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Sun 31 May 2020

  • From 'one queen to another' - Georgina Beyer recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
    Georgina Beyer, the world's first transgender MP and mayor, honoured for services to the rainbow community...
    Links: Stuff
  • World's first openly transexual MP 'humbled' by Queen's Birthday Honour
    The world's first transgender mayor and MP has been awarded for her services to the LGBTQI community...
    Links: RNZ
  • World's first openly transgender MP 'humbled' by Queen's Birthday Honour
    The world's first transgender mayor and MP has been awarded for her services to the LGBTQI community...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 31 May 2019

  • Destiny Church to hold LGBT event
    Destiny Church has invited members of the LGBT community to an event church leader Brian Tamaki is calling "the first step in a new relationship between our communities"...
    Links: RNZ
  • UN health agency drops gender identity disorder as diagnosis
    A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops ‘gender identity disorder’, as official diagnosis ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Chiefs to Play in Opening Game of Super Rugby’s First Pride...
    Links: Express
  • GAY PORN STARS, BALLS AND BABIES
    Links: Express
  • Musical Theatre Unleashed
    Links: Express
  • So Many Queens, So Little Time
    Links: Express

Thu 31 May 2018

  • Chile's Supreme Court approves gender registration change
    SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's Supreme Court has approved a transgender person's request to change their name and registered gender without reassignment surgery...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Pipiri / June 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Pipiri update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • 2 x Tickets to RNZB’s Dancing With Mozart
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to SILO’s HIR
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to the World Press Photo Exhibition
    Links: Express
  • Basement: A gentlemen’s tea room and more…
    Links: Express
  • Hall or Nothing
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Jack Sexsmith
    Links: Express
  • New express Publisher – A New Beginning
    Links: Express
  • PrEP and Undetectable – What Does It Mean?
    Links: Express

Wed 31 May 2017

  • GayNZ.com ends (New Zealand)
    Based in Auckland, GayNZ.com was a daily news and features website. It also had forums, an event calendar, scene photographs, business listings and personal ads. Many of the articles have been archived online by multiple sites. A new website with the same name was launched in 2019.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Pipiri / June 2017
    Kia ora and welcome to our Pipiri update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Call of the Wild!
    Links: Express
  • Family’s Oceania Pride Aotearoa Fundraiser
    Links: Express
  • Gay Porn Star Comes Out as HIV Positive in Inspiring Video
    Links: Express
  • Manon Lescaut: One Night Only
    Links: Express
  • People: Mary Haddock-Staniland
    Links: Express
  • Ponsonby Fundraiser for Manchester Victims
    Links: Express

Tue 31 May 2016

  • Getting to the Bottom of It
    Links: Express
  • The Not-so-Jolly Roger
    Links: Express
  • Trumpwreck?
    What might happen if Donald Trump ends up heavily losing the US election due to a fractured Republican Party? Particularly to religious social conservatism? Religious social conservatives are divided about Donald Trump...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 May 2015

  • Jac Lynch- Butch on Butch (Wellington)
    Photographer Jac Lynch talks about the Butch on Butch photographic project.
    Features: Jac Lynch
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Female Hottie: Sharyn Casey
    Links: Express
  • NZ Opera’s La Cenerentola Debut
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: Green Party Misses Historic Opportunity
    Links: Express
  • Tamaki back to whipping up homophobia
    Signs of a thaw in Destiny Church's homophobia have come to nothing Less than a year after claiming gay people are welcome at his church, Brian Tamaki is back whipping up anti-gay fervour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 May 2014

  • Changes at World’s Top Feminist Website
    Links: Express
  • Does Treatment As Prevention Work?
    Links: Express
  • The Pop Bangers That Imploded: A+ (USA)
    Links: Express
  • The Day of Silence coming to NZ schools
    The queer straight alliance network is bringing a national edition of The Day of Silence, a campaign against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools, to New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 May 2013

  • Williamson rules out Auckland mayoralty bid
    The MP known for his infamous ‘big gay rainbow’ speech has decided against running for Auckland Mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 May 2012

  • The GC's 'prince' an alleged fraudster
    Morehu-Barlow TV series The GC has had a brush with Queensland’s alleged gay fraudster Joel (Hohepa) Morehu-Barlow, with female friends of gay cast member Alby Waititi trying to set him up on a date with him...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 May 2011

  • Green Party ranks two out candidates in top ten
      Jan Logie as at number nine on the Green Party list The Green Party is hoping to double the number of out MPs in its Parliamentary ranks in the November election, with two openly-gay candidates in the top ten...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 May 2010

  • Out Takes guide: Monday - Thursday
    Hereis the daily film schedule for the final three days of Out Takes in Auckland and opening night in Wellington: Monday May 31 6:30pm - Eyes Wide Open Hugely controversial on its release in Israel, this is a gay love story set in the heart of Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 May 2009

  • VIDEO: Getting yourself tested
    Steven Oates went along to the NZ AIDS Foundation's Burnett Centre to get a free and fast HIV test...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 May 2008

  • Weekend of talks and shows for Agender Chch
    A conference in Christchurch for all transgender people, their partners and supporters to meet and network will feature fun workshops, exciting guest speakers and world class entertainment, say the organisers at Agender Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 May 2007

  • Melbourne
    Melbourne's inaugural gay and lesbian multi-sport event, the ‘Asia Pacific Outgames' is planned to take place between 30th January to 3rd February, 2008, organisers have announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 31 May 2006

  • When I'm 64
    Review: When I'm 64 Dir: Jon Jones UK, 2004, BetaSP...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 May 2005

  • Being gay and coming out
    All was not as it appeared at a recent "coming out" show at Otago University, which held more than a few surprises for the gays and lesbians who attended, including the presence of a well-known Christian activist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 May 2004

  • Latter Days
    LATTER DAYS Dir: C J Cox, USA, 2003, 35mm, 110mins Well, the Mormons didn't like this one too much...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 May 2003

  • Bar owner "not guilty" of drug/sex allegations
    47-year-old Auckland gay restaurant owner Philip Sturm has pleaded not guilty to charges of drugs and sexual offending at the conclusion of hearings in the Auckland District Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 May 1975

  • Television comedy: a skit sending up Patricia Bartlett (New Zealand)
    Dean on Saturday, ref TZP6108.
    Links: TVNZ

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