New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday near-unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, known as conversion therapy. The bill, which was introduced by the government last year, passed with 112 votes in favour and eight votes opposed. “This is a great day for New Zealand’s rainbow communities,” Minister …Read More »
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Gay Holidays in New Zealand
New Zealand offers an environmental and cultural diversity that has long been appealing to those looking for gay travel. There is little doubt that the appeal of New Zealand comes, in part, from laws that protect the LGBT+ community from discrimination and the warm, accepting attitudes of the populace, as well as the various adventures that New Zealand offers and …Read More »
Gay Friendly Places: Go See Them!
1. Copenhagen, Denmark I”ll start with a tribute to Denmark. In 1989 it became the first nation in the world to recognize registered same-sex partnerships. Visit its capital, Copenhagen, and have a drink at Europe’s oldest openly gay bar, Centralhjørnet. It opened in the 1950s. 2. New Zeland I’m proud to mention New Zealand. It’s a small country that refuses …Read More »