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Sun 21 Feb 2021

  • Creme Egg ad featuring gay kiss sparks homophobic fury
    An advertisement for the Cadbury Creme Egg has faced a backlash for its brief inclusion of a same-sex kiss...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Creme Egg ad showing gay kiss sparks homophobic fury
    An advertisement for the Cadbury Creme Egg has faced a backlash for its brief inclusion of a same-sex kiss...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Pride Month at Family Bar!
    Links: Express
  • Your Guide To Christchurch Pride
    Links: Express

Fri 21 Feb 2020

  • Mass walk-out of students at Catholic school after gay teachers quit
    Hundreds of students staged a mass walk-out of a Catholic school after two gay teachers resigned because of their sexuality...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Busting the Beauty Myth
    Links: Express
  • Louisa Wall Facing Manurewa Selection Challenge
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Feb 2019

  • A Very English Scandal, Dirty John and Fresh Eggs
    Film and TV correspondent Tamar Munch has been watching A Very English Scandal, which stars Hugh Grant as British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe who was accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover...
    Links: RNZ
  • Samoan Queer Lives
    Stories from fa`afafine, transgender, and queer people of Samoa - one of the original continuous indigenous queer cultures of Polynesia and the Pacific Islands...
    Links: RNZ
  • Stats NZ document wrongly grouped queer and takatāpui people with paedophiles
    Statistics NZ has apologised to LGBTQI communities after its new guidance for sexual identity data collection lumped queer, takatāpui and pansexual people in the same group as paedophiles...
    Links: RNZ
  • express talks with Malcolm Pacific’s Ben Hansard: A Day in the...
    Links: Express
  • Police Confirm Jussie Smollett as a Suspect Following Alleged Attack
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Feb 2018

  • Cyclone Gita destroys LGBT+ centre in Tonga
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Feb 2017

  • Anika Moa and Natasha Utting Get Hitched
    Links: Express
  • South Australia Says ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Texas Launches ‘I Pee With LGBT’ Campaign
    Links: Express
  • The Great Auckland Pride Debate
    Links: Express
  • Aboriginal and T.S Islanders loose vital health funding
    Queer and gender diverse Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders are loosing two vital sexual health programmes, leaving many with "no where to go"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride: Aroha’17 NYC House Party
    Aroha’17 NYC House Party comes to Mt Roskill tomorrow night looks set to be one of the highlights of the Aroha Festival and the whole Auckland Pride festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ask the US Christian Right First?!
    Once again, Family First is trying desperately to draw attention to its failed imported campaign against transgender school student privacy, safety and health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Otago Polytechnic gains Rainbow Tick certification
    Otago Polytechnic has become one of the first organisations in the South Island to gain Rainbow Tick certification...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Ak Pride Festival Great Debate
    MC Stephen Oates apparently summed up the Auckland Pride Festival's Great Debate to Jan Logie, at that point a prospective panelist, saying it's mostly about swearing and sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Feb 2016

  • 2016 Auckland Pride Parade Part One
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade 2016 Part Three
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade 2016 Part Two
    Links: Express
  • Living it up at Auckland Pride Party 2016
    Links: Express
  • One to Remember: 2016 Auckland Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • The Auckland Pride Parade Pt1
    If you couldn't be there, here's the Auckland Pride Parade through the eyes of our reporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Auckland Pride Parade Pt2
    You can read Part One of our GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Feb 2015

  • NXT:15 - LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference (Auckland)
    Participants at the NXT:15 - LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference talk to Tabby about what the conference meant to them.
    Features: Ben Isderman, Kevin Schuster, Melissa Janson, Robbie van Dijk, Tabby Besley, Tarn Billingsley, unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride Parade Highlights!
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites – Authentic Ethnic Experience
    Links: Express
  • Night of Queer – Tapac
    Links: Express
  • The Auckland Pride Parade 2015 is Only Hours Away, Light Showers...
    Links: Express
  • Akl Pride Parade protestor injured
    UPDATED: A protestor suffered a suspected broken arm at tonight’s Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUT readies for Pride Parade fun
    Buffy and Bimbo Drag duo Buffy and Bimbo will be part of AUT’s Auckland Pride Parade float tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dykes on Bikes to lead off Parade
    Dykes on Bikes will lead tonight’s third Auckland Pride Parade, which makes its way down Ponsonby Rd from 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: A Pride Parade to remember
    Tonight the Auckland Pride Parade found its mojo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Filmmaker to enter marriage debate
    Maya Newell Australia's difficulty with passing a marriage equality law is due to lack of leadership and debate fatigue, a filmmaker with two mothers is suggesting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GAYTM attack slammed by HRC
    The GAYTM was cleaned up yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt helping fund lgbti youth hui
    Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has announced $10,000 in funding for the national InsideOUT Hui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pile of after-parade parties planned
    While one party has been cancelled, there are still plenty of options for people wishing to continue the Auckland Pride Parade party well into the night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby being dressed for parade
    Richard Taki (centre) with two of his volunteers Balloons, bins and barriers are lining Ponsonby Rd as it’s readied for tonight’s Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Feb 2014

