LGBTQIA+

'Horrifying' some think trans women will ruin women's sport - athlete

Mountain biker Kate Weatherly's comments follow FINA's adoption of a new "gender inclusion policy".

Gen Z are way less likely to be straight

"There is a sexual revolution happening and Gen Z are at the heart of it."

Rainbow Youth Tauranga building gutted in suspicious fire

“Our heart breaks for rainbow communities in Tauranga waking up to this news this morning.”

Opinion: Rebel Wilson didn’t come out of the closet, she was pushed

"Irresponsible, salacious, and frankly shameful."

It’s 2022, do queer people still need to come out?

‘It was more about me accepting and embracing myself fully’

Greymouth’s pink church vandalised with homophobic, antisemitic graffiti

In a statement, police said the building was vandalised in the early hours of Thursday, June 2.

These teens want gender neutral bathrooms in all NZ high schools

“I have to disgender myself when I can’t use a gender neutral bathroom.”

Why I had an abortion: Young NZers share their stories

Despite abortion being decriminalised, it remains a divisive topic in New Zealand.

New study aims to remove barriers for gay blood donation

1 in 2 takatāpui with HIV was living with their HIV infection undiagnosed.

Half of rainbow youth don’t find their therapist helpful

Sixteen percent of young people in Aotearoa identify as part of the rainbow community.

Govt launches new consent, gender and sexuality resources for schools

The new resources include information about consent, digital safety, and healthy relationships.

Aotearoa finally bans conversion therapy

There were 112 MPs who voted in favour of the bill and eight against it.

Conversion therapy will soon be illegal in New Zealand, at last

While it's a step in the right direction, some people say the bill doesn’t go far enough.

Bill to ban conversion practices passes second hurdle

The proposed law to ban conversion practices has passed its second reading in Parliament on Tuesday.

Takatāpui share their identities through public art

Posters across Tāmaki Makaurau will feature the works of Takatāpui artists for all to see from Feb 6

Big Gay Out 2022 cancelled due to Omicron threat

Big Gay Out has been cancelled due to the threat of a potential Omicron outbreak in the community.

A near-fatal accident gave me the courage to tell my family I was trans | Young and Aumangea

Mason broke his neck after diving into a pool at 18. In the documentary Young and Aumangea, we see him five years after his accident, and…

Discrimination is putting LGBTIQ+ at risk of homelessness

 Takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people in Aotearoa face a higher risk of homelessness due to discrimination, according to new research. 

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, interviewed…

Why changing sex on your birth certificate matters

How trans and gender diverse communities feel about the passing of the BDMRR bill

New law makes it easier for gender diverse people to update the sex on their birth certificate

Previously people needed to prove to the Family Court they had irreversible medical treatment.

LGBTQIA+ competency questions now included in medical school interviews

The questions will assess knowledge of health issues for LGBTQIA+ communities.

NZ's secret 1970s queer scene: photos by Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark's work provides valuable insight into the queer experience of 1970s Aotearoa.

83% of trans or non-binary people have the incorrect gender on their birth certificate. A proposed…

A look into proposed law changes to Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act.

‘I didn’t want sex without drugs, and I used drugs to find sex’

A young man tells us about his experience in the chemsex scene

Conversion therapy will be banned, with sentence of up to 5 years’ imprisonment

“There are so many people that will have their lives changed because of this.”

Growing up trans in rural NZ: My first school ball

"I’ve always known who I am.”

Chants, cheers, and a vogue circle - the Wellington trans rights protest in photos

“Trans Rights are Human Rights” - the Wellington trans rights protest in photos.

A billboard in Wellington was part of a ‘dehumanising’ campaign against trans people, activists say

The billboard was removed less than 24 hours later after receiving complaints.

Should straight people go to gay bars | School for Straights

“For some people, these safe spaces like clubs are their only spaces."

New resource helps Christian schools support rainbow students

The booklet explains how the Bible can be understood in rainbow-affirming ways.