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Thu 21 Apr 2022

  • Australian Study Shows Majority Of Female Athletes Support Trans Women Competing...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Family Bar is Back!
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: G.A.Y Auckland Returns
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Taranaki Pride’s Rainbow Family Day
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Apr 2021

  • Experts hope reforms will help 'crisis' in access to trans healthcare
    About two-thirds of trans men can’t access chest reconstruction where they live, for instance, but there's now hope for better services...
    Links: Stuff
  • Jacquie Grant Harassment and Dead-Naming Ordeal Comes to a Close
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Apr 2020

  • COVID-19 Makes The Bag Of Woes Heavier For Marginalized Populations
    Shobha Shukla – CNS Agenda 2030 is a commitment by all countries to achieve sustainable development by 2030 for all, ensuring that no one is left behind, including marginalised communities like LGBT and sex workers...
    Links: Scoop
  • Sport: Fiji's Kean steps down during World Rugby investigation
    Fiji Rugby's Chairman has been removed from the World Rugby Council and withdrawn from the race for positions on the international body's Executive Committee following allegations of homophobia...
    Links: RNZ
  • World Rugby investigating Fiji chairman over homophobia allegations
    World Rugby has begun an investigation into the chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), which has backed Sir Bill Beaumont's bid for re-election as boss of the world game...
    Links: RNZ
  • ‘Lockdown’ Goes ‘Live’ For Third Week
    Links: Express
  • Grindr Users Flouting Lockdown Restriction Rules
    Links: Express
  • New York’s 2020 Pride Events Officially Cancelled
    Links: Express
  • Study Shows that Supportive Adults Are Key In Reducing HIV Among...
    Links: Express

Sun 21 Apr 2019

  • What we missed in Rugby Australia's homophobia scandal
    Today, Israel Folau's views on the LGBTI community are shockingly clear — according to the controversial rugby star, "hell awaits" them and other "sinners"...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 21 Apr 2017

  • Pornhub Unleashes The Trouser Snake
    Links: Express
  • The Cost of Change: How Far Would You Go?
    Links: Express
  • Youth Suicide: Time For A Change
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Apr 2016

  • Auckland Uni to hold Pride Week next week
    Auckland University’s student association is hosting a Pride Week next week, including its very own Mardi Gras party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge: "Character" and "credibility" are at issue
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Jurors must assess the credibility of evidence given by the only defendant to take the stand in the trial of two young men charged with murdering gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris, but they must also assess Gillman-Harris's character, the jury has been told...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Part One: Surrogacy, at home and abroad.
    Green MP, Kevin Hague currently has a Bill in the house that touches on issues of surrogacy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK warns LGBTI travellers who wish to travel to US
    The UK Foreign Office is now warning LGBTI tourists who plan to travel to North Carolina and Mississippi in light of the new anti-gay laws in both states...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Apr 2015

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: I’m In Love With a Married Man...
    Links: Express
  • France and Vatican Still in Deadlock over Gay Ambassador Appointment
    Links: Express
  • Live Review: Ricky Martin’s Still Got It
    Links: Express
  • Photos: Ricky Martin at Vector Arena
    Links: Express
  • Tonga Set to Outlaw Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Kevin Hague on Why He Wants to be Green Party...
    Links: Express
  • Weekend at Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • No more HIV case complainants expected
    The police prosecutor in charge of the case against an Auckland man charged with infecting another man with HIV says the police are confident no further alleged victims will emerge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nominations open for Akl youth awards
    File Photo Nominations are open for Auckland Council awards which celebrate young people, youth workers and youth organisations making positive contributions to their communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam Smith takes in "beautiful" Piha
    Sam Smith has been checking out Piha, and is clearly enraptured with the iconic West Auckland beach...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suppression remains to protect complainant
    Auckland District Court Name suppression for the Auckland man accused of of infecting another man with HIV will continue until at least the end of the month, due to concerns the trial might not proceed if he is publicly identified...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tonga set to ban same-sex marriage
    Tonga will explicitly ban same-sex marriage, so it can keep churches happy when it ratifies the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination on Women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Apr 2014

  • Life in jail for gay-hating killer mother
    Jessica Dutro An American mother who beat her four-year-old son to death because he ‘walked and talked gay’ will spend at least 25 years behind bars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Trailer
    Just to help you get through to June, here is a trailer for the next season of the brilliant Orange Is The New Black! Eeek!  GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Aussie sport's anti-homophobia ad
    Australia’s biggest sporting codes have signed a pledge to eliminate homophobia and promote inclusiveness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day funds drop considerably
    The 2013 World AIDS Day appeal raised just $17,600, well down on the more than $30,000 it has raked in each year since 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Apr 2013

  • Greens call on Govt to can HRC funding freeze
    Jan Logie The Green Party is urging the Government to reverse its decision to freeze funding for the Human Rights Commission, which is proposing cutting 15 per cent of its staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Magic marriage equality moments
    There was a lot to love on the night of Wednesday 17 April, as New Zealand voted for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watchdog turfs out another Powershop complaint
    Yet another complaint about Powershop's billboard showing the Pope blessing a gay couple has been discarded...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Apr 2012

  • A rather limited welcome...
    Rev...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presbyterians turn deaf ear to inclusiveness calls
    Rev...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waikato Candlelight Memorial organisers sought
    The national coordinators of this year's Candlelight Memorial Services, to be held around the country on Sunday May 20th, are hoping someone will come forward in Hamilton or the Waikato to organise a commemorative event there...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Apr 2011

