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Thu 6 Feb 2020

  • Court says Tennis Australia 'discriminated' against her
    Margaret Court has criticised Tennis Australia (TA) following her awkward appearance at the Australian Open last week, saying the governing body had "discriminated" against her due to her opposition to gay marriage...
    Links: RNZ
  • English boxer April Hunter risks prison by posting photos of 'illegal' gay kiss
    She has deleted the photos twice but is still intent on making the gay rights stand...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rainbow Auckland Mixer | February 2020
    Links: Express
  • Who’s Your Pick? Vote For Mr Gay New Zealand 2020 HERE!
    Links: Express

Tue 6 Feb 2018

  • Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes
    A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhoea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official says...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 6 Feb 2017

  • express’ Auckland Pride Festival 2017 Favourites
    Links: Express
  • World Rugby ref talks of suicide, chem castration
    Openly gay World Cup rugby referee Nigel Owens says at one stage of his difficult coming out process he asked his doctor if he could be chemically castrated and attempted suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Feb 2016

  • Puzzy: Black Faggot’s Twin Sister is Set to Impress
    Links: Express
  • Quidam: Grace, Depth, and Cheating Death
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI youth support worker convicted in Russia
    A man who gives advice to young LGBTI is the most recent person to be punished under Russian’s “gay propaganda” law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Feb 2015

  • A Girl’s Guide to Pride
    Links: Express
  • A Royal Welcome Pride 2015
    Links: Express
  • A Season Launch with Murderous Intent
    Links: Express
  • Amanaki
    Links: Express
  • Aroha Dawn Ceremony
    Links: Express
  • Disproving the Myths of Fat Fighting
    Links: Express
  • Eyewear: Your Most Important Accessory
    Links: Express
  • From The Editor
    Links: Express
  • Gaba Mixer – Oakroom
    Links: Express
  • Gary Edwards
    Links: Express
  • GayTM Launch – ANZ Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Mika’s Overseas Exploits
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay NZ Sought
    Links: Express
  • Pride and Prejudise
    Links: Express
  • Rufus’ Rollercoaster Life!
    Links: Express
  • Sorry Boys! Blake’s Getting Married
    Links: Express
  • The Artist Inside the Art
    Links: Express
  • Time to Bare All
    Links: Express
  • In pictures: the dawn of Pride
    Auckland Pride Festival had its spiritual opening this morning in a special Waitangi Day dawn ceremony at Okahu Bay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Feb 2014

  • Youth and variety highlighted at Pride launch
    Pride co-chair David Coltman addresses the crowd The presence of glbti youth, people still coming out and the memories of those lost to the gay communities were evoked at this morning's dawn ceremony which kicked off Auckland's Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Feb 2013

  • Rainbow Youth seeking Education Co-ordinator
    Priscilla Penniket speaks in schools as part of her role...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Feb 2012

Sun 6 Feb 2011

  • Anne Speir profile (Auckland)
    Features: Anne Speir
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • No call for NZAF boss meet and greet outside Ak
    Shaun Robinson A public meet and greet function, for which Aucklanders responded to an open invitation to meet with the new NZ AIDS Foundation Executive Director, is not currently planned for other centres...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Feb 2010

  • Opening up about our open relationships
    Groundbreaking New Zealand research which confirmed what Kiwi gay and bi men have known for ages, that monogamy's not for every couple, is now being echoed in the USA...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Feb 2009

  • Welly's Bluenote becomes 'The Fringe Bar'
    Wellington's gay-friendly Bluenote Bar on Cuba Street has been rebranded in time for the upcoming Fringe Festival, and will now become the city's first dedicated comedy venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Feb 2008

  • Talk of new "Gay Disease" premature
    MRSA bacteria up close...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Feb 2007

  • HIV+ Aucklanders in the spotlight
    Jason Myers, a PHD student at Auckland University, is two years into research on the day-to-day lives of Aucklanders living with HIV – and he's looking for more participants to step forward...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Feb 2005

  • Reaching out to a gay(?) nephew
    I think my 16-year-old nephew may be gay but he's growing up as I did in a very religious family fed lashings of Catholic guilt about sexuality matters...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Feb 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Christopher (Texas)
    Christopher talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Snapshot 2000 - Matt (Minnesota)
    Matt talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 6 Feb 1981

  • Lesbians carry a "Lesbians Oppose Racism" banner to protest Waitangi commemorations (Wellington, New Zealand)

Sat 6 Feb 1915

  • Albert Edward McGurk is sentenced to 7-years imprisonment for committing an unnatural offence (sodomy) (Auckland, New Zealand)
    John Leslie Lander (24) testified against him. McGurk (34) would later testify against Lander - seeing him also convicted of an unnatural offence and sentenced to life imprisonment. McGurk was released from prison on 24 June 1920. He would later marry.
    Links: Papers Past

Thu 6 Feb 1840

  • The Treaty of Waitangi is signed (Waitangi, New Zealand)
    New Zealand becomes part of the British Empire. This in turn makes homosexual acts illegal and punishable by death.
    Links: NZ History

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