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Wed 16 Feb 2022

  • Conversion therapy: Kiri Allan says no 'ill will' despite having to 'pray gay away' as teenager
    Government Minister Kiri Allan has spoken out about her own experience as a teenager with gay conversion therapy through her church but says she doesn't "harbour any ill will"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • MP Kiri Allan opens up about conversion therapy experiences
    After conversion therapy in New Zealand was banned this week, the East Coast MP spoke about how people tried to "pray the gay away" from her...
    Links: Stuff
  • 2 X TICKETS TO ORVILLE PECK’S BRONCO TOUR
    Links: Express
  • 2 X TICKETS TO YUNGBLUD’S LIFE ON MARS TOUR
    Links: Express
  • 5 X GAMESPHERE PRIDE MONTH GIVEAWAYS
    Links: Express
  • LGBTQ+ Ukrainians: ”We Are Ready To Defend Ourselves, Our Rights and...
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Feb 2021

  • Rita Ora Leads Epic Entertainment Line-up For 2021 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
    International chart-topping pop star Rita Ora heads up a superstar line-up of entertainment planned for the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 6 March 2021 ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Exclusive Source: Rhys Nicholson Joins Drag Race Down Under
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: AUCKLAND RAINBOW PARADE POSTPONED
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Proud To Be G.A.Y
    Links: Express
  • TransAction: Let Me Play!
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Feb 2020

  • He Kākano Ahau: Decolonsing Gender and Sexuality
    Te Ahi Kaa features an episode of the six part series He Kakano Ahau - Presenter Kahu Kutia explores stories about Urban Maori, weaving together strands of connection...
    Links: RNZ
  • Oh Chris!
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Feb 2018

  • Review: Twenty Eight Millimetres
    Links: Express
  • South Africa ‘BANS’ Queer Film The Wound Following Protests
    Links: Express

Thu 16 Feb 2017

  • ANZ GAYTMs #HoldTight for Auckland Pride
    Links: Express
  • Celebrities Pen Open Letter to Texas
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi LGBT+ Children’s Book Makes Waves
    Links: Express
  • Rainbows Close Down Facebook Page
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride Rainbow's End night cancelled
    A planned Pride Night at the Rainbow's End theme park has been cancelled after pre-sales of tickets did not meet the threshold required to make the event viable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ filmmakers win two of four Aroha awards
    New Zealand filmmakers have won two of four awards presented last night at a festival of short films presented as part of the Aroha17 Festival of Ideas, itself part of the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Legacy Project 4
    I’m not sure what I expected from the 4th installment of the Legacy Project, playing now at the Q Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Auckland Pride Festival Sports Rundown
    With so many fabulous parties, shows and exhibitions, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the Auckland Pride has a strong sports component...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Feb 2016

  • John Key’s TPP “Not a Gay and Lesbian Issue”
    Links: Express
  • Footballer suspended for calling coach "faggot"
    A French football player has been suspended indefinitely after calling his coach a “faggot” Paris St Germain player, Serge Aurier, described coach Laurent Blanc as a “faggot” when he was asked by a fan about his relationship with his teammates and coach...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key "ignorant" about TPPA effect on glbti people
    Greens and Labour MPs have taken issue withPrime Minister John Key’s apparent comment yesterday that the “TPP is not a gay and lesbian issue,” calling him ignorant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protest, Pride and the TPPA
    Protest and Pride are two things that gone hand in hand and events around the world are often picketed by those who are anti-LGBTI rights, but what happens when the protest comes from within our community? As a diverse and broader community we have a history of standing up for our rights and making our voices loud and clear...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: F' You
    F' You Presented by Fine Fatale Prductions for the Auckland Pride Festival Starring Te Keepa Aria, Sandy Vukalokalo, Amanaki Prescott-Faletau, Gabriel Halatoa and Valentino Maleko...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Feb 2015

  • Holla! – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Can Proud go global?
    London-based designer and venue owner Lyall Hakaraia is organising this year’s Gods and Monsters themed Auckland Pride Festival closing party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Educator and campaigner Robin Duff dies
    Longtime lgbti rights campaigner and education champion Robin Duff died in Christchurch this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud 'Gods and Monsters' headliners
    Three main acts are being brought in from London, LA and Sydney for the Gods and Monsters themed Auckland Pride Festival closing party: Disco Smack, Victor Rodriguez and DJ Sveta...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Girl on a Corner
    Produced by Karin Williams for Multinesia Productions Part of the Auckland Fringe Festival and Auckland Pride Written by Victor Rodger Directed by Anapela Polataivo and Vela Manusaute Auckland has so many festivals over the summer that at times it’s hard to keep up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Room 1334
    Produced by Mika Haka Foundation Text and original music by Mika Musical director: Siche Zhang Choreographer: Eddie Elliot Sound and light design: Jay Tewake Sound mastering: Alan Jansson Costume and set: Cherry Cherrington and Amelia Unufe Basement Theatre, Greys Avenue, Auckland It’s difficult to put a tag on Mika and, really, why would you try? Even finding words to describe what he is – and does – is difficult...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Feb 2014

