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Sat 10 Apr 2021

  • Episode 91 - Aristocats and Astrology
    Compass rants about Queer media and then joins Emlyn as they explain the beautiful world of Narrative Podcasts...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Episode 91 - Aristocats and Astrology
    Compass rants about Queer media and then joins Emlyn as they explain the beautiful world of Narrative Podcasts...
    Links: InsideOUT

Fri 10 Apr 2020

  • Kiwis In Self-Isolation: Melanie Payne
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Mr Bear NZ Corie Boley
    Links: Express

Wed 10 Apr 2019

  • Transgender prisoner launches hunger strike over spat with Corrections
    A transgender inmate, who is also a child sex offender, is refusing food, water and medication after a transfer delay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender prisoner on hunger strike in prison
    A convicted child sex offender and transgender prisoner has launched a hunger, thirst and medication strike after she wasn't transfered from Auckland Prison to a prison in Wellington...
    Links: RNZ
  • Opinion – Racism and White Queer Spaces
    Links: Express
  • Win Tickets to Jake Howie’s LET THEM EAT JAKE!
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Apr 2018

  • Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle says Israel Folau should have "put a positive spin on that same message" (Australia)
    Folua had earlier stated that homosexuals would go to "HELL" unless they "repent their sins".
    Links: ABC
  • The Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018 is enacted (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament.nz, Ministry of Justice
  • Folau's "gays in hell" comment backlash
    Rugby Australia is in a quandary about what to do about Warratah's player Israel Folau after expressing his Christian-based view that gay people go to hell...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay men can now apply to have historic convictions wiped
    Gay men can now apply to have historic convictions wiped In an important moment for New Zealand’s gay community men can now apply to have historical homosexual convictions wiped says Justice Minister Andrew Little...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Panel with Michele A'Court and Peter Fa'afiu (Part 2)
    Unprecedented access to electronic devices and the internet has left Gen Z bored with the whole on-line thing...
    Links: RNZ
  • Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Injured at Commonwealth Games
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Apr 2017

  • Editorial: GayNZ.com to 'retire' May 31st.
    Times change...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Apr 2015

  • A Creative Dream
    Links: Express
  • Catholic Priest Fired For Hosting Gay Sex Orgies
    Links: Express
  • Most gay men now meet partners online
    Australian research has found far more gay men are now finding long-term partners online, via apps and dating websites...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Orange is the New Black season three trailer
    The women of Litchfield will be back in June! Here is a sneak peek at what's coming in season three of the hit show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Submissions closing on GABA review
    Feedback on the Gay Auckland Business Association’s Constitutional Review closes today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Viral subway post: (read to the end!)
    Brazilian man Nelson Felippe’s Facebook post featuring this picture has been shared widely...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Apr 2014

  • 'Ex-gay' man to speak at Paihia church
    The ad in the Northern News A Paihia Church is advertising for people with “same-sex attraction issues” to come and hear the story of a man who “overcame” being gay, and has helped others do the same, this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Be true to who you are, OUTLine says
    OUTLine's Trevor Easton A glbti community support organisation says people should be true to who they are, as a Northland church advertises for people with “same-sex attraction issues” to come to talk by a man who claims he overcame being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Caluzzi and Urge cheque handover
    At this year’s LYC Big Gay Out, Urge Bar and Caluzzi Cabaret raised $13,551...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Pop!(ulism) and the Conservatives
    Like New Zealand's Conservative Party and previous fundamentalist microparties, other overseas populist parties have branded themselves as "anti-establishment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Locks of love: shaving for a cure
    Amara Jean is parting with her lovely locks for Shave For a Cure, but first she is holding a fundraiser concert this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plunket "lucky" to have "wonderful family"
    The Plunket Parent Playgroup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police confirm Sinclair killed in crash
    Police have confirmed Kelly Sinclair has been killed in a car crash in the Bay of Plenty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rowen Sullivan bill passes third reading
    A bill which will give a Rowen Sullivan both her mothers’ names on her birth certificate has passed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: College basketball player comes out
    Derrick Gordon The 'firsts' continue in American sport, with a division one college basketballer coming out – with full support from his team and university...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Lena Dunham's pride in her sister
    "I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community," Girls creator Lena Dunham has said in an acceptance speech for a pro-equality Point Horizon Award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Apr 2013

  • Africa's first traditional gay wedding
    Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol have married in South Africa, in what has been proclaimed Africa’s first 'traditional gay wedding'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • French Senate clears way for marriage
    There have been massive protests in France against the Bill, and counter-protests like this one...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man prosecuted for failing to disclose trans status
    Chris Wilson Scottish rights groups are concerned about the prosecution of a trans man for “obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud”, rather than underage sex, for having sex with one 15-year-old girl, and kissing and cuddling another...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Return of Back Benches to feature ME debate
    Back Benches host Wallace Chapman Marriage equality will be a hot topic as the pub politics show Back Benches relaunches tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore: judge upholds gay sex ban
    File photo Singapore’s High Court has dismissed a case by a gay couple who attempted to have the law which bans gay sex thrown out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Apr 2012

  • Airport welcome planned for Mr Gay World
    An airport welcoming party is being planned for Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth when he flies back into Auckland tomorrow night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Congratulations rolling in for Mr Gay World
    Andreas Derleth Auckland-based support organisation Rainbow Youth has congratulated Aucklander Andy Derleth on winning Mr Gay World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Derleth “extremely proud” after winning title
    New Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth has had time to reflect on his massive achievement, and says he feels ‘extremely proud’ to have won the title for New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay drama and emotion from Emmerdale episodes
    Aaron (left) gets romantic My mate told me to check out a gay story line of a daytime tv soap...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Apr 2011

