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Fri 13 May 2022

  • Kathleen Stock: the professor who lost her career amid toxic gender debate
    Kathleen Stock was a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex for 18 years, but quit her post last year amid angry protests over her views on gender and transgender rights...
    Links: RNZ
  • Out and About: Kita Mean Will Host Family Bar Tonight!
    Links: Express

Thu 13 May 2021

  • Critically acclaimed shows Shrill and Pose make their final bows on Neon
    One will be remembered for shaming body shamers and normalising fat phobia conversations, while the other focuses on a LGBTQ community during Aids' peak...
    Links: Stuff
  • Cassie Roma: Brightening Up The Boardroom
    Links: Express
  • Ellen DeGeneres Ends Talk Show As Ratings Plummet
    Links: Express

Wed 13 May 2020

  • Auckland Viaduct Bar Owner Facing Backlash After Anti ‘Gay Bar’ Comments
    Links: Express
  • Covid 19 Outbreak in Seoul’s Gay District Stokes Anti-Gay Backlash
    Links: Express
  • express Talks FAFSWAG, Lockdown, and Being Nominated For The Pacific Music...
    Links: Express
  • Hungary Lifts Gay Blood Donation Bans
    Links: Express
  • Petition to Allow Queer Men to Donate Blood in New Zealand
    Links: Express

Mon 13 May 2019

  • Prisoner not given HIV medication 'unacceptable'
    A health watchdog report has found the Department of Corrections failed to provide a 58-year-old prisoner with his prescribed heart and HIV medication fifteen times...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former Pride Board Member and Rainbow Pages Director Admits Tax Fraud
    Links: Express
  • Out and About After Wellington’s Pride Parade @ SandM Cocktail and...
    Links: Express

Sun 13 May 2018

  • Hurricanes Players Continue to Promote Equality in Sport
    Links: Express

Sat 13 May 2017

  • John Jakeman profile (Wellington)
    John Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in the 1970s, police persecution, homosexual law reform and marriage
    Features: John Jakeman
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 13 May 2016

  • Panel Call for Legislative Changes for the Betterment of Trans Prisoners
    Links: Express
  • Fabulunch to fundraise for new initiative OuterSpaces
    Wellington’s annual fundraising event Fabulunch is back again this May and raising funds for the newly established LGBTI youth initiative, OuterSpaces...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague plans to table historical convictions petition
    Green MP Kevin Hague says he will soon be tabling a petition in Parliament that calls for historical homosexual convictions in New Zealand to be wiped from the records...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Live candles return to Wgtn Candlelight service
    Labour MP Grant Roberston will be a featured speaker at this Sunday's HIV/AIDS Candlelight Memorial service in Wellington, with a new venue meaning live candles will return to the Capital's annual service of remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stats NZ will further test LGBTI Census questions
    Statistics New Zealand is planning to test new or amended questions ahead of the 2018 Census, including a question on sexual orientation, however a question on gender identity is still being developed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 May 2015

  • Concert Review: Backstreet Boys @ Vector Arena
    Links: Express
  • Scotland Named Best Country in Europe For GLBT People
    Links: Express
  • UK’s New Equalities Minister Voted Against Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Vienna Introduces Gay Pedestrian Crossing Lights
    Links: Express
  • Review: Eli Matthewson: Faith
    Eli Matthewson's Faith Basement Studio Theatre, Auckland May 12-16, 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 May 2014

