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Thu 2 Mar 2023

  • Cara Delevigne's Planet Sex through a 'bored and bitter bisexual lens'
    OPINION: A significant portion of the 30-minute episode set to “prove” being queer is not a choice...
    Links: Stuff
  • Culture calendar for the Wellington region - Mar 3-5
    A few showers this weekend shouldn't take the shine off Saturday's Pride Hīkoi or the thousands expected to head to the Newtown Festival on Sunday...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with David Farrar and Ruwani Perera (Part Two)
    Today on The Panel Wallace and panellists David Farrar and Ruwani Perera discuss the upcoming census, the protestors who interrupted a Pride Fest Out West event, and a herritage orchard that will soon be open to the public...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 2 Mar 2022

  • Five Decades To Find Love
    Links: Express
  • LGBTQ+ Activist and Journalist Murdered In Azerbaijan
    Links: Express
  • Pics From Sydney Mardi Gras’ Fair Day
    Links: Express
  • USA: Man Arrested After Threatening To Cut The Gay Out Of...
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Mar 2020

  • Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has Tokyo Olympics setback
    Laurel Hubbard has suffered a setback in her hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has Tokyo Olympics setback
    Laurel Hubbard has suffered a setback in her hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Married At First Sight Australia bride Amanda Micallef apologises to gay community for way marriage played out
    ''I'm sorry that this didn't do the gay community justice,'' she said...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ Festival review: Kopernikus a 'rambling dissertation on life and death'
    Claude Vivier led a depressingly difficult life; orphaned, destined to be a priest, openly gay, becoming eventually Canada's most pre-eminent composer...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard faces Tokyo Olympics battle
    Controversial Kiwi weightlifter misses chance to qualify for Tokyo...
    Links: Stuff
  • Top contender Pete Buttigieg quits Democratic race before Super Tuesday
    Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who saw a meteoric rise from virtual unknown to top-tier contender and became the first gay candidate to make a high-profile presidential run, is ending his campaign...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Top contender quits Democratic race before Super Tuesday
    Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who saw a meteoric rise from virtual unknown to top-tier contender and became the first gay candidate to make a high-profile presidential run, is ending his campaign...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trans astrophysicist finds herself in New Zealand
    A New Zealand based astro-physicist who has dedicated her career to researching the mysteries of deep space, says it was her arrival in this country eight years ago that she made a critical discovery - the comfort in being herself...
    Links: RNZ
  • Community Heroes Celebrated at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ Auckland Rainbow Parade, Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Pete Buttigieg Ends Historic Run for Presidency
    Links: Express

Sat 2 Mar 2019

  • Lizzie Marvelly: Deferral of transgender change in Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill an 'embarrassment'
    COMMENT: In every fight for human rights that I can think of, people motivated by fear, uncertainty, and – in some cases – bigotry, have argued that the status quo must be maintained for the good of society...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • UK Introduces New School Curriculum That Includes Same-Sex Relationships and Families
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Mar 2018

  • HIV, stigma and discrimination in the Pacific
    A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including ...
    Links: Scoop
  • 2 x Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Posters
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Rufus Wainwright PRIMA DONNA Double CD’s
    Links: Express
  • 5 x $50 Food Vouchers to wagamama restaurant New Lynn
    Links: Express
  • Erin Palmer @ Hyde Kitchen and Cellar
    Links: Express
  • Pride (In the name of love)
    Links: Express

Thu 2 Mar 2017

  • An Ode to Summer
    Links: Express
  • APO Pays Tribute to David Bowie
    Links: Express
  • AUT Commits to All-Gender Bathrooms
    Links: Express
  • Disney has its First Official Gay Character
    Links: Express
  • March: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand Herald Reflects Outdated Thinking?
    Links: Express
  • NZ Fringe Brings Glitz and Glamour to Wellington!
    Links: Express
  • So Yong Kim’s Lesbian Lovesong
    Links: Express
  • The Power of Pride
    Links: Express
  • Tegan and Sarah's NZ show cancelled
    Ill-health has forced the cancellation of the March 11th concert by Canadian identical twin singer/songwriters Tegan and Sara...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Pride Parade Experience, pt2
    You can read part one of our summing up of the Auckland Pride Parade 2017 here...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Mar 2016

