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Sat 1 May 2021

  • Helping transgender and non-binary Kiwis find their voice through speech therapy
    Sophia Healey struggled with people assuming she was a man over the phone, but now speech therapy has helped her sound more feminine...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 1 May 2018

  • Northern Mystics coach distances team from controversial Israel Folau comments
    Northern Mystics coach Helene Wilson has distanced the team from star player Maria Folau's husband's view on gay people going to hell...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 1 May 2017

  • ‘Three by Ekman’ Prepares to Wow Kiwi Audiences
    Links: Express
  • 2017 NZ International Comedy Fest
    Links: Express
  • 3 copies of Welby Ings’ Book, ‘Disobedient Teaching’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to ‘Cabaret de Paris’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘When Sun and Moon...
    Links: Express
  • Getting Ready for A Music-filled Month
    Links: Express
  • Grey Lynn’s Best Kept Secret
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Doc Film Reviews
    Links: Express
  • Oliver Driver Breathes New Life into Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’
    Links: Express
  • People: Nat Hugill
    Links: Express
  • People: Steven Logan
    Links: Express
  • Rebels On Pointe
    Links: Express
  • Review: Boys
    Links: Express
  • RNZB: Behind The Scenes
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces From Tate
    Links: Express
  • Britain Goes to the Polls
    As yet, there isn't much reaction about the recently announced British snap election from their LGBTI media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 May 2016

  • Jerome Cargill (Wellington)
    Jerome Cargill talks about being a teacher who is openly gay, the Newlands College diversity group and why its important to make sure diversity is not just a poster slogan.
    Features: Jerome Cargill
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Aroha Mardi Gras at Open Streets K’ Road.
    Links: Express
  • AUSA Mardi Gras Party
    Links: Express

Fri 1 May 2015

  • Penny Reveals Her Hot Pink Bits
    Links: Express
  • Politician Who Voted Against Gay Rights Caught Sending Nude Pics on...
    Links: Express
  • The Rain Dancer
    Links: Express
  • University of Auckland Pride to be Held Next Week
    Links: Express
  • Census unlikely to include lgbt questions
    Statistics New Zealand is recommending neither sexual orientation nor gender identity be included in the next Census in 2018, but is welcoming feedback on the long-running issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF's first National HIV Testing Month begins
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s National HIV Testing Month is underway, with family and friends urged to get involved in encouraging people to get tested for HIV and STIs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF's first National HIV Testing Month begins
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s National HIV Testing Month is underway, with family and friends urged to get involved in encouraging people to get tested for HIV and STIs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plea for lgbti to be included in Nepal response
    Aid agencies and the government are being urged to “actively and purposefully” include lgbti people in their responses to the devastating earthquake in Nepal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 May 2014

  • "Gays are going to hell" - Paihia pastor
    Bill Anderson / 3 News The pastor of a Paihia church says being gay is not normal and gay people are going to hell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We're deliberately not partners," - MP
    Denis O'Rourke A New Zealand First MP is facings scrutiny over the relationship he has with a man who lives on the same property, and who he employs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A comedy banquet
    If you’ve ever wondered whether you can get a headache from laughing, a lot, my wife and I last night proved that you can, by possibly biting off more comedy than we could chew in a multi-course night out featuring gay wits Stephen K Amos, Urzila Carlson and silver-voiced newcomer Becky Crouch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Backgrounder: SOP 432- Submissions
    Weirdly, the Christian Right seems to be unaware of the existence of SOP 432, Louisa Wall's amendment to the Human Rights Act 1993 to include gender identity (pregnancy and childbirth) under the heading of gender...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brunei to stone gay people to death
    The Sultan of Brunei Brunei’s brutal new Islamic penal code, which will eventually see people who have gay sex stoned to death, is being phased in from today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF reiterates viral load study message
    File Photo The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is underlining that the risk of HIV transmission not completely ruled out even if a viral load is undetectable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF reiterates viral load study message
    File Photo The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is underlining that the risk of HIV transmission not completely ruled out even if a viral load is undetectable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: has Cameron Diaz been with a woman?
    Has Cameron Diaz ever being for a swim ‘in the lady pond?’ Find out as she appears on a Bravo show where she gets asked a few probing questions, and gets the chance to ‘plead the fifth’ if she wants to...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 May 2013

  • Auckland’s Frontrunners back up and running
    Gay running group Frontrunners Auckland has been re-started and all are invited to get their joggers on and join in...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-soldier backs calls for openness over suicide
    Ex-Lance Corporal Rudy Paul A former New Zealand Army soldier has added his voice to those calling for the court of inquiry into the self-inflicted death of Corporal Dougie Hughes to be opened up for public scrutiny...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen dies after attending horror conversion camp
    Raymond Buys died two weeks after this picture was taken Two men are on trial for murder over the death of a teenager who was allegedly tortured at a “conversion camp” in South Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 May 2012

