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Tue 3 May 2022

  • Scott Johnson: Gay US student's killer jailed in Sydney after 30 years
    Three decades after US man Scott Johnson's body was found at the base of cliffs in Sydney, his killer has been sentenced to jail...
    Links: RNZ
  • Scott White sentenced over Scott Johnson 1988 Sydney gay beat murder
    The man who murdered an American mathematician at a gay beat on Sydney's northern beaches and kept it a secret for more than three decades has been sentenced to eight years and three months behind bars...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Dancing With The Stars: Eli Matthewson Eliminated
    Links: Express
  • Gay Dating: Ghosted After You Sleep With Him
    Links: Express

Mon 3 May 2021

  • Auckland gay bars reject protesters' deadnaming accusations
    Some of Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland's queer community have staged a protest outside two of the city's best-known gay bars, accusing the management of transphobic behaviour...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland gay bars reject protesters' deadnaming accusations
    Some of Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland's queer community have staged a protest outside two of the city's best-known gay bars, accusing the management of transphobic behaviour...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel's first transgender referee takes to the field as a woman
    For the first time since coming out publicly as a woman last week, Sapir Berman blew the whistle on a top-flight football game...
    Links: Stuff
  • Government to Make Changing Name on Birth Certificate Easier
    Links: Express
  • Hannah Gadsby Announces Marriage To Her Producer
    Links: Express

Fri 3 May 2019

  • 10 x Double Passes to Rocketman
    Links: Express
  • 46 x LUSH Bath Bombs
    Links: Express
  • 5 x The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots DVDs
    Links: Express
  • Daniel Nehemia Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse
    Links: Express
  • Our Rainbow History – Memories of the Past
    Links: Express

Thu 3 May 2018

  • Making a change: advice on raising a transgender child
    Facing puberty, fitting in at school...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel Folau – The Controversy
    Links: Express

Wed 3 May 2017

  • Malingering in the Cathedral
    This is the third and final Politics and Religion farewell article, focusing last and definitely least on our inept and incompetent enemies within the New Zealand Christian Right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russians protesting situation in Chechnya are arrested
    Activists protesting the treatment of gay men in Chechnya have been arrested in Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 May 2016

  • An Intimate Night in with Carol
    Links: Express
  • AKL Pride Festival appoint two new Board members
    The Auckland Pride Festival has appointed two new Board members, including a young person with a passion for LGBTI youth engagement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coalition push against UN LGBTI acceptance
    A new anti-LGBTI coalition group aims to unite similar organisations from around the world and “explicitly push back against UN entities attempting to redefine the family to include same-sex relations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage: "be aware of divorce law"
    Same sex couples from overseas contemplating marrying in New Zealand because same-sex marriage is not available to them in their own countries need to be aware of the laws relating to marriage and divorce here and in their own countries, according to the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • May is National HIV Testing Month
    This month is the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s National HIV Testing Month, focusing on testing and raising awareness of the importance of testing in HIV prevention...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preview: From This Day Forward
    It isn’t very often a documentary explores the complexities of gender identity and transition from the perspective of a trans person’s adult child...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 May 2015

  • Editorial: Be Warned
    Links: Express
  • German Milk Technician Wins Mr Gay World
    Links: Express
  • 'Gay grandads' John and Des marry
    Des Smith and John Jolliff ready to say "we do" The honorary grandfathers of the New Zealand gay community, Des Smith and John Jolliff, have celebrated the tenth anniversary of the passing of the Civil Union legislation by becoming legally married...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Germany wins Mr Gay World 2015
    Klaus Burkart, a 21-year-old milk technician from Germany, is the new Mr Gay World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Irish women kiss to protest protester
    Picture by James Delaney A picture of two women kissing in front of a protester in Dublin is being shared all over the world, as Ireland counts down to a vote on marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender acceptance
    The unthinkable is happening; being transgender is slowly becoming more recognised by society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 2
    In Part 1 of this interview with the new head of NZ largest HIV-positive men's peer support and advocacy organisation, Body Positive, Mark Fisher explained who he is and his path to the BP corner office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 2
    In Part 1 of this interview with the new head of NZ largest HIV-positive men's peer support and advocacy organisation, Body Positive, Mark Fisher explained who he is and his path to the BP corner office...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 May 2014

