About bad apple

What is bad apple?

“In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.”

bad apple is a queer, communist publication project dedicated to Aotearoa’s marginalised communities. Our goal is to provide a platform for those who have been disenfranchised by the inadequacies of our society and resources to help organise and reclaim our agency.

He Aha Tō Kaupapa?

Ngā Tikanga Matatika is to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori in the ways that we operate and the things that we publish. We reject the presence of cops, corrections, and corporations at Pride and any other organisations committed to the preservation of Aotearoa’s colonial hegemonies.

Tino rangatiratanga, baby.

How Do You Operate?

bad apple is run entirely through koha; no one but our readers profit from our work and we aim to be transparent about our practices through monthly hui on our Discord server and readily accessible public documents.

Who is bad apple?

bad apple is the collaborative passion project of Aotearoa’s queer communities from all over the motu. Most of us don’t have any formal training and work regular day jobs, but we somehow managed to to make it happen thanks to the koha and mahi of our contributors.


In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.


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