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Fri 11 Feb 2022

  • Cast Needed For New Gay Indie Movie “Mysterious Ways” Filming In...
    Links: Express
  • Poland Set To Take Backwards Step With New Anti-LGBTQ+ Law
    Links: Express

Thu 11 Feb 2021

  • Aotearoa Entertainer Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Pervert Justice
    Links: Express

Tue 11 Feb 2020

  • Phillip Schofield's wife supports TV presenter coming out as gay
    Phillip Schofield's wife Stephanie Lowe says she supports her husband in "taking this brave step" after he announced he was gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Phillip Schofield's wife supports TV presenter coming out as gay
    Phillip Schofield's wife Stephanie Lowe says she supports her husband in "taking this brave step" after he announced he was gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • A Proud Workplace
    Links: Express
  • Fancy a Play?
    Links: Express
  • OurMarch 2020 | Out and About
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ The Big Gay Out 2020
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Feb 2019

  • 'I felt the solidarity': Thousands turn out for Auckland's Pride events
    A crowd of thousands turned out for Auckland's Big Gay Out yesterday, while on Saturday, members of the LGBTQI community who aren't often included were out in force at the Pride march...
    Links: RNZ
  • Big Gay Out marks 20 years
    A sparkly crowd of thousands turned out for the twentieth annual Auckland Big Gay Out yesterday...
    Links: RNZ
  • UK mother arrested and locked in a cell after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter
    A mother in the UK was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online, the Daily Mail reported ...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Waiariki MP Tand#257;mati Coffey and partner Tim Smith expecting baby
    Rotorua-based Waiariki MP Tand#257;mati Coffey is expecting a baby with his partner Tim Smith...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x Tickets to Camille O’Sullivan’s Cave
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – KOOZA
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Unwrap 1: Handel’s Water Music
    Links: Express
  • express Goes Out and About at the 2019 Tri-Nations Party
    Links: Express
  • Pride Board Call Out Social Media Critics at #OurMarch
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey Announces Baby News
    Links: Express
  • The Ending HIV Big Gay Out 2019: In Pictures
    Links: Express
  • The Mother of Butterflies and The Bodybuilder Barbie: Meet Asia O’Hara...
    Links: Express

Sun 11 Feb 2018

  • Zena Campbell dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Campbell is found in a car in Aro Valley. Her partner was subsequently accused of murder, but the judge dismissed the charge on the day the High Court trial was due to start (12 February 2019). A pathologist said the death was "likely due to methadone and alcohol toxicity, or neck compression or some combination of the two."
    Links: Stuff
  • Cancer patient outraged to discover he can only donate sperm to female partner
    A gay man suffering severe pain from cancer was mortified to discover he was only able to donate sperm to a female partner...
    Links: Stuff
  • Heavy rain could bring flooding, Big Gay Out cancelled
    Nelson, Marlborough, Buller and Westland are in for an evening of persistent heavy rain which won't ease until overnight...
    Links: RNZ
  • Organisers 'heartbroken' over cancellation of Big Gay Out event
    Droves of Aucklanders donning rainbow outfits were gutted when a steady downpour caused the cancellation of the Ending HIV Big Gay Out yesterday...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Reeling from pain, cancer patient, 22, told he couldn't give sperm to gay partner
    When Logan Morton was diagnosed with cancer at 22, he found himself unprepared for illness – or the decisions he would be forced to make...
    Links: Stuff
  • Weather lashes Auckland, sparking dozens of emergency call-outs
    Auckland is reeling after being drenched by 55mm of rain in the past 14 hours, sparking flooding, downing trees and forcing the cancellation of today's Big Gay Out...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Big Gay Out Cancelled Due to Weather
    Links: Express

Sat 11 Feb 2017

  • Auckland Pride Gala 2017: Foyer
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Gala 2017: Theatre
    Links: Express
  • Ak bear community mourns death of DJ Ant
    Auckland's bear and DJ communities are mourning the death of a DJ who was a feature of Urge bar and the subsequent Urge events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride: Māori, Pasifika and indigenous film
    The stories of indigenous queer and gender diverse people will be showcased during the Auckland Pride Festival this year, with a collection of short films screening at the Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 11 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM English "likely" to attend Big Gay Out
    As the sun sets on early preparations for tomorrow's Big Gay Out in Auckland it appears that Prime Minister Bill English will be putting in an appearance at the gay party and picnic day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Auckland Pride Festival 2017 Gala
    Last night's sampler Gala show opening the Auckland Pride Festival 2017 was, as might be expected, a mixed bag...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Feb 2016

