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Sat 4 Jun 2022

  • Visiting the Queer Arts Festival hub (106 Courtenay Place)
    Jess Ducey, co-founder of the Queer Arts Festival talks about the inaugural festival which ran in Wellington from 30 May to 5 June 2022. Also featured are Will Hansen and Roger Smith from LAGANZ
    Features: Jess Ducey, Roger Smith, Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Finally heard: Intersex Kiwis celebrate historic government healthcare funding
    Advocates say the move will help combat stigma around people who don't fit traditional male/female definitions at birth...
    Links: Stuff
  • Queer activist Shaneel Lal on their own conversion therapy experience and new goals
    Shaneel Lal has just been named in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for social impact...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 4 Jun 2021

  • Prof Shanna Swan - How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts
    Falling sperm counts and changes to sexual development are barrelling us towards a fertility crisis according to Professor Shanna Swan...
    Links: RNZ
  • On Now! Doc Edge Film Festival – Documenting Life
    Links: Express

Thu 4 Jun 2020

  • “To The Second Mum I Never Knew I Needed”
    Links: Express
  • A Lockdown Spent In Style
    Links: Express
  • Dating: Pushing Him Away To Protect Yourself
    Links: Express
  • Medals Galore for Gay Auckland Swim Team
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s Queer History
    Links: Express
  • Playing Safe Post-Lockdown
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Jun 2019

  • Dateline Pacific for 4 June 2019
    The rejection of compensation claims again throws the spotlight on France's nuclear legacy; An economist says the Papua New Guinea government is continuing to rely on corrupted statistics; And, we speak to Phelysha Brown-Acton, who's received a Queen's Birthday Honour for her work with NZ's transgender community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Georgina Beyer declined invite to Destiny Church's apology party
    New Zealand's first transgender MP, Georgina Beyer, has revealed she declined an invite to Destiny Church's weekend apology party because she doesn't believe its founders are genuinely sorry for the hurt caused to the rainbow community, and believes that they wanted to use her profile to advance their agenda...
    Links: RNZ
  • Honours winner raises profile of NZ transgender communities
    Phelysha Brown-Acton's work to secure rights and support for minority groups has not only raised the profile of transgender communities in New Zealand...
    Links: RNZ
  • How does Brian Tamaki's apology to LGBT people measure up?
    A rainbow community activist Aych McArdle says well-meaning words don't matter, and they want to see action from Bishop Brian Tamaki backing up his apology to the LGBT community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ice axe attack: Offender jailed for Timaru tattoo parlour wounding
    A woman who attacked a man with an ice axe after a soured relationship that included losing ownership of a tattoo parlour has been jailed...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he was once gay but now 'cured'
    Rodrigo Duterte is not a stranger to controversial comments, but his latest one has drawn the ire of human rights activists...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rocky Horror Drag Show returns to Wellington
    Show ''in line with current approaches to healthy sexuality'...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elton John Outraged As Russia Censors Rocketman Film
    Links: Express
  • First Openly Gay U.S Governor Bans Conversion Therapy In Colorado
    Links: Express
  • LGB Americans Found To Be Less Religious Than Heterosexual Counterparts
    Links: Express
  • Rearranging the Kiwi Classics
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Jun 2018

  • Jacquie Grant becomes an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) (West Coast region, New Zealand)
    Grant was awarded the honour for services to the community. She had earlier received the MNZM in 1997.
    Links: Stuff.co.nz
  • The Topp Twins are appointed Dame Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (New Zealand)
    The honours for Jools and Lynda Topp were announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
    Links: Stuff.co.nz
  • BANG! Season 2 Episode 2: Any Date With Me's A Blind Date
    Melody Thomas leads a frank and often-entertaining exploration into sex, sexuality and intimacy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pocock and Folau put differences aside
    David Pocock and Israel Folau might disagree fundamentally on the issue of LGBT rights but the Wallabies are united in believing their diametrically opposed views will not have an impact on the Australia team...
    Links: RNZ
  • It’s Over and Out from Us! – Richard Todd to Leave...
    Links: Express
  • Modern Gay Slang Deciphered by “Older Gay Men”
    Links: Express

Sat 4 Jun 2016

  • Editorial: 24 years later, a different approach from the NZRU
    There was something about a pro-gay announcement this week by sports organisations, including New Zealand Rugby, that this morning saw me digging through the microfilm records of newspapers at the public library...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glamaphones to hold HLR concert series
    The Glamaphones are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform with a concert series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen Victoria Was "Wrong"
    The Human Dignity Trust has just released a report on nations that have criminalised lesbianism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tinder will soon be more trans friendly
    Tinder will soon roll out changes that will include more gender identities for people that identify outside of the gender binary; male or female...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truvada and Pharmac
    In this second article, I'll be dealing with Truvada's progress through the New Zealand pharmaceutical regulatory system...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Jun 2015

