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Tue 1 Jun 2021

  • Data Ethics: New Challenges For An Old Problem
    Is it right to warn people when an algorithm predicts they are likely to commit a crime? Should the use of a facial recognition artificial intelligence tool that identifies people as gay be banned? Is it right for a visa application screening ...
    Links: Scoop
  • John Stamos shuts down Omar Navarro's complaint over Cruella's gay character
    John Stamos had the ultimate clapback when it came to Republican congressional candidate Omar Navarro's complaint about Cruella...
    Links: Stuff
  • Prison conditions: Chief Ombudsman says Corrections has not rectified issues
    By RNZ Among the concerns he has highlighted are the continued use of force in one prison unit and a transgender prisoner being referred to by staff in a derogatory way...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Repeat Recommendations And Desolate Conditions Among Concerns In Christchurch Men’s And Whanganui Prison Inspections
    Inspections of two prisons by the Ombudsman have highlighted repeat recommendations not being met and the undignified and barren conditions of prisons...
    Links: Scoop
  • 1 x Double Pass to APO’s On The Danube
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Passes to Everything After
    Links: Express
  • Aotearoa’s Queer History: “Hey June…”
    Links: Express
  • Wellington’s Gay Scene Was Built On A Love Story
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Jun 2020

  • Georgina Beyer becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) (New Zealand)
    Beyer was awarded the honour for "services to LGBTIQA+ Rights"
    Links: Stuff.co.nz, Honours list

Sat 1 Jun 2019

  • Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki apologies to the rainbow community (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    The apology happens during the Love is Greater Than Hate event at Destiny's Stand! Conference. Media report Bishop Tamaki as saying "It has never been my intent to cause hurt or harm." Referring to the Enough is Enough march in 2004, Tamaki said that if he had another chance "we'd do some things differently."
    Links: Stuff
  • Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki apologises to gay community
    Destiny Church founder reaches somewhere over the rainbow to say sorry for homophobic comments...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elton John slams Russian censorship of Rocketman sex scenes
    Elton John and filmmakers hit back after Russian distributor deletes gay sex and drug scenes from the film...
    Links: Stuff
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'cured' himself of being gay
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed he was once gay but "cured" himself of homosexuality...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Brian Tamaki to Gay Community: “I’m Sorry”
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ Grease Monkey Garage’s Opening Night
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Staircase Grand Opening Night
    Links: Express
  • Queen’s Birthday @ Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Jun 2018

  • US Bachelorette contestant apologises for 'liking' controversial opinions
    A US reality show contestant has been forced to apologise after appearing to approve of social media posts mocking everyone from liberal women to trans people and students from a high school where a recent shooting spree took place...
    Links: Stuff
  • Advice for The Hopeless Romantics
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Having a Positive Impact
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Comedian Chris Parker
    Links: Express
  • He’s So Wavey
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Jun 2017

  • Gender To No Longer Dictate School Uniforms
    Links: Express
  • Keep Your Sex Drive at Full Throttle
    Links: Express
  • Life Experiences Come Alive
    Links: Express
  • The Slut Door
    Links: Express

Wed 1 Jun 2016

  • HLR30 Aroha Nui
    A short video highlighting some of the people and celebrations during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (1985-1986)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Opera in Concert: Verdi’s Otello Brought to Life
    Links: Express
  • Review: SHAM at Basement Theatre
    Links: Express
  • New Zealanders "absolutely" ready for a gay All Black
    New Zealanders are ready for an openly gay All Black according to New Zealand rugby chief executive Steve Tew...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe Schools leader resigns after saying flag is "racist"
    Australia’s Safe Schools Coalition co-founder has stepped down from her role within a Victorian Government task force after declaring the Australian flag to be “racist”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second AKL Pride hui takes place tonight
    The second Auckland Pride Festival Community Hui takes place tonight, a chance for the public to have their say and hear about developments in the organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truvada in New Zealand
    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been making inroads elsewhere in the western world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urzila Carlson and partner expecting second child
    New Zealand’s favourite lesbian comedian Urzila Carlson, and her partner Julie are expecting a second child...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World Press Photo Exhibition
    Although they hadn't planned it, Emily and Kate got pregnant within weeks of each other through artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, respectively...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Jun 2015

