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’s 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 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...]

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threatened to complain to the Human Rights Commission after being asked to leave a Wellington bar on the weekend have withdrawn their complaint after CCTV footage shows they were not asked to leave for kissing.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...]

Gandalf’s gaggle of gays

Last night a gaggle of gays, fresh out of a 21st celebration, became starstruck after meeting Gandalf at the local gay hangout. Sir Ian McKellan, the Oscar-nominated actor who played Gandalf in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and is currently shooting the Hobbit trilogy, led a gaggle … [Read more...]

People: Zowie

We chatted with electro pop princess Zowie about opening for Katy Perry, gossiping with Perez Hilton, performing for gays, The Glamazons, and whether size really matters. Zowie has been described as a song-writing power house and a pint-sized force to be reckoned with. She’s performed … [Read more...]

Farewell Felicity Frockaccino!

Wellington drag personality Felicity Frockaccino has left New Zealand indefinitely. The performer, known around New Zealand for her larger-than-life personality and hair higher than the Majestic Centre, departed for Sydney this morning where she will try her hand at that city's drag … [Read more...]

Gummy to PM: “Need teeth!”

News is emerging that troubled New Zealand drag queen Gummy Sue was almost arrested at Auckland’s Big Gay Out after she pressured Prime Minister John Key for new teeth and better dental plans. Gummy Sue, dressed as a man in a Gummy mask, had a photo taken with the Prime Minister and … [Read more...]