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Sun 14 Feb 2021

  • Big Gay Out: The celebration continues despite Covid community scare
    Thousands of people from all walks of life have filled Auckland's Coyle Park to celebrate the 22nd Big Gay Out, despite earlier news of new Covid-19 cases in the city...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid-19 updates from New Zealand on Monday 15 February
    Auckland's mayor is defending public health officials who allowed the Big Gay Out and Prada Cup to continue yesterday, despite knowledge of positive cases...
    Links: RNZ
  • Green Party To Take Precautions With COVID-19 Response
    14 February 2021 Green MPs currently in Auckland, Marama Davidson, Chlöe Swarbrick and Golriz Ghahraman, will remain in Auckland for the next 72 hours...
    Links: Scoop
  • Bharat Mahajan Wins Mr Gay New Zealand 2021
    Links: Express
  • Breaking: Big Gay Out Continues Despite New Auckland Covid Cases
    Links: Express

Fri 14 Feb 2020

  • Living In Death’s Shadow: Personal Stories Of The AIDS Epidemic
    andnbsp; A new book by University of Auckland historian Dr Cheryl Ware looks at the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney between 1982 and 1996...
    Links: Scoop
  • Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history
    Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ngahuia Te Awekotuku: “Inclusivity is an assumption”
    Links: Express
  • Smollett Facing New Charges Over Hate Crime Hoax
    Links: Express

Thu 14 Feb 2019

  • Chechnya: renewed persecution of lesbian, gay and bisexuals
    GENEVA (13 February 2019) – Russia must act urgently to protect the rights of people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bisexual in Chechnya, and investigate allegations of human rights abuses including two reported deaths, say UN rights experts*...
    Links: Scoop
  • NASA's Mars Rover pronounced dead
    US space agency NASA has called time on its Mars Rover, Opportunity...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Zealand is not safe, not when people are attacked for who they are
    OPINION: We cannot claim to be decent, not when people are bashed just for being gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Patients tested for HIV, hepatitis after sterilisation error
    Children and the elderly are among the fifty-five patients who may have been exposed to surgical equipment that wasn't properly sterilised at Hawke's Bay Hospital...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Thursday 14 February 2019
    Govt dismisses claims China stalling on ministers' visas; Auckland homes delayed by airforce base noise; Industry trainers warn govt over proposed polytech merger; Merger proposal to give trainers more say - Education Minister; Patients tested for HIV, hepatitis after sterilisation error; Select committee submitters lose out in political spat; 'We were ready' - David Carter on select committee spat...
    Links: RNZ
  • West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel cops ban over anti-gay slur at England's Joe Root
    England captain Joe Root called the West Indies bowler out over alleged remark: "There's nothing wrong with being gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay WW2 Hero Alan Turing Announced As Most Iconic Person of...
    Links: Express
  • New Study Shows Children From Same-Sex Families Excelling in School
    Links: Express
  • Out and About With express: Big Gay Out After-Party 2019 @...
    Links: Express
  • Valentines Day and Beyond: express’ Top Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Picks to...
    Links: Express
  • Working Group for New Auckland Pride Established
    Links: Express

Wed 14 Feb 2018

  • A Place to Stand (Parliament buildings)
    Jan Logie pays tribute to Dana de Milo, speaks about having a place to stand and then talks about some of the issues relating to rainbow communities that still need to be addressed
    Features: Jan Logie, Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
    A transgender woman has become the first in the world to exclusively breastfeed her baby despite not giving birth nor undergoing gender-reassignment surgeries...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • GABA Charitable Trust Becomes Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay NZ Winner Announced
    Links: Express
  • Paramore at Spark Arena
    Links: Express

