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Tue 25 Jan 2022

  • Epic Trans Bhutan Trail to reopen for hikers after decades of neglect
    This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of warrior monks, Bhutanese royalty, maybe even the 'Migoi' Yeti...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Florida: New Legislation Bans Teachers From Discussing LGBTQ+ Topics In School
    Links: Express
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport: Your Perfect Date This Valentine’s Day.
    Links: Express
  • UK To Open First LGBTQ+ Museum In London
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Jan 2021

  • Joe Biden repeals US military transgender ban
    The US president has overturned a ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals serving in the US military...
    Links: RNZ
  • Joe Biden reverses Trump's ban on transgender in the military
    President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Joe Biden to reverse Donald Trump's transgender ban in US military
    US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Press Conference Spotlighting HIV Prevention Research Highlights Of The HIVR4P // Virtual Conference
    HIVR4P // Virtual press conference Tuesday, 26 January, 15:00 – 16:00 CET Press conference spotlighting HIV prevention research highlights of the HIVR4P // Virtual conference (January 27-28 andamp; February 3-4) HIVR4P // Virtual – the 4th HIV ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Sheep: Intelligent, exuberant, and often homosexual
    Philip Armstrong knows a lot about sheep, he has even written a book about them...
    Links: RNZ
  • Bear This In Mind!
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Pride Parade Offering Free Registrations For Rainbow Community Groups
    Links: Express
  • US President Joe Biden to Repeal Trans Military Ban as Soon...
    Links: Express

Sat 25 Jan 2020

  • Out and About @ Mr Bear NZ 2020
    Links: Express

Fri 25 Jan 2019

  • NZ Herald Columnist Compares ‘Blackface’ Couple to Trans Women
    Links: Express
  • Our Biggest Gay Out EVER!
    Links: Express
  • Supreme Court Rules Transgender People Must Get Sterilised to Legally Change...
    Links: Express

Thu 25 Jan 2018

  • Can we ever truly wipe the slate clean?
    On the 6th July in New Zealand and 31st January 2017 in the UK, gay men were posthumously pardoned, but is it that easy? Is this what these men deserve? In this roller-coaster political comedy, the real question to be asked is, can the slate ever truly be wiped ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Call Me By Your Name Gets Oscar Nomination For Best Picture
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Auckland Summer BBQ!
    Links: Express

Wed 25 Jan 2017

  • Don’t Miss TropOut New Caledonia
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Stella Callisto
    Links: Express
  • Judge Calls for Overhaul of “Inhumane” Court Process for Trans Teens...
    Links: Express
  • Moonlight Sweeps Oscar Nominations
    Links: Express
  • The Best (and Worst) European Countries for LGBT+ Workers
    Links: Express
  • Change of venue for Wgtn swim meet this weekend
    The Rainbow Wellington Sport and Culture weekend is fast approaching and the DSW Swim Meet has announced a change of venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI info disappears from US State Dept. website
    As concern rises over LGBTI information disappearing from the White House website immediately after the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump, LGBTI-related content has also been removed from the State Department site...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sonny Bill Williams link to hate-preacher probed
    Motor car manufacturing giant BMW has reportedly received complaints from glbti and Jewish people regarding the friendship between rugby star Sonny Bill Williams and an extremist Muslim preacher...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supporting LGBTI male sexual abuse survivors
    Ahead of tomorrow’s survivors of sexual violence community hui in Wellington, we chat to Richard Jeffery, the Co-Ordinator of hosting organisation Mosaic about the importance of sharing the stories of male survivors and supporting queer, takatāpui and gender diverse men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Jan 2016

  • ‘Looking’ Director to Produce Alexander McQueen Biopic
    Links: Express
  • Anglican Communion Cuts Voting Powers of US Episcopal Church Over Marriage...
    Links: Express
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Italians Rally For Civil Unions
    Links: Express
  • Welcome Home: Return of the Staircase
    Links: Express
  • Anika Moa to adjudicate the AK Pride Debate
    Anika Moa has been announced as the adjudicator for one of Auckland Pride Festival’s hottest events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK will recognise s/s marriages in overseas deaths
    The British Government has taken action after Australia failed to recognise the marriage of a British man who’s husband died during their honeymoon in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Jan 2015