  • Banks strikes homophobia jackpot over Dotcom
    John Banks Embattled ACT leader and MP John Banks' deeply ingrained homophobia has risen to the surface again, in response to questions about his 'anonymous' mayoral campaign contributions and connections between him and internet upload millionaire Kim Dotcom...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boreham wins BBC Knowledge film grant
    Andy Boreham Gay Wellington identity Andy Boreham has won a grant of more than $6,000 to make a short film about the real life of drag artists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exhibition offers incredible treats
    Stephen Fry by Alex Efimoff An upcoming art exhibition, Under the Rainbow 2, will feature donated artworks by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender artists which will be auctioned off to raise funds for Wellington’s most popular annual GLBT event, Out in the Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Avengers back lesbian couple
    Wellington’s Queer Avengers have released a statement of support for the lesbian couple who triggered a media storm when they denounced the discrimination they felt while at Public bar in Central Wellington in an open letter on Facebook...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 May 2011

  • Baseball coach abuses San Francisco fans
    Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is on administrative leave A Major League baseball coach has been placed on leave after he unleashed homophobic abuse on a rival team's fans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Group wants LA Zombie decision reviewed
    An extremely conservative ‘community standards' group wants the decision to allow a gay zombie porn romp to be shown at Out Takes to be re-examined...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Premature ageing is amongst HIV side-effects
    Dr Anton Pozniak Physical disfigurement and the early onset of conditions usually associated with ageing are amongst a string of emerging HIV-related medical issues listed by a visting UK HIV expert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sink your teeth in
    A fabulous and freaky feast of films has been gathered for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people starving to see their stories on the big screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 May 2010

  • Stephen Denekamp profile (Auckland)
    Stephen Denekamp talks depression and coming out
    Features: Stephen Denekamp
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Canadian teacher "fired" for being a lesbian
    A Vancouver music teacher claims she was effectively fired after school officials found out she was a lesbian and her partner had given birth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fresh Out Takes festival highlights
    The Out Takes programme is now out and there are plenty of films on offer for all tastes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes festival programme released
    Programmes are being distributed for the Out Takes film festival, with volunteers dropping them off at cafes, libraries, stores and gay venues across Auckland and Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 May 2009

  • Doctors calm HIV+ people over Swine Flu
    As New Zealand and the world deals with the Swine 'Flu outbreak, the UK's leading HIV+ support service is reassuring HIV+ people that it appears they are at no greater risk from the spread of the virus than the general population...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pub bars straight man for being "too gay"
    A pub in the UK is being investigated by police after a straight customer says he was thrown out "for being too gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 May 2008

  • First Mr. Gay UK charged with murder
    The first ever recorded winner of the Mr Gay UK competition, Anthony Francis Morley, has been charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield, who worked for the company that runs the Mr Gay UK competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal's 1st gay representative in Parliament
    Nepal's historic election in April dethroned its king and gave power to the former Maoist guerrillas and will also see a social revolution with the first gay representative nominated to the new constituent assembly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shortland St strips for 7pm same-sex shocker
    Last night's episode of New Zealand's nightly soap was so gay, TVNZ's censors wanted it edited...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Alcohol and Drugs
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 5 May: The gay population in Aotearoa is amongst the highest users of alcohol and drugs, as revealed by Massey University researchers who sought answers from over 15,000 New Zealanders between 2003 and 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 May 2007

  • Boy George arrested over SandM claim
    A Norwegian escort has claimed that singer and DJ Boy George chained him to a wall against his will...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gym owner says "everyone's welcome"
    The prank advertisement for a Papakura “Homosexual Fitness Centre” in the Yellow Pages had gym owner Ray Parker fuming, but he now makes clear his centre is “open to everyone” regardless of sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 May 2006

  • Brute passions!
    According to conservative Christians, lesbian and gay rights will lead 'inevitably' to intimacy with the animal kingdom...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Wellington Helpline needs men!
    The Gay Wellington Helpline is searching for men to provide counselling and information for men who are gay or bisexual or think that they may be...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 May 2005

  • Wgtn's CU posterboys tie the knot
    Des Smith   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 May 2004

  • "There's nothing civil about civil unions"
    There's nothing civil about civil unions, crows United Future in a press release which chides and patronises MP Chris Carter for daring to think his 30-year relationship means anything...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil unions are Clayton's marriage
    The civil union bill is a "Clayton's marriage bill" that only exists to erode the value of traditional marriage, says National MP Judith Collins...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 May 2003

  • Singer/songwriter Mahinarangi Tocker
    Mahinarangi Tocker From deep in her Jewish Maori lesbian being Mahinarangi Tocker draws moody songs that tug at the soul...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 May 1986

  • Newspaper report: Gay rights bogged down again in New Zealand (San Francisco, United States of America)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

Thu 1 May 1975

  • Television current affairs: interview with Carmen Rupe (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Rupe talks candidly about prostitution, homosexual law reform and reveals that there are both gay and bisexual Members of Parliament. She would later have to apologise to Parliament's Privileges Committee. Tonight at Nine, ref TZP4412. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: TVNZ

Wed 1 May 1929

  • Expatriate Peter Stratford (a.k.a. Deresley Morton) dies (California, United States of America)
    A headline in NZ Truth reads "Death of masquerader reveals incredible deception".
    Links: Papers Past

Wed 1 May 1912

This list of events is generated from a number of different sources: media items on PrideNZ.com, archived pages from GayNZ.com, our rainbow timeline and links to rainbow-related stories on other media sites. There may be some inaccuracies - please let us know if you find anything that needs changing. If you would like to see a full list of dates click here