  • Fbook to extend gender options outside US
    Facebook is planning to make its sweeping new gender options available to users outside the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS free concert
    GALS free concert Auckland City Art Gallery 16 February 2012 An Auckland Pride Festival 2014 Event Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers outdid themselves this afternoon, presenting a nicely-judged programme in a perfect setting and exhibiting many of their strengths...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Mumbai Monologues
    Mumbai Monologues – A Thousand Unsaid Words The final show is Sunday at 4PM - buy tickets here From the moment I began to discuss Agaram Productions involvement in the Auckland Pride Festival Gala ‘Le Jeu de Mechant’, Mumbai Monologues felt like a good bet to me...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Queen
    Queen Written by Sam Brooks Directed by Harry McNaughton Last show Sunday 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Feb 2013

  • Auckland Pride Parade (2013) (Ponsonby)
    Participants and spectators talk about the experience of the Auckland Pride Parade 2013.
    Features: Briar Bentley, Cameron Law, Evotia Tamua, Jackie Russell-Green, Joe Blackmore, Jonathan Smith, Kevin Baker, Len Brown, Miriam Saphira, Prue Hyman, Sarah Boocock, Shaughan Woodcock, Sophie Jayawardene, Trevor Hynes
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • OverWatch (Auckland)
    Squadron Leader Stu Pearce talks about OverWatch - a group that provides support and guidance to the New Zealand Defence Force.
    Features: Stuart Pearce
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Arrive early says busy Pride Parade director
    Parade director Jonathan Smith The most important advice Auckland Pride Parade director Jonathan Smith says he can offer is: "arrive early...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Final preparations underway for Pride Parade
    The Dot's Family float arrives for final assembly, the Outline float is behind it Although Ponsonby Road is still open, barricades are in place, side streets are closed, traffic marshals are everywhere and colourful floats are going through their final assembly as final preparations are made for this afternoon's Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade and Festival will return, Mayor promises
    Auckland Mayor Len Brown has voiced total commitment to Council backing for another Auckland Pride Festival next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade ribbon cut, Museum to stay lit up
    National MPs Nikki Kaye and Paul Hutchinson cut the blue ribbon As the ribbons were cut for this afternoon's Pride parade it was announced that the Auckland Museum will remain lit in rainbow colours until this Thursday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Parade: Live updates
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sun coming out from behind clouds for Pride
    There will be a bit of cloud around today, but mostly fine weather is forecast for the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Feb 2012

  • Sam Johnson wins Young New Zealander of the Year
    Johnson was the founder of the Student Volunteer Army that assisted during the Christchurch earthquake recovery
  • An heroic garden
    Nestled in a suburban Mt Eden street is Geoffrey Marshall and John Hayward’s slice of paradise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd's Calendar Girls denies discrimination
    Strip club Calendar Girls is refuting claims of discrimination at its venue on Auckland’s K’ Rd, saying it never bars anyone because of their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LA coroner probes cause of Houston's death
    Doctors are being told to provide drug records as the Los Angeles County coroner’s office tries to determine how Whitney Houston died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Magda Szubanski on Gay Marriage
        Network 10 - 16th February 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ foreign policy and lgbt rights
    Murray McCully Foreign Minister Murray McCully has responded to earlier requests for information by Rainbow Wellington by welcome clarification of his ministry's LGBT rights stance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Resource centres planned for all campuses
      Work is underway to create lgbt resource centres at tertiary campuses across the country after the first-ever Queers in Tertiary Education Hui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Steering group seeks $339,000 for Auckland Pride
    An Auckland Pride steering group has applied for $339,000 from Auckland Council's tourism body for a two-week pride festival and return of a parade along Ponsonby Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ugandan gay rights conference raided
    A Ugandan cabinet minister is reported to have raided a gay rights conference and demanded that one of the organisers be arrested for insulting him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whitney "happiest with female partner"
    British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has ruffled feathers just days after Whitney Houston’s death by asserting she used drugs to deal with her inner torment about being a lesbian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whitney at the 1986 Grammys
    YouTube - 16th February 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Feb 2011

  • Bears in heels and dresses stop K' Rd traffic
    It was a sight which brought traffic to a standstill on K' Rd: a bunch of hairy men in dresses and heels sprinting down the street with wigs flying and fake bosoms bouncing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From hairy bear ... to hairy bear in a dress
    It was a hairy proposition: get a bear into a dress and heels and get him to race his counterparts down K' Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From hairy bear ... to hairy bear in a dress
    It was a hairy proposition: get a bear into a dress and heels and get him to race his counterparts down K' Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamati Coffey announces his engagement
    Tamati Coffey Tamati Coffey has announced his engagement to his partner Tim Smith, with the couple apparently planning a civil union for the end of the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Feb 2010

