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Tue 26 Apr 2022

  • Large-scale study launches for blood donation equity
    The SPOTS study aims to provide evidence to make blood donation fairer for takatāpui men excluded from donating blood due to the HIV epidemic...
    Links: Stuff
  • New study may overturn blood donation rules for gay men
    Health researchers are hoping an ambitious new study will overturn what they say are unfair blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kiwi Film: The Justice Of Bunny King
    Links: Express

Mon 26 Apr 2021

  • Healthy Relationships and Consent launch (Black Castle)
    Audio from the launch of Healthy Relationships and Consent: through the lens of Rainbow identifying youth. The launch was held on 26 April 2021.
    Features: Bex Fraser, James Prendergast, Jeseka Christieson, Logan Cotter, Marama Davidson, Quincy Ngātai, Sandra Dickson, Slay Way
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman Appointed To WHO Science Council
    Monday, 26 April 2021 (Geneva, Switzerland): IAS – the International AIDS Society – welcomes the appointment of its President, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, to the newly formed World Health Organization (WHO) Science Council...
    Links: Scoop
  • A New Zealand Nomadland
    Links: Express
  • Montana Introduces ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ Allowing Discrimination Based On Religious...
    Links: Express

Sun 26 Apr 2020

  • Lesbian Visibility Day panel (Online event)
    Audio from the InsideOUT intergenerational, online panel discussion to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day on 26 April 2020. The panel featured Creek, Sophie, Karen, Summer, Aria and Neo.
    Features: Aria Oliver, Creek, Karen Harris, Neo Kenny, Sophie Standfield, Summer Edwards
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 26 Apr 2019

  • Bundee Aki apologises for mistakenly liking Israel Folau's homophobic post
    "I have nothing but love and respect for gay people," Ireland's Kiwi star says after his own social media botch-up...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri April 26 2019
    A review of the week's news including...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 26 Apr 2017

  • Nominations Open For Rainbow Wellington Board
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Officer Killed In Paris Attack
    Links: Express
  • Fake News First?
    It looks like Family First is cranking (...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Restructure impacts longest-serving NZAF employee
    The longest-serving employee at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation has left the organisation as a result of a restructure...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Apr 2016

  • Editor of Sole Bangladeshi GLBT Magazine Murdered
    Links: Express
  • Found Guilty: Justice for Gay Man Killed in Epsom Motel
    Links: Express
  • North Carolina Democrats Fight Back Against HB2
    Links: Express
  • Bangladeshi glbti activist hacked to death
    Xulhaz Mannan A leading advocate for glbti rights in Bangladesh has been hacked to death by a group of men believed to be Islamic extremists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High Court jury begins third day of deliberations
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris The High Court jury in the Epsom motel murder case will this morning begin its third day of deliberations as to whether two youths are guilty of murdering a gay man in late December 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury: Gillman-Harris death was murder
    Beauen Wallace-Loretz (l) and Leonard Nattrass-Bergquist 12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reassignment Surgery in New Zealand: A National Scandal
    Although the Special High Cost Treatment Pool is supposed to fund minuscule numbers of reassignment surgeries for New Zealand transpeople, surgeons aren't even doing that...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre show to raise funds for RY
    A special performance of the comedy theatre show Move Over Mrs Markham is being organised in Auckland, with proceeds from the show going towards helping LGBTI youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Apr 2014

  • NZ winery creates signature Norton drop
    Norton having a laugh after crushing the grapes with his feet A New Zealand winery has joined with chat show giant Graham Norton to create a signature Sauvignon Blanc, with all profits going to the Elton John AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Party with Wiiiillllllmaaaa!
    Tonight K’ Rd’s Family Bar will celebrate the birthday and one year anniversary of much-loved manager Wilma Balls-Drop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protestor goes to great heights in Uganda
    A California man has scaled Uganda’s highest mountain and planted a rainbow flag at its peak, to protest the nation’s anti-gay law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Apr 2013

  • Rainbow Youth’s request to Maurice Williamson
    Auckland-based GLBT support and advocacy organisation Rainbow Youth has written to Maurice Williamson about the impact his speech had on some of its members, and urging him to support it with his appearance fee if he takes up Ellen’s offer: Kia ora Maurice, Over the past few days, as we as an organisation have continued to discuss the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill and the impact it will have on our country, your speech has been making an impact on the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth’s request to Maurice Williamson
    Auckland-based GLBT support and advocacy organisation Rainbow Youth has written to Maurice Williamson about the impact his speech had on some of its members, and urging him to support it with his appearance fee if he takes up Ellen’s offer: Kia ora Maurice, Over the past few days, as we as an organisation have continued to discuss the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill and the impact it will have on our country, your speech has been making an impact on the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Apr 2012

  • Cameron steps down from NZAF roles
    Alastair Cameron Alastair Cameron is stepping down from his role as Chair of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, following his appointment as David Shearer’s chief of staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GenderBridge seeks input in future direction
    Auckland-based transgender support and advocacy group GenderBridge is this Saturday holding an interactive planning session, to map the way forward...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian mum fights back against Boy Scouts
    An American lesbian who was pushed out of Boy Scouts of America for being gay is fighting back with an awareness campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Locals sick of "homosexual activity" at beach
    The issue of beach nudity has once again cropped up in a regional newspaper, with the Bay of Plenty Times reporting Papamoa Beach residents are to meet the Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby tonight over nudists and “homosexual activity”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF chair made Shearer's chief of staff
    Alastair Cameron New Zealand AIDS Foundation chairman and lawyer Alastair Cameron has been appointed Labour leader David Shearer’s new chief of staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Apr 2011