  • Gandhi's sexuality doesn't matter – Pant
    A book claiming Gandhi (pictured above) has been banned in some Indian states Nepal's gay MP says Gandhi's legacy is what matters, rather than his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Caucus high on Labour list
    Grant Robertson has flown up the ranks since 2008 Labour has released its party list for the November election and it reflects the leaps and bounds its Rainbow Caucus members have made since the last election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • There's a new force in town ...
    Take an Auckland lesbian builder named Jinx with a penchant for breaking the rules, introduce her to a Central Otago town where the local women are over lobbying their council and have decided to build a much-needed public toilet themselves ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • There's a new force in town ...
    Take an Auckland lesbian builder named Jinx with a penchant for breaking the rules, introduce her to a Central Otago town where the local women are over lobbying their council and have decided to build a much-needed public toilet themselves ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Volunteers muck in at Mangawhai Heads
    A crew of volunteers has chipped in and spent a day helping get the property of an arson-hit lesbian couple back in order...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Apr 2010

  • Peri Te Wao profile (Wellington)
    Peri Te Wao talks about growing up and transitioning from female to male
    Features: Peri Te Wao
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Compensation for man harassed by boss
    A Christchurch man who was sexually harassed by his male boss has been awarded $2,000 in compensation by the Employment Relations Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay group allowed to contest Philippines election
    Gays in the Philippines are celebrating a Philippines Supreme Court ruling which says that has allowed gay political group Ang Ladlad to register to contest election to be held in a month's time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School balls remain a battleground
    Constance McMillen As the issue of taking same sex dates to school balls has been thrust into the spotlight in the United States, a New Zealand support group for queer youth has some advice for any students facing discrimination at school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students hound gay professor to his death
    A gay professor of modern languages at an Indian university has been found dead after being exposed by students who broke in to his home and filmed him with his partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Apr 2009

  • NYC gay pilgrimage to mark Stonewall 40th
    New York City is being marketed as a gay tourism destination as Manhattan prepares to mark 40 years since the Stonewall riots this June...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth wants your stories
    Rainbow Youth want your stories of growing up LGBT in New Zealand, for a new anti-bullying campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Apr 2008

  • A new giant 3-D shoe for Dorothy's Sister
    The team at Ponsonby Road's campiest bar will unveil a brand new giant glittering red shoe tomorrow, as a "much more fabulous" replacement for the one stolen from their roof two weeks ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Archbishop Tutu challenges anti-gay Church
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu told an international LGBT human rights group this week that it has been impossible to keep quiet "when people were frequently hounded...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Egypt: Five gays jailed for 'debauchery'
    An Egyptian court has convicted five men on charges of homosexual behaviour and sentenced them to three years in prison followed by three years of close police supervision, according to a judicial official and a defence lawyer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oz lesbian champ won't be at Beijing
    Australian legend and Olympic medalist Dawn Fraser has announced that she will not attend the Beijing Olympic Games because of the Chinese government's lack of respect for women and its treatment of Tibetan monks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Gay judge "will face wrath of God"
    A Senior minister of a Sydney Anglican parish has made an extraordinary attack on the High Court judge Michael Kirby, warning he would face the wrath of God if he remained unrepentant as a gay man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Apr 2007

  • Canada:
    A new frequency on Toronto's crowded FM radio dial is poised to make history, its backers say, by becoming the country's first commercial radio station aimed at gays and lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On Stage: Corner of 4am and Cuba
    With his purple hair, green fingernails and a daring playfulness, schoolboy Jeff added his own colour to Wellington's Cuba Street milieu...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: "Discrimination must end" - Archbishop
    Church discrimination against women and gay people must end, the Archbishop of Wales has said in his Easter message...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Apr 2005

  • Editorial: Not One Of Us
    "There's safety in numbers, when you learn to divide How can we be in, if there is no outside? All shades of opinion, feed an open mind But your values are twisted, let us help you unwind You may look like we do, talk like we do But you know how it is You're not one of us Not one of us No, you're not one of us" - Peter Gabriel, Not One Of Us, 1980 The sound of people swapping shoes from one foot to the other could be heard across the nation after fundamentalist Christian journalist Ian Wishart belatedly released further comments from the infamous Tamihere interview this Sunday, in which the boorish Labour MP decries the Holocaust, saying he's "sick and tired of hearing how many Jews got gassed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lobby groups demand release of Fiji men
    There are calls across Australia and New Zealand for pressure to be put on the Fijiian government to release two men, one of whom was an Australian tourist, who received two-year prison sentences this week for having consensual gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Apr 2004

  • Historian's legacy for GandL New Zealanders
    Just days ago Michael King and his wife were killed in a horrific car accident...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Where is New Zealand GandL social history?
    In 2003, Annemarie Jagose and Peter Wells wrote excellent "other Victorian" gay historical novels...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Apr 2002

  • ACC Saga continues - Get your votes in
    Aucklanders should closely observe their conservative-dominated council and bear Banks and Co...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Apr 1984

  • Customs officials raid Gay's the Word bookstore (London, United Kingdom)
    The raid was named Operation Tiger and the bookstore was subsequently charged with conspiring to import indecent literature.

Mon 10 Apr 1978

  • Television news report: author Shere Hite visits New Zealand to promote her book The Hite Report (New Zealand)
    Ref TZP27385.
    Links: TVNZ

Thu 10 Apr 1890

  • Maata Mahupuku is born (New Zealand)
    Mahupuku was later a lover of Katherine Mansfield.
    Links: Te Ara

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