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Fri 29 Apr 2022

  • Faith: What is right and what is fair?
    Links: Express

Thu 29 Apr 2021

  • Elliot Page tearfully recalls to Oprah Winfrey his most joyful moment since coming out as transgender
    In December 2020, Elliot Page came out as a transgender man...
    Links: Stuff
  • Inside James Mustapic With James Mustapic
    Links: Express

Wed 29 Apr 2020

  • Andy Cohen says he's couldn't donate plasma due to 'discriminatory' FDA guidelines against gay men
    "I was told that, due to antiquated and discriminatory guidelines by the FDA to prevent HIV, I am ineligible to donate blood because I'm a gay man," Andy Cohen said on WWHL...
    Links: Stuff
  • Covid-19 coronavirus: San Francisco's HIV experience may have saved lives now
    With just over three minutes left on the clock, Kansas City Chiefs' 27-year-old running back Damien Williams scored a highly contested touchdown to put his team in the lead over the San Francisco 49ers in February's Super Bowl...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • express Chats With Queer Kiwi Artist Abby Wolfe Ahead of #LockdownLive
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Apr 2019

  • 'She's always been lovely': gay netballer Ashleigh Brazill on Maria Folau's support
    Top Australian sportsperson reveals she received backing from Silver Ferns star around her same-sex marriage...
    Links: Stuff
  • Cricket Australia clarifies James Faulkner's 'coming out' post
    Former Australian cricketer James Faulkner took fans by surprise when he revealed he was gay in an Instagram post last night...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Cricket Australia clarifies James Faulkner's 'coming out' post
    Former Australian cricketer James Faulkner took fans by surprise when he seemed to reveal he was gay in an Instagram post last night...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Jonas Bendiksen
    And one not quite in time for Easter - but then again the focus of this interview is Christ's next interaction with humanity rather than first one...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard fails to make a lift at Arafura Games
    Laurel Hubbard has a quick exit from the Arafura Games in Darwin with three failed lifts...
    Links: Stuff
  • Will the real Jesus please stand up?
    And one not quite in time for Easter - but then again the focus of this interview is Christ's next interaction with humanity rather than first one...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rumoured Lesbian Partner of Whitney Houston to Release Tell-All Book
    Links: Express
  • The Road to Mainstream Acceptance: express Chats to Shane Jenek and...
    Links: Express

Sun 29 Apr 2018

  • Gay and inclusive rugby team a haven for marginalised players
    Bastian Tremblay ended his rugby-playing days when a family member told him their team could not find out he was gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • New All Blacks jersey stretches to reveal a rainbow flag
    The All Blacks are showing huge support for the LGBTI community, reports The Hits ...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Vanishing Act
    By setting her new crime novel in 1960s New Zealand, writer Jen Shieff reminds us of the distant past where lesbians were forced to keep their sexuality secret...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 29 Apr 2017

  • Ten staffers now gone in NZAF downsizing
    Ten staffers have gone from the NZ AIDS Foundation in recent months as the organisation downsizes itself to work within the constraints of a budget which has been capped for six years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Apr 2016

  • 2NGG Reaches Crowdfunding Goal
    Links: Express
  • 80% Rise in Syphilis Cases in NZ
    Links: Express
  • À Votre Santé
    Links: Express
  • Discrimination, Lawsuits and… Tickling?
    Links: Express
  • Dynamic Duos!
    Links: Express
  • Gender Fluidity Highlighted in Upcoming NZ Stage Show
    Links: Express
  • Mika Releases Full Schedule for the 2016 Aroha Festival of Arts
    Links: Express
  • Never Forget Where We’ve Come From
    Links: Express
  • The Big Sleep
    Links: Express
  • "Marry me Chris Warner?"
    At twenty years old, James Malcolm is already a Billy T Award nominee and one hell of a funny guy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus PM believes country will soon have s/s marriage
    Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, believes if a public vote on marriage equality goes ahead, the country will soon have a law change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Confidence and support nutured at national youth hui
    Over one hundred young people gathered from all over the country last weekend for a national LGBTI youth hui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New group offers support for mums of trans children
    A support group for mothers of transgender and gender diverse children has been set up in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Apr 2015

  • Film Review – Cobain: Montage of Heck
    Links: Express
  • Hillary Clinton Champions GLBT Rights as Supreme Court Decides on Marriage...
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi Player Isaac Luke Fined For Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
  • Northern Ireland Rejects Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • TV Hottie: Geordie Shore’s Nathan Henry
    Links: Express
  • Eurovision to screen on UKTV in NZ
    The Eurovision Song Contest will be on Sky’s UKTV next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi league player fined for 'poofter' post
    Kiwis hooker Issac Luke has been fined $10,000 for calling people ‘lil poofters’ in a heated exchange on his Instagram page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal: lgbti people need basic aid supplies
    One member of Nepal’s Blue Diamond Society has been killed, while three others are missing, following the massive quake which struck on Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF to run trial of HIV home testing
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is planning to run an HIV home testing trial, and says while it is 'a step in the right direction', it isn't the answer to the problem of undiagnosed HIV in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: DeAnne Smith’s Get Into It
    I could make this whole review writing process much easier by simply stating DeAnne Smith is freaking hilarious and you should go see her, but reviews generally require more than one sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Girl and The Gay
    The Girl and The Gay Starring Jordan Blaikie and Chelsea McEwan Millar Basement Theatre, Auckland, until May 2nd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US marriage equality vote to be close call
    Shelley and Ellen (Human Rights Campaign) Marriage equality advocates in the US now have to wait till June to find out how their Supreme Court will rule on the issue – and it appears the nine justices are divided...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Apr 2014

