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Sat 1 Apr 2023

  • Posie Parker Vows To Return To New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • USA: Kentucky’s Controversial Anti-LGBTQ Bill Spurs Protests and Arrests
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Apr 2022

  • FriGay Drinks @ Dunedin Pride
    Links: Express
  • UK: Boris Johnson U-Turns On Conversion Therapy Ban
    Links: Express
  • USA: ‘X’ Gender Markers To Be Introduced For U.S Passports
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Apr 2021

  • The Republican crusade against trans athletes in women's sports
    Bills excluding transgender children athletes from school and university sports have been introduced in 28 US states so far this year...
    Links: Stuff
  • MISBEHAVIOUR In Pictures
    Links: Express
  • Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Officially Repealed By the Pentagon
    Links: Express

Wed 1 Apr 2020

  • Idaho Governor Sneaks Through Anti-Trans Legislation Under Coronavirus Smokescreen
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Geovana Peres
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Luke Bird
    Links: Express
  • Netflix’s Tiger King Missgenders Trans Star
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Apr 2019

  • A Maadi Cup victory over bigotry
    When Christchurch Boys' High School crossed the line to win their first Maadi Cup national title, cox Timmy Heritage celebrated not only victory, but triumph over bigotry and homophobia, writes Newsroom's Tim Murphy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Elton John joins George Clooney's boycott of high-profile Brunei-owned hotels
    Stars hit back at Brunei's plans to enact laws making gay sex punishable by death...
    Links: Stuff
  • 10 x One Year Subscriptions to NEON
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Bach to Bowie
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to RNZB’s Black Swan, White Swan
    Links: Express
  • Christchurch Boys Rowing Team Take A Stand Against Homophobia in Sport
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Considering Dropping ‘Gay and Lesbian’
    Links: Express

Sun 1 Apr 2018

  • Costa Ricans split over gay marriage vote for next president
    Costa Ricans vote on Sunday (Monday NZT) in a presidential runoff between the ruling party's candidate and an evangelical pastor who has capitalised on the backlash against talk of legalising same-sex marriage in the Central American country...
    Links: Stuff
  • Smart Talk At The Museum: trans and non-binary lives
    This first session of Smart Talk from the Auckland Museum for 2018 explores trans and non-binary experience, and the journey towards equal human rights...
    Links: RNZ
  • Having The Chat: Candy Lee / Leilani Tominiko
    Links: Express
  • The PM Gets Serious
    Links: Express
  • The Vanishing Act
    Links: Express

Sat 1 Apr 2017

  • It’s Time We Challenged Body Fascism
    Links: Express
  • Keep In Shape While Travelling
    Links: Express
  • Review: A Handsome Devil
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Flag creator dies, aged 65
    The creator of the queer pride rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker, has died aged 65...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Apr 2016

  • EquAsian Video Launch to Highlight the Queer Asian Experience
    Links: Express
  • Help Bernard Lee Become Mr Gay World 2016
    Links: Express
  • Scottish National Party Pledges to Legally Recognise Gender Neutrality
    Links: Express
  • Triplings Surrogacy Facilitator Alice Torres Fights Back Against Claims of Fraud
    Links: Express
  • "Without resources, visibilty is meaningless"
    Yesterday was International Transgender Day of Visibility, however Gender-Minorities Aotearoa say without the resources, visibility is meaningless...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our Communities: The Surrogacy Dilemma
    One recent New Zealand news item referred to two New Zealand gay men whose experience of Mexican surrogacy arrangements has become a nightmare...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Video project highlights Rainbow Asian stories
    A video project featuring stories of ‘coming out’ from an Asian LGBTI perspective is launching in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Apr 2015

  • Arkansas Joins Indiana in Passing New Anti Gay Law
    Links: Express
  • Australian Corporates Come Out in Support of Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Britain’s First Gay Prison Wedding Takes Place
    Links: Express
  • Govt committee to discuss TI health
    A petition will be presented to Parliament’s Health select committee today, calling for improved healthcare for transgender and intersex New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indiana backpeddling on anti-lgbti law
    Under immense pressure, Indiana’s Governor is now promising to support an amendment to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to say it does not allow businesses to discriminate against lgbti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans and intersex healthcare: urgent attention needed
    Parliament’s Health Select Committee has heard that the lack of healthcare services for trans and intersex people is a priority public health issue where urgent intervention is needed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans and intersex healthcare: urgent attention needed
    Parliament’s Health Select Committee has heard that the lack of healthcare services for trans and intersex people is a priority public health issue where urgent intervention is needed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Apr 2014

  • Massive Gay Ski Week prizes up for grabs
    Cardrona flying the rainbow flag Four couples from the US and Australia will be flown to Queenstown and put up in style for Gay Ski Week, as organisers look to raise the profile of the event across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry get married
    Former teen star Sara Gilbert has reportedly married her partner, songwriter Linda Perry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Apr 2013

  • Early campaigner for HIV dignity in death dies
    The quilt panel Bev Jelicich created in remembrance of her son Michael...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Final destination
    And so, the Marriage Equality Bill has navigated past the Committee stage of the legislative process, before its third and final reading...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation closing
    The Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation is closing down after the New Zealand government withdrew its core funding, raising worries people living with HIV in the Pacific will be more vulnerable to discrimination, and advocacy and prevention measures could disappear...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Apr 2011