  • New Queen of Akl Pride to be annointed
    Family Bar is hosting the event on Fridays during Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Short Film Sunday: Trevor
    This award-winning flick from 1994 follows the growing pains of teenage Trevor who is struggling to fit in at school and whose homophobic parents seem incapable of understanding his troubled soul...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Jan 2014

  • "Load more guys ...no feelings attached"
    “How do I meet guys somewhere other than online?” This is a question I am often asked by my gay male clients...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Issue-based parties and LGBT politics
    The new "Mr Big" of New Zealand politics? With the launch of Kim Dotcom's new Internet Party, issue-based parties are in the New Zealand political spotlight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian foster family show coming to TV2
    A new show about a lesbian couple raising foster children will begin screening on TV2 this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Liberace's ex jailed for up to 20 years
    Scott Thorston was portrayed by Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra Liberace’s infamous former lover Scott Thorson is facing up to 20 years in jail after repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigerian woman publicly disowns 'gay' cat
    A picture which accompanies the story on a Nigerian website A Nigerian newspaper is reporting a woman has publicly disowned her cat because she thinks he is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Jan 2013

  • Just days left for new Marching Boys to join up
    Wannabe marching boys have just a few days left to join the Downundergear Marching Boys to take part in the February 16th Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man sexually assaults youth in Rotorua park
    Kuirau Park Rotorua police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a young man in Rotorua's Kuirau Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parents out daughter to push anti-gay sentiment
    The Christian parents make their case The deeply conservative Christian parents of a lesbian woman have outed her and her troubled life experiences at the select committee hearings into the marriage equality bill held in Auckland this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Jan 2012

  • Cynthia Nixon says she was born straight
    Cynthia Nixon Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon has insisted she chose to be gay and is offended when people suggest she was born a lesbian, but just didn't realise till later in life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GenderBridge seeks helpline volunteers
    GenderBridge is looking for volunteer phone counsellors who are willing to go through training so they can answer calls to its helpline...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zowie and Manthyng to electrify Big Gay Out
    Zowie and Manthyng will knock your socks off with their performances A double dose of electro-pop will lead the stage line-up at the 2012 Big Gay Out, with Zowie and Manthyng headlining the annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender gathering at Auckland's Coyle Park on Sunday 12 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Jan 2011

  • Fit for a queen
    Iria and Lynette Calling in for “a drink with friends” ten years ago, then staying for eight days, sparked the love Vinegar Hill's new queen has for the much-adored campground...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love
    A four-letter word applied to everything from chocolate to your job; from your granny to your car; from your favourite shoes to your partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Original crew to mark 20 years since Hero 1
    The 1991 Hero Party The original organising committee is getting together in Auckland this weekend to mark 20 years since the first ever Hero Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Jan 2010

  • Comedian Andy Dick on male groping charges
    American comedian Andy Dick was arrested after he groped and tried to kiss a man in a West Virginia nightclub, reports trusted celebrity gossip website TMZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gym chain apologises for homophobic article
    The Club Physical gym chain says it is sorry it circulated to its members throughout the country a discredited claim that drinking soy milk can turn otherwise straight boys gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perez Hilton's desperate and dateless
    Poor gay gossiper Perez Hilton has gone public with his dating dramas as he tries to find a nice boyfriend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio host Mike Puru comes out live on air
    "This is a very hard thing for me to talk about, and for years I've never really mentioned it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The trouble with Nigeria
    While Uganda has been the subject of international LGBT opprobrium over its proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Nigeria also has an ignominious LGBT rights record...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Jan 2009

