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Fri 6 May 2022

  • Migrants with HIV face uncertain future: 'I was infected here in NZ'
    Some immigrants are applying for refugee status because they've tested positive for HIV in New Zealand and are worried the government will kick them out...
    Links: RNZ
  • Eli Matthewson: “It’s Always Daunting To Represent Rainbow Communities On Screen”
    Links: Express
  • Molly McCann: From Brawler To Author
    Links: Express
  • USA: Rapper Kidd Creole Sentenced To 16 Years After ‘Gay Panic’...
    Links: Express
  • You’re Invited! Get Ready To Secure Your Sydney WorldPride 2023 Tickets
    Links: Express

Thu 6 May 2021

  • Bebe Rexha shares she's dated female celebs in message on sexuality
    Singer Bebe Rexha discussed her sexuality in a new interview, saying she has "fallen in love with a girl" in the past and has also dated famous ones...
    Links: Stuff
  • Home of San Francisco's first same-sex spouses now a landmark
    The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 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 transgender Olympic athlete
    Official selection is the only thing needed for weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become the first transgender Olympian...
    Links: RNZ
  • Midday Sports News for 6 May 2021
    Official selection is the only thing needed for weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become the first transgender Olympian...
    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
  • Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard should be at Olympics
    Transgender New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is all but guaranteed a spot at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: RNZ
  • 2022 Date Announced For Auckland’s Rainbow Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Gay Paramedic Burned Alive in Homophobic Arson
    Links: Express
  • Prominent Tongan LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Murdered
    Links: Express
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Links: Express
  • The Invisible Ageing Queen
    Links: Express

Wed 6 May 2020

  • CRL tunnel boring machine named after Dame Whina Cooper
    City Rail Link's Tunnel Boring Machine has been named after Maori land rights activist Dame Whina Cooper ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Celebrate NZ Music Month And Tune Into Lockdown Live Week 5
    Links: Express
  • Ex-Pope Unleashes With Homophobic Rhetoric
    Links: Express

Mon 6 May 2019

  • Brunei not enforcing death penalty for gay people after international backlash
    Sultan places moratorium on capital punishment for gay people and adulterers...
    Links: Stuff
  • Brunei says it will not enforce gay death penalty
    Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex...
    Links: RNZ
  • Folau rejects $1m to leave Rugby Australia contract
    The Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has reportedly rejected a 1 million dollar offer from Rugby Australia to walk away from his contract...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay rugby league icon Ian Roberts to Israel Folau: 'Kids are killing themselves'
    "There are young kids in the suburbs taking their own lives," Ian Roberts says...
    Links: Stuff
  • Study proves that HIV transmission can be eliminated, increasing hopes to an end to Aids
    Hopes of an end to HIV get big boost with study showing transmission of the virus can be eliminated...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau Refuses to Leave, Rejects Million Dollar Settlement
    Links: Express

Sat 6 May 2017

  • Geovana Peres (Auckland)
    Boxer Geovana Peres talks to Benji Watt about winning the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title
    Features: Geovana Peres
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 6 May 2016

  • Small Screen Hunk Confirms He is Gay
    Links: Express
  • US Consul General in Shanghai Marries Partner
    Links: Express
  • "Govt must commit to removing CD4 threshold"
    NZAF says while it applauds the Government for investing in medicine, it must commit to removing the CD4 threshold for accessing HIV treatment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legislative reform for divorce looks unlikely
    The issue of divorce for overseas same-sex couples who marry here in New Zealand has come into the spotlight recently as an Australian woman revealed that she is unable to divorce because to do so she would need to live here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pharmac funding hoped to improve access to HIV meds
    Pharmac has received $39 million to improve access to medications next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reflecting on SHIFT
    Over one hundred young people gathered from all over the country last weekend for a national LGBTI youth hui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turnbull: Electoral Roulette?
    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appears to be trying to exploit a campaign to restore the Australian Building and Corruption Commission to call a snap Australian federal election, but will this backfire on him and his Liberal/National Coalition government? It would have been the Coalition's approach to industrial relations, but Turnbull backed off confrontation over that one...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 May 2015

  • Kenyan GLBT Advocacy Group Wins Historic Court Victory
    Links: Express
  • Tasmanian Woman’s Dying Wish Granted
    Links: Express
  • Defence Force gets behind Pink Shirt Day
    The Defence Force is taking part in Pink Shirt Day by offering five young “Pink Shirt Day Heroes” a special day out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Elizabeth Kerekere’s Top Relationship Tips
    Elizabeth Kerekere has over 30 years of experience working within Māori and other community organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Elizabeth Kerekere’s Top Relationship Tips
    Elizabeth Kerekere has over 30 years of experience working within Māori and other community organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Few couples now opting for civil unions
    UPDATED: Just 19 New Zealand same-sex couples had civil unions in 2014, while there were 486 same-sex weddings...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miley Cyrus' romances not all "straight"
    Pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed she hasn’t always been in "straight, heterosexual" relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 May 2014

