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AuthorTom Reed

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October 10, 2011

Many international documents have made grand statements implying that all people have the right to non discrimination. However it is not hard to see that gay people are discriminated against worldwide. Article One of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” […]

August 15, 2011

As the Queer goddess herself, Cher, once said, “I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.” And here at Vic, that’s what we’re all about. Indeed, this sentiment of togetherness, of challenge and debate is at the core of queer communities the world over. If the gay movement […]

May 9, 2011

With Don Brash as the newly appointed ACT Party leader, the not-unreasonable goal of social equality may have just become a bit less attainable for New Zealand’s LGBT citizens. Don Brash voted against civil unions in 2004 and supported the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill in 2005. There are furthermore talks of John Banks running […]

March 21, 2011

This last decade has seen some landmark legal advances for queer rights and increasing social acceptance for different sexual orientations and gender identities. In 2004, the controversial Civil Unions Bill was passed, which gave gay and lesbian couples a taste of some of the rights of their heterosexual counterparts. In society, queer relationships have become […]

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