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Tue 18 Jan 2022

  • Auckland's Big Gay Out pride event cancelled
    One of the largest events during Auckland's pride month has been cancelled...
    Links: RNZ
  • Covid-19: Big Gay Out 2022 organisers cancel event citing fears over Omicron
    The New Zealand Aids Foundation has cancelled the Ending HIV Big Gay Out, scheduled to take place on February 13 in Auckland...
    Links: Stuff
  • Medical experts question new transgender guidlines
    New International Olympic Committee guidance on transgender inclusion could undermine integrity in sport, say a group of medical experts...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 18 Jan 2021

  • 3 x Double A Reserve Passes to the Auckland Pride Gala
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Passes To The Hottest Auckland Arts Festival Shows
    Links: Express
  • Queer Icons Chlöe Swarbrick and Ms Lady B Announced to Co-Host...
    Links: Express
  • Queer Icons Chlöe Swarbrick and Ms Lady B Announced to Co-Host...
    Links: Express
  • The Queen’s Speech
    Links: Express

Fri 18 Jan 2019

  • Auckland Pride Officially Remove Parade from Programme and Announce a “Pride...
    Links: Express
  • Mother of the Nation: express Talks to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
    Links: Express
  • The Weeknd Facing Criticism For Lyrics Clamming He Can F**k A...
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Jan 2017

  • Chelsea Manning to be Freed
    Links: Express
  • Dance Your Butt Off for Mike Pence
    Links: Express
  • express Publishes Without 2017 Pride Festival Guide
    Links: Express
  • Maybelline Front Man’s Father Hits Back at Haters
    Links: Express
  • Chelsea Manning to be released this May
    Chelsea Manning is to be released from prison on May 17 following US President Barack Obama commuting her sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI student storytelling network launches
    The co-creator’s of GrammarPride, a platform for LGBTI past and present pupils of Auckland Grammar School, are now taking their concept nationwide...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Jan 2016

  • “The backbone of our organization” – Why LYC Big Gay Out...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Lynn Revealed
    Links: Express
  • GLBTI lives: Hahna Briggs
    For Queer Support Coordinator at Otago University, Hahna Briggs, coming out and giving back to the community has been a journey that has brought with it clarity and a passion to make change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taiwan and Marriage Equality
    On the other side of the South China Sea, it now seems as if Taiwan may become the first East Asian nation to pass marriage equality legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taiwan elects pro LGBTI rights President.
    Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party has been elected as the new President of Taiwan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • West of Eden release date pushed back to May
    A release date has been set for a New Zealand film with a lot of heart; West of Eden...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Jan 2015

  • All Styled Up – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Diamonds and Cocktails – Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • Editorial A Wild Heart
    Links: Express
  • Expressing Everything!
    Links: Express
  • Fabulousity – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Horrifying Images Emerge of ISIS Throwing Gay Man to His Death
    Links: Express
  • Lets Get Loud – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Steamy Nights – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Stephen Fry Marries Partner
    Links: Express
  • Short Film Sunday: Queer Selfies
    The Big Gay Out is just three weeks away! To celebrate, our Short Film Sunday selection is the delicious Queer Selfies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stephen Fry marries Elliott Spencer
    Actor Stephen Fry is has married his partner, comedian Elliott Spencer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Jan 2014

  • Clear skies in capital for Out in the Square
    Civic Square has been a hive of activity to get everything ready The weather has come to the party for Out the Square, with everything set up and ready to go at Civic Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Great Pride debate to renew MPs' rivalry
    Green MP Jan Logie's wedding number was one of the many memorable moments from the 2013 Debate Auckland MPs Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern will once again lead teams in a head-to-head battle at The Great Auckland Pride Debate, with the moot “Gays Do It Better”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Jan 2013

  • Ambiguous Shades of Grey?
    What are our relationships with our elderly parents like? And how does that affect our personal lives and political advocacy?   For once, Bob McCoskrie of thr right-wing religious advocacy organisation Family First, with whom I rarely see eye to eye, was right about something when he commented that there were other divides about marriage equality within New Zealand than religion alone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man forced to give DNA due to repealed law
    A British gay man has received an apology from police after he was forced to give a DNA sample based on a conviction for having consensual gay sex thirty years ago when homosexual sex was a criminal offense for people aged under 21...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No parade disruption expected says organiser
    Pride Parade organiser Jonathan Smith The organiser of next month's Auckland Pride Parade is not anticipating any of the kind of disruption that police fear could lead to an undermining of their reputation for impartiality if gay police officers appear in the parade in uniform while on-duty officers deal with problems...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY police accused of gay-hate crime beating
    Jabbar Campbell at home after the attack and arrest A gay Brooklyn man has accused the New York police of dishing out a brutal homophobic beating...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade registrations close, earlier than planned
    Pride Parade organiser Jonathan Smith Registrations for the Auckland Pride Parade have closed off this morning, almost two weeks earlier than scheduled...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vatican backs right to workplace homophobia
    Vatican City The Vatican has slammed European Court of Human Rights rulings allowing employers to limit religious expression in the workplace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wedding Belles: Final preening
    Oh the lesbian jokes that run through your head when you’re in a nail salon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Jan 2011

