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LGBTI Rights in New Zealand


ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

LGBTI groups condemn terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques

LGBTI advocacy groups around the world have condemned Friday’s terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that have left at least 49 people dead. Express, an LGBTI newspaper in Auckland,…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

30,000 sign petition against gender diversity teaching in New Zealand

More than 30,000 people in New Zealand have signed a parliamentary petition against teaching gender diversity in the country’s schools. ‘I believe that endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT Pride and dating: How bisexual women face stigma and hostility in relationships

A new study reveals many "bisexual-plus" Kiwi women feel misunderstood and invalidated when dating. Auckland University of Technology's Tara Pond is the first New Zealand academic to analyse in-depth the lives and romantic relationships of bisexual-plus women…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

NZ told to improve human rights of LGBTQI people

For the first time ever during a universal periodic review, United Nations member states have made specific recommendations for New Zealand to improve the human rights of LGBTQI communities. Justice Minister Andrew…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2018

New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from marching in uniform. Auckland pride…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Decriminalize Homosexuality in the Pacific Islands

Momentum is gathering for greater equality for LGBTI people in the Pacific Islands, especially because the situation is deteriorating there. A coalition of LGBTI advocates have come together to start a petition to push…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2018

Gay and Inclusive Rugby Team a Haven for Marginalized Players

Bastian Tremblay ended his rugby-playing days when a family member told him their team could not find out he was gay. He loved the sport and had grown up in a "rugby family"…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

New Zealand Gay Rights Activists Demand Compensation Over Convictions

Gay rights advocates are gearing up to fight the New Zealand government for compensation for men convicted of homosexual crimes. Last year justice minister Amy Adams apologised to hundreds of gay men who were…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Jacinda Arden Becomes First New Zealand PM to March in LGBT Pride

The ex-Mormon Prime Minister of New Zealand has become their first premiere to march at an LGBT pride parade. Jacinda Ardern, who became PM last year in a surprise election result, took…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2018

New Zealand Goose: How One Blind Bisexual Bird Became an Icon

A memorial is being held for a New Zealander who spent most of his life as a loving partner, caring father and an icon of the LGBT community. Thomas the goose died…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

First LGBTI Haka Team Has Eyes on Te Matatini

One of Aotearoa's first LGBTI haka groups is about to take centre stage at Pride Week in Auckland. But the team Ahakoa Te Aha is also looking to one day competing at the Tāmaki Makaurau regionals…

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