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Wed 27 Jan 2021

  • Poll: Who Will Be The Kiwi Stars Of Drag Race Down...
    Links: Express
  • TV Review: It’s A Sin
    Links: Express

Mon 27 Jan 2020

  • SNL star Bowen Yang opens up about his experience with gay conversion therapy
    SNL Star Bowen Yang opened up about his experience with gay conversion therapy, something his parents made him do...
    Links: Stuff
  • Meet Your Finalists For Mr Gay New Zealand 2020
    Links: Express

Sun 27 Jan 2019

  • Whakarongo: Pride, ILGA World and beyond (Wellington City Library)
    Interviews with participants from the community hui: Whakarongo - Pride, ILGA World and beyond
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Elizabeth Kerekere, Jesse Porter, Kassie Hartendorp, Kay'la Riarn, Kevin Haunui, Laura Drew, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Richard Tankersley, Tīwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home
    PANAMA CITY — Pope Francis is wrapping up his first trip to Central America with a final World Youth Day Mass and a visit to a church-run home for people living with AIDS...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Same Same but Different - Sandi Hall
    The story of a Hokianga-born Maori suffragette who tried to persuade the Maori Parliament to support women gaining the vote, is told in a new play by writer Sandi Hall...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 27 Jan 2018

  • Davos: Role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination
    26 January 2018 – With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 27 Jan 2017

  • A Must-See Exhibition in Wellington This Summer!
    Links: Express
  • A Tribe Called Queer: The LGBT+ Rappers Missing In Your Life...
    Links: Express
  • Crime Writer Headlines Writers’ Festival
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Jason Chasland
    Links: Express
  • Iceman Kisses Another Guy for the First Time
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay New Zealand Finalist Shines a Light on LGBT+ Homelessness
    Links: Express
  • Obama’s Final Act in Support of Trans People
    Links: Express
  • Our Go-To Swimwear Picks for 2017
    Links: Express
  • The Million Dollar Man
    Links: Express

Wed 27 Jan 2016

  • Sir Ian McKellen Calls Out the Oscars
    Links: Express
  • Updated: Don’t Miss a Beat with the 2016 Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: Express
  • "No 'individuals' banned from parade restates Pride
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride 'final' schedule (as at 27 Jan.)
    Over the past week or more a succession of amended and re-amended Auckland Pride Festival schedules has been issued, with the latest 'final amendment' version sent out two days ago and again late this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bullied trans people ending up on the streets
    A social services provider says feedback from its frontline staff tells them that about 1-1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Making the hard decision against Corrections
    Auckland Pride Festival board member Kirsten Sibbit The organisers of the Auckland Pride Festival seem to have been a little blind-sided by the Department of Corrections confirming to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Ak Pride Parade restrictions on police marching
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Parade bans Corrections staff in uniform
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protesters welcome Pride decision on Corrections
    No Pride in Prisons, the trans rights protest group, has welcomed the Auckland Pride Festival's decision to disallow the Department of Corrections as an entity from taking part in the forthcoming Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The other side of the coin: Youth involvement in Pride
    Duncan Matthews, General Manager of RainbowYOUTH, responds to criticism that youth aren't stepping up for Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK Ban on poppers under review
    The UK government has announced it will be reviewing the decision made last week that bans poppers nationally...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington flatmates wanted 'safety and comfort'
    The group of Wellington flatmates, who have found themselves in a media storm after their Trademe advert searching for a “non heterosexual” flatmate went viral, have explained they were tryingto create a safe home environment for themselves...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Jan 2015

  • 2015 Auckland Pride Programme Now Online
    Links: Express
  • Listen: DJ James Leuii's Balmy Breezer
    One of Auckland's favourite and long-serving DJs James Leuii has put together the mix you pretty much need to kick back and listen to right now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride event info now available online
    Details of all Auckland Pride Festival's events are now live on its website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride QandA: Freya Desmarais
    The self-declared ‘best non-South African lesbian comedian this side of the Bombay Hills’ is bringing “the sex education you never got but should have” to Auckland Pride Festival, with her show Live Orgy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Jan 2014

