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Sat 27 Feb 2021

  • Whanganui Pride takes place (Whanganui, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 27 February - 6 March 2021
    Links: Pride Whanganui
  • Call for trans people to be able to change legal identities as Auckland Pride gets loud
    Auckland Pride got loud in the central city as the parade called for transgender people to be able to change their sex on their birth certificate and passport...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • AUCKLAND PRIDE MARCH 2021
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Feb 2020

  • Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill (Wellington)
    Author and researcher Julie Glamuzina talks about the extraordinary life of Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill
    Features: Julie Glamuzina
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Memoir gives voice to gay Nigeria
    Chiké Frankie Edozien is a Nigerian-American writer and journalist...
    Links: RNZ
  • Needle exchange helped NZ avoid high rates of HIV
    The introduction of New Zealand's world-first needle exchange programme 30 years ago has helped this country avoid the high rates of HIV found overseas, a study has concluded...
    Links: RNZ
  • Needle exchanges help reduce HIV rates in drug-using New Zealanders, study shows
    Drug users account for just one HIV diagnosis per year thanks to needle exchanges, research shows...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 27 Feb 2019

  • Shock at Minister decision to defer birth certificate change
    Trans community organisations are shocked by Minister Martin’s decision to defer proposals to introduce an administrative process for amending gender markers on birth certificates, that would have brought it in line with New Zealand’s passports policy ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Transgender advocates shocked at delay on gender self-identification on birth certificates
    Advocates say gender self-identification is a human rights issue...
    Links: Stuff
  • Adam Lambert Releases New Song About His Struggle With Mental Health
    Links: Express
  • New Auckland Pride Group Launch Website
    Links: Express

Tue 27 Feb 2018

  • LBGTI+ education forum (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Audio from the LBGTI+ education forum, held during Wellingtons Pride festival at St Andrews on the Terrace on 27 February 2018
    Features: David Pegram, Grant Jones, Josh Espino, Katy Hodgson, Kirsty Farrant, Neo Kenny, Ri Comer, Richard Arnold, Tabby Besley
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Will HIV-prevention drug halt record transmissions?
    This week, New Zealand will become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug, Pre-Exposure Propylaxis (PrEP)...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 27 Feb 2017

  • Caitlyn Jenner Finally Stands Up to Donald Trump
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Cowboy Receives Death Threats Online
    Links: Express
  • Trans Lifeline Website Crashes After Influx of Donations
    Links: Express
  • National MP Foster-Bell to leave Parliament
    Gay National list MP Paul Foster-Bell has announced he will stand down from Parliament at the end of the current parliamentary term and not contest the Wellington Central seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP: Why we didn't protest at the Pride Parade
    After two high-profile protests at the last two Auckland Pride Parades, objecting to the presence of Corrections and the Police in the parades, the No Pride In Prisons transgender rights and prisons abolition activist group were notable by their absence this year, though Corrections did not march this year, at the request of the Auckland Pride Festival Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay men 'not disengaged' from condoms
    A noted HIV epidemic researcher has taken the NZ Herald to task for suggesting that gay and bisexual men are disengaging from previously ingrained safe-sex habits and that this jars with the message of the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride no longer a 'focus' for changing NPIP group
    The No Pride In Prisons activist group says its non-appearance at Saturday's Auckland Pride Parade was due to a changing focus for the organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Pride Parade Experience
    With the roar of Dykes on Bikes and the cutting of rainbow ribbons the 2017 Auckland Pride parade made its way down Ponsonby Road in a riot of colour, noise and sexualities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Feb 2016

  • Henry V: Turning Shakespeare Inside Out
    Links: Express
  • Hard times, fun times
    Fiona Clark: For Fantastic Carmen Artspace Gallery, Karangahape Road, Auckland Until March 5th A few days after the official opening of For Fantastic Carmen I take the opportunity to walk through the photographic exhibition, part of a series at Auckland's Artspace gallery called The Bill, with one of the few people left alive from the days Fiona Clark has documented...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy civil union bill passes hurdle, rights removed
    Italy’s civil union bill has passed a vote in the Senate but it has come at a cost, with amendments axing parenting and adoption rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda will boycott next global Anglican meeting
    The Archbishop of Uganda is unhappy with the issue of same-sex marriages within the Anglican Church and will be boycotting the next global meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG Pride kicks off next Saturday with formal opening
    Wellington Pride Festival I Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara kicks off in one weeks time with a formal opening ceremony commemorating 30 years of homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Feb 2015

