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Tue 11 May 2021

  • Kyle Mewburn's transgender journey to becoming her own person
    Kyle Mewburn was married for almost 25 years before confessing to wife Marion she was transgender...
    Links: Stuff
  • Amanda Kennedy: Still a Fan, Without the Brigade
    Links: Express
  • Bree Tomasel: A Kiwi at Heart
    Links: Express
  • Eli Matthewson: When My Dad Came Out To Me 
    Links: Express
  • Neil Thornton: Shame Less!
    Links: Express
  • Stigma: Shame Less!
    Links: Express
  • Still a Fan, Without the Brigade
    Links: Express

Mon 11 May 2020

  • Book Review: The Velvet Rage
    Links: Express
  • Government Funded Foster Agency Facing Legal Battle For LGBT+ Discrimination In...
    Links: Express
  • LEAVING LEVEL 3 HOTTIE: GAEL JACOB
    Links: Express
  • Turkish Children Forbidden to Draw Rainbows – “it turns children into...
    Links: Express

Sat 11 May 2019

  • Wellington International Pride Parade 2019 (Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington International Pride Parade 2019
    Features: Alan Granville, Allan Lennie, Amanduh la Whore, Andrea Trueman, Anny da Silva Freitas, Art Daniel, Blair McDougall, Brendan Keys, Chris Bensemann, Chris Bishop, Des Smith, Fraser Carter, Garth Bloomfield, Gavin Young, Gerard Wood, Grant Robertson, Hayley Young, Hemi Frires, Jackson Whitham, Jan Logie, Jelmer Snijder, John Jolliff, Julia Barnett, Justin Lester, Kaine Thompson, Katherine Williams, Kelly Adams, Kirsty Farrant, Linda Luong, Louisa Wall, Maaike Fisher, Mari North, Mia Slapper, Mira Woldberg, Paul Eagle, Petrina Chai, Philip van Dyke, Richard Gilhooly, Richard Tait, Sam Stead, Sandy Taylor, Sarah Coulthard, Scotty Matthews, Stephen Phillips, Tāmati Coffey, Tangi Walsh, Tania Bermudez, Todd Hamilton-Crook, Vivian Smith, Wesley Johnson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Wellington International Pride Parade takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The parade was originally meant to take place on 16 March 2019, but after the Christchurch terror attacks on the 15th March, it was moved to 11 May.
    Links: PrideNZ, WIPP
  • Dustin Lance Black - Mama's Boy
    Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist...
    Links: RNZ
  • Katrina Karkazis - Caster Semenya and myth of testosterone
    Katrina Karkazis is a anthropologist and bioethicist whose research aims to challenge entrenched scientific and medical beliefs about gender, sexuality, and the body...
    Links: RNZ
  • Katrina Karkazis - Caster Semenya and the myth of testosterone
    Katrina Karkazis is a anthropologist and bioethicist whose research aims to challenge entrenched scientific and medical beliefs about gender, sexuality, and the body...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 11 May 2018

  • Anglican church allows blessings of gay relationships
    The Anglican Church has voted to allow the blessing of same-sex relationships - but only if the local bishop agrees...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle says Israel Folau saga is hurting the sport
    Rugby Australia (RA) and the Waratahs appear to be running out of patience with their highest-paid employee, Israel Folau, with the chiefs of both bodies admitting his ongoing commentary around religion and sexuality is heaping pressure on the game...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Ganesh Nana (Part 2)
    What things that are "bad" for them would the Panelists Catherine Robertson and Ganesh Nana refuse to give up even if it gave them a few more years on Earth? What the Panelists Catherine Robertson and Ganesh Nana want to talk about...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 11 May 2017

  • BarberCraft Brings Us Men’s Grooming 2.0
    Links: Express
  • MascGayRaid: Masked Dance Party
    Links: Express
  • Queer women misinformed about cervical smears
    A number of Auckland queer women are warning others that some health providers are recommending against smear testing, information that goes against Ministry of Health Guidelines...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans advocate pens story of life with cerebral palsy
    Trans advocate Allyson Hamblett is soon to release a memoir, reflecting on her life living with cerebral palsy and the realisation of also being a transsexual woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 May 2016

  • A reflection on the past
    Links: Express
  • Young NZ Entrepreneurs Will Help to Find the Right Loo for...
    Links: Express
  • London barrister avoids jail after chemsex death
    A top London Barrister has avoided jail after his teenage boyfriend died from an overdose of chemsex drugs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ze: Queer as f*ck
    "Ze" is a new solo autobiographical work by writer and performer Michelle/Ryan Lunicke that opens tomorrow night in Auckland, tackling the big issues surrounding sex, gender and queer labels and identities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 May 2015

