Little Bit Ahead of Everyone

Lynda Topp, one half of New Zealand’s beloved comedic country music duo, The Topp Twins, has made history as the first-ever lesbian to appear on the cover of New Zealand’s weekly Woman’s Day magazine. Topp married her partner of nine years, Donna Luxton, in a “true country hoe-down with cowboy hats, boots and plaid shirts alongside the bridal bouquet and wedding cake,” Australian blog SameSame reported. New Zealand’s Parliament is on the verge of legalizing marriage equality, and Topp told Woman’s Day she was eager to make it official with her wife. “Let’s get one thing straight,” Topp said. “This is not a civil union – it’s a marriage. We just happen to be a little bit ahead of everyone.”


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In the Zone with Educator Terrance Wallace

In the Zone with Educator Terrance Wallace

Chicago-born Terrance Wallace founded the internationally lauded InZone Project that has been educating impoverished indigenous students in New Zealand for 10 years. InZone is now being replicated in his hometown. Maudlyne…