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Fri 12 Mar 2021

  • 'Agitation and protest' still needed in queer community, says activist
    A relative of a man whose death helped inspire New Zealand gay rights says she's seen wild change since she joined queer activism in the 2000s...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Wellington Pride Festival: 'Agitation and protest' still needed in queer community, activist says
    A relative of a man whose death helped inspire New Zealand gay rights says she's seen wild change since she joined queer activism...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Level 1 Announcement See’s Immediate Return To Major Postponed Auckland Pride...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Christchurch Pride Hot Pools Party
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: SandM’s Bar Annual Harbour Cruise
    Links: Express
  • Return of Major Postponed Auckland Pride Events Including Splash Pool Party...
    Links: Express
  • Transaction: Perspective on Pride and Police
    Links: Express
  • Win 2 x Tickets To Invivo and Co’s Drink Pink Tasting...
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Mar 2020

  • PGA Tour golfer Scott Piercy loses US$2 million in endorsements for homophobic slur
    Titleist and J...
    Links: Stuff
  • Auckland Loses Gay Bar as Staircase Rebrands
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Mar 2019

  • Coming out as a trans woman 26 years into marriage
    Kyle and Marion Mewburn live in Miller's Flat, Central Otago...
    Links: RNZ
  • Non-binary Gender Identities and Social Security Systems
    Within the context of the evolving understanding of gender identities and sexuality, the United Nations Association of New Zealand, in collaboration with the San Diego Branch of the United Nations Association of the USA, will be holding an event during ...
    Links: Scoop
  • King Princess: A New Breed Of Queer Pop Icon
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride Parade Biggest Yet with Police, Defence and PM Attending
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Mar 2018

  • Dateline Pacific afternoon edition for 12 March 2018
    Vanuatu takes stock of another destuctive cyclone; New app aims to improve Solomons fishing sector; Using bacteria to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes; Those in the region living with HIV still face a lot of stigma; The UN food agency visits drought-hit Marshall Islands; Tongan league side confident of match vs world champions...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 12 March 2018
    Using bacteria to eradicated disease-carrying mosquitoes; Those in the region living with HIV still face a lot of stigma; It's an idea seemingly from science fiction, but it could help in the fight against climate change; The UN food agency visits drought-hit Marshall Islands; And, celebrity-endorsed ukuleles strike a chord ahead of a Niue festival...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dying gay man’s blood, tissue donation rejected
    Cherie Etevenaux was shocked to hear at the last minute that her dying son's large organs could be donated, but not his blood or tissue because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Family upset by organ donation rejection
    The family of a man who died of a traumatic brain injury have been left distressed after his organs were rejected for donation because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Family upset by tissue donation rejection
    Cherie Etevenaux was shocked to hear that although her dying son's organs could be donated, his blood and tissue could not because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • More support needed for people living with HIV in the Pacific
    People living with human immunodeficiency virus or HIV in the Pacific islands are still experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination according to a new study...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Come Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Dunedin Pride Takes Place 7-15 April!
    Links: Express
  • Family Fun Night
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Mar 2017

  • Chch Pride only mildly impacted by wet weather
    Insufficient registration and wet weather has forced the cancellation of one today’s Christchurch Pride events however the majority of festivities will continue rain or shine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Mar 2016