  • Civil Unions to Return in Queensland
    Links: Express
  • Film Review: I’m So Excited
    Links: Express
  • Mardi Gras Harbour Party Returns Tomorrow
    Links: Express
  • Meet Our Community – Bradley Harris
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: Visibility.
    Links: Express
  • Caution urged on new HIV prevention info
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is advising a very cautious response to new research which is providing more support for an HIV prevention technique whereby men without HIV infection can take HIV medications to reduce the risk of any of the virus entering their bodies becoming an established infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Pride
    Like a lot of people, I’ve been thinking about the protest at the Pride Parade last week, and observed the various exchanges on social media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall’s address to Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights
    Marriage equality champion and Labour MP Louisa Wall is in Thailand for a Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New staff members for RainbowYOUTH
    RainbowYOUTH is welcoming two new staff members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS Pride Festival concert
    GALS concert for Auckland Pride Festival 2015 Auckland Art Gallery 22 February Conductor: Stephen Bowness After all the dazzle and excitement of Saturday night's Pride Parade it was quite a change to retreat into the cool galleries of the Auckland Art Gallery for a short Sunday afternoon GALS concert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge to have its final party tonight
    New Zealand’s longest-running gay bar will have its final night of operation tonight, before closing the doors for good - after 17 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Feb 2014

  • 'I Kissed a Girl' singer returning to NZ
    A pop star with a mixed history with the gay community, Katy Perry, is returning to Auckland as part of her Prismatic World Tour later in the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons soaring into a big year of rugby
    The NZ Falcons are heading into their first training session of a big season pumped by their participation in the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt. minister denies 'gay' suggestion
    Tony Ryall In an interview more about his colourful shirts and ties than retiring from Parliament, health minister Tony Ryall has strongly refuted a suggestion he is said by some to be gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK asked to offer outed Ugandans asylum
    The Red Pepper 'story' A Scottish MP is urging the UK to offer asylum to 200 people outed by a Ugandan tabloid...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ Roll Call
    It’s O Week! Which means a lot of things … but for those of you who may be leaving home for the first time, or just starting uni, it can be pretty daunting...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Feb 2013

  • Access to marriage deemed a human right
    The majority of the members of the select committee which heard submissions on proposed marriage equality legislation have agreed that marriage is a human right – and not just for straight couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay campaigner's views sidelined in report
    Bob McCoskrie Long-time anti-gay equality campaigner and media go-to person for the religious right, Bob McCoskrie, has been all but sidelined in the report of the select committee into marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Committee backing an "important milestone" - Wall
    Louisa Wall Louisa Wall is looking ahead to the second reading of her marriage equality bill, now it has been supported by the Government and Administration Select Committee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Committee: Current adoption situation "absurd"
    Gay MP Kevin Hague in Parliament The current legal situation whereby single glbti people can adopt children but same-sex couples cannot is "absurd" according to Kevin Hague MP and the select committee into the marriage equality bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K Rd violence: "It's time for community action"
    Karen Ritchie at last night's public meeting People in the Auckland glbti communities must now act on concerns about violence in the Karangahape Road area, according to one of the organisers of last night's public meeting to air concerns and pool ideas in the face of heightened violence against gays in the k Rd area...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality report: the nuts and bolts
    The Government Administration Select Committee has recommended that a bill allowing gay couples to marry be passed into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: A Perfect Storm?
    With the Government Administration select committee about to report back on the Marriage Equality Bill, what can we expect from its opponents? What would happen if Family First failed to get enough backing for an anti-equality referendum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report a "ringing endorsement of love, fairness"
      Conrad Reyners "A clear message that New Zealand is ready for marriage equality,” is the verdict of the Campaign for Marriage Equality following the news the Government and Administration Select Committee is backing Louisa Wall’s bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Select Committee report backs marriage equality
    File photo The Government Administration Select Committee has recommended that a bill allowing gay couples to marry be passed into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans marriage equality covered in Bill changes
    The select committee which has considered the marriage equality bill has made changes which would enable transgender people to remain married when they officially change their sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Feb 2012

