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Tue 6 Apr 2021

  • Call cash injection for overhaul of women's health services
    Policymakers, doctors and educators say the health system in Aotearoa is failing women, wahine Māori and trans and non-binary people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Call for overhaul of women's health services
    Policymakers, doctors and educators say the health system in Aotearoa is failing women, wahine Māori and trans and non-binary people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay Auckland man and partner harassed for holding hands on Karangahape Rd
    The incident comes a month after a gay man was kicked and stomped on nearby...
    Links: Stuff
  • Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan Reveals Stage Three Cervical Cancer Diagnosis
    Links: Express
  • Major Boxing Organisation Refuses to Send Support for World Gay Boxing...
    Links: Express
  • Tiger King’s Joe Exotic and Husband Divorce
    Links: Express

Mon 6 Apr 2020

  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Steven Oates
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Tom Sainsbury
    Links: Express
  • Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer Confirmed for ‘Call Me by Your...
    Links: Express
  • Ugandan Government Raids LGBTI Homeless Shelter
    Links: Express

Sat 6 Apr 2019

  • Brunei hotels deleted from social media
    A group of luxury hotels owned by Brunei's royal family are putting their social media pages on lockdown after a celebrity backlash against the kingdom's introduction of Sharia Law including a death penalty for gay sex...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland Pride Announce Date for 2019 AGM
    Links: Express

Fri 6 Apr 2018

  • Rugby Australia to talk to Folau over gay comments
    Rugby Australia will grill Israel Folau over his use of social media after the Wallabies superstar's latest homophobic comment, which is in stark contrast to the position of its major sponsor...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri April 6 2018
    A review of the week's news including...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Instagram Revolution
    Links: Express

Thu 6 Apr 2017

  • ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Removes Lesbian Kiss from Film
    Links: Express
  • Facebook Aims to Protect Victims of ‘Revenge Porn’
    Links: Express
  • Gay ‘Catfish’ Reveals Why He Lies to Men on Grindr
    Links: Express
  • New Documentary Seeks to Uncover the Importance of Pride
    Links: Express

Wed 6 Apr 2016

  • Beard’s Lawyer Bites Back
    Links: Express
  • Come Fly With Me
    Links: Express
  • DNA, fingerprints link co-acused to attack scene
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris DNA and fingerprint evidence has this afternoon connected one of the alleged murders of gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris to the scene of a brutal attack in an Epsom, Auckland, motel in late December 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge irked by cruising and hook-up questioning
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris In a line of questioning which drew repeated warnings from the judge a defense lawyer this morning attempted to question a witness regarding the cruising and hook-up habits of Ihaia Gillman-Harris, the gay man who died after being severely beaten up in an Epsom, Auckland, motel in late December 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY says discrimination at barbers is common
    RainbowYOUTH’s National Manager says that an incident that occurred over the weekend when a gender-diverse RY intern was refused service at a barber shop on Auckland’s North Shore is a common story...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans Work Discrimination: Crunch Point?
    To her credit, Dakota Hemmingson (23) didn't accept the situation when, after she started transitioning, she was sacked apparently for no other reason than her disclosure of her gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ‘Triplings’ couple’s lawyer: “the truth isn’t all there"
    The comments from the New Zealand gay couple who are currently in Mexico attempting to come back home with their three babies have offended and angered their surrogacy lawyer who says "the truth isn't all there"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Apr 2015

  • Miley Cyrus Decides to “stir some shit up” In Support of...
    Links: Express
  • Nick Jonas: All Grown Up
    Links: Express
  • NZAF mainstay Vern Keller has died
    Vern Keller Vern Keller, the long-serving librarian and researcher at the NZ AIDS Foundation, has died suddenly at his Auckland home...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Apr 2014

  • Dr Charles Farthing dies (China)
    Farthing was a pioneering doctor specialising in the early recognition and treatment of HIV/AIDS. He died while traveling in Hong Kong.
    Links: New Zealand Medical Journal, Wikipedia
  • Brosnahan buzzing, comp was welcoming
    Amy Brosnahan Aucklander Amy Brosnahan is buzzing after making it to the national finals of a modelling competition, and says she was welcomed and treated just like every other contestant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conservatives seek anti-gay Pasifika vote
    Colin Craig says the Pacific community "rejects" gay marriage The Conservative Party claims the entire Pacific community is against marriage equality, which is among the reasons it’s standing two Pasifika church leaders in South Auckland electorates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans model nails spot in national final
    Amy competing last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Apr 2013

  • Fewer folk listening to anti-gay radio ranter
    John Tamihere A major slump in audience ratings indicates the proportion of Aucklanders listening to anti-gay radio host John Tamihere has dropped to close to the margin of error for the latest radio ratings survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mugabe visiting NZ appears unlikely
    UPDATE: Jacinda Ardern has queried rumours Robert Mugabe is attempting to visit New Zealand and says there seems to be no truth to the claims...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Apr 2012

  • Bathhouse Disco back to 'Fill the Void'
    Last month’s popular Bathhouse Disco in Wellington will return later this month after it was announced the city’s queer nightclub, Club Ivy, will not be reopening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian wins long battle over ECT therapy
    Joan Bellingham on holiday in Brisbane A Christchurch lesbian says she’s “on cloud nine” after finally receiving an apology from the Crown for being wrongly diagnosed as schizophrenic and given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), plus soap and water enemas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our shocking history
    Joan Bellingham on holiday in Brisbane After ten years of fighting, a Christchurch lesbian has finally received an apology for the more than 200 bouts of electroconvulsive therapy she was given in Princess Margaret Hospital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Apr 2011