  • Auckland hosts first Proud to Play NZ LGBTIF Games
    Links: Express
  • Australian Singer Upsets Religious Groups with Anti-Pray The Gay Away Music...
    Links: Express
  • Minister of Youth Announces Funding For GLBT Young People
    Links: Express
  • New Film on Tom of Finland’s Life Begins Production
    Links: Express
  • Portugal’s Parliament Overturns Adoption Equality Veto
    Links: Express
  • Colombia and Marriage Equality
    Is Colombia about to become the third or fourth Latin American society to recognise civil marriage equality after Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay? Apparently so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concerns of inaccessibility at Pride events
    Concerns have been raised by members of the LGBTI community regarding the accessibility of events during the Auckland Pride Festival for those in wheelchairs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections ok due to engaging and planning
    Corrections managed to convince the organisers of the Auckland Pride Parade of their appropriateness to march as an organisation in the parade on the basis of "engaging" and creating an action plan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP: Pride failing in their responsibilities
    No Pride in Prisons say that the Auckland Pride Board are failing in their responsibilities to the most marginalised within the LGBTI community, following yesterday’s announcement that Corrections will indeed be marching in this year’s parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride and Politics
    It used to be, as someone remarked to me the other day, that we had nutcase Christians protesting at our events, telling us we were evil sinners on the road to hell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride board: Disability policies not needed in past
    The Auckland Pride Board has responded to concerns that event venues are inaccessible for those in wheelchairs saying that Pride hasn’t identified a need for any specific policies in the past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Et Lux
    Et Lux Produced by Black Swan Productions for Auckland Pride Featuring Chris Olwage 10-13 February, Lot 23, 23 Minnie St, Mt Eden, Auckland Dark and hellish, Et Lux begins its story deep in the psyche of sexual repression, torment and ignorance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Feb 2015

  • Review: Pride Exhibition – On the Moment of Change
    Links: Express
  • The Edge of Auckland Fringe
    Links: Express
  • Pride at Garnet Station
    Auckland café Garnet Station has a banquet of Auckland Pride Festival events on in its cute ‘tiny theatre’, including art, Dykes on Mics and speed dating for lesbians! You can also book a table to wine and dine before the night’s entertainment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Legacy Project
    Legacy project - Year Two Part of the Auckland Pride Festival Q Theatre, February 10 - 14...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Legacy Project
    Legacy project - Year Two Part of the Auckland Pride Festival Q Theatre, February 10 - 14...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tireless Wellington heroes honoured
    Forty people have been honoured for the contributions they make to the city’s lgbti communities at the inaugural Rainbow Pride Community Honours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Feb 2014

  • Anika Moa moving back to Christchurch
    "Moving on with a New haircut too!" Moa says (Pic: Facebook)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blenheim pair upset after porn vid leaked
    File Photo Two Blenheim women have complained to police after a 90 minute sex tape they made was leaked online...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Celebrating Miss K!
    Sixty years of the fabulous Miss K have been celebrated by her many friends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Check out: Mr Gay NZ 2014
    New Mr Gay New Zealand Troy Williams, 33, was born in Papakura but raised in Hawke’s Bay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Julian Clary coming to NZ Comedy Fest
    Legendary gay comedian Julian Clary has been announced as one of the international performers for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in April...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More than 1,000 readying to be in Parade
    Last year the Dykes on Bikes were official helpers, this year they will be in the parade Dykes on Bikes will rev up the crowd up at a packed 2014 Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NFL hopeful comes out ahead of Draft
    A college football player who has declared for the NFL Draft has come out, in a historic moment for the biggest sport in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio Live listeners warmly welcome Mau
    Mau (right) and her partner Karleen Edmonds at Friday's Pride Gala Ali Mau has been warmly welcomed by Radio Live listeners in her first talkback stint...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: One Night Only
    One Night Only The Bluestone Room, 11 February Starring Buckwheat, Bertha, Tess Tickle and Venus Mantrapp (An Auckland Pride Festival 2014 event) One Night Only is a show based on transitions and tonight three plus one drag performers took a rapt Auckland Pride Festival 2014 audience through their personal, professional, drag, cultural and historical journey of change and progress...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia to be sent 'love' for Valentine's Day
    Gay rights supporting cosmetics company Lush has joined up with equality movement All Out to make a statement for equal love this Valentine’s Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Feb 2013

  • Black swan takes Mr Gay NZ 2013 title
    Chris Olwage at tonight's competition The dancer known as New Zealand's own 'black swan' Chris Olwage has taken the title of Mr Gay New Zealand 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd public safety meeting moved to 26 Feb
    A public safety meeting about concerns over violence on Auckland’s Karangahape Rd has been shifted till later in the month to cater for people who are busy with the Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kuirau Park gay killing trial adjourned till July
    The High Court trial of three men charged with the murder of a gay man in a Rotorua park has been adjourned until July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Bob and the Swingers!
    What? Surely self-appointed "moral guardian" Family First isn't into (gasp) swinging!!! But yes, apparently he is if it's the marriage equality debate, as he wants some MPs to go both ways!!! To be more precise, Bob McCoskrie has released a new six page brochure entitled "21 Great Reasons to Keep Marriage As It Is"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: rurally-raised lesbian
    I am a 26 year old female; I was born in the Taranaki, and raised on a farm in the South Waikato...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Feb 2012

