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Fri 14 May 2021

  • Why Laurel Hubbard can compete at the Tokyo Olympics when Caster Semenya can't
    EXPLAINER: While the NZ weightlifter is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics, the two-times champion in the women’s 800m is barred from defending her title...
    Links: Stuff
  • China González: “Freedom Inspires Freedom”
    Links: Express
  • Puberty Blockers: Cruelty or Kindness?
    Links: Express

Thu 14 May 2020

  • 'This virus may never go away' - WHO
    The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organisation says, warning against any attempt to predict how long it will stay in circulation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie
    South Korea has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, traced to the Itaewon district which has popular nightclubs, that are locally referred to as gay clubs...
    Links: RNZ
  • States Must Include LGBT Community In COVID-19 Response: The How And Why From A UN Expert
    Governments worldwide must ensure COVID-19 emergency measures do not worsen inequalities or structural barriers faced by people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, or lead to increased violence and discrimination against them, a UN expert ...
    Links: Scoop
  • RainbowYOUTH Launches New Online Support Service
    Links: Express
  • Republican Congressman Set To Loose Seat Following Officiating Same-Sex Wedding
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Man Charged Over 1988 Gay Hate Murder
    Links: Express

Tue 14 May 2019

  • Andy Brennan becomes first Australian male footballer to come out as gay
    Former Newcastle player says huge weight off his shoulders after breaking a football barrier in Australia...
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian PM admits gay people don't go to hell
    The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties agreed on Tuesday that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Cult movie The Full Monty brought to life on musical stage in Wellington
    "The issues of sexuality, self image, unemployment, prejudice, depression are probably more relevant now than ever before...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ireland Says No To Hate Banning Homophobic Preacher Steven Anderson
    Links: Express
  • Sartorial Style with Attitude: Belinda Nash Talks With Model Zac Macfarlane
    Links: Express
  • The Return Of The Auckland Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Transgender People Forced To Conduct Self-Surgery In China
    Links: Express

Mon 14 May 2018

  • Sam Smith Releases New Music Video for ‘Pray’
    Links: Express
  • Students Stand-up to Anti-Gay Religious Bigotry in Private South African School
    Links: Express

Sun 14 May 2017

  • Accusation: Mortuary denigration of dead gays
    Staff of Auckland City Hospital's mortuary are alleged to have been disrespecting the bodies of dead people in their care including making disparaging comments about people known to to be homosexual, according to a front page article in today's Herald On Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 May 2016

  • Agender president resigns, sets up new group
    Lynda Whitehead has announced her resignation as President of Agender and has formed a new trans support and advocacy organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Germany may return some refugees to anti-gay states
    Germany may soon pass a law that would consider three North African countries, known for their anti-LGBTI laws, as safe, meaning asylum seekers will have applications rejected unless they are able to produce evidence proving their persecution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More than marriage
    On Thursday the Anglican Church’s governing body in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia effectively decided to continue to ignore the lives and relationships of sexual and gender minorities, and to hope we would go away...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 May 2015

  • Big Business Backing Marriage Equality in Ireland
    Links: Express
  • Christian Group in Tonga Tell “Immoral and Evil” GLBT Activists to...
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Our Market Stall of The Month!
    Links: Express
  • Gambian President to Gay Men: “I will Slit Your Throat”
    Links: Express
  • "Evil" lgbti advocates told to "leave Tonga"
    A group from a Tongan church group are protesting an lgbti rights conference in the nation, telling “evil” and “immoral” lgbti rights advocates to “go home”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blanchett reveals relationships with women
    UPDATE: Cate Blachett was actually misquoted Australian actress Cate Blanchett has revealed she has had "many" relationships with women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Don't Stop Hillary
    It looks as if Hillary Rodham Clinton will end up winning the Democrat presidential nomination in 2016 and may well end up as the United States' first female President...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Memorials to mark past, and look to future
    AIDS Candlelight Memorial services will be held across the country this Sunday, beginning with a commemorative event at Te Papa in where Michael Kirby will speak...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: It's not about banter - it's about bullying
    The recent publication of the Out on the Fields study of homophobia in sport in English-speaking countries has highlighted what sexual and gender minorities know all too well: homophobia is alive and well and living in our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Public memorial announced for Jack Body
    A public memorial service for Jack Body will be held at Wellington’s St Andrew's on The Terrace on Sunday 24 May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans 201 – documentation change
    Allyson Hamblett discusses the ongoing issues with documentation changes still impacting some transgender people in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 May 2014

