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Fri 5 Feb 2021

  • Aotearoa New Zealand People Living With HIV Stigma Index: Māori Participant Report 2021
    On Waitangi Day 2021, Te Whāriki Takapou launches the first-ever report on the experiences of Māori People Living with HIV (Māori PLHIV) in Aotearoa New Zealand...
    Links: Scoop
  • Discrimination still rife for Māori living with HIV, report finds
    A Māori sexual health group says there's been no progress on ending HIV stigma in more than 25 years...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft comes out as trans: 'I am no longer afraid'
    In a statement shared with fans, Gabbi says bringing her authentic self into the light makes her feel “limitless”...
    Links: Stuff
  • Greens announce Māori priorities, including backing a Māori health authority
    The party's Māori focus includes a tangata whenua-led approach to homelessness, and fast-tracking a ban on gay and transgender conversion therapy...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby league: Former New Zealand Warrior James Maloney trolled Israel Folau with gay pornography
    Rugby league star Israel Folau was bombarded with gay pornography by notorious pest James Maloney when he signed with Super League club Catalans last year...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Former National Party Leader Simon Bridges Thinks Banning Conversion Therapy Is...
    Links: Express

Wed 5 Feb 2020

  • English boxer April Hunter risks prison by positing photos of 'illegal' gay kiss
    April Hunter posts photo sharing a kiss with her girlfriend in a country where homosexuality is still illegal...
    Links: Stuff
  • English boxer April Hunter risks prison by posting photos of 'illegal' gay kiss
    April Hunter posts photo sharing a kiss with her girlfriend in a country where homosexuality is still illegal...
    Links: Stuff
  • Mr Gay finalist urges stronger Pasifika rainbow profile
    A finalist for Mr Gay 2020 is calling for more Pasifika voices to be heard in the rainbow community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mr Gay finalist urges stronger Pasifika rainbow profile
    The search to find Mr Gay New Zealand is almost complete...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mr Gay finalist urges stronger Pasifika rainbow profile
    A finalist for Mr Gay 2020 in New Zealand is calling for more Pasifika voices to be heard in the rainbow community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Shaneel Lal talks about the 'Mr Gay' competition
    The search to find Mr Gay New Zealand is almost complete...
    Links: RNZ
  • Feel Proud for Free
    Links: Express
  • Jacinda Ardern Welcomes You to Express magazine’s Pride Issue
    Links: Express
  • Queens Of The Screen
    Links: Express

Tue 5 Feb 2019

  • Ghazwan Alsharif: From Baghdad to the Bay
    The true story of how a former Iraqi translator for the US, accused of being a double agent, managed to forge a new identity as an openly gay man in San Francisco...
    Links: RNZ
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Won’t Attend the Auckland Pride ‘Walk’
    Links: Express

Sun 5 Feb 2017

  • A Darker Pride
    Links: Express
  • DJ Duo SEXSHOOTERS Fired Up For PROUD
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride Returns Bigger Than Ever
    Links: Express
  • Gay HR equality proponent may stand for Ohariu
    The ex-boss of the police officers' union who has announced he wishes to be the Labour party candidate for the Ohariu seat at the forthcoming election was a significant player in the passing of human rights legislation benefiting gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protesters to target National MPs at Big Gay Out
    National party MPs attending next weekend's Big Gay Out in Auckland will be the focus of a protest action for "inflicting much pain on the working class of NZ which includes the LGBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Feb 2016

  • Ak Pride puts out last-minute call for volunteers
    More volunteers are needed to help with the Auckland Pride Festival which has begun with a formal event for sponsors and invited guests last evening and a small dawn ceremony this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cider ad "portrays trans women as liars"
    New Zealand beverage company Old Mout Cider has released a promotional video which many in the LGBTI community are saying portrays trans women as liars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DB Breweries apologises for trans ad
    DB Breweries have apologised for an Old Mout Cider advertisement that many in the LGBTI community have said portrays trans women as liars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inertial Conservatism (Recalibrated)
    The Key administration has done little for LGBT New Zealanders after the advent of marriage equality and inclusive adoption reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • KPMG achieves Rainbow Tick certification
    The New Zealand branch of global accounting giant KPMG has been awarded Rainbow Tick certification in acknowledgment of its providing a safe and welcoming workplace for its glbti employees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Small dawn ceremony marks Ak Pride beginning
    A small, mistimed dawn ceremony has this morning marked the start of the two-week long Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tourists will not be turned away for being HIV+
    The NZAF has confirmed that tourists traveling to New Zealand can not be turned away for being HIV positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Feb 2015

