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Sun 7 May 2023

  • San Francisco Backtracks On Travel Ban For States With Anti-LGBTQ Laws
    Links: Express
  • San Francisco Backtracks On Travel Ban on States With Anti-LGBTQ Laws
    Links: Express
  • Twisted Sister Frontman Asserts LGBTQ+ Ally Status Amid Controversy Over Transphobic...
    Links: Express

Fri 7 May 2021

  • Mighty Ape pulls 'transphobic' books from sale after public outcry
    The books, which are still available from Paper Plus, describe being transgender as a mental illness...
    Links: Stuff
  • Tokyo Olympics: Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to rise above abuse and boycott calls
    OPINION: You have to hand it to Laurel Hubbard – not many of us would willingly go through what the champion lifter is about to...
    Links: Stuff
  • Caitlyn Jenner Attracts Controversy In Run For California Governor
    Links: Express
  • Laurel Hubbard To Become First Trans Olympic Athlete
    Links: Express

Thu 7 May 2020

  • 'Two bumps, same love': Same-sex couple both get pregnant within two weeks
    A gay couple are on their pregnancy journey together after both conceiving just weeks apart...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Brazilian President Suggests ‘WHO’ Encourages Homosexuality In Childhood
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Discrimination Protections Removed In Florida
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay World Moved to 2021 Ahead of “Epic Finale”
    Links: Express

Tue 7 May 2019

  • Israel Folau saga: Australia's first gay rugby club says comments are offensive
    Sydney Convicts break silence on Wallabies star's social media posts, saying they are dangerous...
    Links: Stuff
  • More than half of penguins at Irish aquarium are gay
    Of the 14 Gentoo penguins in residence at Irish aquarium, four are homosexual and four lesbian...
    Links: Stuff
  • Breaking: Israel Folau Found Guilty of Breaching Contract
    Links: Express
  • Brunei Back Flips on Death Penalty For Gays
    Links: Express

Mon 7 May 2018

  • Lizzie Marvelly addresses struggle to reveal sexuality
    Lizzie Marvelly has taken to social media to share with her followers that she is ready to be open about her identity as a bisexual woman...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Amanda Betts is a Force of Nature Making Huge Impact Through...
    Links: Express
  • British Prime Minister Apologises to World-Wide LGBT+ Community
    Links: Express

Sun 7 May 2017

  • Heard attackers "arsehole Polynesians" -Updated
    In an angry and racially-charged Facebook posting an NZ AIDS Foundation outreach worker and bear event organiser says he and his partner were attacked by three "arsehole polynesians" on Auckland's Karangahape Road this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • League players 'cocaine incident' outside gay club
    The two New Zealand rugby league players facing charges after being caught allegedly snorting cocaine in Canberra were doing so outside a central city gay nightclub...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Merkel intervenes in Chechnya anti-gay purge
    German chancellor Angela Merkel may have saved the lives of gay men in Chechnya after Russian president Vladimir Putin appears to have followed through on her request for him to intervene in a murderous anti-gay campaign there...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 May 2016

  • Hopes NZ will follow Aus in approving Truvada
    The NZAF says yesterday’s approval of the PrEP drug Tuvada in Australia will potentially have implications for New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truvada gets green light in Australia
    HIV PrEP drug Truvada has been approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 May 2015

  • Composer Jack Body receives the Icon Award - the Arts Foundation of New Zealand's highest honour (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The ceremony takes place at Mary Potter Hospice. Body dies three days later after a long battle with cancer.
    Links: SOUNZ, Wikipedia
  • Homophobic Nebraskan Woman Sues All Gays On Earth
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Shocking Moment Gay Couple Assaulted at Manhattan Restaurant
    Links: Express
  • Call goes out for RY board members
    Applications are open for people aged under 27 who want to join the RainbowYOUTH board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hozier heading to NZ for November show
    Irish musician Hozier, whose breakout track takes on homophobia and bigotry, will play in New Zealand for the first time in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender reality
    In part one of this series, Diane Sparkes discussed transgender acceptance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Woman trying to sue all gays in world
    A woman from Nebraska is attempting to sue every gay person, on the entire planet, on behalf of God and Jesus Christ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 May 2014

