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Mon 1 Mar 2021

  • New survey reveals only half of young people are exclusively attracted to the opposite sex
    A poll has revealed only half of young people are attracted only to people of the opposite sex...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Pride To Continue Beyond February
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Auckland Pride March and Party (Part One)
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Auckland Pride March and Party (Part Two)
    Links: Express

Sun 1 Mar 2020

  • Rugby league: Colourful welcome awaits Israel Folau in Hull as gay community unites
    Israel Folau will be greeted with rainbow flags by members of a gay rugby club with a transgender captain when he makes his first appearance on English soil for Catalans in Sunday's trip to Hull FC...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Smart Talk on PRIDE: A panel discussion about LGBTQ+ life in New Zealand
    Chaired by Thomas Sainsbury this discussion explores LGBTQ+ life in New Zealand...
    Links: RNZ
  • Taylor Swift Goes Full Drag King
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Mar 2019

  • Drag Queens Stage Protest at Border Wall in Support of LGBTI...
    Links: Express
  • Jacquie Grant ONZM, Defends Whittaker’s Over Controversial ‘Gender Reveal’ Chocolate
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Mar 2018

  • Pardon Me Alan Turing (Bats Theatre)
    Writer Stephen Lunt talks about the play Pardon Me Alan Turing
    Features: Stephen Lunt
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Wed 1 Mar 2017

  • Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Auckland)
    Ngahuia Te Awekotuku talks to Kathryn Ryan
    Features: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • ATC Brings Us Peer Gynt [recycled]
    Links: Express
  • South Australia to Launch New PrEP Trial
    Links: Express
  • Trinidad and Tobago May Legalise Homosexuality Soon
    Links: Express
  • United Nations Sends LGBT+ Expert to Argentina
    Links: Express
  • Police confirm attack victim was at Pride Parade
    Auckland police have confirmed suggestions that a woman who was brutally beaten and left for dead in a West Auckland quarry was abducted shortly after watching the Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Mar 2016

  • Australia’s First GLBT Music Festival to Take Place in Victoria
    Links: Express
  • Endless Summer Romance
    Links: Express
  • Ian Mckellen responds to Smith's Oscar claim
    Sir Ian Mckellen has spoken out following Sam Smith’s claim last night that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF urges caution over importing PrEP
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says New Zealanders who resort to using imported generic PrEP need to be very careful about their use...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oscars boycotted by ignored trans song nominee
    The first-ever transgender nominee for an Academy Award was not present at yesterday's ceremony as a protest against being snubbed by the award show's producers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smith unaware of past gay winners at Oscars
    Co-writers Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith British singer Sam Smith, who has won the best original song Oscar, has dedicated his award to the glbti communities but seemed unaware of past openly gay Oscar winners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The LGBTI stars who won before Sam Smith
    Sam Smith, embarrassingly declared himself the first openly gay man to win an Oscar at the awards last night, we take a look at those who have come before him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG artist hosts evening to talk about sex and sexuality
    Wellington artist Sian Torrington is hosting an evening to talk about sex and sexuality in creative, sex and body positive ways...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Mar 2015

  • Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion (17-19 Tory Street)
    Audio from the Against Equality presentation: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion.
    Features: Ryan Conrad
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Andy Russell
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – To Speak or Not to Speak
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 1
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 2
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 3
    Links: Express
  • The Rebel’s Return
    Links: Express
  • Rudo s Piha Ceremony
    Rudo and Joydah married in Piha in a ceremony which reflected their openness, creativeness, culture differences...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Mar 2014

