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Wed 5 May 2021

  • Laurel Hubbard set to become first trans-gender Olympic athlete
    Official selection is the only thing needed for weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become the first transgender Olympian...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard set to become first trans-gender Olympic athlete
    Official selection is the only thing needed for weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become the first transgender Olympian...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard to become first trans-gender Olympic athlete - report
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, the Inside the Games website is reporting...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard to become first trans-gender Olympic athlete - report
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, the Inside the Games website is reporting...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ's Laurel Hubbard may become first transgender athlete at an Olympic Games
    Laurel Hubbard is on the brink of making the NZ team for the Tokyo Olympics - and becoming part of Games history...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ's Laurel Hubbard may become first transgender athlete at an Olympic Games
    Laurel Hubbard is on the brink of making the NZ team for the Tokyo Olympics - and becoming part of Games history...
    Links: Stuff
  • Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi weighlifter Laurel Hubbard set to become first transgender athlete to compete at the Games
    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to become first transgender athlete to compete at the Games
    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to become first transgender athlete to compete at the Games
    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Copenhagen 2021 Confirmed To Go Ahead Despite Tough COVID Restrictions
    Links: Express
  • Lil Nas X Sizzles In Heavenly Photoshoot
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Launch Party
    Links: Express
  • The Chrissy Witoko Memorial Trust
    Links: Express

Tue 5 May 2020

  • Ex-Cop Says Homophobia A “Cancer” In UK Police Force
    Links: Express
  • Georgian Trans Woman Sets Herself On Fire During COVID-19 Protest
    Links: Express
  • Louisa Wall and Tamati Coffey To Join Rainbow Auckland’s Virtual Mixer
    Links: Express
  • May’s LGBT+ HISTORY
    Links: Express
  • Sex in the age of Coronavirus
    Links: Express

Sun 5 May 2019

  • 'Quack' doctors cause HIV panic in Pakistan, as scores of people are infected
    Backstreet surgeries closed and doctor arrested in Pakistan after scores of people - including kids - were found to be infected...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay rugby league icon Ian Roberts to Israel Folau: 'Kids are killing themselves'
    Gay league icon Ian Roberts' devastating message to Israel Folau after his controversial social media posts...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ian Roberts issues emotional message to Israel Folau
    The first Australian NRL player to publicly come out as gay has issued an emotional message to Israel Folau as the Wallabies star fights to save his rugby career...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The French make a stand against homophobia in sport, as Israel Folau awaits his fate
    A French rugby contract is unlikely for Israel Folau after his homophobic social media posts...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 5 May 2018

  • My Brother Mitchell inspired by death of filmmaker Todd Karehana's brother aged 10
    Bullied for being gay, so hungry he ate bananas out of the school rubbish bin, it wasn't extreme poverty that traumatised Todd Karehana as a child, but the tragic death of his older brother...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 5 May 2017

  • It’s A Bit Posh Gala Night
    Links: Express
  • Farewell Tony Hughes - Pt2
    [You can read part 1 of this article here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Retriring researcher slams Govt. over HIV
    One of the most respected and successful figures in the history of New Zealand's until now successful fight against the HIV epidemic has criticised the government for its waning commitment to HIV prevention work...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 May 2016

  • $124 Increase in New Medication Reinvigorates Call for the Lift of...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Festival Board Announces Two New Board Members
    Links: Express
  • Having a Gay Ol’ Night
    Links: Express
  • No Pride in Prisons Keep PRIDE Protests in Forefront with Fundraising...
    Links: Express
  • 19 LGBTI rights activists arrested in St Petersburg
    Police at the St Petersburg Labor Day parade cracked down on LGBTI people, with nineteen arrests made as an LGBTI rights protest was attempted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New initiative brings together WLG youth services
    A new collaboration between Wellington’s gender and sexuality diverse youth support organisations is launching and hosting an information evening next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP doco screening to keep Pride conversation fresh
    No Pride in Prisons is hosting a screening of a documentary that follows the progress of the protest group and discussion around the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over 450 same-sex couples wed in 2015
    The number of same-sex marriages in New Zealand continues to stand strong with 453 couples entering into marriage in 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 May 2015

