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Fri 28 Apr 2023

  • Pharmacy worker suspended after asking trans man: 'Do you think you're going to heaven?'
    A Torbay Unichem Pharmacy staff member who asked a trans man if he believed he would go to heaven has been suspended, Stuff understands...
    Links: Stuff
  • 1 x Double Pass to The APO’s A Night With Sondheim
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Double Passes For Love To Love You, Donna Summer
    Links: Express
  • 4 x Luxury Reed Diffusers By Vixen and Co
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Double Passes to Kinky Boots Opening Night!
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Apr 2022

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Speaks Out About LGBTQ+ Censorship
    Links: Express
  • Norwegian Government Apologises For Historic Persecutions Of Gay Men
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Apr 2021

  • The Government will roll out changes to make birth-certificate sex changes easier
    The Government is rolling out a number of changes to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their sex on their birth certificate...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Simpsons Recast Gay Character with Gay Voice Actor
    Links: Express
  • Up Close And Personal With James Malcolm Ahead Of His New...
    Links: Express

Tue 28 Apr 2020

  • Coronavirus: Gay men outed online during lockdown live in fear in Morocco
    Homosexuality is illegal in the conservative North African country, leaving the men fearing for their lives...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Trailer Released for ‘Love, Simon’ TV Series
    Links: Express
  • South Africa : Outspoken Homophobic Christian Accused of Having Secret Grindr...
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Apr 2019

  • Corrections repeatedly failed to give meds to HIV positive prisoner
    A senior medical specialist has slammed Corrections' failure to provide an HIV-positive inmate his medication...
    Links: Stuff
  • Netball: Gay Australian netballer Ashleigh Brazill reveals Maria Folau's support
    An openly gay Australian netballer has revealed the support Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau gave her when she married her then partner in 2016...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 28 Apr 2018

  • The Topp Twins: Good Sisters Gone Bad
    The Topp Twins: musicians, comedians, and courageous campaigners for the rights of women, gay and lesbian people, unions, and a nuclear-free New Zealand turn 60 next month...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brazilian Tourist Convicted After Using Grindr to Lure Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Independent Marriage Celebrants Must Be Willing to Marry Same-Sex Couples
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Apr 2017

  • Biphobia in the Media?
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Alex de Vries
    Links: Express
  • Love Story: Auckland Writers Festival
    Links: Express
  • May: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • People: Victor Rodger
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Apr 2016

  • National HIV Testing Month Kicking Off in May
    Links: Express
  • City in Alabama's anti-trans law punishable w jail time
    A city in Alabama has approved a new bathroom and changing room policy that will punish anyone not using the facility that matches their sex as assigned at birth with up to six months jail time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couple announce FB surrogacy success
    The gay couple who took to social media in an attempt to find a surrogate mother have announced their success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harris family: Relief and sadness after verdict
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Ihaia Gillman-Harris's family are greatly relieved at the murder verdict delivered by the high court jury after the lengthy High Court trial of two young men for his murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • InsideOUT seeks new board members.
    National LGBTI youth organisation InsideOUT is seeking new board members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The legend of Prince
    The world is mourning the death of music legend, Prince, who passed away last week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Apr 2015

  • ANZAC Weekend at Eagle
    Links: Express
  • ANZAC Weekend at Family
    Links: Express
  • Kim Kardashian says Bruce Jenner “Has Found Inner Peace”
    Links: Express
  • Tokyo Pride Highlights Local GLBT Community
    Links: Express
  • TV Hottie: Arthur Green
    Links: Express
  • US Supreme Court Set to Deal With Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Nepalese lgbti group needs global help
    Nepal’s national lgbti support group the Blue Diamond Society is doing its best to support community members who are living out in the open, without access to toilets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shift Hui could become annual gathering
    There are plans to make a national youth hui an annual event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The full Bruce Jenner interview
    ABC has released its entire interview with Bruce Jenner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The full Bruce Jenner interview
    ABC has released its entire interview with Bruce Jenner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Apr 2014

  • Grandad supports gay grandson with tattoo
    An 80-year-old granddad has had an equal rights symbol tattooed on his wrist to show his support for his gay grandson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jack Body diagnosed with lung cancer
    Jack Body Composer Jack Body has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes film fest tickets now on sale
    Teen comedy GBF is one of the films generating buzz heading into the festival Tickets are now on sale for Out Takes 2014: A Reel Queer Film Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: Features about guys who love guys
    From a hit teen comedy to a steamy police force romance, there is something for every taste in the line-up of feature films telling stories of gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Apr 2013

  • HIV+ support organisation opening in Wellington
    The building which will house the new Body Positive centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Apr 2012

  • Gay cruisers to pull in to New Zealand ports
    A promo shot for the cruise No less than 1,800 gay and lesbian cruisers will arrive in Auckland next February to board a ship that will pull in at a number of the country's ports before heading across the Tasman for Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer The Night sequel to take on bullying
    Wellington activists the Queer Avengers are unmoved in their mission to up the ante heading into Pink Shirt Day by carrying out the second edition of their Queer The Night march through central streets of the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Separated lesbians ordered to split sperm
    Two Canadian lesbians have been ordered to split the 13 vials of sperm they had in a sperm bank when they split...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sweet treats on offer for Auckland lesbians
    Queer women with a sweet tooth and social conscience are invited to a unique Auckland event celebrating fair trade coffee and chocolate...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Apr 2011