  • “The Moment is Here” Australian Labor Leader Introduces Marriage Equality Bill
    Links: Express
  • Mozambique Legalises Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Russian Police Shut Down “Unsanctioned” Gay Rights Rally in Moscow
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Bill Shorten Introduces Marriage Equality Bill to Australian Parliament
    Links: Express
  • 2015 Queen of Queens: Warwick Broadhead
    Every year at Queen's Birthday Weekend GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen's Bday honour for lgbti advocate
    Garth Browning Longtime lgbti and wider community volunteer and advocate Garth Browning is being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Shorten introduces Aus marriage bill
    Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten has introduced Labor’s Marriage Equality Bill in the nation's Parliament, stating: "On marriage equality, for too long, we in this Parliament have been following, not leading...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Jun 2014

  • Camp Cabaret Takes Over Town Hall
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community: GALS Marketing Manager Eddie Lamb
    Links: Express
  • Comment: Dr Peter Saxton on PrEP
    Dr Peter Saxton A discussion about the merits and risks of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) here was inevitable, says Dr Peter Saxton, an HIV epidemiologist and gay health advocate at the University of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Dr Peter Saxton on PrEP
    Dr Peter Saxton A discussion about the merits and risks of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) here was inevitable, says Dr Peter Saxton, an HIV epidemiologist and gay health advocate at the University of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vietnam's marriage equality bill falls short
    Vietnam: Vietnam’s draft amendment to the Marriage and Family Law while propagating marriage equality has failed to protect the rights of gay and bisexual men and women, says the country’s premiere civil society research institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Jun 2013

  • Session 1 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Indigenous feminisms and social movements. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Marama Davidson, Shasha Ali
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 2 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Sex work. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Catherine Healy, Chanel Hati, Kate Scarlet
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 3 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Takataapui, Pasifika ways and beyond queer theory. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Kim Mcbreen, Maihi Makiha
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Welcome - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the welcome to the C.L.I.T. Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Arrests follow homophobic attack near K' Rd
    Two arrests have been made following an attack on two young gay men near Auckland's Karangahape Rd overnight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hateful attack leaves 'mum of K' Rd' concerned
    A member of a new gay community-led K' Rd Safety Panel is severely concerned about a homophobic attack on the gay nightlife hub overnight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Switch Bar's Drag Race won by birthday girl
    Ivy Leeague Ivy Leeague has taken out the first of the long weekend's pageants, winning Switch Bar's Drag Race...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Jun 2012

  • New Trustee appointed to Cartier Trust
    Dr Jason Myers The Cartier Trust has appointed HIV researcher and advocate Dr Jason Myers as a new Trustee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rufus Wainwright to play Auckland's Civic
    Rufus Wainwright is returning to Auckland to play a show at the Civic Theatre with his full band on Friday 21st September 2012, following the release of his new Mark Ronson-produced album, Out of the Game...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The waiting game
    It’s no secret that the people who reside under the so-called 'transgender umbrella' are as varied as Auckland’s weather patterns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Aspects of DOMA ruled unconstitutional
    A US appeals court has ruled that a law denying gay couples the same rights and privileges as straight couples is unconstitutional...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall unveils "discrimination ending" marriage Bill
    The head of Labour's Rainbow Caucus Louisa Wall has released a new Member's Bill "to end discrimination in the Marriage Act 1955 so that same-sex couples have the same rights as other New Zealanders to formalise their relationship"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Jun 2011

  • "This is no time for Puritanism" - NZAF boss
    The 'offensive' ad There is full New Zealand solidarity for the Queensland health promoter which has had its tame safe sex ads pulled from bus stops following an orchestrated campaign from a conservative Christian group...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ad featuring men hugging pulled in Queensland
    HIV campaigners across the Tasman are utterly outraged after a safe sex promotion featuring a fully-clothed hugging gay couple has been pulled from Queensland bus shelters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Major youth report has scarce glbt content
    A major report into the state of life for New Zealand youth, which was personally commissioned by the Prime Minister, makes scant reference to same-sex attracted youth and does not mention transgender young people at all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal: Lesbian policewoman acquitted
    Rubina Hussein A lesbian Nepalese traffic policewoman has been acquitted of charges of abducting and sexually abusing her partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samesame's Ski Camp
    Samesame...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Jun 2010

