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Thu 12 May 2022

  • Fighting for Our Lives: Trans Politics and the Working Class (Online event)
    Audio from the event - Fighting for Our Lives: Trans Politics and the Working Class
    Features: Elle Brocherie, John Ashborne, Kayden Scott, Tristan-Cordelia
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Out and About: Party Time at G.A.Y
    Links: Express

Wed 12 May 2021

  • Former US Bachelor Colton Underwood says he was blackmailed into coming out as gay
    Colton Underwood, the US Bachelor, has revealed that someone threatened to blackmail him ahead of his coming out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ex-Gay Porn Star’s Bizarre Scottish Election Campaign Fails
    Links: Express
  • Gay Iranian Man Brutally Murdered in ‘Honour Killing’
    Links: Express

Tue 12 May 2020

  • Restaurateur Leo Molloy's interview on Newstalk ZB sparks a complaint to the Human Rights Commission (New Zealand)
    Reacting to Molloy's comments, complainant Benjamin Blackwell gave his opinion to Stuff "I get as a bar owner this is probably a stressful time for him, but to use your business and personal platform to channel that anger and frustration by singling out the gay community – when there is no proof of a correlation between the spread of Covid-19 and the LGBT community - is homophobic. Pure and simple."
    Links: Stuff
  • Anti-Trans Violence On The Rise In The United States
    Links: Express
  • Brazil’s Gay Blood Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
    Links: Express
  • Domestic and Family Violence Going Under The Radar In Rainbow Community
    Links: Express
  • Forced Conversion Therapy On Teens Suggested By Leading Israeli Rabbi
    Links: Express
  • Veteran U.S Cop Believes He Was Fired For Being Gay and...
    Links: Express
  • Why The UK Is Encouraging Crop-Tops Against COVID-19
    Links: Express

Sun 12 May 2019

  • Police and Defense Force Take Part in Wellington Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Wellington’s Pride Parade In Pictures
    Links: Express

Sat 12 May 2018

  • HIV - the past and future of a modern plague
     ...
    Links: Stuff
  • 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
  • Canadian Teen to Challenge Gender Norms with Yearbook Photo
    Links: Express
  • Many LGBT+ Staff Remain in the Closet at Work According to...
    Links: Express

Fri 12 May 2017

  • Body Positive Extends Peer Navigation Programme
    Links: Express
  • Crossing The Ditch To Get Hitched
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian Fighters Rule UFC
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilts Find New Home
    Links: Express

Thu 12 May 2016

  • Awanui Rest Home Receives First Silver Rainbow Accreditation
    Links: Express
  • Italy Now Legally Recognises Same Sex Unions
    Links: Express
  • 'Most trans women sexually assaulted in prisons'
    Almost all transgender women who are incarcerated in New Zealand prisons are subject to sexual violation and even rape, according to a forum panel convened in Auckland last night to discuss the issue of transgender inequality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride, Corrections, politicians slammed at forum
    Auckland Pride, the Department of Corrections and politicians have been roundly slammed for their disengagement with the needs, rights and safety of transgender people in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anglican Church rejects blessings of s/s marriages
    The Anglican Church’s working group, set up to look for alternatives to marrying same-sex couples, has had the General Synod reject their proposal that “blessings” be done for same-sex couples who have already married...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Congress of Falsehoods
    Exactly what is a representative of the neo-fascist French National Front doing at the so-called "World Congress of Families" conference in Tbilisi? And no less that the niece of Marine Le Pen and a granddaughter of its founder, Marion Marechal-Le Pen? And why has Family First decided to give it a miss this time? More to the point, why haven't some of the other international Christian Right figures who will be attending? To answer that question, let's turn back to the violent, acrimonious French campaign against marriage equality in 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Germany to wipe historical gay sex convictions
    Germany is preparing to overturn the convictions of gay men who were convicted of having homosexual sex before 1994 when same-sex intimacy was decriminalised...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy passes same-sex civil unions bill
    The Trevi Fountain in Rome is bathed in rainbow light to celebrate the bill's passing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philippines elects first trans congresswoman
    A woman in the Philippines has become the first ever transgender candidate to be elected by the House of Representatives in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rest home acknowledged for LGBTI inclusivity
    A New Zealand aged care facility has achieved the Silver Rainbow seal in recognition of being an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for elderly LGBTI...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The future is bright
    LGBTI rights advocate and former Rainbow Youth Education Coordinator, Aych McArdle is a tireless community worker and a familiar face in the LGBTI communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 May 2015

