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BAZ MACDONALD

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Baz is a journalist and critic based in Wellington, New Zealand.


Baz is a journalist and critic based in Wellington, New Zealand.


Content by Baz

Where are the women in eSports?

Physical differences are often used as the reason for the separation of men and women in sport – but eSports don’t have these physical limiters. So why is there is so little gender diversity?

How the FBI has disrupted NZ's sex work industry

The closure of Backpage.com in a sex trafficking bust has had unexpected consequences in New Zealand.

The weird and wonderful world of international eSports

Baz Macdonald heads to LA to see The Overwatch League at Blizzard Arena.

Wellington's Drag Scene – A Photo Essay

Introducing Lynn D'hour, Bunny Holiday, Tess Tosterone, Mike Litoris and more!

A chat with Trixie Mattel – RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Billboard charting musician and TV show host

Trixie takes some time out of her busy schedule to chat with Baz Macdonald about life as a Drag Race star.

Fa’afafine, trans and bio queens – gender diversity in the NZ drag scene

'I didn’t realise that there could be so much power in femininity, when I had spent my whole life feeling degraded by it.'

The trials and triumphs of New Zealand's Drag Kings

'The art of drag kings is just as transformative, artistic and entertaining as drag queens. Absolutely. But often that is not respected or recognised.'

How RuPaul transformed New Zealand's drag scene

Drag has long been a part of underground culture in Aotearoa, but the recent success of a reality TV show has propelled it into the mainstream.

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