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Sat 4 Apr 2020

  • Congratulations House Of Drag Season 2 Winner Spankie Jackzon
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Joanne Neilson
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Richard Tait
    Links: Express

Thu 4 Apr 2019

  • Georgia Andrews - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Georgia Andrews, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Georgia Andrews
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Tim Barnett, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Tim Barnett
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Brunei brings in laws allowing stoning for gay sex and adultery
    New Islamic criminal laws that took effect today in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation's...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Brunei to punish gay sex with stoning to death
    Boycott as Brunei's strict new Islamic laws come into force today making gay sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death...
    Links: RNZ
  • Calls to ban Royal Brunei Airlines from right to land in Australia
    Gay rights group wants to stop airline from landing in Australia over new laws against homosexuality and adultery...
    Links: Stuff
  • Death by stoning for gay sex, abortion in 'barbaric' Brunei
    The organisation Human Rights Watch says the Brunei government's new penal code introduced today is barbaric, archaic and poses grave threats to basic rights, especially for the most vulnerable...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 4 Apr 2018

  • Historical homosexual sex convictions can now be wiped
    Men with historical homosexual sex convictions will soon be able to apply to have them wiped from their criminal records...
    Links: RNZ
  • Unanimous support for law change expunging historical homosexual offences
    Parliament has changed the law so New Zealand men with historical homosexual convictions can have them wiped from their criminal records...
    Links: RNZ
  • 2 x Copies of Jen Shieff’s New Work The Vanishing Act
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Copies of Peter Wells New Book Dear Oliver
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Double Tickets to The Naked Magicians
    Links: Express
  • Historical Homosexual Convictions Legislation Passes
    Links: Express
  • James and The Giant Cheek
    Links: Express
  • Melanie Payne and The New Diverse Care Group in Northland
    Links: Express
  • Presidential Election in Costa Rica Big Win for LGBT+ Rights
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Apr 2017

  • 2 Double Passes to John Butler’s ‘Handsome Devil’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Amadeus’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Passes to the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s ‘Three By Ekman’
    Links: Express
  • Gay men allegedly rounded up and killed in Chechnya
    Police in the Russian republic of Chechnya have allegedly rounded up over 100 men suspected to be homosexual, killing three of them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Chechnya LGBTI Crisis
    With tales about the possible arbitrary arrest and execution of LGBT Chechen citizens, it is time to background that troubled Muslim Central-Asian province of the Republic of Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Apr 2016

  • An Adventure, With Health!
    Links: Express
  • Urzila The Unacceptable
    Links: Express
  • Carmen’s Portrait first LGBTI in National Gallery
    A portrait of transgender icon Carmen Rupe by New Zealand artist Te Mete has been officially gifted to the people of Wellington by Rainbow MP Louisa Wall...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Epsom attacker txtd intent to "fuck a gay c*** up"
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Although the defence asserts that the teenaged killers of gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris acted in self-defence after Gillman-Harris, described today in  the high court as a "predator" sexually assaulted one of them, the crown says a text message between the pair prior to the killing showed one of the youths wanted to "fuck a gay c*** up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First ever intersex actor will play intersex character
    MTV show, Faking It has become the first TV show ever to feature an intersex actor playing an intersex character...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY move to new premises
    RainbowYOUTH have moved into a new building, just five minutes down the road from the old K Rd drop in centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Apr 2015

  • Ann-Marie - Butch on Butch (Ōtaki)
    Ann-Marie talks about religion, a 19-year relationship and three commitment ceremonies.
    Features: Ann-Marie Stapp
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Mo - Butch on Butch (Wellington)
    Mo talks about growing up in Kaitaia, being a Diversity Liaison Officer with the New Zealand Police and marching for the first time in uniform at the Auckland Pride Parade.
    Features: Moana Parsons
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Val - Butch on Butch (Paekākāriki)
    Val talks about lesbian movements in the 1990s, visibility and co-founding The Drag Kings.
    Features: Val Little
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Pride protest and learning from the past
    Time to get real about the past and move forward, many will say we are doing that already, but do we understand our history enough to do that? Today many articles are written telling us about how well the LGBT people are doing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Apr 2014

  • Anglican options include same-sex unions
    Reverend Michael Hughes A document released by the Anglican Church contains 10 options, from blessing and ordaining people in same-sex relationships through to splitting or ending the denomination over the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diver Tom Daley: "I am a gay man now"
    Daley with boyfriend Dustin Lance Black Olympic diver Tom Daley now says he is definitely gay, after stating he still liked women too when he came out in a YouTube video...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA Trust awards multitude of grants
    Swimmers and singers are among the numerous beneficiaries of the latest round of grants from the Gay Auckland Business Association’s Charitable Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
    In a moving and personal talk, trans model Geena Rocero says transgender activism is giving her a whole new sense of pride and purpose...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mozilla CEO resigns following backlash
    Brendan Eich The new CEO of Mozilla has resigned after backlash over a $1,000 donation he made to the campaign against marriage equality in 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shaun Robinson on PrEP
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson discusses perspectives around Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and need for being realistic in its limitations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shaun Robinson on PrEP
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson discusses perspectives around Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and need for being realistic in its limitations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Apr 2013