  • Mika's new single: Coffee
    Have a listen to Mika's new single Coffee, a hot energy shot which features Lavina Williams...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NRL junior suspended for anti-gay barb
    Mitchell Moses has since apologised An up and coming rugby league player has been suspended for two games after calling an opposition player a 'a f*cking gay c*nt' during an under-20s State of Origin game...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smith backs NZAF's condom message
    Jonathan Smith A well-known gay Aucklander is supporting the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s warning that the risk of HIV transmission not completely ruled out even if a viral load is undetectable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smith backs NZAF's condom message
    Jonathan Smith A well-known gay Aucklander is supporting the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s warning that the risk of HIV transmission not completely ruled out even if a viral load is undetectable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tickets on sale for Adore Delano show
    Drag star Adore Delano will perform at Auckland’s Legend Bar    ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge needs a little help from friends
    The owners of Auckland’s Urge Bar are reluctantly appealing to the community for help, as the loved venue faces closure...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • X-Men stars discover gay fan fantasies
    X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have had a hilarious introduction to fan art and fan fiction on The Graham Norton Show...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 May 2013

  • Anti-gay lobby group losing charity status
    Lobby group Family First is being deregistered as a charity, losing its tax exempt status, due to its political lobbying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Artist spotlight: Te Mete
    Artist Te Mete’s work comes from an unconventional background...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First: Uncharitable Thoughts
    Christian Right pressure group Family First has been deregistered by New Zealand's Charities Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First: Uncharitable Thoughts
    Christian Right pressure group Family First has been deregistered by New Zealand's Charities Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man takes on Anglican Church over rejection
    Geno Sisneros The Human Rights Tribunal is hearing the case of a gay man who was rejected for training as a priest by the Anglican Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mau and Edmonds slam ‘creepy’ women’s mag
    Mau and Edmonds (yes, we asked them before we took this picture!) Auckland couple Ali Mau and Karleen Edmonds have ripped into a woman’s magazine which has published pictures of them kissing and cuddling as they enjoyed a concert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth farewelling two key staff members
    Hamilton (centre) and Shore (right) with former colleague Priscilla Penniket at tehe WTF launch Two staff members are wrapping up their time at Rainbow Youth, which is heading for a slight restructure...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 May 2012

  • Ron New - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Ron New talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Ron New
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Johnson "obessed" with donating sperm
    Bill Johnson A one-time anti-gay American political candidate who made headlines for donating sperm to lesbian couples here in New Zealand has apparently left his wife to be with the children he’s sired...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: the docos
    Whether you’re a lesbian who loves alternative music, a gay boy who loves Bollywood, or anyone who loves ballroom, or none of the above, there’s bound to be something for you in the documentary line-up at Out Takes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Trans woman killed in possible hate crime
    Brandy Martell - photo by Tiffany Woods...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 May 2011

  • Ardern gets election campaign rolling
    The caravan, before and after...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus: Ex-soldier charged over Facebook hate
    A former Australian soldier has been charged over the creation of an anti-gay Facebook page that targeted four serving members of the Defence Force...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brazil approves civil unions, in landmark move
    Same-sex civil unions have been approved by Brazil's Supreme Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mardi Gras meeting called
    You may be aware that recently, GABA agreed after discussions with Nikki Kaye MP to chair a group looking at support for a potential "Mardi Gras" or larger LGBT Celebration in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Misreading Epsom
    If Don Brash does stand John Banks in Epsom come the November 2011 New Zealand general election, will ACT lose its last toehold on power? Consider this...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Naval and Family being turned into strip club
    The teaser ad for the new club K' Rd's Naval   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 May 2010

  • Anti-gay minister hires escort "to carry luggage"
    An American Christian right leader has been snapped returning from holiday with a male prostitute, who he claims he hired to carry his luggage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drug-resistant gonorrhoea a worry for NZ
    The emergence of drug-resistant gonorrhoea and a spike in detection of the sexually transmitted disease in New South Wales has put sexual health experts here in New Zealand on alert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get your nominations in for WotW Awards
    Wayne Nicholas with Miss Gloriousole Nominations are already flooding in for the Wigs on the Waterfront (WotW) Awards night, which will be held at Auckland's Maritime Museum on June 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi Olympic speed skater comes out
    Blake Skjellerup New Zealand Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has come out in an interview with Australian magazine DNA...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians remain more likely to get hitched
    Lesbians continue to be more likely than gay men to enter into civil unions, with 168 female couples getting hitched in 2009 compared to 124 male couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: A Single Man
    A Single Man A film by Tom Ford Based on the Book by Christopher Isherwood (1904 – 1986) Starring: Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, with Mathew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Ginnfer Goodwin Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in A Single Man Of all the novels of Christopher Isherwood A Single Man, written in 1965, was his favourite work and considered by many to be his best work...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 May 2009

