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Sat 16 Jan 2021

  • 'I'm still the same person inside': Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen
    Four years ago, Olivia Stewart realised the reason she felt different from boys her own age was because she was a girl...
    Links: Stuff
  • Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen in Australia
    For Australian teenager Olivia Stewart, coming out as transgender was one of the best things she has ever done and also one of the hardest...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 16 Jan 2020

  • Ariana Grande, Amber Rose and more celebrate NikkieTutorials after she comes out as transgender
    Nikkie de Jager, a...
    Links: Stuff
  • LGBT family's island holiday: 'At no point did we feel anything but welcome'
    In Lanzarote, Spain, two-dad pair Charlie Condou and Cameron Laux are charmed by a resort that is truly all-inclusive...
    Links: Stuff
  • Youtube Make-Up Artist Comes Out as Trans After Blackmail Attempt
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Jan 2019

  • Exclusive: Auckland Pride Festival Arts and Theatre Shows
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Jan 2018

  • Couple in fight with Immigration to prove their love is true
    After providing hundreds of photos, documents and more than 20 letters of support from friends and family, an Auckland gay couple is at a loss as to what else Immigration New Zealand wants as evidence of their relationship...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bangladesh Adds Third Gender Option to Electoral Enrolment Forms
    Links: Express
  • George Michael Secretly Donated $500,000 to HIV charity
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Jan 2017

  • 2 Double Passes to ‘As You Like It’
    Links: Express
  • 2 Double Passes to the Rainbow Auckland Pride Parade Grandstand
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to 2 Wellington Fringe Festival Events
    Links: Express
  • George Michael Mural Looks Over Sydney
    Links: Express
  • Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration
    Links: Express
  • New Print-Editor of express Appointed
    Links: Express
  • Voicing Pride Launches
    Links: Express
  • Canada reverses trans inmate housing policy
    Canadian transgender inmates are now to be housed in prisons that align with their gender identity, a policy reversal that comes just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to address the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More than 10 million Americans say they are glbt
    More than 10 million Americans now identify as being glbt, according to poll information just released...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Eddie Long (1953-2017)
    Brian Tamaki's African-American Pentecostal fundamentalist 'overseer', Eddie Long (New Birth Missionary Baptist Church) passed away yesterday at the age of sixty three...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sauna website hacked by Middle East activists
    Wellington’s Checkmate gay sauna, closed for several months, has had its website hacked by a group trying to draw attention to violence against civilians in the Middle East...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexual violence agency to discuss LGBTI inclusion
    For the first time, a specialist sexual violence agency is moving towards creating safer spaces for LGBTI communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamaki mentor Eddie Long dies in USA
    Eddie Long, a mentor and role-model of Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki who reached out of court settlements after being accused of sexually abusing several of his young male parishioners, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Jan 2016

  • Archbishop of Canterbury sorry for "hurt and pain"
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for the “hurt and pain” the Anglican Church has caused to LGBTI people, both in the past and present...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Positive interim board now in place
    An interim board of ten members has this morning been voted in to oversee the embattled organisation until its next AGM can be held...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: Chemwreck
    In December 2015's Attitude, there was a sobering section on chemsex and HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Jan 2015

  • Sun, Sand and Sexy Swimmers
    Links: Express
  • The Boy from Oz that Everyone is Looking at
    Links: Express
  • What’s Touching Your Skin?
    Links: Express
  • Armourguard probing guard complaint
    Armourguard is investigating a complaint about a security guard at an Auckland train station, who was heard stating loudly that he doesn’t like gay people, Maori and Pacific Islanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland cafe to be Pride nightlife hub
    A central Auckland café and bar will be transformed into a hub called ‘XOX Pride’ for the Auckland Pride Festival, featuring drag shows, DJs and live music...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellen: I am not "married", I am married
    Ellen has hit back at a pastor who accused Hollywood of having a ‘gay agenda’ and claimed “Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Anika Moa track: Running
    Anika Moa's released a lyric video for Running, the first track from her upcoming album Queen At The Table, which is due out in April...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen honours Barbadian lgbt champion
    A brave young lgbti rights campaigner from Barbados, where homosexuality is illegal, is to be honoured by The Queen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Imitation Game up for eight Oscars
    The Imitation Game has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch for his portrayal of gay genius Alan Turing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Jan 2014