  • 70-yr-old British man haunted by 'buggery' conviction
    A 70-year-old British man is fighting to have his 1959 conviction for 'buggery' struck from his permanent record...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay mums and dads needed for parenting study
    Queer co-parenting families are invited to join in on a new research project exploring the whanau relationships of lesbians, gay men and their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV infection no longer a bar to USA entry
    HIV positive New Zealanders no longer need risk their ability to visit or pass through the USA by having to declare their HIV status on their American arrival forms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV infection no longer a bar to USA entry
    HIV positive New Zealanders no longer need risk their ability to visit or pass through the USA by having to declare their HIV status on their American arrival forms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV prevention and support services to be reviewed
    The provision of New Zealand's HIV support services and prevention programmes is coming under the microscope with the commissioning of a report by the Ministry of Health to guide future spending...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV prevention and support services to be reviewed
    The provision of New Zealand's HIV support services and prevention programmes is coming under the microscope with the commissioning of a report by the Ministry of Health to guide future spending...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Big Gay Out's got talent!
    Rock on: Annie Crummer at the Big Gay Out Enjoy this official video from 2010's fabulous Big Gay Out, featuring Sheba Withers, Will C Barling captured all the action on Valentines Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Feb 2009

  • Ambach trial: "Girlfriend" smeared in blood
    A blood-splattered police cell, with a heart shape containing the word "girlfriend" smeared on a wall, was described in pre-trial evidence heard today in the Auckland High Court in the lead-up to the trial of Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dancing star comes out for Rainbow Youth
    TV weather presenter Tamati Coffey has outed himself ahead of his Dancing With the Stars appearance - to help raise cash for Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Feb 2008

  • California gay teen murdered at school
    A reportedly openly gay fifteen-year-old boy shot in the head by a fellow pupil at school on Tuesday has been declared brain dead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV vaccine or cure may never be found
    A cure for AIDS is no closer today than it was twenty years ago when the virus that causes it was first identified, according to one of the world’s leading HIV experts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lise Munroe, AKA bad girrrrl star Killpussy
    Glamour girl: Lise Munroe is Killpussy New Zealand-born Lise Munroe dazzles lesbian Londoners as with her sexy high-camp burlesque shows as 'Killpussy'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Feb 2007

  • Chch: Crowd expected for
    The co-organiser of a ‘Kiss-In' protest planned for tonight at Christchurch's Grumpy Mole Saloon says she's had a lot of interest from the community and is expecting a large crowd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-NBA Basketballer:
    Retired NBA basketbeller Tim Hardaway said on Wednesday that he hates gay people, but later said he regretted the remarks, reported CBS News...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jamaica: Police rescue gays from mob
    The police rescued three men branded as homosexuals on Wednesday from an angry mob outside a pharmacy in Kingston, Jamaica, where they had been holed up for almost an hour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow:
    A top Moscow official repeated Wednesday that the city will not allow a gay rights parade, echoing the mayor's vocal criticism and saying that homosexuality is bad for your health, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sunny days predicted for Heroic Gardens
    The eleventh annual Heroic Gardens Festival takes place this weekend, and the MetService is predicting it'll be fine and sunny both days...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: TV Doco explores men
    The UK's Channel 4 plans to show a film documentary charting the lives of seven gay men over a 36-hour period as they visit Clapham Common in search of sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Feb 2006

  • Beyer's gender bill back again
    Georgina Beyer's Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill appears to be back on the agenda, contrary to reports last year which suggested the private members bill had been removed from the ballot...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Feb 2005

  • Destiny: AIDS sent by God to punish gays
    The AIDS Foundation has dismissed comments from a Destiny Church "foot soldier" that AIDS was sent by God to punish homosexuals as "absolute rubbish"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Listings needed for Canterbury
    Canterbury's Pink Pages GLBT directory service is updating its listings, and is calling on GLBT-friendly groups to register in order to create a comprehensive database of services in the area...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opponents of transgender rights are the 'bizarre' ones:
    If the current National and ACT justice spokespeople aren't willing to examine evidence-based findings against gender identity discrimination, they shouldn't be there...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pollyfilla's "Glamarama"
    Pollyfills I'll be upfront – I've never really got drag...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Feb 2003

  • Gay dog owners may face more charges
    The gay owners of the dog which savagely mauled Carolina Anderson in Auckland's Coxs Bay park may face charges relating to other attacks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Feb 1975

  • Television news report: Father Felix Donnelly speaks out against the Roman Catholic church's submission on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    TV news, ref TZP32842. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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