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Sun 11 Apr 2021

  • HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA ARE ON THE COVID PRIORITY LIST,...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Night At The Museum
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Wellington’s Biggest Rainbow Weekend
    Links: Express

Sat 11 Apr 2020

  • British Porn Actor Unlocks OnlyFans Account for Health Workers During Coronavirus...
    Links: Express

Thu 11 Apr 2019

  • Israel Folau condemned by gay rugby icon Gareth Thomas and other stars
    The Wallabies fullback has been criticised by players around the world for his homophobic attack...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau faces wrath of Rugby Australia after resuming anti-gay social media posts
    Rugby Australia says integrity unit is involved after rugby superstar made "unacceptable" comments about gay people...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau under fire again for homophobic comments
    The Australian rugby player Israel Folau's under fire - again - for another social media post saying homosexuals are going to hell...
    Links: RNZ
  • Midday Sports News for 11 April 2019
    Rugby Australia has confirmed its investigating the latest anti gay comments made by Wallabies star Israel Folau, who warned on social media 'sinners' are destined for hell...
    Links: RNZ
  • National Party MP's petition dangerous to Kiwi kids
    A petition accepted today by National Party MP Jo Hayes, endorsing abhorrent fringe views on sexuality and gender diversity education in schools, is dangerous to young New Zealanders...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Front Page podcast: Rugby stars speak out in solidarity with the gay community
    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Israel Folau Resumes Anti-Gay Social Media Posts
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau’s Rugby Contract to be Terminated
    Links: Express
  • Kenyan LGBTI Activist Refused Asylum into South Africa Unless He Can...
    Links: Express
  • Tasmania Makes Listing Gender on Birth Certificates Optional
    Links: Express
  • Will and Grace Star Announces New Animated Gay Series for Netflix
    Links: Express

Wed 11 Apr 2018

  • Clarity sought from PNG govt over HIV drugs shortage
    Papua New Guinea is running critically short on anti-retroviral drugs, according to an advocacy group for people living with HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel Folau relationship with Rugby Australia sours following gay hate speech
    ANALYSIS: The relationship between Rugby Australia and its highest-paid player, Israel Folau, has soured following a meeting at which he insisted he would not be backing away from his social media remarks that gay people were going to "hell unless they repent of their sins and turn to God"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Should friends tell their friends when they spot their partner up to no good?
    What would you do if you were approached by a friend's husband on an online dating app for sex?That's the conundrum of a friend of mine after he was privately messaged by the husband of an acquaintance on gay application Grindr...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Review: Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow make Rock Great Again
    Links: Express

Tue 11 Apr 2017

  • GayNZ to “Retire” 31 May
    Links: Express
  • It’s Just Locker Room Talk
    Links: Express
  • Sir Ian McKellen Reflects on Growing up Gay in Britain
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Apr 2016

  • Colombia the Latest Latin American Country to Have Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Māori Advisory Group Makes Way For New Leadership
    Links: Express
  • American (Wrong) Way
    In the United States, several US states have passed either service provider discrimination or anti-transgender legislation recently...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chile Bans Intersex Surgery
    Since I reported on the recent legislative ban on infantile intersex 'remedial' surgery in Malta last year, there have been some important concurrent and subsequent developments- one in Germany, one in Chile...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Co-accused was crying days after motel attack
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Leonard Nattrass-Bergquist was seen crying and stressed in the period between an attack on gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris and when he was arrested four day later...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA to become Rainbow Auckland
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has voted to change its name to Rainbow Auckland following an overwhelming vote in favour of the decision at the recent AGM...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillman-Harris died of multiple blows to head
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Ihaia Gillman-Harris, the gay man who died hours after being beaten up in an Auckland motel unit, received an estimated six blows to the head causing multiple fractures, according to a witness in the High Court this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Husband's ashes almost confiscated at airport
    The British man, whose husband died while on honeymoon in Australia and who then had the state of South Australia refuse to recognise their marriage, has had airport officials in Hong Kong attempt to confiscate his late husband’s ashes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Māori advisory group step down from role
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation Māori advisory group have announced they are stepping down, saying it is time for new leadership...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Apr 2015

  • The Hot New Asian in Ponsonby!
    Links: Express
  • Tears, laughter farewell NZAF stalwart
    In a service which ran the emotional spectrum from deep sorrow through to warm laughter NZ AIDS Foundation librarian and researcher Vern Keller was farewelled this afternoon after dying of a heart attack at Easter weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Apr 2014

