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Sat 9 May 2020

  • Dr. Wayne Koff: 'Finding Covid-19 vaccine won't be easy'
    Dr...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 9 May 2019

  • The Central Dogma - DNA, retroviruses and the treatment for AIDS
    Scientist Roger Hanson explains DNA, its cousin RNA and the treatment for AIDS...
    Links: Stuff
  • Fast and Furious: An Award-Winning Character
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Highlights From The 2019 Shanghai Auto Show
    Links: Express
  • Madonna Gives Emotional Speech Honouring AIDS Victims At GLAAD Awards
    Links: Express

Wed 9 May 2018

  • A trans woman on losing male privilege
    When Paula Stone Williams transitioned from male to female, she knew she would be treated differently...
    Links: RNZ
  • Awa's story: Being who she wants to be
    Awa Puna is an openly transgender 18 year old from the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender New Zealand teen - being who you want to be
    Awa Puna is an openly transgender 18 year old from the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington...
    Links: RNZ
  • 1 x Double Pass to see Niall Horan
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Tickets to APO DOES DISCO
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Kylie Minogue New Album Golden
    Links: Express
  • A Social Networking Guide for the Modern Man
    Links: Express

Tue 9 May 2017

  • FAFSWAG: Vogueing for Survival
    Links: Express
  • Must See Mozart
    Links: Express

Mon 9 May 2016

  • Elvis Supports No. 8 Wire
    Links: Express
  • A Baptist Welcome
    In light of recent debates in America around the acceptance and treatment of the Rainbow* Community, I'd like to pay tribute to the positive moves that are beginning to emerge from one of the community's greatest adversaries - the Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada's only trans clinic target of arson
    Canada’s only gender services specialist clinic has been the target of arson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parents in legal battle over child's transition
    A divorced couple - the woman being a former New Zealand doctor - are in a legal dispute as to whether their eleven year old transgender child should transition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 May 2015

  • Benji Watt - boxing (Wellington)
    Benji talks about being the first openly gay boxing judge in New Zealand and his upcoming marriage.
    Features: Benji Watt
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Britain sets record for most ever out MPs
    Britain has elected the most out MPs ever recorded in any nation in the world, with 27...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Uncertain Trajectories?
    Well, the British election is over, with some surprising outcomes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Digging in for Nepal: Aaron's latest challenge
    A gay athlete and motivational speaker who has been through some mighty challenges of his own is helping raise money for the recovery of a village in Nepal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rule Foundation appoints two new trustees
    Lgbti charity the Rule Foundation has appointed two new trustees - Duncan Matthews and Sam Mackay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wigarama 2015 raises just over $1,200
    Charity fundraising night of glam Wigarama has raised $1,295, of which $695 will go to the Vanuatu recovery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 May 2014

  • Annabel - South (Dunedin)
    Annabel talks about coming out as a lesbian.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ellen - South (Dunedin)
    Ellen talks about coming out and identifying as bisexual.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jennifer - South (Dunedin)
    Jennifer talks about growing up and feeling isolated, making connections via the internet and educating medical students from a rainbow perspective.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Kerry - South (Dunedin)
    Kerry talks about identifying as asexual, aromantic and agender.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Oliver - South (Dunedin)
    Oliver talks about being a queer trans-man in Dunedin.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Samantha - South (Dunedin)
    Samantha talks about growing up in Invercargill, homophobia at university and bisexuality.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sarah - South (Dunedin)
    Sarah talks about growing up in Invercargill and identifying as lesbian.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Celluloid Stunners: Getting Go: The Go Doc Project
    Links: Express
  • GABA MIxer – Empire Tavern
    Links: Express
  • The Unexpected Cruise
    Links: Express
  • A Different Conversation starting in Wgtn
    A gathering which begins in Wellington tonight will look at creating safer spaces for people who want to explore the connection of sexual or gender identity and spirituality in their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New St Matt's Vicar urges Synod to act
    Helen Jacobi The new Vicar of Auckland's St Matthew-in-the-City is calling on the General Synod of the Anglican Church to move forward on the blessing and ordination of people in same-sex relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Submission guide: Bill to protect trans rights
    Rainbow Labour has put together a guide for making a submission on the Statutes Amendment Bill (No...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watkins wins award for Carmen feature
    A young Carmen A documentary about Carmen has won best feature at the New Zealand Radio Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 May 2013

