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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed the country’s first openly gay Deputy Prime Minister, Grant Robertson. Ardern’s Labour party was reelected earlier this month in a landslide victory. In the poll, Kiwis also elected the world’s “most rainbow” parliament with the highest proportion of gay and lesbian MPs. And on Monday Robertson said …

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New Zealand has elected the world’s queerest Parliament at the weekend, surpassing previous record-holder the United Kingdom. Led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Labour party won 64 of 120 parliamentary seats on Saturday in a landslide result. The election results show the total count of LGBTIQ politicians in New Zealand’s National Assembly will …

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labour party have committed to banning gay conversion therapy if re-elected in this month’s election. “This is a prime example of where an element of our system allows for quite damaging activity, which in modern NZ should just not be happening,” she told Express. Ardern said she …

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A New Zealand woman has bravely opened up about her harrowing experiences of abuse while in the care of doctors. Joan Bellingham (pictured) is among survivors sharing their stories with New Zealand’s ongoing Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry. The royal commission is investigating abuses by healthcare officials in state and faith-based hospitals between …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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