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Statement for Homosexual Convictions Apology

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:15 pm | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington, as a representative of the LGBTQIAP+ community in New Zealand, welcomes the apology from the government to those affected by convictions for consensual homosexual activity before the Homosexual Law Reform Act was introduced in 1986. More >>

Government quashing of homosexual convictions welcomed

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:13 am | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington welcomes the historic conviction quashing announcement and apology on behalf of the Crown of those whose lives have been affected by convictions for gay sex before the Homosexual Law Reform Act was introduced in 1986. More >>

Bill English must be a Prime Minister for all New Zealaders

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:39 am | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington congratulates Bill English on winning the top job in politics but is calling on him to be a Prime Minister for all New Zealanders and a true leader for social justice. “Our people are naturally very concerned about his track record ... More >>

Thursday 31st of March: Trans Day of Visibility

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 2:40 pm | Rainbow Wellington

Thursday 31st of March is being celebrated around the world as the International Transgender Day of Visibility More >>

Family First Uses Privacy as a Front For Prejudice

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 9:04 am | Rainbow Wellington

“We support InsideOUT’s response to Family First’s harmful and false messages about trans young people,” says Rawa Karetai [todays job title]. “Family First are employing the same tactics of misinformation that are used by U.S. conservative ... More >>

Rainbow Wellington urges further change from Blood Service

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:34 am | Rainbow Wellington

This week the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) announced the implementation of the agreed changes to blood donor deferral. For men who have sex with men (MSM) this primarily involves a reduction of the deferral period from five years to one year. ... More >>

Rainbow Wellington General Election Candidates Forum

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:32 am | Rainbow Wellington

In many ways the transgender community is in a similar position now to that faced by lesbians and gay men a generation ago. It is having to face many of the same difficulties, often based on the same ignorance and prejudice, including from some who deny their ... More >>

Rainbow Wgtn endorses report on homophobic Commonwealth

Monday, 11 November 2013, 12:10 pm | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington joined the biggest ever coalition of LGBTI organisations from across the Commonwealth to contribute to a damning report which demands Commonwealth leaders take action to stop widespread human rights abuses against LGBTI people. More >>

LGBTI community worries about violence following sermons

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 10:37 am | Rainbow Wellington

A Nigerian pastor named Enoch Adeboye who claims “gay marriage will lead to the end of the human race” is touring the Pacific region next month and will be visiting New Zealand on November 14-15. More >>

Rainbow Wellington $10,000 sponsorship

Sunday, 12 December 2010, 7:09 pm | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington $10,000 sponsorship for Outgames speakers Rainbow Wellington is making its largest-ever sponsorship commitment by covering the costs of two international speakers for the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames. The sponsorship has a maximum value of ... More >>

Progress in Insurance Discrimination Dispute

Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:36 am | Rainbow Wellington

Progress in Insurance Discrimination Dispute Rainbow Wellington announced today that its initiatives regarding discrimination against gay men in health insurance applications were paying off. “For some time we have been received reports from ... More >>

Rainbow Wellington congratulates Maryan Street

Friday, 2 November 2007, 9:52 am | Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington today welcomed the appointment of Maryan Street to the Cabinet as Minister for ACC and for Housing. More >>




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