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Mon 28 Feb 2022

  • Activists Want You To Share Putin’s Most-Hated and Banned Image To...
    Links: Express
  • Taking Drag To The Metaverse!
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Feb 2021

  • Remainder Of Auckland Pride Festival To Be Postponed
    Links: Express
  • Woof! Rainbow Dog Show Postponed
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Feb 2020

  • The first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Links: RNZ
  • 'This is insane': Piers Morgan hits out at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard
    One of Britain's highest profile media figures has taken aim at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's potential participation at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 'This is insane': Piers Morgan hits out at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard
    One of Britain's highest-profile media figures has taken aim at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's potential participation at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Coronavirus: Spotlight on VP Mike Pence's handling of HIV outbreak in 2015
    President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby ponders trans-gender eligibility rules
    World Rugby is considering "rugby-specific" eligibility rules for transgender players, differing from the International Olympic Committee policy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Life Changing | Scalp MicroPigmentation
    Links: Express
  • WIPP’s Rainbow Bus
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Feb 2019

  • The Glamaphones - member interviews (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Members of the Glamaphones talk about being a part of a rainbow choir and their two upcoming concerts during Wellingtons Pride Festival in March 2019
    Features: Gerard Wood, Jan Suckling, Rachel Hyde, Sophia Dempsey, Steven Sue, The Glamaphones (Wellington), Thomas Nikora
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • LGBTI Millennials More Keen to Start a Family of Their Own...
    Links: Express
  • THIS WEEKEND: Rufus Wainwright’s 20 Year Anniversary Tour
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Feb 2018

  • 'Nigels Owens is a gay' subtitle appears during Six Nations broadcast
    The BBC has been forced to apologise after "Nigel Owens is a gay" appeared on its subtitling service during the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland...
    Links: Stuff
  • From teaching in New Zealand to protesting in the first Sydney Mardi Gras
    This weekend tens of thousands of happy revellers will be filling the streets around Sydney's Oxford Street to celebrate Australia's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras...
    Links: Stuff
  • Poutūterangi / March 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Poutūterangi update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Trans Weightlifter Cleared to Compete in Commonwealth Games
    Links: Express

Tue 28 Feb 2017

  • Maramatoru/March
    Kia ora and welcome to our Maramatoru update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Gay MP Steps Down Ahead of Next Election
    Links: Express
  • NHL Sells Rainbow T-Shirts to Raise Diversity Awareness
    Links: Express
  • Oscars So Gay
    Links: Express
  • AUT creates 'all gender' bathroom facilities
    Gender-diverse students at AUT University now have access to appropriate bathroom facilities as the University welcomes in the new semester with the creation of 165 gender neutral toilets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2015

  • Cottoned On!
    Links: Express
  • Friday Retreat – Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • Miss Drag Pride Final – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • The Festival’s Sexiest Shows
    Links: Express
  • Proud 'Gods and Monsters' line-up
    The full line-up for tonight's Auckland Pride Festival closing party - the DJs begin at 9pm and the entertainment at 11pm at the Victoria Park complex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Feb 2014

  • Ailing Beyer hopes to return to politics
    Georgina Beyer at Te Papa late last year Georgina Beyer says she is hopeful of returning to politics by standing in the next round of local body elections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carters invited to Sir Elton's Oscars bash
    Dan Carter with Elton John last year Dan and Honor Carter have been invited to mingle with the stars of Hollywood at Sir Elton John’s infamous Academy Awards party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HBO to keep Looking for another season
    HBO has renewed gay show Looking for a second season...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Q-town ranked a 'top' gay wedding spot
    Aussies Jess Lawrence and Kate McClenahan won a Gay Ski Week competition to marry in Queenstown last year Travel bible Lonely Planet has included Queenstown among its Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Defamation Game
    What is one to make of Colin Craig's litigation against Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman, over claimed statements that Craig wanted women back in the kitchen and LGBT community members back in the closet? Defamation is a tort, or civil wrong...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Feb 2013

