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LGBTI Rights in New Zealand


ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

New Zealand’s new deputy leader first gay man to hold role

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's new Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will be the country's first openly gay man to hold the role and is among a team of top…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

NEW ZEALAND BEATS UK, ELECTS ‘GAYEST’ PARLIAMENT

The big story out of the New Zealand elections is – yes, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s landslide win, but also that the country will get the gayest Parliament in the world. Eleven…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2020

Jacinda Ardern pledges gay conversion therapy ban if re-elected

Jacinda Ardern's Labour party has committed to banning gay conversion therapy if re-elected in New Zealand's 17 October election. In an interview with Express magazine, the 40-year-old Labour leader said she was…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2020

Cook Islands defers decision on decriminalising gay sex

As a child, Sonya Apa Temata was surrounded by unconditional love. The human rights advocate’s mother, Tuakana Apa Temata, was her number one supporter: “Her acceptance of my sexual orientation and that…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2020

Cooks Islands rainbow community lobbies for constitutional rights

The Cook Islands LGBT+ association is citing the country's Constitution as it seeks to stop laws discriminating against gay men. Section 64 of the Constitution protected people against discrimination, and guaranteed freedom…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2020

New Zealand: Young queer and trans people face growing housing barriers

RainbowYOUTH homelessness support worker Therese Go says they have seen an increase in referrals from social workers, nurses and school counsellors who are concerned the young Aucklanders they are working with are…

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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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