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Fri 3 Apr 2020

  • Concerns for LGBTQI people in unsafe homes during Covid-19 lockdown
    Queer and trans support organisations are concerned about the impact lockdown is having on some of the country's most vulnerable communities...
    Links: RNZ
  • April’s LGBT+ History
    Links: Express
  • Australia Removes Truvada From Government Subsides Scheme
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Chris Parker
    Links: Express
  • Queer Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Alan Granville
    Links: Express
  • U.S. Relaxes Gay Blood Donation Laws Due To High Demand
    Links: Express

Wed 3 Apr 2019

  • Kevin Haunui - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Kevin Haunui, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Kevin Haunui
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Tony Nightingale - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Tony Nightingale, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Tony Nightingale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Beneath the surface of the American Dream
    In his memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here, Casey Gerald lays out a darker side of the American dream...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brunei anti-gay laws counter stated aim to end AIDS epidemic
    On behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), we, the officers and Regional Representatives of Asia and the Pacific Islands of the IAS Governing Council, express our grave concern regarding the anti-gay laws in Brunei Darussalam...
    Links: Scoop
  • Chicago, US, elects openly gay black woman as mayor
    Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot elected mayor of the United States' third-largest city, Chicago...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sarah Michelle Hansen-Vaeau - world's first transgender international sports coach?
    The coach of New Zealand's men's netball team believes she's the first transgender person to coach a national sports team...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender coach to lead NZ men’s team against Silver Ferns
    The Silver Ferns are turning to a not-so-secret weapon to prepare for this year's World Cup - playing the national men's team...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brunei Prepares to Introduce Capital Punishment For Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Deep in the Drag Race
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: An Electric Future
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Maximum Space With MINI Appeal
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Apr 2018

  • Parliament: third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill
    Features: Adrian Rurawhe, Andrew Bayly, Andrew Falloon, Andrew Little, Anne Tolley, Chris Bishop, Chris Finlayson, Darroch Ball, Duncan Webb, Grant Robertson, Jan Logie, Jenny Salesa, Joanne Hayes, Louisa Wall, Maggie Barry, Matt King, Raymond Huo
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    The Bill unanimously passes its third reading.
    Links: Parliament.nz
  • Bill wipes historic homosexual convictions
    The third reading of a Bill to wipe historic homosexual offences from criminal records marks the end of an historic struggle for New Zealand’s gay community says Justice Minister Andrew Little...
    Links: Scoop
  • MPs vote for historical homosexual convictions to be wiped
    Parliament has voted unanimously tonight to support legislation allowing men convicted of historical homosexual offences to have them wiped from their records...
    Links: RNZ
  • Parliament set to allow wiping of homosexual convictions with new law
    Parliament will likely allow for the wiping of historical homosexual sex convictions on Tuesday evening...
    Links: Stuff
  • Parliament votes to allow wiping of homosexual convictions with new law
    Convictions for homosexual sex under old laws can be wiped under a law that passed Parliament tonight...
    Links: Stuff
  • We're sorry: Parliament passes law to allow wiping of convictions for gay men
    MPs addressed Parliament with moving stories as a law was passed allowing convictions of men for homosexual offences to be expunged from the public record...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Banks Peninsula’s Little River
    Links: Express
  • Come Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Gay Reality Show Pilot Hopes to Gain Funding
    Links: Express
  • Preview: Sleeping Arrangements
    Links: Express

Mon 3 Apr 2017

  • Airbnb Launches ‘Until We All Belong’ Campaign
    Links: Express
  • All Black Makes Homophobic Comment
    Links: Express
  • April: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Gay Men Suspected Of Being Rounded Up And Killed In Chechnya
    Links: Express
  • Genderless ‘Boy’ Band Breaks Barriers
    Links: Express
  • Gone But Not Forgotten
    Links: Express
  • Apology or not, the damage has been done
    All Black Lima Sopoaga is under fire for his homophobic comment in which he called team mates “gayyyyyy” because they are showing affection in an Instagram post...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Sudan refuses to decriminalise homosexuality
    South Sudan is refusing to legalise homosexuality and scrap the death penalty saying it would be “in conflict with our national laws and our cultures”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Apr 2016

  • My Life before Law Reform: Jay Bennie
    In the late 1970s, as I became aware that girls weren't for me, there was very little reliable information on what being a guy into other guys really meant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Apr 2015

  • ‘Tranny-saurus’ Greeting Cards Removed by The Warehouse
    Links: Express
  • 'Gay parents are killers' judge dies
    Judge Michael Brown An ex-youth and family court judge who tried to convince MPs that gay parents were more likely than other parents to kill their own children has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall at #BeingLGBTI in Asia
    Labour MP Louisa Wall at the #BeingLGBTI in Asia Regional Dialogue with the message that “all LGBTI people are human beings, so LGBTI rights are human rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warehouse dumps 'tranny-saurus' cards
    The Warehouse has directed John Sands to remove greeting cards which read “Oh look! A tranny-saurus!” from the shelves of all its stores...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Apr 2014

