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Tue 24 Mar 2020

  • Pandemics act on social fault lines: Lessons for coronavirus from HIV and AIDS
    Pandemics can bring out the worst in people...
    Links: Stuff
  • “You Should Definitely Not Be Using The Lockdown Time For Casual...
    Links: Express
  • IRISH NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPION DENIS FINNEGAN COMES OUT AS GAY
    Links: Express

Sat 24 Mar 2018

  • Donald Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving
    US President Donald Trump released an order on Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances", following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving
    PALM BEACH, Fla...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 24 Mar 2017

  • Review: Adele Proves She is Someone Like Us
    Links: Express
  • Eatery tells customer to “relax” about “poof” signage
    A new Auckland Vietnamese sandwich eatery that was called out for its use of a “homophobic slur” on signage has made changes to the menu and apologises for offending people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inclusion of trans weightlifter questioned by competitor
    An Australian International weightlifting competitor has questioned whether the inclusion of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard in the event disrupts an even playing field...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Mar 2016

  • Cook Islands hosts trans beauty pagent
    The Cook Islands once again hosted its popular transgender pagent after ten years, in an effort to decriminalise homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay Wellington postponed until Oct
    It has been announced that due to unforeseen operational issues this weeks Mr Gay Wellington is postponed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Irrelevance of Baptist Belligerence
    If the latest round of fundamentalist anti-gay literature is indeed predominantly from the Baptist denomination, then what relevance does this have to New Zealand? As it turns out, very little...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your guide to Easter
    We check out what’s happening this long weekend around the country at your favourite venues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Mar 2015

  • Waratahs Player Fined $20,000 For Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Wellington Chair's report
    Rainbow Wellington has its annual AGM this Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street to be made honorary RW President
    Maryan Street Maryan Street is to be made Honorary President of Rainbow Wellington for the next 12 months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Super Rugby player fined for anti-gay slur
    New South Wales Waratah Jacques Potgieter has been fined AU$20,000 for a homophobic slur against an opposition player at a game against the Brumbies over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Mar 2014

  • Ellen Page expertly knocks back pastor
    Actress Ellen Page has hit back at a religious leader’s homophobia with a bit of Twitter wit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellis "humbled" to be Labour candidate
    Kelly Ellis says she feels incredibly humbled to have been selected as Labour’s candidate in Whangarei...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First kiss (gay version)
    Ten gay guys kissing for the first time? Love Your Condom's gay version of the 'stranger first kiss' video is absolutely adorable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First kiss (gay version)
    Ten gay guys kissing for the first time? Love Your Condom's gay version of the 'stranger first kiss' video is absolutely adorable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Christchurch joker wins comedy comp
    Christchurch wit Thane Pullan has won a spot in the national Raw Comedy Quest after taking out the South Island competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Pride stalwarts standing down
    Three founding Hamilton Pride volunteers are standing down when the organisation has its AGM this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam Orchard: Drawing support
    A talented trans artist has had a stellar start to his bid for community help to publish his inclusive comic book series Family Portraits...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Mar 2013

  • Alex Taylor (Auckland)
    Alex talks about his life as a gay composer, and being part of the After Lilburn concert held during the Auckland Pride Festival 2013.
    Features: Alex Taylor
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: the process from here
    Green MP Kevin Hague has kindly given us a quick overview of the three steps before marriage equality is (hopefully!) passed into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ bravely stands for decriminalization at IPU
    Louisa Wall addressing the IPU (pic thanks to Jan Logie) Louisa Wall has stood before the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Ecuador and boldly urged it to take a stand against legislation that criminalises homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans teacher found dead after media mocking
    A Transgender teacher has apparently taken her own life after being mocked by a Daily Mail columnist and harassed by journalists, sparking calls for the columnist to be sacked...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Mar 2012

  • Shaughan Woodcock - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Features: Shaughan Woodcock
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Confucianism and Homosexuality
    It has often been said that contemporary China is governed by 'Neo-Confucianism", rather than communism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-Rutgers student says death not his fault
    Dharun Ravi The former Rutgers student who broadcast on his gay roommate’s sex life on the web says maintains he is not to blame for his peer’s death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple tells of 'horrendous' Caribbean ordeal
    John Hart and Dennis Mayer in their police mug shots A Californian man has spoken out about the 'horrendous' ordeal he and his partner suffered when they when they were arrested and jailed after being escorted off a gay cruise in the Caribbean...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Madonna vows to flout St Petersburg law
    Madonna is vowing to speak out against St Petersburg’s anti-gay law in a concert in the Russian city in August, a move which could see her charged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miles' murder-accused committed for trial
    Hayden Miles was 15 when he disappeared The man accused of murdering Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles has been committed for trial...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Mar 2011

