Legalise Love public meeting

Victoria University marriage equality group Legalise Love held a public meeting this evening to canvas community interest and opinion and seek support moving forward. New President Andrew Cunningham and communications advisor Joseph Habgood spoke at the event, before welcoming guest … [Read more...]

Jade to be Mr Gay Wellington

Jade Neale will next month become the reigning Mr Gay Wellington after current title holder Marcus Fenson relocates to Sydney. The 22-year-old placed second at the pageant last year, but the rules stipulate that Mr Gay Wellington must reside in the area to hold onto their title. Marcus … [Read more...]

Marriage equality bill drawn

Lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall's amendment bill was drawn from the Members' ballot less than an hour ago, putting the issue of marriage equality before the House for a conscience vote. Wall's Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, which aims to end marriage discrimination … [Read more...]

Tim Barnett is back for good!

Prominent out-gay former Labour MP Tim Barnett is back in New Zealand after being appointed a top role as the party's General Secretary. Barnett, a founding member of Rainbow Labour, spearheaded the Prostitution Law Reform Bill and fought hard for gay rights in New Zealand, including … [Read more...]

Aaron and Andy standing down

Aaron and Andy are standing down from Out in the Square after being involved since its inception. Out Wellington Inc., the volunteer committee that produce Wellington’s Out in the Square, are seeking new members to carry on the successful event as a number of key current members will be … [Read more...]

Jevan releases video teaser

Jevan Goulter has released a 'teaser' video clip of his upcoming single on YouTube. The clip features PattyBoy, who he collaborated with on the song and who subsequently features in the video, which will be fully released on Saturday 21 July. Jevan was upbeat when we asked him for … [Read more...]

Queer exhibition open soon

An important contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s queer history is what best describes the next exhibition at Toi Poneke’s Gallery – Men Alone–Men Together. Wellington photographer and oral historian Mark Beehre uses words and pictures to tell the stories of 45 gay men – 14 couples, … [Read more...]

Ivy’s lessa queen announced

Ivy Bar, which reopens it's doors later this year, has appointed VUWSA Queer Rights officer, Genevieve Fowler as their  'lesbian correspondent'. The bar sent out a call for a woman to help post pics of hot woman, comment on lesbian issues, and bring more balance "as the current … [Read more...]

PHOTO: New Ivy Bar work

Owners of a new gay bar to be opening in Wellington this year have released an image of the site showing construction under way. The new Ivy Bar, situated on Cuba Street in a basement below James Smith, is expected to open in a few months' time, and promises to offer an exciting new … [Read more...]

Anderson comes out

Anderson Cooper, one of the world's most prolific newsreaders and journalists has come out, shocking absolutely no one in the process. The CNN anchor says he believes his sexuality, and that of journalists, shouldn't be an issue hence why he'd never mentioned it, however he also said he … [Read more...]