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Wed 26 May 2021

  • Is health and sex education in schools a once-over-lightly?
    Katie Fitzpatrick is an associate professor of education at the University of Auckland and the lead writer of relationship and sexuality education curriculum policy...
    Links: RNZ
  • ‘Warmonger’ Australian Defence Minister Bans IDAHOBIT Morning Teas
    Links: Express

Tue 26 May 2020

  • Pixar’s first gay male lead character is 'Out' on Disney+
    Young gay man, Greg, not out to his parents, is moving in with his boyfriend, Manuel...
    Links: Stuff
  • LGBT+ Charities Warn Of Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis In Commonwealth Countries Due...
    Links: Express
  • Revealed – When Family Bar Will Reopen
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Man Makes History In Vietnam After Giving Birth to a...
    Links: Express

Sun 26 May 2019

  • India’s First Openly Lesbian Athlete Now Facing Rejection From Her Family
    Links: Express
  • Tunisia Under Fire for Continued Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse
    Links: Express

Sat 26 May 2018

  • Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis - a panel discussion (Dowse Art Museum)
    Audio from the panel discussion Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis held at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt on 26 May 2018
    Features: Ann Packer, David Do, Julia Craig, Kevin Jensen, Richard Benge, Simon Gennard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Spectrum website (1996) (Dowse Art Museum)
    Kevin Jensen talks about creating one of the earliest rainbow websites originating from New Zealand
    Features: Kevin Jensen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lord Fusitu'a - On the 'Leitis in Waiting' of Tonga
    The plight of Tonga's LGBT community is under the spotlight with the released of a new documentary Leitis in Waiting...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 26 May 2017

  • Bold Theatre And Fresh Dance Hits Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Farewell and unfinished business
    With just days to go until GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 May 2016

  • Generous Auckland Marae Seek Donations to Help the Homeless
    Links: Express
  • House of Parliament to Fly Rainbow Flag for London Pride
    Links: Express
  • 5 LGBTI changemakers pick up Youth Week Awards
    Five young LGBTI change-makers have been honoured with Youth Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In court: The major players
    In the coming days GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In court: The major players
    In the coming days GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Korea rejects s/s marriage lawsuit
    South Korea has rejected same-sex marriage, rejecting a lawsuit from a well-known gay couple who wished to have their same-sex union recognised in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tranzaction dedicated to Chch community
    New transgender organisation, Tranzaction has had its first meeting and has expressed interest in supporting and advocating for the trans community in Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 May 2015

  • Tim - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Tim talks about the experience of being in prison and then life after release.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Vatican Daily Newspaper: Irish Vote on Same Sex Marriage “A Defeat”
    Links: Express
  • "Caring, focused" retiring Kilmister farewelled
    In a farewell ceremony which at times seemed to be a community thank you for his years of involvement in a wide range of gay and HIV matters, the just-retired general manager of Body Positive was tonight lauded for his decency, compassion and focus...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ad showing two men kissing is just fine
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has drawn yet another complaint about one of its ads, which has once again been thrown out by the Advertising Standards Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MoH to front on trans/intersex health care
    The Health Ministry will give evidence to Parliament's Health Select Committee tomorrow in response to a petition calling for improvement in healthcare for trans and intersex people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plans being made for 30th HLR anniversary
    Picture: David Hindley Community members are being invited to get involved in planning for next year’s 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Chekhov Gone Wilde
    Chekhov Gone Wilde Produced by Jacqui Whall for Theatrewhack Conceived and directed by Patrick Graham Costumes by Jacqui Whall Dramaturg Boni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho Staged in the Tiny Theatre at Garnet Station From Wednesday 20 May, 2015 to Saturday 30 May, 2015 at 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 May 2014

  • FOODIE BITES: Market Stall of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Sophie’s Choice
    Links: Express
  • The Pop Bangers That Imploded: VANILLA (UK)
    Links: Express
  • 'Homosexual impulses' blamed for shooting
    Robi Ludwig A psychotherapist appearing on Fox News has blamed a Californian mass murder on the shooter having “homosexual impulses”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A horror show and a love story
    Two award-winning documentaries of interest are showing at the Documentary Edge Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ab Fab movie is definitely on the way
    Jennifer Saunders hopes an Absolutely Fabulous film will be released by the end of next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quickfire QandA: The Drag Kings
    The Drag Kings are back! The Drag Kings are back! We can’t think of anything better to get you through the start of the week than some wise (read ridiculous) words from this troupe, who are bringing RES-Erection to the stage at Fringe Bar on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 May 2013

  • Geno Sisneros (Auckland)
    Geno Sisneros talks about the journey to becoming ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church, and taking a case against the Bishop of Auckland to the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
    Features: Geno Sisneros
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • GABA takes stand against discrimination
    The Gay Auckland Business Association says if it emerges there is a loophole which allows accommodation businesses to discriminate against GLBT people, it needs to be removed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Falcons RFC holding first AGM today
    The Falcons at one of their training runs (picture by Robert Barry) The gay New Zealand rugby team being assembled for the Bingham Cup in Sydney next year is holding its first AGM today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tony Simpson: on stepping down
    After "the best part of a decade" on the Rainbow Wellington Board, mostly as chair, Tony Simpson has stepped down...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 May 2012

  • Lawless reveals she's an Urzila Carlson fan
    Lawless (left) says Carlson (right) is NZ's funniest stand-up, ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WTF creators blown away by response
    Sam Shore and Green MP Jan Logie at the WTF launch One of the creators of the Rainbow Youth and OUTLine WTF campaign Sam Shore is blown away by the tens of thousands of hits the first video has received, and says while there have been critics, the positive feedback has been far more overwhelming...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 May 2011

