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The famous All Blacks team wants to show its support for the LGBTI community New Zealand’s world famous rugby union team, the All Blacks, shown a massive gesture of support to the LGBTI community. After Australian player, Israel Folau’s comments saying ‘God’s plan’ for people was ‘HELL’, the All Blacks has shown its solidarity with the rainbow community. Firstly the team released a heartwarming video supporting diversity and inclusion in the sport. Using the hashtag #diversityistrength. Standing alongside the women’s rugby team, the...
new zealand

In 1986, Homosexuality was decriminalized in the nation of New Zealand, but many men went on with having their convictions for homosexual activity for many decades later. Bu now, the New Zealand parliament is righting that wrong. On Tuesday night, the nation’s parliament passed a bill that will allow around 1,000 men to apply to have their past convictions for homosexual activity removed from their criminal records. Specifically, the five convictions that are being targeted are sodomy, indecency between males, keeping...
donation

"I know Corey would have loved to have helped someone, but some poor family has lost out." After suffering a horrific car crash last month, New Zealander Corey Eteveneaux was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died four days later, but his family’s grief turned to outrage when they learned Eteveneaux’s heart valves and corneas couldn’t be accepted for donation because he was gay. In New Zealand, men who have sex with other men are excluded from donating blood...
ad

As we all recover from celebrating last night, let's reflect on one of our top posts of the year. This post makes us want to find that special someone in 2018. A new inclusive ad encourages gay couples to "hold tight." Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), the bank responsible for the campaign, sheds light upon the apprehension that some LGBT couples feel when engaging in even an innocent public display of affection. "When you feel like letting go… ... hold tight."
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Robbie Manson, an openly gay Olympic rower from New Zealand, won an "Athlete of the Year" award from the Association of National Olympic Committees in Prague. Manson was the winner from Oceania along with female rugby player, Sarah Goss. The awards were also given to athletes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbAj6khHTsl/ Manson has had a standout year winning two gold medals and setting a new world record in rowing. He unfortunately faced an injury as well that kept him...
Jacinda_Ardern

'How could I subscribe to a religion that just didn't account for gay people?' New Zealand’s new Prime Minister has vowed to be a progressive leader. Jacinda Ardern’s left-leaning Labour party will form a coalition government with NZ First and the Green party. Jacinda Ardern is now leader of New Zealand ‘This is an exciting day. We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand,’ she announced. ‘We will...
new-zealand-ad

'"It's deeply disappointing, but it's not gay" is the most iconic phrase ever spoken aloud.' A video by a New Zealand youth LGBTI organization has gone viral for its quaint approach using farmers to teach people it’s not ok to say ‘that’s gay’. Rainbow Youth was established in 1989 and is run entirely by young LGBTI people. It just released its first ever national ad campaign with a funny video to change people’s minds about using the word ‘gay’ to describe something...
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This quick ad on twitter is going viral. The ad by New Zealand LGBTQ organization Rainbow Youth focuses on people using the word gay as a replacement for negative terms. The idea is to combat this constant use of the word gay to sub-out other words like stupid, sad, disappointing, etc. The ad, which you can find below, has already been viewed 200,000 times and shared 3,000 times through different accounts. Watch what they’re all talking about down below: https://twitter.com/RainbowYOUTH/status/914699564766105606?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fviral-twitter-ad-tackles-ever-stupid-phrase-so-gay https://twitter.com/RainbowYOUTH/status/914700424548143105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fviral-twitter-ad-tackles-ever-stupid-phrase-so-gay
Same-Sex-Wedding

58% of the same-sex couples were from Australia and 17% were from China Same-sex couples from across the Asia Pacific are flocking to New Zealand to get married. New Zealand is the only country in the region to legally recognize same-sex marriages. Stats NZ today revealed that almost half of all of the same-sex marriages and civil unions were couples from overseas. Last year 954 same-sex weddings or civil unions were performed in New Zealand in 2016. 483 of those were couples living...
ANZ-Hold-Tight-Campaign

ANZ releases beautiful new ad supporting same-sex couples feeling safe enough to hold hands in public New video encourages same-sex couples to ‘hold tight’ and not be scared about holding hands in public. Launched by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), the video highlights the hesitation from same-sex couples holding hands. It features various same-sex couples doing every day activities like catching a bus, watching a movie and walking down the street. The video starts with scenes of couples reaching for their...
kentmorgan

A man was attacked on his way home because he was wearing a pink shirt. Kent Morgan was walking past an alleyway after finishing his shift at a local bar in New Zealand when two men appeared and called him a ‘pink shirt wearing homo.’ Morgan ignored the two men, but they continued to harass him over his clothing, before attacking him. “I just carried on walking because I thought there’s no point answering back because it sounded like they’d had a...

Say hello to Robbie Manson. The 26-year-old out rower from New Zealand has been in Rio completing in the Olympics alongside his fellow stroke man, Christopher Harris. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGw_ZFUrzbN/ The guys were off to a flying start, winning their first heat on Saturday and advancing to the semifinals. An overnight storm created some choppy waters, however, and ultimately the fellas came in fourth in the semifinals, which means they’re officially out of the games. Whomp, whomp. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIgSN_YDO7X/ The defeat was no doubt crushing for our guy Manson. So...
SEAN-BAILEY

A gay guy from New Zealand has finally come out to his father. It happened after a year of his coming out to the rest of his family. This period was very nerve-wracking and emotional for him. Sean Bailey became famous in New Zealand being reportedly discriminated by his boss who claimed that he was acting “too gay” at workplace. "One of my managers said, ‘If you act gay on my shift, I will discipline you,’" Bailey told. "He also said, ‘If you turn anyone else in the...
triplings

"We are Kiwis are we wanna get home!" Friends of the couple set up crowd-funding page to help pay for hospital fees and travel to obtain passports so they can leave Mexico. Friends of a gay couple from Auckland are raising money to help them bring “triplings” home from Mexico to New Zealand. Triplings are three babies born from the sperm of one man and one egg donor, but are carried by different surrogates. In this case there were two surrogate mothers...

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