express Online http://www.gayexpress.co.nz Gay Expression in New Zealand Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:59:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Was The Salvation Army’s Pro Gay PR Campaign Just Spin? http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/salvation-armys-pro-gay-pr-campaign-just-spin/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/salvation-armys-pro-gay-pr-campaign-just-spin/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:10 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42540 New documents have emerged in the United State suggesting that The Salvation Army’s pro GLBT PR campaign has been nothing more than an exercise in spin.  US based website Queerty.com has obtained secret documents from The Salvation Army highlighting the PR Spin campaign being run by the Christian organisation int trying to attract GLBT support. [&hellip

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Marriage Equality To Go Ahead in Florida http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/marriage-equality-go-ahead-florida/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/marriage-equality-go-ahead-florida/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42543 The US state of Florida is to join the growing list of states to allow same sex marriages.  The Supreme Court handed down the decision yesterday, denying a request by the state of Florida to put same-sex marriages on hold pending the outcome of appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. According to the order, Justices Scalia [&hellip

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Why No GLBT Characters at Hogwarts? http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/no-glbt-characters-hogwarts/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/no-glbt-characters-hogwarts/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:29:00 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42535 Lydia Zanetti takes a look at JK Rowling’s recent comments on GLBT characters in the Harry Potter series.  J K Rowling has recently confirmed via Twitter that she did intend characters in the infamous Harry Potter series to be part of the LGBTIQ community. Fans have come out of the woodwork wondering why she didn’t [&hellip

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Lets Get Loud Xmas Special – Limelight Cabaret http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/lets-get-loud-xmas-special-limelight-cabaret/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/lets-get-loud-xmas-special-limelight-cabaret/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:18:27 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42353 Our Photographer was lucky enough to secure an invite to the Limelight Cabarets Christmas show on Friday night, what colourful delight it was & the place was full with work parties & celebrations. The shows were back to back & it was a thriller of a night! Photos | Evan Donnelly Fri 19 Dec

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Naughty or Nice – Eagle Bar http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/naughty-nice-eagle-bar/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/naughty-nice-eagle-bar/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:17:25 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42354 The last weekend before Christmas and for many the last day of work for the year, it was smiles & good cheer all around and the staff were run off their feet tending to everyone. Photos | Evan Donnelly Fri 19 Dec

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Misters and Sisters- Family Bar & Club http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/misters-sisters-family-bar-club/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/misters-sisters-family-bar-club/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:14:18 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42412 It was a hot night out down on K’Rd on Friday night, the bars were full & even the patrolling Police seemed to enjoy a quick stroll through Down Under Bar. Everyone was joyous & ready for a long night out under the Disco Balls! Photos | Evan Donnelly Fri 19 Dec

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Tori Johnson’s Partner Pays Tribute http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/tori-johnsons-partner-pays-tribute/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/tori-johnsons-partner-pays-tribute/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:22:46 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42350 Thomas Zinn, the partner of Tori Johnson, the Sydney siege hero has spoken to media about his loss for the first time since Tuesday’s tragedy.  Zinn spoke to Channel Nine’s Today show and talked about going to Martin Place for the first time to visit the makeshift memorial of flowers. “When I was down there [&hellip

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Eight Year Battle Against Queensland Councillor’s Sodomite Vilification Ends in Victory for GLBT Activists http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/eight-year-battle-queensland-councillors-sodomite-vilification-ends-victory-glbt-activists/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/eight-year-battle-queensland-councillors-sodomite-vilification-ends-victory-glbt-activists/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:42:40 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42336 After an eight year legal battle, Richelle Menzies and Rhonda Bruce have won a judgment against a local councillor in Queensland who invited his small town to share his contempt for gay people. The Guardian Australia reports that a state legal tribunal on Tuesday found Ron Owen broke state anti-discrimination laws by expressing his contempt towards homosexuals in [&hellip

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JK Rowling Responds to Question of GLBT Students at Hogwarts http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/jk-rowling-responds-question-glbt-students-hogwarts/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/jk-rowling-responds-question-glbt-students-hogwarts/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:05:58 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42331 Harry Potter author JK Rowling has responded to questions on GLBT characters in the novel.  Rowling was asked a question by a Twitter fan who asked if there were any gay students at the school. . A fan tweeted Rowling and asked ‘do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age [&hellip

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Mardi Gras Releases Statement on Sydney Siege http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/mardi-gras-releases-statement-sydney-siege/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/12/mardi-gras-releases-statement-sydney-siege/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:46:40 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=42328 In a statement released this afternoon, Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras said: “We must ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome in our beautiful city and that this tragic event doesn’t change our openness, acceptance and embrace of people from all communities.” The festival has said that while many might be scared by [&hellip

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