  • [name withheld 4] - Q12 (Bay of Plenty)
    [name withheld] talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jasper - Q12 (Auckland)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Nicolas - Q12 (Auckland)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 'Lady Carmen' title conferred on Carmen Rupe
    When the late Carmen Rupe was laid to rest she was able to legally use the title 'Lady' Carmen Rupe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Pop Up Fundraiser' proceeds fund Retreat treats
      Last week's 'pop-up' fundraiser for the 2012 HIV+ Men's Retreat raised $548, less than had been hoped for but still a "useful amount...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2012 Oscars: gay round-up
    2012 is a year of slim pickings for the Oscars, in terms of out actors and glbti content...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • British broadcasters pull trans ladies ad
    A sports betting company’s TV ad which invites viewers to pick out transgender ladies in the crowd at Cheltenham Festival has been suspended after outcry in Britain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Criticism of prison policy continues to bite
    Allyson Hamblett The pressure continues to be heaped on the Government over Corrections’ stance on transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dear John letter
    Andy has been taking a break from wine for Febfast, and now it seems wine wants to break up with him ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dear John letter
    Andy has been taking a break from wine for Febfast, and now it seems wine wants to break up with him ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Febfasters make final pleas as end nears
    Febfasters are making a final push for donations as they near the end of their month without alcohol, raising money for charities which include Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Feb 2011

  • Bipolar bear to provide mental health insights
    Chris Banks A new blog launched tomorrow and supported by the Mental Health Foundation aims to provide an insight into the daily life of a gay man living with bipolar disorder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaga may be baby Zachary's godmother
    Lady Gaga Sir Elton John's partner David Furnish has all but confirmed a rumour that Lady Gaga is set to become godmother to the pair's son, Zachary...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jevan calling for Christchurch!
    Reviled in Wellington, voted down in Wanganui and now resident in Oz, Jevan Goulter has created a song to help the disaster-hit residents of his home town...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surviving HIV.. and now the earthquake
    When Tuesday's devastating 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surviving HIV.. and now the earthquake
    When Tuesday's devastating 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Feb 2010

  • Planeload of Kiwis arrive at Sydney Mardi Gras
    Air New Zealand's annual Pink Flight yesterday took hundreds of Kiwis to Sydney Mardi Gras, one of the world's biggest LGBT events...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Feb 2009

  • Auckland Musical Theatre's La Cage Aux Folles
    As the Pride '09 Festival draws to a close, here's a musical treat which comes warmly recommended...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton brings back Fag-Hag contest
    Hamilton's Shine nightclub is bringing back their light-hearted Miss Fag Hag Waikato contest for a second year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Square postponed until Sunday
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    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington hopeful for Out in the Square
    Update: Due to worsening weather forecasts, this event has now been postponed until Sunday 1 March, in Civic Square if sunny, or in Garden Club on Dixon Street if rain continues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN: Queen of Whole Universe casting call
    Wellingtonians could soon find themselves under the spotlight at the St James Theatre - in an amazing outfit and heels to impress a range of celebrity judges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Women's gym "thinking about" trans client
    A pre-op male-to-female transgender has filed a Human Rights complaint against the owner of a women-only gym in Ontario, Canada...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Feb 2008

  • Oscars: Gay partner thanked, but not shown
    Scott Rudin thanked several people on Sunday when he collected a Best Picture Oscar for the film No Country For Old Men, then paid tribute to "my partner, John Barlow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Square
    Rob Arnold ori power femme Parekotuku Moore and iconic Lady Trenyce take to the stage as MCs for the day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth art prize draws in new talent
    Auckland-based LGBT youth support network Rainbow Youth has cast its net wide to find young up-and-coming artist talent to help design new posters which will advertise its activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Feb 2007

