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Wed 17 Feb 2021

  • Shortland Street Exec Slams STUFF’s TV Guide NZ For Printing Homophobic...
    Links: Express

Mon 17 Feb 2020

  • 'I'm not going to be lectured': Candidate hits back at attacks on his sexuality
    Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pushed back against attacks on his sexuality, days after allies of President Donald Trump questioned whether Americans are ready for a gay candidate who kisses his husband onstage...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rainbow flags allegedly removed ahead of Folau's Super League debut
    Controversy appears to have followed Israel Folau to his Super League debut with the Catalans Dragons in the south of France at the weekend...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow flags removed ahead of Folau's Super League debut
    Controversy appears to have followed Israel Folau to his Super League debut with the Catalans Dragons in the south of France at the weekend...
    Links: RNZ
  • Elton John in Tears as he Ends Auckland Concert Early
    Links: Express
  • Kim Chi: “Donut Come For Me!”
    Links: Express

Sun 17 Feb 2019

  • Summer Camps (Island Bay)
    The cast and creative team behind Summer Camps talk about the production and its origins
    Features: Alayne Dick, Annica Lewis, Bethany Grace Miller, Courtney Rose Brown, Jadwiga Green, Sabrina Martin
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 17 Feb 2018

  • The Prime Minister marches for the first time in the Auckland Pride Parade (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Featuring more than 50 entries the parade will "march for peace, love and unity at a time of escalating global unrest, when human rights are increasingly under attack all over the world." The parade begins at 7.30pm at the north end of Ponsonby Road, near the Tole Street intersection, before progressing south along Ponsonby Road, and ending just past Western Park. Although former Prime Minister's Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley had attended previous parades, Jacinda Ardern was the first to march in one.
    Links: Auckland Pride Festival

Fri 17 Feb 2017

  • ‘Gaycation’ Screening at Whammy Bar
    Links: Express
  • Almost 800 Trans Children’s Parents Sign Open Letter
    Links: Express
  • Colton Haynes is Engaged
    Links: Express
  • Gender-Neutral Story Showcases Anything But Neutral Performance
    Links: Express
  • Maunder’s Mikado: A Night At The Opera
    Links: Express
  • Mini Music Festival Brings Big Impact
    Links: Express
  • Rainbows End Cancels Rainbow Night
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
    Ngahuia Te Awekotutu has long blended the worlds of activism and academia, from her student days an activist addressing Maori cultural issues to her highly-respected research and authorship and her activism on behalf of lesbians - and by natural extension all gblti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: NZ Bear Week Comedy Night
    Twenty minutes before the beginning of the Bears Comedy Night the foyer bar area of The Classic on Auckland's Queen Street was packed, with more people gathered out the front of the building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Touch rugby tournament rain-delayed by a week
    Continuing wet weather has forced a change of date for a touch rugby tournament being held as part of the Auckland Pride Festival 2017...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Feb 2016

  • Ferdinand Ambach is released from prison and immediately deported to Hungary (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    Ambach, a tourist to New Zealand, was found guilty in 2009 of the manslaughter of Auckland pensioner Ronald Brown. Originally charged with murder, Ambach successfully used the provocation (gay panic) defence, claiming Brown had made an unwanted homosexual advance.
    Links: Stuff
  • Freeheld Actress Speaks Out: “Everyone Should Have the Right to Have...
    Links: Express
  • Iconic Jerusalem City Square to Honour 2015’s Slain Jerusalem Pride Marcher
    Links: Express
  • LYC BGO After Party at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • LYC BGO: Part Two
    Links: Express
  • Adidas protects LGBTI athletes in new policy
    Adidas has shown its support for LGBTI athletes, adding a clause to its sponsorship contracts protecting athletes from loosing sponsorship deals if they come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Amanda Tito: Never look back
    Quitting her job on a whim and auditioning for the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts course, Amanda Tito has never looked back...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Girl band TrueBliss to reform for AKL Pride
    New Zealand 90’s girl band TrueBliss is reforming and will make their way down Ponsonby Road in the Auckland Pride Parade this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Monologues of the Echo Chamber
    Having skimmed over the latest conservative Christian 'antigay' literature, I must conclude that the loss of the marriage equality debate to the US LGBT community has had some traumatic consequences for the US Christian Right, and by implication, its satellites...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Do I Sound Gay?
    Ever heard the expression “See Tarzan, hear Jane”? David Thorpe, the American journalist who we follow on his quest never mentions it but he’s a great example...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: People Like Us
    People Like Us Produced by Fabulosity Productions for the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Feb 2015

