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Sun 1 Jan 2023

  • Author Gina Cole is made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (New Zealand)
    Links: New Years Honours 2023
  • Transgender students should automatically get into nearest co-ed school, MP says
    MP lodges bill to allow gender diverse students to automatically enrol at nearest co-ed school...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 1 Jan 2021

  • Vicki-Anne Heikell is awarded a Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (New Zealand)
    Heikell is awarded the honour for services to heritage preservation and Maori
    Links: New Year Honours
  • Victor Rodger is awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (New Zealand)
    Rodger is awarded the honour for services to theatre and Pacific arts.
    Links: New Year Honours
  • Mark Fisher, supporting the rights and health of those living with HIV
    A lot has changed in the three decades Mark Fisher has worked with the HIV community, but in many ways things are stuck in the 1980s...
    Links: Stuff

Sun 1 Jan 2017

  • Ellen show guest pastor lets loose anti-gay tirade
    An American pastor and gospel singer who performed with Pharrell Williams in his I See Victory music video and who is scheduled to appear on the Ellen Degeneres tv talk show this week has ranted against homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kennedy arrested after defending gay friend
    One of the USA's famed Kennedy political family has been arrested for assault in an incident which apparently began earlier when a gay friend of Connor Kennedy was subject to anti-gay slurs by a small group of male night-clubbers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Year's Honours 2017
    Every year GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Jan 2016

  • Queen Bestows New Year Honours On GLBT Rights Advocates
    Links: Express
  • Under Construction New Years Eve Party
    Links: Express
  • GayNZ.com New Years Honours for 2015
    It's time to acknowledge a group of people who have made a significant and long-lasting difference in the lives of glbti New Zealanders during the past year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Jan 2015

  • Grindr Guys – The Types of Guys We Meet
    Links: Express
  • "Dr Hu" honoured for disability advocacy
    Dr Huhana Hickey (picture thanks to Andrea) UPDATED: Auckland disability advocate Dr Huhana Hickey is to be made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's New Year’s Dishonours
    It’s been a year when our honours list was burgeoning, while ‘villains’ have been fewer and far between...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robbie Manson - Pt2: Being out and proud
    [Robbie Manson - Pt1: The path to success] Olympic rower Robbie Manson (above left) says his homosexuality was always something that was in the back of his mind in his younger years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Jan 2014

  • Editorial and appreciation: Tony Katavich
    Tony Katavich (l) and his life partner John Kiddie, who died mid-2012 The death of Tony Katavich pretty much marks the end of an era, in more ways than younger readers might imagine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fighter and trailblazer Katavich remembered
    Tony Katavich is being remembered as a determined and influential man who has left a vital legacy for gay New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New live-in Queen of Vinegar Hill crowned
    Shane Young looks resplendent in robes Eighteen-year veteran and current kaitiaki of Vinegar Hill Shane Young is “horribly surprised and rather speechless” after being made 2014’s Queen of the gay campground...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Year welcomed on Karangahape Road
    Grant Robertson and Alf Kaiwai at Eagle Bar Political bigwig Grant Robertson and his partner Alf Kaiwai were amongst the many gay people who saw in the New Year on New Zealand's gayest street, Karangahape Road in Auckland, last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Jan 2013

  • GayNZ.com's 2012 New Year’s Honours
    Our favourite part of the year is looking back on the people who have shone over the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's 2012 New Year’s Honours
    Our favourite part of the year is looking back on the people who have shone over the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NYE opinion divided on glbti safety on K' Rd
    Just over half of the gay and lesbian folk polled on New Zealand's gayest street say they feel reasonably safe there, including one young man who says he has been attacked in the past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prescription price rise could put HIV+ lives at risk
    Today's almost doubling of prescription fees from $3 to $5 per script could place lives at risk according to HIV support organisation Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Jan 2012

  • GayNZ.com's 2011 New Year's honours
    Throughout a year of magnificent highs and shattering lows a few heroes have stood out in 2011 as those GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Honour for the woman who helped free NZ gays
    Fran Wilde The courageous politician who helmed the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform bill, freeing New Zealand's gay men of the fear of criminal prosecution for being sexually intimate with each other, has been recognised in the New Year's Honours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Jan 2011

