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Sun 6 Jun 2021

  • Queen's Birthday Honours: Intersex advocate Mani Bruce Mitchell on doing the mahi
    Mani Bruce Mitchell says their being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit is acknowledgement for Aotearoa's entire intersex community...
    Links: Stuff
  • Queen's Birthday Honours: Intersex advocate Mani Bruce Mitchell on 'turning s... into gold'
    Mani Bruce Mitchell says their being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit is acnkowledgement for Aotearoa's entire intersex community...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 6 Jun 2019

  • 50 Years of Freedom: Events Commemorating The Stonewall Riots
    Links: Express
  • Government Announces Rainbow Wellbeing Legacy Fund
    Links: Express

Wed 6 Jun 2018

  • Griffin envisions a gay president while accepting LGBT honor
    LOS ANGELES — Kathy Griffin says she is eagerly awaiting the day when a gay person is elected president of the United States...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Top US court backs baker's gay cake snub
    The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland Pride Membership is Now Free For All!
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI Football World Cup Fans Remain Cautious Following More Violent Threats...
    Links: Express

Tue 6 Jun 2017

  • Grindr Conversations Used For Campaign To Highlight HIV Stigma
    Links: Express
  • Instagram Celebrates #Pride2017 Month
    Links: Express
  • Oceania Pride Aotearoa Fundraiser
    Links: Express
  • Watch: An Australian Drag Queen’s Sexual Health Adventure
    Links: Express

Mon 6 Jun 2016

  • Queen of all Queens at Family Bar!
    Links: Express
  • Wentworth vs. OITNB at Lick Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Matheson: I'd swap honour for 'gender equality'
    As thrilled as she is to receive a Queen's Birthday honour today, transgender equality activist Lexie Matheson says she would willingly swap her Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for the addition for two words to the Human Rights Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QB honours for two glbti community stalwarts
    Cissy Rock Two stalwarts of Auckland's lgbti community, Cissy Rock and Lexie Matheson, have been recognised in today's Queen's Birthday Honours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Jun 2015

  • Foodie Bites: Muck, Floral and General Store
    Links: Express
  • UKIP Banned From London Pride
    Links: Express

Fri 6 Jun 2014

  • Book review: Curse of Babylon
    Links: Express
  • Coming of Age
    Links: Express
  • GALS ‘Made in New Zealand’ – Freeman’s Bay Community Centre
    Links: Express
  • Tuesdays with Morrie Premiere Lures Henare
    Links: Express
  • Carmen's friends in Sydney for unveiling
    Carmen Rupe died in December 2011 A number of the late Carmen Rupe’s long-time New Zealand friends are making their way to Sydney for the long-awaited unveiling of her headstone tomorrow morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury says drunk man 'consented' to gay sex
    A jury has accepted that a Christchurch man could have given consent for a sex act with another man while suffering from alcohol-induced amnesia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trinity K. Bonet's quick-fire QandA
    It’s just a week until Trinity K...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Jun 2013

  • Anatomy of a Moral Panic
    "Papatoetoe Reclaiming Our Streets"- was it a grassroots or astroturf pressure group? And was it an honest 'concerned residents group' or a populist vigilante organisation acting on the fringes of permissible behaviour itself? Across the Tasman, Premier Nick Grenier's conservative New South Wales Liberal/National Coalition state government passed its backlash Summary Offenses Bill 1988 as a response to orchestrated 'citizens group' outcries, many orchestrated by either the Christian Right's Festival of Light, or else Fred Niles' Call to Australia Party (now the Christian Democratic Party)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bookworm picks: Trans works
    The buzz around a new memoir telling the true story of a former Navy Seal who has come out as a transgender woman leads us into our list of trans fiction and memoirs to help get you through winter! THE LATEST BUZZ: Warrior Princess: A U...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Children of gay couples thriving, study shows
    File Photo An Australian study shows children of same-sex parents are doing as well or better than the rest of the population on a number of key health indicators...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love Life Fono coming to AKL in October
    Organisers of the fifth Love Life Fono say it will be about celebrating the voices of the third spirit, “acknowledging our cultural heritage and honouring the special people in our communities”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamati Coffey to return for NZ’s Got Talent
    Tamati Coffey Tamati Coffey will return from six months travelling the globe to host New Zealand’s Got Talent 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Jun 2012