  • Gay Rights Activist and Educator Robin Duff Has Died
    Links: Express
  • Strong Condom Use Habits Among New Zealand’s Young Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive photo exhibition opens
    Body Positive Wellington has opened a special exhibition of images taken by its own supporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream Produced by Natalie Beran for The AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare Trust Directed by Michael Hurst Costumes Designed by Troy Garton Set Design by Rick Cave Lighting Design by Rachel Marlow Staged in the Old Arts Plaza – Under the Clocktower, University of Auckland 13 February 2015 to 07 March, 2015 at 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rob Ward on Away From Home
    Actor and co-writer Rob Ward fills us in on Away From Home, Auckland Pride Festival’s award-winning UK theatre import which tells the story of an escort who falls in love with a premiership footballer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sponsored post: Durex’s #50GamesToPlay
    With adult fiction now firmly in the mainstream, there is a perception that we’ve all been transformed into sexual adventurers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Rainbow Tick: One Year On
    The Rainbow Tick was launched on the 17th February 2014 during the Pride Festival and what a year we’ve had...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gay/bi men's condom use good
    New research shows most young gay and bisexual men in New Zealand habitually use condoms...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Feb 2014

  • 200 cheer and hug as Ak Museum goes gay
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • After high turnout, sex survey going online
    Researchers are delighted with the participation in the 2014 Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Craig may sue Norman over 'gays in closet' line
    Colin Craig Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is threatening to take legal action over a comment made by Greens leader Russel Norman at the Big Gay Out just over a week ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gender change 'makes sense' to NZ First
    Louisa Wall MP Support for Louisa Wall's proposed amendments to have clearer gender identity protection inserted into the Human Rights legislation may come from an unlikely political quarter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High-placed gay journo resigns under cloud
    Shane Taurima One of the country's most highly-placed openly gay journalists has resigned under a cloud from his role as TVNZ's head of Maori and Pacific Television...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: Mr Urge NZ Bear 2014 Gary Edwards
    Pictures by Andrea The foxy new Mr Urge NZ Bear Gary Edwards tells us what the bear community means to him and why he’d like to have a coffee with Putin, among other answers to our quick-fire questions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ZB host accuses PM of "mincing" at BGO
    Jamie Mackay A NewstalkZB host has this afternoon complained on air that the Prime Minister was "mincing about" at Auckland's Big Gay Out two weekends ago when he should have been at a rural event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Feb 2013

  • Pride review: Black Faggot
    Beulah Koale and Iaheto Ah Hi Black Faggot Starring Iaheto Ah Hi and Beulah Koale The Basement Theatre for Auckland Pride Saturday 16, Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 February Black Faggot may well be the most poignantly hilarious show, on radio, TV, the movies, the net or on stage, that you'll see for a decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Feb 2012

  • Bear NZ Week once again roaring along
    Get It On! Bear NZ Week has continued to pull in the overseas visitors, who are getting out and about beyond the bars and experiencing a bit of rugged New Zealand wildlife...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections' stance on trans inmates slammed
    Two senior Rainbow Labour MPs are appalled at the Corrections Department’s stance on the housing of transgender prisoners, following revelations the inmates are at risk of sexual assault under current policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF adds to calls for Corrections to reconsider
    Shaun Robinson The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is supporting the Chief Ombudsman's criticism of the Department of Corrections and expressing its solidarity with transgender people, saying that policies in New Zealand prisons put transgender prisoners at risk of HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam Johnson wins Young NZer of the Year
    Student Volunteer Army founder, gay community leader and Christchurch community board member Sam Johnson has been named Young New Zealander of the Year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Feb 2011

  • Egypt: Life on the Edge?
    Over the course of the last month or so, there has been considerable turmoil in Egypt, as popular protest seeks to unseat long-ruling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Excellent response to survey's oral HIV swab
    Nearly all men taking part in a survey into their habits around HIV, and safe sex have been willing to give an anonymous saliva sample in order that HIV epidemiologists can get a better handle on the incidence of HIV in the gay and bi communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grrrrrowlll!
    To celebrate Get It On! NZ Bear Week we asked who the sexiest bear in the world is and your answers rumbled in! From sportsmen to movie men to local men, the scope of the nominations pretty much sums up the bear community in all its furry variety...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lgbt Africans Face blackmail, extortion
    The extent of the blackmail and extortion gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Africa face has been highlighted in a comprehensive report from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mates and Lovers to usher in Outgames
    Simon K...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Feb 2010

  • Blurring of gay kisses unavoidable, says TV show
    Censorship of homosexuality on at least one of our overseas-sourced pay TV channels looks set to continue for some time yet despite a number of gay people objecting to a man-on-man kiss being blurred on the E! channel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay BBC presenter admits mercy killing
    A criminal investigation has been launched after a gay veteren BBC presenter admitted he smothered to death his partner who was dying of AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On TV: Transgender Kids
    From the moment babies are born, their gender identity is no secret...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shipload of gay tourists leaves Auckland
    The 5-star cruise ship Volendam is set to depart from Auckland Harbour this afternoon with almost 1,400 gay men on board - and about half a dozen lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Feb 2009