  • Abuse of Trust: Pt 1 - The trap
    Silipa Take On Wednesday morning Wellington man Silipa Take, charged with 13 counts of indecently assaulting ten of his male sexual health counselling clients, narrowly avoided a jail sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Church urged to welcome all, or lose many
    A petition has been created urging the Anglican Church to take steps towards welcoming everyone, including faithful lgbt Anglicans and their friends and families...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag Race stars to light up Auckland
    Adore Delano and Trinity K Bonet of RuPaul's Drag Race fame are coming to Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 May 2013

  • Auckland Council's War Against Sex Workers
    The Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill is a badly drafted, draconian, excessive and transphobic private member's bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality comes to Rhode Island
    Rhode Island has become the tenth US state to legalise same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Name ideas flowing in for new gay rugby team
    File photo Name ideas, dodgy and clever, are coming in thick and fast for New Zealand's new gay rugby team, which is getting together for the Bingham Cup in Sydney next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ already a popular civil union destination
    File photo Marriage equality hasn't been enacted in New Zealand just yet, but plenty of gay and lesbian foreigners are already coming here for civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF seeks runners for marathon fundraiser
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is welcoming anyone who wants to join its ‘Running for Zero’ team in the Auckland Marathon and fun run in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa wipes crime of 'Impersonating a woman'
    Members of the Samoan Fa'afafine Association The crime of ‘impersonating a woman’ has been wiped under Samoa’s new Crimes Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “Big gay rainbow” MP considers Mayoralty bid
    Maurice Williamson The straight MP who became a global gay rights superstar with his memorable ‘big gay rainbow’ speech is considering running for Auckland mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 May 2012

  • Kevin Jensen - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Kevin Jensen reflects on taking the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt into the community, and designing the AIDS quilt website
    Features: Kevin Jensen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Nicki and Megan - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Nicki and Megan reflect on the quilt panel they made for Robin
    Features: Megan Butcher, Nicki Eddy
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Presentation at Te Papa - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Audio from a New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt presentation given by Michael Bancroft and Nicki Eddy at Te Papa
    Features: Michael Bancroft, Nicki Eddy
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Stephanie Gibson - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    History curator Stephanie Gibson talks about the process of Te Papa becoming the guardian of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Features: Stephanie Gibson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Civil union figures bounce back up in 2011
    Des Smith and John Jolliff had the nation's first civil union on 1 May 2005 There were 232 same-sex civil unions among New Zealand residents last year, a small jump from the record low of just 200 in 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA seeks feedback on future direction
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has opened the door on change, saying it’s starting a conversation about its future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mitt Romney and the US Christian Right
    Mitt Romney Now that Mitt Romney will almost probably be the US Republican presidential candidate, what will this mean for the course of the US presidential election later this year? Let's put it this way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sacking 'UnAustralian' say advocates
    Marriage equality advocates say the sacking of a school teacher for indicating his support for same-sex marriage on a social media site is a violation of free speech and “Un-Australian”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The GC. WTF?
    The GC … it obviously doesn't stand for good content, or much gay content … although some wits in the social media-verse have decided it stands for the ‘gay c***s' because it involves straight men shaving their legs and straightening their hair...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 May 2011

  • Candlelight services to be held across NZ
    AIDS Candlelight Memorial services will be held at seven centres across the country on Sunday 15 May, with the theme 'touching lives'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay victim's mum reflects on bin Laden's death
    Mark Bingham The mother of a gay man who was killed in the September 11 attacks has paid tribute to the intelligence community and US military, following the death of Osama bin Laden...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Margaret farewelled in laughter-filled ceremony
    Margaret's coat and beloved items were given a place of honour (Picture thanks to Andrea) K' Rd character Margaret Hoffman has been farewelled by hundreds of people at a church in central Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Margaret Hoffman
    Margaret Hoffman If you know K'Rd, chances are you knew Margaret...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 May 2010