  • Coffey seeking Labour nod in Rotorua
    Tamati Coffey has been nominated as a possible candidate for the Labour Party in Rotorua...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kenya now eyeing harsher gay laws
    File Photo Gay rights campaigners in Kenya say the nation’s leaders are demanding stricter anti-gay laws, and for authorities to act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NBA's Collins meets hate victim's family
    The NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins has met with Matthew Shepard’s family after revealing his jersey number is a tribute to the murder victim...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall lays down a challenge to Aussie PM
    Louisa Wall is in Sydney at the moment New Zealand’s marriage equality trailblazer Louisa Wall is urging Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a free vote on the reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Transgender Rights Are Human Rights
    Transgender men and women from across the Pacific and Asia feature in a new UNAIDS video ‘Transgender Rights Are Human Rights’ which has been launched to mark Zero Discrimination Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Mar 2013

  • Pro-equality Christians happy with balance
    Margaret Mayman The national network Christians for Marriage Equality believes the concerns of some religious submitters have been balanced, with a Select Committee making it clear that the marriage equality bill will not diminish the freedom of religion of those who oppose it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Mar 2012

  • "It is time to recognise gender identity"
    Agender President Cherise Witehira Agender NZ President Cherise Witehira has written to the Minister and Associate Minister of Corrections about trans inmates, calling them out on the "ignorance and transphobia" shown in Parliament and offering some practical solutions: To the Minister and Associate Minister of Corrections, I am writing to you about an issue raised over how transgender prisoners are treated in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "It is time to recognise gender identity"
    Agender President Cherise Witehira Agender NZ President Cherise Witehira has written to the Minister and Associate Minister of Corrections about trans inmates, calling them out on the "ignorance and transphobia" shown in Parliament and offering some practical solutions: To the Minister and Associate Minister of Corrections, I am writing to you about an issue raised over how transgender prisoners are treated in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ali Mau and Karleen Edmonds engaged
    Edmonds and Mau at the GABA Gold auction Fair Go host Ali Mau and her partner Karleen Edmonds are engaged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt's "transphobic attitudes" condemned
    Cherise Witehira A national transgender advocacy agency has slammed the “pure ignorance and transphobic attitudes” of the Government and called for change in the prison system...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Mar 2011

  • A week on shaky ground
    As the initial shock has eased and the impact of the deadly Christchurch quake has hit home, a gay venue owner has had a chance to share his survival story and explain what life is like in the aftermath...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch's Mr Gay NZ to address GABA
    Comis says the city was "like a warzone" after the quake Christchurch resident and recently crowned Mr Gay NZ Aaron Comis will share his experience of the quake when he appears as the Gay Auckland Business Association's guest speaker at this Wednesday's meet-up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Q-topia will return "bigger and more fab"
    Christchurch glbt youth group Q-topia says all its members and facilitators are ok, but its second inner-city facility was "munted" in last week's quake and it's unclear when it will be able to next meet up...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Mar 2010

  • How to look good exercising
    Feeling good, looking great! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How to look good exercising
    Feeling good, looking great! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Successful first Bear NZ Week means it'll return
    The organisers of the inaugural Bear New Zealand week are promising the event will return in 2011 after a successful first outing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Mar 2009

  • Sunny arvo expected for Out in the Square
    10:15am: After a showery day yesterday, wet night, and grey morning, the skies over Wellington are expected to clear around midday, so Out in the Square's organisers have begun setting up their stage and stalls in Civic Square for this afternoon's LGBT family fun event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans nudity challenges Palmerston North
    A critically-acclaimed collection of 'gender fluid' photography – including several nude images – are on the walls of a Palmerston North gallery from this weekend, in what is being described as a "bold move" in the conservative town...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Mar 2008