  • 2014 music preview: Festivals
    A new year brings new hope for some amazing live shows! We look at out some of the out and gay-fave artists and bands who are performing at festivals over the next couple of months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hunt for new home continues for AKL groups
    Trevor Easton Auckland organisations OUTLine and Rainbow Youth have started the working year continuing their search for a new shared home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality momentum rolls on in US
    The state-by-state momentum continues for marriage equality in the US, with a Federal judge now striking down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New figures show flood of gay weddings
    File Photo Same-sex nuptials made up almost seven per cent of all marriages in New Zealand in the four months after marriage equality came into effect...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Researchers need sex survey recruiters
    Friendly, professional and reliable people who need a bit of extra cash are being sought to help researchers gather data for the Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey (GAPSS)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian and Nobel winners write to Putin
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has joined with 27 Nobel laureates to write a letter to Vladimir Putin decrying Russia’s anti-gay laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Jan 2013

  • 'Milk' Deception' actor Victor Garber comes out
    Victor Garber High-profile movie and TV actor Victor Gerber has come out with a Wikipedia entry that now says he is partnered with a man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay UK christians lose discrimination case
    Two UK Christians, a marriage registrar and a sex counsellor, fired because they refused to work with gay couples, have lost their anti-discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian actress Jodie Foster asks for privacy
    Jodie Foster Hollywood actress and director Jodie Foster appears to have formally come out for the second time, in a long and slightly rambling Lifetime Achievement award acceptance speech in which she asked for privacy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pastor caught rigging Marriage Equality poll
    Bev and Peter Mortlock The outspoken and passionately anti-gay head of an Auckland-based evangelical Christian church has been sprung urging his followers to rig a cabinet minister's website poll on marriage Equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your Marriage Equality submissions: Heartbreak
    The text of a submission to the Select Committee on the proposed Marriage Equality law being spearheaded by lesbian MP Louisa Wall...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Jan 2012

  • Sam Johnson among three awards finalists
    Gay Christchurch community leader Sam Johnson is one of three finalists in the New Zealander of the Year Awards, which will be handed out at a dinner ceremony in Auckland next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Jan 2011

  • A lesbian couple's business is burnt down in a continued serious of hate crimes at Mangawhai Heads
  • The lives of Williams, Fry and Wilde
    At first glance there might seem to be little in common between the late Kenneth Williams and the still very alive Stephen Fry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Jan 2010

  • Australia's gay blood donor dilemma
    In December's DNA magazine, we hear from the other side of the Tasman about their quandaries over the gay blood transfusion ban and divided LGBT opinions on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nationwide search begins for Bro Online models
    The search is on in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to find models to promote the Bro Online dating website for men seeking men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police shut down Mr. Gay China pageant
    Just one hour before the pageant was set to begin, police have swooped in to stop the first-ever Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Jan 2009

  • End of two eras on London's gay scene
    In an emotional week for London's gay scene, one of the city's most iconic nightclub venues has closed, and its biggest gay retailer has gone into receivership...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Jan 2008

  • Drug-resistant bacteria hits US gay areas
    A 'superbug' which can cause life-threatening and disfiguring infections is being discovered in the gay communities of San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, and researchers are worried its spread may soon be out of control...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi lesbians sign up for Aussie Girlfest
    Lesbians on Australia's Sunshine Coast describe it as an "awesome and jam-packed" weekend, and Girlfest organisers say they're had lots of Kiwi women sign up for this year's premier Australasian lesbian event starting next Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Senior mgr beats hasty retreat from NZAF
    8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN's best 'fag-hag' will be crowned
    Wellington's infamous FAG Party is being held again this weekend - but with a twist - a competition which will crown the Capital's best 'fag-hag'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Jan 2007

  • George FM finds the 42 gayest songs
    In the run-up to 2007's HERO festival, George FM says it will become New Zealand's gayest radio station...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton: Rave review for new gay bar
    The Waikato Times' ‘Barfly' has given Hamilton's newest LGBT bar/nightclub a favourable review...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takatapui TV:
    Maori Television's Takatapui programme will return for a fifth season on 6 March 2007 – and are looking for a new male presenter to join the team...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Jan 2006

  • AKL: Drug-fuelled pack rape and death
    Allegations have emerged of the drug-fuelled gay pack rape of a young gay man who died five days later, on 3 December, on an Auckland motorway offramp...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Jan 2005

  • Television news report: the funeral of Makgatho Mandela
    One News, ref F84625.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Editorial: A cynical, sinister marriage of convenience
    Observant readers will have noted that our front page section which was recently titled Politics has been re-titled Politics and Religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Jan 2004

  • Mass commitment ceremony planned for Big Gay Out
    Organisers of a mass commitment ceremony at this year's Big Gay Out in February say it is a timely political statement, as well a public expression of love...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Jan 2003

  • Georgie Girl's alleged killer arrested
    The fugitive Black Power gang member wanted in connection with the murder of South Auckland cross-dresser 'Georgie Girl' Matahaere has been arrested...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truscott bid for release turned down
    HIV positive gay man Christopher Truscott has had a request for release from detention turned down...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Jerry (Brisbane)
    Jerry talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - Scott (Australia)
    Scott talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

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