  • EquAsian hopes site will increase reach
    EquAsian is hoping the new website it's launching tonight will help it reach out to new migrants...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GAYTMs come to Auckland, Wellington
    Desiree Yeng Tung, ANZ Personal Banker, with the Reuben Paterson-designed GAYTM on Ponsonby Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Museum to light up for Pride once more
    The Auckland War Memorial Museum will once again be lit up in rainbow colours this Saturday night to mark the start of Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Board wants to be judged on results
    File Photo The Auckland Pride Board says it wants the results from this year’s event to speak for themselves, and doesn’t wish to respond to criticism levelled against it by a former member...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Deluge Arrives
    After the holiday hiatus, February 2015 looks to be an eventful month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: advice from gay and lesbian seniors
    A group of gay and lesbian seniors from a community centre in Southern California share memories and advice for  younger generations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington storage shed arsonist jailed
    The man who started a fire which destroyed irreplaceable Homosexual Law Reform documents, and many other treasures and belongings, has been jailed for eight and half years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Feb 2014

  • ChCh Bears hosting Waitangi Day picnic
    File Photo Bears Christchurch are welcoming everyone to head along to their family-friendly Waitangi Day picnic in the park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fear Russians will think NZers are 'all gay'
    A local reader has written a letter to Timaru's newspaper complaining that that Russians will think New Zealanders are "all gay"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Film gems dug up for Pride
    NZ On Screen has pulled a collection of lgbt films out from its treasure trove and placed them online for you all to enjoy, to mark Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis asked to hold hands for Russia
    Grab someone's hand in solidarity with gay Russians New Zealanders are being asked to show solidarity with gay Russians by getting their photo taken while holding hands with someone of the same sex at the Big Gay Out on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police allowed to march in Pride Parade
    Uniformed Defence Force members march in last year's parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scotland passes marriage equality law
    Scotland has passed marriage equality legislation by a powerful majority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spotlight on Russia
    As the Sochi Winter Olympics are about to begin, Human Rights Watch says there is "a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lgbt people" in Russia - and authorities are failing to act: Authorities Turn Blind Eye to Crimes Against LGBT People The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Feb 2013

  • Auckland Pride events prepare for kick-off
    Some of the Downundergear Marching Boys at an evening practise session With just three days till kick-off the organiser of the Auckland Pride Festival says the event's marketing machine is working hard and "everyone's in production mode...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Feb 2012

  • Farida Sultana - Decolonise Your Minds hui (Ponsonby Community Centre)
    Features: Farida Sultana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ruth DeSouza (Ponsonby Community Centre)
    Features: Ruth DeSouza
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 5 Feb 2011

  • Katija Vlatkovich profile (Auckland)
    Features: Katija Vlatkovich
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Draft trans health protocol near completion
    A draft resource for health professionals working with transgender people will soon be released...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kato murder "ghastly" says lesbian MP
    Maryan Street Labour MP Maryan Street says the killing of Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato is a ghastly crime and the nation needs to know the eyes of the world are firmly fixed upon it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Survey on Collective Thinking future delayed
    The close-off date of a readers' survey on the future of the national HIV positive people's publication Collective Thinking has been delayed a month, to February 28th...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turtle Cove closed and silent since cyclone strike
    Concerns are emerging regarding the South Pacific's premier glbt vacation resort after Cyclone Yasi tore through tropical Queensland, leaving the resort closed until further notice...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Feb 2010

  • Anika Moa weds in private Northland ceremony
    Kiwi songstress Anika Moa has civil unioned with her girlfriend in a private ceremony in Hokianga on Northland's West Coast this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Columnist George is "sleazy" or "abhorrent"
    Herald newspaper writer Garth George is either a dirty old man or contemptible, judging by the views of two prominent lesbians after reading George's latest homophobic column...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Mr. Gay New Zealand!
    This is 29-year-old Justin Savage, who'll represent Aotearoa in the Worldwide Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama condemns "odious" anti-gay Uganda bill
    US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both slammed the Ugandan government for considering its 'Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009' - with Obama describing the measure as "odious...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OurFest kicks off this weekend with 3 unique events
    Auckland's new LGBT OurFest begins with art, a Tea Dance and a 'Mystery Meander' this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Feb 2009