  • Couple faces life in prison in Uganda
    A gay man and transgender woman are facing trial in Uganda for sexual activity "against the order of nature"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Green MPs to meet with glbti community
    Jan Logie and Kevin Hague Out Green MPs Kevin Hague and Jan Logie will share their party’s vision for New Zealand at a special pre-election gathering for the glbti community in Auckland this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hasn't the world come a long way?
    A 1967 CBS report "The Homosexuals" will make you glad it's not 1967 any more...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: trans and genderqueer interest
    The trans and genderqueer interest films at Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival include a solid selection of shorts, and a candid look at Thai ladyboys’ quests for personal, family and community acceptance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay man killed after Grindr meet-up
    Dino Dizdarević A 25-year-old Philadelphia man has been murdered after driving to a nearby city meet a man he’d been in contact with on gay hook-up app Grindr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 May 2013

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP431128.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Artist to auction work for charity at Gay Ball
    Te Mete Gay, Maori artist Te Mete will hold an exhibition at the upcoming Gay Ball, where one of his pieces will be auctioned off to raise funds for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carlson sells out Auckland leg of shows
    Urzila Carlson’s entire Auckland season at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival has sold out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First sets sights on GLBT charities
    Bob McCoskrie Family First is questioning the charity status of a number of organisations, including queer youth and transgender support groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First simply not a charity, body explains
    Charities Services General Manager Brendon Ward The independent Charities Registration Board has clarified exactly why Family First has been removed from the Charities Register, saying it simply does not meet the requirements of a charity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prostitution: A societal or religious issue or simply meeting a demand?
    It seems prostitution has been around forever, far longer than pornography and for that matter longer than religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tongan Olympic swimmer comes out
    A Tongan Olympian has come out in a campus newspaper at his American university...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ‘Queen’ Helen gives gay drummers an earful
    Helen Mirren, in costume A troupe of street drummers promoting a gay festival have received a stern telling off from Helen Mirren, dressed as Queen Elizabeth II...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 May 2012

  • "So gay I got AIDS" decision unchallenged
    The Edge's breakfast hosts, JJ Feeney, Mike Puru and Dom Harvey The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not received any appeals over its decision not to uphold a complaint against a text read out on radio station The Edge that “Dom, your song was so gay I’m pretty sure I just got AIDS from listening to it”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BSA turfs out Coro lesbian kiss complaints
    Fine for 5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conservative leader sniffs an opportunity
    Colin Craig The Conservative Party is cosying up to National as ACT flails in the hands of John “I did not have a relationship with that man” Banks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt Day: Where's the power?
    The Mental Health Foundation is proud to lead the efforts on Pink Shirt Day, a national campaign aimed to raise awareness around how to prevent bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt Day: Where's the power?
    The Mental Health Foundation is proud to lead the efforts on Pink Shirt Day, a national campaign aimed to raise awareness around how to prevent bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 May 2011

  • Get your wig on
    Entertainers from across the country are giving up their time to raise money for the Cartier Trust at Wigarama in Auckland on Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New hope found in search for HIV vaccine
    Researchers at Melbourne University have identified antibodies that fight HIV in a breakthrough that puts them a step closer to developing an effective vaccine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer festival gap identified in council report
    A gay and lesbian festival has been identified as one of the holes in Auckland's events programme, by an Auckland Council report...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 May 2010

  • Analysis: Thatcher's Unquiet Ghost?
    David Cameron As predicted, the British Conservative Party has failed to win enough seats at its general election, leaving a hung parliament and the Liberal Democrats installed as kingmakers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Draft HIV Services Review now with Ministry
    A draft copy of the much-awaited report into the funding and provision of HIV support and prevention services has been handed to the Ministry of Health but there is no indication yet of when the finalised report will be made public...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi dancer's Lady Gaga ballet
    Have a look at a dance Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Jaered Glavin's choreographed to a remix of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, which is becoming a global phenomenon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride parade banned in Lithuania
    A Lithuanian court has suspended permission for this weekend's Baltic Pride parade, citing security concerns...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 May 2009

