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Mon 8 Jun 2020

  • Blood Donation Petition (Wellington)
    Troy Mihaka, co-organiser of a blood donation petition, talks about the issues around donating blood in New Zealand for men who have sex with men
    Features: Troy Mihaka
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Harry Potter's Katie Leung seems to respond after J.K. Rowling is accused of transphobia
    Katie Leung, the actress behind Harry Potter's Cho Chang, shared a series of resources seemingly in response to J...
    Links: Stuff
  • YouTube and X Factor star Trevi Moran comes out as transgender
    Trevi Moran came out as a transgender woman in an emotional YouTube video: I've dealt with this feeling my entire life, and I know that I'm a woman deep down inside...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘Macho Man’ Singer Tells Trump To Stop Playing His Songs
    Links: Express
  • Older LGBT+ Adults At Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse
    Links: Express
  • Trump Administration Pushing Supreme Court To Rule In Favour Of Adoption...
    Links: Express

Sat 8 Jun 2019

  • Gay couple attacked on London bus after refusing to kiss in front of male gang
    Two women were punched by male assailants on a London bus after the couple refused to perform a kiss for the gang that surrounded and taunted them as lesbians, according to an account by one of the victims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay couple attacked on London bus after refusing to kiss in front of male gang
    Two women were punched by assailants after they refused to kiss for the male gang surrounding them...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 8 Jun 2018

  • New Zealand's first rainbow crossing is launched in Queenstown (New Zealand)
    The crossing on Beach Street was opened by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult. It is a joint initiative between Winter Pride (formerly Gay Ski Week QT) and Fluid.
    Links: Otago Daily Times
  • Alan Cumming makes TV history in new series
    Difficult though it may be to believe in the year 2018, but Dr Dylan Reinhart, the hero of new drama Instinct, is the first gay lead character in a US network television drama...
    Links: Stuff
  • Bunny ears, bow ties at annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv
    TEL AVIV, Israel — Ripped men in white underwear, pink bunny ears and black bow ties are gyrating through the streets of Tel Aviv for the annual Gay Pride Parade...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Freedom of choice and speech
    Some listener feed back on our earlier story about a US judge siding with a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lee Suckling: The question everyone wants to ask about gay men
    For the curious, open-minded, but misinformed heterosexuals out in the world, there seems to be one burning question they always want to ask us homosexual men...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Teacher fired after disclosing her HIV status
    A West Coast early childhood teacher has been fired, four weeks after she told her employer she was HIV positive...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with Janet Wilson and James Nokise (Part 1)
    Does paying $600 to hear an MP such as Labour's Grant Robertson speak reap any benefits? The Finance Minister attended a Party fundraiser which was attended by supporters, business figures and lobbyists...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender Pasifika woman forgives those who abused and humiliated her
    It's a realisation Torriance Campel will never forget: "I had thoughts of wanting to kill myself...
    Links: Stuff
  • Niall Horan Impresses at Auckland’s Spark Arena
    Links: Express
  • US Supreme Court Backs Anti-Gay Baker
    Links: Express

Thu 8 Jun 2017

  • Empowering Short Film Explores the LGBTQA Alphabet
    Links: Express
  • Lionel Richie Prepares For New Zealand Tour
    Links: Express
  • Margaret Court Compares LGBT+ ‘Bullies’ To Hitler
    Links: Express

Wed 8 Jun 2016

  • Ted Greensmith-West (Wellington)
    In the 30th anniversary year of homosexual law reform, Ted considers three areas that still require attention: legislative change, social acceptance and international diplomacy
    Features: Ted Greensmith-West
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • ABBA Reunite for the First Time in 30 Years
    Links: Express
  • MKR Fan Favourite Appointed Ambassador for GSWQT
    Links: Express
  • Yuri Guaii crowned Queen of Queens
    Yuri Guaii took out the top honour at this year’s Queen of Queens drag competition at Family in Auckland on the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Jun 2015

  • Dick Smith Calls For Marriage Equality in Australia
    Links: Express
  • GLBT Miners Support Group Which Inspired Pride Film Rejects Invitation to...
    Links: Express
  • Huge Turnout for San Paulo Pride
    Links: Express
  • Mika Says Brian Tamaki’s Anti Gay Tirade a ‘Wake Up Call’
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Woman Allegedly Bashed in Sydney’s Inner West
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Andrew Christian Models Share Their Coming Out Stories
    Links: Express
  • Review: Club Paradiso
    Club Paradiso Produced by Leki Bourke and Gaby Solomona for FCC Written by Victor Rodger Directed by Vela Manusaute Lighting Design by Suivai Autagavaia At the Basement 02 to 06 June 2015 at 8pm Last week, four incredible things happened...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jun 2014

  • Party Like A Rock Star – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Patric Seng’s Hawaii Highlights – Arrivals
    Links: Express
  • Patric Seng’s Hawaii Highlights – Honolulu Pride Parade 2014
    Links: Express
  • Saturday Stunners – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Shower Power – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Editorial: John Banks - gone but not forgiven
    John Banks hearing his guilty verdict...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Jun 2013

  • The Womens Bookshop (Auckland)
    Carole Beu talks about establishing The Womens Bookshop - an independent bookshop which opened in Auckland in 1989
    Features: Carole Beu
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 8 Jun 2012

  • WTF? supporters urged to tweet Lady Gaga
    The WTF? campaign is trying to get Lady Gaga’s backing, with supporters tweeting the pop superstar and a volunteer making a comic to try and get her attention while she is in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Jun 2011

  • Review: LA Zombie
    Shock! Horror! Yawn...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Jun 2010

  • Rufus Wainwright announces NZ tour
    Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright will play in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in October, after cancelling a series of shows in February due to a family illness...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Jun 2009

  • Shortland Street's mad lesbian will stay on
    Actress Anna Julienne has signaled that the long-serving lesbian character she plays on TV2's nightly drama Shortland Street will be staying around, despite recent tumultuous storylines which have left the cursed nurse in a psychiatric unit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jun 2008

  • Slim chance of parole for Graham Capill
    Disgraced anti-gay 'morals' campaigner Graham Capill has a slim chance of parole at his hearing this month, reports the NZ Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Jun 2007

  • Rainbow Youth begins
    Auckland-based LGBT social and support network Rainbow Youth has begun a free service to assist their members to quit smoking...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Jun 2006

  • Petitions mounted to pressure Fiji on anti-gay law
    For the past fortnight, controversy has surrounded this year's Out Takes Reel Queer Film Festival offer of a prize for two members to holiday at the Octopus Resort in Fiji...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Jun 2005

  • Proteus
    Dirs: John Greyson there's a guard with sunglasses, and a transistor radio that pops up out of nowhere...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Jun 2004

  • Ronald Reagan: Don't wear black
    During the weekend, former US President Ronald Reagan died, after a long battle with Alzheimers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jun 2003

  • Former PMs and elite NZers defend Ellis
    A new petition, which has already gained support from former Prime Ministers and some of NZ's most distinguished legal minds, is the latest in a series of efforts to clear Peter Ellis's name...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Jun 1984

  • Male homosexual activity becomes legal in New South Wales (New South Wales, Australia)
    The age of consent is set at 18 (it is 16 for heterosexual and lesbian couples).
    Links: Wikipedia

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