  • Aussie wins landmark gender neutral case
    A Sydney-sider has won a court battle to be legally recognised as being of non-specific sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bad Luck, Nigeria...
    Nigeria's Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill is attracting international condemnation, but it's not the only problem facing the oil-rich but deeply repressive oil-rich West African nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cartoonist swiftly hits fundraising goal
    Kiwi cartoonist Sam Orchard is feeling “incredibly overwhelmed” after speedily nailing his goal of raising cash for his inclusive comic book series Family Portraits...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections: trans prison policy is in place
    Corrections has confirmed transgender prisoners are able to apply to be placed in a prison which fits their gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Q-Topia hunting for new board members
    Christchurch’s queer and transgender youth support group Q-topia is seeking “enthusiastic volunteers” to join its board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • YouTube drops R18 rating for gay first kiss
    YouTube has removed the R18 age restriction from Love Your Condom’s ‘gay first kiss’ video, admitting it was an error...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Apr 2013

  • Dunedin Pride aims to increase visibility
    Dunedin Pride organisers hope this Saturday’s event will help bring visibility to the GLBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Everett to play Pope Benedict XVI in film
    Rupert Everett Gay actor Rupert Everett will play Pope Benedict XVI in an upcoming biopic about the former pope and his ascension to the papal office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Magic Johnson’s son steps out with pride
    Picture: TMZ The son of legendary HIV-positive basketballer Magic Johnson has proudly stepped out in LA’s Sunset Strip, hand in hand with his boyfriend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The best medicine
    Wow things have been serious lately...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uruguay nears equal marriage laws
    Global momentum continues on marriage equality, with Uruguay’s Senate now backing a Bill the lower house supported in December...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 2012

  • Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice Squad (Wellington)
    Trevor Morley talks about working on the Vice Squad in Wellington in the 1970s; including cases involving Carmen Rupe
    Features: Trevor Morley
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 3 Apr 2011

  • Queer youth in action
    Queer Youth Website Curious (http://www...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth seeks volunteer advisors
    Rainbow Youth is looking for volunteer Executive Advisors who can work alongside its board, to help it refine ideas and turn them into strategies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall likely to get early return to Parliament
    Louisa Wall Louisa Wall is likely to return to Parliament and take the spot vacated by Darren Hughes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Apr 2010

  • Anna Paquin comes out: "I'm bisexual"
    Oscar-winning New Zealand actress Anna Paquin has come out as bisexual in a video promoting gay rights in the USA...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Contact details sought after donation box theft
    Staff of an Auckland city men's sauna believe they have identified the a young man who broke a charity collection box at the venue and disappeared with the money...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weather forecast good for Big Gay Day
    Cloudy periods with southeasterly winds and no rain are forecast for Auckland tomorrow, as preparations proceed for the Big Gay Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Apr 2009

  • Gay TV doubtful again this year
    Local television producers are giving up on getting a Kiwi LGBT television series on air this year, as broadcasters are rejecting their proposals and funding from NZ on Air for gay 'special interest' programmes has not confirmed for 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shortland St star: Gay rumours "frustrating"
    Former Coronation Street actor and now NZ-based Shortland Street star Adam Rickitt has spoken out about persistent rumours that he's gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Apr 2008

  • Activists force breast cancer drug rethink
    Eight breast cancer patients dubbed the 'Herceptin Heroines' - including lesbian health campaigner Chris Walsh - have secured a High Court order for NZ's medical funding agency Pharmac to reconsider its decision not to fund 12-month courses on the breast cancer-fighting drug...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Pos. welcomes rejigged Wellness Fund
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's revamped Wellness Fund is a great step forward for HIV+ New Zealanders, says support network Body Positive Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA meetings will move back to K' Road
    The Gay Auckland Business Association's monthly social mixer, formally named Fruits in Suits, will move back to its 'spiritual home' of Karangahape Road from next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pregnant transgender man does 'Oprah'
    Reaching out: Oprah and the preggers man Transgender American man Thomas Beatie has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey TV talk show to chat about becoming pregnant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thailand to limit sex reassignment surgeries
    Thailand's Health Ministry ordered hospitals and medical clinics this week to temporarily stop performing castrations for non-medical reasons, saying the procedure that is popular among transgender people needs stricter monitoring...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 2007

  • Auckland syphilis outbreak:
    An outbreak of syphilis amongst gay and bisexual men in Auckland has again reinforced the importance of using condoms for anal sex, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS doctors told:
    Australia's Victorian State Health Minister has ordered officials to refer allegations of unsafe sex practices by HIV carriers to police in the wake of the Michael Neal scandal, which has placed the future of the state's health chief in doubt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Alive and kicking
    Over the last two months, the euthanasia debate has heated up in both Australia and New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Hurricane Brian?
    After reading Brian Tamaki's biography, I'm inclined to believe that this man is a serious threat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meeting the Pet Shop Boys
    A Christchurch man says he was made to feel special when he met the Pet Shop Boys last week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report: Schools need homophobia policies
    All New Zealand schools should have explicit anti-bullying and homophobia policies, and young people with diverse sexualities and genders need safe and supportive school environments, recommends a new report released today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waring to speak on gay equality
    Professor Marilyn Waring will speak about equality, dignity    Ref: AUT (m)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Apr 2006

  • Tony Hughes: Research guru and tree-hugger
    He's been Research Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation since its inception, he's just been awarded a Queen's Service Medal, and he likes trees...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 1984

  • Television: An interview with the AIDS patient at Taranaki Base Hospital (Taranaki region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP110503. The patient became the first AIDS death in New Zealand.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: interview with Sheila Kitzinger, author of Womens Experience of Sex (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12640.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Man with AIDS dies in Taranaki Base Hospital (Taranaki region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP18581.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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