  • Christian leader apologises for ANZAC tweet
    Jim Wallace An Australian Christian lobbyist has apologised over a tweet declaring the ANZACS didn't fight for an Australia characterised by gay marriage or Islam...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dancefloor packed for Sexy fundraiser
    Miss Ribena with a pair of Sexy boys Dance party Sexy has proven to be all that and more, with hundreds of people packing into The Studio for a night of Easter fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Deviant dykes
    Later this year, the Australian true crime series Underbelly may deal briefly with Iris Webber, a lesbian gangster in 1930s Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd loses iconic character "Margaret"
    Photo: Stephen Hardy K' Rd has lost one of its favourite characters, a woman known to the many in the gay community simply as Margaret, who has been a fixture of the Auckland street for years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Apr 2010

  • Mike Bryant and Esme Oliver (Wellington)
    Mike Bryant and Esme Oliver talk about being young and queer
    Features: Esme Oliver, Mike Bryant
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Brits apologise for pro-gay Papal visit memo
    A satirical memo circulated by a junior official in Britain's Foreign Office suggests the Pope should bless a gay marriage on his forthcoming trip to the UK...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First public shots fired in the HIV services turf war
    The announcement by the NZ AIDS Foundation that it is to tender out the production of a website to replace the HIV positive people's magazine Collective Thinking has spurred a call for it to abandon such support services and to concentrate on preventing the further spread of the debilitating virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Limited edition Pink Shirt Day t-shirt launched
    Rainbow Youth have teamed up with Mr Vintage to launch a special edition t-shirt for Pink Shirt Day, this Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tama Waipara's journey to the stage
    Musician Tama Waipara landed his dream debut role, when he made it through auditions and was chosen to play HIV-positive professor Tom Collins in the Auckland production of Rent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Apr 2009

  • Londoners protest at 'gay cure' conference
    Over 100 Londoners, many of them waving rainbow flags, protested on Saturday against a conference held by a conservative group discussing treating homosexuals to make them straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Nation episodes join web TV archive
    Eight episodes of New Zealand's long-running LGBT television series Queer Nation are now available to watch on demand on the NZ on Screen website...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Apr 2008

  • Exclusive Brethren? Or the Usual Suspects?
    Last weekend, the Exclusive Brethren announced that they didn't intend to campaign against the Clark administration this year, given that most opinion polls suggest its defeat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV will be on net's 'Gay Goggle'
    New episodes of Maori Television's LGBT programme will be made available to view 'on demand' via the internet after their initial broadcast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The world according to rangitahi
    Kalvery Klongotoa ho...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Apr 2007


  • Management of cleaning company Wet and Forget have now apologised directly to the gay community through GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 18th Century text shows gay activism
    The battle for gay equality may have been fought more than two centuries before the UK legalisation of homosexuality, a newly discovered text suggests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay teens targeted by bullies
    Students who admit to being lesbian or gay during their teenage years are more likely to be bullied and less likely to succeed in education, a Massey University study says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rapid HIV test comes to Hamilton and Chch
    A revolutionary new rapid HIV test which gives a result back in only twenty minutes is being introduced to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Hamilton Centre and Christchurch Clinic from Tuesday 1st May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore's ex-PM questions gay sex ban
    Singapore's former strongman Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew has publicly questioned the state's continuing ban on gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Today marks two years of NZ Civil Unions
    At the end of the second year of Civil Unions, Registrar-General Brian Clarke says there have been almost 900 civil unions performed in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Peter Tatchell makes Parliament bid
    The internationally recognised human rights campaigner and founder of the gay human rights group Outrage!, has been chosen as the UK Green Party's general election candidate for Oxford East...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Apr 2006

  • Civil unions a "waste of time"
    Critics are labelling New Zealand's civil union legislation a "waste of time" while supporters are pleased, in the wake of new figures just released by the Department of Internal Affairs, which show 458 civil unions have taken place in the year since the law was introduced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Getting his cock out for charity
    As a part-time barman at Urge bar in Auckland, Grant is used to rubbing shoulders with all sorts and in a variety of contexts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Apr 2005

  • Civil Union Act: Day 1
    The hard-fought battle for same-sex couples' legal recognition ends in New Zealand today with the Civil Union Act passing into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Few couples publicly rush to Unite
    A number of major media outlets have been trying with little success to contact same sex couples who plan to commit to a Civil Union in the near future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning your own Big Day Out: a guide to the guides
    The Civil Union Act's embrace of same-sex couples has given us all the more reason to hold public ceremonies celebrating our relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning your own Big Day Out: a guide to the guides
    The Civil Union Act's embrace of same-sex couples has given us all the more reason to hold public ceremonies celebrating our relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Apr 2004

  • All things to all people?
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM stands up for civil unions
    Attacks on the Civil Union bill are more beat-ups, says PM Helen Clark, who says the bill actually a “rather conservative measure”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN gays criticise bishops' CU stance
    Wellington GLBT group GAP has publicly criticised the nation's Catholic bishops for condemning the Civil Union Bill before it has even seen it or know what is in it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wizard used to unmask Maxim
    In a demonstration of the right-wing Christian pressure group Maxim's attempt to insinuate its messages into the New Zealand media, Paul Litterick of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists has used the Maxim Institute's email "wizard" to send seventy six publications a letter regarding the use of the email wizard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Apr 1987

Fri 26 Apr 1985

  • Public submissions close on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
  • Television news report: Māori views on Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12368.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: over 1000 submissions have been made regarding the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13027.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: over one thousand submissions have been received by the Select Committee on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F57607.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: submissions to the Select Committee considering homosexual law reform close today (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F80402.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

Wed 26 Apr 1972

  • The US Consul office is picketed (New Zealand)
    People protested the US Consul's denial of a visa to Ngahuia Volkerling (Te Awekotuku)

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