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Tue 27 Apr 2021

  • Israeli soccer referee comes out as transgender woman
    An Israeli soccer referee has come out as transgender and is living — and enforcing the rules of the game — as the only woman in the country's top-shelf league...
    Links: Stuff
  • Revealed: Hamilton school guidance counsellor who made sexual advances towards student
    Paul Maitland Gay made sexual advances towards a Hamilton student seeking help with personal problems...
    Links: Stuff
  • Graham Norton Speaks Out About “Toxic Cabal” Of Drag Race Fans
    Links: Express
  • Hope that Reforms Will Fix Transgender Health Services Crisis
    Links: Express

Mon 27 Apr 2020

  • Opinion: The Importance of Civil Unions and Political Compromise
    Links: Express

Fri 27 Apr 2018

  • LGBT advocates express opposition to Kansas adoption bill
    TOPEKA, Kan...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Health Ministry Admits to Failing Trans People
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Apr 2017

  • Fighting Strong For Boxing Title
    Links: Express
  • Husband Of Gay Police Officer Delivers Heartfelt Eulogy
    Links: Express
  • Reports of four more torture prisons in Chechnya
    As the situation in Chechnya continues to be investigated, journalists are now reporting that they have uncovered four more prisons holding men for allegedly being gay, bringing the total number in the region to six...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The German Spring
    It's odd that Germany receives little political scrutiny from New Zealand political commentators, given the fact that New Zealand's current MMP political system is based on theirs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Apr 2016

  • Acceptance, Diversity, and Conservation with Malcolm Clarke and Tu Meke Tūī!
    Links: Express
  • Al-Qaeda Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Murder of GLBT Editor in Bangladesh
    Links: Express
  • All Rise for the Acid Tongue Prince!
    Links: Express
  • Isle of Man Passes Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Judgements on Injustice: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Links: Express
  • Leaving Space to Dream
    Links: Express
  • May: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Police Advise Caution to Grindr Users Following Violent Robberies
    Links: Express
  • Pride Board Member Zakk d’Larté Prepares to Meet the Greats in...
    Links: Express
  • Ak police investigating another Grindr robbery
    Auckland police are investigating an incident in which it is understood a gay man was robbed, possibly with a weapon being involved, after hooking up with someone through Grindr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Final push for gay webseries funding campaign
    The Kickstarter campaign for the New Zealand comedy drama web series Two Naked Gay Guys ends today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HK first city in Asia to bid for Gay Games
    Hong Kong has become the first ever Asian city to put a bid in for the Gay Games, the biggest international LGBTI sports and cultural gathering in the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preview: Inside the Chinese Closet
    The documentary follows the story of a Shanghai gay man and lesbian woman who attend a fake marriage fair in the hopes of finding someone of the opposite sex to marry in order to subdue the increasing pressure put on them by their parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Apr 2015

  • Cathie - Butch on Butch (Wellington)
    Cathie describes what it is like being queer in the legal profession and doing stand-up comedy.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • An Urban Legend
    Links: Express
  • Competing With History’s Greatest Tenors
    Links: Express
  • Cumming on Strong
    Links: Express
  • Another call for free anal cancer vaccine
    Helen Petousis-Harris A leading health researcher has joined the call for free HPV immunisation for boys which would lessen the likelihood of them developing cancers of the mouth, throat, penis and anus in men, with a particularly high incidence in men who have sex with men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comedy Fest Teaser: Eli Matthewson
    The "little gay rock-star of New Zealand comedy" Eli Matthewson is someone you want to check out at the NZ International Comedy Fest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 1
    Just as the HIV epidemic has changed markedly in the last decade or so, with new treatments, fewer deaths, less fear and a greater number of predominantly gay and bi men living with the virus, there are changes afoot within the organisation charged with promoting the interests of the HIV-positive men amongst us...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 1
    Just as the HIV epidemic has changed markedly in the last decade or so, with new treatments, fewer deaths, less fear and a greater number of predominantly gay and bi men living with the virus, there are changes afoot within the organisation charged with promoting the interests of the HIV-positive men amongst us...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Apr 2014

  • Out Takes: Docos
    A feature of this year's Out Takes film fest is a strong documentary programme, including Codebreaker - a film about the tragic end to the life of British genius Alan Turing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Apr 2013

  • Gay and in the army: Pt2 - Real men can kiss (each other)
    Rudy Paul In the first part of his story a young and naive Rudy Paul joined the army and absorbed military culture and comradeship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay filmmaker's doco not showing at Out Takes
    A Wellington documentary-maker is expressing disappointment, and understanding, at his film Beneath the Wigs not screening at New Zealand’s LGBT film festival Out Takes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week organisers hoping for weddings
    Sally and Mandy Whitewoods Gay Ski Week organisers are expecting an influx of couples wanting to get hitched in picturesque Queenstown during the annual event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Apr 2012

  • Au Revoir, Monsieur Sarkozy?
    France recently went to the polls soon for the first round of its presidential and National Assembly elections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Free 'Mental Health 101' workshop planned
    A free ‘mental health literacy’ workshop is to be held in Auckland, specifically for members of the glbti community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Candlelight Memorial confirmed
    Hamilton Pride has confirmed it will hold a Candlelight Memorial Service on 20 May, ensuring Waikato is covered in the national day of commemorating the many lives lost as a result of AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hot? We think not ...
    The TV ad with Dai Henwood on a wall and two uncomfortable 'lesbians' on a couch, has us scratching our heads about what advertisers are trying to achieve and whether any will ever hit the mark in portraying us...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Apr 2011

