Lgbtqia+

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.

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

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.

Here's 6 Re: stories to distract yourself from Covid

Sick of Covid already? Here's our antidote.

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.”

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.

In photos: What men feeling safe to be sensual looks like

“There was this really interesting sense of masculinity, but also complete vulnerability.”

Māori, disabled and sexually diverse people more likely to be victims of crime

The third annual New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey was released today. Here's what it said.

New resource helps Christian schools support rainbow students

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

Here’s eight stories about sex and pleasure for you

Just in time for international masturbation month, Re: has rounded up all of our pleasure stories.

Men tell us where they feel most and least masculine

The Masculinity Project is an exploration and documentation of what it means to be a man in Aotearoa

Men aren’t making women orgasm and that needs to change

Too many straight women aren’t reaching their potential for sexual pleasure. It's time to fix that.

Rainbow refugees come to NZ to find safety, but say the system is not built for them

New Zealand welcomes refugees who are persecuted in their home country for being part of the rainbow community. But the experience isn’t always a safe haven. 

Halloween…

Trans people tell us how they fell in love

We meet four gender diverse couples at locations in Tāmaki Makaurau that are special to them, and hear their swoon-worthy stories of how they met and…

Five laws and regulations that still discriminate against rainbow communities in NZ

Non-consensual surgeries on intersex children are still legal. Trans people still struggle to change the sex on their birth certificate. And blood donation criteria still discriminate…

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Gen Z are way less likely to be straight

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

Words by Baz Macdonald, infographics by Liam van Eeden.

Recent surveys from the…

Miss Arielle: New Zealand’s first trans beauty queen

Meet Miss Arielle Keil, New Zealand’s first transgender beauty pageant queen.

Petition to urgently ban conversion therapy in NZ is blowing up

Update Monday 22 February: The Government has announced it will bring forward the timeline to ban conversion therapy. “The Government has work underway to develop policy which…

Photo essay: an authentic school ball for rainbow communities

On Friday night in Auckland, people from all walks of life came together to relive their ball night. But this time, they actually felt comfortable to…

Photo essay: looks from Auckland’s Pride Gala

Every year at the start of Auckland’s Pride Festival, the city’s best-dressed get together for the opening night Gala. 

This year we went along and took some…

It’s now easier for gay men to donate blood, as long as you haven't had sex recently

As long as you haven’t had sex in the last three months.