  • Complainant finds two men marrying 'offensive'
    The advertising watchdog has poured cold water on a complaint about a Pump ad from someone who found the idea of two men marrying offensive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hackers keep up attacks on Family First sites
    The woes continue for Family First, with two of the lobby group’s websites under attack from hackers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preparation underway for Pink Shirt Day
    This year's Mr Vintage tee Pink Shirt Day is around the corner once again, with New Zealanders urged to pull on a pink t-shirt to show they are against bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Summary Offences Act 1988 NSW: Attacking Street Sex Workers?
    The New South Wales Summary Offences Act 1988 is often advocated by New Zealand opponents of street sex work, but does this legislation actually work, or does it render vulnerable street sex workers more vulnerable? In 1988, Nick Greiner's Liberal National Coalition New South Wales state government rolled back some of the advances made through the Prostitution Law Reform Act 1979 and effectively recriminalised some sex work-related activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Right Time
    Hamish Steele - 9th May 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tribunal reserves decision in Sisneros case
    Geno Sisneros The Human Rights Review Tribunal has indicated it believes the Anglican Church discriminated against a gay man who was from the process that would allow him to become a priest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: marriage equality momentum continues
    Jack Markell Delaware has become the 11th US state to introduce marriage equality, with its governor signing it into law within an hour of the successful vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 May 2012

  • Is this a con job?
    As I predicted beforehand, the National Party is starting to panic over the prospects of coalition partners at the 2014 Election, given John Banks' credibility problems...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian gets a taste of heartland New Zealand
    Sir Ian McKellen has been exploring heartland New Zealand at the start of his 11-centre tour Ian McKellen on Stage, a new show the openly-gay actor created to raise funds to restore Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 May 2011

  • Girl, 13, victim of 'corrective rape' in South Africa
    An openly-lesbian 13-year-old girl has become the latest victim of ‘corrective rape' in South Africa, as the nation's Government promises it is working to stamp out the horrific practice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hunt for new Mr Gay Wellington begins
    The new Mr Gay Wellington will be crowned at a Queen's Birthday Weekend pageant at Garden Club...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins film gets North American release
    After receiving glowing reviews at festivals across the US and Canada, The Topp Twins, Untouchable Girls now has a North American theatrical release...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unique gay writers' retreat announced
    A rare opportunity has been created for ‘men who love men and want to write about it' to develop their skills at a writers' retreat in July...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 May 2010

  • Chaz Bono's name change becomes official
    American LGBT rights advocate and son of Sonny and Cher has officially had his name changed from Chastity Bono to Chaz Bono...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride march goes ahead amidst heavy protests
    After a backtrack from authorities who originally banned it, Lithaunia's first gay pride march has gone ahead amidst fierce protests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 May 2009

  • 'Bruno' star injured during gay stunt
    Sacha Baron Cohen - best known for being 'Borat' and now ready to roll as Austrian gay fashionista 'Bruno' has suffered serious burns after trying to bleach his pubic hair...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL men to discuss online dating etiquette
    A new Private Conversations monthly discussion group for gay and bisexual men in Auckland will begin by tackling the topic 'Online Dating Etiquette'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grant s Civil Union
    Grant    Matt Akersten - 9th May 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tahiti holds first big gay party
    The Pacific Island nation of Tahiti held its first major 'gay party' last weekend, welcoming around 300 gay tourists who arrived on the island for a one-week cruise around the islands nearby...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 May 2008