  • Fur Patrol’s Female Deity
    Links: Express
  • Kenyan Newspaper Prints ‘Top Homos’ List
    Links: Express
  • Looking After Your Own Engine
    Links: Express
  • Swedish Activists Deploy ‘Gay Propaganda’ Defence System Against Russian submarines
    Links: Express
  • The Best of Wellington: Your Guide to The World’s Coolest Capital
    Links: Express
  • UK Election: Anti GLBT Politician Appointed Culture Secretary
    Links: Express
  • World’s Only Openly Gay PM to Marry Partner
    Links: Express
  • Kenyan paper outs nation's "top gays"
    Kenya has taken another leaf out of Uganda’s book, with a newspaper printing the names and images of the nation’s “top homos”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mathura-Jeffree joins Dancing with the Stars
    Mathura-Jeffree will dance with Kristie Williams Model and TV celebrity Colin Mathura-Jeffree will be a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Rugby working on diversity programme
    New Zealand Rugby says it’s in the early days of developing a diversity programme of its own, but backs an agreement between World Rugby and International Gay Rugby to educate and eliminate homophobia in the game...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • STI cuts won't affect Ak gay, trans and HIV folk
    UPDATED: Transgender people, men who have sex with men and people with HIV are being assured that a massive thirty per cent cut in sexual health services provided to the Auckland region will not affect them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • STI cuts won't affect Ak gay, trans and HIV folk
    UPDATED: Transgender people, men who have sex with men and people with HIV are being assured that a massive thirty per cent cut in sexual health services provided to the Auckland region will not affect them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The relationship conversations we need to have
    Educator Vicky Wood wants to start a conversation about healthy relationships in our communities, and will begin with a workshop for queer and trans young people in Auckland this Saturday, looking at the issues we’re just not talking about...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The relationship conversations we need to have
    Educator Vicky Wood wants to start a conversation about healthy relationships in our communities, and will begin with a workshop for queer and trans young people in Auckland this Saturday, looking at the issues we’re just not talking about...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TVNZ defends airing ex-All Black's slight
    "He was gay - but he was very, very nice,” Buck Shelford said of his instructor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 May 2014

  • Felix - South (Christchurch)
    Felix talks about identifying as gender queer.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hamish - South (Christchurch)
    Hamish talks about identifying as gay and living in Christchurch.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sara - South (Christchurch)
    Sara talks about being confused about gender identity.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Skye - South (Christchurch)
    Skye talks about identifying as transmasculine and living in Christchurch.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Stacey - South (Christchurch)
    Stacey talks about identifying as gender fluid.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Zac - South (Christchurch)
    Zac talks about identifying as non-binary gender.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Carman’s Unveiling Date Set
    Links: Express
  • Carmen documentary wins Best Music Feature at the New Zealand Radio...
    Links: Express
  • Express introduces… Lady Rizo
    Links: Express
  • "100% OK" project coming to Auckland
    Aucklanders are being urged to get behind an upcoming project showing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that it’s ok to be who you are, all of the time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We're in an age of diversity," - NFL coach
    Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend as he celebrated being drafted The St Louis Rams have made it clear they are welcoming openly-gay draftee Michael Sam with open arms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anglicans to debate same-sex blessings
    The blessing and ordination of people in same-sex relationships will be debated at the Anglican General Synod in Waitangi today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's unveiling to be held next month
    After lengthy delays, the date has been set for Carmen Rupe’s unveiling...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Michael Sam reacts to being drafted
    Openly-gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s emotional reaction to being drafted by the St Louis Rams may just be the most beautiful thing you see this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Vintage Pink Shirt Day tees on sale
    Mr Vintage has once again come to the party, selling special tees for Friday 23 May’s Pink Shirt Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Relay win among day 2 Darwin highlights
    The Kiwi swimming team...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study to look at HPV vaccine for men
    Dr Helen Petousis-Harris A new study into whether New Zealand men should also be given the HPV vaccine will take a particular look at gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taurima inappropriately used resources
    Shane Taurima A report has found Shane Taurima and three members of his staff inappropriately used TVNZ resources for Labour Party political purposes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Injury of Transphobic Discrimination (Part 1)
    Over the next few weeks, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Topps are back on TV!
    Lynda and Jools Topp have taken a culinary journey around New Zealand meeting passionate food producers, home cooks and lovers of life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TVNZ's Shane Taurima report on the way
    Shane Taurima TVNZ will release its report into allegations of political bias, the misuse of resources and conflicts of interest swirling around Shane Taurima, in a few hours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 May 2013