Tue 14 Feb 2017

  • The children's fairy tale book Promised Land is published (New Zealand)
    The book is co-authored by Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Adele Pays Tribute to George Michael at the Grammys
    Links: Express
  • Croatia Demonstrates After Club Attack
    Links: Express
  • Ending HIV Big Gay Out: After Party
    Links: Express
  • I Hate You, I Hate You, I Hate You, Because I...
    Links: Express
  • NZ Shortlisted for Best LGBT+ Destination
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride: GLBTI life in six short plays
    First same-sex love, coming out and flawed relationships are some of the subjects explored in a collection of theatre pieces which begin their season tonight for the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride: Wild and silly bear comedy night
    The bear comedy show, a staple part of the LYC Bear New Zealand Week and Auckland Pride, returns to The Classic in Queen Street for the third year in a row with an impressive line-up of comedy talent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conchita Wurst character to be 'killed off'
    Conchita Wurst, the bearded drag singer who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is to be retired, according to her creator, Austrian Thomas Neuwirth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kissathon staged in Peru calls for equal rights
    Hundreds of people have staged a ‘kissathon’ in Peru to call for equal rights for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF not troubled by Mr Gay NZ barebacking
    The AIDS Foundation has looked into concerns that the new Mr Gay New Zealand, an NZAF employee, has an active profile on a barebacking website and appears satisfied that his conduct fits with the HIV prevention strategies now available...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine secures corp. sponsorship for Ak Pride
    LGBTI support organisation OUTLine has been lucky to secure two new corporate sponsors during Auckland Pride Festival this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Hot Brown Honey
    Like a nuclear bomb on Mururoa or Maralinga Hot Brown Honey exploded on the ASB Theatre stage tonight, detonating stereotypes and vapourising culturally-enforced limitations on women's lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Auckland Pride Festival Grab Bag
    With such a mixed bag of events this year at the Auckland Pride Festival, we bring you a grab-bag of sorts - a run-down of a few of the events that may have got lost in the noise and are worth checking out!   Sea Change There is no doubt that this performance will be anything less than breathtaking...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 Feb 2016

  • BGO reports: Knockout performances, food and rainbow everything
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA trust gave $10k for Ak Pride projects
    The GABA Charitable Trust has disbursed almost $10,000 in its latest round of grants, all assisting glbti community projects associated with the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glamour BGO-style
    BGO's glamour-pusses prove that you can never have too much colour, feathers, sequins or make-up to make a splash as a sophisticated inner-city Auckland picnic day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi women excell in P2P road race
    Judith Thompson with her gold medal Nineteen gay athletes competed in this morning's Proud to Play Road Running race with the New Zealander Judith Thompson taking the gold medal in the women's 10k race...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Feb 2015

  • Hamish Allardice profile (Wellington)
    Hamish Allardice talks about being bullied at school, abuse, addiction and recovery.
    Features: Hamish Allardice
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wild Blue Yonder – Garnet Station
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive head wins Mr Bear NZ
    Body Positive boss Mark Fisher is the final ever Mr Bear NZ to win the title at Urge Bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Many hands make community wardrobe
    RainbowYOUTH is throwing open the closet doors today in an initiative where gender diverse and queer young people can access clothing which affirms their identity – free...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: Mr Urge Bear NZ 2015 Mark Fisher
    Body Positive boss Mark Fisher is the new Mr Urge Bear NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Patrick Graham: Getting to the Bottom of Shakespeare
    Patrick Graham is reprising a role dear to his heart as he plays Bottom in Auckland Summer Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Preview: Actor Hamish Mouat on Bare
    Bare has its New Zealand premiere this weekend as part of Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second 'gay ski week' materializes
    An Australian company appears to be trying to run another unofficial ‘gay ski week’ at the same time as the established Queenstown event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tough choice made to can Out in the Park
    UPDATED: Out in the Park's been cancelled after careful and long consideration from disappointed organisers, who will now negotiate with Wellington City Council about the possibility of holding the event in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 Feb 2014

