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May 7, 2012

Her name is Peter. She grew up in Samoa with a loving family. She described herself as “an effeminate version of a sickly male boy.”

May 7, 2012

“It seems I am offending another girl just by calling her a girl.”

May 7, 2012

In October last year New York photography student Grace Brown was out one night with a friend who chose to share her story about being a survivor of sexual violence.

May 7, 2012

Salient talks to Connor Amos and DeeDeeWitt. Recently, members of the transgender community have been portrayed in the mainstream media as egotistical, confused attention seekers. Kelsey Harvey sat down with Connor Amos and DeeDeeWitt to meet those behind the label and dispel the myths perpetuated in broader society. Many thanks are due to Connor and Dee […]

May 3, 2012

Over the past few years I have come to accept that I am a serial killer in waiting. I feel that this has been quietly accepted among my (few) friends for as long as I can remember. I don’t particularly like people, and reciprocally, people tend to not like me very much. I live out […]

April 30, 2012

In 2006 it came to the attention of the New Zealand police that “military style training camps” were being held on private land in the Urerewas, headed by Tuhoe iwi separatist Tame Iti.

April 30, 2012

Unfortunately, tolerance of free speech is the exception and not the rule around the world. In most countries, free speech is only granted to the voice of the majority.

April 30, 2012

One cause could be considered the encapsulation of many competing goods and interests: the need for New Zealand children to have sustainable access to locally produced nutrition.

April 30, 2012

Gay adoption? Let’s try kissing in public first. Whilst walking through town, my boyfriend and I have a tacit agreement to cease holding hands with one another the moment either of us feels uncomfortable. For such a silent understanding I am frequently amazed at how often our decision to unlock digits feels like a mutual one. Then […]