Fowler apologises, finally

Victoria University Queer Officer Genevieve Fowler has issued an apology regarding her involvement in the alleged homophobia incident at a Wellington bar, and the subsequent fallout, over a month ago. Here it is in full: 'A month ago, I learned of the alleged discrimination against two … [Read more...]

VUWSA President apologises

The VUWSA President, Bridie Hood, has apologised on behalf of Victoria University Queer Officer Genevieve Fowler for her part in the recent complaint laid against a Wellington bar. "I understand that Genevieve‚Äôs involvement with the complaint against Public has caused concern with some … [Read more...]

TV3 may have aided retraction

Word is swirling that TV3 may have played an integral part in the retraction of Rebekah Galbraith's Human Rights Commission complaint against a Wellington bar. Aaron and Andy.com has been told by a source close to 3 News reporter Jerram Watts, who viewed CCTV footage from Public bar … [Read more...]

Galbraith stands by Fowler

The Wellington woman who accused Public bar of being homophobic and later reneged after CCTV footage showed her story was inaccurate says she stands by the Queer Officer who acted as her mediator. On Monday Rebekah Galbraith and her girlfriend accused Public bar of being homophobic and … [Read more...]

[public.] enemy no. 1: Genevieve Fowler

HOUSTON BARAKAT tells us why he thinks Victoria University Queer Officer Genevieve Fowler is public enemy number one, following the PR disaster she pushed about alleged, but ultimately unfounded, homophobia at a Wellington bar. OPINION: Genevieve Fowler. Wow. The idea that she is the … [Read more...]

Lesbians’ story not accurate

The lesbian couple who threatened to complain to the Human Rights Commission after being asked to leave a Wellington bar on the weekend have withdrawn their complaint after CCTV footage shows they were not asked to leave for kissing. Public bar today released CCTV footage of the … [Read more...]

[public.] displays of equality

HOUSTON BARAKAT weighs up the case of the two lesbian women asked to leave a Wellington nightclub on the weekend and asks: are we just jumping on the homophobia band-wagon without enough information? Here we go again. A bar patron asked to leave a bar on the basis of something … [Read more...]