  • Auckland Named One of World’s Most Gay Friendly Cities
    Links: Express
  • Better Sex: What to do When Sex Becomes Boring
    Links: Express
  • Expert Says More Research on How to Control HIV Needed
    Links: Express
  • GABA June Mixer
    Links: Express
  • ISIS Continue Their Reign of Terror, Brutally Executing More Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Mike Huckabee Says He Wished He Was Transgender So He Could...
    Links: Express
  • Number of Gay Men Infected with HIV in New Zealand Increases
    Links: Express
  • Euros, Asians then Maori lead HIV stats
    The NZ AIDS Foundation's increasing focus on New Zealand's population of Asian men who have sex with men has been underscored by statistics showing that 15 per cent of gay and bi men newly-diagnosed with HIV last year were Asian, with Maori close behind on 13%, though by far the biggest ethnic group contracting HIV remains those of European origin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV and syphilis risk high, say experts
    12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF determined to head off HIV increases
    The country's main HIV prevention organisation says it intends to "ramp up" its work to deter gay and bi men from the risk of contracting HIV in the face of worrying HIV diagnosis figures...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF: Several factors may be behind HIV rise
    Shaun Robinson 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rise in annual HIV diagnoses continues
    12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Something's not working
    The most recently released data on HIV infections shows yet another increase in men-who-have-sex-with men (MSM) becoming HIV positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Something's not working
    The most recently released data on HIV infections shows yet another increase in men-who-have-sex-with men (MSM) becoming HIV positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans people can change citizenship certificates
    After an article by Allyson Hamblett from TransAdvocates was published on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jun 2014

  • Ask Lisa: Last Long Distance
    Links: Express
  • How to Throw the Perfect Party
    Links: Express
  • Personal Finances with Michael Coote
    Links: Express
  • Brian Tamaki in apparent gay turnaround
    Brian Tamaki Ten years after leading the ‘Enough is Enough’ march against civil unions, Brian Tamaki says gay people are welcome at his Destiny Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Review: Kidnapped for Christ
    There has been no shortage of compelling documentaries on the festival circuit in the past few weeks and exposé Kidnapped for Christ ranks among the most shocking...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takei's take on Let It Go
    The actor who won the internet George Takei has released a lip-synced take on the Frozen track - and it's a message to Westboro Baptist Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Jun 2013

  • Global support sought for Nigeria petition
    A Nigerian LGBTI-rights group has started a petition urging the nation’s President not to sign a draconian ‘jail the gays’ Bill into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hulse to check pulse of community at hui
    Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse Auckland’s Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse will be at a community gathering this Friday which will look at what would make Auckland a ‘liveable city’ for its GLBTI residents...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Review: With Every Heartbeat
    The simplest way to describe this Swedish flick is HOT...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jun 2012

  • 2012 NZ Queen of Queens: Carmen Rupe
    It seems appropriate to introduce, on this Queen's Birthday, what will be an annual GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Renowned pianist Michael Houstoun honoured
    Picture - Dean Zillwood Pianist Michael Houstoun has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jun 2011

  • Conservative group loses battle for film ban
    The attempt of a conservative group to have Out Takes' film LA Zombie banned has bitten the dust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FINA refuses swimmer's Outgames records
    Kirsten Cameron proudly wearing a medal at the Outgames pool The world's governing swimming body has left a swimmer feeling completely gutted, in flatly refusing to recognise the three masters records she smashed in the pool at the Asia Pacific Outgames in Wellington in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week working with travel wholesaler
    The growing demand for tickets to the gayest event in Queenstown has seen Gay Ski Week organisers team up with Australia's largest snow travel wholesaler...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer youth making magic at Kazam!
    Dominick Appleton (centre) sporting his home-made Kazam shirt From Gore to Whangarei, more than 200 people from around New Zealand have descended on west Auckland for the Kazam youth hui this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UpRising - our handy guide
    Danice Dearborn is one of the organisers of the UpRising Party in Christchruch on Sunday night, where she will also DJ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jun 2010

  • Beyer to seek Masterton mayoralty
    Georgina Beyer Buoyed by apparent community support, Georgina Beyer is launching a bid to become mayor of Masterton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fox commentator compares gays to Al-Qaeda
    The teenager in the gay McDonald's ad Fox's Bill O'Reilly is being slammed for comparing gay people to members of Al-Qaeda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton hosting Agender NZ Conference
    A transgender support conference is being held in Hamilton this weekend, will delegates travelling from Auckland to Invercargill and many places in between to take part...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Music review: Goldfrapp's Head First
    Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are back for another round of pure synth-pop pleasure with Goldfrapp's latest release Head First...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: Wellington guide
    Here is the daily film schedule for the first few days of Out Takes in Wellington (all films are showing at the Paramount in Courtenay Place)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Jun 2009

