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Video: New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Youtube: New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Bill Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favour of the gay-marriage bill on its third and final reading […]

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

Kathleen Beauchamp was born in Tinakori Rd, Wellington in 1888, third daughter of Annie (Dyer) and Hal (later Sir Harold) Beauchamp. She lived in Wellington until 1903, when she went to school in London. She returned in 1906 and stayed till 1908. During this time she had two passionate friendships, with artist Edith Kathleen Bendall […]

Samuel Butler – Erewhon Man

Samuel Butler – Erewhon Man

Samuel Butler was born on December 4, 1835, at Langar, near Nottingham, to a loving but unreliable mother who often betrayed him to his harsh father. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Cambridge and (like Darwin) broke off religious studies. On September 30, 1859, he sailed for New Zealand, arriving some five months later. With […]

LGBT News

Let’s Accentuate the Positive

“According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery – because they don’t think it is an important enough issue for New Zealanders. I disagree with this response for one reason only: society […]

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