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Wed 14 Apr 2021

  • Former US Bachelor Colton Underwood comes out as gay
    "I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve never been in my life...
    Links: Stuff
  • Mika Haka Received $49.5K Creative NZ Grant with Charges Pending
    Links: Express
  • Queer NZ History: Autumn Blooms
    Links: Express

Tue 14 Apr 2020

  • Disney Reboots ‘DuckTales’ And Introduces Gay Dads
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Craig Watson
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Paul Patton
    Links: Express
  • New Lineup For Lockdown Live Announced
    Links: Express
  • United States: Virginia Introduces LGBTI Rights Legislation
    Links: Express

Sun 14 Apr 2019

  • 'Only writing because you're gay': Sports reporter says Rugby Australia guilty of homophobia after Israel Folau article
    An openly-gay rugby league reporter has taken a shot at Rugby Australia's response to his coverage of Israel Folau...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bridget Welsh: Brunei's imposition of harsh shariah laws part of SE Asian realignment away from the West
    There is a shift happening in Southeast Asia as a whole currently where human rights issues are not as important as they once were -- as exemplified by the new penal code that has been implemented in Brunei which could see people being stoned to death for adultery and gay sex...
    Links: RNZ
  • Interview: Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Apr 2018

  • Court: Trinidad law banning gay sex is unconstitutional
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — A court in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago has ruled that colonial-era laws banning same-sex intimacy between consenting adults are unconstitutional...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 14 Apr 2017

  • Protest in Auckland to condemn violence in Chechnya
    A protest action in Auckland next week will demand the New Zealand Government urges Russia to investigate the detention, torture and death of men perceived to be gay in Chechnya...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Apr 2016

  • Defendant "adolescent, naive, dissociated"
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris A forensic psychiatrist who worked with Leonard Nattrass-Bergquist following the death of a gay man in an Epsom motel has this morning explained how she frequently observed him in a dissociated mental state, particularly in the earlier of 24 hour-long sessions she conducted with him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Air France crew call to opt out of Iran flights
    Gay Air France flight crew are being forced to fly to Iran, much to the protest of staff, who believe they should be able to opt out of flying the carrier’s new Tehran route...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP to picket Dep. of Corrections office
    No Pride in Prisons is planning to picket the Department of Corrections Northern Regional office in Auckland to send a message that it can no longer ignore the safety of a trans woman who alleges she was raped in Whanganui men’s Prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth's big, bright, new home
    It's a little hard to find at the moment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Deregistration Game (Round II)?
    It looks as if the winding and circuitous debate about the charitable status of anti-LGBT/ New Zealand Christian Right pressure group Family First is still not yet over...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge Black to host international DJ
    Wellington’s annual gay men’s party is back next weekend and will feature international DJ Grant Cook as he makes his New Zealand debut...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Apr 2015

  • Marriage Equality Opponent Rand Paul Says Gay Couples Should Have “Contracts”...
    Links: Express
  • Hazing Mr Gay New Zealand
    I was stunned to come across video with Mr Gay New Zealand Matt Fistonich on a popular (over 23,000 ‘likes’) Love Your Condom Facebook page where he is subjected to ‘mandatory hazing to join LYC family’ being bombarded by condoms filled with water...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Apr 2014

  • I Am Divine coming to ChCh
    Out Takes is holding a screening of I Am Divine in Christchurch on 4 May to raise money for the southern leg of the event in June...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Simple protest at ‘ex-gay’ church talk
    Picture / Facebook A Bay of Islands woman left simple signs reading "Love and acceptance, not self-hate" and "Free 2 Be" on the fence of Paihia Baptist Church, where an ‘ex-gay’ man gave a talk yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans child abuser appealing deportation
    File Photo A transgender Samoan woman with convictions for indecent assault of children has been granted leave to appeal against her deportation, on humanitarian grounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 Apr 2013

  • France on cusp of marriage, adoption laws
    France’s Senate has approved a Bill that would legalise same-sex marriage and adoption, which must now be passed by the lower house to become law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality roll call
    The race is on between France and New Zealand to become the lucky 13th nation to pass laws introducing marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Apr 2012

  • Double strength
    Jan Logie and Louisa Wall Our newest lesbian MPs Labour's Louisa Wall and the Greens' Jan Logie have proven that with their powers combined, they make a formidable team...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Apr 2011