  • Acclaimed Composer Jack Body Has Died
    Links: Express
  • Former All Black Dismisses Homophobic Slurs in Sports as “Banter”
    Links: Express
  • Friday at Family
    Links: Express
  • Friday Night at Eagle
    Links: Express
  • Watch: NRL Game’s Bizarre Crotch Grab
    Links: Express
  • Celebrated composer Jack Body dies
    Gay New Zealand composer Jack Body has died after a battle with cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dame Gillian's tribute to Jack Body
    Dame Gillian Whitehead’s tribute to gay composer Jack Body honours his contribution to the arts in New Zealand beautifully...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Food, wine, parties for Gay Ski Week QT
    A special night of food and wine is on the menu for this year’s Gay Ski Week QT, which returns to Queenstown from August 29 – Sept 5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fresh flaws found in gay parenting study
    A study often used by anti-gay groups to claim gay parents are bad for children has been found to have included highly suspect data, including responses from an arrested toddler - and a 25-year-old giant weighing 40kgs who'd had been married eight times and had eight children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay slurs 'just banter', says All Black great
    A former All Black says he believes “perceived homophobia” in rugby might just be a case of misunderstood bantering...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jack Body's Fire in the Belly
    To mark the sad death of gay New Zealand composer Jack Body, we share a clip of the NZTrio playing his piece Fire in the Belly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lee and Sandra getting married this wknd
    Tasmanian couple Lee Bransden and Sandra Yates will marry in Rotorua this Saturday, in a special ceremony made possible by donations from all over the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robbie Keane backs marriage equality
    Irish footballing legend Robbie Keane is supporting a ‘yes’ vote in Ireland’s upcoming marriage equality referendum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 May 2014

  • Celluloid Stunners: I Feel Like Disco
    Links: Express
  • Ladies Night – Encore
    Links: Express
  • Abuse of Trust Pt 4: Justice
    Abuse of Trust Pt 1: The trap Abuse of Trust Pt 2: The assaults Abuse of Trust Pt 3: Victims ignored Late in 2012 a second man approached the NZAF with concerns about Silipa Take's behaviour behind the closed door of his consulting room...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis haul in medals at Outgames pool
    The NZ contingent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam drafted, kisses boyfriend on TV
    American Football player Michael Sam has been drafted by the St Louis Rams - and kissed his boyfriend on ESPN coverage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Bearded lady wins Eurovision
    A bearded Austrian drag queen has won Eurovision 2014 with a song entitled Rise Like a Phoenix...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 May 2013

  • The gaping holes in gay Christchurch history
    Walking through newly-opened central Christchurch streets it's now clear that the Christchurch earthquakes wiped out all physical evidence of most of the places gay men, and occasionally lesbians, used to congregate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turning the tables
    Watch these straight people answer a question gay people have been asked for years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV show The New Normal canned by US network
    American network NBC has cancelled its show The New Normal after just one season...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 May 2012

  • "I'm not a homosexual," says Colin Craig
    Colin Craig Conservatives leader Colin Craig has confirmed what nobody particularly doubted: he is heterosexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage "an oxymoron" - Family First
    Bob McCoskrie The anti-equality brigade has quickly charged into the debate over marriage equality in New Zealand, with Family First’s Bob McCoskrie saying gay marriage is an oxymoron, as marriage is about “sexual intercourse between a man and a woman” leading to children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key now "not opposed" to gay marriage
    Prime Minister John Key is sending mixed messages on his stance on marriage equality, now stating he is not opposed to it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MP working on marriage equality bill
    Rainbow Labour Caucus Chair Louisa Wall has been working on a Private Member’s Bill which would amend the Marriage Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink in vogue at Queer the Night the sequel
    A marcher with a pink parasol The Queer Avengers have carried out their second Queer The Night march from Wellington's Waitangi Park to Cuba Mall...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Avengers marching against bullying tonight
    The Queer Avengers and their supporters are getting ready to hit the streets of Wellington in their second Queer The Night march, to stand up against bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Under the Rainbow auction to close in style
    Wellington’s Under the Rainbow art exhibition will close on Saturday with dessert and the finale auction hosted by Lady Trenyce...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Website begins 'clamour' for marriage rights
    A website has emerged with a form which allows people to send John Key a message calling for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 May 2011

  • LA Zombie, Harm and the Christian Right
    Francois Sagat in LA Zombie According to the Christian Right, LA Zombie has some nebulous 'relationship' to necrophilia, which is illegal in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lady Gaga kicks off quake auction in style
    The Guccis are autographed by Lady Gaga Lady Gaga has donated a pair of limited-edition Gucci heels to the Christchurch telethon auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning underway for events to mark IDAHO
    Groups across the country are gearing up for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, planning candlelight ceremonies, quiz nights, film nights and a t-shirt campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study shows possible cancer and sexuality link
    A US study has found gay men have nearly twice the odds of being diagnosed with cancer than straight men, while lesbian and bisexual women who survive cancer are more likely to have a poorer quality of life than straight women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 May 2010

