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Fri 27 May 2022

  • 'Human Ken doll' now unrecognisable after more surgery
    She's been undergoing a string of new surgeries since coming out as transgender in 2020 – and now Jessica Alves looks completely unrecognisable...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Graduating student cleverly disguises message in Senior Class President speech
    A student in the US has bravely used his graduation speech to talk about the struggles he faced growing up gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Transgender Barbie doll launched in image of Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox
    The first transgender Barbie doll has been launched to highlight the importance of "acceptance at every age"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • DOCUMENTING DISCO BLOODBATH
    Links: Express
  • Is Online Homophobia On The Rise? TikTok User Described Being Gay...
    Links: Express

Thu 27 May 2021

  • Rugby: French club Biarritz Olympique announces gay dating app Grindr as jersey sponsor
    French rugby club Biarritz Olympique have announced a bold new sponsorship partner - the world's largest gay, bi, trans, and queer dating app...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Express Meets A Sporting Legend – The Range Rover Sport
    Links: Express
  • Line-Up For RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 Officially Confirmed
    Links: Express
  • Rich Lister Jailed For Two years And Four Months
    Links: Express

Wed 27 May 2020

  • Larry Kramer, Normal Heart playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
    The 84 year old was best known for his activism and fight against AIDS...
    Links: Stuff
  • YouTube star Lele Pons recalls walking in on her dad sleeping with another man
    YouTube star Lele Pons reveals how she came to understand her father's sexuality and how it made them closer than ever...
    Links: Stuff
  • Costa Rica Legalises Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Former Australian Governor-General Adds Support For LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day
    Links: Express
  • JK Rowling Under Fire Again With Anti-Trans Controversy
    Links: Express

Mon 27 May 2019

  • Biphobia: What is it?
    The gay community is supportive and inclusive, but what if you're caught between the straight world and the queer world? Bisexuality is often ignored - or hypersexualised - by media...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brazil’s Supreme Court to Make Homophobia and Transphobia Illegal
    Links: Express
  • Syphilis Outbreak Warning For Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Trump Unveils His Own LGBTI Pride Merchandise
    Links: Express
  • Watch: The First Trailer For The New Batwoman Series
    Links: Express

Sun 27 May 2018

  • Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown
    BEIRUT — It took him more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • New Zealand’s Ricky Finishes Runner-up In Mr. Gay World
    Links: Express

Fri 27 May 2016

  • Gay ex-staffer is new head of NZAF
    Jason Myers The new boss of the NZ AIDS Foundation is a gay man, an ex-staffer and an academic who until two months ago was a member of the Foundation's board of trustees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grieving for Ihaia, a special brother
    Sharon Harris outside the High Court at Auckland minutes after life sentences were handed down to her brother's murderers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF warns against sex roulette parties
    The NZAF is warning against high-risk ‘sex roulette’ parties...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex roulette parties gamble with HIV+
    Sex roulette parties are being reported as a “new trend” in Spain, anonymous sex parties -mostly held by gay men - in which in most cases one HIV positive person is invited and protection isn’t used...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unreal "Women" of Transphobia
    Why is Family First emulating bottom-of-the-barrel US Christian Right anti-transgender tactics in its never ending fear-mongering campaign against transgender rights? Case in point: imaginary 'transgender sexual predators...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 May 2015

  • Jack - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Jack talks about sex work.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Australian Labor Leader Bill Shorten to Introduce Marriage Equality Bill
    Links: Express
  • Bruce Kilmister Thanked For Decades of Service
    Links: Express
  • Bruce Kilmister’s Farewell Party
    Links: Express
  • Vatican Calls Marriage Equality in Ireland a “Defeat For Humanity”
    Links: Express
  • Fresh marriage equality moves in Aus
    Bill Shorten Australia’s opposition leader will put a same-sex marriage Bill before the House of Representatives on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Overseas surgeries being looked into
    The Ministry of Health says work is underway to explore sending people overseas for gender reassignment surgery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 May 2014