  • "My mum has no longer been erased"
    The Sullivan-Shields family Rowen Sullivan says she's very excited to be getting a birth certificate with both her mums on it, and feels lucky to live in a country where the change was possible...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay former employee suing Am Cup
    Larry Jacobson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague, on standing up to Colin Craig
    Green MP and rainbow issues spokesman Kevin Hague discusses why his party is standing up to Colin Craig: "Allowing Colin Craig to win would have a profound chilling effect on the freedom to speak out and defend our values...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague, on standing up to Colin Craig
    Green MP and rainbow issues spokesman Kevin Hague discusses why his party is standing up to Colin Craig: "Allowing Colin Craig to win would have a profound chilling effect on the freedom to speak out and defend our values...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Monae and Kimbra announce Akl show
    Janelle Monáe has announced a shared concert with New Zealand’s Kimbra in Auckland next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tom Hamilton: A complaint to the NZ Herald
    This morning I was grabbing a coffee before work and had the pleasure of reading the NZ Herald's opinion piece by Bob McCroskie, and that was the start of a ruined day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth Outgames scholarship up for grabs
    Rainbow Youth is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a New Zealander aged 27 or under who wants to compete at the Asia Pacific Outgames in Darwin next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Apr 2013

  • Rex Halliday profile (Auckland)
    Rex Halliday talks about early HIV AIDS prevention programmes in New Zealand and establishing the Hero party and festival.
    Features: Rex Halliday
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Liberace film to play in NZ movie theatres
    Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra The Liberace biopic that was “too gay” for US movie studios will be released in New Zealand theatres...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality law passed in Uruguay
    Uruguay has become the third country in South America to introduce marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Referenda:Family First's Post-Materialist Delusion
    The Christian Right was feeling very depressed about the whole marriage equality debacle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trustees sought for AKL Pride Fest board
    The Auckland Pride Festival Board needs two new Trustees, and is particularly looking for people with financial management, accounting, sponsorship and marketing skills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Apr 2012

  • 8.55PM: Mr Gay World's plane touches down at Ak
    8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 9.35PM: Cheers and hugs greet NZ's Mr Gay World
    Andreas Derleth and partner Tom Linn head through the arrivals area 9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Excitement building for Derleth's return
    Excitement is building for the triumphant return of Mr Gay World to Auckland tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobes repressing sexuality, study finds
    A new study has found a link between people with homophobic attitudes and a repressed attraction to the same-sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ MPs lead charge against hateful Ugandan bill
    Jan Logie, Louisa Wall and Tau Henare Two of New Zealand’s lesbian MPs and an outspoken National MP have played a key part in an international push to urge Ugandan leaders to get rid of the nation's proposed anti-gay legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Apr 2011

  • "Gaggle of gays" comment dismissed
    Damien O'Connor Damien O'Connor's "gaggle of gays" comment over the Labour Party list is being dismissed as an election ploy which simply shows up his homophobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Afghanistan: The Deadly Mosaic?
    What is New Zealand still doing in Afghanistan? And what is the situation that prevails amongst its gay inhabitants? Afghanistan is a failed state...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Britain lifts blood ban, but with a strict condition
    Britain is lifting a ban on gay men giving blood, as long as they have not had sex for the past ten years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • For my homies
    We're adding some new writers to our stable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • List drawn up by "gaggle of gays" says MP
    Labour MP Damien O'Connor has made a bitter swipe at his own party's new list, saying it was drawn up by ''self-serving unionists and a gaggle of gays''...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP "sometimes engages mouth before brain"
    There's little surprise from some quarters at the "gaggle of gays" outburst from one of Labour's more conservative MPs Damien O'Connor, who is described as someone who sometimes speaks before he thinks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Apr 2010

  • Conservatives promise to wipe gay sex convictions
    The leader of the UK's Conservative Party David Cameron is pledging to erase the historic convictions of all those found guilty of consensual gay sex if his party is elected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lance Bass backs gay-friendly prom
    Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass is sponsoring a gay-friendly prom in Mississippi after a lesbian teenager was tricked into attending a "fake prom" earlier this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs' art features in GLBT exhibition
    Works by two gay MPs are part of a fundraising art exhibition which opens in Wellington on Monday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Apr 2009

  • Anger over Polish zoo's "gay elephant"
    A Polish politician has criticised his local zoo for buying an elephant who appears to have homosexual tendencies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Apr 2008

