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Thu 11 Mar 2021

  • Demi Lovato says her failed engagement to Max Ehrich offered a 'huge sign' about her sexuality
    Demi Lovato shared in Glamour's March cover story released on March 11 that her unsuccessful engagement to Max Ehrich allowed the star to "live my truth...
    Links: Stuff
  • European Parliament votes to declare entire EU an LGBT 'freedom zone'
    The European Parliament has overwhelming adopted the resolution, in an effort to push back on rising homophobia in Poland and elsewhere...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay Rugby Legend Pays Tribute to Prince Harry Following Oprah Interview
    Links: Express
  • Oh Boylesque! Heavenly Bodies Opens Tomorrow
    Links: Express
  • Progress for Rainbow Crossing on Karangahape Road
    Links: Express

Wed 11 Mar 2020

  • Cook Island's Pride Day to fight homosexual ban
    The Cook Islands will stage its first Pride Day this weekend, as the country's LGBT community fights to have homosexuality removed from the Crimes Act...
    Links: RNZ
  • Cook Island's Pride Day to fight homosexual ban
    By RNZ The Cook Islands will stage its first Pride Day this weekend, as the country's LGBT community fights to have homosexuality removed from the Crimes Act...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Cook Islands' first Pride Week this weekend
    The Cook Islands will host its first pride day this weekend, as the country's LGBT community gears up for battle to have homosexuality removed from the Crimes Act...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dateline Pacific for 11 March 2020
    The Marshall Islands bans all incoming travel for two weeks as it tries to keep the coronavirus out; All football tournaments in Oceania have been postponed because of Covid-19; The Cook Islands parliament clerk is sacked because of a cost blowout - was he made a scapegoat?; The Cook Islands prepares for its first pride festival, as the LGBT community gears up to fight the crimes act; And, two new Pacific language weeks in NZ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Out and About: WIPP 2020 In Pictures
    Links: Express
  • Telling Dad I Was Gay
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Mar 2019

  • Green MP Floats Rainbow Ministry Concept
    Links: Express
  • The Fun and Scandalous History of Lesbian K Road
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Paints The Town Rainbow for Pride
    Links: Express

Sun 11 Mar 2018

  • Dying tissue donor rejected because he was gay
    For four days Corey Eteveneaux​ lay in a Whangarei Hospital bed, his heart kept beating by life support...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review: The Piano’s Moody Narrative Struggles to Transition to Stage
    Links: Express

Fri 11 Mar 2016

  • Bisexual plenary - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the bisexual plenary at PROUD 2016.
    Features: Sandra Dickson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Closing plenary - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the closing plenary hosted by Ros Noonan. This is followed by the poroporoaki led by Richard Tankersley and Elizabeth Kerekere.
    Features: Rosslyn Noonan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dont Leave Out the I - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the workshop Dont Leave Out the I: Intersex issues in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific
    Features: Denise Steers, Eliana Rubashkyn, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Tommy Hamilton
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Eliana Rubashkyn - A Refugee Among Refugees - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Eliana Rubashkyn - A Refugee Among Refugees.
    Features: Eliana Rubashkyn
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the workshop: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence
    Features: Sandra Dickson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • ILGA scholars plenary - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the ILGA scholars plenary session.
    Features: Elizabeth Taylor, Gigi Baxter, Isikeli Vulavou, Ken Moala, So'oalo To'oto'oali'i Roger Stanley, Sulique Waqa, Sulivenusi Waqa
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Joleen Mataele - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Joleen Mataele: sharing a life of an activist and an open transgender person M-F in a country that is so rich in culture and religion.
    Features: Joey Siosaia Joleen Mataele
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Laws and Customs - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the workshop: Laws and customs in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity in Oceania.
    Features: Grant Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Pacific Human Rights Conference outcomes - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Discussion on the Pacific Human Rights Conference, held 11-14 May 2015 in Tonga.
    Features: Elizabeth Taylor, Grant Jones, Isikeli Vulavou, Ken Moala, Kevin Haunui, So'oalo To'oto'oali'i Roger Stanley, Sulique Waqa
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Renato Sabbadini - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the opening address of ILGA Executive Director Renato Sabbadini at the 2nd ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human Rights and Health Conference, held in Wellington 9-12 March 2016.
    Features: Renato Sabbadini
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Trans* hui report-back - Proud 2016 (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine)
    Audio from the Trans* hui report-back.
    Features: Eliana Rubashkyn, Sally Dellow, unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The first ever intersex workshop is held in New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • China Bans Depictions of Homosexuality on Television
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi Duo Paving the Way for LGBT+ Children’s Resources
    Links: Express
  • NZ Census May Include Questions of Gender Identity and Sexuality in...
    Links: Express
  • Raising Bisexual Awareness One Picnic Basket at a Time
    Links: Express
  • Coming out over a coffee
    Taiwanese religious groups have taken great offense at a MacDonalds TV ad where a young guy comes out to his dad...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Large crowd expected at WGTN Pride Parade
    Over a thousand people are expected to attend this weekend’s Wellington Pride Parade, the second annual parade in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Promised Land
    Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris will be at Out in the Park this Saturday in Wellington chatting to the public about their latest project; illustrated LGBTI children’s book Promised Land...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexuality and gender identity may make Census
    Statistics NZ is currently testing questions regarding sexual identity, gender identity and sexual orientation ahead of the 2018 Census...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore's Antigay Section 377A
    Singapore continues to delay decriminalisation of male homosexuality, noting that while it is still technically illegal, it doesn't actively enforce the antigay section of its British colonial era criminal code any longer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Mar 2015

