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Fri 21 May 2021

  • Student praised for taking stand against 'inappropriate' behaviour by young men
    Teen calls out fellow boys' school students for homophobia and sexism in "brave" speech: "We think it's manly to catcall girls at bus stops – it's not...
    Links: Stuff
  • Beloved Bar Manager Returns To G.A.Y Auckland
    Links: Express
  • MISBEHAVIOUR II Returns June 18
    Links: Express

Thu 21 May 2020

  • New Zealand LGBT+ Bars and Clubs Reopening Tonight
    Links: Express

Tue 21 May 2019

  • A transgender woman survived a beating. Weeks later she was killed
    Several weeks ago, a 23-year-old transgender woman was beaten in a Dallas parking lot...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Crusaders and NZ Rugby to investigate homophobia allegations after Cape Town incidents
    Players still available for Super Rugby duty while top lawyer reviews claims...
    Links: Stuff
  • “Such a Timeless Flight” – Rocketman With Taron Edgerton and Jamie...
    Links: Express
  • All Black Under Investigation For Alleged Homophobic Assault In South Africa
    Links: Express
  • Crusaders Rugby Team Deny Homophobic Altercation In Cape Town
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret
    Links: Express

Mon 21 May 2018

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 May 2018
    Edouard Fritch is re-elected French Polynesia's president; HIV drugs arrive in PNG after a month of crisis; Hawaii passes long time pesticides bill, following lengthy debates; Questions around NZ's commitment to Pasifika mental health, and; 'Leitis in Waiting' highlights in film the struggle for the region's transgender people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 May 2018
    Questions around NZ's commitment to Pasifika mental health; top Pacific youth leaders get US grants for projects; competition for Pacific war memorial closes; 'Leitis in Waiting' film highlights the struggle for the region's transgender people; And, promoting literacy in Palau...
    Links: RNZ
  • Despite fatwa, transgender people in Iran face harassment
    TEHRAN, Iran — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Leitis film highlights the transgender struggle for Pacific
    A film about Tongan Leitis highlights transgender struggles for Pacific and debuts in New Zealand...
    Links: RNZ
  • Month-long crisis ends in PNG as top up HIV drugs arrive
    A crisis for those with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea appears to have been eased with the arrival of a shipment of much-needed anti-retroviral drugs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Star Wars Character Lando Pansexual?
    Links: Express

Sun 21 May 2017

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2017) (Tararua Tramping Club)
    Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 21 May 2017
    Features: Chanel Hati, Grant Robertson, Jason Myers, Kay Jones, Kay'la Riarn, Kjel Griffiths, Rev Roger Pym, Tīwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial service is held at St Matthew-in-the-City (Auckland, New Zealand)
    This is one of only two memorial services held in New Zealand.
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial service is held at Tararua Tramping Club (Wellington, New Zealand)
    This is one of only two memorial services held in New Zealand.
    Links: PrideNZ

Thu 21 May 2015

  • Kris Jenner “Mourns the loss” of Ex Husband, says “Bruce Died”
    Links: Express
  • Doco fest preview: To Russia With Love
    A film featuring New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup and other athletes in the lead-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics opens at the Documentary Edge International Film Festival tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indian mum seeks husband for son
    A mother in India has placed newspaper ad looking for a husband for her gay son...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Shirt Day remains about lgbti bullying, Foundation says
    Has Pink Shirt Day gone back into the closet? No way, says the Mental Health Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 May 2014

  • Adam Levine
    Links: Express
  • FOODIE BITES: New night market action
    Links: Express
  • Michael Hootman’s Wonderful World of Gayness Part One.
    Links: Express
  • Film Heaven!
    Not only does the Out Takes Film Festival begin in Auckland tomorrow, today the Documentary Edge Festival gets underway with two excellent glbti films in its line-up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inspiring glbti youth leaders honoured
    Two young glbti community advocates have been honoured with Leadership Awards as part of Youth Week 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mormon leader denounces NZ marriage law
    Dallin H...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spotlight put on lgbti rights in the Pacific
    Dr Paula Gerber The Pacific is being described as an important frontier for lgbti rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Survey looks closely at homophobia in sport
    Wallaby David Pocock is urging people to take part Organisers of the next Bingham Cup in Sydney are running an international study of homophobia in sport, and New Zealanders are being urged to take part...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wentworth season two trailer
    Wentworth's resident lesbian Franky Doyle The second season of compelling Australian prison drama is about to begin across the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 May 2013