  • Amnesty to celebrate history in Pride Parade
    Amnesty International in last year's Pride Parade Amnesty International will tell the story of its work on lgbti issues through the decades at tomorrow’s Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Craig to press on with case against Norman
    Colin Craig is pressing ahead towards taking a defamation case against Russel Norman over comments he made at the Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defiant Norman suspects Craig may not sue
    Russel Norman Greens party co-leader Russel Norman says he will "vigorously defend" any defamation suit taken against him by the Conservatives leader but he remains in some doubt as to whether the action will proceed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbti labels both "liberating and constricting"
    Labels or descriptions such as 'gay' or 'lesbian' can be both liberating and constricting according to a forum discussion held as part of the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In pictures: Pride fun
    One of our favourite things about Auckland Pride is just how much fun everyone is having! It was hard to narrow it down, but here are our favourite silly Auckland Pride Festival 2014 pics so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Pride float to remember those lost
    Loved ones who have been lost will be remembered in a poignant New Zealand AIDS Foundation remembrance float at the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDF delighted at being a world-beater
    Lieutenant General Tim Keating The New Zealand Defence Force says being ranked the most inclusive military in the world has come as a "pleasant surprise"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDF ranked the world's most inclusive
    Overwatch in the Auckland Pride Parade New Zealand's Defence Force has been ranked the most inclusive in the world, in a new index...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ZM and Gillespie are brimming with Pride
    Outspoken ZM host Polly Gillespie says she is thrilled and honoured to be part of tomorrow's Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Feb 2013

  • After Lilburn - a celebration of our gay composers
    A young Douglas Lilburn A landmark Pride Festival concert in Auckland tomorrow (Friday) night will present music from nine of New Zealand's most prominent composers in a variety of music genres, all of whom are gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Counsellor highlights importance of Pride
    Paul Letham An Auckland counsellor who specialises GLBT issues, identity, sexuality and self-image concerns has underlined the importance of the community being able to express itself in a parade and festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Puerto Rico: massive rally against gay rights
    Photo from Twitter user ‏@YoDash More than 200,000 religious Christians have marched against gay rights in Puerto Rico, stopping traffic in San Juan while backing “traditional marriage” and protesting against the idea of granting gay couples legal rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reforming Heroes getting plenty of interest
    The former Heroes team There has been strong interest in the reforming Ponsonby Heroes rugby team ahead the gay rugby world cup, the Bingham Cup, coming to Sydney next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Feb 2012

  • Andy Boreham - Creating Our Stories (Wellington)
    Andy Boreham talks about helping organise the annual Out in the Square community fair
    Features: Andy Boreham
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Atlanta DJ Sean Mac coming to Urge
    Sean Mac A DJ who has played for Lady Gaga and at some of the biggest dance parties in the USA will spin at the more intimate Urge Bar on Auckland's K' Rd this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cottrell murder-accused again remanded on bail
    Phil Cottrell One of the teenagers charged with murdering gay Wellington journalist Phil Cottrell has again been remanded on electronic bail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four now charged with gay man's murder
    Two teenagers have now been charged with the murder of gay man Roman Skorek in a Rotorua park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • JD Samson tells it like it is
    Thanks to our friends at Proud Mary, we managed to get an exclusive Q   Jacqui Stanford - 21st February 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • JD Samson tells it like it is
    Thanks to our friends at Proud Mary, we managed to get an exclusive Q   Jacqui Stanford - 21st February 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sophie's Cafe closed by building cordon
    Sophie is one of Christchurch's favourite fag-hags Popular gay Christchurch hangout Sophie’s Café has been cordoned off, after concerns about the structural integrity of its building were raised by the Canterbury Earthquake Authority (CERA)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tri-Nations dance caps triumphant Bear Week
    Picture by Robert Barry In many ways my review of last Saturday's Tri-Nations, the pinnacle party of Get It On! Bear Week New Zealand, could possibly be both the easiest and hardest I've ever written...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Feb 2011

