True stories

A list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: True stories.

GayNZ.com was a news, features and commentary website focussing on LGBTI rainbow issues in Aotearoa New Zealand. It ran for approximately 16 years, publishing over 18,000 articles. Before it ceased operation on 31 May 2017, two large-scale web archives - the Internet Archive and the National Library of New Zealand (NHDA) captured and made much of the content available online. The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand also captured an off-line copy of the content.

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  • 10/08/01 - Would I really have wanted to grow up like Peter Sinclair? (#4)  [text]
  • 11/10/01 - Keep your legs together in front of the Queen (#9)  [text]
  • 12/12/01 - Anti-gay hate crimes in NZ, 1990-2001 (#21)  [text]
  • 01/08/02 - Gay cop: Turning scandal into success (#38)  [text]
  • 03/09/02 - Karl Moser comes out (#45)  [text]
  • 24/07/03 - London Pride 2003 (#88)  [text]
  • 25/08/03 - Rise & Shine - The Graeme Kennedy Story (#97)  [text]
  • 02/04/04 - A champion for human rights dies (#205)  [text]
  • 27/04/04 - GLBT stories sought for radio drama series (#229)  [text]
  • 31/05/04 - 'Screaming Queens' (#259)  [text]
  • 01/06/04 - Homosexuality in pre-colonial Maori society (#262)  [text]
  • 09/08/04 - Brum: a refreshing alternative to London (#361)  [text]
  • 12/08/04 - Sorry David, it was all your own fault! (#366)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 28/10/04 - Tahiti: An accepting Heaven on earth (#465)  [text]
  • 17/12/04 - Reflections: Kevin & Jonathan, banned in Taihape (#536)  [text]
  • 20/01/05 - I Only Want to Be With Her: Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) (#578)  [text]
  • 10/03/05 - The Peron Interview (#648)  [text]
  • 10/03/05 - Peron Under Siege (#649)  [text]
  • 13/03/05 - The kindness of strangers: Jim Peron writes (#656)  [text]
  • 21/03/05 - The Peron Allegations: Part One: The Personalities Emerge (#667)  [text]
  • 24/03/05 - The Peron Allegations: Part Two: The Hall of Mirrors (#671)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 29/03/05 - The Peron Allegations: Part Three: Ghosts From The Past Return (#675)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 29/03/05 - Editorial: Jim Peron: Some questions and answers (#676)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 13/05/05 - Letter from America: Homosexual by nature (#724)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 01/06/05 - Fighting like a man for womanhood (#754)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 11/07/05 - Saris and Dust: India's Hijras (#812)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 10/08/05 - The kiwi who helped Egale fly (#852)  [text]
  • 15/10/05 - Gay parents can give kids the best of Mars and Venus (#953)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 22/01/06 - Pollyfilla: "I'm an interactive party decoration, really" (#1086)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 08/02/06 - Remembering Andrew Gilmour (#1107)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 07/04/06 - Freedom! The day our gay world changed (#1190)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 12/05/06 - Before law reform: Married with children (#1234)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 01/06/06 - Searching for sponsorship, aiming for gold (#1277)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 11/06/06 - Rare recordings mark Law Reform anniversary (#1293)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 12/06/06 - Lilith and Gareth share Queen's Birthday Honour (#1294)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 26/06/06 - Philip Patston on (#1315)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 29/09/06 - Henare Te Ua: (#1694)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 04/10/06 - History: Polari - The Tongue of Queens! (#1441)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 09/10/06 - Virgin territory (#1445)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 22/10/06 - Happy Diwali (#1458)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 29/10/06 - Coming out to your parents (#1464)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 30/11/06 - Diving star in net sex shocker! (#1499)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 06/12/06 - School's Out! - Peer Sexuality Support at Rosehill College (#1508)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 12/12/06 - Hooking up on the net (#1511)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 02/02/07 - Think you (#1570)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 20/03/07 - A Kiwi experience - Far from home, and finding herself (#1638)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 15/04/07 - The ten rules for managing open relationships (#1670)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 04/05/07 - "My night at an orgy" (#1699)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 08/06/07 - Green Dean (#4511)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 03/07/07 - Betrayal: (#4613)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/07/07 - Who says romance is dead? (#4620)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/10/07 - Rainbow Youth's mum Linda Farr retires (#5068)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 01/12/07 - Rhys, a young Kiwi with HIV (#5315)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 12/12/07 - When Otters go wild... (#5367)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 03/01/08 - My first love (#5397)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 06/01/08 - The gay life, but not as we know it (#5433)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 15/01/08 - "We're climbing our own mountains now" (#5467)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/01/08 - Fraser Moreton: A Kiwi bloke's gay life (#5508)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 23/04/08 - Dan News gets deleted (#5855)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 29/04/08 - New Zealand's favourite gay boy-next-door (#5874)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/05/08 - Finding your gay way in China (#5928)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/05/08 - Josh tells his story at Chch's Candlelight (#5967)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 31/05/08 - Obituary: Darren Taylor, AKA Bambi Slut (#6010)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 05/07/08 - Joseph's new cocktail-mixing contraption (#6175)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/07/08 - Where's the strangest place you've had sex? (#6266)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 18/11/08 - Greg's coming out story (#6768)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 23/11/08 - She'll be right - Georgina Beyer keeps it Kiwi (#6786)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/12/08 - Online dating: "Why I deleted myself" (#6910)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 09/02/09 - Dear Mum & Dad... (#7072)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 19/03/09 - Bon voyage Andy Boreham! (#7224)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 22/03/09 - "The first time I went to a gay bar" (#7236)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 20/04/09 - Break-ups: 14 ways to leave your lover (#7343)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/05/09 - Notes to our 16-year-old selves (#7424)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 04/06/09 - Carmen's whirlwind Wellington visit (#7540)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 15/06/09 - Rachel's story: "My cancer struggle" (#7569)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 17/07/09 - Kestin's story: T is for Testosterone (#7704)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/07/09 - Jeff's story: Being gay in prison (#7736)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/08/09 - Intolerance: The Wanganui Incident (#7778)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 08/09/09 - Max's story: A Transgender Inquiry (#7875)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/09/09 - Rachael's story: A minority within a minority (#7920)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/09/09 - Simon's story: Surviving cancer (#7947)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/11/09 - Rob's a Postie Plus (#8188)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/11/09 - My life in the Exclusive Brethren (#8207)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/11/09 - Escaping the Exclusive Brethren (#8221)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 29/11/09 - After the Exclusive Brethren: Craig looks ahead (#8235)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 02/12/09 - "How Glenn Mills gave me HIV" (#8256)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 10/12/09 - New Caledonia couple seeks baby joy in NZ (#8288)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 06/01/10 - My big gay Sims family (#8369)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 08/01/10 - 'Kosmo Krator' - A Stolen Identity (#8375)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/01/10 - Get well soon with Nurse Neil (#8396)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 28/01/10 - Mike Puru: "I didn't want to pretend anymore" (#8440)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 01/02/10 - Stalked! (#8454)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/02/10 - Coming out to Granny (#8501)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 20/03/10 - Bullying boss "made me feel sick about who I was" (#8620)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 28/04/10 - Standing up against the bullies – together (#8737)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/05/10 - LGBT Life: Then and Now (#8830)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/06/10 - In the Navy: The real story? (#8989)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 03/07/10 - Why can't we be friends? (#9012)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 17/08/10 - Living butch? (#9202)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 31/08/10 - 25 Years: A mysterious killer (#9263)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 05/09/10 - Staring disaster in the face (#9288)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 10/09/10 - Dreams of a wedding in the sky (#9310)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/09/10 - "It Gets Better" (#9388)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 08/11/10 - Real life Rocky moments! (#9558)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/12/10 - On Ponsonby Rd? Really? (#9696)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/01/11 - Homo-hatred in suburban ChCh (#9791)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 20/01/11 - Burning with hatred (#9819)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 12/02/11 - Mangawhai Heads: a month on (#9918)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 01/03/11 - A week on shaky ground (#10000)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 17/03/11 - Police DLOs "chipping away" at making change (#10106)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/04/11 - Gay, 15 and living in Gore (#10234)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 03/05/11 - Obituary: Margaret Hoffman (#10311)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 10/08/11 - Law Reform: raising the cash (#10715)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 22/08/11 - "Thanks for all the support" (#10754)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 18/10/11 - Separate, but equal (#10925)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/10/11 - Two Dorothies all at sea: A steamy departure (#10940)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/10/11 - Manslaughter verdict: What the jury heard and saw (#10944)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/10/11 - Two Dorothies at Sea: Bare-arsed cheeks (#10963)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 06/11/11 - Two Dorothies all at sea: Fabulos City (#11015)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/12/11 - Goin' Bush Part 1: The Tent (#11202)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/12/11 - Goin' Bush Part 2: Royal advice (#11227)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 21/06/12 - Steven's story: fear, defiance and escape (#11902)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/07/12 - What’s with the straight hate? (#11996)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/07/12 - A body built from pain (#12006)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 30/07/12 - Wedding Belles: Hating the hate (#12061)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 17/08/12 - Parenting - a grandmother's view (#12134)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/08/12 - Antwerp's Giant (adventures) (#12170)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 22/09/12 - Marriage equality: a video submission (#12308)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/10/12 - I am Asian. I am gay. (#12385)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/10/12 - Chinese, Queer, 23, AKL (#12394)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/11/12 - On with pride: lesbian night (#12608)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 17/12/12 - Wedding Belles: Blindsided (#12703)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/01/13 - Your Marriage Equality submissions: Heartbreak (#12776)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/01/13 - Wedding Belles: An ordinary Kiwi wedding (#12831)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 01/02/13 - Editorial: A salute to Sir Paul Holmes (#12854)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 02/02/13 - Your Submissions: James Laverty (#12779)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 08/02/13 - A rose among thorns (#12875)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/02/13 - Your submissions: rurally-raised lesbian (#12781)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 22/02/13 - The Plight of being Transgender in NZ (#12953)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/02/13 - Your submissions: Thomas Coppell (#12780)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 16/03/13 - Dad's gorgeous letter to gay son (#13052)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 10/04/13 - Africa's first traditional gay wedding (#13160)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/04/13 - Fighting on: Shelley’s story (#13188)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/04/13 - ANZAC Day feature: Gay and in the Army, pt1 - Basic Training (#13234)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 27/04/13 - Gay and in the army: Pt2 - Real men can kiss (each other) (#13238)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 30/04/13 - Gay and in the Army: Pt3: So many unanswered questions (#13250)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 02/05/13 - On the job discrimination: are we working it out? (#13259)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 04/05/13 - Better work stories needed (#13266)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 12/05/13 - Mothers' Day: Di and Liz's rough road to motherhood! (#13310)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 23/05/13 - To be with you: Gus writes (#13386)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 23/05/13 - To be with you: Josh writes (#13387)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/05/13 - Dad's letter: "To me it makes no difference" (#13396)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 05/07/13 - A trans woman's story of prison abuse (#13602)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 09/07/13 - Di and Liz: smoother sailing (#13619)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 17/07/13 - Jamie and Thomas' love story (#13656)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 18/07/13 - Seeking your vote: Michelle and Bridget (#13664)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 20/07/13 - Seeking your vote: Keith and McColm (#13676)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/07/13 - Seeking your vote: Jess and Rachel (#13691)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/07/13 - Embraced by NZ: A gay Pakistani refugee's story (#13701)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/08/13 - "I want to make my mum proud" (#13779)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 10/10/13 - Trans boy's mum: why I'm sharing his story (#14030)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 12/10/13 - Attacked and dismissed: a gay Aussie's warning (#14041)  [NDHA]   [text]
  • 24/02/14 - Tribute to a fallen Hero (#14677)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 24/02/14 - Changing Paradigms (#14683)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/02/14 - Why I marched in Pride (#14687)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 31/03/14 - Harley's story (#14814)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 03/05/14 - Abuse of Trust: Pt 1 - The trap (#15005)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 04/05/14 - Abuse of Trust: Pt 2 - The assaults (#15009)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 10/05/14 - Abuse of Trust Pt 3: Victims ignored (#15045)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 11/05/14 - Abuse of Trust Pt 4: Justice (#15049)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/05/14 - Send a Kiwi ref to the Bingham Cup! (#15074)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/07/14 - Watch: Ian Thorpe - "I'm not straight" (#15365)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 20/07/14 - The legacy of Corporal Dougie Hughes (#15416)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 30/08/14 - "I regret that his jaw was broken" (#15658)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 01/11/14 - Tough Love: Alexander's story (#15931)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/11/14 - Gabe writes: "Enough is enough" (#15996)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/11/14 - 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Briana's story (#16029)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 19/11/14 - 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Mathijs Lucassen (#16030)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 20/11/14 - A safer place to call home (#16035)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 01/12/14 - HoH Pride: Marcia and Alexia's story (#16095)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 03/12/14 - Parents who are getting it right (#16111)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 15/12/14 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (#16183)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 14/01/15 - Pieces of a magical puzzle (#16302)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 06/02/15 - "I've known for ages and it doesn't worry me" (#16402)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 13/03/15 - Raising cash for top surgery: every dollar helps (#16588)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/04/15 - Becoming mums part one: hi baby! (#16700)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 25/04/15 - A gay medic’s war diary (#16736)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 04/05/15 - Lee and Sandra just want to get married (#16772)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/05/15 - The importance of personal histories (#16833)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 21/06/15 - Becoming mums: A sense of community (#16965)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 16/09/15 - Becoming mums: tips for getting started (#17313)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 18/09/15 - Help a songbird soar: Luana Howard (#17320)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 17/11/15 - Becoming mums: Ramblings of the sleep-deprived (#17525)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 23/12/15 - Securing the right to adopt (#17717)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 26/02/16 - My queer Airbnb affair (#17983)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 15/03/16 - Owning the narrative (#18067)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 07/04/16 - Pillow Talk (#18138)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 31/05/16 - In response to Peter Wells (#18328)  [Internet Archive]   [text]
  • 10/06/16 - My Life Before Law Reform: Michael Stevens (#18364)  [Internet Archive]   [text]

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