Sam Orchard

Sam is a queer trans man who writes comics about his life, his genderqueer partner and their cat. You can find more of his stuff at roostertailscomic.com

Society
Feb 25, 2018

Single mothers on how the 'mystery dad' penalty harms their families

As part of the ongoing We are Beneficiaries project highlighting the realities of life on a benefit, artist Sam Orchard tells the stories of women who have refused to name their baby's father – and been punished for their decision.

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Society
Jan 23, 2018

Damned lies and statistics: why Stats NZ should listen to queer communities

Comics artist and queer trans man Sam Orchard on Stats NZ's decision not to include questions about sexuality or gender identity in this year's census.

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Society
May 31, 2017

A real live trans person has a lesson for Barry Soper and Mike Hosking about poo

Newly announced PPTA guidelines about gender neutral toilet and uniform options generated an inevitable round of dismissive opinions from the likes of Barry Soper and Mike Hosking. Sam Orchard, a …

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