  • Gay Activists Allowed To March Publicly in Russian May Day March
    Links: Express
  • Magazine Uses Ink Infused With HIV Positive Blood to ‘Break Taboo’
    Links: Express
  • Qantas CEO Speaks Out on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Tony Abbott Reportedly Refuses To Meet Ambassador’s Same Sex Partner
    Links: Express
  • UK Election: Nigel Farage Claims UKIP is Not Anti Gay
    Links: Express
  • "No room for gays" in Kenya, leader says
    Kenya's deputy president says there is no room for gay people in the Commonwealth nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Healthy relationships resource launched
    A new resource has been published which provides information and contacts for in lgbti people in abusive relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ fund set up for lgbti people in Nepal
    Blue Diamond Society members sheltering in a tent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 May 2014

  • Ever-popular Carlson adds more shows
    Urzila Carlson has added two extra shows in Auckland and one in Wellington, after selling out her New Zealand International Comedy Festival gigs once again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Foreigners had 2/5 same-sex nuptials
    Aussies Jess Lawrence and Kate McClenahan won a Gay Ski Week competition to marry in Queenstown last year In the first few months of marriage equality in New Zealand, 209 same-sex kiwi couples married, while 146 gay couples from overseas tied the knot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Orange Is The New Black honoured
    Orange is the New Black cast members on the red carpet / GLAAD Orange is the New Black, George Takei and Oprah Winfrey have been among the winners at the annual GLAAD Media Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: Girls who love girls
    Michelle Tea’s autobiography Valencia shot by 21 different queer filmmakers?! There's that, and plenty more to love, in the Out Takes features about women who love women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Dallas Vixon appears for Wigarama
    Dallas Vixon was back from Melbourne for Wigarama...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 May 2013

  • Georgina Beyer reveals serious illness
    Georgina Beyer has revealed she has been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 May 2012

  • Fundraiser donated works from 22 artists
    Men Looking by Graeme Hitchcock Organisers of Wellington's upcoming art fundraiser are full of gratitude for the 22 queer artists who have donated works to the exhibition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Petersburg: First anti-gay law conviction
    Nikolai Alexeyev A prominent gay rights activist has become the first person to be convicted under St Petersburg’s anti-gay law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “Being bisexual is actually a thing” - Paquin
    Delicious New Zealand actress Anna Paquin has continued her mission to help the world understand bisexuality in the face of the many misconceptions about it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 May 2011

  • K' Rd bar owners unite in push for change
    K' Rd on a busy night (picture GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Media law expert to discuss hate speech
    Lawyer and journalist Steve Price will canvas the issue of hate speech and the lack of legislation for it, when he is the guest speaker at a Rainbow Wellington gathering on 26 May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Africa sets up hate crime task force
    Noxolo Nogwaza was gang raped, stoned and stabbed to death South Africa’s law enforcers are setting up a task force to address crimes against glbt people after the “corrective rape” and murder of a young lesbian activist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 May 2010

  • Yellow - Rainbow Touchstones (Christchurch)
    Joe talks about growing up and dealing with depression.
    Features: Joe
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ad "worse than bad taste" says trans group
    Activist law project TransAdvocates is speaking out against an advertisement for a bank depicting a transgender person being assaulted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Alternative lesbian night returns in Auckland
    Alternative Auckland lesbian night Proud Mary will be back for its second night this Saturday, with a live band and a pile of DJs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Country singer comes out after years in closet
    Chely Wright Award-winning American country artist Chely Wright has come out, after spending years believing she had to hide her sexuality for the sake of her career...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Quilt memorial website goes online
    A website displaying 139 quilts created in memory of New Zealanders, mostly gay men, who have died due to AIDS has gone online...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud Mary keeps on burning
    Katija Vlatkovich It's been a frustrating couple of weeks for Katija Vlatkovich...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remix of Tegan and Sara's Alligator
    There is a push in the online world to get lesbian twin sisters and indie darlings Tegan and Sara down to New Zealand after they play seven concerts in Australia this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reply: Body Positive has a significant role to play
    In one his recent blogs Michael Stevens (aka The Gay Blade) aired the view that Body Positive Auckland, by far the country's largest peer support group for HIV Positive people, seems to be the de facto voice for HIV positive people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 May 2009

