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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has happily accepted his status as a gay icon, saying he’s “all for” tackling discrimination through storytelling. Jackman visited an Auckland university on Wednesday, where he sang with students and announced his upcoming world tour The Man. The Music. The Show. On the tour, the 50-year-old will perform songs from The Greatest Showman, …

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A gay journalist has opened up about being attacked by homophobic thugs in Auckland last weekend, during the city’s annual Pride celebrations. Aziz Al-Sa’afin, a reporter and producer for New Zealand morning talk show The AM Show, told the program he and a friend were attacked while out in Auckland on Saturday night, just as …

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Auckland Pride Festival drag queens

Several major supporters and sponsors have pulled out of New Zealand’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police officers from marching in uniform. Two weeks ago, the Auckland Pride Board announced they would not allow police officers to march in uniform at their next parade in February next year, because they do not “currently meet …

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Openly Gay Priest

A community’s prayers have been answered with Reverend Chris Swannell making history as the first New Zealander in an openly gay relationship to become an Anglican priest. Rev Swannell, who owns a boutique lodge at Russell’s Orongo Bay with his partner, the wine and travel writer Michael Hooper, led his first service at Christ Church …

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Warning: confronting content A New Zealand pastor who has repeatedly called for the death penalty for gay people has said he’s moved to Brisbane to start a new church. Logan Robertson founded Auckland’s independent Westcity Bible Baptist Church in 2014, which reportedly only has a congregation of 42 members. Robertson was investigated by New Zealand …

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