  • Reactions to day 3 of the KAHA 2009 Youth Hui (Tapu te Ranga Marae)
    Participants at the KAHA hui reflect on the third day
    Features: Carl Greenwood
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • More sex accusations for disgraced pastor
    Disgraced Indiana evangelical leader Ted Haggard, who's been trying to repair his public image after his 2006 gay prostitute and drugs scandal, is this week facing new sex allegations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ surrogate's Aussie child support row
    The Australian Government is demanding a Kiwi surrogate mother pay child support for the baby girl she had for a gay couple in Queensland, reports the Sydney Morning Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rhubarb Rouge, Wellington's Next Top Drag Queen
    Wellington's Next Top Drag Queen Rhubarb Rouge Rhubarb earned herself the prestigious title of Welly's Next Top Drag Queen at the Garden Club recently...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wednesdays are Random again at Caluzzi
    K' Road's Caluzzi drag cabaret bar's Random Club Wednesdays return this week for 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Jan 2008

  • Fraser Moreton: A Kiwi bloke's gay life
    Fraser Moreton in 2007 At Auckland's St Matthew's in the City Church yesterday the several hundred people gathered to mourn the passing of Fraser Moreton last weekend heard the short version of a life that was far from stereotypical and yet exemplified many of the experiences which colour LGBT lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New group will support Auckland's gay dads
    A new social and support group in Auckland for gay men who are also fathers will begin in February 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Campaigning for a safer gay street
    Homophobic violence along Sydney's Oxford Street - the home of many of its gay venues - is looming as the major issue for many of the contenders in the City of Sydney council elections later this year, with the Greens and Liberals calling for new thinking on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Jan 2007


  • The January edition of UK gay men's lifestyle magazine Attitude has not appeared, with the publisher planning to close or sell the monthly unless it can raise more funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fasten your seatbelts! Round one
    With apologies to Bette Davis, "fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy 'ride'" as you follow what develops into one of the most confrontational interviews ever broadcast by and for the glbt community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fasten your seatbelts! Round one, part 2
    A continuation of our transcript of this morning's on-air dramatic confrontation between G  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay safe sex bus shelter attacked
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says it is saddened and disappointed by a violent homophobic attack on one of its central Auckland bus shelter advertisements earlier this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guests and attractions lined up for Ak's Big Gay Out
    MissK, Ak Mayor Hubbard   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT youth leaders meet this weekend
    Improved acceptance and support for gay, lesbian, transgender and takataapui youth in the community is one of the aims of the Kaha Queer Youth Hui, to be held at Wellington's Tapu Te Ranga Marae this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Political leaders attending Big Gay Out
    Three of the country's heavyweight political leaders from both sides of the political divide have confirmed they will be attending this year's Big Gay Out picnic and fair day in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: PM
    The Independent newspaper is reporting that the Prime Minister's wife Cherie is responsible for the row in cabinet over the delay in the introduction of gay rights legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Jan 2006

  • Helpers needed for GAPSS survey
    The AIDS Foundation is looking for paid part-time recruiters to help with collection of data for the 2006 Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hughes pleased to be QSM recipient
    AIDS Foundation Research Director Tony Hughes says he's surprised and pleased to be one of this year's recipients of a Queen's Service Medal, and says it is as much a recognition of the gay community as himself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Numbers swell for HIV+ people's retreat
    Numbers have swelled for this year's HIV+ Men's Retreat in Auckland, says David Robertson of Body Positive Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police presence for Big Gay Out
    The AIDS Foundation says its not expecting any trouble at this year's sixth annual Big Gay Out celebration in Auckland next month, but it will be prepared...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sizing up the 'men only' venues: Auckland's Centurian
    From the helpful bloke on the door to the free-to-use hand-held blowdryer, Centurian sauna is a happy marriage of the camp, the comfy and the classy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sodom and Rwanda?
    When the Christian Right uses the myth of Sodom and Gomorrah to attack us, why are they blind to its genocidal overtones? Think about it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Jan 2005

  • Action: Catholics plot to block equal rights in Canada
    "An evil act remains an evil act whether it is performed in public or in private"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Catholics nix same-sex ceremonies
    Gay couples wanting to take advantage of new legislation allowing civil unions will not be able to have a church ceremony in a NZ Catholic church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spice Up Your Sex Life
    Remember the old phrase, sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me? The world of leather sex and S  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Jan 1996

  • Composer Jonathan Larson dies (New York, United States of America)
    Larson's musical Rent was just days away from opening on Broadway when he passed away.
    Links: New York Times

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