  • Bob Davis - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Bob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law reform in the 1980s.
    Features: Bob Davis
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Charlie Tredway - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Charlie Tredway, a Community Engagement Officer with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, the Love Your Condom campaign and the CD4 threshold issue in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    Features: Charlie Tredway
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Franki - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Franki talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, gender identity, language and word reclamation.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Kaleb - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Kaleb talks about Schools Out, OuterSpaces, Tranzform and Naming New Zealand.
    Features: Kaleb
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Kassie Hartendorp - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Kassie Hartendorp talks about BOX Oceania and visions of the future.
    Features: Kassie Hartendorp
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Nathan Ross - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Nathan Ross talks about creating safe spaces, bisexual erasure and double lives.
    Features: Nathan Ross
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Opening of Out in the Park (2016) (Waitangi Park)
    Audio from the opening of Out in the Park, held in Waitangi Park, Wellington on Saturday 12 March 2016.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Des Smith, Elizabeth Kerekere, Fran Wilde, John Jolliff, Justin Lester, Karen Harris, Kassie Hartendorp, Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Peter and partner - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Peter and partner reflect on life before homosexual law reform, their civil union and attending Out in the Park.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Phil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities.
    Features: Phil Rogers, Virginia Parker-Bowles
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wellington Pride Parade (2016) (Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellingtons waterfront on 12 March 2016.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Alex Ker, Amanduh la Whore, Bernard Lee, Chris Bishop, Christoph Hackenberg, Des Smith, Grant Robertson, Iria Pene, Jan Logie, John Jolliff, Karen Harris, Mari North, Ness Simons, Tabby Besley
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • (Not) Walking Away?
    Why is it that the global Christian Right is so incapable of conceding that the days of anti-LGBT activism are numbered? Take two examples, from Australia and the United States...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big crowd enjoying Wgtn sun and glbti fun day
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ILGA official acknowledges challenges for trans
    The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Gender Identity and Gender Expression Officer has expressed his concerns regarding the current issues facing transgender people in the Oceania region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oct rape allegations still being investigated
    Following the recent sexual assault allegations made by a trans prisoner in a men’s prison in Whanganui, Gaynz...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade and fair readying for Wn Pride's big day
    Miss Vinegar Hill Iria Pene will speak to help launch the parade Fine, calm weather has greeted glbti community volunteers as they prepare for two of the biggest events in the Wellington Pride festival, the parade and Out In The Park community day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The land of birds
    Executive Director of ILGA, Renalto Sabbadini delivered a beautiful speech this week at the opening of the ILGA Oceania Proud Health and Human Rights Conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Mar 2015

  • AFL to Host First Pride Match
    Links: Express
  • Comedy Festival Profile: Eli Matthewson
    Links: Express
  • Madonna: “Gay Rights Are Way More Advanced Than Women’s Rights.”
    Links: Express
  • US University Bans Bake Sale For Homeless GLBT Youth
    Links: Express
  • HIV and the law: When sex is a crime
    Mark Fisher of Body Positive An Auckland man is currently being prosecuted under the Crimes Act of 1961 for grevious bodily harm for having consensual sex with another person that resulted in the transmission of HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV and the law: When sex is a crime
    Mark Fisher of Body Positive An Auckland man is currently being prosecuted under the Crimes Act of 1961 for grevious bodily harm for having consensual sex with another person that resulted in the transmission of HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV prevention "everybody's responsibility"
    Shaun Robinson The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says HIV prevention is “everybody’s responsibility”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ISIS, LGBT Equality and Solidarity
    The Key administration is about to decide the extent of New Zealand's commitment to any proposed international retaliatory action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ side welcomes rugby's pro-gay stand
    The New Zealand Falcons have expressed delight at a new agreement between World Rugby and International Gay Rugby, to work together to educate and eliminate homophobia in the game...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDF hosts special and historic wedding
    Bren Dyer Photography The New Zealand Defence Force’s lgbti support group Overwatch has congratulated one of its founding members on his historic wedding over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Mar 2014

  • A chat with Kylie Minogue!
    Our friends at Same Same in Australia have been kind enough to share their exclusive chat with Kylie Minogue with ‘lucky’ GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guest Editorial: Election 2014
    The Corrective Party has objected to the orange ungendered Electoral Commission spokesicon, saying that all such neuters should be spanked repeatedly This week, the Prime Minister announced that the next New Zealand general election will be held in late September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guest Editorial: Election 2014
    The Corrective Party has objected to the orange ungendered Electoral Commission spokesicon, saying that all such neuters should be spanked repeatedly This week, the Prime Minister announced that the next New Zealand general election will be held in late September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jenn and Elizabeth are "still good friends"
    Elizabeth Marshall and Jenn Clark Masterchef exes Jenn Clark and Elizabeth Marshall say they’re actually “better friends than ever” after a rocky end to their time on the reality cooking show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kenya: Youth to be bribed to attack gays
    The deteriorating situation in Kenya has taken a fresh turn for the worse, with revelations politicians are planning on bribing teens to attack gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Listen: James Leuii's March '14 playlist
    Need something to get you through your workday? Or to get ready for a night out? Auckland fave DJ James Leuii has some aural pleasure for you! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thrones actor elated to tell world he's gay
    "I’ve been waiting for someone to ask," Nairn says...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Mar 2013

