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Wed 2 Feb 2022

  • Justice Committee release their final report on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill (New Zealand)
    The next step is for the Bill to be debated by the Committee of whole House.
    Links: Parliament
  • USA swimming updates transgender policy after college athlete beats rivals by record-smashing 38 seconds
    US competitive swimming's governing body has amended its eligibility criteria for transgender athletes after a college swimmer beat her competition by 38 seconds...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Iran Executes Two Men After Being Convicted Of Homosexuality
    Links: Express

Tue 2 Feb 2021

  • Watch: John Krasinski Kisses Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Feb 2020

  • Gay Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua has big goals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Tongan Olympian wants to make a change to LGBTQ rights in the Pacific Islands...
    Links: Stuff
  • 10 x One Year Subscriptions to NEON
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Double Passes to AAF’s Limbo Unhinged
    Links: Express
  • 2 x VIP Passes to APO’s Bach and Brahms
    Links: Express
  • Will it Take a Superhero to Save Our World?
    Links: Express

Sat 2 Feb 2019

  • Brazil’s First Gay Congressman Goes Into Exile Fearing For His Life
    Links: Express
  • Man Executed on Homosexuality Charges in Iran
    Links: Express
  • Spice Up Your Night With Tickets For Tom Sainsbury’s Karaoke Boiz
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Feb 2018

  • The Auckland Pride Festival takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival runs until the 18 February.
    Links: Auckland Pride Festival
  • 1 x Double Tickets to RNZB’s Performance Of The Piano
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Tickets to APO’s Bayley’s Great Classics Concert 1...
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Double Tickets to The Party
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH Resource Proves Big Success in Schools
    Links: Express

Thu 2 Feb 2017

  • 1 Double Pass to RNZB’s Carmen With L’Arlésienne
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to ‘How to Keep an Alien’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to ATC’s ‘Peer Gynt (Recycled)’
    Links: Express
  • Classical Music Magic Descends Upon Aotea Centre For One Night Only
    Links: Express
  • Corrections to not March at Pride 2017
    Links: Express
  • Espresso Martini, Anyone?
    Links: Express
  • Gay Drama Shines
    Links: Express
  • King of Kings Pageant
    Links: Express
  • NZAF’s New ‘Ending HIV’ Campaign Aims to Eliminate New HIV Infections...
    Links: Express
  • Texan Mayor Comes Out in an Open Letter
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride 2017: The Unbidden
    The Unbidden is a psychological thriller film which will have its NZ premiere at the AROHA 17 Film Festival – part of the Auckland Pride Festival which kicks off on Friday 10th...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grindr sued by man fearing for his life
    Hook-up app Grindr is being sued by a gay man for what he says is their complicity in a revenge action by his former partner which has left him fearing for his life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Massive surge in OUTLine calls and counselling
    December was the busiest month on record for national glbti telephone support and face-to-face counselling service OUTLine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans woman beaten to death in Brazil
    A trans woman has been found dead in eastern Brazil with head injuries police which have led police to suggest she was beaten to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Feb 2016

  • Good Things Come in Trees
    Links: Express
  • Proud To Play’s International Soccer Star Ambassador
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH seek Board Advisors
    Links: Express
  • #TweetLikeAWhiteGay exposes racism
    A new hashtag campaign aiming to draw attention to racism within the gay community has emerged on Twitter and is dividing the wider LGBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Controversial pick-up artist says no gays allowed
    A controversial “pick-up artist” and blogger who runs a “neomasculinity” group for like-minded men, is hosting an international meet-up day, including a meeting here in New Zealand, but gay men, trans men and women are not allowed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gemany opens LGBTI refugee shelter
    Germany has opened a shelter for LGBTI refugees, as overcrowded accommodation becomes unsafe for many...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP offers support to AUS Pride protesters
    No Pride in Prisons say they support the group of protesters who staged a sit-in at the Victoria Pride March over the weekend and says Pride should be about resistance, not complicity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One night at the old Staircase
    Fort Street in 1980s downtown Auckland was not the tidied-up, respectable place it is now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radical protesters stage sit-in at VIC pride parade
    The Pride March in the Australian State of Victoria was held up by a group of protesters on Saturday who staged a sit-in to draw attention to “socially unjust oppressive systems”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Feb 2015