  • Out in the Square takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Out in the Square grew out of the Gay and Lesbian Fair which had been run annually in Wellington since 1985. The fair changed its name in 2008 from the Gay and Lesbian Fair to be more inclusive.
    Links: GayNZ.com, Wikipedia
  • Desert Queens: Running for our lives
    You may have participated in the AIDS Candlelight Memorial or a gay rights march of some kind, but what about all the other issues that affect us as human beings? Hey - your issues are my issues too One group of lesbian and gay friendly women in Hamilton have come together to be part of Relay for Life: an exciting overnight team challenge that raises money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwis party their way to Mardi Gras
    Air New Zealand flight NZ1105 – better known as the Pink Flight of Fabulousity was a noisy trip across the Tasman for Kiwis on their way to Sydney Mardi Gras yesterday, Pink Flight hostesses Buckwheat and Ribena There was alot of cheering, laughter and singing throughout the busy plane – and a running commentary from its 'crew' of vivacious drag queens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Organisers "thrilled" with Wgtn fair
    6:20pm: Organisers of Wellington's "Out in the Square" Gay and Lesbian Fair say they are thrilled with the response to the first gay and lesbian fair to be held in the Central City...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weather holding, Wgtn GandL Fair "all go"
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    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Mar 2007


  • MAF Biosecurity New Zealand is encouraging everyone attending this year's Mardi Gras parade and party in Sydney to declare all fruit, animal and plant products when returning to New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

  • Palmerston North's LGBT nightclub ‘Club Mystic' will hold its ‘Mr Gay Manawatu' pageant this Saturday night, with $1,000 worth of prizes for the winner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 59 Way Out
    What lessons can we learn from the almost-failed fundamentalist campaign against Section 59 Repeal? On this issue, the Christian Right displayed ample cracks and fissures if you knew where to look...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meth, American Style
    According to the US Frontline PBS current affairs series, there was a prolonged period of inaction that led to the escalation of the crystal meth/P crisis within the United States...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Regular gay show planned for George FM
    New Zealand's only nationwide gay radio show, called 1 in 10 with hosts 'Billy and Bob', will begin next week, George FM has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmanians warned of
    Tasmanian politicians have roundly condemned a gay hate letter targeting two developers based in the town of Penguin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre: RENT, staged in Christchurch
    Jonathan Larson's RENT is a high-energy “adaptation” of Puccini's most popular opera, ‘La Boheme', which is in itself a retelling of Murger's popular novel “Scenes de la vie de Boheme”, a work which influenced young Parisians in its day as much as, say, Kerouac's “Road” novel and the film “Easy Rider” did the rest of the world last century...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Mar 2006

  • American airline passes the buck
    An American airline which told a New Zealand man he couldn't redeem a free plane ticket for his male partner is blaming Air New Zealand for the fiasco...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Centre fraud trial date set
    The Auckland Pride Centre fraud fiasco could drag on till the end of this year, with alleged fraudster Martin van der Riet's trial date set for November, although there is a chance that van der Riet could face trial sooner, with a standby date pencilled in for May...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Mar 2004

  • Facing the challenge
    New HIV diagnoses in New Zealand for gay men are the worst in a decade, returning us to the appalling figures of the late 1980s, and in the middle of this burgeoning new wave of sickness and dwindling treatment options, the organisation tasked with stemming this epidemic has someone new at the helm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Media complacent in HIV coverage
    Mainstream media has focussed too much on the plight of HIV sufferers in Africa and not enough on what's happening at home, says the NZ Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Up editors deny closure rumours
    The editors of gay newspaper Up moved last week to dispel rumours that the paper was closing down after a split from its publisher, AMA Media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Mar 2003

  • Act's Hide taunts men with gay "insult"
    Senior Act MP Rodney Hide has been accused of taunting a group of men by calling them "gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Nation's Andrew Whiteside
    After eight years on our screens Andrew Whiteside is the familiar face of TV2's gay lifestyle programme Queer Nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Mar 1988

  • Television news report: more women are becoming HIV+ (New Zealand)
    Doctors say it is only a matter of time before babies are born in New Zealand with HIV/AIDS. Eyewitness news, ref F90793.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 1 Mar 1985

Mon 1 Mar 1982

  • Writer Frank Sargeson dies (New Zealand)

Sat 1 Mar 1941

  • Female impersonator and activist Johnny Croskery is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Tapatoru

Wed 1 Mar 1893

  • Mary Taylor dies (Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
    Links: Te Ara

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