  • Backgrounder: Britain's Liberal Democrats
    The Liberal Democrats look set to play a vastly increased role in British politics after the forthcoming general election on May 6th...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Naval and Family to change hands
    The Naval Naval took control of the historic three-storey building at 243 K' Rd and returned its original name two years ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 May 2009

  • Sweden celebrates first gay marriages
    Same-sex marriages in Sweden are legal from this weekend, allowing gay couples - some of whom were previously civil unioned - to marry in civil or even religious ceremonies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 May 2008

  • Anti-gay preacher murdered at Perth party
    Investigations by the Waikato Times have revealed that a New Zealander stabbed at a party in Perth 12 days ago was an anti-gay former preacher...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay ex-top cop loses London Mayoral race
    Formerly the highest-ranking openly gay police officer in the world, Brian Paddick has lost his bid to become Mayor of London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Nat talks insurance, blood and bullying
    Rainbow Wellington's event with the National party's 'out' MP Chris Finlayson on Thursday was a chance for the LGBT advocacy network to find out more about their Vice Patron, and ask him about National's policies on gay issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Nat talks insurance, blood and bullying
    Rainbow Wellington's event with the National party's 'out' MP Chris Finlayson on Thursday was a chance for the LGBT advocacy network to find out more about their Vice Patron, and ask him about National's policies on gay issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 May 2007

  • George FM
    Billy and Bob (masked) with Gary (left)and Hot Toddy (right) ‘One in Ten' is New Zealand's only nationwide gay radio show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Machiavelli and the social conservatives
    In a recent jeremiad, fundamentalist homophobe and all-round misanthrope Garnet Milne argued that Helen Clark and the Greens were students of the Renaissance political philosopher and strategist, Niccolo Machiavelli, dedicated to retaining power at all costs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF mourns loss of Henare Te Ua
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is today mourning the loss of its kaumatua, Henare Te Ua, a champion for safe sex and the fight against HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight couples choose Civil Unions too
    20% of last year's New Zealand Civil Unions were for opposite-sex couples, say new official figures released today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Telecom
    A spokesperson for Telecom says the ‘technical glitch' which led Nelson woman Gay Hamilton to receive an email saying her first name is ‘inappropriate for business-like communication' has been rectified...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 May 2006

  • Bringing drag to Marlborough
    Bruce Munro Ellie Kat of Nelson; and Dawn Breaker, Mia Slapper, and Amandah La Whore, all of Wellington, to name a few...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dream Team: Peter Wells and Edmund White on stage!
    Trust gay author and observer David Herkt to put it in a nutshell: "I grew up with Edmund White...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor honours gay Auckland man
    Prominent gay Aucklander Ross Thorby has been honoured by Mayor Dick Hubbard as a Living Legend for coordinating the iconic Franklin Road Christmas Lights Show...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 May 2004

  • No compo for Marshall
    Sacked Queer Nation host Jonathan Marshall has been unsuccessful in his attempt to sue the programme maker Livingstone Productions for wrongful dismissal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Public split on civil unions
    A new poll shows public support is split on civil unions, with 46% in support and 34% opposed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 May 1976

  • Television feature: A Great Day by Frank Sargeson (New Zealand)
    Winners and Losers, ref TZD571.
    Links: TVNZ

Fri 3 May 1929

  • Former Mayor of Whanganui Charles Mackay is shot dead (Berlin, Germany)
    Mackay is killed by a policeman while covering a street battle as a journalist.
    Links: Papers Past, Te Ara

Tue 3 May 1921

  • George Rocake (a.k.a Winifred Wilson) appears in court charged with offensive behaviour (Sydney, Australia)
    Police had earlier raided Rocake's room and removed "female clothing, paints and powders".
    Links: Papers Past

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