  • G.A.Y. radio serves Kapiti community
    A monthly gay radio show on Kapiti and Horowhenua's Coast Access Radio 104...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Lust in Second Life
    Cybermen: A gay hook-up in Second Life Virtual realities may be the next stage of the Internet revolution - so what do they hold for us, good or bad? For the uninitiated, I should explain that virtual worlds are elaborately structured online environments where one can assume an artificial persona, or avatar, which is able to interact with other avatars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How to host your own winter festival
    "As New Zealand gets colder, it's getting harder to find things to do...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian mums in toddlers' sex ed book
    A new Australian book aimed at pre-schoolers is courting controversy with its aim to teach children about lesbian couples getting pregnant with sperm donors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Steady rate of LGBT civil unions in 2008
    256 gay or lesbian New Zealand couples registered their civil unions in 2008 - almost the same number as were civil unioned in the previous year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 May 2008

  • Gay activists attacked in St. Petersburg
    Unidentified assailants attacked gay activists after a Day of Silence picket in Chernyshevsky Park in Russia's St...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High Tea for Mother's Day at Dot's Sister
    This Sunday is Mother's Day - and Ponsonby Road's campiest venue will welcome our community's treasured mums with a special High Tea...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF: Cash injection for K' Road HIV clinic
    The Board of Trustees of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation has made a one-off grant of $80,000 to Body Positive, to help the HIV support service continue its work in Auckland's Karangahape Road area...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 May 2007


  • ‘Lost' actress Michelle Rodriguez is upset she's been outed in the new issue of US lesbian magazine ‘Curve'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Funeral: Henare Te Ua: St-Matthews-in-the-City
    A gay-themed funeral service in packed St Matthews in the City saw gay Maori elder Henare Te Ua farewelled from Auckland, to head south for his Gisborne tangi this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New safe sex campaign targets Asian gays
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Gay Men's Health team is to launch its first resource aimed at raising HIV awareness among Asian gay and bisexual men on Friday 11th May in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA Hate Crime Bill
    The U...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 May 2006

  • Auckland
    The regular Fruits in Suits gathering of the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA) has moved to a stylish new venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 May 2005

  • Adoption Law Reform: Current debate status
    Recently, the New Zealand Listener ran an excellent article about the current status of the debate over LGBT adoption law reform in this country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt considers gay marriage ban
    The Government is now reserving comment on whether it will support a ban on gay marriage, a proposal it rubbished when raised last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens: Gay marriage ban an "outrage"
    The Green Party have labelled United Future MP Larry Baldock's bill to ban gay marriage as an "outrage", ruling out any support for its first vote in Parliament next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay marriage ban vote next week
    Parliament is to debate a "George Bush" bill next week that would permanently exclude same-sex couples from the Marriage Act and amend anti-discrimination protections for gays in the Bill of Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UF: Further antigay bills not ruled out
    United Future MP Larry Baldock has not ruled out proposing further anti-gay legislation, following news that his private member's bill to ban gay marriage and amend protections for gays under the Bill of Rights will be debated in Parliament next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 May 2004

  • Earlier identification needed for transgender
    Earlier identification and treatment of transgender people is a key to preventing self-loathing and suicidal feelings among the transgendered, says a Massey University health sciences lecturer, and changing one's gender should not be confused with changing one's sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay novel up for award in Australia
    A gay-themed historical novel penned by an Auckland academic is among the contenders for Australia's most prestigious literary prize this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Martin van der Reit: The wrong man
    The man at the centre of the Auckland Pride Centre fraud allegations not only says he didn't do it, but that he is part of an elaborate plot to cover up mismanagement...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 May 1971

  • Television current affairs: sex education (New Zealand)
    Survey, ref TZP74345.
    Links: TVNZ

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