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    20/20, ref: TZP368045.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Tagata Pasifika, ref: TZP368221.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Canada's HIV Laws - But it Takes Two to Tango
    In Canada, there appears to be an alarming tendency toward quasi-criminalisation of HIV positive folk, based on one-sided and draconian criminal law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch's Cruz to award 'Outstanding Gayness'
    The fun and firmly tongue-in-cheek categories for Christchurch's Cruz nightclub's annual Awards night have been announced - including Hottest on the Dancefloor, Gym-Bunniest guy or girl, and even Outstanding Gayness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA dishes out the dollars
    The Gay Auckland Business Association's Charitable Trust has just donated over $10,000 to a wide variety of LGBT community organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA fights the recession with cash grants
    Despite cold weather and ongoing recession woes, last night's monthly networking meeting of Auckland's Gay Business Association was well attended, with many more people than usual packing Newmarket's Urban Café...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage approved in another US State
    The Governor of the US State of Maine has signed legislation to approved same-sex marriage, after previously suggesting his mind was not made up on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gossip queen blasts 'outdated' drag queens
    Most drag queens are 'lame', 'outdated' and 'plain boring', Auckland gossip writer Bridget Saunders has typed on her blog today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • M*A*S*H star is now 'out and proud'
    David Ogden Stiers, who played aristocratic Major Charles Emmerson Winchester III in the iconic 1980s television series M*A*S*H, says he's gay and "very proud to be so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ's Candlelight Memorial 2009
    This Sunday, New Zealanders across the country will be among the first people in the world to light candles to mark the 26th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sing for drinks at K' Road's Kamo bar
    Karaoke at K' Road's gay-owned bar/café Kamo is popular each Thursday and Saturday night, but now there's more incentive to grab the mike and belt out a song...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 May 2008

  • Brazil: Footballer's transgender sex scandal
    Brazilian footballer Ronaldo fears his reputation is ruined after the 31-year-old reportedly picked up three women in a Rio de Janeiro nightclub, and tried to pay them off after discovering they were transgendered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cayman Is: Man detained for kissing partner
    An American tourist was held by police in the Cayman Islands for kissing his boyfriend, after complaints about the couple were reportedly made by fellow customers at the Royal Palms resort...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ Victoria's Traffic Light Party returns
    "This year's Traffic Light Party is going to be bigger and better than ever," says Victoria UniQ Co-President Justin Curreen-Harris...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 May 2007

  • The Charlotte Museum Trust is registered as a trust (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Charlotte Museum
  • 'A whole lot of funny' at NZ's Comedy Festival 2007
    The 2007 NZ International Comedy Festival premiered in Auckland’s St James Theatre on Friday night, with their regular ‘pick and mixer’ showcase of over 20 of the festival’s best acts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half of UK gays and lesbians closeted at work
    New research findings show that up to half of UK lesbians and gay men do not feel able to reveal their sexuality to all those they work with...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 May 2006

  • Candlelight Memorials look to a brighter future
    With more people than ever living with HIV in New Zealand, the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on 21 May will have special significance, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 May 2004

  • Television news report: a number of health professionals in Libya deliberately infect children with HIV to try and find a cure (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F80929.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Dunne celebrates death of civil unions
    The civil union bill is dead in the water, according to United Future, and leader Peter Dunne is clapping his hands in glee...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 May 2003

Wed 7 May 1997

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Holmes, ref: TZP183457.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Intersex Society of New Zealand is launched (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Society is launched by the Minister of Health Hon. Annette King at a function in the Council Chamber at Victoria University. The Society subsequently became a Charitable Trust on 26 March 1998.
    Links: ITANZ (pdf)

Mon 7 May 1990

Sat 7 May 1988

Thu 7 May 1987

Mon 7 May 1979

  • Television current affairs: women performing their own abortions (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Marilyn Waring. Dateline Monday, ref TZP1048.
    Links: TVNZ

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