  • Aus: Rudd's change of heart sparks hope
    Kevin Rudd Australian marriage equality advocates are hopeful other MPs will support their cause following former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's change of heart on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Counsellor's 'Gay Taliban' insult is "ridiculous"
    A GLBT activist group says comparing people who stand up for equal rights and fair treatment to the Taliban is “ridiculous, to say the very least”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Stop claiming you're not bigots
    Has anyone else noticed this trend of ‘I can say what I want about your ‘lifestyle’ but don’t you dare be mean and call me a bigot’ from anti-gay groups? In the latest spasm, an Auckland counsellor has likened outspoken people in the GLBT community to the ‘Gay Taliban’, based on claims from a pair of homophobic lodge owners in Whangarei that they have received death threats and verbal abuse over their ban on sodomy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer at home recovering after surgery
    Georgina Beyer is recovering from surgery...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian couple: death threat "disgusting"
    The couple at the centre of a human rights dispute with a Whangarei motel have condemned a death threat the lodge’s owners say they have received...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New York: thousands march after hate killing
    Mark Carson was 32 Thousands of people have marched in Manhattan to protest the killing of a gay man who was taunted before being shot in the face in Greenwich Village...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ home to "Gay Taliban" Auckland man claims
    Steve Taylor The director of an Auckland ‘counselling, mediation and supervision service’ has issued a statement to the media accusing the gay community of being like the Taliban...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shane Taurima seeking Labour nomination
    Shane Taurima Gay journalist Shane Taurima is seeking selection for Labour in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Te Mete painting heading for Louisa's wall
    Louisa Wall has made the winning bid of $2,500 for a portrait a gay artist painted of her for a charity auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 May 2012

  • "Front up to lives lost" Salvation Army told
    Bill Logan in 1985 (pic Out! magazine A long-serving gay activist who was in the thick of it during the torrid fight for Homosexual Law Reform has angrily stated that the Salvation Army needs to show some accountability for the gay lives that were lost to suicide, as the debate raged in the nation’s headlines and households...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Clamour' for marriage heading to Parliament
    One of the images from the site More than a thousand submissions calling for marriage equality will be presented to Labour MPs Louisa Wall and Charles Chauvel at Parliament on Tuesday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Darwin to host next Asia Pacific Outgames
    Darwin will host the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames in May 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Missy Higgins bringing comeback to Auckland
    Bisexual Australian musician Missy Higgins is heading to Auckland in August for her first New Zealand show in five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NAACP endorses marriage equality
    In what’s being lauded as an historic move, African American civil rights group the NAACP has voted to endorse same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sallies: "we want to rebuild bridges"
    A Salvation Army protest during the HLR movement ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Queer Avengers - more than just one night
    Anna Caro from Wellington's Queer Avengers explains that while Queer the Night is over for another year, the group has plenty more up its sleeve...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Queer Avengers - more than just one night
    Anna Caro from Wellington's Queer Avengers explains that while Queer the Night is over for another year, the group has plenty more up its sleeve...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans entrant wins Miss Congeniality
    Jenna Tackalova Transgender Canadian beauty pageant contestant Jenna Tackalova has been named Miss Congeniality, after she won her fight to be part of the contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 May 2011

  • Urzila Carlson on the hunt for yellow towel
    After a successful run of New Zealand International Comedy Festival shows, comedian Urzila Carlson is warmed up for the biggest night of her comedy life so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 May 2010

  • Gay couple jailed for 14 years in Malawi
    Monjeza and Chimbalanga1 are jeered as they are driven away from a court appearance in an open ute A gay couple has been sentenced to 14 years jail in Malawi, after being convicted of 'gross indecency and unnatural acts'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ MPs condemn Malawi human rights breaches
    Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga1 Labour's Rainbow members of Parliament have joined the growing chorus of international criticism over the jailing of two Malawi men for fourteen years each after being found guilty of sodomy and indecency earlier this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes opening night nearly sold out
    Tickets are almost sold out to the opening night of the Out Takes 2010: A Reel Queer Film Festival in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 May 2009