  • 'Gay baby Jesus' billboard up for auction
    An Auckland church is selling the ‘gay baby Jesus’ billboard that was talked about across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Board members sought for ChCh's Q-topia
    Volunteers are being sought for the Board of Canterbury’s queer and transgender youth support group, Q-topia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hui Takatāpui heading to Taupo in 2014
    The 2014 Hui Takatāpui will be held on the shores of Lake Taupo, at Little Waihi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge owners decide it's time to sell
    Alan Granville and Paul Heard Auckland bear and leather establishment Urge is up for sale...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Apr 2012

  • "So gay I just got AIDS" complaint dismissed
    The Edge's breakfast hosts, JJ Feeney, Mike Puru and Dom Harvey The Broadcasting Standards Authority has declined to uphold a complaint about a text read out on radio station The Edge that “Dom, your song was so gay I’m pretty sure I just got AIDS from listening to it”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus: poor mental health among glbt people
    A new study has found nearly 80 per cent of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Australians have suffered intense anxiety in the past year, and nearly half hid their sexuality or gender identity in a range of situations for fear of heterosexist violence or discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay/lesbian youth "struggling" PM acknowledges
    File photo Prime Minister John Key has made mention of gay and lesbian youth struggling with their sexuality, in announcing an overhaul of mental health services for young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trust delivers funds to wide-ranging initiatives
    Gay film nights, lesbian history banners and a positive health scheme for people living with HIV are among the projects which have received funding from the Gay Auckland Business Association’s Charitable Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Apr 2011

  • Govt's made schools "less safe" - Carter
    Independent MP Chris Carter has slammed Prime Minister John Key for ‘jumping on a public bandwagon' over bullying, claiming the current Government has actually made schools less safe for students by cutting funding for an anti-bullying initiative...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On Holding The Man
    Holding The Man has been released as part of the Popular Penguin collection and a number of people seem to be picking it up for a first or second read...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transwoman's death in male prison probed
    The New South Wales coroner is investigating the death of a transgender woman who was put in a male prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Navy keeps openly-gay sailor
    Derek Morado The US Navy is refusing to discharge a gay sailor, who was reported to senior officials by a colleague who saw pictures of him kissing another man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Apr 2010

  • An "exciting" night for massed glbt choirs
    Tonight's Out and Loud concert at the Auckland Town Hall provided a "mind blowing" experience for the singers and was well received by the 600-strong audience...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Apr 2009

  • Gay weekends at K' Rd's Rock 'n' Bull
    International Gay Appreciation weekends at K' Road's Rock 'n' Bull bar are a great way for visitors and new Aucklanders to be introduced into the gay scene, says manager Susan Stevens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iowa strikes down gay marriage ban
    The Supreme Court in the American state of Iowa has unanimously ruled that a proposed law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reviews: Bud is "like nothing you've seen before"
    Bud, Written   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surveillance and Sexuality
    When Green Party MP Keith Locke recently protested at his continued surveillance, I was set to thinking about the roles that surveillance has played in the lives of New Zealand LGBTs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Apr 2008

  • Auckland's drag sisters unite for ill Bambi
    Several best-known entertainers from Auckland's drag community have planned a special night of performances to raise money for their long-time drag friend 'Bambi Slut', who is seriously ill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election '08: Parties speak up for gay votes
    The 2008 New Zealand General Election is still half a year away, but three political parties - Labour, the Greens, and the Progressives - are already highlighting reasons why they deserve our gay community's two ticks on Election Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ten things you didn't know about Brokeback Mountain
    Cowboy love: Jack gets an 'outing' on TV One this Sunday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Pres hopefuls advertise in gay papers
    US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are still battling it out for the Democratic Party presidential nomination at debates, luncheon speeches, bowling alleys - and also in the pages of gay and lesbian newspapers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Apr 2007

  • 10,000 lesbians party at Palm Springs
    Thousands of lesbians descended on Palm Springs, California last weekend for the ‘Dinah Shore weekend' – an annual event attracting women from across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anton Cronje, Mr Urge NZ Bear 2007
    Congrats on becoming Mr Urge NZ Bear 2007, Anton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • China to launch 1st gay TV show on web
    A Chinese Web site will tomorrow launch what its producer describes as the country's first show to focus on gay issues – and the first with an openly gay host...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More gay men executed in Iraq
    Iraqi lesbians and gays continue to be subjected a systematic reign of terror by Shia death squads, says Ali Hili, the coordinator of the human rights group Iraqi LGBT...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singer Fergie
    Black Eyed Peas star Fergie has told a website she's had lesbian experiences in the past...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Apr 2006

  • New GG to be asked about patronage
    The NZ AIDS Foundation says the tradition of Governor-Generals being Foundation patrons is not an automatic appointment, and it will approach incoming Governor-General Anand Satyanand about becoming its patron at the appropriate time...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Apr 2004

  • Media blackout at Ak Pride Centre
    Auckland's Pride Centre has stopped making public statements or granting media interviews regarding allegations and counter-allegations of deceit and possible fraud swirling around it, citing legal advice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins honoured
    Jools and Lynda Topp, better known as the Topp Twins, were yesterday made members of the New Zealand Order of Merit by the Governor General, Dame Silvia Cartwright...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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