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Grindr Users Flouting Lockdown Restriction Rules

With New Zealand heading into Alert Level 3 restrictions, express examines how the new rules impact casual hookups. While the rules around level 4 in...

Is Georgina Beyer’s New Zealand’s Most ‘Ground-Breaking’ Woman?

The LGBT+ icon has made the final three to win the naming rights for the Auckland City Rail Link project’s Tunnel Boring Machine. Georgina Beyer...

Exclusive: Departing Police Commissioner Mike Bush “Proud” of Police Relationship with Rainbow Community

Speaking to express as he departed his post last week, Mike Bush says he is pleased with the police’s positive and productive relationship with...

NZ Keeps Gay Blood Donation Laws at 12 Months

New Zealand will not follow the United States in relaxing blood donation laws for men who have sex with men (MSM). The New Zealand Blood...

Congratulations House Of Drag Season 2 Winner Spankie Jackzon

A no-holds-barred chat with HoD winner and express-fave, Spankie Jackson, who dishes the dirt on Season 2's cast, crew and behind the scenes drama! What...

April’s LGBT+ History

Historian Gareth Watkins revisits significant dates in Aotearoa’s queer history. 11 April 1910 Artist Toss Woollaston was born in Stratford.  He would become one of...

Corona Closes Checkmate Indefinitely

While most LGBT+ events and businesses will return after the Covid-19 pandemic, Wellington sauna Checkmate will not. Wellington sauna Checkmate has now closed. The Covid-19...

“You Should Definitely Not Be Using The Lockdown Time For Casual Sex.”

Why hookups are a go-no during our Level 4 Lockdown against COVID-19. Our Level 4 lockdown means bars and sex on-site venues around NZ have...

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