  • Irish take on anti-bullying message
    Check out this Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: succession "problems"?
     Much controversy has surrounded Louisa Wall's elevation up the Labour Party list, and parliamentary re-entry, following the sad demise of Darren Hughes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: succession "problems"?
     Much controversy has surrounded Louisa Wall's elevation up the Labour Party list, and parliamentary re-entry, following the sad demise of Darren Hughes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students drive gay alliance at boys' school
    File picture Nelson College has created what is believed to be a first of its kind - a gay-straight alliance at a New Zealand all-boys school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Studio to turn Sexy for one night only
    Studio will be turned into a massive gay dance party on Easter Sunday as a fundraiser for HIV-support charity Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Apr 2010

  • "English Patient" hero was gay, letters show
    Claims are emerging that the World War II spy whose story inspired the Oscar-winning film The English Patient was actually gay and in love with a Nazi soldier...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "English Patient" hero was gay, letters show
    Claims are emerging that the World War II spy whose story inspired the Oscar-winning film The English Patient was actually gay and in love with a Nazi soldier...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • After something to sink your teeth into?
    A film featuring Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson ensconced in a gay love affair is set to add some extra bite to the Out Takes festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Day a big gay success
    Organisers are hailing the success of Auckland's Big Gay Day, with the weather coming out to play as much as the crowd for the inaugural event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unpleasant Paisley Swirls
    In my final piece on the forthcoming British elections, I thought I'd deal with the question of Northern Ireland and its benighted, militant fundamentalist Democratic Unionist Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Apr 2009

  • "I can't exercise, I'm too sick!"
    Exercising when you're sick? Go for it, and you might make yourself feel much better, writes GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "I can't exercise, I'm too sick!"
    Exercising when you're sick? Go for it, and you might make yourself feel much better, writes GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Bud' theatre shows will be live on internet
    A new gay-themed play on now at Wellington's BATS Theatre will be streamed live via the internet twice this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Tranny Granny' reaches pension age
    The West Coast's much-loved 'Tranny Granny' Jacquie Grant turns 65 today, and says she's "never had so much attention - I got lots of cards and pressies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six gay men confirmed killed in Iraq
    Iraq officials say six gay men - at least two of them in their teens - have been killed there in the past week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Apr 2008

  • Boobs, All Blacks and The End of the World
    When gay British author Duncan Fallowell observed in his just released book that on the whole he liked New Zealand and our way of life, and had a fine old time while he was here, he also noted a few reservations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • French fortune-teller joins Dot
    Along with cocktails and food, Ponsonby Road's most colourful bar will now offer a unique new service – clairvoyance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Special K: What is Ketamine?
    Reportedly the next recreational drug on the government's hit list after the current ban on BZP, what is ketamine? Originally developed in 1962, ketamine is commonly used as a human emergency or animal anaesthetic, often in intensive care settings or on Third World battlefields, to relieve respiratory distress, and there is some clinical evidence that it also treats alcoholism and drug addiction...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Apr 2007

  • Equal status for same-sex couples
    New rules in place this week will affect same-sex couples receiving or applying for income assistance, says Work and Income NZ (WINZ)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Apr 2006

  • Disorganised homophobia?
    First John Banks starts to rant and rave about new takatapui HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and then Challenge Weekly whines about civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weird History: Kissing the Fundament?
    In 1659, startled English Puritans were aghast to learn about a new radical political and religious sect that welcomed "Fellow Creatures" by kissing them on their posterior...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Apr 2005

  • Evangelical churches and their foray into politics
    Leigh-Anne Wiig examines the growth of evangelical style Christian churches and their foray into politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays become cannon fodder for MPs
    Gays and lesbians have continued to be political cannon fodder in the latest Parliamentary bitch-fight over the John Tamihere interview...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroes not gone, just resting
    1:20PM : Reports of the demise of the country's only gay rugby team, the Ponsonby Heroes, have been exaggerated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)
    Pope John Paul II ruled the Roman Catholic Church for a quarter-century...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby Heroes to fold
    Local gay rugby team, the Ponsonby Heroes, is folding through lack of players...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Apr 2004

  • Gay marriage "threat" say NZ bishops
    Catholic bishops in New Zealand are lobbying the government over the "gay marriage threat", determined that proposed civil union legislation should not go through Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hastings under fire again
    The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards has launched an attack on gay chief censor Bill Hastings, alleging his sexuality is affecting his ability to do his job...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National Party courts "pink" vote
    The National Party is making a bid for the "pink vote", setting up an official gay branch which held its first meeting at Auckland's Flesh bar last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sado-Maso-Christians?
    A gay perspective on Mel Gibson's gore-fest movie Passion of the Christ' by Craig Young...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Apr 1987

  • Television news report: the Australian government commits $3 million dollars to an AIDS awareness campaign (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref: F92493.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 6 Apr 1985

  • Television: McPhail and Gadsby political satire comedy skit featuring the Homosexual Law Reform Petition and Spot the Gay with Norman J (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP5748.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 6 Apr 1895

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