  • Conchita wins Eurovision in Wellington?!
    Links: Express
  • Express introduces… La Gateau Chocolat
    Links: Express
  • Jess Holly Bates
    Links: Express
  • Anglicans take "tiny, disappointing" step
    Peter Lineham Today's decision by the Anglican Synod to move towards blessing same-sex relationships is a "tiny, tiny step forward" which one of the country's foremost observers and historians of religion finds "disappointing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anglicans to "explore ways" to bless gays
    The Anglican Church of New Zealand and Polynesia has announced it will “explore ways that the blessing of same gender relationships could be part of Church life”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blood ban to be cut from five years to one
    File Photo The New Zealand Blood Service has accepted a recommendation to cut the stand down time for gay and bisexual men giving blood from five years to 12 months after they last had anal or oral sex with another man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Church offers apology to lgbt community
    The Anglican Church has apologised for pain it has caused New Zealand’s lgbt community by being “complicit in homophobic thinking and actions of society”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Crunch day arrives for Anglican Church
    File Photo A draft proposal on the blessing and ordination of people in same-sex relationships is scheduled to be voted on at the Anglican General Synod in Waitangi today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS to celebrate all things Kiwi in 2014
    Auckland’s Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) will celebrate their 22nd year with a Made in New Zealand concert, and a trip to Dublin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kuwait's vice squad raids 'gay' party
    Special Kuwaiti police have arrested 32 people after they raided a livestock farm to bust an alleged “gay” party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF supports blood deferral decision
    Shaun Robinson The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is backing a cut in the time gay and bisexual men have to wait to give blood, since they were last sexually active...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZers feature in Human Rights conf
    Louisa Wall A number of New Zealanders feature in the Darwin Outgames’ Human Rights Forum, which begins today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Send a Kiwi ref to the Bingham Cup!
    Ref Jack Cottrell and his whistle would love to be part of the Bingham Cup in Sydney in August...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 May 2013

  • Former NZAF counsellor to face trial in 2014
    Silipa Take A man accused of indecent assault stemming from his time as a counsellor at the Wellington branch of the NZ AIDS Foundation will face trial in April of next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gone Not Forgotten
    Musician Edward Ewbank performs a song which pays tribute to gay teenager Hayden Miles, who was brutally murdered in Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hong Kong: trans woman wins battle to marry
    Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal The highest court in Hong Kong has granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend, citing laws in New Zealand and other Asia Pacific nations as a factor in its decision...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lodge attacks laws protecting GLBTI rights
    The lodge which turned a lesbian couple away is making itself out to be a crusader against ‘unjust laws’ and politicians who ‘legislate against morality’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Musician's tribute song welcomed by Miles family
    Gone Not Forgotten is a tribute to Hayden Miles A gay New Zealand musician is touched that a song he wrote in tribute to Christchurch murder victim Hayden Miles has “meant a lot” to the teenager's family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes preview: Frauensee
    The opening night women’s film for Out Takes 2013 is Frauensee, a ‘high voltage’ German feature revolving around four women at the aptly named Women’s Lake...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salsa classes get a sultry same-sex spin
    Fancy a bit of same-sex Salsa? If you have ever wanted to try Salsa, but couldn’t find anywhere you could dance with someone of the same-sex, you are in luck...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Marriage momentum hits Minnesota
    Minnesota will become the 12th US state to introduce marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall hits out at lodge's attempt at justification
    Louisa Wall: "Their personal views are their own business except when they choose to exercise them in circumstances that run foul of the law of this country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 May 2012

  • Marg Curnow - Older Lesbians (Wellington)
    Marg Curnow talks about growing older and the Lesbian Elders Village.
    Features: Marg Curnow
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Television current affairs: Campbell Live looks at a boy with HIV (New Zealand)
    Ref F221798.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Gonorrhoea rate on the rise in Auckland
    There has been an increase in gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men in Auckland, and sexually active men are being encouraged to take a free ‘self-swab’ test...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key continues to thaw on marriage equality
    Prime Minister John Key says he would vote yes in the first reading of a marriage equality bill which is being drafted by Labour's Rainbow Caucus chair Louisa Wall, if it was drawn from the ballot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wear pink this Friday
    The Mental Health Foundation is urging all New Zealanders to wear pink this Friday, to mark national anti-bullying initiative Pink Shirt Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 May 2011

  • Hateful Ugandan anti-gay bill on hold
    Uganda's Parliament appears to have shelved a bill which would have made gay sex a capital offence, amidst widespread global condemnation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Limited edition Billy Apple prints up for sale
    Fourteen pieces of art by Billy Apple have been put up for auction on Trade Me, to benefit the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Wellness Fund...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taylor to be remembered at candlelight service
    A special signed photograph and letter from the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor will be on display at the Auckland AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service tomorrow evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 May 2010

  • Christchurch Pride closing with big weekend
    Christchurch Pride is finishing with a huge line-up of events this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sesame St - for grown-ups
    If you learned to count, spell and behave in society from a steady childhood diet of Sesame St, but have felt lost ever since, never fear – Avenue Q is here to teach you about the adult world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 May 2009

