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Fri 12 Feb 2021

  • Ruth Coker Burks: caring for AIDS patients
    As a young single mother in Arkansas with no medical training, Ruth Coker Burks cared for around 1000 men dying from AIDS through their final days...
    Links: RNZ
  • February Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Last Call For Rainbow Pride Parade’s Free Community Registrations
    Links: Express
  • Three Reasons to Buy Eight Tickets To The Auckland Arts Festival
    Links: Express
  • Understanding Queer Youth Inside Out
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Feb 2020

  • Dwyane Wade recalls the 'proud' moment his 12-year-old come out as transgender
    When Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old daughter came out as transgender, the retired athlete proudly told her, You are our leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice...
    Links: Stuff
  • Jacinda Ardern Confident of Gay Conversion Therapy Ban
    Links: Express
  • Limn Gallery Pop-Up Opening Night
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Feb 2019

  • A judge dismisses the murder charge against the partner of Zena Campbell (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Campbell's body was found in a car in Aro Valley on 11 February 2018. Her partner was subsequently accused of murder, but the judge dismissed the charge on the day the High Court trial was due to start. A pathologist said the death was "likely due to methadone and alcohol toxicity, or neck compression or some combination of the two."
    Links: Stuff.co.nz
  • Cricket: West Indies paceman Shannon Gabriel charged following 'nothing wrong with being gay' counter
    English cricket fans reportedly sang gay anthems when West Indies batsman Shannon Gabriel was batting in the third test in St Lucia today following a sledging interaction with England skipper Joe Root yesterday...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Joe Root tells rival bowler: 'There's nothing wrong with being gay'
    Joe Root responds to West Indies bowler's taunt, with "nothing wrong with being gay" remark...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lee Suckling: Kiwi reporter's homophobic attack on K'Rd a wake-up call
    COMMENT: I felt both sickened and unsurprised this morning when I learned that my colleague Aziz Al-Sa'afin was the victim of a hate crime...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trial begins for Paddy Jonathan Woods, the man accused of murdering Zena Campbell
    Man charged with the murder of a transgender woman to stand trial in Wellington today...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘I’m Not Really into Homosexuality’ – Simon Bridges Remarks Resurface
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi-Samoan Takes Out Mr. Gay New Zealand Title
    Links: Express
  • Kroad Valentine’s Day #LoveKroad
    Links: Express
  • Out and About at #OURMARCH with express
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Feb 2018

  • Dana de Milo dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Facebook
  • Big Gay Out cancellation dampens hopes for change
    Heavy rain yesterday forced the cancellation of Auckland's iconic Big Gay Out festival for the first time in its more than 30-year history...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 12 February 2018
    Nauru plans to drop Australia's high court in favour in creating it's own...
    Links: RNZ
  • Heavy rain forces cancellation of Big Gay Out
    Heavy rain yesterday forced cancellation of Auckland's iconic Big Gay Out festival - for the first time in its more-than-30-year history...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lee Suckling: Is the gym killing your sex drive?
    As the Winter Olympics kicked off in Pyeongchang this weekend, South Korean condom manufacturer Convenience Co...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Sexual orientation question should be in census - Shaw
    Although yesterday's Big Gay Out in Auckland was rained off, there was some good news for New Zealand's LGBTQI community, with the Minister of Statistics James Shaw announcing plans for a sexual identity question to be included in the national census...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online
    A gay primary school teacher has been fired after posting her wedding photos online because they showed she allegedly "broke her contract"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • In Conversation: David Butler and Ciarin Smith – Legacy Project 5
    Links: Express
  • Man Who Infected Partner With HIV Has Sentence Reduced
    Links: Express
  • PrEP To Be Publicly Subsidised In Australia
    Links: Express
  • Review: Legacy Project 5
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Feb 2017

  • English shows strong interest in HIV PrEP study
    In what was his longest conversation during his Big Gay Out walkabout this afternoon Prime Minister Bill English appeared well-briefed and engaged on the subject of a pilot programme for a medication-based HIV prevention technique...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM: Minister must answer questions on HIV crisis
    Prime Minister Bill English has signaled that Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and his ministry need to be fronting up about unprecedented high rates of new HIV diagnoses at a time of financial crisis for HIV prevention work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quacking Noises: Family First and Transgender Suicide
    Once again, Family First has been caught 'cherry picking' when it comes to LGBT social and political issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Big Gay Out: Oh what a day! (Pt1)
    On a partly overcast and very, soooo very, humid Auckland Sunday thousands of glbti people and our friends and supporters converged in Coyle Park for the annual Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Feb 2016

