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Opinion

July 17, 2016

In the lead up to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 1986, it was common to hear the argument that decriminalising gay sex would be the beginning of a slippery slope that would lead to those people demanding marriage—the pinnacle of heterosexuality! In the campaign for marriage equality, it became evident that […]

July 17, 2016

I am Alex. I am queer. Emma and Jayne said I could use this space to write about my own experience, or about what’s in the magazine this week, or anything else I felt like writing. So maybe I’ll do all three? The magazine this week, as you may have noticed, is the Queer issue. […]

July 17, 2016

I might not know all of you, but I know many of you—I too, in fact, am one of you. And I write to you as the “wtf?!?” feeling that goes through my mind when I talk to many of you. You see, we sit in a place of privilege within the queer community (a […]

July 17, 2016

Coming out for me was comparatively easy compared to some of the stories I’ve heard. I would almost say my family outed me to myself. I had friends who said, please be gay, I don’t want to be the only queer I know, and straight and queer friends alike to go to Big Gay Out […]

July 17, 2016

The day after the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act (2013) was constituted, Labour MP Louisa Wall—a former national rugby and netball representative—expressed her joy: “It reminded me of a World Cup tournament… it’s been quite challenging, but it got more and more intense as we got to the final, and last night was the […]

July 17, 2016

This issue is a special one for me. I remember coming across it as a wide-eyed, closeted, first-year student from a traditional, all-boys high school, who had been brought up in a Christian household. Reading Queerlient for the first time, I felt I finally belonged to a community that accepted me, for me. What a […]

July 10, 2016

‘Te reo me ōna katoa.’   Each and every one of us has our own reo journey – a story of how language, in whatever form, has shaped us and influenced our worldview. Mine began in the capital of my heartlands, Ngati Porou. I was raised in Ruatoria, in the reassuring shade of my maunga, […]

July 10, 2016

I tēnei tau, ka tūwherahia ngā mata ki tētahi āhuatanga kua roa e matapopore ana. Koia ko te whakarewatanga o te pire reo Māori hou. I ahu mai te whakaaro nei i te pūrongo Te Reo Mauri Ora a Te Paepae Motuhake. Koia te rōpū mātanga reo i whakakotahi mai i runga i te karanga […]

July 10, 2016

Ki tēnā, ki tēnā o tātou he māramatanga rerekē. Ki tēnā, ki tēnā o tātou he ara rerekē ki tērā o ngā māramatanga. Koinei taku kitenga ki te māramatanga. I  te tīmatanga o taku tohu i te whare wānanga nei i noho māhaki au ki te whakaaro kua whai au i te huarahi tika mōku. […]

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