  • Express Interviews The Looking’s Murray Bartlett aka Dom
    Links: Express
  • My lips aren’t sealed!: Begger and Butter Balls
    Links: Express
  • The Pop Bangers That Imploded: Adam Rickitt (UK)
    Links: Express
  • 'Boys' and 'girls' sought for QWU cast
    Cast members from all walks of life are being sought for the return of Queen of the Whole Universe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A NZ premiere: Body of Faith
    The director of a play looking at the relationship between identity and faith in the lgbt community hopes it opens the public eye to aspects of peoples' lives and struggles that are rarely put in the spotlight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Georgie Girl's coming back to help its star
    A special screening of the documentary Georgie Girl will be screened at the Documentary Edge Festival, with all proceeds going to Georgina Beyer to help with her ongoing medical expenses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Play exploring sex work to show on K' Rd
    A confronting new play about sex work that opens in Auckland this week includes a rent boy, and a transgender sex worker...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Africa gets first gay cabinet minister
    Lynne Brown South Africa's President has made an openly-lesbian woman a cabinet minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 May 2013

  • A scene from Blue is the Warmest Colour
    Watch a scene from the French film everyone is talking about, Blue Is the Warmest Colour, which has won the top prize at the Cannes film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay lobby group appealing charity decision
    Bob McCoskrie Family First is lodging a High Court appeal against being deregistered by the Charities Commission Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fire-hit Wingate Club will reopen after repairs
    Auckland’s Wingate Club has suffered extensive damage in a weekend fire, however the venue will eventually reopen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iwi CEO selected over Taurima for Labour
    Shane Taurima An iwi chief executive has been selected over the other candidates, who included gay journalist Shane Taurima, to contest the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election for Labour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian coming of age film wins Palme d'Or
    French Film Blue Is the Warmest Colour has won the top prize at the Cannes film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No mention of GLBTI NZers in suicide plan
    The Youth'07 study revealed a fifth of gay and bisexual youths had attempted suicide and about half had have harmed themselves(File Photo) A new $25 million Government-launched suicide action plan has no specific initiatives for GLBTI New Zealanders, despite their high risk of self-harm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Edge trying to host first same-sex weddings
    The Edge host Dom Harvey had to march in Auckland's Pride Parade because he lost a bet A radio show which brought listeners a “so gay I just got AIDS” joke, a pride parade march as a result of a lost bet and a song about rug munching is now attempting to host New Zealand’s first same-sex weddings...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 May 2012

  • Evan Donnelly - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Evan Donnelly talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Evan Donnelly
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Boycott Queensland?
    Should New Zealand and Australian LGBT organisations launch a boycott of Queensland, Australia's 'hate state?' It seems as if the right-wing Liberal-National Coalition Queensland state government is intent on repealing its civil union legislation and cutting funding to Queensland Action for Healthy Communities, the state's HIV/AIDS prevention group? This has been tried before, and succeeded...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 May 2011

  • Reviews: The String - "Nice"; Marine Story - "Worthy"
    Salim Kechiouche The String (Le Fil) 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saints and sinners invited to Capital Fetish Ball
    The Capital Fetish Ball is not for the fainthearted One of Wellington's sexiest and most popular events the Capital Fetish Ball is heading to The Garden Club in August, with organisers planning a mind-blowing three-level, performer-packed experience...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth groups hold 'positive' meeting with PM
    Left to right: Seb Stewart, Blake Skjellerup, Prime Minister John Key, Tabby Besley, Thomas Hamilton Representatives of queer New Zealand youth have met with Prime Minister John Key and asked him to support their education programmes and Queer Straight Alliance Networks, and say the meeting was a positive experience...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 May 2010

  • Bambi Day to remember those loved and lost
    Bambi Slut Performers will take to the stage on Friday night at Auckland's Naval   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Changes for GenderBridge board
    Two longtime GenderBridge board members have stepped down, paving the way for a young new board member to join the Auckland-based transgender support organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Malawian couple sent to separate prisons
    Two men jailed in Malawi after publicly declaring their love for one another have been sent to separate prisons, which are more than 60 kilometres apart...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes is here!
    Get ready for some serious popcorn munching ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes trailer: An Englishman in New York
    "Thirty five years after the seminal Thames TV movie 'The Naked Civil Servant', John Hurt reprises the role of Quentin Crisp...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 May 2009

  • Aussies debate NZ-style Civil Unions
    New South Wales' Rainbow Labor's proposal for Australia to adopt New Zealand-style Civil Unions has drawn criticism from within the LGBT activist community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California Supreme Court upholds Prop 8
    The California Supreme Court has ruled that Proposition 8 - which bans same-sex marriage in the state - is legal, but confirmed that the 18,000 same-sex couples who married before the proposition passed remain legally married...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage, Civil Unions and the battle for equality
    Sadly, California's LGBT communities lost their fight against the anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment known as Proposition 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth survey finds gay students at risk
    A major New Zealand survey of over 9,000 secondary school students suggests that same-sex-attracted youth experience greater levels of depression, suicide and self harm, are less likely to use condoms, and report higher levels of bullying and discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 May 2008