  • "I'm off to the World Outgames. Anyone with me?"
    Kiwi Outgames medal hope: Bren JD Auckland's North Shore boy Bren JD is heading to Denmark to play hockey at July's World Outgames in Copenhagen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chauvel s reshuffle
    GLBT Labour MPs Maryan Street and Charles Chauvel have picked up extra responsibilities in leader Phil Goff's reshuffle of his caucus and opposition shadow cabinet, while Chris Carter has slid sideways a little...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Double murderer's appeal turned down
    The former white supremacist who is serving two life prison sentences for killing a gay Westport man and a Korean backpacker has had his appeal against his 21-year non-parole jail term turned down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Big Fat Gay Anti-Hate YouTube Video
    Lily Allen "Look inside, look inside your tiny mind and look a bit harder cause we're so uninspired so sick and tired of all the hatred you harbor so you say it's not okay to be gay well I think you're just evil you're just some racist who can't tie my laces you're point of view is not legal…" 23 YouTubers got together to sing along to Lily Allen's new anti-homophobia song in advance of a worldwide day against anti-gay hatred...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK ban for anti-gay energy drink founder
    The American co-founder of Rockstar energy drinks is on a short list of people banned from the UK for 'inciting hatred'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 May 2008

  • "Gay marriage doesn't work" - Pete Burns
    UK pop singer Pete Burns says he's "learned the hard way" that gay relationships are "a total joke" and has split from his civil union partner Michael Simpson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: No Civil Unions for ACT after veto
    Same-sex couples in Canberra have lost a legal battle for civil unions, after the Australian Capital Territory's Government was forced into a humiliating backdown on the issue during tense negotiations with the Federal Government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's Next Door Bar will be demolished
    After a long battle with Hamilton City Council over the refurbishment of the Next Door Bar, its owner has had a complete change of plan - he's going to demolish the whole place and start afresh...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manila: Church head against gays in parade
    The head of Manila's Roman Catholic Church has frowned on the participation of gay men in the Santacruzan flower festival held across the Philippines every May in honour of the Virgin Mary...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over 250 gay couples civilly united in 2007
    Two hundred and fifty-three same-sex couples civilly united last year, according to official figures released by Statistics New Zealand today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sensible Susan and the Queen's Merkin
    Sensible Susan   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: The World According to Rangatira
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 12 May: An awesome line-up of respected Rangatira takataapui give considered, open - and at times powerfully simple - first-hand accounts of the World According to Takataapui...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 May 2007

  • Asian Gay New Zealanders
    It is very obvious that Asians are an increasingly visible part of the New Zealand community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Asian Gay New Zealanders
    It is very obvious that Asians are an increasingly visible part of the New Zealand community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada: Gas attacks in gay village?
    On the Saturday night of 28th April, a colourless, odourless gas was released into the ventilation systems of two Toronto gay bars, the Globe and Mail newspaper has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 May 2006

  • Editorial: Some things never change. Why?
    To paraphrase Whangarei's Northern Advocate newspaper, after a year of legally recognised civil unions in New Zealand some things have changed, some have stayed the same...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six years before Law Reform there was "Squeeze"
    SQUEEZE (NZ,1980) R18 Dir: Richard Turner Starring Robert Shannon, Paul Eady Made here in New Zealand before the homosexual law reform bill was passed, and on a budget of less than $100,000, Squeeze, the story of a bisexual man - straight by day and gay by night - caused a sensation when it was released in 1980...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • When Virgins Attack!
    Virginities tend to get a bad press in the gay male community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 May 2005

  • Arguing From Silence - where art thou, HRC?
    Rosslyn Noonan Is the Human Rights Commission failing to meet its obligations of protecting the GLBT community? Chief Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan answers criticisms over the HRC's recent lack of public visibility on gay issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Happy unions continue nationwide
    The invisibility of same-sex couples in New Zealand is fast becoming a thing of the past, with civil unions being performed across the nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US cash for NZ antigay campaign
    The conservative Maxim Institute has been handed a cash prize by an American organisation in recognition of its campaign against the Civil Union Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 May 2004

  • May 16: Turning Remembrance Into Action
    International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2004 'Turning Remembrance Into Action' On Sunday 16 May, thousands of individuals in over 3000 communities in 85 countries will simultaneously participate in the world's largest and oldest annual grassroots HIV/AIDS event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taking stock of Don Brash
    It was a loaded question, I admit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 May 2003

  • DV8 comes to Auckland
    Gay Sydney will soon entertain and inform Aucklanders every Thursday when Triangle Television screens Sydney's first gay and lesbian television show DV8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 May 1988

  • Television current affairs: Hepatitis B vaccine may contain HIV (New Zealand)
    Media commentator Brain Priestley reviews media coverage. Fourth Estate, ref F91240.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 6 May 1985

  • A lesbian and gay commemoration of the Holocaust is held on the steps of the National War Memorial (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: LAGANZ

Sat 6 May 1933

  • Members of the German Student Union attack the Institut fur Sexualwissenschaft (Institute of Sexology) (Berlin, Germany)
    The attack follows a two-month Nazi purge of gay clubs and the banning of gay groups and publications.
    Links: Wikipedia

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