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Tue 18 May 2021

  • HIV Remains A Health Concern: Civil Societies Speak Up For Upcoming High-Level Meeting On HIV/AIDS
    “The HIV response has disappeared from the priorities of governments of the Pacific”...
    Links: Scoop
  • Countdown Announce Paid Gender Affirmation Leave For All Staff
    Links: Express
  • Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Tackling Men’s Health
    Links: Express

Mon 18 May 2020

  • AIDS Deaths In Africa Could Top 500,000 As A Result Of...
    Links: Express
  • American Embassy in Kazakhstan Flies Rainbow Flag for IDAHOBIT Day
    Links: Express
  • Headquarters’ Leo Molloy Says ‘Gay Bar’ Comments “Taken Out of Context,”...
    Links: Express

Sat 18 May 2019

  • 'About 500' people test positive for HIV in Pakistani district
    Nothing seemed unusual to Rehmana Bibi, the mother of 10-year-old Ali Raza, when the boy came down with a fever at their home in the dusty, largely neglected district of Larkana in southern Pakistan...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Diaries of Britain's 'first modern lesbian' decoded after five years of work
    Anne Lister, Britain's 'first modern lesbian', left behind diaries full of symbols...
    Links: Stuff
  • Diaries of Britain's 'first modern lesbian' decoded after five years of work
    Britain's "first modern lesbian" left behind diaries full of symbols...
    Links: Stuff
  • Unions are flying the flag for equality
    On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), trade unions reaffirm their commitment to expressing solidarity through diversity: no discrimination, no exceptions...
    Links: Scoop
  • Construction Worker Wins Rainbow Excellence Ambassador Award
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Formally Sacked – However This May Not Be The...
    Links: Express

Fri 18 May 2018

  • The annual Pink Shirt Day is marked throughout the country (New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia, Stuff.co.nz
  • 'Leitis in Waiting' film internationally recognised
    A one hour film about transgender women in Tonga has won a number of international film awards and will premiere in New Zealand this weekend...
    Links: RNZ
  • Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • New Zealand becomes the first country to fly intersex flag at Parliament
    New Zealand became the first country to fly the intersex flag at parliament on Thursday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Conversion Therapy for Minors Banned in Maryland USA
    Links: Express

Wed 18 May 2016

  • Conservative NZ Institution Elect First Transgender President
    Links: Express
  • Queer Led ‘The Internet’ Announce Two New Zealand Shows
    Links: Express
  • Study Shows Bisexual Women Have Higher Rates of Depression
    Links: Express
  • Canada introduces legislation to protect trans rights
    The Canadian government has announced new legislation to protect transgender citizens from discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Global Equality Report highlights anti-LGBTI attitudes
    The International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was marked around the world yesterday with a “Global Celebration of Sexual and Gender Identities” and the release of the Human Rights Campaign’s ‘Global Equality Report’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • InsideOUT seeks part-time Schools Coordinator
    InsideOUT is seeking a someone on a part-time basis for five months to fill the role of Schools Coordinator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI rights: “we still have a lot of work to do”
    The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Intersex Association has released a map that charts where criminalisation, protection and recognition laws that are enacted worldwide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nature Abhors an Evidential Vacuum?
    With the news that an Auckland new entrants school has developed gender-neutral facilities for a transgender girl and that her classmates have no problem with that development, Bob McCoskrie has predictably denounced this breach of quaint, polarised conservative Christian gender "rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Technology for change
    Lydia Watson, Joanna Li and Piper Whitehe are three very talented students from Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland, who have created Loocation, an app that has the potential to be a game-changer for gender-diverse people in the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 May 2015

  • Friday Fun at Family
    Links: Express
  • Friday Night at Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Gay Penguins in Bondage Book Upsets Kaiapoi Preschool Parents
    Links: Express
  • Tasmanian Woman’s Dying Wish Fulfilled
    Links: Express
  • Blanchett says sexuality was misreported
    Actress Cate Blanchett says a story stating she said she’d had sexual relationships with women was “judiciously edited for effect”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New figures released on trans killings
    More than 1,700 transgender people have been killed worldwide over the past seven years – and those are just the violent deaths which have been reported...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nothing but aroha: Lee and Sandra's wedding
    “We want to make a happy wedding day for them, to show aroha and compassion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nothing but aroha: Lee and Sandra's wedding
    “We want to make a happy wedding day for them, to show aroha and compassion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Matthew's packed for AIDS memorial
    Inner-city church St Matthew-in-the-City was at capacity for Auckland’s AIDS Candlelight Memorial service last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 May 2014