  • "And in just 7 days I can make you a man!"
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "And in just 7 days I can make you a man!"
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 5 divas to battle for Miss Drag Waikato tiara
    Five Hamilton Drag Divas have signed up for the challenge to battle it out on stage to be crowned Miss Drag Waikato 2008, in a pageant happening at Shine nightclub this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Are gays at risk in Morocco?
    In 2006, Shakir Badar was very proud to become the very 1st Mr Gay Morocco...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brazil: Millions celebrate gay pride parade
    Millions of people waving rainbow flags and wearing lavish Carnival costumes danced and cheered their way through South America's largest city on Sunday to celebrate gay pride and demand an end to homophobia and sexism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dancing with Stars judge: "I was a rent boy"
    TV's Dancing with the Stars judge Craig Revel Horwood has revealed his drag queen and rent boy past to a UK tabloid paper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: The World According to Drag Artistes
    Tess Tickle The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 2 June: "Women always break space...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 May 2007

  • Gossip writer profiles Auckland
    Auckland's gay men-about-town are well-read, opinionated, have "bucket loads of charm" and are never seen in the suburbs, writes newspaper gossip columnist Bridget Saunders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow Gay Pride to go on despite ban
    Russian gay activists vowed yesterday to hold a demonstration in Moscow despite a ban, a year after a similar attempt led to arrests by police, attacks by right-wing nationalists and verbal abuse by pensioners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 May 2006

  • Gay Sex in the 70s; dirtyglitter
    Review: Gay Sex in the 70s Dir: Joseph F Lovett USA, 2005, BetaSP, 70mins Actually, it's gay sex in New York in the 70s, but who's complaining? It's a fascinating mix of archival footage (some from porn movies) and still photographs, accompanying a number of survivors' tales of their adventures during that decade of 'sexual liberation'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inclusive Festival prize excludes HIV folk
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OutTakes: Wellington filmmaker takes on gay threesome
    When Wellington filmmaker Naomi Wallwork was looking to create a short documentary, she needed only to ask the neighbours for help...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 May 2005

  • Aspin first NZAF Maori chairperson
    Dr Clive Aspin has been elected Chairperson of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Board and is the first Maori to be elected to that position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board may have Maori, HIV quotas
    A proposal by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Board may see it required to include least 50 percent Maori and at least two HIV positive people at all times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suddenly Last Summer at the Silo
    Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams Dir: Shane Bosher Silo Theatre, Auckland, until June 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Touch of Pink
    TOUCH OF PINK Dir: Ian Iqbal Rashid, 2003, Canada, 35mm, 91 mins It's a sign that GLBT cinema is coming of age that we can say there is such a thing as a well-worn plot, but seeing as there are only thirty-odd plots in existence, it's just as well that GLBT filmmakers are more talented when it comes to providing fresh new twists on them – such is the case of Touch of Pink, the best film to open the Out Takes festival in the last four years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 May 2004

  • The tenth annual Out Takes Lesbian and Gay Film Festival takes place (New Zealand)
    The festival runs in multiple centres: Auckland 27 May - 7 June (Village Hoyts Queen Street and Academy Cinema), Wellington 3 - 13 June (Paramount Theatre), Dunedin 10 - 13 June (Dundas Street Academy), Christchurch 17 - 20 June (Hollywood Theatre).
  • Gay Ski Week returns to Queenstown
    Gay Ski Week 4-11 September 2004 in Queenstown looks set to become bigger following the success of the inaugural Gay Ski Week in August 2003 which included surprise guest Australian Idol contestant and rising Diva Courtney Act who spent the week skiing with friends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shopping and Fucking at the Silo Theatre
    Shopping and Fucking Dir: Stuart Devenie Silo Theatre, Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 May 1986

  • Television talkback: Dr. Paul Goldwater discusses AIDS with talkback callers (New Zealand)
    Newsline, ref F91769.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 27 May 1920

  • Charles Mackay is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of D'Arcy Cresswell (Whanganui, New Zealand)
    Mackay had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge. In the hope of mitigating Mackay's sentence, his defense lawyer pointed to how Mackay had been suffering from homo-sexual monomania for a number of years.
    Links: Papers Past

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