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So gay or Intolerable Tolerance

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:29 am | Alexander Lowe

According to the latest issue of NZ skateboarding magazine Manual, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova announced skateboarding as the official professional sport for this year’s observance of World Tolerance Day 16 November 2014. The article “Skate, ... More >>

NZ and gay-o-politics

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:05 pm | Alexander Lowe

Gay rights have replaced religion and ideology as a new dividing point between East and West, developed and developing countries. Western democracies are moving towards equality, ensuring legal protection and full integration of its LGBT citizens into ... More >>

Fair Play

Monday, 22 September 2014, 9:59 am | Alexander Lowe

The Australian Football League (AFL) has cancelled a sponsorship deal between its affiliated league in Europe and Royal Brunei Airlines. AFL had earlier this year pledged to combat eliminate homophobia in sports so discovery of sponsorship with ... More >>

Typhoid Marys

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Alexander Lowe

Typhoid Mary was a nickname of Irish cook Mary Mallon, carrier of salmonella typhi, responsible for the outbreak of typhoid in New York in 1900s. She worked as a cook moving from one household to another and infecting their families with the disease, ... More >>

The Gift of Giving

Monday, 8 September 2014, 1:51 pm | Alexander Lowe

04th of September marked the fourth anniversary of the first Christchurch earthquake. We remembered the huge human toll of the disaster and subsequent aftershocks, individual tragedies, destruction of iconic buildings and continuous hardships of the survivors. ... More >>

No country for gay men

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:25 pm | Alexander Lowe

US officials have just advised that UAE jets carried out a range of strikes across Libya condemned by statement of the US State Department signed by Britain, France, Germany and Italy. UAE, who is believed to have one of the most powerful air forces ... More >>

Are we feeding Sultan’s cash cow in the heart of Auckland?

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 3:02 pm | Alexander Lowe

Sultan of Brunei’s Outrageous NZ fortune: BNZ centre at 125 Queen st (pic from Brunei has recently introduced strict sharia law with penalties including flogging, the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death (for homosexuals). ... More >>

Off the Wall: Decoding the ‘Gay’ Code

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5:27 pm | Alexander Lowe

The picture on the wall spoke to me. A young man in white, with delicate features, stylish, intelligent, sensual, the kind of man I can get attracted to. And I just felt that the artist was fond of him too. There is a mark of care and tenderness ... More >>

Shine and Misery of LGBT boycotts

Friday, 6 June 2014, 5:45 pm | Alexander Lowe

New Zealand born Russell Crowe became a target of an enraged on-line gay community for his opposition to boycott a Beverley Hills hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel is part of the Dorchester collection hotel chain owned by an Investment company from ... More >>

EU Parliament- United Colours of Homophobia

Friday, 30 May 2014, 2:58 pm | Alexander Lowe

It has been a gloomy Sunday for LGBT Europeans with Nationalists and neo-Nazis scoring high in EU Parliamentary elections. From France to Hungary, far-right parties of Eurosceptics with anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and antigay rhetoric celebrated historic ... More >>

The Arts of Protest

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 1:21 pm | Alexander Lowe

Russian LGBT rights became the focus of the world media, causing protests around the world including in New Zealand. And what do the latest events show us? Not only the extend of homophobia in Russia, or also awaking of rusophobia in the West – ... More >>

Russia: Sochi as the Battleground with Homophobia

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 1:11 pm | Alexander Lowe

Vladimir Putin is the ultimate populist but his once record approval ratings have been in steady decline in Russia. Like many aging and fading celebrities, he would stop at nothing to get back on top of the charts. And with unlimited PR resources ... More >>

Queer Birds of New Zealand

Friday, 3 May 2013, 1:21 pm | Alexander Lowe

Lesbian albatrosses, gay kokakos, bisexual takahe and transgender bellbird - the New Zealand bird community is as unique and diverse as the New Zealand LGBT community. Some birds’ stories are as fascinating as novels, featuring betrayal and devotion, ... More >>

Pride Vs Prejudice: All Quite On the Eastern Front?

Monday, 25 July 2011, 12:12 pm | Alexander Lowe

Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco… Gay pride parades continue their glorious march across the globe this year with one very noticeable exception – Russia. What happened to gay pride in the biggest country on Earth? More >>