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July 30, 2018

Victoria University’s funding pool for clubs has run out for the 2018 academic year. Several sources, including the Clubs Administrator and the Clubs and Activities Officer, confirmed that the clubs funding pool has been exhausted in July this year. Victoria University administers clubs, rep-groups, and recreation through Victoria Recreation. “Vic Rec” allocated $208,000 to the funding […]

July 30, 2018

Response to Conversion Therapy Ban Petition Has “Exceeded Expectations” A petition calling for the banning of Gay Conversion Therapy in New Zealand has reached roughly 11,500 signatures. The Young Labour and Young Greens organisations launched the petition on Thursday 19 July, and reached 10,000 signatures just four days after. The petitioners are hoping to receive […]

May 14, 2018

UniQ Victoria is excited to officially announce VUW Pride Week 2018. The celebration of queer identity will be held in the second week of Trimester Two, with variety of events on all week. The week runs from Monday 23 July to Saturday 28 July, with something on every day, on campus and around the city. […]

May 7, 2018

An ACT Party press release dated 12 March has revealed that “if it were legal, David Seymour would sell blood to fundraise for ACT”. Political commentators are all in agreement the curious line gives an insight into the Purge-esque  neoliberal nightmare that Seymour and his party advocate for. It appears the release is an attempt […]

May 7, 2018

Paula Bennett Supports PM’s Refusal to Identify Folau Comments as Hate Speech Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has refused to identify homophobic comments by Israel Folau as hate speech, despite campaigning on the protection of LGBTQIA+ communities. Folau, a prominent Australian rugby player, had said on Instagram that God’s plan for gay people was “HELL”. “I’m very […]

April 16, 2018

Births Deaths and Marriages Amendment Bill Submissions Submissions from the first round of select committees on the Births Deaths and Marriages Amendment Bill have been made public, with the second round having taken place last week. Submissions made by VUWSA, Community Law, Young Labour, and Rainbow Wellington called for the Act to be amended to […]

March 26, 2018

A recent Vogue interview with Kendall Jenner included “revelations” the model is in fact “straight”. Subsequent articles detailing Jenner’s “coming out” have produced an excess of issues to unpack, causing widespread problems across US Federal Unpacking Services. Federal None of Your Business, Sounds Like Fetishisation but Okay, and It’s Fine if You’re Queer but Could […]

March 26, 2018

UniQ Victoria Gains Two New Exec Members Jak Mitchell and Char Earle have been elected to the UniQ Victoria Executive as General Members. Elected at the group’s Inaugural General Meeting last Tuesday 13 March, the two first years are keen to apply their previous organising experience to work with the community at VUW. The IGM […]

March 19, 2018

  UniQ Victoria is proud to announce a new project for 2018: our weekly radio slot, titled Sounds Gay! Apollo, Miia, Willow, and Johnny are teaming up to bring you two hours of quality queer content every Wednesday 4-6pm. Tune in to Salient.FM (88.3FM or salient.org.nz/fm) to hear us crank some queer music, yarn a […]