  • NZAF opens outreach clinic on K' Rd
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has set up an outreach clinic to provide rapid testing services and counselling on Auckland’s K’ Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes review: Gay in East Germany
    Among Men - Gay in East Germany Out Takes Film Festival Dir: Markus Stein   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out! founder remembered as a "wonderful" person
    The late John Kiddie (right) with his longtime partner Tony Katavich (left) From showgirls to business colleagues, tributes are flowing from all corners of the gay community for John Kiddie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poll shows majority backs same-sex marriage
    Kevin Hague says it's an 'overwhelming majority' A poll has found 63 per cent of New Zealanders believe in marriage equality, something Green MP Kevin Hague says is an 'overwhelming majority' which the Government cannot ignore...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seinfeld actor apologises for denigrating gays
    Jason Alexander Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander has apologised for insulting gay people by saying the sport of cricket was "gay" because it had effete characteristics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Jun 2011

  • Ellis and Hartnell get Queen's Bday honours
    Paul Ellis (left) and David Hartnell (right) Music producer Paul Ellis and gossip columnist David Hartnell have been awarded Queen's Birthday honours for their work in the entertainment industry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toiling for greener pastures
    (Left to right) Jan Logie, Kevin Hague and Brooklynne Kennedy As the Green Party's AGM broke for lunch, we spoke to three of its queer members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Jun 2010

  • Buckwheat reigns supreme
    Buckwheat and awards host Steven Oates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Patston to present at New York conference
    Philip Patson Gay disabled performer Philip Patston has been accepted to be part of a global conference on social change in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rocky Horror creator's plea to return to NZ
    Richard O'Brien The creator of the The Rocky Horror Show wants to be allowed to return to New Zealand to retire...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Jun 2009

  • All eyes on the Mount Albert by-election
    Who will replace New Zealand's most LGBT-friendly Prime Minister in Auckland's Mount Albert electorate? On the campaign trail, the four main candidates answered our questions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rock 'n' Bull's Trinity to defend her crown
    It's the first weekend of the month, which means it's International Gay Appreciation weekend at the Rock 'n' Bull bar next door to Family on K' Road - and for their drag diva Trinity Ice, the pressure is on...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The '80's! I had the time of my life...
    Get those leg warmers out and switch on that ghetto blaster! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The '80's! I had the time of my life...
    Get those leg warmers out and switch on that ghetto blaster! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Jun 2008

  • Brazil: Openly-gay soldier goes AWOL
    A Brazilian soldier who publicly flaunted his homosexuality has been detained by military police after his dramatic arrest on live television, according to reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT Centre planners look at Ponsonby Rd
    A new Council-funded study will look at the feasibility of running a community centre on Auckland's Ponsonby Road, on the site currently occupied by Liquor King, in the hope that it can be utilised by the LGBT community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pat Rosier writes new lesbian novel
    A new novel from lesbian writer Pat Rosier will be launched with a special event at Ponsonby's Women's Bookshop next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN: Relocated Checkmate Sauna opens
    Wellington's Checkmate Sauna crew has now moved into and reopened the old Club Wakefield venue on Tory Street...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Jun 2007

  • Gay
    Environmental issues broadcaster Dean Williams, AKA ‘Green Dean’ is taking a year out to volunteer in Cambodia – and his leaving party this weekend will raise funds for the trip...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Live TV HIV test:
    The ‘Alt TV’ camera zoomed in on local gay television presenter Dennis Petrone and his co-host’s fingers last night at around 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The
    In remote right-wing Poland, their Children's Ombudsman, Ewa Sowinska, has once more cast aspersions on Tinky Winky, citing his magical handbag as proof that he's a gay satansbubbie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK authors won
    These days, it’s almost impossible for a writer to create a villain who happens to gay, black, disabled, or even fat, according to a best-selling British spy author...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: 'Hate-speech' teacher suspended
    A Nashville middle school teacher who equated calling something "gay" with the use of the N word has been suspended for three days without pay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Jun 2006