  • Caring mum launches group for parents
    Amanda Aarons An Auckland mother with a gay son has started a group for people who want to support young lgbtiq family members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Donor fatigue may have caused slump
    World AIDS Day collectors / GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gosnell appealing conviction and sentence
    Gavin Gosnell is today appealing his conviction and sentence for the murder of gay Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India: Section 377 and the Indian Elections
    While Indian LGBT organisations are trying to get its national legislature and conservative Supreme Court to remove colonial era anti-gay Section 377 from the Indian Penal Code, the current Indian national elections may not bring benefits, but instead a major setback...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda plans another anti-gay law
    A new law is to be drafted in Uganda which would ban any non-government organisation from promoting gay sex, or helping gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Apr 2013

  • Comedy Fest: Gay Guide
    While heartbreakingly Margaret Cho cancelled, there are some rib-tickling gay and lesbian comedians at this year’s New Zealand international Comedy Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cook Islands will not follow NZ's gay marriage lead
    Cook Islands PM Henry Puna Same-sex marriage, approved by the New Zealand Parliament almost two weeks ago, will not be allowed in the Cook Island  because of the nation's Christian beliefs, according to its Prime Minister, Henry Puna...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Japan: Thousands march to start Rainbow Week
    Thousands of people have marched in Tokyo to mark the start of the first ever Rainbow Week in Japan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raw Comedy Quest features gay newbie
    Becky Crouch A gay Aucklander will compete in the semi-finals of the Raw Comedy Quest as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival tonight, and would love support from the GLBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Apr 2012

  • David Inglis - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    David Inglis talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: David Inglis
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • GALS - Gay and Lesbian Singers (Auckland)
    Catherine Lee and Ashley Barratt talk about GALS, New Zealands first LGBTI choir
    Features: Ashley Barratt, Catherine Lee
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gifting ceremony, Auckland - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (St Matthew-in-the-City)
    Audio and images from the gifting ceremony of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt to Te Papa - the national museum of New Zealand
    Features: Aunty Wai Mason, Catherine Tizard, Claudia Orange, GALS (Gay and Lesbian Singers, Auckland), Michael Bancroft
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Images from the gifting ceremony, Auckland - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Packing the Quilt for Te Papa - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (St Matthew-in-the-City)
    History curator Stephanie Gibson and collection manager Sara Guthrie pack the last two blocks of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt for transport to Te Papa
    Features: Sara Guthrie, Stephanie Gibson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Never Hide" Ray Ban urges with gay ad
    Ray-Ban is running an ad showing two men holding hands to mark its 75th anniversary, which is being celebrated with the slogan "Never Hide"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Deep symbolism of Quilt remembered at hand-over
    The Quilt begins its journey to Te Papa In a moving and heartfelt ceremony the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt was this afternoon passed into the hands of Te Papa for its future care and conservation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The NZAF: A connected-in part of our community?
    When Sean Robinson arrived to helm the NZ AIDS Foundation in early 2011 a major Ministry of Health-commissioned report into the delivery of services for people with HIV, the first in 25 years, had suggested that support organisations should be independently funded from the Government coffers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The NZAF: A connected-in part of our community?
    When Sean Robinson arrived to helm the NZ AIDS Foundation in early 2011 a major Ministry of Health-commissioned report into the delivery of services for people with HIV, the first in 25 years, had suggested that support organisations should be independently funded from the Government coffers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Apr 2011

  • Christchurch’s young people need your help
    Qtopia rocking Pink Shirt Day Christchurch's queer and transgender support youth groups ‘Q-topia' and ‘Forge' have suffered more than their share of hardship from the two Christchurch earthquakes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kamo ramps up ahead of major revamp
    Kamo has launched into its new entertainment line-up and is urging people to come along to enjoy a night out before Auckland's longest-running gay bar is revamped and renamed, whether they want to check out drag shows or feast on live music...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Q-topia seeks passionate board members
    Christchurch queer youth support group Q-topia is seeking volunteers to join its board for 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The glbt verdict: Kate's gown "just right"
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Apr 2010

  • China lifts ban on HIV positive travellers
    HIV positive travelers may now enter China after that nation's government finally lifted a 20-year long ban...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skinhead joins gay-killing accomplice in prison
    A West Coast skinhead has been jailed for murdering a Korean tourist, joining his gay-killer conspirator behind bars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tory candidate suspended for anti-gay tirade
    Philip Lardner A Conservative candidate in the UK general election has been suspended for arguing homosexuality is “not normal” and a law banning councils from promoting gay equality was correct...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What's so funny about the Pope's shoes?
    Zoe Lyons Zoe Lyons likes mocking the Pope...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Apr 2009

