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Sat 29 May 2021

  • Transgender athletes will be able to play rugby, but NZ Rugby is unsure who against
    Decisions are still to be made on whether transgender women will play women's rugby or against men, but it's all go for 2022...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 29 May 2020

  • Actor Imprisoned For Homosexuality In Turkmenistan
    Links: Express
  • Local Kiwi Revolutionises Online Dating by Providing the Ultimate Test on...
    Links: Express
  • Louisa Wall Withdraws From Manurewa Selection Race
    Links: Express

Wed 29 May 2019

  • Does Rainbow Tick protect LGBTQI employees?
    Companies are paying thousands of dollars every year for a diversity and inclusion certification some say is a marketing ploy...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Gillette ad shows father helping transgender son to shave
    Gillette's new ad campaign captures a pivotal life moment - a father teaching his son to shave - and a cultural milestone...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Super Rugby: Melbourne Rebels set to host Chiefs in first ever 'Diversity and Inclusion' round
    The Chiefs are set to lead the way in taking a stand against homophobia in rugby...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Super Rugby: Melbourne Rebels set to host Chiefs in first ever 'Diversity and Inclusion' round
    The Chiefs are set to lead the way in taking a stand against homophobia in rugby...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x Tickets to Dragfest The Realness Tour 2019
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to SZA @ Spark Arena
    Links: Express
  • Elton John Explains Rocketman Film Had to be R-Rated Saying “I...
    Links: Express
  • New Gillette Ad Features Trans Son Being Taught to Shave by...
    Links: Express
  • Step Back in Time: Buckwheat and Tess Tickle Talk Staircase –...
    Links: Express

Mon 29 May 2017

  • Data released today shows that 244 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2016 in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    The data from the AIDS Epidemiology Group showed that in 2016, 217 men and 27 women were diagnosed HIV+, the highest numbers ever recorded in New Zealand.
    Links: RNZ
  • Get on Top of Your Health
    Links: Express
  • Ireland Appears Set To Elect First Gay PM
    Links: Express
  • Matariki Majesty With A Dragon
    Links: Express
  • PrEP-ping to End HIV
    Links: Express
  • The Secret To Getting Wet
    Links: Express
  • United Airline Falsely Accuses Gay Father Of Fondling Son
    Links: Express

Fri 29 May 2015

  • Ministry of Education: NZ Schools Need to Understand Gender Identity and...
    Links: Express
  • New American Exhibition Examines Persecution of Homosexuals in Holocaust
    Links: Express
  • Call to make HIV meds available on diagnosis
    People who are diagnosed with HIV should should not have to wait any longer to start taking medication to fight their infection, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames to showcase dragon boating
    A dragon boating exhibition day has been added to the line-up for the Asia Pacific Outgames in Auckland next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen's Birthday Weekend Guide
    Parties are coming to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this Queen's Birthday Weekend, while the flying Falcons are playing a match in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 May 2014

  • Express Interviews The Looking’s Creator and Director
    Links: Express
  • Tai and Taane’s New Triumpth
    Links: Express
  • The Pop Bangers That Imploded: North and South (UK)
    Links: Express
  • Out Takes spotlight: Kumu Hina
    Filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson discuss their Kumu Hina, which tells the inspiring story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher and cultural icon who brings to life Hawaiiʻs traditional embrace of mahu - those who embody both male and female spirit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pastor leaving church over gay blessings
    Charlie Hughes says he can't approve of people who have gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pro-gay civil rights poet Angelou dies
    Maya Angelou Renowned writer, poet and civil rights champion Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam Smith's attracted to other men
    British singer Sam Smith has made it clear he’s attracted to men, giving himself any labels...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 May 2013

  • "Shame on you" Coroner tells UK media
    A UK Coroner has hit out at the media over the death of a trans teacher who took her own life after her gender reassignment became national news...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay NZ furiously fundraising for Antwerp bid
    Mr Gay New Zealand Chris Olwage has turned down a dream job overseas to represent New Zealand at the Mr Gay World competition in Belgium in August; and he desperately needs some help getting there...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National’s new lesbian MP
    Claudette Hauiti has replaced the disgraced Aaron Gilmore in Parliament, becoming the National Party’s first-ever openly-lesbian (rather than outed by the media) candidate to enter Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New National MP Claudette Hauiti sworn in
    Auckland TV producer and mum of three Claudette Hauiti has made history, becoming the first openly-lesbian National MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes review: Yes or No
    Holy heck, what a bundle of cuteness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suggestions for making K' Rd safer flowing
    A committee set up to progress concerns about safety around Auckland’s gay night-time hotspot Karangahape Rd has identified a number of problem areas it will focus on, including drinking in side streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 May 2012