  • Chch Pride Week popular, despite weather
    There's been rain, sleet, chills and even snow, but despite the unfriendly weather, Christchurch Pride's organisers are happy with how the Garden City's gayest week is going...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Our glbt debt of gratitude to Out! magazine
    Date: The early 1980s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London police arrest 100 for hate crimes
    London's Metropolitan Police Service has carried out raids across London to crack down on domestic, homophobic, transphobic, race and other forms of hate crime – and over 100 people have been arrested...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ's longest-running gay magazine ends
    After 34 years of sharing Kiwi gay community news, views, interviews and photos, the team behind New Zealand's longest-running gay male magazine has decided to end its print edition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What you should know about HIV and the law
    As Auckland police investigate claims that a rogue HIV positive man has for over a year been seducing young gay men and knowingly infecting them with HIV, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What you should know about HIV and the law
    As Auckland police investigate claims that a rogue HIV positive man has for over a year been seducing young gay men and knowingly infecting them with HIV, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 May 2008

  • Oral Herstory facility launches Saturday
    A women's 'oral herstory' facility will be opened in Auckland this Saturday afternoon by the Minister of Archives and Libraries, Judith Tizard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 May 2007


  • A spokesperson for Prime TV says Californian lesbian drama ‘The L Word' will return to NZ screens with new episodes later this year, but so far no date has been set...
    Links: GayNZ.com

  • South Island Gay Men's Health Promoter and Christchurch Pride Week organiser Brent Mitchell has thanked the Christchurch LGBT community and guests for a fantastic Pride Week 2007, after a final weekend of well-attended events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS Candle Light Memorial: St-Matthews-in-the-City
    With the theme 'Lighting the Path to a Brighter Future', on Sunday 20th May services around New Zealand united communities affected by HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington to host transgender conference
    ‘Agender', New Zealand's support group for Transgender people, is holding its fifth national conference in Wellington from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 May 2006

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held
  • Green MP slams anti-gay adoption laws
    Green MP Metiria Turei has slammed New Zealand's anti-gay adoption laws, and has called for a wide-ranging review of the “obscure and archaic” 1955 Adoption Act, reports the Sunday Star Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZers join in global Candlelight Memorial
    New Zealanders will join with thousands around the world today, to remember those who have been lost to AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our Opponents, on Autocue
    The Christian Right are whingeing about civil unions again, but aren't able to prevent them happening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protecting our past: The Lesbian and Gay Archive - Pt 2.
    In part one of this two part series we traced the origins of the lesbian and gay archives, including their contribution to the fight for Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 May 2003

  • NZ: Silence reigns over QN sackings fallout
    A continuing silence about the future of Queer Nation remains in force with producer Andrew Whiteside out of the country and Livingstone Productions' boss maintaining a “no comment” policy following the sacking of two key staff members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 May 2000

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held

Sun 21 May 1995

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand)
    This is the 12th anniversary of international memorials. In Auckland, five blocks of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt are carried from St Matthew-in-the-city to Aotea Square where a Beacons of Hope service is held.
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

Mon 21 May 1990

  • An AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held in the foyer of the Beehive, Parliament (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The service features Sir Paul Reeves - the first patron of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, MP Fran Wilde, plus five panels of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Sun 21 May 1989

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand)

Tue 21 May 1985

  • Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally (Wellington Town Hall)
    Alison Laurie addresses the Bigot Busters rally held at the Wellington Town Hall on 21 May 1985
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A rally in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The rally is held in Wellington Town Hall, starting at 8pm. The rally is billed as "entertainment, speakers, and lots of fun".
    Links: Te Papa
  • Television news report: MP Fran Wilde says supporters of homosexual law reform need to stand up (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F57631.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The pro-homosexual law reform Bigot Busters rally is held at the Wellington Town Hall (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com, LAGANZ

Mon 21 May 1984

  • Television: Sue Billing of the Family Planning Association interviewed about sex education for young children (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP21819.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 21 May 1975

  • Parliament votes to have the Privileges Committee investigate Carmen Rupe's claim that there are gay and bisexual Members of Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: Hansard

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