I’ve been very lucky this week to spend time with Boris Dittrich who you may have seen in the media supporting our moves towards marriage equality. The media stories, understandably focussed on this issue, but his story is also quite extraordinary so I thought I would share some of the highlights. Boris’s father escaped Czechoslovakia […]
“Kevin Hague launches gay adoption bill”. Sigh. I’m gay, but that doesn’t make my bill a gay adoption bill. It’s true that in 2009 I did have a Bill in the ballot to extend the categories of people who could adopt to include same-sex and de facto opposite-sex couples. But I was persuaded that the […]
You know you have one. Time to get it out. Russel Norman says I have to iron mine. April 14th is Pink Shirt Day, a day when everyone around the country is encouraged to make a visual display of our abhorrence of bullying.
We admired the American “It Gets Better” campaign so much that we decided to make our own: The point of these videos is to reach out to young people who may be feeling alone and scared to provide hope, let them know that there are people who understand what they’re going through and want to […]
GayNZ has been interviewing politicians from each political party, and this week it was the turn of the Green Party’s Kevin Hague, who discussed support for gay marriage and gay adoption, as well as an end to the Gay Panic Defence in criminal law. Hague made an interesting point about conscience votes and the fact […]