Gay Express http://www.gayexpress.co.nz Your Gay Voice Sat, 30 May 2015 07:39:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Untitled-1-54e3b3fev1_site_icon-32x32.png Gay Express http://www.gayexpress.co.nz 32 32 Kevin Hague Misses Out on Green Party Leadership Bid http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/kevin-hague-misses-out-on-green-party-leadership-bid/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/kevin-hague-misses-out-on-green-party-leadership-bid/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 07:35:30 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50785 Kevin Hague has missed out on his bid to become Green party co leader. The openly gay MP missed  out on becoming Green party co leader, coming second behind winner James Shaw who will now join Metiria Turei as co leader. Shaw won the position on first preference votes reviving 54% to Kevin Hague’s 44% with [&hellip

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New American Exhibition Examines Persecution of Homosexuals in Holocaust http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/new-american-exhibition-examines-persecution-of-homosexuals-in-holocaust/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/new-american-exhibition-examines-persecution-of-homosexuals-in-holocaust/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 05:03:04 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50779 A new travelling exhibition in the United States will examine the Nazi’s persecution of homosexuals. “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945, “produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will open at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 29, in New York City Out.com reports. The exhibition tells the often unknown story of Nazi persecution of [&hellip

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Ministry of Education: NZ Schools Need to Understand Gender Identity and Combat Homophobia http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/ministry-of-education-nz-schools-need-to-understand-gender-identity-and-combat-homophobia/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/ministry-of-education-nz-schools-need-to-understand-gender-identity-and-combat-homophobia/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 22:18:46 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50775 The Ministry of Education is urging New Zealand schools to better understand gender identity and be vigilant for homophobia. A range of measures have recommended in a new guide released yesterday to create safer spaces for GLBT students in New Zealand schools. Among the measures, the report says that schools should reconsider their toilet facilities [&hellip

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Stan Walker Defends Homophobic Instagram Post http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/stan-walker-defends-homophobic-instagram-post/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/stan-walker-defends-homophobic-instagram-post/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 01:24:12 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50771 Stan Walker made the homophobic post on Instagram following Queensland’s win in last night’s State of Origin game. Stan Walker has come under fire for a homophobic post the singer made last night on social networking service Instagram. The post by the 24 year X Factor judge contains an image from the movie The Hangover, [&hellip

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Tony Abbott’s U-Turn on Marriage Equality http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/tony-abbotts-u-turn-on-marriage-equality/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/tony-abbotts-u-turn-on-marriage-equality/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 23:09:11 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50761 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has set the conditions for a conscience vote in the Liberal party room on same sex marriage While still opposing any change to the definition of marriage, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott appears to have granted his Liberal party a free vote on legalising same sex marriage, paying the way [&hellip

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Greenland Legalises Same Sex Marriage http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/greenland-legalises-same-sex-marriage/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/greenland-legalises-same-sex-marriage/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 22:31:09 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50757 Greenland’s parliament has unanimously approved same sex marriage and adoption. Greenland has become the latest country to legalise same sex marriage and adoption, adopting the Danis laws which were passed in 2012. Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark which has been self-governing since 2009. In February, it was announced that a bill [&hellip

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Bruce Kilmister’s Farewell Party http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/bruce-kilmisters-farewell-party/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/bruce-kilmisters-farewell-party/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 04:22:21 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50748 Bruce Kilmister’s farewell party last night was an opportunity for the GLBT community to say thank you for the decades of service former Body Positive CEO Bruce Kilmister has given to those living with HIV/AIDS in New Zealand.  Photos | Levi Joule

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Vatican Calls Marriage Equality in Ireland a “Defeat For Humanity” http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/vatican-calls-marriage-equality-in-ireland-a-defeat-for-humanity/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/vatican-calls-marriage-equality-in-ireland-a-defeat-for-humanity/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 03:06:10 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50718 Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state has labelled the legalisation of same sex marriage in Ireland “a defeat for humanity” and has called for the church to “strengthen its commitment to evangelisation.” The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, who is considered to be second only to the pope were made at a [&hellip

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Bruce Kilmister Thanked For Decades of Service http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/bruce-kilmister-thanked-for-decades-of-service/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/bruce-kilmister-thanked-for-decades-of-service/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 00:52:32 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50708 Bruce Kilmister was last night thanked for his decades of service to the GLBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS The celebration organised by Karen Ritchie, was an opportunity for the GLBT community to say thank you for the decades of service former Body Positive CEO Bruce Kilmister has given to those living with HIV/AIDS [&hellip

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Australian Labor Leader Bill Shorten to Introduce Marriage Equality Bill http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/australian-labor-leader-bill-shorten-to-introduce-marriage-equality-bill/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/05/australian-labor-leader-bill-shorten-to-introduce-marriage-equality-bill/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 21:43:01 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=50705 The Labor leader is set to introduce a bill legalising same sex marriage into Australia’s federal parliament on Monday. Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten has given notice that he will move a private member’s bill on Monday, seconded by his deputy Tanya Plibersek. Shorten said he understood his bill “will not have the universal support of [&hellip

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