  • Diksy Jones is killed by two men in Disky's home in Upper Hutt
    Phillip Sanders and David Galloway were later found guilty of manslaughter
  • Australian government rejects civil unions
    The Australian government has officially rejected calls for Civil Union legislation, but has confirmed it intends to support same-sex families through anti-discrimination initiatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DJ s 5th b'day
    Christchurch's The Box men's cruise club will celebrate its fifth birthday next weekend with a live DJ in the venue, $2,000 worth of prizes and a complimentary free drink for all partygoers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Don't let Family First fool you!
    Nobody's favourite local Christian Right pressure group Family First has reiterated erroneous antigay claims against same-sex parenting, sourced from the UK Christian Institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay kissing videos worth US$10,000
    A USA-based gay website is giving away US$10,000 (NZ$17,800) for the best male-to-male kissing video sent in by its readers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iraqi police torture gays with anal superglue
    Police are torturing gay Iraqis to death by gluing their anuses shut and inducing diarrhea, according to reports emerging from Iraq...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Topp Twins' day at the races
    "Oh we do love the races and the carnival atmosphere! It's such a social gathering and of course there's Champers everywhere!" In a scene from series two of their TV3 show some years ago, iconic Kiwi twinset the Topp Twins enjoyed their day out watching the horsies race around the track, and Camp Leader even had a go at being a jockey herself! Watch the Topp Twins day at the races below...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Video shows Barrymore mocking Boyle
    Beleaguered gay British media celebrity Michael Barrymore looks set to weather more public vitriol after video footage has emerged showing him mocking frumpy Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Apr 2008

  • Bare in Hamilton: "Raw, gritty, and a little bit raunchy"
    Is there anything more intense than being young and in love? Answer: Being young and in love with someone of your own gender at a Catholic boarding school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charity "elated" as Wigarama raises $3,249
    K' Road's finest divas raised a queenly sum of $3,249 for the Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust at ANZAC Eve's Wigarama night of drag entertainment, says Trust spokesperson Karen Ritchie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legendary French gay porn director dies
    Jean-Daniel Cadinot, one of the gay porn industry's most legendary director-photographers, has died of a heart attack aged 64...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Zealand's favourite gay boy-next-door
    Josh Chapman He lost his dad to HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Apr 2007

  • Drug raid on London gay nightclub
    In the early hours of Saturday morning, London gay nightclub ‘Fire' was raided and closed down by ‘hundreds' of police enforcing an anti-drug policy, witnesses say...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Email filter blocks woman
    Telecom has apologised to a woman after the company's email filter deemed her first name ‘Gay' to be "inappropriate for business-like communication"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay AKL'er denies Dallow email scandal
    The gay Aucklander accused of improperly using other people's email accounts in an attempt to fuel speculation about his role in television newsreader Simon Dallow's private life says “none of the story is true”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gus and Waldo's Book of Love
    Gus and Waldo's Book of Love Massimo Fenati Orion: 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero Parade 2009: Mayor
    Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard says he's open-minded about the possible return of the Hero Parade to the city in 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Top gay police officer retires
    The most senior gay police officer in the UK is to retire more than a year early...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Apr 2006

  • History: Pardoner me!
    In medieval literature circles, there's much debate about Geoffrey Chaucer's Pardoner in his Canterbury Tales...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Apr 2005

  • Christian Heritage calls for CU repeal
    Less than a week after the Civil Union Act became law, a political party has announced their intention to get it repealed after this year's, stripping same-sex couples of legal rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil union to be televised tonight
    One of New Zealand's first same-sex civil union ceremonies is to be televised tonight at 7pm on Prime...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smoking and sodomy? The NZAF responds...
    The NZAF responds below to an article entitled “Smoking and Sodomy – Testing The Limits Of Political Correctness” by Glenn Peoples of the Locke Foundation, a religious right think-tank...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn mayor "honoured" to perform CU
    The Mayor of Wellington, Kerry Prendergast, says she's very much looking forward to celebrating her first civil union at the weekend, for gay couple Des Smith and John Jolliff...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Apr 2004

  • Dr. Muriel Newman attacks "gay agenda"
    Labour is busy putting its legislative effort into the gay agenda, says Act MP Dr Muriel Newman, expressing her horror at the introduction of the Civil Union bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer life with a Maori perspective
    At the beginning of July, with the launch of the Takataapui programme on the Maori Television Service, there will be a doubling of the TV time that is aimed at the gay, lesbian and transgendered audience in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We are liberals, says Dunne
    United Future is not acting in concert with other anti-gay groups in its campaign against the Civil Union bill, says leader Peter Dunne, there was merely a consensus between all eight MPs on how they felt about giving gay couples the same legal rights as straight couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Apr 1985

  • Television: Fran Wilde talks about the age of consent in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17304.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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