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Fri 8 May 2020

  • German Toy Giant Launches First New Range To Include A Gay...
    Links: Express
  • Germany Outlaws Conversion Therapy On Youth
    Links: Express
  • Leaving Level 3 Hottie: Efthimis Chatziapostolou
    Links: Express

Wed 8 May 2019

  • Bisexual men win holiday on TV show to island where homosexuality is illegal
    UK dating show sends couple to island where homosexuality is illegal...
    Links: Stuff
  • HIV drug success and rethinking the panda's diet
    Science correspondent Dr Siouxsie Wiles looks at how suppressive antiretroviral therapy or ART for HIV is reducing the virus down to undetectable levels and it might live on bamboo but the Giant Panda is more carnivore than you think...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sport: Players who support Folau 'have no place in Australian rugby'
    A former Australian rugby international says anyone who believes Israel Folau has a right to publicly express his views on sexuality has no place in the sport...
    Links: RNZ
  • Imagine Dragons Speak Out Against Conversion Therapy at Billboard Music Awards
    Links: Express
  • Revealed: The Email Exchange Between Auckland Pride and Police
    Links: Express
  • Why Pete Buttigieg Should be the First Gay President of the...
    Links: Express

Tue 8 May 2018

  • Interim memorial opens for 49 killed at Florida nightclub
    ORLANDO, Fla...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lizzie Marvelly turns down LGBTI award and comes out as bisexual
    Kiwi musician Lizzie Marvelly has come out as bisexual after turning down an LGBTI award...
    Links: Stuff
  • Caitlyn Jenner Denies Upcoming Engagement
    Links: Express
  • Cardinal Pell to Stand Trial for Sex Offences
    Links: Express
  • Come Out with Olly
    Links: Express
  • Opposition to Marriage Equality Collapses in US
    Links: Express
  • Trump Appoints Gay Ambassador
    Links: Express

Mon 8 May 2017

  • Countdown Announces Transgender Transitioning Policy
    Links: Express
  • Removal of HIV meds restriction welcomed
    Pharmac's intention to remove a restriction on when people newly-diagnosed with HIV can be put on medications will "significantly benefit people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV as well as efforts to prevent HIV transmission” according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 May 2016

  • Your guide to divorce in New Zealand
    If you have come to the decision to end your marriage or civil union and are thinking about applying for a divorce, here is a breakdown of the steps you will need to take and the requirements to do so...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 May 2015

  • Bad News For Conservatives – Americans Would Rather a Gay President...
    Links: Express
  • Jack Body Awarded Arts Foundation NZ Icon Award
    Links: Express
  • Wilde: "Please help" young glbti people
    Fran Wilde Groundbreaking gay equality campaigner Fran Wilde has called on parents, schools and the medical fraternity to work harder to ensure that young glbti people feel good about themselves...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 May 2014

  • Amelia - South
    Amelia talks about bullying, flatting situations that are homophobic and sexist and living in the Dunedin.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Christina - South
    Christina talks about growing up and living in Dunedin.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dusty - South
    Dusty talks about growing up and being out in Dunedin.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Mark - South
    Mark talks about early years in Queenstown, coming out to family members and being bullied at university.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A Cheeky Night Out
    Links: Express
  • A weekend in Bundaberg
    Links: Express
  • Gay Adoption – It’s not a puppy
    Links: Express
  • Virtual candles only at AIDS Service
    For what may to be the first time in the three decades of the HIV epidemic, an AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service will be held without the traditional candles...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 May 2013

  • Youth group in desperate need of donations
    A Waikato based queer youth organisation needs community help to keep its Hamilton base open, as its running out of funds to cover its rent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 May 2012

  • Travolta denies propositioning male masseuse
    John Travolta denies the claims John Travolta is flat out denying a male masseuse’s claims the actor tried to have sex with him during a massage session at a Beverly Hills hotel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 May 2011

  • Marchers to claim back the streets in capital
    A march is being planned to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia on Wellington streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 May 2010

  • Your guide to Christchurch Pride
    The garden city is about to turn into the gay city, as Christchurch launches into its annual pride week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 May 2009

  • Two films for Out Takes' Auckland first night
    2009's Out Takes Film Festival will begin in Auckland on Thursday 21 May, with a choice of two films and an after-party at the sophisticated Opium bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 May 2008

  • London's new mayor gets a gay deputy
    The new Mayor of London has announced that influential out gay councillor Richard Barnes will serve as his deputy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 May 2007

  • Canada: Kids thrive with same-sex parents
    A study prepared for the Canadian government shows children do as well, perhaps better, when reared by same-sex parents as they do by opposite-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 May 2006

  • The Jungle at The Silo
    The Jungle, by Louis Nowra...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 May 2004

  • Philip Patston's identity crisis
    Despite being the unique cocktail that he is – namely a gay, disabled, vegetarian comic – Philip Patston, performing in Adelaide this week, says he still gets mistaken for disabled Australian comic Steady Eddie wherever he goes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 May 2003

  • Decision deferred on gay surrogate birth
    An application for two gay men to have a surrogate baby is being considered by a New Zealand medical ethics committee for the first time...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 May 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS in Africa is reaching epidemic levels (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F92670.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 8 May 1985

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