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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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brazil

All Brisbane residents have been invited to come together this Friday for a memorial service to honour the victims of last week’s terror attack in Christchurch. Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a vigil for the victims of the shooting would be held at King George Square, outside Brisbane City Hall, from 5pm this Friday …

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Milo yiannopoulos hate speech facebook Australian visa banned individuals

Immigration Minister David Coleman has denied Milo Yiannopoulos an Australia visa over the right-wing troll’s “appalling” comments on the Christchurch mosque shooting. After the Department of Immigration initally recommended he be banned on character grounds, reports emerged that Coleman had intervened to grant Yiannopoulos the visa. Several Liberal MPs including Tim Wilson and One Nation …

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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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Jools and Lynda Topp

The Mardi Gras Strictly Kaftan Party is a pool party with a twist, hosted by Dame Jools and Dame Lynda Topp, real dames, and real twin sisters, a pair of yodelling farm girls from rural New Zealand. Wanda D’Parke spoke to the twins ahead of their return to Australia this Mardi Gras season. Dear Reader, …

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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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Pink performs on her beautiful trauma Australian tour

Two friends have spoken of their disappointment in the response of staff after they were the target of homophobic slurs at one of Pink’s New Zealand concerts. Chris Dutton and a friend told Stuff.co.nz they left the concert at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium early last Saturday after two other concertgoers harassed them for being gay. …

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