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Mon 21 Mar 2022

  • Citipointe Christian College: Teachers asked to sign anti-gay contract
    Teachers at a controversial Christian school in Brisbane are being asked to sign employment contracts that warn they could be sacked for being openly homosexual...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • USA: ‘Gay’ Dog Dumped At Animal Shelter
    Links: Express

Sat 21 Mar 2020

  • Is HIV Epidemic Outpacing The AIDS Response In Asia Pacific?
    With nine months left to meet the HIV-related 2020 targets, we are not on track to end AIDS by 2030...
    Links: Scoop

Wed 21 Mar 2018

  • Rangitikei District Council ponders funding for gay camp
    An annual camp for gay people in the lower North Island is set for a windfall as more support pours in for the 40-year-old event...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rangitikei District Council ponders funding for gay camp
    An annual camp for gay people in the lower North Island is set for a windfall as more support pours in for the 40-year-old event...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • AIDS 2020 to be held in San Francisco and Oakland
    Links: Express
  • Courtney Act Performs at Q Theatre!
    Links: Express
  • Martin Shkreli Jailed for 7 Years
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Mar 2017

  • Adele Concert Sparks Marriage Proposal
    Links: Express
  • Crown: HIV-pos man misled partner abt status
    A gay HIV-positive man misled his partner into thinking he did not have HIV and shortly after the pair had unprotected sex the partner 'sero-converted', part of the process of HIV establishing itself in the partner's body...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Mar 2016

  • Beloved Simpsons Character to Finally Come Out as Gay
    Links: Express
  • Donation offered to BP if Wgtn office opens soon
    The country's largest HIV-positive peoples peer support and advocacy organisation has three months to re-open its Wellington operation if it is to receive a donation of $5,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI Change Maker Award nominations now open
    After suggestions from the LGBTI community, this will be the first year a LGBTI Change Maker Award will be presented at the The Ministry of Youth Development Youth Week Awards and nominations are now open...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six Queer Poets You Should Know
    Today is international poetry day and to celebrate we take a look at some contemporary queer artists making waves around the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Mar 2015

  • Michelle Rodriguez tiki tours around NZ
    Michelle Rodriguez has been touring around New Zealand on a motorbike, doing a headstand in a picture she shared on Instagram...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young trans actress receives wide support
    A grassroots bid to get a talented young trans woman from the central North Island to a drama workshop has received wide support and is nearing its fundraising target...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Mar 2014

  • Kiwi gay guys sought for 'stranger kiss' vid
    The team at Love Your Condom is looking for 20 guys to take part in a gay Kiwi take on the ‘stranger kiss’ video...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Fred Phelps Sr (1930-2014)
    Fred Phelps: Westboro Baptist Church Founder: 1929-2014 This hatemonger needs no introduction to our readers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The joy and sadness of gay bingo
    The glamorous callers The rainbow flags adorning the cafeteria of the Hagley Community College make it easy to spot from the road, but finding a carpark nearby is a much harder ask...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topps putting together 'Best Of' album
    The Topp Twins are seeking help from their fans to come up with the track listing for an upcoming greatest hits album...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Westboro founder Phelps dies, aged 84
    Founder of the ‘God hates fags’ preaching Westboro Baptist Church Fred Phelps has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Mar 2013

  • Counter vigil to greet anti-equality prayer meet
    File photo A ‘counter vigil’ is being planned for a prayer vigil against marriage equality at Parliament on Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fiji: Weekend sentence for man who raped sister
    The man has been jailed, but only for the weekends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man's cheek fractured in Wellington attack
    Two men have been arrested after a vicious and apparently homophobic attack in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Mar 2012

  • "Earthy, passionate, caring" gay minister farewelled
    In a funeral service which was by turns deeply emotional and light-hearted a noted ground-breaking openly gay Presbyterian minister was farewelled this afternoon by his family, his parish and his glbti friends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Minister calls for Presbyterians to include gays
    The Reverend Dr Allan Davidson calls for inclusion A prominent Presbyterian cleric has called for the Presbyterian Church to drop its policy of refusing to ordain openly gay people as ministers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Mar 2011

  • Nepal to bid for next Asia Pacific Out Games
    Sunil Pant MP The tiny land-locked nation of Nepal is the first to put its hand up and publicly express a serious interest in biding for the next Asia Pacific Out Games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride in the 21st century
    David Hindley with fellow co-chair Virginia Hopkins-Burns For eight days in early March, thousands of gay men and lesbians made Wellington city their own...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QWU turns attention to October mega-pageant
    After another successful Queen of the Whole Universe, the focus is now turning to the biggest ever version of the drag pageant extravaganza...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Mar 2010

