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Fri 28 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
  • 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
  • Transgender students face 'hoops' to get into co-ed school, MP says
    MP throws weight behind call to change school zone regulations, to allow gender diverse students to attend nearest co-ed school...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 28 May 2020

  • Groundbreaking Author and AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies at 84
    Links: Express
  • Increase in HIV cases, but decline in numbers first diagnosed in...
    Links: Express
  • Marilyn Waring Backs Louisa Wall to Remain MP for Manurewa
    Links: Express

Tue 28 May 2019

  • Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland Pride (Wellington)
    Max Tweedie talks about becoming the new Director of Auckland Pride
    Features: Max Tweedie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rainbow Room interviews (Parliament buildings)
    Attendees are interviewed at the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament on 28 May 2019.
    Features: Des Smith, Georgina Beyer, Louisa Wall, Tim Barnett
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament
    Features: Adrian Rurawhe, Andrew Reynolds, Grant Robertson, Jan Logie, Louisa Wall, Peter Tatchell, Sarah McBride, Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Denny Solomona's plea to gay rugby players as homophobia dogs game
    England's Kiwi international urges open expression of sexuality, saddened at hidden secrets until retirement arrives...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Gillette ad features trans teen
    Shaving company Gillette's last ad caused an uproar in some quarters when it focussed on bullying and harassment...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Panel with Jonathan Krebs and Penny Ashton (Part 2)
    Which conspiracy theory do you half believe? Facebook has banned an artist after she posted one of her works...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kenya’s High Court Upholds Criminalisation of Homosexuality
    Links: Express

Mon 28 May 2018

  • BANG! Season 2 Episode 1: Like A Virgin
    Using real stories told by real people, Melody Thomas leads a frank (but often entertaining) exploration of sex, sexuality and relationships...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown
    It took Elias more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing...
    Links: Stuff
  • “GOD MADE YOU THIS WAY”
    Links: Express

Sun 28 May 2017

  • John Jakeman - hairdressing (Wellington)
    John Jakeman talks about his career as a hairdresser - in Wellington, London and Europe, from the 1960s onwards
    Features: John Jakeman
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 28 May 2016

  • 12 anti-trans states file lawsuit against Obama
    Twelve states in the US are filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration - the latest being Mississippi - over its stance on transgender rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charity aims to provide more binders to youth
    A New Zealand charity providing trans youth with binders has launched a crowd-funding campaign to continue to provide the service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Aussie rugby player faces pedophile charges
    Michael John Quinn A gay Melbourne man traveling to the Bingham Cup international gay rugby tournament remains under arrest in Los Angeles, facing charges relating to allegedly arranging to have sex with a six-year old boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe-sex ads need to target Chinese and S. Asian men
    A new study has identified a gap in health promotion initiatives and suggests there needs to be more done to ensure the needs of Chinese and South Asian gay and bisexual men are met...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 May 2015

  • Greenland Legalises Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Stan Walker Defends Homophobic Instagram Post
    Links: Express
  • Tony Abbott’s U-Turn on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Doco Fest preview: Gayby Baby
    In the face of squeals of “what about the children?!” in debates about marriage and adoption equality, Australian filmmaker Maya Newell has sought to answer that exact question...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greenland embraces marriage equality
    Greenland’s parliament has voted unanimously to approve same-sex marriage and adoption...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Midlife and beyond: ageing in the gay community
    Counsellor and therapist Paul Letham Five years ago I turned 40...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Schools urged to teach and respect diversity
    New Zealand schools are being encouraged to run lgbti-friendly sexuality education programmes and consider more inclusive policies, such as gender neutral uniforms, safer toilets and allowing same-sex ball partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Walker claims 'gay boys' pic's not anti-gay
    Pop singer Stan Walker has posted a picture describing the losing New South Wales State of Origin team as “gay boys” and defended his actions by saying it’s just a word and he is not homophobic...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 May 2014

