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Thu 26 Jan 2023

  • Max Tweedie
    The month of February is dedicated to Pride Nearly five percent of Aotearoa's adult population identifies as LGBTQIA + (as of June 2021 - according to Stats NZ) But there's more to "Pride" than happy colourful events at bars, parks and clubs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Max Tweedle
    The month of February is dedicated to Pride Nearly five percent of Aotearoa's adult population identifes as LGBTQIA + (as of June 2021 - according to Stats NZ) But there's more to "Pride" than happy colourful events at bars , parks and clubs ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Criminalisation Of Homosexuality But Still Believes...
    Links: Express
  • UK: Census Data Shows More Youth Identifying As LGBTQ+ Than Previous...
    Links: Express

Wed 26 Jan 2022

  • Malcolm Vaughan profile part 2 (Scotty and Mal's Cocktail Bar)
    Malcolm Vaughan remembers people and venues relating to Wellington
    Features: Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Tue 26 Jan 2021

  • IAS Welcomes New Data On The Potential Forbroadly Neutralizing Antibodies (bNAbs) To Prevent HIV Infection
    Results of the Antibody Mediated Prevention (AMP) studies to be presented at the IAS HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P // Virtual) conference...
    Links: Scoop
  • Joe Biden reverses Donald Trump's ban on transgender people in US military
    US President Joe Biden has signed an order reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Progress On Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies, Injectable PrEP, And Other New HIV Prevention Strategies Announced
    26 January 2021 – Important advances in HIV prevention research were announced today at the 4th HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P // Virtual), convened by IAS – the International AIDS Society...
    Links: Scoop
  • Changing Times at Autumn Farm
    Links: Express
  • Convenience Is The Ultimate Luxury
    Links: Express
  • GIVEAWAY: After Hours at the Museum – Celebrating Pride Prize Package...
    Links: Express
  • Has The First Drag Race Down Under Queen Been Ruvealed?
    Links: Express
  • Last Chance To Register For Mr. Gay New Zealand 2021
    Links: Express
  • Must See Gay TV!
    Links: Express
  • Son Of Homophobic Nigerian Political Advisor Publicly Comes Out As Gay
    Links: Express

Sun 26 Jan 2020

  • History Made With First Openly LGBTI Coach In Super Bowl
    Links: Express

Fri 26 Jan 2018

  • Kristen Worley: taking on the IOC for transgender athletes
    Kristen Worley is a Canadian transgender athlete who won a precedent-setting case last year, against the International Olympic Committee over its policies on gender testing and hormone regulation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Violent Deaths of LGBT People in Brazil Hit All-Time High
    Links: Express

Thu 26 Jan 2017

  • ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ is Returning
    Links: Express
  • A Tribe Called Queer: The LGBT+ Rappers Missing In Your Life...
    Links: Express
  • Gender Bender Shakes Up Shakespeare
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi Gay Couple Front Lush’s Australasian Campaign
    Links: Express
  • Finalists for Mr Gay New Zealand announced
    Ten finalists have been selected to compete for the title of Mr Gay New Zealand Auckland’s LYC Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ground-breaker Mary Tyler Moore dies
    Film, stage and TV actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose TV sitcom broke new ground for glbti people in the late 1970s has died, aged 80...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LUSH shows its support for the LGBTI community
    LUSH are showing their support for the LGBTI communities this Valentine’s Day, with a queer couple fronting their campaign across Australia and New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New scheme encourages HIV+ folk to disclose
    A new programme embraced by Body Positive is hoped to give HIV-positive people confidence to disclose their HIV-positive status to sexual partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sonny Bill's agent threatens legal action
    The agent of Sonny Bill Williams has said he is considering legal action following criticism of Williams' apparently close association with a homophobic Muslim cleric...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Jan 2016