  • Coroner Gordon Matenga rules Corporal Douglas Hughes committed suicide (New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff
  • "Member’s bills matter," Chauvel says in farewell
    Departing Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel has highlighted the important role of member’s bills in New Zealand’s Parliament, pointing to the repeal of the provocation defence and marriage equality legislation as two examples of how they can pave the way to justice and equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bill's recognition of trans marriages welcomed
    Trans members of the Queer Avengers are expressing their pleasure at the recommendation changes to marriage laws will recognise established marriages following a legal change in gender...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charles Chauvel's valedictory speech
    Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel has farewelled Parliament, as he heads to a position with the United Nations in New York, advising on Parliamentary Development and Democratic Governance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Democracy at work: Two days at the marriage equality hearings
    It's said that the real business of Parliament is done in its Select Committees, such as the one which yesterday reported back recommending marriage equality for glbti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Frat brothers fundraise for trans pledge's surgery
    Donnie Collins An American university fraternity has raised thousands of dollars to cover the cost of surgery for a transgender pledge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fresh push for Census question on sexuality
    The 2013 Census is next Wednesday The looming Census with the theme “You count – Mā Tātou”, has sparked a renewed push for gay, lesbian and bisexual people to actually be counted next time around...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hip hop event turning "no homo" into "yo homo"
    What’s believed to be Wellington’s first ever LGBTQI+ hip-hop event will be held this Saturday night, to raise funds to assist the cyclone recovery in Samoa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perez Hilton reveals he's become a dad
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has posted a picture on his website of himself cradling a newborn baby, revealing he has become a dad...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Feb 2012

  • Nicholas Nitro is convicted on a charge of receiving commercial sexual services from a person aged sixteen
    Nitro is the co-owner of the Closet cruise club in Christchurch
  • Sitaleki Koloamatangi is sentenced to 12 months in jail for attacking Trevor Kaukau
    Koloamatangi was charging with "injuring that, had death been caused, he would have been guilty of manslaughter". Kaukau was left severely brain damaged
  • 11.05AM: Kaukau attacker sentenced to 12mths jail
    Trevor Kaukau 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man's life "totally ruined" by club attack
    Trevor KauKau An Auckland man who king hit a gay man outside a Karanahape Rd nightclub was told he has “totally ruined” his brain-damaged victim’s life, as he was sent to jail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Making yards
    While the dream of an openly-gay All Black role model remains just that, a dream, progress is being made in some sports in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protestors given right of reply to 'he-she' piece
    Queer Avengers picket the DomPost's offices Wellington group Queer Avengers has written an opinion piece on transgender issues, which is says will be printed in the Dominion Post, in reponse to a columnist's transphobic tirade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Venue owner sentenced for under-age paid sex
    A co-owner of a Christchurch gay venue has been convicted of a charge of receiving commercial sexual services from a person aged sixteen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Feb 2011

  • English cricketer Steven Davies comes out
    Steven Davies England wicketkeeper Steven Davies has become the first serving professional cricketer to publicly out himself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Garden tours offered free to quake-hit
    The organisers of this weekend's Heroic Gardens Festival in the Auckland region are offering free entry to anyone who has fled the horror of Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay and lesbian fair to queer up Civic Square
    Out in the Square MC Lady Trenyce Wellington's Civic Square will be the place to be on Saturday 12 March, as it hosts the exuberant beginning to the AsiaPacific Outgames - the gay and lesbian fair Out in the Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iran: Premature Spring?
    As with Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Algeria, Iran is experiencing its own share of protests against a repressive authoritarian government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Time running out to dive into Outgames
    Fancy yourself as a budding Matthew Mitcham? You can still sign up for diving! Last minute registrations will remain open for a number of sports at the Wellington Outgames for the rest of the week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Burger King fined $5.8m for gay bashing
    A US jury has awarded a gay New Jersey couple $US3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Feb 2010

  • Paul Holmes does drag for TV's Shorty St
    Veteran Kiwi broadcaster Pauil Holmes is set to appear on TV soap Shortland Street in full Edwardian drag as Lady Bracknell in a Shorty rendition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2009

