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Thu 4 Mar 2021

  • Christchurch embraces PRIDE Week 2021
    Links: Express
  • Gay Canadian Couple Arrested By Machine Gun Carrying Mexican Cops
    Links: Express
  • Gay Man Beaten up in Vicious Homophobic Attack in Central Auckland
    Links: Express

Wed 4 Mar 2020

  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Rainbow Auckland March Mixer 2020
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Sydney Mardi Gras Party in Pictures
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Mar 2019

  • Yarn bombing (Wellington)
    Learn about yarn bombing during Wellingtons Pride Festival
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • BANG! Season 3 Episode 1: All Bi Myself
    Didn't you know? It's 20-bi-teen! What better time to get schooled on the ins and outs of bisexuality...
    Links: RNZ
  • First United Kingdom transgender prison unit to open
    The United Kingdom's first prison unit for transgender inmates will open this week...
    Links: RNZ
  • Wellington Airport Celebrates Pride Week with Huge Rainbow alongside Runway
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Mar 2018

  • Trans community celebrates as NZ finally gets a new sex-change surgeon
    New Zealand has a new sex-change surgeon, almost four years after our first and only  practising one retired...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 4 Mar 2017

  • Trans woman weightlifter to represent NZ
    Another glbti glass ceiling with a transgender weightlifter being selected to represent New Zealand as a competitor in the Australian International weightlifting competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Mar 2016

  • Win More Than Hearts at New Zealand’s Own Girls Night, Lady...
    Links: Express
  • China bans LGBTI content on television
    China has banned LGBTI content from appearing on television and compares it to incest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robbie Manson selected for Olympic rowing team
    Openly gay rower Robbie Manson and his rowing partner Chris Harris have been selected for the Rowing New Zealand Olympic team...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two WGTN Pride events cancelled
    Two of the bigger events at the first ever Wellington Pride Festival have been cancelled...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGTN City Council raises a rainbow flag
    Wellington City Council has this afternoon raised a rainbow flag ahead of the first ever Wellington Pride Festival | | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara which kicks off tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGTN Pride Festival: Grassroots community at it's best
    The first ever Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara kicks off tomorrow with a celebratory opening event expected to bring a crowd of 300 people to Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Mar 2015

  • A Star Osbourne
    Links: Express
  • NZ AIDS Foundation Marks 30 Years
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Man Jailed For Using Grindr to Find Robbery Victims
    Links: Express
  • Tanya Plibersek on The Importance of Mardi Gras
    Links: Express
  • 2015 Comedy Fest Guide
    This year’s New Zealand International Comedy Festival once again has a massive line-up of out comedians and lgbti-interest shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Against Equality co-founder visiting NZ
    An American “outlaw artist and academic” from the Against Equality group is hosting two events in Dunedin, on the back of a talk in Wellington at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Akl Arts Fest preview: BLAM!
    BLAM! uses physical theatre and stunt work to tell the story of a group of employees at the saddest office in the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Facebook expands its gender options
    Facebook has new custom gender options which it says give people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LYC boxer billboard complaint dismissed
    Another complaint about a Love Your Condom billboard has been dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride issues apology over protest injury
    Auckland Pride Festival has apologised “for anyone who was harmed” during the Pride Parade, and says it completely supports the right to protest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: man jailed over Grindr robberies
    Corey Draper A man’s been jailed for at least 17 months for holding men he met on Grindr up at knifepoint, and robbing them, in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Mar 2014

  • Craig delaying gay side of Norman claim
    Colin Craig recently quoted entirely non-existent figures about how many New Zealanders identify as gay, has told the world being gay is ‘abnormal’ and a ‘choice’, and says he could be gay if he wanted to...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens launch Norman legal fund appeal
    Russel Norman made the comments at the Big Gay Out The Green Party has launched an appeal to cover the costs of defamation action Colin Craig is taking against its co-leader Russel Norman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MIT queer hui "a message of acceptance"
    MIT students (L-R) Elalio Tukuhaukara, Ngutu Lata, Albury Teau, Nahora Ioane and Moe Laga are thrilled MIT hosted this year’s queer hui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pasefika youth take out best Parade float
    Picture by Adam Baines The tirelessly hand-crafted Pasefika LGBTQI Youth Float has been judged the best of the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Kids joining anti-gay football chanting
    UK documentary makers have found young kids are joining in chants like ‘it’s a long way home, you faggots’ and ‘get bumming him boys…gayboy’ at football matches in the UK...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Mar 2013

  • Catholic cardinal admits homosexual misconduct
    Cardinal Keith O'Brien Britain's top Catholic cardinal has admitted that he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a number of priests, and by implication that he is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coroner made submission against marriage rights
    There is heavy criticism of the Coroner who investigated the suicide of a gay soldier in Afghanistan, after revelations he is a senior leader in the Mormon church who made a submissions against marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family wants answers over Doug Hughes' death
    Members of Corporal Douglas Hughes’ family will hold a meeting to see how they can push for an open inquest into his death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Full inquest into gay soldier’s death called for
    Corporal Douglas Hughes Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says an inquest is needed to answer the serious concerns of the family of a soldier who committed suicide while on deployment in Afghanistan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Soldier suicide: Defence Force refusing to comment
    Corporal Douglas Hughes The Defence Force is refusing to comment on the death of a gay soldier, who took his own life after allegedly being mocked and bullied about his sexuality while on deployment in Afghanistan...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Mar 2012