  • Candlelight Memorial: Coming together to remember
    2008: Karen Ritchie places a name on the Tree of Remembrance Over the years I have surrounded myself with wonderful people living with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Friend charged with gay Scottish teen's murder
    Jack Frew A friend of a gay Scottish teenager has been charged with his murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second rentboy fingers anti-gay US preacher
    A second gay escort has stepped forward to claim aggressively anti-gay American Baptist minister George Rekers paid him for gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney parade and party return to same night
    The pride parade and party are returning to the same night at Sydney's Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender model to front for Givenchy
    Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has chosen a transgender model to be the face of his northern hemisphere Autumn/winter advertising campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US senator calls for parks to reject gay couples
    An Iowa state senator is calling for state park policies to exclude gay families, saying allowing gay couples to be counted as a family at state parks is going too far...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 May 2009

  • Notes to our 16-year-old selves
    Imagine you could open up a time bubble, attach a note to it, and send it back to your 16-year-old self...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Party time for UniQ in Akld and Wgtn
    This Friday is party time for University LGBT groups in Auckland and Wellington as students mix, mingle, fundraise and celebrate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The death of the so-called 'Gay Cure'
    Over 100 people protested against an 'exgay' conference in London last month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 May 2008

  • Finding your gay way in China
    With Beijing hosting the Olympics later this year quite a lot of New Zealanders will be travelling in China, including, presumably, a proportion of gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Idol's Paula:"I fought for gay contestants"
    American Idol judge Paula Abdul has spoken of her fight for the show's openly gay contestants to do well - and reveals she even helped George Michael during his pre-out days...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 May 2007

  • AUS: Plan to track HIV positive visitors
    HIV positive visitors to Australia could have their movements monitored or be prevented from coming altogether, under policy options being considered by their Government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton gay bar re-opens next weekend
    Hamilton's Next Door Bar management have announced their LGBT nightclub has ‘the green light' to reopen on Friday 18th May, following sucessful negotiations with Hamilton City Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sturm loses sex violation conviction appeal
    Gay Auckland restaurateur Philip Sturm's appeal against his conviction for drugging and raping a younger man has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK:
    Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says Tony Blair's time British Prime Minister was one of major improvement for the equality of LGBT people, but pointed out the Blair legacy is not without its downside...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Cream pie thrown at anti-gay pastor
    A Colorado Springs teenager faces possible criminal charges after throwing a cream pie at the pastor of an anti-gay breakaway Episcopal parish as the cleric was leading Sunday worship...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 May 2006

  • Kiwi teams gear up for Gay Games
    Preparations are going well for 40-plus strong New Zealand contingent in the lead-up to the 7th Gay Games in Chicago and the Out Games in Montreal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pisstakes: Nothing and no-one is sacred!
    Lock up your daughters and frock up your sons, the Drag Kings are back with a brand new spanking show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Storm in a condom: "Horny As" gets stickered
    When it comes to homoerotic imagery, what is offensive and what is not, where are the boundaries, what is innocuous and what is too much? What is injurious to the public good and what is supportive of the public good? The situation Whitcoulls, Jack magazine, and the NZ AIDS Foundation found themselves in last week is a little odd in a society which is increasingly saturated with images whose blatant eroticism would have our grandparents reaching for the smelling salts and our dear mums downing a medicinal Pims...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Testimonial to Futility
    Was the Christian Heritage Party ever intended to be anything more than a protest party vote? Recently, I discovered on Wikipedia that there were apparently several Dutch Reformed fundamentalist political parties, such as the Political Reformed Party (SGP) and ChristenUnie (Christian Union)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 May 2005

  • Auckland City's olive branch to gays
    In a historic move, the Auckland City Council has reached out to the city's GLBT community in the first of a series of meetings designed to engage with groups who have found it difficult to engage with the council under previous administrations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Baldock's "sore loser" gay bill
    A Christian MP's bill to ban gay marriage, due to have its first reading in Parliament this week, is just a sore loser's response to the success of civil unions, says Progressive MP Matt Robson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ First to support Baldock bill
    A Christian MP's bill banning gay marriage will be supported by all of NZ First through its first reading in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 May 2004

  • Auckland Pride investigations continue
    Fraud investigations at Auckland's Pride Centre are continuing, but no comment is being made by the Centre regarding alleged fraudster Martin van der Reit's recent allegations of mismanagement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What the critics said about Out Takes 2004 movies
    It's a little over two weeks before Out Takes, NZ's annual gay and lesbian film festival, begins...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 May 2003

  • QN presenter revealed as Hoskings' stalker
    Queer Nation presenter Jonathan Marshall has been taken to task for paparazzi-like stalking of TV1 current affairs presenter Mike Hoskings...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 May 1995

  • The first annual Out Takes film festival takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 11-18 May and is held at the Paramount Theatre and the Continuum City Cinema (in City Gallery)
    Links: Out Takes

Wed 11 May 1983

  • Television news report: An immunologist from Auckland explains the AIDS pandemic (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP115585.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 11 May 1964

  • The six teenagers accused of killing Charles Aberhart are all acquitted by a jury (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Those acquitted were Zane Leslie McDonald, Anthony Dennis O'Connor, Frank Leicester Reynolds, Raymond Clive Neither, Brian Francis Johns and Roger Malcolm Williams.
    Links: Spinoff, GayNZ.net

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