  • "Fans would accept a gay Bond" - 007 star
    James Bond star Daniel Craig says he's open-minded to the idea of his womanising superspy 007 character finding himself in bed with a man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We're making K' Road safer"
    Barbara Holloway loves the diversity of K' Road "I was actually up at 5am this morning thinking of all the reasons why the gay community is so important to us," Barbara Holloway tells me as we sit sipping coffee in nearby Beresford Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV positive NZers leading better lives
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Apr 2007

  • 61% of gays think Blair
    A damning opinion poll on Tony Blair's decade as Prime Minister has produced a few positive results, among them the finding that nearly two-thirds of people think Britain is a better country for LGB people to live in...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Apr 2006

  • "Wigorama" event announced
    This year's cancelled Wigs on the Waterfront event has been reborn as Wigorama, an indoor evening show to be held at Family Bar on Monday 24 April...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay sex and drugs charges: Sturm guilty
    Former Auckland restauranteur Philip Sturm's retrial on sex and drugs charges has resulted in six convictions for drugging and sexually violating men, and seven acquittals on similar counts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homosexuality: Pt. 3 - Pink sperm and designer babies
    To what extent does our biological understanding of sexual orientiation now inform our ability to critically assess the issue of gay sperm donation What about the wider issues of queer rights, or whether or not parents could or should choose the sexuality of their children? From the outset we need to dispel this fallacy inherent in the queer rights movement that the ‘natural' status of homosexuality, or for that matter transsexuality which I do not deal with here, somehow lends weight to quest for legal and civil rights for queer people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Volunteers needed for safe sex programme
    The AIDS Foundation is seeking volunteers for Team Safe Sex, a new initiative visitng gay bars, venues, events, chat rooms and internet dating sites to promote HIV awareness, challenge risky behaviour and encourage safe sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Apr 2005

  • ACT runs "cabal of homosexuals" poll
    The ACT party is conducting an online poll this week to see how many of its supporters agree with some of Labour MP John Tamihere's anti-gay outbursts, and say they will send the results to the NZ Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Graham Capill: A Hypocrite
    From 1993-96, then Christian Heritage leader and now self-confessed child molester Graham Capill built a power base as a religious politician, courting the media and labelling homosexuality a threat to children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington mayor to celebrate civil union
    The mayor of Wellington is set to be the celebrant at one of the first same-sex civil unions in early May...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Apr 2004

  • Carson leaves NZAF after 13 years
    The NZAF's deputy director Anne Carson has announced her resignation after 13 years in the position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defending Tim Barnett
    A couple of months back I defended the Mormon Church from a slimy attack by the far Left "columnist" Barbara Sumner Burstyn of the Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett under attack
    The magazine which last year alleged PM Helen Clark was a closet lesbian determined to socially re-engineer New Zealand society has now turned its sights on openly gay Labour MP Tim Barnett, comparing him to Lenin and accusing him of ulterior motives in pushing civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Fair co-organiser Jeff Montgomery
    Jeff Montgomery, Co-organiser of, and spokesperson for, the 2004 Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Apr 1987

  • The Awhina Clinic opens (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The HIV/AIDS clinic is later renamed the Awhina Centre.

Thu 11 Apr 1985

  • Television current affairs: studio discussion on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    The discussion features Reverend Richard Flinn and Peter Wall from the Gay Task Force. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57594.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: almost three million dollars dedicated by the Government to AIDS research (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13091.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: gay activists disrupt meeting of anti-reform activists (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP134033.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Government funding to combat the spread of AIDS and a look at the nationwide debate over homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Two news reports - the first details new Government funding to combat the spread of AIDS. The second report looks at homosexual law reform and features an interview with MP Graeme Lee. Eyewitness news, ref F80137.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: Ministry of Defence want the Armed Forces exempt from the proposed Homosexual Law Reform Bill's provisions (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP114112.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: new government funding for AIDS research programme (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17894.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Norman Jones and fellow anti-reform petitioners clashes with gay activists (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13083.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Government announces funding for a blood screening program to combat the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)

Tue 11 Apr 1972

  • Gay Day takes place in Albert Park - the first public action of Gay Liberation Front Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The action was followed by doing radio and television interviews (for the Gallery programme)

Tue 11 Apr 1967

  • Stanley Waipouri is born (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    Waipouri was killed in Palmerston North in 2006.
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Apr 1935

  • Entrepreneur Tony Katavich is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Katavich would later create the OUT! business empire with Brett Sheppard.
    Links: GayNZ

Mon 11 Apr 1910

  • Artist Toss Woollaston is born (Stratford, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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