Hōngongoi / July 2018

Kia ora and welcome to our Hōngongoi update.

Our national news stories look at Suffrage 125 grants (only this month left to apply), participation in the ILGA Oceania conference in August, and report on the first ‘Out on the shelves’ event and the three lesbians honoured at Queen’s birthday.

Regionally, it’s north and south: in the south we’re looking ahead to  Diversity Week at Otago University (July) and Winter Pride ’18 in Queenstown (September).

In Auckland, Pride are looking for new Board members (AGM in July), rookies are being welcomed to Roller Derby (Glenfield), several rainbow community groups are looking at the possibility of setting up a pride centre (not for the first time), and Auckland Council are including rainbow communities in their consultation about homelessness.

Our People profile this month is a personal tribute to Tuafale Tanoai’i (aka Linda T) by Charmaine Poutney: read about the work and person.

We preview the International Film Festival – will our experience be abounding with lesbians? And we reflect on Virago (the publisher) and one of their Modern Classics.

Check out Dyke Diary for events of interest to lesbians and queer women. We update it as we receive information about events – please send us your suggestions (email is good!) of those we should be listing.

Also email us your Social & Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page – there are more links to stories there, and they don’t always get to the website.

If you prefer to read LNA on paper click on print at the top of our main pages.


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