  • Part 1 - The Book That Turned the Light On - Same Same But Different writers festival (Auckland University of Technology)
    Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On - Part 1.
    Features: Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Joanne Drayton, Paul Diamond, Paula Boock, Peter Wells, Susannah Walker
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson (Auckland)
    Miriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as soldiers during WW1 and formed a very close bond - was it homosexual, homosocial or something else?
    Features: Miriam Saphira
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Book That Turned the Light On Part 2 - Same Same But Different writers festival (Auckland University of Technology)
    Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On - Part 2.
    Features: Cole Meyers, Jeremy Hansen, Michael Stevens, Victor Rodger, Whaitiri Mikaere
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Diversity Reigns For Mr Gay NZ 2016
    Links: Express
  • Heteroperformative: An Insider’s Guide to Identity
    Links: Express
  • Anti-gay law resumes in Malawi
    Gay people in Malawi are under threat of arrest, as a court in the country has ordered police to resume arrests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dragon boats cancelled, tennis gets under way
    The last-minute cancellation of the first Proud to Play sporting event has not dampened the spirits of the sporting festival's organisers, according to spokesperson Craig Watson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One for the boys
    Tonight’s the night, in Auckland for one night only, for the first time ever The Little Boys Room will be taking to the stage for your viewing pleasure as part of the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride — let's all be very nice, shall we?
    Michael Stevens writes  that Pride "is designed to be celebratory, fun, and inclusive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY tertiary scholarship winners announced
    RainbowYOUTH last night held their first pride event and announced the winners of their territory scholarship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Words words words
    'Is the most writing you do in a day replying to a Grindr profile? Or working out how to make yourself appealing, inscrutable and - available? Well, the news is you're using words and words are still the building block of our world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Feb 2015

  • Kevin Hague to Contest Green Party Co Leadership
    Links: Express
  • Legacy Project Review
    Links: Express
  • Nick Jonas to Perform at Mardi Gras Party
    Links: Express
  • Review: Stutterpop – Auckland Fringe
    Links: Express
  • Akl Council to consider Rainbow Panel
    Len Brown at last year's Auckland Pride Parade A proposal for a Rainbow Advisory Panel for Auckland Council is set to go before the Community Development and Safety Committee this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections march seen as positive step
    Kelly Ellis of TransAdvocates A transgender rights campaigner who was integral in the charge for change in prisons is welcoming news Corrections will march in Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague to stand for Greens leadership
    Kevin Hague Gay Green MP Kevin Hague has announced he will stand for the co-leadership of the Green Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroes to have its swansong
    This Sunday will mark the end of a pretty special era, when lesbians gather at the park Bob Harvey once infamously dedicated to them, for the final Heroes Out West...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroes to have its swansong
    This Sunday will mark the end of a pretty special era, when lesbians gather at the park Bob Harvey once infamously dedicated to them, for the final Heroes Out West...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiss "the hottest boy" ad not offensive
    Complaints an ad for Lynx hair product is “offensive”, because a man kisses another man, have been dismissed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysian leader's conviction upheld
    Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia’s highest court has upheld the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a charge of sodomy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nick Jonas heading to Mardi Gras
    Singer and actor Nick Jonas will perform at Sydney’s Mardi Gras Party on Saturday 7 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud Corrections staff to join Parade
    Ross and Jason Dinnington-Curle Corrections staff will march in the Auckland Pride Parade for first time this year - something the gay staff member who led the charge says will be a “very, very proud moment”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: XOX Pride at The Box
    Tess Opening Night of XOX Pride The Box bar and Cafe Nightly until February 28 The XOX Pride performance evenings kicked off last night at The Box cafe and bar on the forecourt of the Aotea Centre, with some truly great drag performances preceded by a short show that amounted to drag abuse...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Vanished "Ruins" of "Sodom"
    Where did Logan Robertson's particularly vitriolic form of homophobia come from? Welcome to the phantom neverworld of "Sodom and Gomorrah", and "sodomy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Feb 2014