  • Award nomination "great acknowledgment"
    Auckland visual artist Rebecca Swan is delighted with a Lambda Award nomination for her book Assume Nothing, which smashes down barriers around gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Banjo killer Ambach's appeal turfed out
    Ferdinand Ambach Ferdinand Ambach has lost an appeal against his eight year non-parole sentence for the manslaughter of 69-year-old Ronald Brown, who he bashed to death with banjo before shoving it into his mouth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dame Elizabeth "truly remarkable" says NZAF
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has added its tribute to the many flowing from around the world for the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hughes stood down; alcohol and judgement unease
    Darren Hughes 2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Identity
    To be or not to be? We live in a society that likes to label things as it helps with communication; that is why we have language...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Elizabeth Taylor
    She was a deeply cherished friend to our communities and despite her own struggles against debilitating illness, rallied in support of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment funding during a profoundly conservative era...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Offensive "gay cure" app dumped by Apple
    Apple has removed a "gay cure" application from its App Store following a swift backlash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taylor remembered as champion of AIDS visibility
    Elizabeth Taylor has died in LA at the age of 79 The death of one of the world's most visible actresses and vehement AIDS campaigners Dame Elizabeth Taylor has left her legion of gay fans, in New Zealand and across the globe, mourning, celebrating and reminiscing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Westboro planning to picket Taylor's funeral
    Scarcely has news of Elizabeth Taylor's death spread across the world and a viciously anti-gay US church is planning to protest at her funeral...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Mar 2010

  • Gay blogger takes out tough competition
    Gay Wellington filmmaker Chaz Harris has won a challenging blogging competition to become the second Blog Idol on news website Stuff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay blogger takes out tough competition
    Gay Wellington filmmaker Chaz Harris has won a challenging blogging competition to become the second Blog Idol on news website Stuff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police want bar trading hours reduced
    Police are pushing for the trading hours of licensed premises to be cut...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Mar 2009

  • BBC DJ's "unacceptable" gay pop star jibes
    The BBC says it has dealt "swifty and firmly" with a well-known radio DJ who mocked openly-gay singer Will Young on his radio show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Belgian beer for Hamilton girls' get-together
    The first meeting of a new get-together drinks evening for lesbian and bi women in the Waikato will happen next week at Le Dome Belgian Beer Café in Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians In Charge at K' Road's Kamo
    L...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Mar 2008

  • Get into shape with Julz!
    Summer is coming again (at the end of winter and after spring)… so get a head-start on having a hotter body with our new personal trainer's practical tips...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get into shape with Julz!
    Summer is coming again (at the end of winter and after spring)… so get a head-start on having a hotter body with our new personal trainer's practical tips...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Mar 2007

  • Heroic Gardens grew $40,000 for NZAF
    This year's Heroic Gardens tour raised $40,000 for the NZ AIDS Foundation's Burnett Centre Wellness Fund...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Is this NZ
    Gavin Hyde It's New Zealand's only male beauty pageant for the ‘bears' among us! If you reckon you've got what it takes, then have another pie, leave that chest hair to grow thick and bushy, and head to Auckland's Urge Bar at 490 K' Road for Mr Urge New Zealand Bear 2007 on Saturday 31st March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pick your Civil Union Celebrant here
    The Department of Internal Affairs is now providing a new online service to help people choose a marriage or civil union celebrant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Pop star Mika
    UK singer Mika has revealed that one fan has reacted particularly badly to his refusal to comment on his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Elderly gays find home in Hollywood
    What's described as the first low-cost housing development in America for homeless and low income older members of the LGBT community has opened in Hollywood...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Mar 2006

  • Circle of Friends: A memorial in need
    Auckland AIDS memorial Circle of Friends is urgently in need of volunteers and fundraising for its upkeep...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT team takes on Relay for Life
    A 15-member LGBT "Rainbow" team will participate in this years Relay for Life race in Wellington this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Mar 2005

  • The Peron Allegations: Part Two: The Hall of Mirrors
    With the personalities of some of the New Zealanders investigating a series of allegations into GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Mar 2003

  • NZAF may need more resources for HIV fight
    A surge in the number of HIV diagnoses last year may indicate that the NZ AIDS Foundation has reached the limit of its ability to deal with the epidemic given its current resources...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Building Blocks of Maxim
    Where did fundamentalist organisation The Maxim Institute spring from and who are some of the people behind it? Wellington-based gay researcher Craig Young probes its history and emergence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Mar 1989

  • The birth of what was to become RainbowYouth occurs at the National Gay and Lesbian Conference (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: RNZ
  • The National Gay and Lesbian Conference is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The theme of the conference is building bridges.
  • Tom McLean, journalist and author of If I Should Die dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, WorldCat

Tue 24 Mar 1981

Mon 24 Mar 1975

  • Television news report: an item on homosexuality and the church (New Zealand)
    Look North, ref: TZP10578.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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