  • Paul Diamond - Creating Our Stories (Wellington)
    Paul Diamond talks about some of the techniques he uses to record oral histories
    Features: Paul Diamond
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Prue Hyman and Pat Rosier - Older Lesbians (Paekākāriki)
    Prue Hyman and Pat Rosier talk about aging as a lesbian couple.
    Features: Pat Rosier, Prue Hyman
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Adam Lambert's #1 debut makes history
    "Music doesn’t have an orientation" - Adam Lambert Adam Lambert has made history as the first-ever openly gay male artist whose album has debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Adoption "not on the agenda" Key says
    File photo Prime Minister John Key says fixing the nation’s archaic adoption laws will not be placed on the Government’s agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Adoption reform: State of play?
    With the news that National's Nikki Kaye and Green List MP Kevin Hague will be jointly backing a private member's bill on inclusive adoption reform, what will happen now? I'd have to say that this marks the end of National's 'inertial conservatism' phase, when it seemed to be obsessed with the economy at the cost of social reform, and seemed to intentionally be delaying LGBT reforms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Free rapid tests available in South Auckland
    The tests do not require a blood sample but use a single drop of blood taken from a fingertip instead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay World to mingle with Universe's Queens
    Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth New Zealand's Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth will rub shoulders with pageant participants of a rather different variety when he appears as a special guest at the final-ever Queen of the Whole Universe pageant in July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Publication of HIV mag returned to Positive people
    New Zealand's quarterly magazine for and by HIV positive people has been returned to HIV-positive people's support and advocacy groups by its previous publishers, the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 May 2011

  • Arrests in Moscow as parade attempted
    AFP - Alexander_Nemenov More than 30 people have been arrested in central Moscow during the sixth attempt to hold a pride parade in the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague powers up Green Party list
    Out MP Kevin Hague has been ranked third on the Green Party list, behind only the party's co-leaders Metiria Turei and Russel Norman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 May 2010

  • House backs repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
    The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that includes measures to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New K' Rd artwork passes the heel test
    A new artwork in Auckland's gay hub has proven it is sturdy enough to take the heels of drag performers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes trailer: Eating Out 3
    Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat Showing in Auckland Saturday 29 May, 8:30pm and Wednesday 2 June, 6:40pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outing and media ethics
    David Campbell On May 20, former New South Wales Transport Minister David Campbell (50) was filmed leaving Kens, a Sydney gay sauna...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington hunts its Next Top Drag Queen
    Wellington's Next Top Drag Queen 2009 winner Rhubarb Rouge The wigs are being preened and the nails sharpened as the capital's finest drag queens prepare to battle it out for glory...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 May 2009

  • Alleged 'HIV predator' remanded in custody
    1PM: An attempt by the lawyer of an Auckland man charged with infecting young men with HIV to have her client remanded at large with restrictions on his contacts and activities has just been denied in the District Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage opponent got carried away
    A traditional marriage advocate was dragged away from near Air Force One in Los Angeles after she refused to cease her efforts to hand President Obama a letter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Name suppression for evasive 'HIV predator'
    NOON: The 40 year old man charged with infecting three young men with HIV, plus attempting to infect one other, and who tried to avoid police yesterday, has been granted interim identity suppression in the Auckland District Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 May 2008

  • AKL: Gay 'anti-Christ' needed for Uni stage
    Budding or experienced actors are invited to audition to become a gay 'anti-Christ' character in a boundary-pushing new play planned at the University of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy: Father stabbed gay son, 18
    "I was in the shower when I suddenly saw my father standing in front of me, holding a knife...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triple-sized Body Positive opens tomorrow
    Central Auckland's MP Judith Tizard will officially open the new expanded Body Positive House premises this Friday 30 May...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 May 2007


  • Wellington's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) group ‘GAP' has changed its name to ‘Rainbow Wellington'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London Mayor condemns Moscow fracas
    Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London has written to Yuri Luzhkov, the Mayor of Moscow to call for an end to the official ban on gay pride marches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poland Teletubby probe: Tinky Winky gay?
    Poland's conservative government took its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the small screen on Monday, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other Teletubbies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 May 2006

  • Arnie to terminate pro-gay California law
    Controversial Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto a law that would require schools to include LGBT history in their curriculum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OutTakes defends offer of Fiji prize
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OutTakes: "People can choose not to go"
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston: The guy on the OutTakes programme
    Someone really should have told the guy on the cover of this year's Out Takes programme to wipe the ice cream off his mouth before they took the photo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sponsor: Poor judgement by OutTakes
    Noon: The New Zealand AIDS Foundation, principal sponsor of this year's OutTakes gay film festival, has slammed the festival for offering a membership incentive prize which is not accessible to people with HIV and for not allowing the Foundation to speak about HIV at the festival's Auckland launch, and indicates it may not sponsor OutTakes in future...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 May 2005

  • New Awhina Centre boss appointed
    A gay men's chorister, former HIV counsellor and prevention campaigns volunteer is the new Regional Coordinator for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Awhina Centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Revue: GALS: Yay, Boo Hiss!
    'Yay, Boo, Hiss' GALS Directed by Tim Bray Written by David Steemson Raye Freedman Arts Centre, May 28 Miss Pam Hart moaned so horribly she was very, very good...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 May 2004

  • Anti-civil union rally passes by
    An anti-civil unions roadshow organised by an American religious-right organisation has passed by this week almost unnoticed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU bill will disappear - Brownlee
    National's deputy leader Gerry Brownlee has refuted suggestions that he is looking to take down the Civil Unions bill with the full support of the National Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 May 2003

  • Bar owner faces drug, kidnap and sex allegations
    Details of alleged drugging, kidnapping and sex acts have emerged in the opening stages of a court case involving an Auckland inner-city bar and restaurant owner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 May 1972

  • The first Gay (Pride) Week is held in New Zealand (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Gay Liberation Front Auckland organise a week of activities from Monday 29 May - Monday 5 June.
    Links: Craccum, Craccum

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