  • Out Takes appeals for sponsors
    Out Takes Reel Queer Film Festival organisers are appealing to the community to "step up" and provide the sponsorship they need to ensure they can offer a full selection of films...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Mar 2009

  • Editorial: The reality of our HIV epidemic
    This is a challenging exercise aimed primarily at our male readers, but with a few modifications in obvious places our other readers can follow along too...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: The reality of our HIV epidemic
    This is a challenging exercise aimed primarily at our male readers, but with a few modifications in obvious places our other readers can follow along too...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF slams Pope's anti-condom message
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says a recent message from the Pope denouncing condom use is "dangerous" and could have devastating effects within communities with high HIV risk, including gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Ex-boyfriend set on fire, court told
    Two men are on trial in London after one of their ex-boyfriends was doused with kerosene and set on fire...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Mar 2008

  • Bishonen: Boys Who Are Girls Who Are Boys Who...
    In Japan, there's a graphic art tradition that represents the love between exquisitely beautiful young gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT movies in NZ's World Cinema Showcase
    The tenth annual World Cinema Showcase is a great opportunity to enjoy some remarkable movies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Polish Pres in trouble over gay union pics
    New York LGBT activist Brendan Fey has delivered a letter of protest to the Polish consulate denouncing the use of wedding pictures of Fey and his husband Tom Moulton in an anti-gay political message by Polish President Lech Kaczynski...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Mar 2007


  • TVNZ's new ‘ondemand' website video service features a classic New Zealand gay couple, and looks set to feature many more local LGBT voices in coming months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: HIV+ man's
    An HIV-positive Melbourne man organised orgies to deliberately infect other men with the virus, a court was told yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Overcoming Crystal Methamphetamine ('P') Addiction
    Overcoming Crystal Methamphetamine Addiction Steven Lee New York: Marlowe: 2006 This book is written by someone familiar with the particular nuances of P/crystal meth abuse and HIV/AIDS in the context of theUS gay community, but it is not limited to our communities alone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Texas home to world
    They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas makes a Texas-sized claim that few would expect in the conservative Bible Belt state - it says it's the world's biggest gay church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Anti-gay propaganda hits YouTube
    An offensive video created by an unnamed Christian group denouncing planned new Sexual Orientation Regulations for UK schools is circulating on YouTube...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Mar 2006

  • Heroic fundraiser still supports Mission
    $58,000 worth of proceeds from Heroic Gardens 2006 will go to the organisation which closed NZ's only dedicated HIV care facility, but HIV+ people will still benefit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Eye For The Brash Guy
    Garreth Spillane, head of the AIDS Foundation's Fundraising and Marketing, is leaving his post this week for a new job – in the office of Opposition leader Don Brash...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Mar 2005

  • Editorial: Making a stand for fair play and justice
    I suspect there's hardly a gay man in the country who didn't feel the pain of Peter Ellis when his homosexuality and outgoing nature were teamed up with hysterical allegations of child abuse at the Christchurch Civic Creche...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Making a stand for fair play and justice
    I suspect there's hardly a gay man in the country who didn't feel the pain of Peter Ellis when his homosexuality and outgoing nature were teamed up with hysterical allegations of child abuse at the Christchurch Civic Creche...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero structure proves its worth
    The HERO Festival may be over, but the Brand Management Group is already working on next year by reviewing this year's performance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV folk missing from 'flu jab priority list
    HIV positive people remain missing from those the Ministry of Health will give priority to for access to full strength influenza vaccines...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Peron Allegations: Part One: The Personalities Emerge
    Lindsay Perigo Amongst all the names being bandied about in the wake of the unsubtantiated Jim Peron "gay paedophile" allegations under Parliamentary privilege by Winston Peters, one high-profile character has largely escaped the limelight until now – television/radio political commentator and out gay man Lindsay Perigo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Fair "a stunning success"
    The organisers of the 2005 Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair are hailing it as a "stunning success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Where can we get size 12 high heels?
    A few of us str8 guys have been asked by some gay friends to do a drag song for a fundraiser...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Mar 1989

Thu 21 Mar 1985

  • The Salvation Army announces it will administer the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    Links: LAGANZ

Tue 21 Mar 1972

  • First publicly advertised meeting of Gay Liberation Front Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The group is later renamed Gay Liberation Auckland Inc.

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