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Wed 2 Jun 2021

  • Corrections' lack of action 'very disappointing' - Chief Ombudsman
    Corrections is being accused of inertia and moving at a glacial pace when it comes to improving "barren and undignified" jail conditions and the treatment of inmates...
    Links: RNZ
  • Florida makes transgender girls playing on school teams against the law
    The new state law, sure to be challenged as unconstitutional, inflames an already contentious discussion unfolding across the US...
    Links: Stuff
  • Students give modern twist to Shakespeare classic
    Marlborough Girl's College students choose to depict Romeo as a transgender girl in the classic 'Romeo and Juliet'...
    Links: Stuff
  • Whanganui Prison rebuked over use of 'dry cells', treatment of transgender inmate
    Whanganui Prison staff ordered to cease use of "dry cells" and improve knowledge of LGBTQI+ issues after treatment of transgender inmate...
    Links: Stuff
  • Author Kyle Mewburn: Faking It, No More
    Links: Express
  • Film Review: Monsoon’s Quiet Storm
    Links: Express
  • Invest Your Heartbeats!
    Links: Express

Tue 2 Jun 2020

  • “Know Us By Our Deeds” Jacinda Ardern’s Message To The Rainbow...
    Links: Express
  • 5 x 12-Month Acorn TV Subscription
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Lady Gaga Chromatica Vinyls
    Links: Express
  • Georgina Beyer Receives Queens Honours Recognition
    Links: Express
  • Unity Books’ Top Queer Reads Bundle
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Jun 2019

  • 'PR stunt': Kiwis slam Brian Tamaki's apology to rainbow community
    OPINION by Vera Alves Kiwis remember it well when self-apppointed bishop Brian Tamaki blamed the Christchurch earthquake on gay people and New Zealand's passing of the marriage equality bill...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bishop Brian Tamaki's next move? From date with Destiny to the Big Gay Out
    He led marches against the Civil Union Bill, blamed same-sex relationships for the Christchurch earthquakes and claimed "gay power" was taking over the world but, following his apology to the rainbow community last night, Brian Tamaki...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki says 'sorry' to gay community, but still doesn't agree with homosexuality
    Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki is saying "sorry" for comments about the gay community, but faces scepticism over his statement and its timing...
    Links: RNZ
  • Elton John criticises Russian decision to cut gay sex scenes from biopic
    Sir Elton John has criticised a Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from his new biopic Rocketman...
    Links: RNZ
  • Elton John criticises Russian decision to cut gay sex scenes from biopic
    Sir Elton John has criticised a Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from his new biopic Rocketman...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former police diversity officer quits Pride after supporting Tamaki
    A member of the gay community, who publicly supported Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki at an event in Auckland last night, has resigned from Rainbow Pride Auckland...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brian Tamaki Makes No Promises For Future Comments After ‘Apology’ To...
    Links: Express
  • Destiny Church Koha Donation Turned Down By RainbowYOUTH
    Links: Express
  • Jacquie Grant’s and James Laverty’s Full Speech From Destiny Church Event
    Links: Express
  • James Laverty Resigns from Rainbow Pride Auckland
    Links: Express

Sat 2 Jun 2018

  • Marama Mullen - HIV support and advocacy
    Marama Mullen (Ngatiawa ki Kapiti) contracted HIV from Peter Mwai in 1993...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 2 Jun 2017

  • Dr David Lim is found guilty of stupefying and indecently assaulting patients (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff
  • Getting The Low Down On VICELAND’s Newest Series Twiz and Tuck
    Links: Express
  • Getting Voices Heard
    Links: Express
  • Hooking Up, Having Fun, Asking For And Giving Consent
    Links: Express
  • Record High HIV Numbers In New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • The V Word
    Links: Express
  • Trans* Intimacy: Do’s and Don’ts
    Links: Express

Thu 2 Jun 2016

  • Comedy Queen Expecting Baby Number Two
    Links: Express
  • Denmark to Declassify Being Trans as a Mental Illness
    Links: Express
  • God Save the Queens!
    Links: Express
  • Intimacy and Change
    Links: Express
  • Is NZ Sport Finally Breaking Away From Homophobia?
    Links: Express
  • June: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • June: Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Sex in the City
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride to open its membership to all
    Kirsten Sibbit Auckland Pride is about to open its membership up to anyone in the glbt communities, after four years of having a closed, hand-picked membership...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections still a vexed topic at Ak Pride hui
    The vexed issue of the inclusion of Corrections staff in the Auckland Pride Parade was a prominent part of last night's public hui at which glbti people could express their views on the Auckland Pride Festival and parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The position of Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
    Takataapui (Rainbow Community Māori) are, and have always been, part of the whānau - which is to say, part of Māori culture...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ward suspended from Safe Schools role at La Trobe
    Since resigning from her role within a Victorian Government task force because of her comments made on Facebook calling the Australian flag “racist”, Roz Ward has been suspended from her Safe Schools role at La Trobe University...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Jun 2015