  • Mayor expands on representation pledge
    Len Brown first announced the move at the Big Gay Out on Sunday As Auckland Pride Festival is in full swing, Mayor Len Brown is vowing to investigate how Auckland’s glbti community can be given greater visibility and better representation at Auckland Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NXT 14: a rousing success
    Over the first weekend of the Auckland Pride Festival for 2014 100 young leaders from around New Zealand and the South Pacific, three keynote speakers and a rich tapestry of community knowledge collided for the NXT 14 Youth Leaders Conference hosted at UNITEC...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Preview: Mumbai Monologues
    Queer Mumbai will come to Auckland Pride tonight with Mumbai Monologues, a snapshot of a city of 20...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Lashings of Whipped Cream
    Lashings of Whipped Cream 11 February 2014 The Basement Studio Starring Rhubarb Rouge An Auckland Pride Festival event It may have been a one wo-man show but Rhubarb Rouge, by herself, almost has too much personality to fit on one stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Legacy Project
    The Basement Theatre, 11 January An Auckland Pride Festival event The Legacy Project’s aim was to find a fresh Kiwi lgbt perspective and put it on stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Simon Randall elected NZAF Board Chair
    Simon Randall Auckland local body representative Simon Randall has been elected Chair of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Treats aplenty for Rainbow Youth auction
    Te Mete's ‘Louisa Wall in White Light’ will be up for grabs Teapots, books and a piece of history will be among the fabulous items going under the hammer at Rainbow Youth’s Art Auction tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall zeroes in on gender identity protection
    Louisa Wall Marriage equality champion Louisa Wall has launched a crusade for protection from discrimination based on gender identity to be included in the Human Rights Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Feb 2013

  • "Gays will end humanity" Pope resigning
    The vociferously anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month due to ill health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out 2013 hit new crowd record
    More than 15,000 people came out for Auckland’s Big Gay Out on Sunday, the largest crowd in its history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay NZ 2013: Chris Olwage
    New Mr Gay New Zealand Chris Olwage says he is overwhelmed at the win, and is determined to show people he has plenty to offer the community and is more than just a pretty face...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Feb 2012

  • Wendy and Melanie - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Features: Melanie Church, Wendy Cunningham
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Andreas Derleth wins Mr Gay New Zealand 2012 (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ
  • Big Gay Out is held at Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier, Auckland
    It is estimated 14,000 people attended
  • 1.15PM: Hunks and politicians on show at BGO
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 1.38PM: Labour pledges to support glbt issues
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2.50PM: NZAF declares BGO "another big success"
    2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 3.07PM: John Key mobbed on arrrival at BGO
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 3.45PM: PM reveals youth suicide project planned
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 4.20PM: Mayor says he supports Pride Fest funding
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 4.50PM: Speeches end, BGO entertainment ramps up
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 5.45PM: Rain thins out BGO crowd early
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out 2012 first pics
    Over the next 24hrs or so a flood of great pics from the Get It On Big Gay Out will appear in our Scene section...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag inspiration Whitney Houston dies
    Whitney Houston, the singer whose songs have been an inspiration to drag queen performances around the world, has died, aged 48...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NOON: Colour and aromas mingle as BGO kicks off
    Dianne Ryan wipes a GABA hospitality tent table after a spot of rain 12 NOON: The sky is clearing and hurried last minute preparations are being attended to as the Get It On Big Gay Out opens at Auckland's Coyle Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Feb 2011

  • Aussie DJ to get women purring at Outgames
    An Australian DJ who is said to have such spinning prowess she will "keep your heart pumping and ensure you won't want to leave the dance floor all night" will feature at the Outgames' signature party for women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out guide
    Here is our guide to the Get It On! Big Gay Out, so you can ensure you make the most of your day! Where and when: Coyle Park in Auckland's Point Chevalier from midday till 7pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coyle Park poised for tomorrow's Big Gay Out
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four weeks until Outgames kicks off
    Virginia Hopkins-Burns of Outgames receives a cheque for $66,000 from the Netherlands Ambassador Just four weeks from today one of the biggest glbt events in New Zealand's history kicks off with the start of the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mangawhai Heads: a month on
    A month after an arson attack which left their business scorched beyond repair and precious memories in ashes, Lindsay Curnow and Juliet Leigh are still left with a stark reminder of the bitter hate crime which turned their lives upside down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Mr Gay NZ: Aaron Comis
    "Words cannot really explain what I am feeling right now," sums up the response of Aaron Comis to the news he has been declared Mr Gay New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sun and politicians forecast for Big Gay Out
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans protection bill progresses in Canada
    Canada's House of Commons A bill to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination has passed its third reading in the House of Commons...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Feb 2010

  • Cruisers can "relax" with Frankie Goes to Hlywd star
    Gay bars Family, Dots, Urge and the Naval set sail on the first NZ gay cruise to Sydney Mardi Gras - and a special dinner party on Waiheke Island is also arranged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fashion designer Alexander McQueen found dead
    Gay British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home, with UK newspapers saying he took his own life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Goldilocks and the Three Queers
    Goldilocks For show details about Goldilocks   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Feb 2009

