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Mon 15 Jun 2020

  • US Supreme Court backs protection for LGBT workers
    America's top court has ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country's civil rights laws...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Supreme Court recognises rights of LGBTQ workers
    The US Supreme Court has delivered a landmark ruling to recognise the rights of LGBTQ workers this morning...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Supreme Court rules in favour of civil rights law for gay and transgender workers
    US Supreme Court rules against Trump administration and in favour of law protecting gay and transgender workers...
    Links: Stuff
  • US Supreme Court rules LGBT people protected from job discrimination
    The Supreme Court ruled today that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • “This is us” – Sonya Renee Taylor On Racism In NZ
    Links: Express
  • First Samoan Fa’afafine at Massey University to receive a PhD in...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Police Officer Speaks Out About Same-Sex Domestic Violence
    Links: Express
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Has Come Out
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Jun 2019

  • 'We are just sexual objects': Attacked couple on bus hit out
    A lesbian couple who were subjected to a horrific attack have criticised how they are seen as "sexual objects"...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 15 Jun 2018

  • Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech
    MOSCOW — The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Surviving gay conversion therapy
    Author Garrard Conley was 19 when he was outed as gay and given an ultimatum by his father: undertake gay conversion therapy or be cut off from his family...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Vice President Mike Pence to be greeted with a ‘big gay dance party’ on Ohio trip
    US Vice President and devout Christian Mike Pence is known for his anti-LGBTQ policies – and activists in Ohio will be giving him a colourful reminder when he visits the state on Friday to talk about planned Republican tax reforms...
    Links: Stuff
  • New York City Pride to Feature NFL and MBA for the...
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Jun 2016

  • Auckland Gay Bar to Support Orlando Through Drag
    Links: Express
  • Death Toll May Still Rise Say Orlando Medical Staff
    Links: Express
  • Winston Peters “Disgraceful” Speech Capitalizes on Orlando Tragedy
    Links: Express
  • Peters blames Orlando on refugees/immigration
    Winston Peters has used his time in Parliament, during which party leaders were taking turns to express sympathy with the Orlando shooting victims, to blame the attack on “loose security and border controls”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Jun 2015

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: Being Gay and Disabled
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: I’m a 20 year Old Virgin and...
    Links: Express
  • Baywatch Babes at Lick
    Links: Express
  • Fran Wilde Resigns as GWRC Chair
    Links: Express
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules Same Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
    Links: Express
  • Utah Man Has “Die Fag” Carved Into Arm In Series of...
    Links: Express
  • Transgender - Born in the wrong body or born the wrong sex
    What's it all about? An explanation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2014

  • Annie Opening Night – The Civic
    Links: Express
  • Flying The Coup – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sexy in Spandex – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • The beautiful men of the beautiful game
    Here at GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Jun 2013

  • Out Takes audiences asked to pick favourites
    Voting is open for the Out Takes 2013 Audience Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 2012

  • Parliamentary Bingo: the gay equality lottery
    With two bills now in the Parliamentary ballot on the issue of marriage equality, and another on adoption what are the actual odds of one being drawn? Well, it's hard to say exactly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Jun 2011

  • More fake lesbianism exposed in cyber world
    Not Paula Brooks Another 'lesbian writer' has turned out to be a major hoax, with the creator of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real emerging as a straight man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Jun 2010

  • Keep your eye on the ball!
    There are two things you need to know about many football players: they're gorgeous and they like to take their shirts off...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Jun 2009

  • Two gay parties for Auckland this weekend
    Two gay dance parties in Auckland are planned for this Friday and Saturday night, with promoters saying the events will be the perfect remedy for winter's chills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2008

  • UK: Queen's Honours for two gay TV talents
    One of them gave us Queer As Folk, the other gave us Lily Savage - and now both talented and openly-gay British television greats have been recognised in the UK's Queen's Birthday Honours List...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 2007

  • Travolta
    The editor of a major gay publication in the US has warned that John Travolta’s new movie ‘Hairspray’ is making money for a homophobic ‘religious’ organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Jun 2006

  • Sanctuary shuts its doors in Wellington
    Wellington's long-running men's sex-on-site venue, Sancturary, has ceased trading, the sign on its door saying, "Closed – indefinitely"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Jun 2005

  • Silo Theatre's The Boys In The Band
    It could possibly be the definitive chronicle of social destruction at a gay birthday party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Jun 2004

  • Vercoe's backtrack too late say gay Christians
    It's too late for Archbishop Vercoe to backtrack on his antigay words now, says the Auckland Community Church, the damage has already been done...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2003

  • Whale Rider's US box office success
    Award-winning local feature film Whale Rider, based on the novel by gay author Witi Ihimaera, has backed up its critical acclaim with box office success in Los Angeles and New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 1984

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