  • "So gay" reflects modern speech - producer
    Shortland St's producers have explained their decision to allow a teenage character to describe something she saw negatively as being 'so gay', saying they strive to reflect modern language...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A Brash ACT
    What are we to make of the resurrection of former National Leader of the Opposition Don Brash, reconstituted as new leader of the faltering ACT New Zealand Party? It isn't good news for us...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay-friendly Hide steps down as ACT Leader
    Rodney Hide (left) has bowed out under pressure from Don Brash Gay friendly politician Rodney Hide has resigned as Leader of the ACT Party, endorsing former National leader Don Brash to take his place...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage campaigners zero in on Royal Wedding
    Elton John and Gareth Thomas may be on the Royal Wedding guest lists, but activists are urging the royal family to take it a step further and support marriage rights for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Royal screening planned for capital queens
    Scotty and Mal, Royal Wedding hosts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Apr 2010

  • 'Gay dog' banned from Adelaide restaurant
    A restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought his seeing-eye dog was "gay" has been ordered to apologise and pay compensation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High Schools went pink for Pink Shirt Day
    Students and staff of many schools around New Zealand have been marking Pink Shirt Day today, underscoring their intolerance of bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man charged after NZ-born diplomat's death
    John Terry Jamaican police have made an arrest in connection with the 'gay hate' murder of New Zealand-born honorary British consul John Terry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New journo appointed to GayNZ.com role
    One of the most qualified and experienced journalists to ever report and write full time for the NZ glbt communities is joining the GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink shirts show bullying "won't be tolerated"
    The Post Primary Teachers' Association says by wearing pink today, New Zealanders will be asserting that bullying in schools will not be tolerated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Standing up against the bullies – together
    To mark Pink Shirt Day, two young gay men share their stories of being bullied at school...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Apr 2009

  • Africa: Burundi criminalises homosexuality
    Burundi has become the latest African nation to outlaw homosexuality, making it a criminal offense punishable with heavy fines and up to two years in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Europe unites for poptastic Eurovision
    Every year, dozens of European countries pick a pop act to represent them at the continent's biggest television event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori TV 'Aunties' want to help Takataapui
    A new show planned for Maori Television needs a young Takatapui person who would benefit from having some 'Aunties' move in and help heal their family...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Apr 2008

  • Chch's Cruz will find best 'lush' sex gods'
    Who is Christchurch's 'Most Likely to wake up in a Strange Bed'? Who is the Garden City's 'Most Inebriate Lush'? And which of their 'Speed Queens' is always the fastest to new trade? All these questions and more will be answered on Friday 16 May, at Cruz nightclub's inaugural awards ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay TV watchers honour Ugly Betty
    TV comedy/drama Ugly Betty has been honoured by an American LGBT lobby group at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Apr 2007

  • 'Hate Crimes' - sadly, still topical
    Hate Crimes: Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men Greg Herek and Kevin Berrill (ed) Newbury Park: Sage 1992...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Plan to genetically trace HIV infectors
    People who have recklessly or deliberately infected others with HIV could be genetically traced under a project approved by the Federal Government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Field and Tamaki
    So, ex-Labour Mangere Independent MP Taito Philip Field may be striking a deal with Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former UK Prime Minister 'outed'
    Former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath was gay, and regularly cruised parks for sex until he was warned he was in danger of wrecking his career, a London politician claims...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gym owner
    Auckland Yellow Pages users could mistakenly think Ray Parker's Papakura fitness centre is for solely for gays and lesbians, after a prank advertisement was placed in the new 2007 edition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT welcome at Quaker events
    All interested LGBT people are invited to attend a worship tomorrow at Auckland's Quaker meeting house, and an upcoming Quaker weekend retreat in Whanganui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Lesbians at higher obesity risk
    Lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to be overweight or obese, which puts them at greater risk for obesity-related health problems and death, US researchers say...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Apr 2006

  • Rev: Churches lacking HIV+ compassion
    A senior figure in the Methodist Church has acknowledged that New Zealand's Christian churches have not shown enough compassion and understanding of gay men with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transamerica - Heartwarming and uplifting
    TRANSAMERICA Dir: Duncan Tucker USA / 2005 / 35mm / 103 mins Opens in NZ: Thursday May 4, 2006 Wow – an American film about a transsexual that doesn't end in rape, senseless beatings and murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Apr 2005

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP302758.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • ACT MP slams "pervert government"
    ACT MP Stephen Franks is being accused of political opportunism following an attack on the government last week, in which he called them perverts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU opponents are social engineers
    Political opponents of civil unions are the ones guilty of the "social engineering" they accuse others of, says the government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens: Gay attacks unjustified
    Recent Opposition attacks on women and gays in power are unjustified, says the Green Party, and civil unions are not "social engineering...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Apr 2004

  • A very queer beauty pageant
    Queen of the Whole Pacific – a very queer beauty pageant is based on an AIDS fundraising event held in Los Angeles in the late 1990's...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Everyone loves Maxim's letter wizard
    Use of an online letter 'wizard' which was used to send a death threat letter to the editor published in the Herald last week is really catching on – although not quite in the way its authors intended...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Who's using the Maxim propaganda machine?
    After the Tim Barnett death threat letter to the editor the Maxim Institute's letter “wizard” is being revealed as an attempt to bulldoze Maxim views into the media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Apr 2003

  • McDonalds and Maxim
    Wellington-based gay issues researcher Craig Young ponders the suggested links between McDonalds and the fundamentalist Christian-based Maxim Institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Apr 1999

Tue 28 Apr 1998

Thu 28 Apr 1988

Sat 28 Apr 1956

  • Daniel Fielding is born (New Zealand)
    Fielding would later help establish the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt in December 1988.
    Links: Tributes Online

Wed 28 Apr 1869

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