  • Gay asylum seekers in Nth Is. bank scam
    A gay Romanian couple seeking asylum from persecution have been found guilty, along with other family members, of a $100, 000 bank card scam across the North Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton crowns drag diva and Mr Gay
    Drag mingled with brawn in Hamilton on Saturday night, with the Miss Fountain City and Mr Gay Waikato crowns both up for grabs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Huh? Stimulus, Parmenter and the evangelical left
    Is the New Zealand evangelical community starting to transcend its American captivity and think independently about issues like human sexuality? In its latest issue, Stimulus interviews...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Petra scoops Auckland
    Auckland's Queen of Queens contest was held on Saturday night at Family Bar, with diva Petra taking out top honours before an enormous crowd of around 1100 revellers, say organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Jun 2005

  • Behind the pages of NZ's newest gay mag
    The second issue of new local gay magazine JACK has hit the stands...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay's the (insulting) word
    Since when did "gay" become a bad word? Kids are using it all the time and now adults are using it too...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Jun 2004

  • Focus on the Family and Canadian hate radio
    Overseas media regulators have found against hate radio broadcasts from the US antigay fundamentalist multinational, Focus on the Family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gone But Not Forgotten
    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Dir: Michael Akers, USA, 2003, DVD, 93 mins Low-budget films can certainly be enjoyed, even tolerated, especially within the world of gay and lesbian cinema, where the majority of films are made outside the mainstream and away from the big budgets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori researchers slam Vercoe's intolerance
    Press Release: International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education (IRI) 5 June 2004 "Front page coverage by the New Zealand Herald of the comments made by Bishop Vercoe about a world without gays has the potential to cause long and permanent damage to young men and women who may be struggling with issues related to sexuality," states Dr Clive Aspin, principal investigator for a Maori sexuality research project being conducted at the University of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robin's Hood
    ROBIN'S HOOD Dir: Sara Millman, USA, 2003, Beta SP, 81 mins This queer rendering of the Sherwood forest story must have sounded a great idea in its conception and could have made it in the fantasy stakes, but its on-screen realization falls short, let down by the wooden performances of the lead actors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Raspberry Reich and Le Lait Nestle
    THE RASPBERRY REICH Dir: Bruce LaBruce, Germany, 2004, DVD, 90 mins Preceded by: LE LAIT NESTLE Dir: Herve Joseph Lebrun, France, 2002, Beta SP, 8 mins It's difficult to know where to start to review The Raspberry Reich...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • You'll Get Over It
    YOU'LL GET OVER IT Dir: Fabrice Cazeneuve, France, 2002, Beta SP, 90 mins French with English subtitles The coming out story is probably the most well-worn in gay and lesbian cinema, and You'll Get Over It makes no effort to break new ground...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Jun 2003

  • Ribena supreme and Carmen honoured at Stilettos
    Over 400 were present at last Sunday's Golden Stiletto awards, the third annual celebration of Auckland's drag community, to witness Supreme and Costume awards dished out to Miss Ribena, and special guest Carmen honoured with a Lifetime Achievement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Should we be Afraid of the Families Commission?
    The emerging Commission for the Families could be a political minefield for GLBT folk, but openly gay MP Tim Barnett finds reassurance in the politics which have ushered it into existence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Jun 2001

  • Composer Douglas Lilburn dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Lilburn, described as the "grandfather of New Zealand music," dies peacefully at his home in Wellington. Lilburn was a composer, teacher, philanthropist and advocate for social justice.
    Links: Te Ara

Thu 6 Jun 1991

  • Television news report: the first 10 years of AIDS (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Dr Rod Ellis-Pegler and Darren Horn. TV3 news, ref F104658.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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