  • Deconstructing Family First
    Founded in 2006, Family First is our chief (if not only) adversary in the struggle for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falsehood-riddled pamphlet dismissed as garbage
    Green MP Kevin Hague says a pamphlet being put on cars in Auckland gives the general public a glimpse of the “garbage end” of the correspondence and submissions against the marriage equality Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hate crime: What action is society going to take?
    The process of denying another's right to be who they are and creating fear by actions of verbal or physical assault is an offence against the very core of any civilised society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pro-equality Christians saddened by misinformation
    The national network Christians for Marriage Equality is conveying sadness at the fear mongering some religious organisations are using, as the second reading of the Bill is about to be held...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Dances of Desire
    Dances of Desire - In Memoriam Carmen Rupe Composer: Jack Body...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Dances of Desire
    Dances of Desire - In Memoriam Carmen Rupe Composer: Jack Body...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vague Commonwealth Charter disappoints
    Criticism is being heaped on the lack of specific reference to gay and lesbian rights in a Commonwealth Charter which some see as an “historic” moment, and others see as decidedly weak...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vatican buys building which houses gay sauna
    As the papal conclave looms, it’s been revealed the Holy See has bought multi-million dollar share of a Rome apartment block that is home to Europe’s biggest gay sauna...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Mar 2012

  • Paul Diamond - Creating Our Stories (Wellington)
    Paul Diamond talks about researching queer-related subjects
    Features: Paul Diamond
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Mills "extremely anxious" prior to his death
    Glenn Mills A Coroner’s Inquest has heard the man accused of purposely infecting a string of sex partners with HIV was extremely anxious about the publicity surrounding his case, and threats from other inmates, prior to his death in his Auckland prison cell...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Mar 2011

  • 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames is held in Wellington
    The games ran for a week and included sports and cultural events plus a human rights conference
  • Queen of the Whole Universe (a slightly queer beauty pageant) takes place at the Opera House (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Scoop
  • 100+ Malaysians finger man for theft after sex
    A Facebook photo of an alleged swindler has prompted 193 Malaysian men to complain he conned them — in many cases, after having sex with them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Decades on, founder still revelling in fair
    Des Smith standing proud in front of his stall One of the men who created Wellington's gay and lesbian fair is running a stall at Out In The Square, 26 years after the very first event up the road in the suburb of Newtown...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Film nights auction raising money for Chch
    Two of Auckland's  independent film-makers are auctioning off a $175 season ticket to their monthly gay film screenings to raise money for Christchurch earthquake relief...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GG lauds Kiwi fairness at Games launch
    Sir Anand Satyanand 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glitter cannons launch queer fair day
    Mayor Celia Wade-Brown among the crowd Midday: Out In The Square has opened with a glitter bang, and a steadily growing crowd is already filling Wellington’s Civic Square for the capital’s 26th queer fair day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's all on for opening day!
    The opening day of the Outgames couldn't be more action-packed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Joan Jett's Crimson and Clover
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Russia crowned Queen of the Whole Universe
    A delighted Miss Russia (Vaughan Meneses) as he is announced the winner He runs support service Outline by day, Auckland's Lola Bar by night and somehow Vaughan Meneses has found the time to perfect an incredible performance and claim the title of Queen of the Whole Universe in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out In The Square just hours away
    9AM: Wellington's Civic Square is this morning being prepared for the city's annual gay and lesbian fair Out In The Square, which will usher in the AsiaPacific Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out In The Square snapshot
    Our crew on the ground had a chat to a variety of people at Out In The Square about where they were from, whether they are Outgames competitors and what their message for GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade of nations leaves bystanders stunned
    New Zealand athletes marching to Te Papa Onlookers have been stopped in their tracks on the Wellington waterfront as a queer parade of nations passed before them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The HIV surge: A hopeful future
    There's no doubt about it any more, gay and bi men have been contracting HIV over the past decade in ever-increasing numbers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The HIV surge: A hopeful future
    There's no doubt about it any more, gay and bi men have been contracting HIV over the past decade in ever-increasing numbers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tsunami: Japanese yet to check in
    8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Mar 2010

  • Lady Gaga fans turn paparazzi as she arrives in NZ
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lady Gaga's new video 'Telephone'
    Oh no she didn't! Lady Gaga's been a very bad girl...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School cancels prom after lesbian controversy
    Mississippi student Constance McMillen was told she couldn't go to her High School prom dance with her girlfriend – and now the school has cancelled the prom altogether after several students spoke out in protest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Mar 2009