  • Carmen Rupe memorial, Auckland (St Matthew-in-the-City)
    Audio from the memorial to Carmen Rupe held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland
    Features: Francis Rupe, Charles Chauvel, Cindy of Samoa, Dana de Milo, David Hartnell, Diego Te Manaaki Brown, Jackie Clarke, Jurgen Hoffman, Mika X, Miss Ribena, Ramon Te Wake, Richard Tankersley, Robin Waerea
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Loving, giving" Carmen remembered at service
    The late Carmen Rupe was this evening remembered as a loving, giving prophet and leader who was, all agreed, "a lady...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mostly clear skies forecast for Big Gay Out
    There may be a few light showers in Auckland tomorrow morning, but the Big Gay Out forecast is for a mostly dry afternoon with some cloudy periods...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Feb 2011

  • Christchurch's Aaron Comis to take on world
    Mr Gay New Zealand Aaron Comis Christchurch Financial Controller Aaron Comis has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Mr Gay World contest in the Philippines next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-MP wants credits for straight marrieds only
    Gordon Copeland A former MP who is now the President of political minnow the Kiwi Party says the Government's income splitting tax credits legislation should be restricted to heterosexual married couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gagging for Gaga?
    If you are hopelessly gagging for Gaga, never fear, her new single is here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ill Liberals?
    In the final in this series of columns on LGBT issues and current parliamentary parties, I'll focus attention on ACT New Zealand, kindred German and British parties and the crisis of 'classical liberalism' in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Learn the lessons from Hero
    Jacinda Ardern (right) with Auckland local body politician Simon Randall at the 2010 Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Colonel to have US and European Outing
    Photography: Vince Pol A New Zealand tale of two elderly gay war veterans who find love in a rest home is to have its world premiere in April at festivals in Europe and the United States...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Feb 2010

  • Claire Ryan profile (Wellington)
    Claire Ryan talks about disability, gender and sexual identity.
    Features: Claire Ryan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Bake it 'till you make it
    New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker is the ultimate test of Kiwi baking as eight contestants have just two hours to whip up their best pavlovas, brownies, biscuits, scones or signature dishes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Featherston murderers jailed for "cowardly attack"
    Three young men who brutally bashed gay Wairarapa man Paul Irons and left him for dead have been jailed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key, Goff and Banks to attend Big Gay Out
    New Zealand's highest ranking politicians and the 'first citizen' of Auckland will mingle with the rainbow communities and HIV prevention initiatives at the Get it On! Big Gay Out picnic and fun day this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans icon Lepore will lead Mardi Gras Parade
    One of the world's most famous transgender stars has been announced as the Chief of Parade at Sydney's Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Feb 2009

  • "I caught my hubby having gay sex online"
    A British man's wife threw him out the day after she caught him having virtual gay sex on his laptop – while he was in bed with her...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Flight crew includes Oates and Ladi6
    Drag hostess Buckwheat's crew for this year's Air New Zealand Pink Flight to Sydney Mardi Gras have been revealed as gay Alt TV presenter Stephen Oates and local soul singer Ladi6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride '09: Valentine's Day love and lesbians
    There's a wide variety of events happening in the City of Sails on the most romantic day of the year as Auckland's Pride Festival continues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Feb 2008

  • "I didn't know Freddie was gay" - Brian May
    Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed he didn't know Freddie Mercury was gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Busy first nights for NZ's two new gay bars
    New Zealand's two newest gay venues, one in Wellington and one in Christchurch, had their opening events at the weekend, and both have proved an early hit with bar-hoppers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police DLOs breaking down the fear barrier
    Const...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salsa and Sexual Orientation
    Brazil is proud of its colourful citizens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Take safety steps when hooking up - Police
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Feb 2007

  • 12,000 strong BGO crowd cheers PM (with VIDEO)
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Gay lover killed for money
    A coroner has found that a gay man who probably murdered his millionaire lover to inherit his estate was himself killed for the same money...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out 2007: Live reports from NZ's biggest glbt event
    PM Helen Clark helps Chris Carter and Peter Kaiser cut their Civil Union cake 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor opens BGO, embraces glbt citizens (with VIDEO)
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stalls aplenty at sunny Big Gay Out
    2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA:
    A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pastor has committed suicide, apparently due to his fears he was about to be ‘outed' by a local TV station...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Feb 2005

  • Auckland's HERO Festival begins
    The 2005 Hero Festival kicks off in Auckland this weekend with the Chocolate Fish Swim Meet and the ever-popular Big Gay Out in Coyle Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TVNZ: Close Up poll "unscientific"
    TVNZ has refused to uphold a complaint by media watchdog group GayWatch and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Feb 2004

  • BGO: Politicians, police and happy faces
    The presence of the Prime Minister and gay MPs, police recruiting on site and “happy faces” are aspects which the organisers of the Weekend's Ansell Big Gay Out event say made all the work worthwhile...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Commitment ceremony promotes Civil Unions Bill
    At a "mass" commitment ceremony was held at the Ansell Big Gay Out in Auckland six gay couples took part in the commitment ceremony and exchanged rings before the 10,000-plus crowd at the Big Gay Out at Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Feb 1977

  • Television: Founding of a group opposing the persecution of MPs Marilyn Waring, Gerald O'Brien and Colin Moyle (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP28785.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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