coming out

"I can't tell my parents I'm gay!"

His friends have known he's gay for ages, but 26-year-old Aucklander Andrew is uncomfortable with the idea of telling his folks about it. He tells his story, and Rainbow Youth's Tom Hamilton offers his thoughts about coming out to your loved ones.
john.g - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:25am

Embraced by NZ: A gay Pakistani refugee's story

A gay Pakistani man who spent more than half his life being bullied and berated for being different has been granted refugee status in New Zealand, by a Tribunal which says he has the right to be who he is, without discrimination.
john.g - Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:47pm

NZ Writing: The Call by Jern Siong

In Jern Siong's The Call, a young gay man who fled home gets a phone call from his estranged religious father, who has some major pieces of news. Is there peace to be found?
john.g - Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:50am

Harley's Story

All my life I've been bullied and teased and beaten up because I'm different. All through primary schools and college.
john.g - Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:06am

My Life Before Law Reform: Michael Stevens

I was a very active criminal in this country up until the age of 25, when Homosexual Law Reform passed
john.g - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:02am

Deco Divas

A point of contact for lesbian women in the Hawke's Bay, and elsewhere
john.g - Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:22am

Parents of Gays and Lesbians

An Auckland group run by Rainbow Youth for parents of children who identify as part of, or who are thinking that they may belong to the LGBT community.
john.g - Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:16am

Dianne Hendey - Psychologist - Psychotherapist

Registered with the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board and with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand using the Conversational Model of Psychotherapy
john.g - Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 1:15pm

Is Being Gay Natural and Do We Have a Choice?

In the past, different countries and church groups have had different ideas about being gay. Today there is the same wide variety of ideas, beliefs, feelings and thoughts about gayness.
john.g - Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 2:05pm

Silent Gays

The Silent Gays Project is here to help people process their sexual and gender identities and the torment they suffer in their faith by providing the freedom and security to question everything, including their entire belief system, without fear.
john.g - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 10:38am