  • Council liaison group welcomes community
    An Auckland Council and glbti community liaison group is offering an open invitation for more people and organisations to come along to its meetings...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not a coming out story
    The Brothers Size couldn't be further from the typical 'coming out story' so often seen on stage and screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes opening night film sells out
    Tonight's opening night Out Takes film for men has sold out two theatres at Auckland's Rialto Cinemas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans widow to lose husband's death benefits
    Thomas and Nikki Araguz A lawyer says a Texas judge plans to annul the marriage of a transgender widow, preventing her from getting the death benefits of her firefighter husband who died last year battling a blaze...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 May 2010

  • Kira profile (Auckland)
    Kira talks about transitioning from male to female at seventeen
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Priscilla Penniket profile (Auckland)
    Priscilla Penniket talks about working for Rainbow Youth to do homophobia education in schools
    Features: Priscilla Penniket
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Council worker harassed with gay porn
    A longtime senior Taranaki council officer has been fined and ordered to pay reparations, after hand-delivering gay porn magazines and abusive notes to a colleague's house...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay rights activists arrested in Zimbabwe
    Two members of a Zimbabwe gay rights association have been arrested after posting a letter in their office, which criticised President Robert Mugabe's opposition to homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Introducing: TransAdvocates
    TransAdvocates may not technically be ‘straight’, but it's straight up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Long Yang Club finds its Master Chef
    The judges and winners After a tough grilling by a team of judges, a Thai dish has won a 'Master Chef' style competition run by the Long Yang Club in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 May 2009

  • Chch's LGBT art show proves popular
    Artworks from a range of LGBT artists at a central Christchurch gallery have led to a constant flow of people through the doors of High Street's QuiqCorp Creative Experience...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Has our 'pink dollar' run out?
    In the current recession, has our alleged 'conspicuous consumption' pattern changed? Was it ever really universal in the first place? In October 2008, the (US) Advocate investigated this question, interviewing several lesbians and gay men from different occupational groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More men with 'HIV predator' info sought
    Auckland police are still hoping to hear from more men who can shed light on the sexual habits of the alleged 'HIV predator' who is feared to have infected seven or more young men with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes rolls into Wellington this week
    It began in Auckland with full theatres last week, and now the Out Takes Film Festival is set for Wellington with two special events along with the films...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV talent judge sorry for 'anti-gay' remark
    A British TV talent show judge has apologised for remarks considered homophobic by LGBT media watchdogs the Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 May 2008

  • 12yo girl starts gender change therapy
    A 12 year old Australian girl has started hormone therapy in the first stage of treatment to change her sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine manager leaves "with regret"
    The just-departed General Manager of the OUTLine counselling service says he is leaving "with regret" but will not miss being "a professional gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia okays gay blood donations
    Russia's Ministry of Health and Social Development has repealed its blanket ban on blood donations by homosexual people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 May 2007


  • Beyonce Knowles – American R   Ref: me-me-me...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Ian Roberts not guilty of assault
    A Sydney magistrate yesterday dismissed an assault charge against openly-gay former rugby league star Ian Roberts who had been accused of attacking his ex-boyfriend at a Sydney hostel last July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CD Review: GALS Greatest Hits
    The Auckland Gay and Lesbian Singers Musical Director: Stephen Bowness Craig Blockley, accompanist Guest conductors Margaret Robertson (Musical Director Emeritus), Adrian Kirk GALS, aka the Gay and Lesbian Singers, are the only choir of their kind in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: NZ among first to see UK thriller
    New Zealanders will be among the first in the world to see a ground-breaking new political thriller with a gay central character, says the film's director Paul Oremland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
    Former 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker says her four-year-old son James Wilke has begun asking questions about what it means to be gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK
    A female councillor who was born a man has been sworn in as the UK's first transgender mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 May 2006

  • "Is my fiance gay?"
    Amanda writes: I need your help, I was on my fiance's computer and came across a folder and it was pictures of guys, they were teenager guys, and masterbating, and there were two clips of a man and a women but the rest were of guys...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Gay film festival goes 'queer'
    The Out Takes film festival opened in Auckland last night, re-branded this year as the more inclusive Reel Queer Festival, rather than the Gay and Lesbian Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Plymouth: The "gay sex" capital of New Zealand!
    What is it with people in New Plymouth that they search for gay sex on the Internet more often than folks in other New Zealand cities including Auckland, North Shore, Wellington and Christchurch? Bored witless on a grey and rainy grey day gay social commentator and occasional GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sturm sentenced to 9 years at retrial
    Gay Auckland restaurateur, Philip Sturm has been sentenced to nine years in prison, after being retried for stupefying and sexually violating young men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 May 2005

  • Bukak Api
    Review: BUKAK API Dir: Osman Ali, Malaysia, 2000, Beta SP, 80mins A hard, depressing, unflinching look at the lives of Kuala Lumpur's sex worker community – particularly transsexuals – Bukak Api is a film likely to make you very, very mad...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 May 2004

  • Public meetings on gay parenting
    The Law Commission is holding a series of public meetings in June for gays and lesbians to discuss legal issues arising from surrogate parenthood and sperm donation, and wishes to hear from gay parents who have conceived in this manner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 May 1997

  • Bryan James Gardner is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering David Shore in November 1996 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Gardner tried unsuccessfully to use the homosexual panic defence.
    Links: Sensible Sentencing Trust

Fri 26 May 1995

  • Poor Superman by Brad Fraser opens at Circa Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: National Library

Mon 26 May 1986

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

Sun 26 May 1985

  • The media reports claims that Gay visibility week has resulted in harassment (New Zealand)

Sat 26 May 1917

  • Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill is imprisoned on Matiu Somes Island (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    Links: Papers Past, The Spin Off

Sun 26 May 1895

  • Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labour (London, United Kingdom)
    Links: Papers Past, Wikipedia

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