  • Anti same-sex marriage ad was "wrong"
    The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a compliant against a Right to Life ad which claimed The Green Party supported same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harm? What "Harm?"
    While examining new volumes about same-sex marriage, I noticed that the Religious Right has a new one out-a new effort by right-wing Mormon opponent of same-sex marriage, Lynn Wardle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow: President sued over banned Pride
    Moscow Gay Pride organisers have filed a European Court of Human Rights lawsuit against Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, accusing him of ignoring pleas to intervene in a longstanding dispute with the Mayor over the city's ban on the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine adds text message service
    "How do I tell my parents?" "Are they going to hate me?" "I'm in love with my gay best mate what do I do?"… these are just a few of the questions LGBT help service OUTLine NZ expects to receive on its new text message service, launched this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins movie trailer released
    The official trailer for the Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls film documentary has been released, showing the twins talking candidly about their coming out, the struggle for gay law reform in the 1980s, and Jools' recent battle with breast cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Feb 2008

  • Encore QWU show for Te Papa's 10th b'day
    The Wellington Foyer on level two of the capital's Te Papa museum is set to sparkle this weekend as dozens of 'girls' from around the globe - and around our solar system - compete once again to be crowned Queen of the Whole Universe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Road's Crest Hotel gets gay-friendly
    Auckland's gay bar czar Wayne Clark has again expanded his empire, taking control of the three-level Crest Hotel at 243 Karangahape Road, which he says is now open as a gay-friendly drinking spot with themed nights planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over 1,000 men shared sex info at BGO
    Over 1,000 men who attended Auckland's Big Gay Out in Coyle Park on Sunday shared intimate - and important - information about their sex lives in a 5-minute survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Stevie and Bucky Get Lucky
    Hard taskmasters: Buckwheat remaining group were joined on stage by bitches and mongrels...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: "Some people are gay. Get over it!"
    For the next two weeks people across the UK will be confronted with a positive message about gay people from 600 billboards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Feb 2007

  • 'Dying City' reveals uncomfortable things
    Edwin Wright in 'Dying City' Set in New York in 2005 and 2004, Christopher Shinn's one-acter is ostensibly an anti-war vehicle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Gay men terrorised in hate attacks
    Two gay hate attacks have left flatmates in Sydney's Eastern suburbs fearing for their safety...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Benefit cuts for same-sex couples
    Same-sex de facto couples living off the state will soon have less money in their pockets, reports the Sunday Star-Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch community plans
    Members of the Christchurch LGBT community are planning a peaceful ‘Kiss-In' protest in response to security at a local bar asking two young women to leave when they kissed on the dance floor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man and Husband
    Last Sunday, February 10th, Conservation Minister Chris Carter and his partner, Peter Kaiser, tied the knot in a civil union, attended by the Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers and other Labour MPs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe sex facts - texted to your mobile
    In what is believed to be a first for Australasia, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Gay Men's Health team has this week launched an interactive safe sex texting service...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Feb 2006

  • Comment: Slowly whirring Godbots?
    Meanwhile, underneath the radar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Daniel and William
    Daniel    Chris Banks - 12th February 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Don Brash attends Big Gay Out
    National party leader Don Brash today made a quiet visit to the well-attended Big Gay Out in Auckland's Coyle Park, carrying with him a message of caring...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor Dick
    When Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard took the stage at today's Big Gay Out in Coyle Park, he assured the crowd he wasn't going to sing or dance, but instead sent blessings to the gathered glbt folk...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Feb 2005

  • Onya Knees in ocker Pansy promo tour
    The man who sold legendary Auckland bar Surrender Dorothy's to the heterosexuals is having a whale of time in Australia promoting Kim Crawford's 'gay' wine Pansy! Rose...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn High students respond to Destiny
    Wellington High students campaigning to get Destiny Church out of their school will speak out on radio tomorrow in an effort to get their voices heard, following a rebuff from school principal Prue Kelly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Feb 2004

  • Huge increase in BGO survey participants
    A huge increase in the number of Ansell Big Gay Out attendees participating in the NZ AIDS Foundation's major research project, the Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey, has pleased the Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Feb 1997

  • Best Mates: Gay Writing in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Peter Wells and Rex Pilgrim is launched (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The book is launched in the Wintergardens at the Auckland Domain.

Tue 12 Feb 1985

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