Posts in tag

new zealand


lesbian couple auckland new zealand taryn kat pregnant rainbow families same-sex couple

A New Zealand lesbian couple who found out they’re both pregnant to the same sperm donor may give birth at the same time later this year. Kat Buchanan and fiancee Taryn Cumming knew they wanted children from the beginning of their two-year relationship. The Auckland couple told the Daily Mail they originally planned to wait …

ivf frozen sperm storage sperm bank hiv stock photo

New Zealand charities have launched the world’s first “HIV positive sperm bank” in an bid to reduce the stigma experienced by those living with the virus. Sperm Positive has started with three male donors from across New Zealand who are living with HIV but have an undetectable viral load. This does not cure the virus …

new zealand restaurant homophobic backlash

A New Zealand restaurant has enjoyed “an overwhelming outpouring of support” after a tourist was told locals avoid it because it’s owned by an American gay couple. Tourist Alexia Black wrote on Facebook she and her wife were told by a nearby shopkeeper to avoid restaurant and tapas bar Saluté in Greytown, Wairarapa. “We were …

israel folau rugby australia court case court documents religious freedom fair work

Israel Folau has unknowingly donated to an LGBTIQ youth charity thanks to an Auckland restaurant. Vegan restaurant Gorilla Kitchen wrote on their Facebook page that Folau and his wife Maria dined with them earlier this month. After Folau’s new anti-gay sermon last week, the restaurant said they had decided to donate the couple’s payment to …

same sex attraction lesbian women gay men new zealand nz study

A University of Auckland study has revealed same-gender attraction is far more common among New Zealand women than men. The results released last week revealed the 2014/15 study collected data from over 10,000 people aged between 16-74. The researcher’s reports covered heterosexual sex, heterosexual behaviour, sexual orientation as well as contraception, pregnancy planning, and STI’s. …

new zealand government prime minister Jacinda ardern gay conversion therapy

The New Zealand parliament has been criticised for delaying a ban on dangerous “gay conversion therapy” over “religious freedom” fears. “Conversion therapy” refers to harmful and debunked practices to change or suppress sexual orientation or gender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. Over 20,000 people signed petitions calling on the New Zealand government to ban …

Tāmati Coffey new zealand baby parliament gay

New Zealand MP Tāmati Coffey is clearly proud of his husband of more than ten years, Tim Smith, and their young son Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey. Photos of Trevor Mallard, the Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament, holding and feeding the baby have made headlines around the world. Ilhan Omar, outspoken member of the US Congress, joyfully shared …

new zealand prime minister jacinda ardern auckland pride parade transgender funding

The New Zealand government will address a decades-long wait for gender-affirming surgeries with an extra NZ$3 million in funding. Previously, the government only funded two operations a year, with 163 people on the 50-year waiting list. The increase of $3 million over four years will allow 14 more people to get surgeries each year. “This …

canterbury crusaders rugby team

New Zealand rugby team the Canterbury Crusaders have denied players were involved in an alleged homophobic incident at a restaurant in South Africa last weekend. South African local Alexandros Paterimos made the allegations on Instagram on Sunday. He alleged the players “physically intimidated” and mocked them with “homophobic slurs limp wrist gestures and adopted high …

Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

A global network of LGBTIQ organisations from around the world have called for global decriminalisation of sex work to address discrimination and stigma against sex workers, including those who identify as LGBTIQ. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a global network representing more than 1,500 LGBTIQ organisations from around the …

1 2 3 4