  • Scott Johnston profile (Auckland)
    Scott talks about being one of the creators of the Hero parade.
    Features: Scott Johnston
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Anti-gay lodge doubles as Orthodox church
    Michael Ruskin holds church services at the lodge The owner of the Whangarei lodge which turned a lesbian couple away runs an Orthodox church on the premises...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Biggest Lesbian Coffee Break returns today
    Lesbians and all queer women are invited to the second Biggest Lesbian Coffee Break celebrating fair trade coffee and chocolate in Auckland this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mothers' Day: Di and Liz's rough road to motherhood!
    Di and Liz Harding have a gorgeous family; their adorable twins are now teenagers, which many parents might say is the toughest period of their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Solidarity the focus of 30th Candlelight Memorial
    The 30th annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be marked across the country next Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wrath and wit greet lodge’s sodomy ban
    The Facebook page for a Northland lodge which turned a lesbian couple away due to its ban on sodomy has been overrun by angry and cheeky users...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 May 2012

  • Agender New Zealand (Christchurch)
    Cherise Witehira, president of Agender New Zealand, talks about how the organisation supports transgender people and their families
    Features: Cherise Witehira
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ian Smith - early years of HIV AIDS in Christchurch (Christchurch)
    Ian Smith talks about the early years of HIV AIDS in Christchurch.
    Features: Ian Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Joe - Canterbury earthquakes 2011 (Christchurch)
    Joe describes what it was like to go through the magnitude 7.1 and 6.3 earthquakes that struck Canterbury in 2010 and 2011
    Features: Joe
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • FDA panel backs Truvada to prevent HIV
    A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to back the use of an HIV drug to help prevent certain healthy but at-risk people from contracting the virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Yes we can!
    Jan Logie One of the Green Party's spokespeople on Rainbow issues Jan Logie believes marriage equality can be achieved under the current Government...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 May 2011

  • "Groundbreaking" youth health charter released
    A new Charter on the rights of children and young people in healthcare includes sexual orientation and gender as the areas where they should not face discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jonathan McKenna returning to Ferndale
    Kieran Hutchison is returning to NZ to reprise his Shortland St role One of Shortland St's earliest gay characters is soon returning to the popular long-running Kiwi soap...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lady Gaga's Judas
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Hot Pink Teeth 'n' Tits
    Penny Ashton's foray into the world of pageant drama is as high camp as a post-midnight drag show on K' Rd on a Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ugandan bill delayed as fierce opposition grows
    Intense global criticism of the Ugandan ‘kill the gays' bill has successfully led to the removal of a clause to hang people who have consensual gay sex, however the proposed legislation likely still includes the criminalisation of the promotion of anything gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 May 2010

  • Honour list omission rankles past Chair
    A snafu which saw the first openly HIV positive chair of the NZ AIDS Foundation left off a publicly displayed list of its chairpeople, marking the organisation's 25th Anniversary, has left the Foundation red-faced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth seeks community feedback
    A research company has been contracted by Rainbow Youth to run a scoping project, to understand and build knowledge about queer youth support in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Sister Smile (Soeur Sourire)
    Sister Smile is a love story...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 May 2009

  • Akld predator "not typical" of HIV people
    4PM: The behavior of an Auckland man at the centre of police enquiries into allegations that he has been seeking out unprotected sex and infecting young gay men with HIV is not typical of HIV positive men, according to HIV organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boy George released from jail early
    UK gay pop star Boy George – sentenced to 15 months in jail after being found guilty of falsely imprisoning a male escort – has been released from prison after only serving four months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Eurovision singer threatens gay boycott
    A pop singer from the Netherlands says he will refuse to take part in this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest final in Moscow if Russian police again violently suppress a gay parade in the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police probe gay HIV+ predator claims
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth's secret Sydney mission
    LGBT young people's charity Rainbow Youth was this morning announced the recipient of a brand new website thanks to international web design competition FullCodePress, but the twist is that the site must be built from scratch within 24 hours...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Support for Quilts to be gauged tonight
    A more confident path forward for the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt Project may become clearer this evening when a meeting convenes to engender support for the future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topps plan NZ tour as movie cracks $1M
    Lesbian Kiwi legends the Topp Twins have announced a spring tour of New Zealand as they celebrate 25 years in show business and their documentary film reaching the $1 million mark at the NZ Box Office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We Are Fourth - A tribute to Auckland
    Gay TV presenter Steven Oates was among the many entertainers who lent their voice to a special fundraising song to celebrate Auckland's status as '4th Best City in the World'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 May 2008

