“Rather than rural spaces being intrinsically homophobic, I think that there are inaccurate assumptions of queer folk present”. Inspired by the lived experience of queer people, Mik writes about how looking queer impacts experience of place in regional New Zealand.
A piece by Dani Yourukova in which a dungeon-crawling, adventure game is also secretly about the relationship between value and time, the evils of capitalism, and the financial precarity that comes with being a working artist.
The protests held to oppose notorious anti-trans activist Posie Parker’s speaking tour are the latest in a long and proud history of trans activism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Historian Will Hansen takes a look back at this past, tracking trans communities’ records of defiance as generations of trans people have worked together to demand change.
This one’s for the queer Filipino-Kiwis out there just trying to see themselves! Aotearoa theatre may be on the up-and-up with LGBTQ+ stories but that intersectionality and representation is vital. That’s what’s so exciting about Caryl Loria Illana’s ‘Soul Sister’. Ari Banog went to check out the live script reading at BATS Theatre for us.
On Thursday 15 September, queer folks converged at the National Library to celebrate 30 years of resistance with LAGANZ, and enjoy the launch of the latest issue of The Archive is Alive zine. Erin Ramsay writes of their experience of the evening.