  • Angela - South (Christchurch)
    Angela talks about identifying as genderqueer, pansexual poly.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Anna - South (Christchurch)
    Anna talks about identifying as a binary identified transsexual.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Delilah - South (Christchurch)
    Delilah talks about identifying as gay while being in highschool.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wei - South (Christchurch)
    Wei talks about identifying as bigender and queer.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 100% OK TO BE WHO YOU ARE
    Links: Express
  • Colin Mathura-Jeffree 42nd Birthday – Bar 21
    Links: Express
  • Queer As Thrones
    Links: Express
  • Anti-bullying teens storm Britain's Got Talent
    Apparently Simon Cowell already wants to sign talented teens Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries who make up BAM...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Debate continues at Anglican gathering
    Debate will continue today at the Anglican General Synod on options for blessing and ordaining people in same-sex relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt urged to improve T/I healthcare
    Green MP Jan Logie with the petition A report on how the government can improve healthcare for transgender and intersex New Zealanders will follow a petition which has been handed to Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Listen: La Roux is back
    Label-defying musician Elly Jackson is making a return with La Roux, which has a new album Trouble In Paradise due out on 4 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MIT's "I Stand With You"
    Manukau Institute of Technology visual arts students have created a striking 'I Stand With You' campaign to mark IDAHOT, or the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street stands by Taurima, "a good person"
    Maryan Street Lesbian Labour MP Maryan Street is standing by Shane Taurima, describing him as "a great person" who had a good chance of winning the Tamaki Makaurau seat later this year if he had been allowed to stand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taurima blocked from MP contention
    Shane Taurima High profile gay broadcaster Shane Taurima has been barred from standing as a Labour candidate at this year's general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wurst tops iTunes chart in Russia
    Bearded lady Conchita Wurst’s song Rise like a Phoenix is at the top of the iTunes chart in Russia after winning Eurovision...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 May 2013

  • Ex-NZAF counsellor to appear in court tomorrow
    Silipa Take Former NZ AIDS Foundation staffer Silipa Take will appear in the Wellington District Court tomorrow to face at least two charges of indecent assault of a man or boy over the age of 16...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV support group up and running in Waikato
    A peer support group for people in the Waikato living with HIV has been established with the first of its monthly gatherings in Hamilton attracting a dozen people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian candidate to replace Gilmore as MP
    Claudette Hauiti UPDATE...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes preview: Gayby
    Gayby has been selected as the opening night men’s film for the 2013 Out Takes festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: young gay man tortured to death
    Russian authorities say a gay man was sexually assaulted with beer bottles and had his skull smashed with a stone, as he was tortured to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 May 2012

  • Alison Bell-Allen - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Alison Bell-Allen talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Alison Bell-Allen
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 13 May 2011

  • "I've let gay kids down" - George Michael
    George Michael has started work on a new album featuring young, unknown gay and gay-friendly artists, which he says it to make amends for his behaviour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Alistair Wilkinson moving to Sky News NZ
    Alistair Wilkinson Gay journalist and broadcaster Alistair Wilkinson is making the switch from TV3 to be the News Director of Sky News New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland glbt community urged to have its say
    Members of Auckland's glbt community are being encouraged to make submissions on Auckland Council's 30 year plan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • B Pos: Many couples not using condoms
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goulter throws support behind Mana Party
    Jevan Goulter After being inspired by a speech from Hone Harawira, Jevan Goulter has announced he is joining the yet-to-be-registered Mana Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New York Times thinks our twins are tops
    Those 'untouchable girls' the Topp Twins are proving to also be the 'unstoppable girls' as they charm major critics in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF examining 'game changing' HIV study
    An HIV cell The New Zealand AIDS Foundation urging caution over a study which has found that an HIV-positive person who takes anti-retroviral drugs after diagnosis, rather than when their health declines, can cut the risk of spreading the virus to uninfected partners by 96 per cent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 May 2010

  • HIV groups unite in national Collective
    In what is being called a "momentous" move four of the country's HIV-positive people's peer support groups have formed an umbrella organisation to serve their common interests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Laura Bush supports gay marriage
    George W and Laura Bush Former first lady Laura Bush has revealed she backs both gay marriage and abortion, breaking with the views of her husband on key social issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian comic gathers laughs in Auckland
    A lesbian comic is performing her show A Whole Lot Of Woman Auckland as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender youth "vulnerable" to sex industry
    A researcher has found transgender youth are particularly vulnerable to being drawn into the sex industry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 May 2009

