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Tue 2 Jan 2018

  • 1 x Double Ticket to QUEEN + Adam Lambert Show
    Links: Express
  • 1 x Double Ticket to The Pride Parade Grandstand
    Links: Express
  • 4 x Double Tickets to Auckland City Limits Festival
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Jan 2017

  • Listen: James Leuii's mix for Summer 16/17

Sat 2 Jan 2016

  • Wellington waterfront walk tour
    Take a self-guided circular walk tour around the Wellington waterfront and discover some historic rainbow sites
    Features: Roger Smith
  • New Year Dishonours for 2015
    As we gaze optimistically into the new year let's not forget that in 2015 some folks did some really shite things to glbti folk, either individually or as a group...

Fri 2 Jan 2015

  • Grindr – The Things You Teach Us
    Links: Express
  • New Year’s Eve – Uretiti Beach
    Links: Express
  • Use Leela's correct name, petition pleads
    Nearly 60,000 people have signed a petition calling for the parents of Ohio teenager Leelah Alcorn to use her chosen name on her gravestone...

Thu 2 Jan 2014

  • Staircase to be revived for one night only
    The Auckland Pride Festival will open with a tribute to the past, with a reunion and revival party for ‘golden era’ venue Staircase...

Wed 2 Jan 2013

  • Stroking horses “cures” gays, Virginia church says
    The “Cowboy Church of Virginia” has reportedly decided that stroking a horse can “cure” people from being gay...

Mon 2 Jan 2012

  • Our 2011 New Year's dishonours
    After awarding our GayNZ...

Sun 2 Jan 2011

  • The 2010 Dishonours
    It's nice to report that it was much easier to decide on honours than dishonours in 2010, which surely shows it has been a pretty good year...

Sat 2 Jan 2010

  • NZAF ramps up opposition to HIV self-test kits
    "Serious concerns" about the efficacy and reliability of HIV rapid screen test offered to adult shops and some gay sex on site venues last year have been passed on to the government's medical device safety authority...

Fri 2 Jan 2009

  • Survivors: The End of Whose World?
    Surviving: Anya, a young lesbian doctor The BBC has remade Survivors, the classic seventies SF series that dealt with the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a devastating mutant virus...

Wed 2 Jan 2008

  • Gay actor in New Year's honours list

Tue 2 Jan 2007

  • Terrifying sex attack on Wellington man
    Wellington police are hunting a man who subjected another man to a "prolonged and terrifying" sexual assault early on New Year's Day...

Mon 2 Jan 2006

  • Barrymore Back in UK
    Michael Barrymore's promoters say he and his partner are back in Britain only for a short time, and plan to return to their home in New Zealand; quelling rumours that the pair have turned their backs on their new country...

Sun 2 Jan 2005

  • Gay parent numbers double
    Heterosexual marriages are crumbling in ever-increasing numbers, and once again its time for the moral right to blame the gay parents, whose numbers have nearly doubled in the past five years, according to new Statistics New Zealand research...

Thu 2 Jan 1997

  • Morals campaigner Keith Hay dies
    (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Hay took a lead role in campaigning against homosexual law reform in 1985/86.
    Links: Te Ara

Thu 2 Jan 1986

  • Artist Leo Bensemann dies
    (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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