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LGBTI Rights in New Zealand


ADDED ON: 08/05/2020

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month’s election. Nearly 1,000 people…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2020

Teacher reveals high price of coming out as gay in China

When he came out as gay, teacher Cui Le made local news headlines and was subject to censorship and surveillance by his university in southern China. It took years – and a…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

‘Safe But Not Safe’: Life As a Gay Man Between China and New Zealand

Arriving in New Zealand to start my doctorate in 2017, I immediately sensed it was a more welcoming environment for LGBT people than my home country. On my very first day at…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

‘A new kind of soft power’: Jacinda Ardern appears on cover of Time magazine

Jacinda Ardern has appeared on the cover of Time magazine ahead of the anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed by a gunman. New Zealand’s prime minister…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

‘Listen to our voices’: Pasifika protest over anti-gay laws at pride march

The ongoing criminalisation of homosexuality around Oceania was the focus for the Pacific community at Saturday's 7000 strong Rainbow Pride march in New Zealand's largest city. Now called Our-March, the march focusses…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2019

Conversion therapy: PM concerned about ‘vulnerable’ LGBT youth

The Prime Minister has expressed concern about "vulnerable" youth at risk of undergoing gay or trans conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is where people try to change lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled over-represented in Auckland homeless count

More than 3600 people were living without shelter or in temporary accommodation on one night in Auckland last year, and nearly 40 per cent of those were Māori. Figures released today from…

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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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