  • "Gaydar" radio host mourned in Otago
    Otago's queer community is mourning the death of a much-loved local figure, who was killed in an horrific car crash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Ghandi was bi' book banned in Indian state
    Mahatma Gandhi A new biography that allegedly suggests Mahatma Gandhi, India's Father of the Nation, had a homosexual affair with a German bodybuilder has been banned from sale in the state of Gujarat, where Gandhi was born...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd's Kamo under new ownership
    The bar known by regulars as the 'gay Cheers' of Karangahape Rd, Kamo, has changed hands...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Apr 2010

  • Ellen DeGeneres in Female Force comic
    Lesbian comic, tv host and American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres’ life story will be featured in the latest issue of the US-based comic series Female Force...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skinhead's confession has link to gay murder
    Yesterday's confession by a West Coast skinhead that he helped kill a Korean tourist in 2003 has revived memories of the murder of a gay man in 1999...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Apr 2009

  • Glamz! going out with a bang in Waikato
    Just hours after the revelation that Hamilton's only gay nightclub has been put up for sale, the city's drag cabaret restaurant has announced its Grande Finale party plans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Let the Gaytimes roll!
    It's called Cookie Crumble in New Zealand, but the Aussies have kept the original campy name of a popular ice cream treat the same for decades...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Lesbian mother will be deported
    A lesbian mother in California will have to leave her life, twin sons and partner of 12 years behind as the authorities are forcing her to go back to the Phillippines, her native country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Apr 2008

  • Homophobia rife in UK, major study finds
    Britain's 3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Wellness Fund will assist HIV+ NZers
    A new Wellness Fund aimed at providing financial assistance for HIV positive people living in New Zealand has been launched this week by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Apr 2007

  • Mr Urge NZ Bear winner announced
    Mr Urge NZ Bear winner (in between the runners up) Anton Cronje will represent New Zealand at this year's Southern HiBearnation bears festival in Melbourne after winning Mr URGE Bear NZ 2007 last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Apr 2005

  • "My pic makes new internet contacts disappear"
    I'm not the greatest looking guy in the world, though not too ugly either...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay Capill named as child molester
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Capill: Beware of 'moral judges' says writer
    New Zealanders should be wary of people who present themselves as morally superior and stand in judgement on others, says a prominent NZ lesbian writer targeted by disgraced Christian morals crusader Graham Capill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: The blatant, bloody hypocrisy of morals campaigners
    Is anyone else not surprised at the blatant, dismal and life-destroying hypocrisy displayed by one of the religious right's leading lights, Graham Capill? The man who for so long epitomised the moralistic holier than God types who almost daily thunder about the immorality of homosexuals and the threat we face to others and society in general, was himself repeatedly sexually molesting an eight year old girl...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Instituting transphobia
    In Maxim's Evidence journal, it has stopped attacking lesbians and gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay short a contender for Oscars
    Local film-maker Welby Ings could be off to the Oscars following the success of his gay-themed short film Boy on the international festival circuit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Words Of Graham
    Graham Capill, one of New Zealand's loudest anti-gay morals campaigners of the last decade has today pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting an eight-year-old child – three or four times between 2001 and 2002, fondling her whilst she was in bed in her pyjamas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender or transsexual or transvestite?
    Georgina Beyer's Gender Identity Bill may have been delayed but its brief public flowering showed up some confusion around the terms used to describe people of differing gender identities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Apr 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Qn, ref: TZP287368.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Barrymore to be sued over death
    Gay entertainer Michael Barrymore is being sued for approx...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brash's views and voting record are consistent
    Self-described "liberal" commentator Jim Peron disagrees with columnist Craig Young's analysis of National Party leader Don Brash's positions on social and Maori issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil Unions Bill distracts from Omnibus Bill
    While all the fuss and ruckus is being raised over the Civil Unions Bill, it's actually the accompanying Omnibus Bill that does the real work and achieves the most for couples, says Dave Crampton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Price resigns from NZAF
    Kerry Price, the NZAF's gay men's health manager, has announced his resignation from the Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TVNZ seeks QN replacement
    TVNZ has formally announced its intentions to seek a replacement for the long-running queer lifestyle series Queer Nation, following on from its stated intentions to do so at a queer television symposium held late last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Apr 2003

  • Express editor Mike Binis
    Mike Binis is the latest in a succession of gay men to take on the editorship of express newspaper in recent times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Michael Barrymore to tour NZ
    Michael Barrymore, the gay UK TV entertainer whose life has been plagued by controversy since the discovery of a dead man in his swimming pool, will tour New Zealand in May...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Apr 2002

  • Notes For Straight people In Gay Bars
    1: When you enter a gay bar, after someone at postwork drinks on a Friday has made that exciting suggestion and you were all pissed by then so you agreed, there is no need to band together like early American settlers circling the heterosexual wagons against the gay and partially-clad Indians with those smooth and doubtless waxed chests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Apr 1997

Mon 1 Apr 1996

Wed 1 Apr 1987

Tue 1 Apr 1980

  • Television: Eyewitness report on gay life and politics in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP9157. Includes examination of police harassment and the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 1 Apr 1972

  • The first National Women's Liberation Conference is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Ngahuia Volkerling (Te Awekotuku) speaks at the conference.

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