  • "Dangerous" home HIV test kit still on sale
    Home HIV test kits, on sale to be used in unsupervised and unsupported environments, are still on the market despite continuing calls from the country's two biggest HIV and AIDS organisations for them to be completely withdrawn...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris Carter gives proxy vote to Greens
    Chris Carter has made a deal with the Green Party that will see them cast his proxy vote when he is not in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay author Perry Moore dies, age 39
    Perry Moore has died, age 39 Gay author and film producer Perry Moore has died after he was found unconscious in his New York apartment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero: reviewed by Gay Comic Geek
    The death of Perry Moore will be felt deeply by fans of his gay teenage superhero novel, Hero...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wainwright and partner welcome daughter
    Rufus Wainwright Musician Rufus Wainwright has become the proud dad of a daughter with the blood of music royalty flowing through her veins...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Feb 2010

  • Aroha Festival's massive schedule revealed!
    With 37 unique and exciting events happening, next month's AROHA Festival will drag native Aucklanders out on the town to celebrate their diversity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Feb 2009

  • "Coming out hurt my career" - Rupert Everett
    Actor Rupert Everett claims that his sexuality and coming out has prevented him from becoming a bigger star in Hollywood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay-themed book banned from UAE Festival
    A boycott of the inaugural Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature in Dubai is looming after the launch of a book featuring a gay relationship was canned by Festival organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride '09 lesbian talent proves West is best
    A variety of musicians and entertainers with a definite lesbian flavour are lined up for the second annual Heroes OUT West evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA joins UN's LGBT equality pact
    At the United Nations' Durban Review Conference on racism and xenophonia in Geneva this week, the United States has supported a motion to condemn "all forms of discrimination and all other human rights violations based on sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Feb 2008

  • HERO DJs prepped for party weekend
    With tickets selling fast and DJ's arriving in Auckland from cities around the globe, 2008's HERO Party promoters have announced tomorrow's Fluffy Friday night on K' Road will be a special preview event to introduce the HERO Party DJ crew...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF probing Poster Boy unsafe sex claim
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Military to march at Mardi Gras
    Members of the Australian Defence Forces will take part in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade for the first time this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Feb 2007


  • A new film about the early life of gay author Augusten Burroughs screens tonight as a special fundraiser for Gayline/Lesbian line...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "End violence against gay Jamaicans"
    The leader of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has expressed outrage over reports of attacks on gays in Jamaica, and is encouraging action by concerned people worldwide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Be quick for cheaper HERO party tickets
    Reduced price tickets to Auckland's HERO party this Saturday are now available, but very a very limited time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boy George
    Boy George is in town this weekend – we tried to get our own interview with him (along with loads of websites, telly, radio and magazines) but we’re told he’s not doing interviews at the moment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seeking
    “Well last night went off!” says Christchurch Pride Week organiser Brent Mitchell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexy, Gay and French on YouTube
    The French, as if we need to be told, do things differently from the rest of us - especially in the world of sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Social Justice? Yeah, Right!
    Maxim recently released a report on 'social justice,' and now intends to hold a conference on the same subject...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thailand: Transgender band
    A girl band of transsexuals who model themselves on the Spice Girls are hoping to change social attitudes and achieve pop chart success in Thailand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK man fined for selling gay porn on net
    A UK man who copied hardcore gay porn DVDs in his living room set up a website to sell them in the UK and abroad, a court heard yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington club
    The former ‘Pound' nightclub, renovated and reopened as mixed venue ‘Spicehammer' last December, has now closed its doors...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Feb 2005

  • Police call on anti-civil union activists
    9AM: A pair of Christian activists who vandalised Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope's office in the run-up to the Civil Union Bill vote in Parliament last year are outraged that the police called round to their house to collect payment for damages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexual harassment at work
    I work part-time nights at a supermarket as a shelf stacker...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Fair considers security options
    2:30PM: The presence of fundamentalist Christian protesters at this year's Big Gay Out festival in Auckland has prompted the organisers of Wellington's Gay and Lesbian Fair next month to consider their security options...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Feb 2003

  • Former Cub leader admits poisoning and indecent assault
    A former national Cub leader has admitted poisoning three teenage boys with a sex-related drug and indecently assaulting one of them, in Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Feb 1998

  • The HERO parade takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The parade begins at 8.45pm and runs along Ponsonby Road. It includes 60-plus floats.
    Links: NZ.com(1), NZ.com(2)

Sun 21 Feb 1960

  • Poet Walter D'Arcy Cresswell dies (London, United Kingdom)
    Cresswell dies of accidental gas poisioning.
    Links: Te Ara, GayNZ.net

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