  • 2007
    HERO 2007 Party-goers “NZ's polysexual dance extravaganza” last weekend took full advantage of the bigger St...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google removes homophobic blog
    Google has confirmed that they have removed a homophobic blog from their blogger...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hollywood lesbians on top at Oscars
    If last year's Oscars was the ‘gay' one, this year's event surely belonged to the lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian sex antics for koalas in captivity
    Female koalas indulge in lesbian "sex sessions", rejecting male suitors and attempting to mate with each other, sometimes up to five at a time, according to researchers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT research defended on new website
    A new website encourages scientists to report right wing distortions of their research on gay issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pet Shop Boys play Auckland in March
    UK Electropop stars the Pet Shop Boys are coming to Auckland for their first-ever New Zealand concert date...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett in Poland and Russia
    Catching up with local gay activists and senior politicians, Rainbow Labour MP Barnett had a busy and thought-provoking time in Warsaw and Moscow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Feb 2006

  • Airline refuses gay NZ spouse's travel
    Californian law is being blamed for stopping a gay Air New Zealand employee from taking his partner on a prize trip, which the airline stated in its documentation could be shared with a 'spouse'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • P-user McDonald producing gay TV
    The next series of TV2's gay ‘lifestyle' series Kiwifruits is to be produced by disgraced gay TV newsreader Darren McDonald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere offended by takataapui poster
    A bold new campaign designed to combat HIV and re-assert the masculinity of gay Maori men, or takataapui, has offended self-labelled "red-blooded heterosexual" and dumped former Labour MP John Tamihere...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Feb 2005

  • Editorial: A tax-free Destiny?
    The question over the anti-gay Destiny Church's status as a charitable organisation continues to be raised, following comments on radio last week from former Auckland mayor John Banks that Destiny is a "global business"; and on the eve of its political-style march through Auckland streets against what it says is moral decay legislated by Parliament's passing of the Civil Unions legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poisoned caucus? The social conservative takeover of National
    Has Richard Prebble inadvertantly let a certain blue mog out of a nondescript bag about the current behaviour of National's caucus? I was struck by areas of agreement in his latest ACT Letter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vercoe at gay Anglican crisis meeting
    The man who dreams of "a world without gays", Archbishop Vercoe, is representing New Zealand at an Anglican Church crisis meeting in Ireland to determine the fate of gay clergy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Feb 2004

  • Television news report: rising rates of HIV in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Michael Stevens and Rachael Le Mesurier. One news, ref F62141.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Call for more HIV campaigns for gay men
    More money and resources need to be put behind strong gay community-focussed HIV prevention campaigns right now, according to the chairman of Auckland's Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fear and concern over HIV figures
    Yesterday's shock announcement that 93 men were diagnosed HIV+ in New Zealand last year – the worst figures in a decade – is already sending a ripple of fear and concern through the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Massive increase in HIV infections
    The number of new HIV infections contracted through homosexual sex in 2003 are the worst figures in a decade, signalling a blowout that points to a looming health disaster for New Zealand's gay male and MSM community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ sees highest number of new HIV cases ever
    The NZ AIDS Epidemiology Group today released the figures of the new cases of HIV in 2003 and they are the highest ever in the history of the epidemic in NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Feb 2003

  • Mayor advises Banks to acknowledge gays
    Wellington mayor Kerry Prendegast says her Auckland counterpart John Banks needs to show greater willingness to support his city's gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Feb 1999

  • Educating Gays (Wellington)
    A documentary that explores what it is like to be gay at school - both as a student and as a teacher both as a student and as a teacher at the end of the 20th Century.
    Features: Shane Town, Stuart Douce, unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 27 Feb 1997

  • Labour MP Tim Barnett gives his maiden speech in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament

Mon 27 Feb 1978

Fri 27 Feb 1976

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