Pipiri / June 2017

Post Pride depressionKia ora and welcome to our Pipiri update.

What do we have for you this month? – international, national and regional news items. Melbourne has a new LGBTIQ health service, and the UN Human Rights Office has released 3 short videos illustrating the positive possibilities of culture and tradition opening to LGBTI people.

A Waiuku couple are producing a resource for guided meditations, it’s Matariki time, and the Rule Foundation is looking for a female trustee. We are heading into the election season, so we have started our coverage with notes on (the very few) lesbian candidates. And we note the closing of the Gaynz news website.

Auckland is looking forward to a number of events for lesbians and queer women – check out the list.

Did you miss something, or do you want to check back on a story from earlier this year, or last year? A story archive is available from the dropdown menu under the News tab.

Our Media page has a new cartoon by Helen Courtney, a review of a new book by Paekakariki feminist economist Prue Hyman (particularly timely given the approaching election, as noted above), an exciting update on the webseries Pot Luck, and news of 2 award-winning lesbian authors.

Read about 2 musical sisters and a sheep farmer on our People page, and read Nadia Gush’s Opinion on Translesbians in lesbian feminist spaces.

Check out Dyke Diary – we update this whenever new events come in. We include women’s and other events of interest to lesbians – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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