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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...

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
  • 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
  • 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...

Thu 1 May 2014

  • 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...

Wed 1 May 2013

  • 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...

Tue 1 May 2012

  • 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...

Sun 1 May 2011

  • 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...

Sat 1 May 2010

  • Stephen Denekamp profile
    Stephen Denekamp talks depression and coming out
    Features: Stephen Denekamp
  • 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...

Fri 1 May 2009

  • 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...

Thu 1 May 2008

  • 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...

Tue 1 May 2007

  • 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...

Mon 1 May 2006

  • 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...

Sun 1 May 2005

  • Wgtn's CU posterboys tie the knot
    Des Smith   ...

Sat 1 May 2004

  • 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...

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...

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

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