  • Armatrading to celebrate civil partnership
    Joan Armtrading is to have a civil partnership The woman who wrote what some consider the ultimate lesbian love song will enter into a civil partnership next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Breakfast "fag" comment was "unintentional"
    A newsreader's use of the term “fag” in reference to equestrian rider Mark Todd was unintentional, according to TVNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family's SEXY celebration storms Easter Sunday
    I've only been a member of the New Zealand society for 6 months, making this last 4-day Easter Bank Holiday weekend my first in this wonderful land that also happens to suffer from rough liquor laws that keep most places dark on Good Friday and Easter Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hair-raising fundraiser set for Club Seven
    Club Seven will fling open its doors for the hair-raising fundraiser Wigarama on Saturday 7 May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Topp Twins' new ad
    YouTube - 27th April 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Apr 2010

  • Brendan Goudswaard profile (Wellington)
    Brendan Goudswaard talks about growing up and being a facilitator with Schools Out - a queer youth group in Wellington
    Features: Brendan Goudswaard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • China: "Neither Promote or Persecute?"
    In the emergent multipolar world of the twenty first century, China looks set to become a pre-eminent rising global power...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay powerlifter grabs another world title
    Chris Morgan Gay powerlifter Chris Morgan has defended his title at world championships in Moscow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Green thumbs raise $51,500 for hospices
    Garden designed by Peter Brady and landscaper Mark van Katthoven in Mt Eden Heroic Gardens has handed over $51,500 to Auckland hospices and is declaring the 2010 event a great success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wide-ranging topics at HIV Update meeting
    A wide range of issues relating to treating people with HIV will feature at this Friday's National HIV Update meeting to which clinicians from around the country have been invited to hear from experts in various fields of HIV risk and treatments...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Apr 2009

  • Callboys: Love and Money
    In DNA magazine, Cameron Jewell has uncovered a new aspect of the current recession and our collective experience - laid-off gay ex-finance sector professionals who get laid...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chauvel to promote Global Fund in Pacific
    Gay Labour MP Charles Chauvel has been appointed to promote a unique global partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Energy drink founder outed as homophobe
    The co-founder of Rockstar energy drinks is a homophobe who says he "wants to puke" when he sees a same-sex couple kissing, claim several US media and LGBT websites...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iceland elects their lesbian leader
    She was appointed Iceland's interim Prime Minister back in February, and now Johanna Sigurdardottir has won a snap election to become the world's first elected 'out' lesbian leader...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sunday Theatre: Apron Strings
    NZ-made film Apron Springs to coming to TV One this weekend - so we revisit our review of the movie from its premiere at last year's NZ International Film Fest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gay composer earns big cash award
    Auckland-based 27-year old gay composer and music teacher Samuel Holloway has won a prestigious developmental award worth $12,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Apr 2008

  • USA: Gay porn instead of kids' cartoon DVD
    A Virginia mother who bought a discount cartoon DVD for her young children was shocked when a gay porn film's menu appeared on her screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's NZAF open for discussions
    The NZ AIDS Foundation's volunteers, users, supporters and all interested people in Wellington are welcome to join in discussions this Wednesday evening at the Awhina Centre's Community Forum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Apr 2007

  • 'My Story' episode contained "anti-gay slur"
    "That T-Shirt could be a little less gay," a character on C4's new TV 'mini-soap' said on an episode this week, prompting concerned emails to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay and Lesbian Singers launch their 1st CD
    After four years of recording songs from various concerts, Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers are launching their first CD this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay New Zealander missing in Florida
    Leonard Taku Florida police are appealing for information on missing gay New Zealander Leonard Taku...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigeria: Lesbian marries four, goes AWOL
    Nigeria's Kano State Government has ordered police to arrest five women – Aunty Maiduguri and her four spouces – after an elaborate polygamous lesbian union last weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Polish PM:
    Poland's conservative prime minister has rejected European Union criticism of a proposal to fire teachers for promoting homosexuality in schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Civil Unions for New Hampshire
    New Hampshire lawmakers voted yesterday to authorise civil unions – and sent the measure to Gov...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Apr 2006

  • Christians celebrate civil unions
    Members of the Christians for Civil Unions group are celebrating the first anniversary of the introduction of the civil union law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP Georgina Beyer's extended family
    Labour MP Georgina Beyer has paid homage to the drag and transgendered communities in a candid interview with David Herkt of Jack magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Apr 2005

  • Civil Unions: A Silent Day?
    Yesterday, 26 April, we were finally able to officially register our civil unions, and the opponents had gone strangely quiet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dodgy plane "God's warning" to PM
    The notion that a recent near-plane crash involving the Prime Minister is a warning from God because she supported civil unions is akin to medieval witchcraft, says Anglican vicar Hugh Kempster...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gutter politics: Opposition plays "the Muldoon card"
    MP Matt Robson MP Matt Robson, the Progressive Party's spokesperson on human rights issues, responds to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nats using gay issues to divide
    National cannot make civil unions into an election issue, despite its attempts to "mobilise grumpy rednecks", scapegoat minorities, and play "the Muldoon card", says Progressive MP Matt Robson...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Apr 2004

  • Television news report: two performers in the US porn industry test positive for HIV (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F80908.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • GLBT stories sought for radio drama series
    Radio New Zealand is preparing a series of community access drama programmes and believes there are GLBT stories “out there” which might find a place in the series...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Apr 1998

  • Anti-homosexual stickers are distributed across Victoria University campus (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Salient magazine reports that at least a dozen commercially produced stickers which describe homosexuality as shameful and unnatural have been distributed across campus, one targeting Shane Town who had recently completed his PhD research on the difficulties faced by young gay men in New Zealand's secondary schools.

Fri 27 Apr 1984

Tue 27 Apr 1909

  • Amy Bock pleads guilty to forgery charges (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Links: Papers Past, Te Ara

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