Tag Archive | New Zealand

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Film: ‘Savage’ in Irish cinemas 11 Sept. 2020

Wildcard Distribution is delighted to be bringing the debut feature from writer / director, Sam Kelly, ‘Savage’, to Irish cinemas on Friday, 11 September, 2020.    It stars Jake Ryan (Blue World Order; The Great Gatsby; Wolf Creek), John Tui (Solo: A Star Wars Story; Battleship) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (Beyond the Known World;  What […]

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month’s election. Nearly 1,000 people have chosen the gender neutral title since ‘Mx’ was added to voter sign-up forms alongside the existing Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms and ‘other’, […]

Gay rower seeks Olympic success to ‘shine a light’ on injustice

Gay rower seeks Olympic success to ‘shine a light’ on injustice

When New Zealand rower, Emma Twigg, first realised she was gay, she did not plan on being anyone’s role model. But a break from rowing after the 2016 Olympics in Rio, when she narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, and the support she received from friends and colleagues when she married her partner earlier […]

New Zealand: Speaker makes parliament more parent-friendly

New Zealand: Speaker makes parliament more parent-friendly

(Reuters) – As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tūtānekai his bottle. The six-week-old son of Labour MP Tāmati Coffey and his husband, born via a surrogate mother last month, was being cuddled by his father in the debating chamber on […]

Call for Submissions: EILE January 2015 Issue

Call for Submissions: EILE January 2015 Issue

Here at EILE Magazine, we make sure that ours is an LGBT publication created by and for our community. That is why we’d love to hear from you. EILE is now accepting submissions for our upcoming January 2015 digital issue, to be released early in the new year. Our current team of amazing contributors are […]

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

The Rugby Football Union is currently investigating the alleged homophobic and racial abuse of openly-gay Welsh referee, Nigel Owens, during a recent game between England and New Zealand. Owens, 43, is the first openly-gay man to referee at the highest level in international rugby. Owens took charge of the test match at Twickenham on 8th […]

Listen: Kimbra – Settle Down

Listen: Kimbra – Settle Down

Kimbra Lee Johnson is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand, living in Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, she and Gotye won a Grammy for Record of the Year, and best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 55th Grammy Awards, for Somebody That I Used To Know. Here she sings Settle Down. Enjoy! If you want to know more […]

Homophobia In Sport To Be Measured Internationally For The First Time

Homophobia In Sport To Be Measured Internationally For The First Time

The first international study on homophobia in sport is set to shine a light on how often gay, lesbian and bisexual people face discrimination on and off the playing field. The study, called “Out on the Fields,” has been launched in the lead-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. […]

Sochi: New Zealand Parliament Supports LGBT Community In Russia

Sochi: New Zealand Parliament Supports LGBT Community In Russia

In what they believe is a first for a national parlliament, today New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed a motion, put forward by the Green Party’s Jan Logie,  to support the LGBT community in Russia, together with the athletes about to participate in the games.

Sunday Serenade:  Lorde – Royals

Sunday Serenade: Lorde – Royals

Hope you like this great song from New Zealander singer-songwriter, Lorde,  (Ella Yelich-O’Connor) . The name of the song is “Royals“. Enjoy Sunday!