  • Michael Bancroft - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Auckland)
    Michael Bancroft, the current guardian of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt, talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand.
    Features: Michael Bancroft
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Video of panels from the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (Auckland)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Leatherman competes in Chicago
    Winner Tyler McCormick Mr Australia/New Zealand Leatherman 2009 Josh Burrows has competed at the International Mr Leather contest in Chicago, finishing in the top 20...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sanctions for 'stay in the closet' footballer
    Jason Akermanis Melbourne AFL player Jason Akermanis has been banned from top grade football for two games for a newspaper column where he told gay players they should stay in the closet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WotW Awards finalists revealed
    Buckwheat and Karma Chaos lead the nominations The battle of the divas is heating up, with the finalists announced for Sunday's WotW (Wigs on the Waterfront) Awards in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Jun 2009

  • Andy King's passion for investigation
    Detective Sergeant Andy King Detective Sergeant Andy King stands still for a photograph, looking just like a UK TV series cop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Andy King's passion for investigation
    Detective Sergeant Andy King Detective Sergeant Andy King stands still for a photograph, looking just like a UK TV series cop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Closeted mayor elopes with illegal lover
    The previously-closeted mayor of a small town in Texas has eloped to Mexico with his illegal immigrant lover just hours before a swearing in ceremony for his fourth term...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobic crime rates soar in UK
    Homophobic and transphobic attacks are on the increase in the UK, with a nationwide upswing of 9% and a frightening 63% increase in homophobic crime in the Manchester area in the past year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mimi Boyz is the Queen of all Queens!
    Mimi Boyz - A...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP retracts call to brand people with HIV
    A member of the Swaziland parliament has apologised after calling for all people with HIV to be branded on the buttocks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa stays silent about Milk movie ban
    Amidst veiled accusations of homophobia, the Samoan Government is refusing to front up with reasons why its Principal Censor banned the gay rights-themed movie Milk from the island nation's large and small screens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wilde's love letters to Bosie going online
    Love letters written by Oscar Wilde to the young Lord Alfred Douglas, aka 'Bosie' and other male lovers are to be made public for the first time...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Jun 2008

  • K' Rd's queens celebrate Queen's Birthday
    Tomorrow's a public holiday, so, as always, some of Auckland's gayest bars are celebrating the extra day off with special events tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians told: "Stop kissing or leave"
    Sirbrina Guerrero says she was approached at a baseball game and told to stop kissing her girlfriend after a woman complained to staff at Seattle's Safeco Field that they were "groping and making out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Jun 2007


  • A publicist for actor David Hyde Pierce this week confirmed that Pierce is gay and in a long term relationship with Brian Hargrove, a writer/producer/director in Hollywood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada: Debate over woman
    A Montreal woman's complaint to the Human Rights Commission for being kicked out of gay bar has stirred up debate over whether minorities can and should discriminate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Latvia:
    A ‘No Pride' anti-gay group in Latvia are urging foreigners not to visit the Eastern European nation for their annual Pride festival which opened yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No ban on women at men
    In light of today's story of a Montreal woman's complaint to the Human Rights Commission for being asked to leave an all-male gay bar, management at New Zealand's only all-male gay nightclub say they have a ‘slightly more relaxed' view on female guests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes in Auckland:
    I look forward to the Out Takes Film Festival every year, and for the last couple of Fests I've been helping out as an ‘usher'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palmerston North
    “Unfortunately Club Mystic had closed and will not be reopening,” says the management of the Palmerston North LGBT venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tauranga knife attack not gay-related
    A Tauranga man stabbed in the face with a bottle outside a public toilet in the early hours of this morning was not the victim of anti-gay violence, say local police...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: New Hampshire OK's Civil Unions
    New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed legislation yesterday establishing civil unions for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Jun 2006