  • The 2010 GayNZ.com Honours
    Every year many people make life better for glbt New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Jan 2010

  • Welcome to 2010!
    We're keeping track of all the parties, events and festivals confirmed in what looks set to be a very busy 2010! Let us know if there's more to add by emailing us on gaynz@woosh...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Jan 2009

  • Family's first moments of 2009
    We captured the moment as Miss Ribena took to the stage for the countdown to the new year at K' Road's gayest nightclub...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV test upswing expected after holidays
    HIV and STD services are expecting an increase in the number of people seeking sexual health tests and advice  following the Christmas/New Year holiday break...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Year's GLBT Honours 2008/09
    There may have been no openly glbt people included in this year's national New Year's Honours list but there are plenty of people who have made remarkable and positive contributions to gay people's lives, either directly or indirectly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stephen Fry is here to meet NZ birds
    "I just had a weta crawling all over me *shiver*" typed gay British actor, author, director and wit Stephen Fry onto his blog this afternoon from Somes Island in Wellington Harbour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Jan 2008

  • Big Love: Slippery Slope?
    Big Love poster art The US Christian Right waxed hysterical about HBO's Big Love last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NYE shows delight Vinegar Hill campers
    Hundreds of LGBT campers saw in the New Year 2008 last night with a colourful line-up of shows at Vinegar Hill annual camping festival in the lower North Island – and the new Queen of Vinegar Hill for 2008 was named in the elaborate awards ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ten of the Best - 2007 edition
    Having already listed the Top Ten of GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Jan 2007

  • 2006 New Year's honours: Lifetime Achievement Awards
    There are few names that somehow didn't neatly fit into our Top Ten Finest and Foulest lists, people we couldn't quite decide on...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2006 New Year's honours: The ten Finest!
    Whilst many New Zealanders, gay lesbian, straight or whatever, made a positive difference in our lives or people's understanding of our lives, these are the ten folk GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2006 New Year's honours: The ten Foulest!
    Without the controversy of Civil Unions legislation, General Election bickering or the downfall of paedophile religious leaders, 2006 should have been a dream year for glbt folk, right? Strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, no...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Jan 2006

  • New Year's Honours: Ten Terrific Treasures!
    Some of us have been unjustly accused of fizzing at the bung before, but on this occasion it's unabashedly true as we explode in a jismatic fit of superlatives for our list of this year's good guys (and girls too – we ain't living in some sort of Duffocracy here)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Jan 2003

  • 30 Years of Gay Liberation (Part 3)
    Lesbian journalist Claire Gummer concludes her three-part series marking the 30th anniversary of the gay liberation movement in NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - coming out stories (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Participants talk about their coming out experiences.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - first same-sex experience (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Participants talk about their first same-sex experiences.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - personal advice (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Participants give their personal advice and opinions to those thinking of coming out
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - realisation (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Participants talk about the moment when they realise they are not heterosexual
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 1 Jan 1998

  • Jacquie Grant becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) (West Coast region, New Zealand)
    Grant is honoured for her work as a foster parent to more than 60 children. In 2018 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).
    Links: Te Ara, A Gender Variance Whos Who

Sun 1 Jan 1995

  • Dancer Warren Douglas dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Warren Douglas Scholarship Fund was subsequently established in May 1995 to help those who wanted to make the transition from performer to arts administrator, as he had done. Douglas is remembered on the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, Warren Douglas Scholarship Fund

Tue 1 Jan 1991

  • Carmen Rupe interviewed by Jack Body (1991) (Sydney)
    Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe in 1991 about her life.
    Features: Carmen Rupe
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Mon 1 Jan 1979

  • Gay Rights Movement (c.1979) (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    In this recording from c.1979, Mike Waghorne describes the motivations behind the Gay Rights Movements
    Features: Mike Waghorne
    Links: PrideNZ.com

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