  • A gay player shocking? No.
    Deep in the heart of Texas, newsman Dale Hansen offers some brilliant truths! It's on the back of claims hot NFL prospect Michael Sam's chances of being picked early could be dampened since he's come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com, All Blacks and PM up for net award
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Researchers exploring growing community
    Gay Chinese and South Asian Aucklanders are being invited to take part in a study that aims to explore their perspectives on gay life in the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys
    If you are in the city this weekend, treat yourself and stop by The Basement carpark...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Feb 2013

  • Glamstand tickets still available for Pride Parade
    Tickets are still available for the best seats in the house for Saturday’s Auckland Pride Parade, the GABA GlamStand, where guests can enjoy a great view of the floats, plus food and drinks, and mingle with VIPs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mau and Edmonds again NZ's "second hottest"
    Karleen Edmonds and Ali Mau (centre) with friends at the GABA Gold auction Ali Mau and fiance Karleen Edmonds have once again been voted New Zealand’s second hottest couple in the annual Durex Valentine’s Day survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament condemns homophobic legislation
    Charles Chauvel Parliament has unanimously backed Labour MP Charles Chauvel’s motion condemning homophobic legislation in Uganda and Nigeria...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride review: Kitsch n Sync
    Walking away from a performance of Kitsch n Sync, you can’t help but wonder what kind of jaw exercises Pollyfilla does to give her the ability to move her lips into contortions for more than an hour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride review: Salon Mika
    Salon Mika Conceived by and starring Mika At Switch Bar for Auckland Pride Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 "Hard yet soft, gentle yet rrrrrough...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Voting against HLR Lockwood's "biggest regret"
    Lockwood Smith Lockwood Smith has used his final speech in Parliament to express his regret at voting against homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Feb 2012

  • A lesbian couple saboutage the "win a divource" promotion on the The Rock radio station (New Zealand)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Kath and Kim star comes out in push for marriage
    Kath and Kim star Magda Szubanski has come out, to make a Valentine’s Day plea for gay marriage to be legalised in Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston pens chapter for confronting book
    Gay kiwi diversity campaigner Philip Patston has written a chapter in a book with the biting title Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? The confronting read is being launched in San Francisco today and aims to challenge not just the violence of straight homophobia, but the hypocrisy of "mainstream gay norms" which its authors claim dictate that the only way to stay safe is to act straight; by getting married, joining the military and adopting kids...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Feb 2011

  • Big Gay Out labelled biggest and best yet
    Anika Moa rocks the stage The sun-drenched 2011 Big Gay Out is being lauded as the biggest and best yet by organisers Get It On! Initial police estimates during the day put the crowd number at 10,000, but attendees spoken to by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • iPhone app accused of harming gay Catholics
    An iPhone App is being accused of feeding the neuroses of gay Catholics and contributing to destroyed lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministry defends HIV support funding 'imbalance'
    A new funding arrangement which appears to short-change the peer support organisation most focused on the gay and bi men at the heart of the HIV infection statistics is merely a one-off starter arrangement to enable future funding, according to the Ministry of Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plenty on the boil at Rainbow Youth
    Rainbow Youth's new staff member Jack Trolove has hit the ground running, already busily planning a national queer youth get-together and a project to ensure the nation's queer youth are getting as much support as possible...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reggae star's fans blame gays for his arrest
    Mark Myrie, aka Buju Banton Fans of a Grammy-winning anti-gay Jamaican reggae artist are blaming gay activists for their hero standing trial for the second time on USA federal drug trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 Feb 2010

  • 12,000 picnicked and partied at Big Gay Out
    6pm: Police estimate 12,000 glbt people, families and friends packed into Auckland's Coyle Park for today's Get It On Big Gay Out picnic and fun day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Feb 2009

  • Gay History Project to preserve our stories
    A new gay social history project aims to build up an archive of LGBT life from the 1960's to the 1980's...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian Batwoman is ready for battle!
    She's Jewish...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Violence in our relationships: Breaking the silence
    Rihanna The latest celebrity scandal to hit the headlines is not about weight, botox or secret liaisons...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Feb 2008