  • "Gay Scientologist" joke causes a stir
    Ricky Gervais The straight-up style of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes has some predicting he will not be asked to host another Hollywood awards show, particular due to his "gay scientologist" crack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Noms close soon for Making a Difference
    Nominations are closing in just a few days for the Making a Difference project, which aims to celebrate positive role models in the GLBT community in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Jan 2010

  • Bus trip from Rotorua via Hamilton for Big Gay Out
    The Get it On! Big Gay Out LGBT picnic day in Auckland next month will see a busload of day trippers visit from Rotorua and Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Haiti quake: Ceiling fell on gay group, 14 killed
    A gay support worker in Haiti says he lost fourteen members of his group as the devastating earthquake hit Port-au-Prince this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Out and Proud!
    The capital's two-week Proud 2010 Festival starts this weekend with the city's most popular annual LGBT event and the biggest gay party it's seen in years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whose Republic?
    Why is it that LGBT Australians and New Zealanders show solittle interest in the perennial debate over the respective merits of a republic or constitutional monarchy? Perhaps it may be due to the narrow framing of the debate, which goes something like this...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Jan 2009

  • GayNZ.com Forum members meet at Dot's
    A dozen members of GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama will open US military to gays
    US President-elect Barack Obama plans to overturn the controversial "don't ask, don’t tell" policy, thus allowing openly glbt people to serve in the US military...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Jan 2008

  • Elvis' gay costume designer dies aged 76
    Costume designer Bill Belew, who created Elvis Presley's jumpsuits and the tight black leather outfit he wore on his 1968 television special, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZers can join Sydney's Mardi Gras Parade
    Sydney's 30th annual Mardi Gras Parade will feature a huge variety of floats from around Australia - with no doubt quite a few performers from New Zealand - but with the deadline for parade entrants looming, organisers are making a final call for Kiwi community groups and entertainers to sign up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police hunt for missing gay Wellington man
    Wellington Police are appealing for LGBT community help in finding Brent Colin Young, a gay man who was last seen two days ago in the Riddiford Street area of Newtown...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender report demands law change
    The Human Rights Commission is calling for a simple amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act that would allow trans people to obtain birth certificates and passports that reflect their gender identity and sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Jan 2007

  • Comment: Australia - A worrying new leader for Labor
    The Australian Labor Party has selected a new leader, who looks finally set to perhaps finally win the next federal general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • European transgender groups unite
    66 transgender organisations from 21 countries have formed a new coalition – ‘TransGender Europe'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NYC: Sex, meth and net HIV fear
    Thousands of gay New York men are using dating ‘hook-up' websites as an easy way to meet for sex marathons at underground orgies while high on the addictive stimulant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Syphilis: It's spreading in Wellington, its nasty, its curable
    THE LOCAL OUTBREAK "An outbreak of syphilis has hit Wellington, according the region's top sexual health practitioner, who has issued a broad call to gay and bisexual men to get tested now...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Jan 2006

  • Cricket kisses: stadium CEO apologises
    Westpac Stadium Trust chief executive David Gray has apologised for any offence caused over comments he made in the media about same-sex kissing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cricket kisses: Westpac apologises
    Westpac Bank has apologised for any offence caused over remarks made by Westpac Stadium Trust chief executive David Gray about same-sex kissing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Jan 2005

  • Gay opponent for Dunne at election
    United Future leader Peter Dunne will have some gay competition in this year's general election, courtesy of Wellington lawyer Charles Chauvel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toni Louise Farrow, Queen of Vinegar Hill 2005
    Toni Farrow The new Queen of Vinegar Hill is a Queen City lesbian who runs a women's retro party night and hungers for strawberries and cream...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tsunami Relief and LGBT Rights
    In Canada's gay press, some interesting questions have been asked about the nature of tsunami relief organisations that assist Sri Lankan, Thai and Indonesian victims of that vast calamity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Jan 2004

  • The Price of Life
    How much is your life worth? An increasing number of HIV patients in New Zealand are being faced with just that question, while the gay community at large faces a potential return to the dark days of weekly funerals...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Simon (Auckland)
    Simon talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

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