  • 2 gay teams for Sunday's Round the Bays
    It'll be a race to the finish line for two LGBT teams this Sunday morning in Auckland's annual Round the Bays fun run...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian romance for TV's Home and Away
    A staunch policewoman will fall for an attractive lady who works on a trawler, in upcoming scenes from long-running Aussie soap Home lesbian kiss - between two schoolgirls - below...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning begins for May's Chch Pride Week
    Christchurch's Pride Week Committee has put together a tentative schedule for ten days of diverse LGBT events - and hopes to add many more activities to their list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scandal and Politics in New Zealand
    In New Zealand, we've had relatively few scandals of note within our political scene...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shorty St. role for gay pub contest winner
    The winner of a new contest at K' Road's Naval   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney's spectacular Mardi Gras Parade and Party
    Watch highlights from Sydney's amazing events last weekend… including interviews with some of its gorgeous participants! A camera crew captured the action at the 'Nations United' Mardi Gras Parade, and then at the enormous Party, which attracted around 17,000 people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gay men and eating disorders
    Are young straight women the only ones at risk from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and related conditions? No...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Mar 2008

  • The Awhina Centre officially opens at Level 1, 187 Willis Street (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ
  • AKL: Shakespearean fairies and a sex slave
    Beginning tonight, Shakespeare's 1590's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream will feature cute and camp fairies, same-sex kisses, and a 'sex-slave' servant on stage at the University of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Iranian teenager sent back to UK
    Mehdi Kazemi, the 19-year-old gay Iranian has lost his fight to remain in the Netherlands, a Dutch judge ruled yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay bishop barred from church meet
    Leaders of the US Episcopal Church have been told once and for all that the gay man they elevated to bishop will not be allowed to attend a top, once-a-decade worldwide Anglican Church meeting this summer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Parents reject 'gay porn' books
    Parents in Illinois are upset that a local high school is using books in advanced English classes that they say are laced with graphic sexual content, pervasive expletives and mockery of religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Which Wigs will be on the Waterfront this Sunday?
    Miss Gloriousole's pretty face points out where Wigs will be on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Mar 2007

  • Charles Chauvel demands action from Winston Peters
    We've all worked hard for our freedoms in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christian Heritage's Dark Legacy
    While the now-defunct Christian Heritage Party wastrying to rouse New Zealanders about the so-called danger of legalised homosexuality and same sex unions some of its star players were either already committing heinous crimes ofr harbouring the potential to do so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Off Key
    For those of you who haven't heard, the Leader of the Opposition, John Key has argued, on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rome: Hundreds rally to protest CU delay
    Supporters of proposed Italian legislation to give many legal rights to unmarried couples, including homosexuals, rallied in Rome on Saturday to urge lawmakers to resist Vatican pressure against the reforms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: More new
    Television's lesbian drama The L Word will be back for a fifth season in 2008, Amercian cable network Showtime has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Mar 2006

  • History: 1533 and All That
    When homosexuality was criminalised under secular law for the first time in Great Britain, it was under Henry VIII of England in 1533...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Performance artist Kneel Halt, aka DeeZaStar
    DeeZaStar Pushing the boundaries of design and performance, this compelling performer has been a fixture on New Zealand's gay stages and streets for over a decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Mar 2005

  • The 20th Gay and Lesbian Fair takes place at Newton School (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The fair includes the cutting of a civil union cake, celebrating the upcoming passing into law (next week) of the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005. This year the fair was organised by the Gay Association of Professionals (GAP).
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU cake to be cut at Wgtn Fair today
    9AM: A cutting of a civil union cake, celebrating the passing into law next week of the Relationships Bill, looks set to be an emotional event at today's Gay and Lesbian Fair at Newton School in Wellington today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Internal Affairs okays Peron bookstore
    An unforgettably horrifying week for Winston Peters smear victim and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Mar 2004

  • Civil Unions Bill: Dalziel on why it's needed
    Before she lost her ministerial portfolios Labour MP Lianne Dalziel was the Associate Minister of Justice in charge of introducing the Civil Union bill which will allow heterosexual or same-sex couples to register their relationships under the law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The pros and cons of Civil Unions
    A National Radio documentary broadcast on Sunday 7 March took a comprehensive look at progress towards equitable Civil Unions legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Mar 2003

  • An advert from Wellington City Council supports the annual Gay and Lesbian Fair (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Published in Capital Times, the text reads "Wellington City Council is proud to support the Gay and Lesbian Fair. Best Wishes Kerry [Prendergast, Mayor of Wellington]."
  • Anti-gay bomb threat clears radio studios
    An anti-gay bomb threat to the ZMFM radio network forced the evacuation of their Wellington studios on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV "sugar pill" distributors face jail term
    Distributors claiming a sugar pill can help people with HIV will be prosecuted and may face a jail sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Mar 2002

  • Candidates and Pink Slips
    In the early 1950s I had my first introduction to politics and politicians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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