  • Auckland Man Charged With Allegedly Infecting Other With HIV
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith: “There’s a Lot of Homophobia and Bullying in The...
    Links: Express
  • Star Wars Universe Gets Its First Gay Character
    Links: Express
  • Auckland man charged over HIV infection
    An Auckland man has been charged over allegations he infected another man with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons kicking off new season with muster
    The New Zealand Falcons are holding a muster for new and returning players at Auckland’s Okahu Bay this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV infection acccused granted suppression
    File Photo An Auckland man charged over the infection of another man with HIV has been granted interim name suppression...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mauresmo to join tennis Hall of Fame
    Amelie Mauresmo is to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans woman takes on bathroom ban
    A Canadian trans woman is taking pictures of herself in men’s bathrooms to highlight how “completely ridiculous” a proposed law amendment banning trans people from using facilities matching their gender identity is...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Raglan Pride
    A member of the Raglan crew who took part in Auckland Pride Parade has put together a video covering their prep, travel, setup and parade experience – which they have asked us to share to celebrate diversity in the regions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: RY's community wardrobe
    RainbowYOUTH have put together a video about their Community Wardrobe, a labour of love, which is now open at the back of their K’ Rd drop-in centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Mar 2014

  • Akl Pride Fest Board needs new Trustees
    The opening of the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade The Auckland Pride Festival Trust is seeking expressions of interest for Trustees to support the 2015 Festival and Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian couple murdered in coastal Texas
    A lesbian couple has been found dead next to a dumpster in a coastal Texas town, in a double-murder which has the women's distraught families seeking answers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Listen: Mika's Dress to Express
    Mika has joined forces with a band of merry entertainers for his new single Dress to Express, which you can pick up on iTunes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lorde disses radio host's lesbian joke
    Kyle Sandilands didn't succeed in trying to start a Lorde lesbian rumour “Is there something wrong with lesbians?” Lorde has hit back at an Australian shock joke who tried to make a joke about her being more than friends with buddy Taylor Swift...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Mar 2013

  • Editorial: Corporal Dougie Hughes' legacy?
    Corporal Dougie Hughes No one just commits suicide out of the blue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Corporal Dougie Hughes' legacy?
    Corporal Dougie Hughes No one just commits suicide out of the blue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay 'fake prince' auction nets over $1million
    Joel Hohepa Morehu-Barlow An auction of property seized from the gay New Zealander who for years defrauded Queensland health authorities and who posed as a Tahitian prince has raised $NZ1,138,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outrage at hate-filled flyer being circulated
    A flyer riddled with mistruths, warning that marriage equality will lead to further youth crime and increased spending on “syphilis, mental health and AIDS”, has been put on cars in Auckland today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Please don't vote for equality, churches beg MPs
    Leaders of a number of churches have indignantly made an “urgent” last gasp effort to ask MPs to vote against the second reading of the marriage equality bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen set to signal support for gay rights
    The Queen is to signal her support for gay rights in a statement and charter being described as a “watershed” moment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth wings take stand for marriage equality
    The youth wings of all eight political parties are this morning standing in favour of marriage equality at a media conference before the second reading of Louisa Wall’s Bill on Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Mar 2012

  • Steve Lawrence - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Steve Lawrence talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Steve Lawrence
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Inquest into Glenn Mills' death begins tomorrow
    Glenn Mills The coroner's inquest into the death of Glenn Richard Albert Mills, the man accused of purposely infecting a string of sex partners with HIV, begins in Auckland tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Mar 2011

