Gay Express http://www.gayexpress.co.nz Your Gay Voice Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:39:04 +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 Winter Activities: Must See Home Grown Shows http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-must-see-home-grown-shows/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-must-see-home-grown-shows/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:39:04 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51800 The cutting edge of kiwi theatre will be on display in Auckland this month as two modern hybrid shows tell tales of human connection. K’ Rd Strip – A Place to Stand examines the ‘history and the tales of the misfits who roamed in and out of the shadows up the infamous strip!’ The show [&hellip

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Mozambique Decriminalises Homosexuality http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/mozambique-decriminalises-homosexuality/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/mozambique-decriminalises-homosexuality/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:06:52 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51796 The decriminalisation of homosexuality it Mozambique makes it one of only a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal. Mozambique has removed homosexuality from its penal code. The revised code, in force from Wednesday, drops a colonial-era clause outlawing “vices against nature.” While the law was never enforced, GLBT activists are claiming the official decriminalisation [&hellip

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A New Dawn For LGBTI People in Japan http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/a-new-dawn-for-lgbti-people-in-japan/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/a-new-dawn-for-lgbti-people-in-japan/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:28:24 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51792 Raymond Roea takes a look at the changing state of LGBTI rights in Japan. In April 2015, Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward made history by becoming the first jurisdiction in East Asia to recognise same-sex couples, through partnership certificates. This was followed within the same month by another landmark step for Japan, when the Ministry of Education urged [&hellip

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NZAF Celebrates 30 Years http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/nzaf-celebrates-30-years/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/nzaf-celebrates-30-years/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:52:09 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51671 The NZAF marked it’s 30th Anniversary on Wednesday night. Held at the Auckland Museum, over 200 people gathered to mark the 30 year anniversary of the NZAF. Hosted by Tamati Coffey, the evening was a celebration of three decades of the hard work and dedication of the organisation to fighting HIV/AIDS in New Zealand, with [&hellip

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Winter Activities: Find Warmth in Art & Culture http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-find-warmth-in-art-culture/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-find-warmth-in-art-culture/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:11:42 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51662 New Plymouth is set be become New Zealand’s hub of contemporary art with the relaunch of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and opening of the Len Lye Centre. The Govett Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art reopens this month with the brand new architectural addition of the Len [&hellip

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Winter Activities: Hit The Slopes at Gay Ski Week http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-hit-the-slopes-at-gay-ski-week/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/winter-activities-hit-the-slopes-at-gay-ski-week/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:33:13 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51656 From Saturday 29 August Queenstown will be gayer than ever as Gay Ski Week explodes with colourful daily events and options to party into the wee small hours every night! “The atmosphere on the mountain is awesome. We met one of our best mates on the chair lift in our second year.” Gay Ski Week regular [&hellip

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Winter Activities: Relax in Rarotonga http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/get-away-from-it-all-and-just-relax/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/get-away-from-it-all-and-just-relax/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:28:07 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51653 Escaping the cold is an activity in itself! Fancy experiencing a slice of world-class luxury in the Cook Islands at an absolute beach-front location? express discovered Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga through some of our Auckland readers who recommended it for a romantic break. They fell in love with this high-end accommodation that [&hellip

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U.S Episcopal Church Approves Religious Same Sex Marriages http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/u-s-episcopal-church-approves-religious-same-sex-marriages/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/u-s-episcopal-church-approves-religious-same-sex-marriages/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:07:25 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51649 An assembly of U.S. church leaders have voted overwhelmingly to accommodate gender neural language in their marriage canon. The Episcopal church has voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the denomination’s national assembly.Presented at the church’s triennial [&hellip

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Winter Activities: Join Our Great Gay Rugby Team http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/our-great-gay-rugby-team-the-falcons/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/our-great-gay-rugby-team-the-falcons/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:53:16 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51639 Since the Falcons creation in 2013, the club has gone from strength to strength. The past two years have seen membership grow as well as public interest and community support. Last year the team competed at the Bingham Cup in Sydney, playing six games of rugby over three days and winning the Bowl final – [&hellip

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The Beat Goes On at TAP http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/the-beat-goes-on-at-t-a-p/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2015/07/the-beat-goes-on-at-t-a-p/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:38:29 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=51634 Those looking to carry on the party after being required to leave licensed venues at 4am now have a place to dance until the sun rises. TAP Aka The After Party is a new ‘dry bar’ which will serve non alcoholic drinks between 12 – 8am. Located at 268 K road, the bar is a [&hellip

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