  • Better Sex: Try Massage Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Caitlyn Jenner Debuts and Breaks Twitter Record
    Links: Express
  • Editorial – Annual Sex Issue
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Confirms At Least $90K Loss
    Links: Express
  • Tony Abbott Stalls Marriage Equality Effort in Australia
    Links: Express
  • US TV Station Refuses to Air “Controversial” Ad Calling For Marriage...
    Links: Express
  • Winter Skin
    Links: Express
  • Caitlyn Jenner comes out to the world
    “Call me Caitlyn” is the message on the July Vanity Fair cover, in a piece where Caitlyn Jenner uses her female name and pronouns for the first time publicly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Is the NZ Government transphobic?
    Dictionary: - Transphobic: A fear of or a dislike directed towards Transgender people, or a fear of or dislike directed towards their perceived lifestyle, culture or characteristics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kirby: Marginal seats holding Australia back
    Retired Justice Michael Kirby As momentum slowly builds behind the push to pass federal marriage equality legislation in Australia, a prominent gay Australian says his country's government has been slow to act due to fear of the effect on marginal seats...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students signing up for Day of Silence
    Students in nearly 20 schools around the country have so far pledged to take part in next week’s Day of Silence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Jun 2014

  • From The Editor
    Links: Express
  • Medulla Takes The Miss Capital Drag 2014 Crown.
    Links: Express
  • MKR "housemates" are actually a couple
    Carly and Tresne Two home cooks, described as best friends on the current season of Australia’s My Kitchen Rules, are actually a couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Performer needs help taking Home away
    A Wellington-based writer and performer hoping to take her acclaimed play about her struggle with mental illness to the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals needs a little help to get there...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen of Queens 2014: Peter Taylor
    Each Queen's Birthday Weekend GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: The gay-friendly Burgess brothers
    English NRL stars Sam and Tom Burgess take a stand for ending homophobia in sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Jun 2013

  • Session 4 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Body Politics - food, health, fat, disability, class and moral virtue. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Ali Nissenbaum, Cat Pause, Esther Woodbury, Grace Millar, Robyn Kenealy
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 5 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Class panel - social stigma, mental health and institutionalisation. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Hana Plant, Ruth Amato
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 6 - C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013 (Wellington Irish Society Hall)
    Audio from the session: Desire as social currency and how desire is constructed around stigmatised and non-normative bodies. Part of C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013.
    Features: Dee Dewitt, Wai Ho
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Your royal itinerary
    We all know Queen's Birthday Weekend is all about celebrating your inner queen, and thank goodness there are many royal events around the country this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “I am still in a state of shock" - bashing victim
    Benjamin’s nose is swollen, he has a split lip and his front tooth is chipped in half...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Jun 2012

  • Ex-pats hunting glory at 'gay Rugby World Cup'
    The gay rugby world cup is underway in Manchester, with a handful of ex-pat New Zealanders joining over 1,200 rugby players from around the world competing for the Bingham Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Canadian killer dismembers, eats victim's body
    Magnotta / Newman The man Canadian police are searching for after he sent dismembered body parts to political parties is self-described gay porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, and his victim may have been his Chinese lover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague hoping to double chances of change
    Kevin Hague Green MP Kevin Hague says he hopes a marriage equality Bill he is working on will be able to go into the ballot alongside Labour MP Louisa Wall's, to increase the chances of one being drawn...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Jun 2011

  • Adshel puts safe sex ads back in bus stops
    The huge response to the removal of a safe sex ad from Queensland bus shelters means it will be reinstated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Community rallies behind Blake's quest for gold
    Blake Skjellerup at last night's meeting at Kamo The Gay Auckland Business Association's Charitable Trust has launched a campaign to help out speed skater and passionate queer youth advocate Blake Skjellerup get to the next Winter Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Foundation takes stand on glbt mental health
    OutlineNZ's Vaughan Meneses appears in a new Mental Health Foundation video, which you can watch below The Mental Health Foundation is taking a stand for greater recognition and awareness of mental health issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Sasha "touching"
    Sascha Kekez as Sasha Sasha 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Brothers Size
    Te Kohe Tuhaka and Pua Magasiva (picture - Andrew Malmo) Walking out of Silo's The Brothers Size you are left in no doubt as to why its writer Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a wave of hype...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Woman's attack conviction quashed
    The Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a woman who had been found guilty of being a party to a sex attack on another woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Jun 2010

  • Business closures mark "the end of an era"
    Brett Sheppard Tributes are flowing for two businessmen who have played a central role in New Zealand's gay history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four decades of remarkable achievements
    The closure of the doors on the last, but one, of the businesses in the 'Out! group' has left many who lived, fought and partied through its '70s and '80s glory days reminiscing on the central and sometimes controversial role it played in New Zealand's gay history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kylie's All The Lovers video
    Love it or hate it?  Discuss the new video for Kylie's All The Lovers on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McDonald's releases gay ad in France
    A gay-friendly ad has been released by McDonald's in France...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine finds a temporary home
    The Anzac Ave premises OUTLine will temporarily set up its phone counselling service at the Auckland offices of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, after being forced to leave its current premises at very short notice...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Jun 2009