  • Focus on Family leader steps back
    The American preacher who tried to derail Barack Obama's presidential campaign by claiming that the candidate's presidency would usher in a flurry of pro-homosexual, anti-family, legislation is stepping back from leadership of his ministry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroes Out West event postponed
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobia is "rampant" on Xbox
    Gay gamers are telling Microsoft that their online gaming community for the Xbox console is riddled with homophobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi MP meets gay gold diver in Sydney
    Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel was at the launch in Sydney this week of a new regional health partnership - where he met gay Olympian diver Matthew Mitcham...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nikki Patin brings her Phat Grrrl Revolution to NZ
    Visiting us soon: Def Jam's Nikki Patin "I'm a fat, mixed-race, Black-identified woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police lost evidence in Barrymore case
    British police have admitted publicly that they lost crucial evidence regarding the death of a young man at the home of gay entertainer Michael Barrymore...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Feb 2008

  • Chch's TranSister Radio returns to airwaves
    After eight years off-air, Joanne Clarke and friends from Agender Christchurch are back with TranSister Radio, bringing listeners news, events and music from the transgender communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi divas take off on San Fran Pink Flight
    Kiwi drag queen hostesses Buckwheat, Tess Tickle, Venus Mantrap and Miss Ribena have taken off from San Francisco airport on their 14-hour party flight to Sydney Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Cop warned over gay Facebook profile
    Bedfordshire police have withdrawn a job offer to an Inspector with the British Transport police after discovering he was the subject of a written warning over his Facebook profile...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge bears in training for Round the Bays
    Urge bar co-owner Alan Granville says he's "rounding up the gays for Round the Bays" on Sunday 16 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Feb 2007

  • Brainy TV show needs gay
    A new TVNZ science series on how the brain works needs ‘human guinea pigs', and would like a gay guy to be part of the ensemble...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Rupert Everett to lead parade
    Openly-gay UK actor Rupert Everett will be this year's Chief of Parade at the Sydney Gay    Ref: Pinknews...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waipouri murder details released
    Details of the murder of gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri, 39, have now been released...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Feb 2006

  • Alternative wording to "Civil Union"?
    Julie of Christchurch writes: My partner and I have decided to have a Civil Union next Easter and have started working through details like invitations, etc...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's gay guide to the Oscars
    There's plenty of gayness to be had at the Oscars this year, with three films taking on glbt themes, lead characters, or both...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere "arrogant
    Telling glbt Maori that they're "using" Maori culture to further a homosexual agenda is the height of arrogance, says the executive producer of Maori TV's Takataapui programme Claudette Hauiti...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere "missed the boat" on takataapui
    John Tamihere has missed the boat if he wants to "discuss" glbt Maori identifying as "takataapui", says AIDS Foundation chair Jeremy Lambert, because the word has been in use for years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Feb 2005

  • Destiny opponents fear for their safety
    Auckland City's main street will not be a safe place for anyone opposing the politics of the Destiny Church this weekend, say organisers of a counter-rally to the anti-gay Destiny's Defend The Legacy hate march on Saturday March 5th...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny opponents fear for their safety
    Auckland City's main street will not be a safe place for anyone opposing the politics of the Destiny Church this weekend, say organisers of a counter-rally to the anti-gay Destiny's Defend The Legacy hate march on Saturday 5 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Enjoying more and more and more sex
    I like sex a lot, like most men, but over the last year or so my social life is suffering as I find myself going to saunas and clubs more and more...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herald asked to out stealth columnist
    Media watchdog group GayWatch has again called on the NZ Herald to acknowledge the fundamentalist Christian beliefs of one of its regular columnists on moral issues, Sandra Paterson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wanted: Just two hours for gay health study
    A health study aimed at improving and promoting health services for gay men is seeking more participants in younger and older age groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2004

  • Maxim rallies against civil unions
    The right-wing Christian think tank Maxim Institute is rallying the troops to defeat the forthcoming Civil Union bill, labelling it the “latest attack in a campaign to destroy the foundational place of marriage which provides a socially approved context for sexual relations and raising children”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maxim, Misinformation and Marital Status
    A few days ago, on February 26 2004, the Maxim Institute began its misinformation campaign against the Civil Union and Relationship Recognition Bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Feb 2003

  • Wellington's Phil Smees dies in Brisbane
    A stalwart of the Wellington gay scene for a number of years, Phil Smees, has died in Brisbane...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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