  • Darth Gay-Dar: JJ Abrams Talks The Future of Diversity in Star...
    Links: Express
  • Let’s Get Metaphysical: An Energetic Orgy for Change
    Links: Express
  • Love Your Lubricant
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride to Kick Off With Historic Parliament Opening Ceremony
    Links: Express
  • Kids Search engine: LGBTI words are "bad words"
    A new child-friendly search engine is blocking all LGBTI related searches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH launch new fundraising campaign
    RainbowYOUTH have launched a new fundraising campaign and are reaching out to the general public to help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skinny Dipping, nipples and feminism’s afterbirth
    Skinny Dipping, nipples and feminism’s afterbirth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Mar 2015

  • After Proud – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Festival a Stand Out
    Links: Express
  • Courtney’s Love
    Links: Express
  • Eat or Avoid?
    Links: Express
  • Editorial – Lord of the Flies?
    Links: Express
  • express Short Story Competition Winner – Shedding Skin by Carissa Sinclair
    Links: Express
  • Five Must-See Arts Extravaganzas
    Links: Express
  • He’s Back… and Bearded!
    Links: Express
  • The Hippest Programme Manager for Hottest Festival
    Links: Express
  • Asia Pac gathering calls for rights for all
    Advocates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond have called for “human rights for all” at regional lgbti dialogue held in Bangkok...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Best of the Fest
    Three GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gap complainers challenged to volunteer
    Auckland Pride Parade director Richard Taki has a challenge for people complaining about gaps – he wants them to come and volunteer and help close the gaps next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Drag Pride: Dakota Vegas
    Dakota Vegas has won the tough Miss Drag Pride competition at Auckland's Family Bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Mar 2014

  • Bringing Laramie to Christchurch
    Matthew Shepard The Laramie Project is coming to Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protest and politics at massive Mardi Gras
    Sydney Mardi Gras has been another record-breaker, which came with plenty of protest amongst the fun and frivolity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Queen arrives for Mardi Gras
    Luxury liner Queen Elizabeth made a spectacular entry into Sydney on Saturday with a massive 'Happy Mardi Gras' cape billowing from her top decks in a salute to one of the city's biggest international festivals...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Mar 2013

  • Happy Mardi Gras: it's been pissing down!
    Jess and Hannah Writer Hannah Spyksma and her partner Jessica are in Australia to have their Mardi Gras cherries popped...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ideas aplenty raised at mental health symposium
    An organiser says a symposium on mental health and suicide in the GLBT community has shown there is obviously a hunger to get our communities together to discuss serious issues, just as much as there is for parties and parades...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pilot error blamed for fatal NY chopper crash
    (l-r) Paul Nicholson, Sonia Marra, Harriet Nicholson and Helen Tamaki Pilot error has been blamed for a New York helicopter crash which killed a New Zealand woman, her partner and a another family member...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twin to have South Canterbury civil union
    Jools and Lynda with Donna Luxton Lynda Topp will reportedly celebrate her civil union with partner Donna Luxton, at a ceremony in South Canterbury this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: School bans trans girl from using female toilet
    Coy Mathis Parents of a transgender six year-old are taking legal action her school banned her from using the girl's bathroom...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Mar 2012

  • 'Sea of Love' to honour Carmen
    Carmen Rupe’s life will be celebrated in a special float at Sydney’s Mardi Gras on Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's scooter to feature in Mardi Gras float
    Carmen riding through the streets of Sydney on her scooter (picture by Jenny Templin and courtesy City of Sydney) Carmen’s iconic scooter will be towed by four Maori warriors in a float at tomorrow’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade celebrating her life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FebFast raises more than $100,000
    Around 700 people gave up alcohol for February Rainbow Youth is in line for a helpful windfall thanks to its share of more than $100,000 that was raised over the month of February for FebFast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay wedding plans 'nuts' says MP Bone
    Peter Bone A Conservative British MP has described plans to allow gay marriage as "completely nuts"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Petition calls for Anne Tolley to apologise
    Jaimie Veale is fronting the campaign A petition has been launched calling for Corrections Minister Anne Tolley to apologise, and for the safety of transgender inmates in New Zealand prisons to be protected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: Governor urged to veto silencing bill
    St Petersburg’s Governor is being urged to veto a homophobic bill adopted by the city’s parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Mar 2011

  • Lgbt body to be set up for Mardi Gras talks
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has been asked to convene a group to help liaise with Auckland Council's Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) organisation, to develop a representative lgbt body for the Auckland Mardi Gras project...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Religious UK foster carers mustn't discriminate
    A British couple opposed to homosexuality because of their Christian beliefs has lost a court battle to become foster parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reporters will cover Games live from capital
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Outgames: Sports Guide (Part 1)
    If you've decided not to compete in the Wellington Outgames, that's still no reason to stay at home...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Mar 2010

