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Mon 12 Apr 2021

  • Gay Dating: Is That Your Boyfriend Or Your Brother?
    Links: Express
  • Support Group for Parents of LGBT Children Setting up in Timaru
    Links: Express
  • UK Drag Race’s Baga Chipz Hounded by Trolls Following Tweet on...
    Links: Express

Fri 12 Apr 2019

  • Folau's career hangs in the balance after meeting
    Israel Folau's rugby bosses have met with the under-seige player, but are still intent on sacking him following his social media post that said gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Groundbreaking local webseries in production
    A powerful new local web-series has wrapped principal photography this month, offering genuine representation of Aotearoa’s transgender community in both performative and production roles...
    Links: Scoop
  • Israel Folau was a poster boy for gay rugby's biggest tournament
    Plenty of irony as Wallabies star condemning gays to hell once helped front their rugby world championship...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau was once the poster boy for a gay rugby tournament
    Israel Folau was once the poster boy for the world's biggest gay rugby tournament, but his career is now likely over because of a string of anti-homosexual online posts...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Israel Folau was once the poster boy for a gay rugby tournament
    Israel Folau was once the poster boy for the world's biggest gay rugby tournament, but his career is now likely over because of a string of anti-homosexual online posts...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hundreds Protest Gay Execution Law Outside Hotel Owned By Brunei’s Sultan
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Apr 2018

  • Kyle MacDonald: Why Israel Folau's gay comment is hate speech
    As a one-eyed All Black fan and rugby tragic, I don't generally like Australian Rugby players...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 12 Apr 2017

  • Christian Rock Music Video Features Gay Kiss in Church
    Links: Express
  • Gay men flee Chechnya as others are tortured
    Gay men are beginning to flee Chechnya as Russian activists say more than 100 gay men are being held in a detention centre, some even tortured...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Apr 2016

  • ‘Bully Tactics’: Republican Hypocrisy
    Links: Express
  • Bruce Kilmister to Chair Expansive New Body Positive Board
    Links: Express
  • Fake Prince Joel Morehu-Barlow Still 8.5 Million in Debt
    Links: Express
  • The UK Government and Anal Sex
    Links: Express
  • Defense seeks to eliminate the word 'gay'
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris As the defense seeks to avoid the use of the word 'gay' the troubled backgrounds of the two young men accused of murdering gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris emerged in court as the defense court has got under way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fake ‘prince’ still owes millions.
    The New Zealand gay man who conned Queensland Health out of more than $20million and lived a lavish lifestyle, claiming to be Tahitian royalty, is due for parole this December and still owes millions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillman-Harris "obsessed" with "str8, broke" boys
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris The defense in the trial for the murder of gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris has this morning presented a scenario in which a predatory Gillman-Harris groomed the two accused youths for several days, plying them with alcohol, cigarettes and transport until he sexually assaulted one of them in an Epsom, Auckland motel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK concerned more young people are trying anal
    The UK Government say they are concerned that more many young people are trying anal sex and are pushing for pornography to be regulated...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Apr 2015

  • Glenda - Butch on Butch (Lower Hutt)
    Glenda talks about growing up in a single-parent household in the 1950s, homosexual law reform and identifying as an effeminate lesbian feminist.
    Features: Glenda Gale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Paul profile (Wellington)
    Paul talks about growing up in Australia in the 1950s, sex work in New York City, cruising Rudolf Nureyev, serving beer to Marlene Dietrich, modeling in Vogue and being HIV+ since 1983.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lick Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Review: Stroppy Old Women
    Links: Express
  • Swanky Lunch Bargains!
    Links: Express
  • Zakk d’Larte’s 21st
    Links: Express
  • Obituary: Vern Keller
    The following obituary is based on recollections of Vern Keller's life as voiced at his funeral yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trailer: Grace and Frankie
    In upcoming Netflix show Grace and Frankie, characters played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin find out their husbands are in love with each other! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Apr 2014

  • Concern remains about prison abuse risk
    A youth-led group pushing for change in the criminal justice system remains worried about the risk of abuse of the rights of transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Apr 2013

  • French senate backs adoption reforms
    France’s senate has approved adoption reforms, hot on the heels of voting in favour of introducing marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miles likely to have died from brain injury
    A pathologist says gay Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles probably died from a brain injury, after laying on a couch for several hours after the beating which ultimately claimed his life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes film fest to spread wings
    File photo New Zealand’s GLBTI film festival will run for longer than usual this year, which organisers say is to make room for “some amazing queer films”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Apr 2012

  • Flags are flown at half-mast in memory of Corporal Douglas Hughes
    Flags are flown at half-mast on the final day of his tangi. Hughes committed suicide in Afghanistan shortly after being questioned about a situation with a subordinate soldier.
    Links: MCH
  • Logie and Wall's work in Uganda unveiled
    Jan Logie and Louisa Wall The hard work two New Zealand lesbian MPs put in to take a stand against a Draconian anti-gay bill in Uganda has been revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No crime found in Houston’s death
    Beverly Hills police have found no signs a crime occurred, following their investigation into the death of Whitney Houston...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The smile's genuine
    His face may hurt from smiling so much, but Auckland’s Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth still can’t wipe the grin off his face after returning home laden with trophies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Apr 2011

  • Goff ducks for cover over potential apology
    Labour Leader Phil Goff "hopes" Damien O'Connor will apologise to the party caucus Phil Goff is hopeful the MP he describes as "sometimes a little hot headed" will apologise to the Labour caucus over his comments about the selection of the party list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Group takes action for fired trans-man
    El’Jai Devoureau A lobby group is taking a New Jersey company to court, in a landmark case, after a trans-man was fired from a male-only job...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton film night to show US doco
    A film which looks at "how insightful people of faith handle the realisation of having a gay child" will be screened at the University of Waikato in Hamilton on Wednesday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Modern Family and Glee nab GLAAD awards
    Modern Family and Glee have shared the honours for best comedy series at the GLAAD Media Awards in the Los Angeles ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • O'Connor apologises for "gaggle" quip
    Damien O'Connor Damien O'Connor has apologised to the Labour caucus for his choice of words, in claiming the party's list is dominated by a "gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists", but it's unclear if he apologised for the sentiment...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Apr 2010

