously some people think that vandalising a billboard will end the debate. The one good thing to come from the damage to the billboard is that it will result in more publicity for St Matthew’s […]

St Matthew’s supports gay priests

St Matthew’s supports gay priests

St Matthew’s in the City latest billboard campaign is drawing attention to the Anglican Church in New Zealand refusing to consider any candidate for ordination who is gay or lesbian and in a committed relationship. Vicar Glynn Cardy was reporting as saying to the Stuff Newsite that St Matthew’s has had enough of New Zealand […]

25th Anniversary Of Homosexual Law Reform

25th Anniversary Of Homosexual Law Reform

“This day will be remembered as a sad and sickening day for New Zealand”, was John Banks’ response in Parliament to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill on the 9th July 1986. To mark the 25th anniversary of Law Reform, PrideNZ.com is making available online dramatic audio and photographs from the period. The […]

NZ Herald asks do you support same-sex marriage?

NZ Herald asks do you support same-sex marriage?

The NZ Herald asked Labour’s Jacinda Ardern and National’s Nikki Kaye: Do you support same-sex marriage? Jacinda Ardern commented that: In 2004, I paid the tiniest of prices to support a really important issue; $20 to be precise. That’s how much one thousand people paid to have their names included in a full page ad […]

Kevin Hague Speaks Out for LGBT Youth

In this video, from the General Debate in Parliament today, Green MP Kevin Hague, who is openly gay, speaks on the subject of bullying of GLBT youth. He challenges Prime Minister John Key to do more. It’s also actually one of the few times in the current Parliament that an MP has addressed GLBT issues. […]

No Prince allowed at the ball

Father Paul Martin, St Patrick’s College’s rector, told student Malcolm Pimentel, a pupil he will not be allowed to attend the school ball this weekend if he wants to bring another boy as his date. Fr Martin was reported as saying that the school had a policy in place that did not allow ”old boys” […]

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