  • Backing secured for Mr Gay NZ contest
    Wireless Nation's Tom Linn with Mr Gay NZ/World 2013 Chris Olwage A gay-run New Zealand company has stepped in to ensure the future of the Mr Gay New Zealand competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mass 'Same Love' wedding for Grammys
    Mary Lambert, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the VMAs Thirty four couples will be married in a mass wedding ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah, as Macklemore    ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Special screenings planned for French flick
    Queer Film Festival Out Takes is hosting an opening-day screening of Palme d’Or winning French lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour in Wellington next month, while there will be a special Valentine’s Day screening as part of Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Broadway stars mock Russia
    Broadway performers have banded together to make a musical protest video where a young Vladimir Putin loses his first girlfriend to another woman, and two male Olympic athletes fall in love with each another...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: equality a winner at the Grammys
    Queen Latifah has officiated over the weddings of 33 (gay and straight) couples live in a powerful moment for the marriage equality message in the US – on a memorable Grammys night for New Zealand too! The magic moment came after rapper Macklemore and lesbian musician Mary Lambert performed marriage equality anthem Same Love – and was capped off with Madonna singing for the couples’ first dance! New Zealand Lorde took home two Grammys in a fabulous show, which also featured P!nk performing majestic aerial tricks, Madonna rocking up in a smashing suit and Daft Punk (surely!) winning best outfit by wearing robot heads...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Jan 2013

  • Georgina Beyer - people remembered (Wellington)
    Georgina Beyer remembers some memorable people and situations - including Queen Elizabeth II, Ruby Wax, Jerry Hall, John Banks and facilitating a meeting in Madrid between a local transgender group and members of the government
    Features: Georgina Beyer
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer - places and personalities (Wellington)
    Georgina Beyer remembers some of the clubs, venues and personalities in Wellington from the mid-1970s and her time in Auckland in the 1980s.
    Features: Georgina Beyer
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer - significant legislation (Wellington)
    Georgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform Act (2003), Civil Unions Act (2004) and the Foreshore and Seabed Act (2004)
    Features: Georgina Beyer
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 27 Jan 2012

  • "Gay panic" defence to be removed in Queensland
    Queensland's government will close the state's "gay panic" loophole, which allows gay advances to be used as a partial defence for violent crimes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Antisoliciting Bill, Take Three?
    Just when you thought that the former Manukau City Council's attempts to roll back the clock against Papetoetoe street sex workers were finally over, there is news of another offensive planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Antisoliciting Bill, Take Three?
    Just when you thought that the former Manukau City Council's attempts to roll back the clock against Papetoetoe street sex workers were finally over, there is news of another offensive planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BDO ban labelled ignorant by Odd Future's lesbian
    "What's the point of having words you can't say?" asks Syd the Kid Lesbian Odd Future member Syd tha Kid has described the group's ban from the final Auckland Big Day Out as "ignorance at its finest"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Jan 2011

  • Donations streaming in for Blooming Bulbs
    Donations are rolling in to GABA, the Gay Auckland Business Association, to help Northland couple Juliet Leigh and Lindsay Curnow get back on their feet after the hate-crime arson on their Blooming Bulbs business...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kaye to meet with police to discuss K' Rd
    Nikki Kaye at last year's Big Gay Out Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye will tomorrow meet with senior police to discuss concerns from the GLBT community about the level of violence on Karangahape Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stall-holders sought for Wellington fair
    Wellington's annual gay and lesbian fair, Out in the Square, is now seeking applications from possible stall-holders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Jan 2010