  • 'Gay Panic Defence' film in Doco Festival
    A harrowing new film about New Zealand's 'Homosexual Panic Defence' will be shown in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in coming months as part of the DocNZ Film Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out stage line-up revealed
    The colourful line-up of entertainment at Sunday's Big Gay Out picnic day in Auckland's Coyle Park has been finalised...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi contender for 'Mr. Gay World'
    The first global search for 'Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayoral role in Welly's Queen of Universe
    The mayor of Wellington has agreed to take on the challenging role of head judge at the first performance of the Queen of the Whole Universe pageant in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF answers: Homophobes, staff and money
    NZAF Exec Director Rachael Le Mesurier Five years on from her appointment as Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation, Rachael Le Mesurier takes stock and addresses some of the allegations which seem to eternally swim around the NZAF...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Warning over AIDS cure scam
    HIV experts in Sydney are warning the gay community not to fall victim to a backyard AIDS cure scam, reports the Sydney Star Observer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Feb 2008

  • 'Homophobia puts men off teaching' - study
    A New Zealand study shows homophobia and sexism in schools are leading men to avoid entering careers as primary school teachers, and the study's author says attitudes must now change to increase numbers of males entering careers in schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Loud proud crowd at Melbourne Pride March
    It was a riot of colour as thousands of Melbournians celebrated the 13th Gay Pride march in St Kilda on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: 'Opera Hunk' Rufus Wainwright's Auckland concert
    Review: Rufus Wainwright at Auckland's Powerstation, Monday 4 February 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Feb 2007


  • The stars from the hit TV comedy Little Britain have helped kick off Sydney's Mardi Gras festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2007 HERO Festival Launch - the speech
    Candice Collier and Di Stanaway of the HERO BMG at the launch Auckland's HERO launch at the Maritime Museum last Friday evening was a chance to showcase a Festival for all ‘City of Sails' LGBT...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Iranian refugee can stay in NZ
    A gay refugee who admitted repeatedly misleading immigration officials has been allowed to stay in New Zealand because he faced execution as a homosexual if sent back to Iran...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guybots?
    New Zealand men have come a long way from Fred Dagg to cut-throat mercenary capitalist Gordon Gekko to the nineties Metrosexual to the current "Emerging Man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Nations frowns on gay groups
    A UN committee rejected credentials of a Canadian gay and lesbian organisation seeking consultative status with the United Nations and deferred the application of a similar body from Sweden, according to documents circulated on Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Feb 2006

  • Afterwards
    As predicted last year, the New Zealand Christian Right has moved onto other pastures- euthanasia law reform and children's right to nonviolent parenting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dog bites Maxim
    Ex-ACT Leader Richard Prebble thinks that the centre-right needs a new think-tank...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Doreen and Lindsey
    Doreen Agassiz-Suddens    Chris Banks - 5th February 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Feb 2005

  • Civil union
    New Zealand's so-called liberal solution to the issue of same-sex marriage – civil unions – is Canada's conservative compromise, says a NZ Herald columnist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • God under Howard
    Review: Marion Maddox: God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australia: Allen and Unwin: 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • God under Howard
    Review: Marion Maddox: God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australia: Allen and Unwin: 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transit NZ further angers Destiny and Co.
    Destiny Church claims it and a small group of fellow-fundamentalists are being discriminated against after again being refused permission to march across the Auckland Harbour Bridge...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Feb 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Mary (Philadelphia)
    Mary talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - Randy (New York City)
    Randy talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 5 Feb 1998

  • The HERO festival takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 5 - 21 February.
    Links: NZ.com

Mon 5 Feb 1996

  • The first broadcast of Express Report occurs (New Zealand)
    The programme is a regular rainbow tv news and current affairs show. It is later called Out There.

Thu 5 Feb 1987

  • Newspaper report: Father Felix Donnelly speaks out against the Pope (New Zealand)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

Tue 5 Feb 1946

  • Miles Radcliffe is killed (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The next day his body is found in a doorway to the chocolate factory he managed at 11 College Street. He had been beaten and strangled. The killer(s) were never identified. Radcliffe was cremated on 8 February at the Crematorium.
    Links: GayNZ.net

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