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LGBTI Rights in New Zealand


ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices

New Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering the impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

Misinterpretation of conversion therapy ban bill causing confusion in some churches

Concerns have been raised about how far the proposed legislation goes, and whether parents could be criminalised for having conversations with their children about their sexuality or gender identity. The Bill aims…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2021

New Zealand PM backs transgender weightlifter’s Olympic selection

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday defended the selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate over inclusion and fairness in…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2021

Intersex people on the importance of being understood, their inclusion in upcoming census

Usually the Queen's Birthday Honours have been divided into men and women, but this year for the first time, there's a third column after Mani Mitchell, who is intersex and non-binary. They…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Pacific leaders applauded in NZ’s New Year’s Honours list

NZ’s New Year’s Honours list has recognised the immense achievements of Pacific leaders after a challenging year. Thirteen Pacific leaders working across a diverse range of industries were honoured in this year’s…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

New Zealand, Britain ease rules on blood donations by gay men

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand and Britain became on Monday the latest countries to ease rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, as supply concerns caused by COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

New Zealand School Locked Down Over ‘Credible Threat’ To LGBT+ Student Community

New Zealand’s openly gay Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson has shown his support on social media toward a school in the Nation’s Capital that has been sent into lockdown following a “credible…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2020

HIV tests to be dispensed through vending machines, in first for NZ

In a first for New Zealand, at home self-administered HIV testing kits will be available for free through 'smart’ vending machines. The machines are a new innovation by the New Zealand AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2020

New Zealand’s Ardern taps LGBT, Maori MPs for trailblazing cabinet

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an "incredibly diverse" cabinet Monday that includes New Zealand's first openly gay deputy prime minister and a foreign minister with a Maori facial tattoo.…

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