  • Gay ban at Papua New Guinea church
    "Gay and lesbian relationships are against our traditions and also God's teaching," says the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea, who has now banned gays and lesbians from becoming active members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ladyhawke to DJ at Sydney's alternative LGBT fest
    Award-winning Kiwi singer Ladyhawke is lined up to DJ at Sydney's new LGBT 'fringe' festival of alternative events happening in the city during Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Homophones burst into song for 2010
    Wellington gay men's chorus The Homophones is welcoming new members as rehearsals begin again this week for upcoming concert dates...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Jan 2009

  • New 'Post Gay' play for Fringe Festivals
    An all-new work by gay playwright Patrick Graham has been confirmed to premiere at next month's Wellington Fringe Festival in the inaugural Auckland Fringe Festival a fortnight later...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Jan 2008

  • Clinton pledges support for LGBT youth
    United States Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she's well aware of the issues LGBT teenagers in America face, and says Amercia has got to do everything it can to make gay youth feel valued...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Mole's Flamingo Bar for Christchurch
    Christchurch's drag matriarch Miss Mole says she's excited - and a little nervous - to announce she'll open a new gay-friendly bar in the heart of The Garden City from early next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Jan 2007

  • DJ Karl Moser
    Karl Moser Karl Moser has been an Auckland LGBT event disc-spinner for over a decade, and now Karl, 40, is back on Ponsonby Road doing the job he's addicted to...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay rapper blasts
    Gay rapper ‘Deadlee' has criticized hip-hop stars Eminem, 50 Cent and DMX for their alleged homophobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Historian reassesses
    An Auckland historian's personal link with the infamous Parker-Hulme murder has inspired him to research how it was portrayed by film-maker Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mexico to consider transgender rights
    A Mexican politician has announced he is to bring forward legislation in March to amend the country's constitution to grant legal protection for transgender people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN confirms Iraqi gay killings
    For the very first time, an official United Nations human rights report released last week has confirmed the "violent campaigns" against Iraqi gays and the "assassinations of homosexuals in Iraq...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Jan 2006

  • Advance screening of Brokeback in AKL
    Auckland's Body Positive are holding an advance screening of Hollywood's first gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain next week as a fundraiser, and tickets are already selling fast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brokeback Mountain - Respect who you are
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Dir: Ang Lee USA, 2005, 35mm, 134 mins (Opening in NZ 9 February 2006) In the documentary The Celluloid Closet, gay actor and writer Harvey Fierstein talks about growing up watching mainstream Hollywood films, and how he had to 'translate' them in order to make them more relevant to him as a gay viewer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF says goodbye to Vivienne Javins
    One of the AIDS Foundation's longest-serving staff members is to bow out after sixteen years of "beyond the call of duty" service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF: Rachael
    Rachael LeMesurier It was only a little over a month ago that the board of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation found itself strung up by its short 'n'curlies by members at its AGM...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Jan 2005

  • City offers two routes to Destiny
    Auckland City Council has recommended two alternative march routes to Destiny Church which may defy Transit NZ and march its members across the Auckland Harbour Bridge protesting Civil Unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jail march organisers says NS mayor
    Brian Tamaki and his Destiny Church hierarchy should serve lengthy jail sentences if they carry out their intention to illegally march their fundamentalist members across Auckland harbour bridge on March 5, according to North Shore's mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The pentecostal versus the press
    On Tuesday afternoon, an irate Brian Tamaki threatened possible legal action over reports that Destiny Church was contemplating civil disobedience to obstruct the Auckland Harbour Bridge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Together Again
    The glamour and shock value may have been reduced, but the once-ailing Hero Festival has become one of last remaining beacons of gay community solidarity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Jan 1996

  • The Spectrum website is launched (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The website is one of the earliest group websites for gay and bisexual men in New Zealand.
    Links: Spectrum

Sun 27 Jan 1991

  • A write-in for human rights takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The event is organised by Queer Planet and takes place at the Victoria Club, above the Grain of Salt in Oriental Bay. An advert for the event reads "Join in writing to the select committee considering the amendments to the Human Rights Act. Add your voice through a group submission and/or your own letter." The event runs from 3-6pm.

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