  • AIDS Quilt preservation and website planned
    No new panels have been added to New Zealand's AIDS Memorial Quilt for seven years, and many of the quilt panels - now almost 20 years old - are damaged and dirty, says quilt guardian Michael Bancroft...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV 'predator' may be bisexual
    The predatory HIV positive man at the centre of concerns that he has infected a number of young gay men, some apparently after he knew his HIV status, is now believed to be bisexual with a history of seeking sexual contacts with young women as well as young men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mandate, Torso, Inches gay porn mags fold
    US-based publishing company Mavety Media Group had decided to stop producing long-running gay porn magazines Mandate, Torso, Honcho, Playguy and Inches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth wins with new website
    The 'CodeBlack' team tasked with creating Rainbow Youth's new website in a 24-hour contest has won the FullCodePress web design contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The History Boys set for Maidment stage
    Openly-gay playwright Alan Bennett's six-time Tony Award-winning play The History Boys has been announced for Auckland's Maidment Theatre stage in October...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 May 2008

  • Candlelight: A remembrance, and a celebration
    This Sunday across New Zealand and around the world, communities will meet to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost to HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candlelight: A remembrance, and a celebration
    This Sunday across New Zealand and around the world, communities will meet to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost to HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Irish feminist writer Nuala O'Faolain dies
    Nuala O'Faolain - one of Ireland's best-known journalists and a feminist who gained international fame with her outspoken 1996 memoir Are You Somebody? - has died of lung cancer, just weeks after revealing her illness in a radio interview...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New gay candidate is high on Green list
    'Out' gay Greymouth man Kevin Hague has been simultaneously announced as the Green Party's candidate for the West Coast Tasman electorate and is the seventh ranked candidate on the Green Party list, behind only currently sitting MPs and co-leader Russell Norman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Transgender in Jail
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 19 May: It's 1989 and following her shock arrest, in accordance with Corrections National Policy, pre-operative whakawahine Gemma Huriwai is placed in the Auckland men's correctional facility Mount Eden Prison, according to her birth gender...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV crew can't film Brown murder accused
    A television news crew has been denied permission to film at the depositions hearing for the Hungarian tourist accused of killing gay Onehunga man Ron Brown...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 May 2007


  • “Well last night went off!” says Christchurch Pride Week organiser Brent Mitchell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A big bear hug from Urge bar
    Last night was another big night of raising funds for charity at Auckland's Urge bar as New Zealand's longest running gay men's bar celebrated its first ever WOOF Dance Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bobby Brown
    Singer Bobby Brown exploded in rage on a UK reality show after the male interviewer joked about making “sex moves” on him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rome: Thousands protest gay partner bill
    Thousands of Italians, including families with their children, poured into a Rome piazza yesterday to protest a government bill that would give legal rights to unmarried couples, including gays and lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 May 2005

  • 3/4 of infected may be unaware they have HIV
    A United States study of HIV infection among young gay men is a warning to New Zealand men not to make any assumptions about the HIV status of their sexual partners, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Letter from America: Homosexual by nature
    I congratulate you on getting Civil Union rights in your country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 May 2004

  • Civil union supporters meet in Wellington
    Supporters of the Civil Union bill in the Wellington region are invited to the launch next Wednesday of CUBSS, the Civil Union Bill Supporters Society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans historian visits Auckland next week
    An American transgender academic, activist and film-maker is to give public lecture at the University of Auckland next Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 May 2003

  • NZ maintains support for UN resolution
    New Zealand will continue to support a United Nations resolution incorporating equal rights regardless of sexuality, after Muslim countries forced a delay in formal consideration of the resolution...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 May 1989

  • The Young Lesbian and Gay Festival is held in Newtown School Hall (Wellington, New Zealand)

Tue 13 May 1947

  • Painter Frances Hodgkins dies (Dorset, United Kingdom)
    Hodgkins' ashes are returned to New Zealand and placed in the Field-Hodgkins family plot in the Waikanae cemetery near Wellington.
    Links: Te Ara, PrideNZ.com

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