  • Caluzzi meet and great for Rainbow Labour
    The Labour Party's four LGBT Members of Parliament invite all interested people to join them for a 'meet and great' social event at K' Road's Caluzzi restaurant next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google Doodle wishes for "gay rights now"
    Google...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 May 2008

  • Auckland Music Theatre: Putting it Together
    Putting it Together: The cast at rehearsals Following up from their successful recent production of favourite gay urban fairytale Beautiful Thing, Auckland Music Theatre brings another song-filled stunner to the live stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch Pride Week: Camp as Quiz tonight
    One of the Garden City's favourite MC's Miss Kandy Kane will host a quiz night featuring lots of interesting prizes tonight, as Christchurch's annual Pride Week celebration of its LGBT community continues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manchester hosts Pride Games this Sept
    Registrations into a range of sports including rugby, athletics, running, swimming, water polo, canoeing, football, badminton, dancing, archery and mountain biking are now open for participants in Manchester's Pride Games taking place from 7-14 September 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 May 2007

  • Hero Festival: New trustees announced
    Hero Festival Trust chairperson Michael Bancroft has announced the new board of trustees who'll take Auckland's LGBT festival into the future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV Futures project extended to mid-June
    HIV Futures NZ 2, New Zealand's largest comprehensive study into the health and social experiences of people with HIV, has been extended until mid-June to enable more HIV-positive New Zealanders to take part...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On Stage: Hushabye Mountain
    “Danny's dead and hanging around outside heaven...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachel Hunter gets lesbian film role
    NZ-born supermodel Rachel Hunter will play a lesbian in new movie ‘La Cucina' (The Kitchen) alongside The L Word's Leisha Hailey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serbian lesbian singer wins 'Eurovision'
    An estimated 100 million television viewers saw an openly-lesbian singer from Serbia win this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki on Saturday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 May 2006

  • "Fornication" and Modern Sexual Ethics
    Why does the Christian Right obsess about sex so much, whether lesbian, gay or non-reproductive recreational straight sex? Can new historical research enlighten us? According to the late French (gay) social theorist Michel Foucault, Ancient Greece and Rome had different ideas about the ethical conduct of sexuality than the rest of us...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Numbers and energy mark start of Pride
    Christchurch's second Pride Week kicked off with a resounding roar last night when hundreds of gays and lesbians turned out for the opening ceremony, a women's party and the Mr and Ms Pride contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protecting our past: The Lesbian and Gay Archive Pt1
    Phil Parkinson As we rapidly approach the 20th anniversary of Homosexual Law reform in New Zealand on July 8th and look to times past, it crosses the mind to wonder if New Zealand's lesbian and gay histories are in safe hands...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 May 2005

  • Emissions from the Brionosphere
    As Garnet Milne's latest loopy outburst has been adequately covered, I thought I'd note down Destiny New Zealand's rant about the iniquity of civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Local content explosion at Out Takes
    An unprecedented level of local content in this year's Out Takes gay and lesbian film festival is a sign of New Zealand's burgeoning gay film scene, says programmer Simon Fulton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Up magazine co-publisher Andy Boreham
    Andy Boreham The co-publisher of Up magazine believes NZ glbt people need to work more on strengthening our relationships with one another, as individuals and groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 May 2004

  • Gay activists manipulate "gender"
    The word 'gender' has been manipulated by gay activists and feminists, says a Christian lobby group in its latest word to the masses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay community dysfunctional says comedian
    Auckland's gay community is very dysfunctional, according to gay comedian Philip Patston, who has become disillusioned after a few months foraying into the world of online dating...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 May 1984

Mon 14 May 1979

  • Television feature: A Matter of Style - Quentin Crisp with Davina Whitehouse (New Zealand)
    Features footage of Crisp's visit to New Zealand in 1978, performing in Takapuna. Ref TZP97073.
    Links: TVNZ
  • Pink Triangle magazine begins (New Zealand)
    The magazine is produced by the National Gay Rights Coalition and is an important source of news and feature articles. The magazine is distributed nationally, with the first issue published on 14 May 1979. The magazine's last issue is September/October 1990.
    Links: Auckland Museum

Tue 14 May 1935

  • Physician and sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld dies (Nice, France)
    Hirschfeld dies of a heart attack on his 67th birthday.
    Links: Wikipedia

Fri 14 May 1897

  • Magnus Hirschfeld founds the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee (Berlin, Germany)
    The Committee was formed to campaign for social recognition of gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, and against their legal persecution. It was the first LGBT rights organisation in history.
    Links: Wikipedia

Thu 14 May 1868

  • Physician and sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld is born
    Links: Wikipedia

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