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MastheadrevisedWelcome! It’s April and issue 3 of our online newsletter.

We have lots of news about the Charlotte Museum and vulva poppies for Anzac Day; a possible Rainbow Panel for Auckland city; lesbian gigs in the Comedy Festival; free clothes; podcasts of butch women and Wellington queer awards; women’s inequality, research and stories about older lesbians; and News from all over.

In other sections: go to People for a ‘what lesbians do’ story involving steam trains; the Kapiti Coast potluck, lesbians in the Auckland Writers Festival, and women in WW1 events.

See Photos for some ‘about town’ activity, and to Media for a New Zealand and an Australian book review, a film review AND an art show review!

We have finally sorted an automated email reminder of new issues. Those who haven’t already emailed us can fill in the form below for once-a-month-only email reminding you when the next issue is online. Each issue will be available around the first of each month – this way you don’t have to remember. Big thanks to Jade du Preez for sorting it for us!

If you are accessing this site on a phone or other small screen, you may have some display problems with the main page. We think this is a WordPress code problem, but will keep an eye on it (so to speak). Altering your view to landscape will help.

Any feedback? – we welcome your comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!


Haere mai, welcome

MastheadrevisedWelcome to our second issue! This month we have stories about the new Auckland social group EquAsian, a decolonisation hui for young takatāpui and queer people of colour, an inspiring Pacific women’s political action group, a Dunedin feminist conference, Heroic Gardens as well as more stories on our news page. And if you missed any of last month’s stories, you can see the dropdown link to the February issue on the news menu. This month’s profile is of comic and actor Freya Desmarais with more items on the People page. We also have a new opinion piece, this month on Pride and protest. We welcome your comments on that, or any opinions you’d like to send in. If you follow us (there’s a ‘Follow’ link on every page, in different places depending on your device), you’ll get a message telling you when the next month’s issue is published. You can leave comments on any page, or email us on If you use Facebook, please like our page – Lesbian News Aotearoa is the online daughter of the Tāmaki Makaurau Lesbian Newsletter, which was published for 24 years, and we haven’t yet changed our Facebook name. Please send us news from your area, information about events, and photos, and tell your friends about the site. And we always welcome your feedback.


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