  • Angry Texas dad accused of double killing
    Norma Hurtado and her mother were shot dead A Texas man allegedly killed his daughter's girlfriend and the girl's mother because he was angry that his daughter was in a lesbian relationship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hate crime charges laid in Clementi case
    Tyler Clementi took his own life after being filmed having sex A Rutgers University student who allegedly used a webcam to spy on two men having sex is facing hate crime charges, in a case which brought a huge level of attention to gay suicides...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian comedian up for top comedy award
    Billy T nominee Urzila Carlson Lesbian comedian Urzila Carlson is heading into a set of shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival armed with a nomination for the prestigious Billy T Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gay leader off to help in Japan
    Sam Johnson Gay community leader Sam Johnson is heading to Japan where he will help set up a Japanese version of the volunteer army he created in Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Apr 2010

  • Awards night marks decade of Wigs on Waterfront
    Turning a disappointment into an opportunity the organisers of Auckland's annual Wigs on the Waterfront drag fundraiser have announced a cocktail party and awards night to be held on Sunday June 6th...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cautious approach to HIV post-exposure treatment
    HIV agencies advise caution over an expensive drug treatment programme which may stop the development of HIV infection in those exposed to the virus and could become funded in New Zealand as early as July 1st...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cautious approach to HIV post-exposure treatment
    HIV agencies advise caution over an expensive drug treatment programme which may stop the development of HIV infection in those exposed to the virus and could become funded in New Zealand as early as July 1st...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chained White House protesters arrested
    Washington DC police have arrested gay rights protestors who were opposing President Obama's slowness to act on policy regarding gays in the military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Wrongs?
    There are certain gay individuals who cause us to avert our gaze in shame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Leatherman to launch new trust in Auckland
    Josh Burrows Mr Australia and New Zealand Leatherman title-holder Josh Burrows is coming to Auckland next month to launch the Brookes Trust in NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mt Everest available for same sex unions
    Nepal, the tiny country which was close to the heart of Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary, is hoping to tempt same-sex couples to get married on the world’s highest mountain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen can now wear 'gay gay' t-shirt to school
    A Tennessee high school student can now wear his I Love Lady Gay Gay t-shirt to school after he was sent home for being "disruptive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teens accused of kicking gay man to death
    Two teenage girls are on trial in London, accused of kicking a 62-year-old gay man to death in Trafalgar Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Apr 2009

  • 'Strange' Anatomies
    When one investigates LGBTI anatomies, transgender and intersex bodies aren't the only surprises awaiting us in the past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellen phones her Kiwi fans
    Anything's possible is this crazy world of new media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd's fortnightly Sohomo events to finish
    Auckland's regular alternative gay clubbing night will end this month, with its promoter telling GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT Domestic Violence: Advice from OUTLine NZ
    Recent discussions on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Live blogging during the Dancing with the Stars final
    We're joining the Rainbow Youth crew at Auckland's lovely Langham Hotel tonight to watch Tamati Coffey and Samantha Hitchcock take to the dancefloor in the final episode of TVOne's Dancing with the Stars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss USA girl booed for marriage view
    Controversial Hollywood gay blogger Perez Hilton was on the judging panel on Sunday at the Miss USA pageant - and Miss California's response to his question about gay marriage prompted an emotional audience reaction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamati wins "for gays around New Zealand"
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Apr 2008

  • 'Supermarket' club will be reborn as 'Envy'
    After twenty months' service as a gay and mixed venue, the club downstairs from Family bar at 270 Karangahape Road in Auckland will close this weekend for a complete refurbishment and rebrand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cruisers attacked in inner-city Auckland park
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's 'all out' on K' Road for ANZAC Eve
    With the Wigarama night of charity drag shows, a live band at SoHomo, and two dance parties, ANZAC Eve this Thursday night looks set to be a huge gay night of events on Auckland's K' Road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UNICEF backs off Tongan HIV role claim
    UNICEF, which carries out the United Nations HIV and AIDS work in the South Pacific, has today backed down from over-stating its role in the drafting of what it then incorrectly claimed is Tonga's first HIV Strategy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Apr 2007

  • AUS: Call to stamp out HIV
    A Melbourne man who fantasised about contracting HIV before actually being infected by the virus speaks of a gay subculture in which infection is seen as ‘desirable'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ketamine link to
    ‘Gaydar' co-founder Gary Frisch "yelled ‘Waheey' and somersaulted off the balcony" the night he jumped to his death, an inquest has heard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Apr 2006

  • "Light, bright" venue news sheet launched
    A new full colour gay news publication has been launched today in gay venues throughout New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Apr 2005

  • Beyer: GLBT backlash in full swing
    Progress toward equal rights for the GLBT community in law are seeing a redneck backlash, and we'd better be prepared to stand up and take it, says Labour MP Georgina Beyer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero planning session for 2006 Festival
    Date announced for HERO Strategic Planning Day to include input from as much of the community as possible for 2006! HERO Strategic Planning Day moved to 21st May 2005: "To align HERO with community expectations, and to be able to Maximize visibility of the HERO brand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Newman's gay agenda "scaremongering"
    ACT MP Muriel Newman's talk of a homosexual agenda and employers being forced to fill a homosexual employee quota is classic scaremongering, says Labour MP Tim Barnett...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safety In Schools for Queers
    A campaign to make schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and teachers will be launched at a national conference in Wellington, 11 and 12 June 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Apr 2004

  • Read bill first, Catholic Church told
    A Wellington organisation representing gay and lesbian professionals has criticised the Catholic Bishops' Conference of New Zealand for condemning the Civil Union Bill before it has even seen it or know what is in it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sunday paper defends dubious headline
    The editor of a Sunday newspaper has defended their use of a dubious headline in their reportage of a landmark court case which has seen a child conceived via sperm donation given three legal guardians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Apr 1986

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