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2014) (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held on Te Marae at Te Papa on 18 May 2014 in Wellington
    Features: Bruce Kilmister, Celia Wade-Brown, Claudette Hauiti, Grant Robertson, Kevin Hague, Kevin Haunui, Michael Bancroft, Paul Boland, Rangimoana Taylor, Rodney Mugadza, The Glamaphones (Wellington), Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial services are held (New Zealand)
    Services are held in Auckland (6pm - St Matthews in the City), Hamilton (7pm - Celebrating Age Centre), Wellington (2:30pm - Te Papa), Christchurch (6pm - NZAF Te Toka) and Invercargill (2:30pm - Knox Church)
    Links: Body Positive
  • Beefed up Princess – Urge Bar
    Links: Express
  • Ghettofabulous – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Zac Efron
    Links: Express
  • A letter from Anglican Bishops
    Bishop Ross Bay and Bishop Jim White from the Anglican Diocese of Auckland have written a letter to members, saying they believe the resolution from the Synod on same-sex blessings sets the best course for change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic vid tells gays to stop having sex
    A still from the film A video endorsed by Catholic leaders in New Zealand tells gay people they need to be celibate if they want to be Catholic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Confused homophobes attack each other
    Georgia: Two homophobic men at an anti-gay rally have got into a fight because each thought the other man was gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Darwin Outgames snapshot
    Take a look at some of the fun that was had at the AsiaPacific Outgames in Darwin - and spot the Kiwis! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fry tickled by Kiwi journo's doco quest
    David Farrier Stephen Fry has publicly backed a Kickstarter project led by Kiwi journalist David Farrier, who wants to make a documentary after his bizarre brush with the world of competitive tickling...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India: anti-gay party voted into power
    New Delhi: India’s Hindu nationalist party that has opposed any move to nullify the Supreme Court’s re-criminalizing of consensual same-sex relations has won the general elections dealing a huge setback to scrap a colonial-era law that made it punishable by up to life imprisonment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The AIDS Quilt panels at rest
    Deep in a Te Papa storage vault the lovingly crafted AIDS Memorial Quilt panels rest in specially made cloth bags...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The AIDS Quilt panels at rest
    Deep in a Te Papa storage vault the lovingly crafted AIDS Memorial Quilt panels rest in specially made cloth bags...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Andrew Garfield in 'We Exist'
    The Spider-Man star takes on small-town transphobia in the video for Arcade Fire's We Exist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 May 2013

  • Complaints about 'marriage pledge' ad dismissed
    The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled there are "no grounds to proceed" with multiple complaints that a 'Protect Marriage' ad was factually incorrect and styled to look like official voting information...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • French President signs marriage equality into law
    Francois Hollande France has become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, with its President Francois Hollande signing it into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report puts spotlight on discrimination and fear
    Almost two-thirds of Europe's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and most feel discriminated against, according to an EU report...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 May 2012

  • "I support same-sex marriage" (But...)
    John Key at the Big Gay Out Why is John Key so busy "triangulating" when it comes to same-sex marriage? And why? I'm not the only one who seems to have noticed this- so has the New Zealand Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coffey made Saturday Breakfast co-host
    Tamati Coffey’s star continues to rise, with TVNZ announcing he will be the new co-host of Saturday Breakfast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Disco queen Donna Summer dies at 63
    Donna Summer The disco queen whose music has reverberated through gay bars since the 1970s, Donna Summer, has died in Florida following a battle with cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt Day message hits ChCh mall
    The anti-bullying message is getting through in Christchurch today, where representatives of queer youth group Q-topia have set up a stall at a local mall, resplendent in pink, to ensure locals are aware of Pink Shirt Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Show us your pink shirts!
    People all over the country are wearing pink today, taking a stand against bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unitec gets its pink on in anti-bully stand
    Auckland's Unitec has marked Pink Shirt Day with staff and students donning pink at an event which mixed entertainment with more serious presentations at its Waitakere campus...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 May 2011

  • Auckland Council gblti network meeting called
    Simon Randall GLBTI representatives of Auckland Council will meet with members of the community in Ponsonby next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Banks making a tilt at return to Parliament
    John Banks at the 2010 Big Gay Out A quarter of a century after it was passed, one of the most fervent critics of the Homosexual Law Reform is making a tilt to return to Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch plans UpRising
    Three months on from the horrific earthquake, members of Christchurch's queer community have decided it's time for a party to help raise spirits and bring people together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin wants you to have your say!
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow authorities ban gay pride, again
    The Russian Government has marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) by once again banning Moscow Gay Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 May 2010

  • Bangkok: "Generals are gay and poor leaders"
    General Khattiya Sawatdiphol An ex-Thai army General, who was assisting the redshirt anti-government protesters before he was shot in the head two days ago, claimed to a reporter that many of the Thai Army hierarchy are gay and therefore not good soldiers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen rides again thanks to Kiwi support
    Trans-Tasman tranny legend Carmen is back on her wheels as the result of money raised during the Aroha Festival and with additional contributions from her Kiwi friends and supporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Feedback sought on Christchurch Pride
    The Star Show party at Iconic After an action-packed week, the organisers of Christchurch Pride are seeking feedback on this year's event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbt elders and youth to compare life stories
    Glbt community youth and elders are being invited to share their life stories and compare experiences at a function at Auckland's Charlotte Museum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • IDAHO marked across the globe
    People all over the world have marked the 6th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phoenix gets black to basics
    With the Autumn chill setting in, organisers of this Saturday's Phoenix party are urging fun-lovers to "leave the knitting at home" and come along and heat up the dance floor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Portugal's president to ratify same-sex marriage
    Portugal's president Anibal Cavaco Silva has decided to ratify a law allowing gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Episcopalians consecrate second gay bishop
    Bishop Mary Glasspool With the ordination of an openly lesbian woman as bishop, the Episcopal Church in the USA now has two gay bishops...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 May 2009