  • Beyer considers Masterton mayoralty bid
    After a three-year break from the world of politics, Georgina Beyer is considering running for mayor of Masterton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mardis Gras parade/party split led to loss
    Sydney Mardis Gras organisers have conceded holding this year's parade and party on separate weekends led to loss of around AU$400,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: MOS Electro House Sessions 3
    It's not often I hear a cd that makes me want dance in an incredibly over-the-top fashion on my kitchen bench on a Sunday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Apr 2009

  • The domain pridenz.com is registered (New Zealand)
  • AUS: Archbishop backs Pope on condoms
    The Pope's controversial claim that condoms worsen the spread of HIV and AIDS has been supported by the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Recession Versus Raunch?
    "DVD sales are down, and performer wages have dropped" In the United States, the gay male erotic entertainment industry is suffering in the current economic climate - but it may not be the recession itself that's to blame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Recession Versus Raunch?
    "DVD sales are down, and performer wages have dropped" In the United States, the gay male erotic entertainment industry is suffering in the current economic climate - but it may not be the recession itself that's to blame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender workshops in Palmerston North
    In conjunction with the Assume Nothing exhibition on display at Palmerston North's Te Manawa gallery, the Human Rights Commission is offering free workshops for and about transgender people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Apr 2008

  • DVD review: 9 Dead Gay Guys
    Only in it for the money: Kenny best customer gets fucked to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Living with HIV long-term raises concerns
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Night of drag stars honoured ill Bambi
    K' Road's Crest hotel's ground floor bar was packed into the early hours of this morning as dozens of Auckland's drag sisters appeared dressed to the nines and took their turns on stage to pay tribute and fundraise for their seriously ill friend, long-time diva entertainer Darren Taylor AKA 'Bambi Slut'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Schwarzenegger has gay marriage rethink
    California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says that if an initiative to ban gay marriage qualifies for ballot this November, he's prepared to fight it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Apr 2007

  • Corner 4am and Cuba by Ronald Trifero Nelson premieres, Wellington

  • There are only a couple of days to go before Imerst nightclub holds their first Mr Gay Wellington Competition, with club management saying they're “well and truly prepared for a sensational night”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton: Next Door Bar 'reopening soon'
    Hamilton's Next Door Bar management are hopeful their beloved LGBT nightclub will reopen within weeks, following progress in negotiations with Hamilton City Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Our very own Da Vinci Code?
    Naked messiah found with naked disciple in steamy mansex 'initiation' in Gethsemane garden shock horror probe! Welcome back to the 'Gay Jesus' debate, readers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Roseanne
    American comedian Roseanne Barr has come under fire for saying on her radio show that gay people are too self absorbed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sweden:Neo-Nazi convicted of gay-bashing
    The leader of a neo-Nazi group in southern Sweden has been jailed for three months for an attack on the local headquarters of gay rights group RFSL in Kristianstad...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gays more prone to eating disorders
    Gay and bisexual men may be at far higher risk for eating disorders than heterosexual men, while women seem to be equally affected regardless of their sexual orientation, a new study from New York suggests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Apr 2006

  • Sturm case "disturbing, homophobic"
    A jury verdict which found Auckland bar owner Philip Sturm guilty on charges of stupefaction and violation, has wide-ranging implications relating to social behaviour, drug use and sexuality, according to gay social commentator David Herkt, who has followed the progress of the case with interest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Apr 2005

  • "His wife turned up and rear-ended my car!"
    I've been bonking with a guy for a couple of months but last week as I left his house his wife(!) returned home and purposely rear-ended my car as I was leaving...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former Capill adviser quotes gay abuse claims
    A former policy adviser for convicted child molester and former Christian Heritage leader Graham Capill says all Christians should not be held responsible for those actions, in a column which also quotes a claim that gays are more likely to molest children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What Transsexuality Is: Definition, Cause, and History
    INTRODUCTION: Transsexuality, also termed 'Gender Dysphoria' is now reaching the point of being reasonably well understood, though many myths and general foolishness about the subject still abound...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Apr 2004

  • Gay taxpayers pay for antigay ad
    Gay and lesbian taxpayers have footed the bill for a United Future newspaper advertisement that attacks civil unions as “gay marriage” and accuses the government of “pink think”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The games we play
    The games we play: soccer, rugby, netball and swimming No, Virginia, sex is not strictly speaking a sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Apr 1985

  • A public meeting is held on the North Shore to debate homosexual law reform (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Television news report: church groups support homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Features interviews with Reverend Peter Beck and Geoff Hill. Eyewitness news, ref F80139.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: public meetings are held on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with MP Geoff Braybrooke and reports on the Council of Churches voting in favour of reform. 6.30pm news Top Half, ref F57595.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news: interview with Freddie Mercury and Queen (New Zealand)
    Ref TZM4869 and TZM4870.
    Links: TVNZ (1), TVNZ (2)
  • Television: gay activist Peter Wall interviewed about the meeting of opponents to homosexual law reform, which he disrupted (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP134039.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: interview with rock group Queen before their Auckland concert (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP448217.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: National Council of Churches executive meeting will discuss homosexual law reform (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP129576.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 12 Apr 1976

  • Television feature: Big Brother, Little Sister by Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand)
    Winners and Losers, ref TZD569.
    Links: TVNZ

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