  • Wiremu Demchick (Wellington)
    Wiremu Demchick talks to Simon Mercep about the petition to get historic convictions for consexual homosexual activity wiped from criminal records
    Features: Wiremu Demchick
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A thank you from Jonathan Smith
    At a New Zealand AIDS Foundation event celebrating Jonathan Smith, the New Zealand Order of Merit recipient offered plenty of thanks of his own...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A thank you from Jonathan Smith
    At a New Zealand AIDS Foundation event celebrating Jonathan Smith, the New Zealand Order of Merit recipient offered plenty of thanks of his own...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride: Visual arts guide
    Auckland Pride Festival comes with a wealth of visual art - and some exhibitions are already open...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Positive exhibition coming to capital
    An upcoming exhibition will feature photos taken by supporters of Body Positive Wellington, who were taught photography especially for the initiative...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Forecast "looking great" for Big Gay Out
    Sun umbrellas are a really good idea for Sunday! The weather is forecast to come to the party for Auckland’s annual Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Full Auckland Pride Gala line-up unveiled
    A wide-range of Auckland Pride Festival performers will be on show at this Saturday’s Pride Gala at Q Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week QT tickets now on sale
    Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Gay Ski Week Queenstown, including “VIP Absolutely Everything” and “Almost Everything” package deal passes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Feb 2014

  • Flatmate wanted! But only if you’re straight ...
    A Facebook post from someone looking for a new flat with her girlfriend took us aback this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GlamStand makes way for Rainbow Island
    Suzanne Paul and Miss Ribena will host Rainbow Island Vodka and candy floss, a Dolly Parton impersonator and the real Suzanne Paul are just some of the pieces of fabulousness that will be at GABA's "Rainbow Island" for the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Feb 2013

  • Outed daughter forgives "baffled" anti-gay parents
    Sarah Morris and Jessie Rose The lesbian woman whose sexuality and life were used by her own mother in a submission against the marriage equality bill says she has forgiven her parents, who described the bill as "evil...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plenty of late-night action coming for women
    The first Sappho night was held in Wellington last month After a drought of events for women in most areas, an avalanche of ladies’ nights is on the way, including Lipstick, which gets rolling in Auckland tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your Submissions: James Laverty
    James Laverty (right) with good friend Buckwheat I am writing to ask you to support the Marriage equality Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Feb 2012

  • "Tougher, smarter" HIV prevention work needed
    Shaun Robinson A more vigorous approach to HIV prevention is needed, following confirmation that more men than ever before have the virus and the revelation that one in five of them are unaware they are even infected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glenn Sims bows out as GABA President
    Glenn Sims Gay Auckland Business Association President Glenn Sims has decided to step down from the role, after ten months of leading the organization from Jakarta...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Killers of SA lesbian sentenced to 18 yrs jail
    Four South African men have been sentenced to eighteen years in jail for stabbing and stoning to death a 19-year-old lesbian in 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One in fifteen gay and bi Aucklanders now have HIV
    Considerably more gay and bi Auckland men than ever before are now infected with HIV, according to research figures released moments ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One in five infected gay men unaware they have HIV
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trevor Lawler: One of a kind
    Trevor Lawler was 67 “One of a kind” is the description Steve Goslin uses to sum up his partner of 17 years, interior designer, gay rights campaigner and all-round fun guy Trevor Lawler, who died over the weekend, aged 67...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Feb 2011

  • A sober cause
    Many people will be switching wine for water this month Two GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Venomously anti-gay leader a "wifebeater"
    Stephen Green The ex-wife of viciously anti-gay UK Christian extremist Stephen Green says he beat her until she bled and does not believe marital rape exists...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Feb 2010

  • Auckland prepares for 1,400 gay cruisers
    Auckland will be bustling in mid February as thousands of gay men arrive from around the world to join the very first NZ cruise to Sydney Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MP supports Nelson youth hui
    Nelson-based lesbian Labour MP Maryan Street says she was proud to officially open and take part in workshops during Q-Youth's Link Together national hui for LGBT youth in Nelson's Whakatu Marae at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope speaks out against British gay equality plan
    Pope Benedict XVI says he'll visit England this year, even though he doesn't approve of the British government's plans to introduce stronger equality laws for gays and lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Feb 2009