  • Black Tie Drag Bingo almost sold out
    Only a handful of tickets are still available for next week's glamorous fundraiser of bingo, drag diva shows and supper at Auckland's historic Hopetoun Alpha building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's whirlwind Wellington visit
    Carmen legendary drag queen, former stripper, one-time mayoral candidate and much-loved Kiwi icon now living in Sydney, visited her old stomping ground Wellington for an action-packed visit over Queens Birthday weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cash crunch hits Lesbian Museum
    The world's only official lesbian museum may have to relocate further away from the centre of Auckland due to funding difficulties...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay scientists isolate Christian gene
    "We've already prevented this rat from being born Christian, and hopefully humans will follow"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay speed dating to return in Auckland
    Civil Union celebrant and ex-Gay Auckland Business Association President Mark Thomas says his speed dating events are making a comeback soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harvard wants professor of LGBT studies
    One of the world's most respected universities is taking a significant step to throw off its stuffy image - creating America's first-ever professor of LGBT studies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jun 2008

  • 2 Greek couples risk jail for gay weddings
    The Justice Ministry in Greece says two gay weddings performed on a tiny Aegean island by the local mayor were illegal and that all involved would face court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellerslie Theatre stages The Laramie Project
    Matthew Shepard It happened in the small country town of Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gambia: Tourists arrested on gay charges
    Two Spanish men have been arrested in The Gambia accused of making homosexual advances to taxi drivers, reports the BBC...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink vest punishment for taggers "appalling"
    A Wellington community police constable, who is making teens wear pink vests as punishment for tagging, has prompted alarm from the coordinator of LGBT youth organisation Out There, who describes the idea as "homophobic" and "appalling"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Hand in Hand
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 9 June: Part of Sydney's Mardi Gras celebrations, and a collaboration of artists from seven different Pacific nations, Hand in Hand is a truly unique art exhibition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: DJ dead after gay bondage session
    Former BBC Radio 1 Breakfast DJ Kevin Greening died from a drugs overdose after taking part in a gay bondage session, an inquest has heard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jun 2007

  • Israel: Police approve Jerusalem Pride
    Jerusalem Police have given their final approval to gay pride celebrations, planned for the 21st of June, but also have warned that it might not include a parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Latvia: Tight security at Gay Pride walk
    Around 1,200 people marched around a public garden as Latvia’s capital Riga staged, its Gay Pride yesterday – after two previous attempts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Jun 2006

  • Go and no go destinations for HIV positive folk
    With the controversy over the Out Takes gay film festival prize of a trip to Fiji, where laws criminalsing gay sex in private are still on the books, the accompanying unease over Fiji's refusal to allow people with HIV into the country for a holiday or on business has been pushed into the background a little...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lover Other; The Hundredth Room; Who
    Lover Other: The Story Of Claude Cahun And Marcel Moore Dir: Barbara Hammer USA, 2006, Beta SP, 55 mins plus: The Hundredth Room Dir: Sarah Gibson Australia, 2004, Beta SP, 20 mins plus: Who's The Top? Dir: Jennie Livingstone USA, 2005, 35mm, 22 mins What an engaging and memorable threesome we enjoyed at this session! First up, a piece of visual poetry from Aussie...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jun 2005

  • The fundraising Black and White Ball is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The event takes place at Pipitea Marae in honour of the late Chrissy Witoko. Attendees include Frankie Stevens, Carmen, Mayor Kerry Prendergast, Hon Marian Hobbs, MPs Tim Barnett and Georgina Beyer.
    Links: Friends of Chrissy (1), Friends of Chrissy (2)
  • Backgrounder: Left behind
    THE RISING Authors: Tim La Haye and Jerry Jenkins Tyndale House, Illinois 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Backgrounder: Left behind
    THE RISING Authors: Tim La Haye and Jerry Jenkins Tyndale House, Illinois 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay dads father Antichrist in test tube
    Two gay dads fathered the Antichrist in a test-tube by splicing their DNA together – at least in the strange and twisted world of fundamentalist Christian fiction - and there's even a Kiwi connection...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jun 2004

  • Beyer to speak at Uni-Q Waikato
    Georgina Beyer will give the keynote address at Waikato University this Saturday at the national UniQ conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jun 2003

  • Eddie Izzard to perform in NZ
    British actor, comedian and self-proclaimed "executive transvestite" Eddie Izzard is coming to New Zealand for a five-city tour in August with his new stand-up show Sexie...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jun 1999

  • Television programme: Behind the Wheel - segment on a man planning on going in drag to the HERO parade (New Zealand)
    Behind the Wheel, ref F41334.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 4 Jun 1989

  • Television current affairs: a positive approach to AIDS (New Zealand)
    Journalist Amanda Millar talks to Alistair who is living with AIDS and Micahel who is dying from AIDS related complications. Frontline, ref F96441.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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