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News from within the borders of New Zealand and the fight for LGBT equality there. New Zealand legalized marriage equality in 2013. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in New Zealand including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

The Featherston Booktown Kaukatea Festival in New Zealand will not include its regular Harry Potter quiz this year, due to author J.K. Rowling's transphobic statements.

May 03 2021 4:14 PM

The controversial conservative, Phillip Blair, had no idea what he was up against. 

February 28 2020 1:07 PM

Jacinda Ardern, generally an LGBTQ ally, says she is concerned about the harm done by the practice but also about religious liberty considerations.

October 22 2019 4:18 PM

The donor is using homophobia to bolster his case.

April 18 2019 1:10 PM

New Zealanders want to honor the love between Thomas the white goose and Henry the black swan, who raised 68 cygnets.

August 22 2018 3:10 PM

Renowned for their vistas and world-class LGBT-friendliness, Auckland, Wellington, Hawke’s Bay, and Waiheke Island charm visitors.

July 10 2015 7:38 PM

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged.

September 16 2014 3:13 PM