  • All systems go for massive opening day
    Some of the many volunteers helping the Outgames run smoothly 4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bear donations will assist NZAF outreach
    Would-be bear Robinson is checked out by Urge bar co-owner Paul Heard HIV prevention outreach from the NZ AIDS Foundation to the nation's gay bears will be enhanced after the proceeds from the recent Bear Week have been passed to the Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage aps double after law okays gay weddings
    Marriage applications have more than doubled in Washington DC since gay and lesbian couples began lining up for licences...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer athletes pouring into Wellington
    The Wellington Town Hall will be the hub for the Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Social marketer to leave NZAF team
    The departure of a staffer central to the NZ AIDS Foundation's social marketing approach to HIV prevention campaigns has seen a change in responsibilities, at least in the short term...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Outgames: Sports Guide (Part 2)
    If you've decided not to compete in the Wellington Outgames, that's still no reason to stay at home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn pumped and buzzing says bar owner
    Mal and Scotty at the Outgames hub Wellington is buzzing with fun people and a great diversity of sexualities, in fact its a "city of diversity," according to long-time gay business identity Malcolm Vaughan of the folk in town for the 2nd Asia/Pacific Out Games...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Mar 2010

  • Hinemoana Baker profile (Wellington)
    Hinemoana Baker talks about being a writer, musician and teacher
    Features: Hinemoana Baker
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • AUS: 1st non-gender-specific birth document issued
    An Australian citizen has what's believed to be a world-first 'Sex Not Specified' Recognised Details Certificate instead of a birth certificate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellen's daily talkshow moves to 5pm
    Hollywood's most famous lesbian star Ellen DeGeneres' popular talkshow is moving from 3pm to 5pm each weekday on TVOne from Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How healthy is your relationship?
    In a healthy relationship, people feel loved, trusted, respected and safe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Mar 2009

  • USA: 3 shot, 1 killed outside lesbian club
    An argument inside a lesbian nightclub in Baltimore continued on the street when the club closed at 2am – leaving one woman dead and two others wounded by gunfire...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Mar 2008

  • AUS: Baywatch hunk is now a gay dad
    A pin-up star of hit '90's TV drama Baywatch is about to marry his boyfriend and became a father, reports Australia's New Idea magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brown murder accused remains in custody
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach - accused of killing gay Onehunga man Ron Brown in December 2007, remains in police custody after a brief Auckland District Court appearance this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Direct Demagoguery?
    Larry Baldock Why should we blindly accept the authenticity of the signatures on the Kiwi Party's pro-belting petition? It's not as if conservative Christians haven't lied about the extent of their support before...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Priscilla bus rolls into Auckland's Civic
    Following successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, the live musical production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is on its way to Auckland for a six-week season at the Civic Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Mar 2007

  • Australian Idol star outed on radio show
    An Australian Idol singing star was unwittingly outed by a host on Sydney breakfast radio...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Mar 2006

  • The 21st Gay and Lesbian Fair is held at Newtown School (Wellington, New Zealand)
    This year the fair was organised by the Gay Association of Professionals (GAP).
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay men can soon donate sperm
    After harsh criticism over a Wellington fertility clinic's discriminatory policy banning gay men from donating sperm, the nationwide policy has now been reversed, and gay men will be able to donate from the end of March...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Mar 2005

  • Confusion follows homophobe MPs advice
    NZ First MP Brian Donnelly withdrew then restored his support for the Relationships Bill after a misunderstanding over how same-sex defacto couples would be treated by Work   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay hippos and things subvert children!!!
    During the seventies, I impatiently waited through ITV's annoying children's programme Rainbow on TV2 so that I could watch The Tomorrow People, another ITV series that I identified with as a gay teenager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay hippos and things subvert children!!!
    During the seventies, I impatiently waited through ITV's annoying children's programme Rainbow on TV2 so that I could watch The Tomorrow People, another ITV series that I identified with as a gay teenager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge for yourself: Peters' allegations against Jim Peron
    Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader, NZ First) to the Minister of Immigration: What are the requirements for a person to qualify for residency under the employees of relocating businesses category, and is he satisfied that this policy is working in the interests of New Zealanders? Hon PAUL SWAIN (Minister of Immigration): The main requirements for the employees of relocating businesses category are that the applicant must be a key employee of a business that is relocating to New Zealand, and that the relocation of the business must be supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Mar 2003

  • Gay MP favours "homophobia phobia" theory
    Out gay MP Tim Barnett believes the Rodney Hide/ACO Glass incident may have its roots in a desire by some people to avoid others thinking they are queer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi DJ a hit at Sydney Mardi Gras
    Sydney Mardi Gras organisers have asked gay kiwi DJ Karl Moser to return for a gig at next year's Sydney Mardi Gras party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Mar 1988

  • Television news report: stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS in Australian jails (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90822.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 11 Mar 1985

  • Television: Auckland gay community reacts to Norman Jones' anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP132922.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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