  • An open letter to the PM
    Seb Stewart (left) with Q-Youther delivering letters to the PM Dear Mr Key, I am writing to you in my capacity as the Executive Director of Q-Youth in Nelson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bryant fined by NBA for on-court gay slur
    Kobe Bryant One of the biggest stars of the NBA Kobe Bryant has been fined US $100,000 for calling a referee a "faggot", despite his protest that he didn't mean it literally...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay, 15 and living in Gore
    Surely life doesn't get much tougher for a 15-year-old New Zealander than being openly gay and living in Gore...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key "more than happy" to discuss bullying
    John Key (file photo) John Key is open to meeting with community representatives in response to their concerns about homophobic and transphobic bullying in the nation's schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nation thinks pink in anti-bullying stand
    Kevin Hague has switched his party's green for pink and Rainbow Labour is accessorising as a nationwide stand against bullying takes hold from the Beehive, to workplaces, to classrooms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt day guide
    Cupcakes OUSA Queer Support made for their Pink Shirt Day stall at Market day at Otago Uni, which include genital diverse cupcakes What's happening on Pink Shirt Day? From cupcakes to letters the awesome kids at Curious...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM's office to get hit by flurry of mail
    Seb Stewart and Q-Youther Connor putting the letters in the mail Up to 2,000 "Dear John" letters are winging their way through the postal system to the Prime Minister's office at the Beehive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Apr 2010

  • Cardinal links paedophilia to homosexuality
    Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone The Vatican's secretary of state has been slammed by gay rights groups for claiming that the Catholic church's sexual abuse crisis was linked to homosexuality and paedophilia and not celibacy among priests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Court backs gay marriage in Portugal
    Gay couples in Portugal are just one step away from the legal right to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oates on the air for your aural pleasure
    Radio and TV presenter Steven Oates has launched a radio show tailored to the queer community on new Auckland station Radio Ponsonby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oates on the air for your aural pleasure
    Radio and TV presenter Steven Oates has launched a radio show tailored to the queer community on new Auckland station Radio Ponsonby...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Apr 2009

  • 'Stone gays to death' says preacher
    All homosexuals should be stoned to death, a Muslim preacher has told a press conference in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Amnesty to protest gay killings in Iraq
    Amnesty International is to demand urgent and concerted action by the US-backed Iraqi government in the face of the killing of an estimated 25 young gay Iraqi men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Buffy and Bimbo top GayNZ.com drag poll
    A poll of over 800 GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catching up with Philip Patston
    He's gay, Kiwi, vegetarian and has a disability - he's also a comedian, consultant and social entrepreneur...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Apr 2008

  • AKL: Art show for Thursday's SoHomo night
    A showing of artworks from acclaimed local gay artist Richard Orjis - along with other random artistic surprises - will feature at this fortnight's 'Art Special' SoHomo clubbing night this Thursday on K' Road...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Apr 2007

  • 'Female-only conception is a step closer
    Women might soon be able to produce their own sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, a pioneering UK study says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fury over Howard
    AIDS charities have reacted angrily to Australian Prime Minister John Howard's opposition to HIV-positive immigrants moving to Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Hate group
    The Governor of Kansas has signed into law a bill aimed at stopping a homophobic church group from protesting at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 Apr 2006

  • Perversion Play?
    Christ was stripped, whipped, beaten up, thrown in a cesspool, and as for the crucifixion preparations, watch the soldiers closely...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Apr 2005

  • Graham Capill: A Hypocrite's History III: Threats To Children And Free Speech
    Despite a 1996 election defeat, convicted child molester and former Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill was relentless in opposition to GLBT rights, suggesting same-sex couples were a threat to children and that Christians' right to free speech was being taken away...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New "family" party launched
    There's a new "family" party on the political scene, the New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party, and they're aiming squarely at Pacific Island voters, with the full support of the Maori Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Resignation over fa'afafine incident
    The man responsible for removing fa'afafine performer Lindah Le Pou from a scheduled appearance at the Pasifika Festival minutes before she was due on stage has resigned his position with Auckland City, and the Council has issued a formal apology...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Apr 2004

  • The nonsensical opposition to Civil Unions
    In his Hard News weblog, media commentator Russell Brown puts United Future anti-Civil Unions campaign into simple perspective: "Opposition to the Civil Unions Bill is a necessary branding exercise, for United Future, hence the advertising campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wedded Blitz: Bernard Moran's Investigate Sources
    For the minority of GLBT folk who read Investigate magazine's sleazy hatchet job on MP Tim Barnett (don't rush to read it) Craig Young takes a look at its sources...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Apr 1999

  • Television news report: call to ban HIV/AIDS refugees and immigrants (New Zealand)
    One Network News, ref F40637.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 14 Apr 1985

  • A public debate is held on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill at the Wellington Town Hall (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Television current affairs: debate on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    The debate features Ian Scott, MP Fran Wilde, John Kennedy (Editor of the Tablet) and MP Geoff Braybrook. Sunday, ref F80159.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: anti gay rally held by Coalition of Concerned Citizens in Cathedral Square, Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP129399.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: National Council of Churches split over homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP129505.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: pro reformers disrupt an anti-homosexual law reform rally (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F80156.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: pro reformers disrupt an anti-homosexual law reform rally (New Zealand)
    9.20 news, ref F80158.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: gay Christians in Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP8395.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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