  • Television current affairs: Australian report on living with HIV (New Zealand)
    60 minutes, ref F220747.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Bar doesn't like "gay c*nts", bouncer claims
    A bar in the Auckland suburb of Kingsland is facing an online backlash after one of its bouncers told a stag group he wouldn’t let “gay c*nts” in...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen float gets massive Mardi Gras cheer
    ***A loud cheer rang out at a rainy Sydney Mardi Gras for a float honouring Carmen, ‘Sea of Love’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Improving MMP: An lgbt perspective
    Last year, MMP was reaffirmed as New Zealand's electoral system...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Mar 2011

  • Gay and bi HIV infections surge to "worst ever"
    Shaun Robinson More gay and bisexual men than ever before are contracting HIV in New Zealand, the latest HIV diagnosis figures indicate, with 2010 "the worst year on record" for HIV diagnoses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Human Rights conference gets funding boost
    The organisers of the Outgames Human Rights Conference have received US$35,000 in late funding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Party's on for Proud Mary's anniversary
    Sydney may be preparing for Mardi Gras, but Auckland's queer community has something else to celebrate...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Mar 2010

  • "I can't tell my parents I'm gay!"
    His friends have known he's gay for ages, but 26-year-old Aucklander Andrew is uncomfortable with the idea of telling his folks about it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland's Westie Women are set to celebrate
    A wide variety of entertainers and musicians is lined up for the third annual Heroes Out West women's day in Henderson on Saturday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fiji's new decree says gay sex is now legal
    A new government decree has confirmed that sex between consenting people of the same gender is now legal in Fiji...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay men and the big 'C'
    Sometimes, it seems as if gay men have tunnel vision beyond HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Torchwood: Goodbye Ianto!
    On last night's Torchwood: Children of Earth episode, Ianto Jones, Captain Jack Harkness' lover, died [see the video clip below]...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Mar 2009

  • Marge's lesbian kiss is Homer's fantasy
    The Simpsons' latest episode shows Marge smooching with her attractive female friend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Proud: I was there, I was Square
    Out in the Square: Buffy, Ellie Kat, Bimbo, Queenie Aotearoa, Felicity Frockaccino, Steven Oates obliterating several tents, and the men who would come to the rescue by holding onto them with their strong, butch arms...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Mar 2008

  • Sydney's 30th Mardi Gras "the biggest yet"
    With over 10,000 people marching up Oxford Street in the parade watched by a crowd of over 300,000, and over 18,500 punters at the party, Saturday night's Sydney Mardi Gras was the biggest yet, say organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington HIV testing centre relocates
    The Awhina Centre, a Wellington-based HIV testing and counselling facility run by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, has shifted to new premises...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Mar 2007

  • Sydney: 350,000 at Mardi Gras parade
    An estimated 350,000 people watched as 120 floats and 8,000 marchers made their way through Sydney's Oxford and Flinders Streets last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Mar 2006

  • Celebrants unhappy with CU numbers
    Just under 2 per cent of all marriages and civil unions performed since last April have been for same-sex couples, but the numbers aren't good enough for civil union celebrants who have been unable to drum up business...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Mar 2005

  • March not political, says Tamaki
    In a stunning display of doublethink, anti-gay political church leader Brian Tamaki has rejected suggestions that his Defend The Legacy march up Queen Street in Auckland this Saturday is politically motivated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students cry for help against Destiny
    When the black-shirted hoardes of the Destiny Church invaded Wellington last August to demand the dumping of the Civil Union Bill, a group of students at Wellington High were at pains to draw the media's – not to mention their school's – attention to the fact that the political church had already invaded their learning space...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamaki's TV pulling power?
    Live appearances in-studio from two civil union activists scheduled to face off against Brian Tamaki on a new Sky TV current affairs programme were mysteriously cancelled on the eve of the broadcast, says one of the jilted guests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Mar 2004

  • "Gays have destroyed social cohesion"
    The decriminalisation of homosexuality in New Zealand has driven a nail in the coffin of our social cohesion, writes NZ Herald columnist Garth George...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Het HIV cases not the fault of gays
    The AIDS Foundation has hit back at suggestions that the rising tide of heterosexual HIV cases in New Zealand is the fault of gays, and that condoms are not effective in preventing the spread of the disease...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mambo Italiano
    Is it a sign of our more accepting times that Mambo Italiano is the first gay-themed movie to receive a wide cinema release in New Zealand in a very long time? After all, this is a romantic comedy involving a male couple, not a lurid lesbian fantasy or a hard-hitting drama involving gay-bashing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Mar 2003

  • NZ gay HIV infection figures soar
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is concerned that more gay men tested positive for HIV last year than any year since 1996...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Nation's new line-up revealed
    Gay TV series Queer Nation has confirmed its new line-up of presenters, which will include the first Indian woman to front mainstream news on New Zealand television...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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