  • Gay BBC star found dead
    A popular gay BBC TV presenter has been found dead in his apartment, with a UK tabloid reporting that his sudden demise was the result of auto-erotic asphyxiation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gorgeous gardens open up this weekend
    The enormously popular annual two-day Heroic Gardens Festival is set to showcase the creativity and hard work of gay and lesbian gardeners this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The British Tories: Sanitised Spin?
    In the latest Attitude magazine, UK gay journalist Johann Hari has an in-depth interview with British Conservative Party leader David Cameron...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Mar 2009

  • Heroes out West rescheduled for this Sunday
    Auckland's second annual Westie lesbian day of entertainers and musicians is now lined up for this Sunday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sunshine on Welly's Civic Square gay day
    The sun shone on Wellington's Civic Square yesterday afternoon, as over 8,000 people passed through the annual Out in the Square day of LGBT community entertainment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Towards 2010: the NZAF's progress
    In 2004, using the latest available information available about the nature and state of the HIV epidemic in New Zealand, the NZ AIDS Foundation produced its Strategic Plan 2005-2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Mar 2008

  • Television item (Sydney, Australia)
    One News, ref: TZP348206.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Gay voters increasing Obama support
    Speculation is mounting that gays who have long supported Hillary Clinton are shifting their allegiance to her US Decomocratic party presidential rival Barak Obama...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maungakiekie Community Board member Simon Randall
    Simon Randall This high-achieving 25-year-old Secondary School teacher works on his community board as an advocate for citizens on all local issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wigs on Waterfront to benefit Outline NZ
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Mar 2007

  • AUS: Broadcast law accepts "pillow biter"
    A complaint made by a gay rights activist after broadcaster John Laws called a gay TV personality a "pillow biter" has been dismissed in the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jennifer Ward-Lealand at AK07
    Falling In Love Again Jennifer Ward-Lealand as Marlene Dietrich The Famous Spiegeltent AK07 Festival The only thing that is better than hearing Jennifer Ward-Lealand's compact disc of the songs in this show is actually seeing the show itself, which I did, thanks to popular demand which encouraged the Auckland Festival into a repeat of the March 14 airing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigeria: Anti-gay bill sparks outrage
    A sweepingly homophobic bill being fast-tracked through Nigeria's National Assembly threatens human rights and Nigeria's democratic progress, says lobby group Human Rights Watch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Welcome to University… Welcome to UniQ!
    UniQ Otago students You've struggled through adolescence and coped with high school – and now it's off for further education...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Who will become Mr Urge NZ Bear 2007?
    Calling all bears, wolves, otters, and admirers… Auckland's Urge Bar is seeking contestants for Mr Urge New Zealand Bear 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Mar 2006

  • Air NZ hits back at American airline
    Air New Zealand says it is very concerned about false accusations of discrimination made against it by an American airline which refused passage to the partner of one of Air New Zealand's gay employees, and says it will be confronting the airline over it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay rape ads offensive
    The Advertising Standards Complaints Board has upheld a large number of complaints against billboards in New Zealand's major cities depicting male-to-male rape, advertising party pills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay sperm donor ban reversed
    A controversial ban on gay sperm donors in New Zealand looks set to be gone by the end of this month, says Dr Richard Fisher, Medical Director of Fertility Associates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More NZAF board reshuffles
    The AIDS Foundation is again looking for a new trustee, following the resignation of board member Te Miha Ua-Cookson...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Mar 2005

  • ACT removes gay ref from PC campaign
    12:30PM: The ACT party is to remove references from its anti-PC campaign that suggest gay people have hijacked the English language to attain a "new veneer of legitimacy"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex partners not 'spouses'
    Same-sex couples will not be allowed to use special marriage words like 'spouse' under the Relationships Bill, which amends all existing laws to recognise defacto and civil union couples but retains the stand-alone status of heterosexual marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Mar 2004

  • NZAF faces the challenge
    The AIDS Foundation's new Executive Director, Rachael LeMesurier, says they will be doing all they can to raise profile and shock a community and a country out of its complacency surrounding HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Mar 1999

Wed 2 Mar 1994

Mon 2 Mar 1992

Sun 2 Mar 1986

Sat 2 Mar 1985

  • Television news report: Homosexual Law Reform Bill to be introduced to Parliament (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13131.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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