  • Come on Girls, Let’s Twist
    Links: Express
  • Female-to-Male Trans Athletes Free to Compete at Olympics
    Links: Express
  • Out and Proud Kiwi Songbird to Join Pride Debate
    Links: Express
  • Why Say No to Hetero?
    Links: Express
  • Contrasts of past and future
    Two deeply throughtful video works exploring aspects of what it is to be Samoan in New Zealand and fa'afafine in the modern world opened in a boutique exhibition last night, as a precursor to the Auckland Pride festival which officially kicks off in just over two weeks' time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Flatmate advert highlights trans discrimination
    A group of queer people in the search for a new flatmate who came under fire from the Human Rights Commission for their Trademe advert which stated they did not want to live with heterosexuals, have re-listed the ad, highlighting the issue of housing discrimination faced by trans people in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India and Section 377: The Struggle Continues
    It seems that Section 377 of the colonial era Indian Criminal Code may not last out the tenure of the current federal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No decisions made on Ak Pride Parade entries yet
    As rumours that the Department of Corrections has been excluded from the forthcoming Auckland Pride Parade continue to echo around social media Auckland Pride says no one has yet been banned from the parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Olympic guidelines for trans athletes now updated
    The International Olympics Committee have relaxed the guidelines on transgender athletes who may no longer have to have undergone sex reassignment surgery to compete...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade HR benchmark 'too high' for Corrections
    The trans rights protesters who broke into last year's Auckland Pride Parade to highlight the abuse of transgender prisoners in the Department of Corrections system say it is unlikely Corrections can make sufficient changes in time to be able to march in this year's parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Jan 2015

  • Girls Go Wild – Lick Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Dear Abby's wise advice for gay grandma
    Long-running US advice column ‘Dear Abby’ has told a heartbroken grandmother who has been barred from seeing her grandchildren because she is gay: “To get away from gay people, does your son also plan to emigrate to the moon?” While it was founded the 50s by Pauline Phillips under the pen name "Abigail Van Buren", Dear Abby is these days run by her daughter Jeanne Phillips...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In pictures: Sport and Culture Weekend
    Wellington's Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend has been declared a rousing success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd gun incident sparks fresh concern
    File Photo Reports of shots being fired and the ramming of a police car just off Auckland’s Karangahape Rd have provoked further concern about the safety of the strip, which hosts the majority of the city’s remaining gay venues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Players sought for Parade's Brass Bandits
    Colombian trombone player Pablo Ruiz Henao is arranging the music...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian lgbti youth advocate fined
    The founder of a Russian lgbti youth group has been fined under the nation’s ‘gay propaganda’ law for creating a support website...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Jan 2014

  • Gay former rugby player speaks out
    A gay former provincial rugby player has spoken out about how he felt too ‘suffocated’ to come out and that New Zealand rugby remains one of the last bastions of discrimination by sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reviews: Looking and The Fosters
    Sky’s SoHo has premiered the much buzzed about new gay show Looking, while TV2 has begun showing a series about lesbian mums with a horde of foster kids, aptly named The Fosters...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Jan 2013

  • NZ Writing: Ecstasy and Ripped Fishnets
    Ecstasy He was the type of guy that liked to have a good weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Jan 2012

  • Kylie to mark 25 years at Sydney Mardi Gras
    Kylie Minogue will return to Sydney Mardi Gras in a special float celebrating her 25 year career...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Memories of Carmen: Dana de Milo
      Dana de Milo moved from Auckland to Wellington in the 1960s, when she was still in her early teens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police to patrol Auckland cruising spot
    Auckland police are warning they will be carrying out regular patrols at an Auckland park known as a cruising spot...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Jan 2011

  • Big Gay Out needs big team of helpers
    Volunteers are being sought to help out with the gayest event in Auckland, the Get it On! Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cornwall hotel owners to appeal ruling
    Peter and Hazelmary Bull The Christian owners of a Cornwall hotel are appealing the judgement which ordered them to pay costs to a gay couple who they refused a double room...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Keep it Green
    What electoral prospects might Green political parties provide for LGBT voters? Let's compare our own Green Party and those in Australia and Germany...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rumours fly over "gay Super Bowl ads"
    Internet speculation two gay-themed Doritos ads were going to appear during the Super Bowl has been quashed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Jan 2010

  • Lesbians In Charge again at K' Road's Kamo
    Women are again taking control of K' Road's gay-owned bar Kamo this Friday, when its Lesbians In Charge night returns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow mayor again vows to block 'Satanic' parade
    Once again, Moscow's mayor Yuri Luzhkov has described plans for an LGBT parade through the city as 'Satanic' and promises to use the full force of the law to block it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Flight to Sydney Mardi Gras sells out
    Air New Zealand's fourth annual Pink Flight from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras next month has sold out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The weekend Wellington was Proud
    Our plane hovered over Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Welly's Proud fest continues with choccies and comedy
    Wellington's fortnight of LGBT events continues this week with several new and returning events designed to tickle your tastebuds, test your knowledge, attack your eardrums and more...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Jan 2009

