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Former New Zealand cricketer Heath Davis comes out as gay

Retired New Zealand cricketer Heath Davis has become his country’s first male international cricketer to come out as gay, twenty eight years after his debut. Davis played five Tests and 11 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand national cricket team the Black Caps. The pace bowler was picked to play for his country in …

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Drag Race Down Under queens have a sausage sizzle in first trailer

Stan has released the first full trailer for the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, premiering Saturday week. The new season starts streaming in Australia on Stan on July 30. Two weeks ago, the new lineup of Australian and New Zealand queens for season two was finally confirmed. Now in the new Drag …

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NZ Police officer speaks out after Pride police car sparks backlash

A New Zealand police officer has doubled down after a photo of a rainbow police car received “hateful” comments.  On Tuesday, Senior Constable Bryan Ward posted an image of himself in front of NZ Police’s rainbow police car. The rainbow police car was launched in 2018 for Pride Month. At the time, Police Commissioner Mike …

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New Zealand ‘conversion therapist’ vows to continue despite ban

A New Zealand Christian counsellor has vowed to continue offering LGBT “conversion” therapy to queer people to “repair and reawaken their heterosexuality” despite the country’s national ban. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. New Zealand passed a bill outlawing the practices in …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 airdate finally Ru-vealed

Stan has finally confirmed that RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 will arrive on Saturday, July 30. Filming on season 2 of the Australia/New Zealand spinoff wrapped in Auckland in February. And now we know the show will come to the Australian streaming service at the end of next month. Stan hasn’t yet confirmed …

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New Zealand’s Bethlehem College under fire for transphobic policies

A transgender student has survived a suicide attempt after their New Zealand Catholic school told them “God doesn’t make mistakes”.  Attending Bethlehem College at Tauranga, NZ, it has been alleged that the student was prohibited from wearing the uniform of their preferred gender. The student was also not allowed to go by their preferred name …

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Vandals defaced this queer church in New Zealand with vile slurs

Police have charged two men with vandalising a pink “house of queer worship” in remote New Zealand with anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs. The pink church – named Gloria – was built in 1938 and is located in Blaketown, Greymouth on the remote west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. After the church was recently deconsecrated, …

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‘Little more ratchet’: RuPaul weighs in on Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul has shared his thoughts on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under in a candid new interview with Graham Norton on his talk show. In Auckland last month, Ru wrapped filming on season two of the Australia-New Zealand version of the show, before it airs later in the year. And discussing the series with RuPaul’s Drag …

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First Brisbane queen rumoured for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

Filming has wrapped on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, and speculation is rife over who’s on the as-yet-unconfirmed lineup. Everyone involved in the show is sworn to secrecy. But the eagle-eyed drag detectives online have some idea of the ten queens competing this season. They’ve shared on Reddit their likeliest picks …

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New Zealand bans harmful ‘conversion therapy’ in landslide vote

New Zealand’s parliament has outlawed dangerous and discredited “conversion therapy” in a near-unanimous vote. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices to change or suppress people’s sexuality or gender identity. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government introduced the legislation to ban the practices last year. The bill outlaws attempts to change a person’s gender identity, …

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