  • Express Interviews The Looking’s Frankie J Alvarez aka Augustin
    Links: Express
  • MY LIPS AREN’T SEALED!: Wipe Outs and Farm Boys
    Links: Express
  • The Pop Bangers That Imploded: Deep Obsession (NZ)
    Links: Express
  • "Homosexual impulses" shrink loses gig
    Robi Ludwig US: A psychologist who stated on Fox News that a man who killed six people in Santa Barbara may have been fighting “homosexual impulses” has been fired from one of her commentating jobs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Rosa Parks of gay rights" dies, aged 93
    An American glbti rights pioneer and drag king has died, aged 93...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons coming out to play in Wellington
    The NZ Falcons are gathering in Wellington this weekend and would love supporters to come watch them play, then party with them afterwards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Must Watch: Queer Selfies
    This amazing short was shot at the Big Gay Out, where people shared what 'home' means to them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Indian government sparks worry
    New Delhi: Indian gay rights activists are nervous and concerned about the country’s new government that was sworn in May 26 for fear that it may not reverse the current ban on same-sex relations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Injury of Transphobic Discrimination (Part 3)
    In this third article on the injuries of transphobic discrimination, I'm summarising a third report...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 May 2013

  • Cupcakes, teddies and revenge
    Shakespeare is turned on his head in the teddy bear-laced version coming to Auckland this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hauiti to be sworn in as an MP tomorrow
    Hauiti (right) with Prime Minister John Key Claudette Hauiti will be sworn in tomorrow, becoming the National Party’s first openly-lesbian MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Fletch Factor
    Fletcher Mills A few years ago, I won a contract writing for Stuff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williamson reveals hate mail: "get AIDS and die"
    Maurice Williamson says he's had 50 times more positive feedback than hate mail National MP Maurice Williamson has built upon his popular ’big gay rainbow’ speech by writing a piece for The Australian telling our neighbours they have nothing to fear from marriage equality, in which he has also revealed his stand led to threats against his family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • X Factor commentary riddled with homophobia
    Fletcher Mills Just as the Government launches fresh moves against cyber-bullying, homophobic abuse being levelled at an X Factor contestant and the show’s male judges shows just how rife it is in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 May 2012

  • Hague and Kaye join forces on adoption
    Nikki Kaye and Kevin Hague Green MP Kevin Hague and National MP Nikki Kaye have reportedly joined forces to develop a bill that would legalise adoption by gay couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama's gay marriage ok changes voters minds
    By speaking out in favour of same-sex marriage, US president Barack Obama has changed the minds of a significant number of voters who were previously against it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Review: Going Down in La-La Land
    Dir: Casper Andreas, USA, 2011, Blu-Ray, 107 mins Censor's rating: R18 - Contains drug use, sex scenes, offensive language Auckland: Tuesday 29 May 6:30pm Wellington: Saturday 2 Jun 8:30pm Think Queer as Folk, the US series, and you will get a sense of the hot mess of fun, sex and comedy that Going Down in LA-LA Land has brought to Out Takes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police swoop in on Moscow Pride march
    Picture: AFP Moscow police have made 40 arrests after preventing an unsanctioned small gay pride march from going ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen artist bashed in homophobic attack
    d'Larté is battered after the beating Young gay artist Zakk d’Larté is issuing a warning to the glbt community after he was brutally attacked in downtown Auckland on Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 May 2011

  • LA Zombie's classification to be reviewed
    The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards is fighting to try and prevent LA Zombie from being shown the Out Takes film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: We Were Here - "Stunning"
    We Were Here 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: We Were Here - "Stunning"
    We Were Here 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three divas to farewell Club Se7en
    The flag is at half mast above Club Se7en The Rainbow flag is at half mast as divas Cindy of Samoa, Tess Tickle and Buck Wheat host the closing party at Auckland's Club Se7en...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 May 2010

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal passes key vote
    The US Senate's Armed Services Committee has voted to let the Pentagon repeal the ban on gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the US military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Campaigners freed from custody in Zimbabwe
    Robert Mugabe Two members of a gay rights group in Zimbabwe have been freed from custody...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CIA planned Hussein and bin Laden gay sex vids
    Saddam Hussein The USA's Central Intelligence Agency seriously considered trying to discredit Saddam Hussein by faking a video of the since-ousted  and executed dictator having gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Future gay mums and dads wanted
    Gay men and lesbians who are planning to one day have children together are being sought to take part in a research project into the 'Gayby Boom'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nominations close for WotW Awards
    Nominations have now closed for the WotW (Wigs on the Waterfront) Awards, which will be held at Auckland's Voyager Maritime Museum on Sunday June 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reviews: Out Takes 2010 opening night
    From the opening night of the Out Takes film festival, which kicked off in Auckland last night and starts in Wellington on June 3rd, Jay Bennie and Jacqui Stanford review An Englishman in New York, Gayby, And Then Came Lola, and The Sheep and The Ranch Hand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zuma speaks out on Malawi sentences
    Jacob Zuma South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned Malawi's sentencing of a gay couple to 14 years in jail...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 May 2009