  • Lease signed so WGN gay club will re-open
    The Wellington venue formally known as Imerst will reopen under new management as a gay venue - as plans revealed by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Play reveals effects of Geilgud's bogs arrest
    Sir John Geilgud's 1953 arrest for cruising public toilets, when the newly knighted British actor was charged with "persistently importuning men for immoral purposes," is  the basis for a new play to be presented in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Watson's Crisp reveals gentle humanity
    Resident Alien by Tim Fountain Dir: Amanda Rees Featuring John Watson Tapac Theatre Until Feb 23, in conjunction with the Hero Festival Quentin Crisp was famously contradictory...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ron Brown phone line live 1-7pm today
    A police phone line will be answered live this afternoon by a gay-friendly Diversity Liaison Officer in the hope that gay or bi men will more readily come forward with information about the late Ron Brown...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Feb 2007

  • Civil Union for Waihou lesbian couple
    A lesbian couple have committed to each other in what is believed to be the first Civil Union in the small North Island town of Waihou...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DVD: Documenting the effort behind a fabulous show
    We're often not good at documenting ourselves in the glbt community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DVD: Documenting the effort behind a fabulous show
    We're often not good at documenting ourselves in the glbt community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLBT phoneline launched in Southland
    The first-ever Southland Pride picnic attracted 60 attendees, and was the chance to officially launch a new LGBT support phoneline for the region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National Party leader in the pink?
    An on-stage appearance from National Party leader John Key at last weekend's Big Gay Out picnic day has led Labour's Annette King to question his image of gay people – and choice of shirt colour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stanley Waipouri murder accused named
    Andre Gilling, 17, and Ashley Benjamin Arnopp, 20 appeared in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, accused of murdering local gay man Stanley Waipouri late last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Former NBA basketballer comes out
    In a groundbreaking revelation that is reverberating around the NBA basketball network, former player John Amaechi has become the first professional basketball player to openly identify himself as gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Feb 2006

  • Blasphemy is in the eye of the beholder?
    While fundamentalist Christians are getting all het up about free speech over Muslim revulsion at certain contentious Danish cartoons, I thought I'd provide a brief refresher course on why we should be concerned about blasphemy laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Newtown Gay Fair approaching
    Wellington's Newtown Festival will be two weeks long this year, with the annual Gay and Lesbian Fair during the final weekend of the programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Feb 2005

  • Abusive Christians removed from BGO
    Further reports are emerging of disturbing, aggressive and abusive behaviour from fundamentalist Christian protesters at the Big Gay Out festival in Auckland yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL Mayor meets gay parents at BGO
    Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard has gained new insights into gay and lesbian parenting following his visit to the Big Gay Out this weekend, and hopes everyone can move on from a controversial letter he signed last year which suggested gay and lesbian parents were more likely to abuse and murder their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM Clark's warning to Destiny
    Destiny church is whipping up a lot of hate, says Prime Minister Helen Clark, and there is absolutely no possibility of a Labour coalition with the political church should it's political wing get into parliament at the general election later this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Feb 2002

  • Ten Years of the Quilt
    The New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1991 – 2001 "Te Kuira Mauwhakamaharatanga mo ratou kua mate it te mate kino" 5 October 2001 marked ten years since the first public unfolding ceremony of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Feb 1998

  • The dance party Sprung at Devotion is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. It followed on from the earlier Devotion dance parties of the 1990s
    Links: Stuff.co.nz

Sat 14 Feb 1987

  • Television news report: the World Health Organisation reports 2,000 more AIDS cases in the last month (New Zealand)
    There are currently 40,000 cases world wide. 6.30pm news, ref F92297.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Mon 14 Feb 1977

Sun 14 Feb 1971

  • Television news report: interview with Mayor of Mount Roskill Keith Hay (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Hay would later become a staunch opponent of homosexual law reform. This Day, ref TZP107523.
    Links: TVNZ, Wikipedia

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