  • 'Gay Chch: The Movie' opens Pride Week
    NZ's 'garden city' is rolling out the pink carpet for the world premiere of a feature-length documentary telling the story of LGBT Christchurch on Saturday night at the Regent Cinema...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: 'Overwhelming' need for LGBT Centre
    An Auckland City Council scoping study has confirmed an 'overwhelming' need for an LGBT Centre in central Auckland, says a researcher employed to investigate whether such a centre would be of use to the local community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Desperate Dinnerplates: Julz explodes some food myths
    Fat-free snacks, carbohydrate-free meals, mega-magic vitamin supplements… Our gay fitness guru pleads: "Bring back real food!" All this talk about exercise is making me hungry! It's heading to winter and quite frankly sometimes it's far too much like hard work to get out of the house and exercise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Desperate Dinnerplates: Julz explodes some food myths
    Fat-free snacks, carbohydrate-free meals, mega-magic vitamin supplements… Our gay fitness guru pleads: "Bring back real food!" All this talk about exercise is making me hungry! It's heading to winter and quite frankly sometimes it's far too much like hard work to get out of the house and exercise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Madonna's lesbian French kiss on stage
    Five years after her famous lip-lock with Britney Spears, Madonna has done it again - kissing one of her female back-up dancers at her Paris concert on Wednesday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outspoken anti-gay Clarkson will quit as MP
    He's spoken out against gays, joked about his left testicle, and even stuck up for the Exclusive Brethren - but now Tauranga's National MP Bob Clarkson has voiced his decision not to stand for re-election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK's gay hate crime bill passes
    Incitement to hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation will become a criminal offence after the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill has passed its final stages in the House of Lords...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 May 2007

  • DVD review: Quiet Night In
    Brian McKay, Nicollette Kenny Rebecca (Gay), as narcissistic a cow as Rob is a wanker, shrill and irritating - an emotional leech; Lawrence (Mckay) and William (Helviphat), a mock May-December relationship, or are they? And Sean (Moore), previously seen in flashback rubbishing Jessica's work, whom she ultimately despatches with a gun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gayline launches
    Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Welfare Group (AGLW) have launched a new fundraising initiative, where supporters are invited to ‘adopt' a Gayline/Lesbianline phone counselor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • George Michael admits driving charge
    Openly-gay UK pop star George Michael said he felt "very ashamed" as he pleaded guilty to driving while unfit due to drugs after police found him slumped at the wheel of his car in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Matrimania Continued!
    Unfortunately, the New Right and Christian Right still keep pushing their quaint notion that heterosexual marriage is the remedy for all that ails society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nothing's too gay for Christchurch Pride Week!
    Christchurch Pride Week 2007 begins this Saturday, and there's a massive amount of activities planned to suit everyone's tastes in entertainment… "This is the third year we've run Pride Week, and it's growing bigger each time," says Brent Mitchell, the NZAF's Gay Men's Health Promoter for the South Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Te Ua's tangi an "all-inclusive gathering"
    Around 100 people met at a Gisborne marae last weekend for gay kaumatua Henare Te Ua's tangi...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 May 2006

  • History: Blackmail and the closet
    Opponents of legal equality for homosexuals and the Christian Right have never considered that maintaining criminal penalties for abortion, male homosexuality and sex work creates other forms of 'deviance' - particularly blackmail...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 May 2005

  • Baldock's DOMB Idea
    It's a shame that his Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill isn't named "the Defence of Marriage Bill," otherwise we could use the acronym above...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer under fire for dancing show
    Labour MP Georgina Beyer has come under fire for taking part in a ballroom dancing competition for television, Dancing With The Stars on TV One...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HRC: No comment on anti-gay bill
    The Human Rights Commission is not commenting on a new bill, due to be voted on in Parliament this week, that would ban gay marriage and amend anti-discrimination protections for gays in the Bill of Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young men unaware they are HIV+
    Alarm bells are ringing in New Zealand following studies in America and Britain that show high numbers of young men with HIV unaware they were infected with the disease...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 May 2004

  • Death threat letter writer upset
    The writer of the infamous Tim Barnett death threat letter published in the NZ Herald is upset that his antigay views are not being published in the gay media in the interests of diversity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 May 2003

  • Gay surrogacy "important step" says GAP
    A spokesperson for Wellington's Gay Association of Professionals says the first-time surrogacy application by a gay couple is an important test case for New Zealand's GLBT community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 May 1999

  • Teenager Jeff Whittington dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Whittington was murdered in Wellington by Jason Meads and Stephen Smith
    Links: Wikipedia

Thu 9 May 1929

  • The NZ Truth reports on a "man with female mentality" (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The news report documents the court case against Nikora Hune Haora. The prosecuting sub-inspector said to the court that Haora is actually wanting "an order to allow him to continue wearing female apparel".
    Links: Papers Past

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