  • "I've never been to a gay bar... I'm nervous"
    James from New Plymouth plans to visit Auckland's gay scene, but how can he get guys' attention when he's so quiet and shy? James from New Plymouth writes: GayNZ, can your family team help me with my dilemma? I'm rocking up to Auckland from New Plymouth for a holiday in May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil Peace: After LGBT reform
    After we secure the final items on our LGBT reform agenda - inclusive adoption reform, same-sex marriage proper, transgender rights and provocation law reform, then what? Civil peace happens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT talent set for Body Art Awards
    The spotlight will be on the art of special effects make-up, body painting, illusion and prosthetic techniques when the Body Art Awards returns this June - and several gay and lesbian artists and entertainers will feature in the one-off Auckland show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: "Homophobia helps AIDS flourish"
    Homophobia and the stigmatisation of people with HIV and AIDS are hampering efforts to tackle the spread of infection in Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union, reports New Scientist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 May 2007

  • 'Coro St' creator suffered
    The gay creator of Coronation Street has spoken out about homophobia at TV studios in the early days of the popular soap...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-Communicate! Ex-Communicate!
    Pope Benedict XVI wants to excommunicate all pro-choice Catholics from the church when it comes to abortion, and Archbishop George Pell across the pond already denies communion to LGBT Catholics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homoerotic history: Tom of Finland
    Touko Laakonsen (1920-1991) aka "Tom of Finland" was a legendary gay male erotic artist, whose posthumous reputation remains undimmed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 May 2006

  • 1st Civil Union law passes in Australia
    Australia's first civil union law has been passed by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), in spite of the staunch opposition of Prime Minister John Howard, and the threats of his Attorney General Philip Ruddock to quash the law using federal powers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Before law reform: Married with children
    In this series marking twenty years of freedom for New Zealand gay men since the Homosexual Law Reform legislation was enacted in 1986, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ On Air: Is gay TV meeting needs?
    NZ On Air is conducting focus groups to explore whether publicly funded LGBT television is meeting the needs of the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 May 2005

  • Anti-gay bill pulled but still live
    A Christian MP's bill to ban on gay marriage was due to be voted on in Parliament yesterday, but was pulled from the order paper at the last minute by its sponsor, United Future's Larry Baldock...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 May 2004

  • Civil union float at Otago Uni grad
    A float designed to raise awareness of the Civil Union bill in Dunedin was staffed by around 20 university students on Saturday at Otago University's graduation parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No cold feet on civil unions
    The civil union bill has not been delayed for political reasons, and rumours that government whips are involved in mustering numbers to derail the bill are untrue, according to the bill's parliamentary overseer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF communications coordinator Steve Attwood
    Steve Attwood Steve Attwood is the NZ AIDS Foundation's new Christchurch-based Communications Coordinator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US fundies attack NZ Civil Unions bill (Pt. 1)
    According to a flier from Focus on the Family New Zealand, we are about to be invaded by a US Christian Right multinational- 'Focus on the Family'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 May 2003

  • DB blamed for late payment to Hero
    Late payment of over $7,000 from Dominion Breweries is said to have stalled Hero's work towards attempting to settle with its creditors...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 May 2000

  • Television news report: cutting the price of AIDS drugs (New Zealand)
    BBC report, One news, ref F45802.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 12 May 1986

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    6:30pm News, ref: TZP140944.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: launch of the book AIDS and the Risk by Paul Goldwater. (New Zealand)
    The publication is the first locally produced book on AIDS. Among other things, the book recommends that New Zealand should "exclude from all schools and educational facilities any child who is AIDS antibody positive." Eyewitness news, ref: F91729.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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