  • Fewer movers and shakers at HIV services
    Candlelight: Gay AIDS Candlelight Memorial public services was "to influence local and national policy makers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ supports Day Against Homophobia
    "One Voice, One Message, Heard Around the World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police hope pictured youths can help
    Auckland police are hoping one or more of the youths pictured in a candid photo may be able to assist them in their inquiry into the alleged HIV predator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PREP HIV prevention - Does it work?
    "Does PREP work? "We don't know...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui human rights leader awarded
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has awarded an NZAF Life Membership to Richard Tankersley, a Takataapui Taane leader and the first Takataapui Human Rights Commissioner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The history of anti-gay torture
    50 lashes: Punishment for being gay in Iran While LGBT organisations stand in solidarity with those in some Muslim majority societies who face brutality and even capital punishment under sharia law, it's worthwhile to recall the Western European past of antigay capital punishment...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 May 2008

  • 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held
  • "Labour's gay bias" - Clarkson's parting shot
    Soon-to-be ex-MP Bob Clarkson has attacked the Labour Government for what he sees as a bias towards gays, lesbians, and "hairy-legged ladies"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candlelight Messages: Never Give Up, Never Forget
    Messages from the Governor General, Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, conveyed to the 25th AIDS Candlelight Memorial services thoughout the country this evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag queen gets 40 yrs for trucker slaying
    A 28-year old gay Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of a 45-year old trucker he met in a West Palm Beach gay club in 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Funding for new HIV drug 'high priority'
    The first in a new class of HIV medications needed by people whose HIV infection has become resistant to existing drugs must be made available free of charge as soon as possible after it is formally registered for use in New Zealand, according to HIV support group Body Positive Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New generations must fight HIV, says PM
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robin Isaacs Pt2: New drugs and HIV explained
    Robin Isaacs Ex-Auckland doctor Robin Isaacs, now a US-based senior figure in the drug and vaccines research unit of global drug giant Merck Sharpe and Dhome, has been visiting New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Two Horsemen of Their Apocalypse?
    The New Zealand Christian Right is now at crisis point, even given the amount of undeserved and uncritical coverage that Family First is getting over its pro-belting petition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 May 2007

  • AUS: Highlighting lesbian sex health risks
    The AIDS Council of New South Wales is look to redress the lack of information about sexually transmitted infections among lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 May 2006

  • 'Gay scarf' incident riles Chch student
    A University of Canterbury student was shocked when told his scarf “was a bit too gay” by a police recruitment officer at the Careers Expo at the Westpac Centre in Christchurch on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch police recruiter "will be talked to"
    NOON: The senior police recruitment officer who denigrated a potential recruit because because his scarf was "a bit too gay" will be "talked to" by a Human Resources manager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DJ LANGE to play at Chch Pride and Auckland
    World renown DJ LANGE is set to rock partygoers at events for Christchurch Pride, before heading to Auckland this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police: No comment on workshop offer
    10PM: The head of NZ Police recruiting is refusing to be drawn on whether the Christchurch senior recruitment officer who made the "it's a bit gay" slur to a potential recruit should take up an offer to attend a workshop addressing prejudice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride: scarf slur "illustrates prejudice"
    5PM: The organiser of Christchurch's Pride Week says an anti-gay comment made by a senior police recruitment officer is an example of how easily prejudice against gays occurs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 May 2005

  • AKL Mayor: Less erotica, more lifestyle
    Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard is all in favour of moves to further integrate the city's GLBT community in the interests of acceptance, but cautions against pushing people too far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer at the Writers and Readers Festival
    A host of home grown and imported gay and lesbian talent is appearing at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer at the Writers and Readers Festival
    A host of home grown and imported gay and lesbian talent is appearing at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Southern Gay Games team in the making
    Support is growing in Christchurch for a team to take on next year's Gay Games, but one of the co-ordinators, Bruce Morrison, hopes to cast the net further afield and form a Team South Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 May 2004

  • Lateshift evacuated due to fire
    Auckland gay men's venue Lateshift was briefly evacuated on Friday night due to an electrical fire which filled the venue with acrid smoke...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 May 2003

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held
  • MPs support sacked Queer Nation pair
    Two senior MPs, opposition broadcasting spokesmen, National`s Murray McCully and Act MP Rodney Hide, have come out in support of sacked Queer Nation staffers and part-time paparazzi Jonathan Marshall and David Herkt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ: Gay surrogate dads withdraw proposal
    The two gay men who sought ethics approval to become surrogate parents have backed off, due to prejudice against them and the way their proposal was made public...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 May 1984

  • Television: discussion about sex role stereotyping by those involved with child development (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP21817.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 18 May 1972

  • Television news report: a petition to legalise brothels (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP80259.
    Links: TVNZ

Wed 18 May 1859

  • Confidence trickster Amy Bock is born (Tasmania, Australia)
    Links: Te Ara

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