  • Ambach police interview played in court
    A DVD viewed in the High Court today showed police questioning the Hungarian tourist charged with killing gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown just hours after Brown was found bloodied and unconscious in his trashed house in December 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anita Bryant: The Downfall of a Hatemonger
    Hatemonger: Anita Bryant In the film Milk, Anita Bryant, a fundamentalist gospel singer, in Florida's Dade County led a successful campaign against an antidiscrimination ordinance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada: A ban on organ donations from gay men
    While Britain and New Zealand are debating whether or not to allow conscientious, safe-sex oriented gay men to donate blood, Canada has recently banned gay men from organ donations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt Day to battle school bullying
    LGBT youth networks and teacher unions are joining forces to promote Pink Shirt Day next week, highlighting the serious problem of bullying in New Zealand schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: "Gay blood ban must end"
    Britain's leading LGBT equality lobby group has called on the UK's National Blood Service to end its ban on blood donations from sexually active gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Feb 2008

  • AKL: Cops patrol beach "gay meeting spots"
    Persistent complaints by a resident of the Auckland suburb of St...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Sophie is Chch's best 'Fag-Hag' 2008
    'Miss Sophie' has been a girlfriend to Christchurch's gay scene for well over a decade, and last night at CRUZ nightclub she won an audience vote to become the inaugural Southern Fag-Hag Winner 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Feb 2007

  • Dancing and snogging at peaceful protest
    Last night's ‘Kiss-In' protest at Christchurch's Grumpy Mole Saloon was a successful event, with many women dancing and kissing on the dance floor, with no trouble from staff or security...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MP's in
    The fourth annual Great Auckland Central Hero Debate takes place on Monday, and finger-on-the-pulse media commentator Russell Brown is looking forward to another verbal bout with Rainbow Labour MP's and a couple of well-known gay speakers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Hallmark releases 'Coming Out' cards
    Hallmark Cards has brought out a new line of cards – with some suitable for situations LGBT people can relate to...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Feb 2006

  • Queen pageant funds allocated
    The AIDS Foundation has begun to allocate the $22,000 worth of funds raised during last year's Queen of the Whole Universe drag pageant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Feb 2005

  • Abuse and harrasment - what can we do?
    With the number of protests that are appearing as a result of the Destiny Church anti-Civil Union campaign, what is it that members of our community can do? While New Zealand already has hate speech laws of a sort- sections 61-63 and 131 of the Human Rights Act, they only protect people from harassment, "disharmony", and inciting "disharmony" on the grounds of race, ethnic or national origin, colour, or sex- and the latter one is only protected from sexual harassment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Abuse and harrasment - what can we do?
    With the number of protests that are appearing as a result of the Destiny Church anti-Civil Union campaign, what is it that members of our community can do? While New Zealand already has hate speech laws of a sort- sections 61-63 and 131 of the Human Rights Act, they only protect people from harassment, "disharmony", and inciting "disharmony" on the grounds of race, ethnic or national origin, colour, or sex- and the latter one is only protected from sexual harassment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McCully "out of touch" over gay ad
    11AM: National MP Murray McCully is out of touch with the middle New Zealand he's expressed outrage on behalf of over a safe-sex ad featuring a kissing male couple, say the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee killer's sentence appeal heard
    The man who escaped a murder charge for killing interior designer David McNee is appealing the nine-year sentence he was handed for manslaughter of the gay celebrity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Feb 2003

  • Massive gay choir to perform in Auckland
    The largest gay choir in the world performs at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trust offers $10K to gay groups and projects
    The GABA Charitable Trust is calling for applications for its current distribution of funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Feb 2001

  • The final HERO Parade is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The parade is held along Ponsonby Road. This would be the last HERO Parade. A smaller march happened in March 2002, but it wasn't until 2013 that another large scale pride parade occurred.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Wikipedia

Thu 17 Feb 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Mike (Wellington)
    Mike talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 17 Feb 1985

  • Bruce Burnett (February 1985) (Wellington Access Radio)
    Bruce Burnett, an early AIDS educator and activist, talks to Phil Parkinson about an upcoming AIDS counselling workshop and the current situation in New Zealand
    Features: Bruce Burnett
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Wed 17 Feb 1982

  • Carmen Rupe is issued with a New Zealand passport with a dash in the sex field (Sydney, New Zealand)
    Links: Archives NZ

Mon 17 Feb 1930

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