  • Hero Party DJ Shaun Thomas McGill
    Shaun DJing as Babes! Babes! Babes! Also known as DJ Babes! Babes! Babes!, a resident at K' Road's Sohomo nights, Shaun has joined the Hero Party line-up for Friday 20 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's official - Iceland has a lesbian leader
    Johanna Sigurdardottir has now been officially appointed the leader of Iceland - so she's become the world's first lesbian Prime Minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis invited into Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
    In keeping with this year's Sydney Mardi Gras theme of Nations United, Kiwis are very welcome to join the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 7 March - but time is running out to register...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride '09 Festival officially underway
    New Zealand's biggest LGBT Festival was officially launched last night at Purple bar, with several event promoters taking their turn on the mic to introduce a range of Pride activities for a busy February in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Redundancy hit for Body Positive
    A key staff member of HIV+ support organisation Body Positive has been made redundant due to funding difficulties...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Christian Right: Divided and Dissonant?
    Super-Barack Obama You might be forgiven for wondering where the US Christian Right is, amidst the celebrations that surround Barack Obama's inauguration...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Feb 2008

  • A Semi-Idyllic Landscape
    David Herkt's Summer Short Story Season: D...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: "Declare your queer love" on YouTube
    LGBT lovers around the world have been invited to share a short video tribute to their valentine on a new YouTube...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch gay man in bachelor auction row
    Christchurch real estate agent Rodney Lingham was invited to be a prize in a charity bachelor auction, but was later urged to pull out when organisers heard he was gay, the Dominion Post reports today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mob attacks on Jamaican gay men
    The Jamaican government is being urged to tackle mob violence against gay people in the country after an attack on a group of men alleged to be homosexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Feb 2007

  • African LGBT activist group outraged
    A group of 20 gay and lesbian activists from ten African countries have attacked the tactics of the UK's direct action campaigning group OutRage! In a strongly-worded statement they accuse the group, whose most public spokesman is Peter Tatchell, of having, "disrespected the lives, damaged the struggle, and endangered the safety of African human rights defenders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: HIV rises prompt $10 million plan
    The Australian federal government would target gay men under a $10 million sexual health campaign being considered in response to big national rises in HIV notifications in recent years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy: Gov
    Italy's parliament has approved a motion that obliges the Romano Prodi government to draft a bill extending the rights of de facto couples - including same-sex unions - by 15 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Think you
    Michael Gullery greets his close friend Mabel Wharekawa-Burt One of Maori Television's best-received shows, ‘Ask Your Auntie', is now back on our screens for a forth series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triangle TV wants your GLBT 'Sproquets'
    Triangle Television is again organizing its non-competitive television Festival for GLBT film, shortfilm and documentary makers, called "Sproquets"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Feb 2006

  • Full house at Hero launch
    Around 200 people crowded out the Birdcage Bar in Ponsonby last night for the official launch of Hero 2006, at a party hosted by the Gay Auckland Business Association...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vodafone apologises for "homo" poll
    A Vodafone Live poll which asked cellphone customers to choose between three homophobic alternate titles for the gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain was in poor taste, says the company...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Feb 2005

  • Flesh fire could have been hate attack
    Police have confirmed suspicions that a firebomb which devastated Auckland gay nightclub Flesh just before New Year's was indeed an arson attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Syphilis, Sex and History
    For 20 years syphilis has been a nasty sexually transmitted disease we didn't have to worry about because condoms easily prevent its transmission...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington plans 2006 gay festival
    Wellington may have its own Hero festival by this time next year, say the organisers of a series of GLBT events to be held in February and March this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Feb 2004

  • Doctors' HIV disclosure not needed says NZAF
    Mandatory disclosure by healthcare workers of their HIV disclosure would not be a sensible move, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Feb 2003

  • Bareback condoms unfortunate, says NZAF
    Marketing a brand of condoms called Bareback has been called "incredibly unfortunate" by the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Feb 1994

  • Television feature: All About Eve (New Zealand)
    A documentary about Eve Van Grafhorst, ref F21298.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sat 2 Feb 1985

  • Gay BC begins broadcasting a weekly programme on Wellington Access Radio (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Gay Broadcasting Collective is formed to connect the community and advocate for homosexual law reform.
    Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)
  • Jeff Whittington is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Whittington was later murdered in Wellington by Jason Meads and Stephen Smith in May 1999.
    Links: Wikipedia

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