  • Television feature: interview with Marama Pala from INA (New Zealand)
    Warrant of Fitness, ref F115058.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Antigay Bullying: An American Perspective
    Recently I read Michael Kimmel's excellent Guyland (2008) about the dysfunctions of adolescent male identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Sex-change clinic "got it wrong"
    Australia's only sex-change clinic has been closed temporarily and its director forced to quit following allegations that patients with psychiatric issues have been misdiagnosed as transgender and encouraged to have gender reassignment surgery, reports The Age newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's memories of Wellington
    Living it up: Carmen (centre) at Sydney Mardi Gras Carmen, the one-time stripper, drag queen and mayoral candidate, shares her thoughts about her time in Wellington in the 1970s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gossip s date with Gok
    With the front-page headline "Tamati confesses 'My hot date with Gok'", the latest issue of Women's Day magazine has revealed that out TV dancing star Tamati Coffey shared an afternoon rendezvous with UK gay fashionista Gok Wan on his short trip to Auckland last month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Last call for Auckland LGBT Fest planners
    A range of people with a great diversity of background and experience have put their hands up to join the group which will organise Auckland's new LGBT Festival for 2010, says event promoter Kent Phillips...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen of drag Danny La Rue dies aged 81
    British pioneering female impersonator, stage legend and gay icon Danny La Rue has died at his home in Kent, aged 81, after a battle with prostate cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Patrik Age 1.5
    Patrik Age 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Jun 2008

  • 36 arrests at Moscow gay pride rally
    Moscow police claim most of the 36 people arrested at yesterday's gay pride rally were opponents of the event and of gay rights but have not said how many gay people were arrested...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fashion king Yves Saint Laurent dies
    Yves Saint Laurent, considered of one the greatest fashion designers of our time, has died in Paris after a long illness, aged 71...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Producers is on stage in Takapuna
    The Pumphouse Theatre on Auckland's north shore is bringing camp musical comedy The Producers to their stage for the next two weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Welcome to my gay utopia
    Imagining paradise: Mark Farnworth Some time ago I was asked to write about my ideal bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Jun 2007

  • Dutch men held after HIV injection party
    Four HIV-positive men from the Netherlands confessed to police that they held sex parties where they drugged men with GHB and injected them with their own blood in an attempt to infect them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay TV host plans HIV test live-on-air
    A local gay television presenter is planning to take an HIV test – and get the results – in a live broadcast on Tuesday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poland cuts
    Polish state broadcaster TVP announced yesterday it had censored a Little Britain sketch due to its portrayal of gay characters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington lesbian radio now 'on demand'
    The Wellington Lesbian Community programme is now available as an on demand ‘podcast' from the Access Radio 783AM website...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Jun 2006

  • Destiny: Queen invited Tamaki to stay
    Destiny Church is playing up, Tainui are playing down, and the AIDS Foundation is worried by the lengthy presence of virulently anti-gay Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki beside the Maori Queen at the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of her coronation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF seeks community input on HIV rise
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is hosting a series of forums around the country later this month to seek community input on new strategies to deal with the HIV epidemic, which saw a record 89 gay and bisexual men newly diagnosed as HIV positive last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Jun 2004

  • An eternity of boredom
    I recently located Ian Wishart's rather amusing online bookstore...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Late Wedding, Foxhole and Click
    LATE WEDDING Dir: Jehoshua Rozenman, The Netherlands, 2003, DVD, 57 mins (in Dutch with English subtitles) preceded by: CLICK Dir: Ilo Orleans, USA, 2002, DVD 7 mins FOXHOLE Dir: Franko Galoso, USA, 2002, Beta SP, 12 mins After nearly 50 years together, Dutch couple Ale and Oscar saw no real emotional need to get married – in fact it was their lawyer's idea, who suggested that either man could be left in the lurch in the event of the other's death – but both found it a moving experience, saying it has solidified their memories of their life together...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Jun 2003

  • Jonathan Smith
    Meet Jonathan Smith, multitasking performer, tutor, event organiser and HIV+ man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Jun 2002

  • Entrapment and Homophobia?
    Comment on the Mark Richards articles in the Sunday Star-Times 02 June 2002...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Jun 1990

  • A lesbian gathering and conference is held (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Fri 2 Jun 1989

  • Singer Judy Small performs at St Patricks Hall (Wellington, New Zealand)

Tue 2 Jun 1987

  • Television news report: the third International Conference on AIDS is held (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F92793.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 2 Jun 1985

  • Television news report: Bruce Burnett's death is reported and the YWCA comes in support of homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F57639.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) decide on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP123647.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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