  • FAQs
    FAQs Dir: Everett Lewis USA, 2005, BetaSP, 90mins This one wears its heart in the right place - way out there on its queer sleeve...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hotels: Fiji "doesn't discriminate"
    Fiji is not anti-gay, according to the defensive Fiji Islands Hotels Association, which claims the tourism-reliant Pacific nation does not discriminate on gender or sex, despite advice to the contrary provided by Fiji's High Commissioner to New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Laramie: Torn apart by a homophobic murder
    A small Wyoming town with a nasty past comes to the stage in Hamilton this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Searching for sponsorship, aiming for gold
    One of New Zealand's hottest contenders for a medal at this year's Out Games in Montreal will compete in the visually spectacular and highly attended diving competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Jun 2005

  • 'Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm' Fluid'
    ANNIE SPRINKLE'S AMAZING WORLD OF ORGASM Dirs: Annie Sprinkle and Sheila Malone USA, 2004 Beta SP, 53mins "I like orgasms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DOMB idea defeated?
    Is the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill dead before it even arrives at the point of its first reading? According to a pissed-off Peter Dunne in Challenge Weekly, New Zealand's fundamentalist newspaper last week, it would appear so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fighting like a man for womanhood
    Beautiful Boxer is the critically acclaimed movie based on the true story of champion transgender Thai kickboxer Nong Toom, who fought like a man to become a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fighting like a man for womanhood
    Beautiful Boxer is the critically acclaimed movie based on the true story of champion transgender Thai kickboxer Nong Toom, who fought like a man to become a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV prevention for Maori transsexuals
    A new HIV prevention programme aimed specifically at Maori transsexuals (whakawahine) is believed to be a first for New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • I watched Janis drown, says accused
    One of the men accused of murdering eccentric West Coast gay man 'Janis' Bamborough says he watched his friend drown him, but was too scared to intervene...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • You I Love
    Dirs: Olga Stolpovskaya   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Jun 2004

  • Homosexuality in pre-colonial Maori society
    A slightly edited transcript of a Radio New Zealand interview from 9-Noon with Linda Clark: Linda Clark: The Anglican church has a new head and for the first time it's a Maori, Bishop Whakahuihui Vercoe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Music: Pure Schmaltz
    Pure Schmaltz Performed by GALS Musical Director, Stephen Bowness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Venus of Mars
    VENUS OF MARS Dir: Emily Goldberg, USA, 2003, DVD, 105 mins Glam-rock is alive and well in the US Midwest, and taking the ground-breaking gender-bending of early Bowie into the 21st century...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Yossi and Jagger and Two Cars, One Night
    YOSSI   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Jun 2003

  • A Chiller Thriller
    Otherwise known as the writer of the TV series Queer as Folk, Brad Fraser's stage play Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love is on stage at Auckland's SiLO Theatre until Saturday 7 June 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio bosses ban 'Hunt for Hosking' promo
    A radio station competition planned to encourage members of the public to stalk TV celeb Mike Hosking for paparazzi photos in order to win prizes has been canned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spirits Of Perversion?
    Following the announcement of New Zealand's third fundamentalist Christian political party, researcher Craig Young shines a little light on the people and organisations behind the movement...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Jun 1985

  • AIDS activist and educator Bruce Burnett dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ, LAGANZ

Fri 1 Jun 1984

  • The AIDS Support Network is established (New Zealand)
    The Network has branches throughout the country, including Auckland. The Wellington branch is established by Bruce Burnett, Phil Parkinson, Bill Logan and possibly others.
    Links: GayNZ.net, LAGANZ

Sun 1 Jun 1975

  • Television news report: backgrounder before interview with MP Gerard Wall (New Zealand)
    Seven Days, ref: TZP2235.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 1 Jun 1944

  • NZ Truth reports on New Plymouth Prison (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    Since 1917 the prison has housed sexual perverts, including homosexualists. The article notes "It should be borne in mind that the majority of homosexuals are men of intelligence, who have a thorough appreciation of the nature and the wrongness of their act and are consequently culpable at law."
    Links: NZ Truth

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