  • 'Predator' complainants "brave," case "rare"
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Arrested 'HIV predator' facing prison
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie gay blood ban "not discrimination"
    Gay Tasmanian man Michael Cain has lost his long battle to prove the Australian Red Cross Blood Service unfairly discriminates against gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin Mathura-Jeffree's model behaviour
    NZ's Next Top Model judge Colin Mathura-Jeffree As NZ's Next Top Model goes down to the wire, its most flamboyant judge admits: "There have been times I've fallen off the wagon and into a quiche!" With only four girls left in the show, and hundreds of Kiwis' modeling dreams crushed, we chatted to Colin Mathura-Jeffree about dealing with damaged egos and life as a model...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroic Gardens gives $30K to Hospice NZ
    "It's not just the money you give us, it's also the support you've all given, which makes all the difference...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man arrested following HIV predator probe
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What you should know about HIV and confidentiality
    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 confidentiality
    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 28 May 2008

  • Boy Scouts' "no gays" stance challenged
    Philadelphia officials plan to challenge a lawsuit by the local Boy Scouts that seeks to stop the city evicting the group because of its no-gays policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The History Boys now on stage in Chch
    Openly-gay playwright Alan Bennett's six-time Tony Award-winning play The History Boys is now on stage in Christchurch's Court Theatre until 21 June...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 May 2007

  • AUS: Gay pub wins right to refuse straights
    A Melbourne pub catering for gay men has won the right to refuse entry to heterosexuals in a landmark ruling at the state planning tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Europe
    Opening in Barcelona this week, ‘By' is the first wedding shop in Europe to cater only for homosexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: Attacked gay activist speaks out
    UK Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was among several Gay Pride marchers attacked by protesters in Moscow during yesterday's fracas, but says he will continue the fight to protect gay Russians from violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: Punches fly at Gay Pride parade
    Russian police detained gay protesters calling for the right to hold a Gay Pride parade in central Moscow yesterday while nationalists shouting "death to homosexuals" punched and kicked the demonstrators...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN Rally: "End homosexual panic defence"
    Around one hundred people met at the bucket fountain in Wellington's Cuba mall yesterday afternoon for a rally against the ‘Homophobic Panic Defence'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 May 2006

  • Television news report: the origins of AIDS (New Zealand)
    A news report that says HIV originally came from chimps. One news, ref F93327.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Screaming Queens; Irene
    Review: Screaming Queens - The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria Dir: Susan Stryker USA, 2005, BetaSP, 55mins This tempest in a coffee mug doesn't have the notoriety and hence the iconic status of the Stonewall riots, but it did happen two years before them and as the movie shows it was a defining moment for the drag queens involved...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 May 2005

  • Janis's alleged killers: white power thugs
    White power, swastikas and hatred of gays have emerged in the trial of two men accused of murdering a homeless and eccentric West Coast gay man five years ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saving Face
    Dir: Alice Wu USA, 2005, 35mm, 91mins It's not every woman who, spotting a dykey relative's sensible shoes, will enthuse, "I had a pair just like that in the revolution!" In fact one of the few places you might expect to hear such a comment is amid a bunch of Chinese exiles of a certain age...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Splendid Float
    SPLENDID FLOAT Dir: Zero Chou, 2004, Taiwan, DVD, 72 mins Splendid Float sounded like an interesting idea...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 May 2004

  • Gays and lesbians and conception
    Are you a single or lesbian woman who has conceived, or is thinking of conceiving, using a known or unknown donor or father? Are you a gay father or sperm donor? The Law Commission is holding meetings to obtain feedback on the issues arising from our discussion paper, New Issues in Legal Parenthood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goldfish Memories
    GOLDFISH MEMORY Dir: Liz Gill, Ireland, 2003, 35mm, 85mins Reviewed by Chris Banks The memory of a goldfish is but three seconds long, according to Tom, an English professor and one of the characters in Goldfish Memory, this year's Out Takes opener for Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Recognition for Hero rescuers
    The six gay businesspeople who rescued Hero from its financial collapse in 2002 are to be recognized with a community service award...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SST acquitted in Press Council complaint
    A Sunday Star-Times article that claimed gays could go straight did suffer from lack of balance, the Press Council has conceded, but not enough to justify upholding complaints from the public against the newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 May 1985

  • Television news report: New Zealand Democratic Party allegedly running a lesbophobic and sexist smear campaign against women Members of Parliament (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12195.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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