  • Facing the HIV "blowout" and the critics
    NZAF Exec Director Rachael Le Mesurier Despite overseeing the most radical change in structure and staffing in the NZ AIDS Foundation’s history, dealing with the fallout from those changes and facing what she acknowledges is a "blowout" in HIV levels amongst gay and bi NZ men, the Foundation's boss says she is still enjoying the job...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Foam party joins busy Pride '09 line-up
    A Sunday evening Foam Party at Auckland's Family bar will see punters slipping and sliding around on a dancefloor filled with soapy suds in the latest Pride '09 event to be confirmed in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay for Pay?
    "Once he started forking over the hundred-dollar bills, it was an easy decision to make...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sean Penn 'best actor' for Milk portrayal
    In a remarkably gay ceremony Sean Penn has been named best actor by the USA's Screen Actors' Guild for his starring role in the Gus van Sandt directed biopic Milk...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Jan 2008

  • AUS: Lesbian 'vampires' murdered girl, 16
    Two teenage girls have appeared in an Australian court this week after they strangled another girl to death with a chain and then videoed her blood-splattered bedroom...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ support for Dunedin and Greymouth
    The first in a series of NZ AIDS Foundation counselling services for HIV positive people outside of the main centre has been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tonight's Suggested Television Viewing
    Summer short story season: David Herkt presents D...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Jan 2007

  • Blair:
    UK Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday sought to quell the row over gay adoptions, insisting he was "committed to finding a way through this sensitive and difficult decision"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boys Club?
    Why is it that all the current New Zealand Christian Right leaders are male? Whatever happened to the fundamentalist fembot?* Back in the seventies, there was a bevy of incensed elderly religious women who didn't like this new fangled feminism, like Patricia Bartlett, Connie Purdue, Marilyn Pryor ad nauseum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada: Gays twice as likely to smoke
    A study of Canadian gays shows that members of the LGBT community are twice as likely to smoke tobacco as members of the general population...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton: Next Door Bar's crisis continues
    "Why are we still closed for no apparent reason?" asks the owner of Hamilton's Next Door Bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New York unwraps official condom plan
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is focused on reducing rates of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS, and part of the strategy is the aggressive promotion of free condoms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF boss "an idiot" says radio host
    Despite protestations of respect for the NZ AIDS Foundation, crusading Auckland transgender radio host Lexie Matheson has described the Foundation's Executive Director as "an idiot...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Jan 2006

  • Canadian conservatives' pyrrhic victory?
    Canada has just elected a Conservative minority government, endangering the possible hidden agenda of stealth antigay social conservatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condoms, condoms everywhere!
    Over 200,000 condoms have been distributed by the AIDS Foundation in the past six months to gay and bisexual men, and this is good news, says NZAF Gay Men's Health Coordinator Douglas Jenkin, because it means a lot of MSM are still using condoms for anal sex to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme. But don't gimme Kiwifruit
    On first viewing, Kiwifruit impressed me with it's whizz-bang editing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Jan 2005

  • Protesters send signal to Wgtn High
    A co-organiser of Sunday's protest outside Wellington High School is hopeful the school will start to review use of its facilities by a church group preaching intolerance and bigotry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Up newspaper becomes a magazine
    Wellington-based Up gay newspaper is changing its format from its next issue to become a monthly magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Jan 2002

Wed 26 Jan 2000

  • [name withheld 2] - Snapshot 2000 (Melbourne)
    [name withheld] talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Mon 26 Jan 1987

Wed 26 Jan 1966

  • Justice McCarthy dismisses the case against Carmen Rupe (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Justice McCarthy's decision notes that he is "quite unable to find anything in our law which says that it is unlawful for a male to attire himself in female clothing."
    Links: WorldCat, Google Books

Mon 26 Jan 1942

  • William Preen is arrested in the women's waiting room of the Timaru Railway Station (Timaru, New Zealand)
    Preen is suspected of being a spy when he is seen dressed in women's clothing. The court later hears that Preen's "lapse was the result of some craze to see how it would feel to dress like a woman".
    Links: Papers Past

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