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Wed 9 Jun 2021

  • Deputy PM:sadly nurses can earn more money in Australia
    The Deputy Prime Minister says it's an unfortunate truth that our nurses can earn more money in Australia, as they demand better pay and conditions...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender advocates take issue with ex-Olympians' testosterone claims
    Transgender advocates disagree with the 40-plus former Olympic and elite athletes who say there is “unequivocal evidence” to suggest trans women have a performance advantage in sports...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender athletes: 'Everybody should have the right to participate' - Grant Robertson
    The Sports Minister responded to an open letter calling for more consultation on transgender athlete guidelines, saying the starting point is everyone having the right to participate in sport...
    Links: RNZ

Tue 9 Jun 2020

  • All Blacks, Hurricanes half back TJ Perenara supports BLM
    All Blacks and Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara has spoken out about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement...
    Links: RNZ
  • We Need to Talk About JK Rowling
    Links: Express
  • Widespread Criticism of EU Commission’s Response to Poland’s LGBTQ-Free Zones
    Links: Express
  • Youth Sector Rainbow Collective question government’s 2020 Budget
    Links: Express

Sat 9 Jun 2018

  • Sacked HIV teacher: Boss says they had to tell parents her medical details because of 'danger' and 'fear'
    An early childhood education company told parents of children the daycare manager was HIV-positive to dispel any "fear" they might have over possible "danger" to their children...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • All EU Nations Ordered to Give Equal Residency Rights to LGBT+...
    Links: Express

Fri 9 Jun 2017

  • Aussie Horror Monster Becomes Unlikely Queer Icon
    Links: Express

Thu 9 Jun 2016

  • Anti-gay disgust at Govt. House 2001 honours
    Bruce Kilmister MNZM While a gay man was being made a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House in 2001 a woman invited to the day's investitures loudly voiced her disgust at a homosexual being honoured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Knickers and showgirls exhibition opens on K' Rd
    Niccole Duval, and her younger self, at last night's opening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moldova to go backwards and reinstate anti-LGBTI law
    Moldova may soon pass a homosexual ‘propaganda’ law similar to that of Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The magnificent life and times of Niccole Duval
    Niccole Duval Hundreds of photos, leaflets and clippings from the private collection of Niccole Duval provide a remarkable window onto a time and place now long gone - but one which was a crucial part of the nascent glbti communities of decades past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY reaffirms dedication to rural community
    RainbowYOUTH are dedicated to reaching out to rural communities around the country and are asking for support continue to do so...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Jun 2015

  • Bill Logan - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Bill Logan talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform.
    Features: Bill Logan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gambia Rejects US Criticism on GLBT Rights Record, Expels EU Ambassador
    Links: Express
  • Iggy Azalea Forced to Cancel Pittsburgh Pride Performance Amid Allegations of...
    Links: Express
  • Participants Sought For Groundbreaking New Research on GLBT Relationships
    Links: Express
  • Police and Protestors Face Off at Site of Sydney Transphobic Attack
    Links: Express
  • 'Trans for a day' altered to dress-up day
    The Edge is no longer going ahead with a planned ‘trans for a day’ stunt but will still dress a male host up to see if he can pass as a “convincing woman”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Want to join a glbt/queer writing group?
    Auckland based writer/editor Lynne Jamneck is interested in establishing a GLBT/Queer writing group with a particular focus on genre writers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Want to join a glbt/queer writing group?
    Auckland based writer/editor Lynne Jamneck is interested in establishing a GLBT/Queer writing group with a particular focus on genre writers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Jun 2014

  • Book Review: Two Boys Kissing
    Links: Express
  • Changing Times
    Links: Express
  • FOODIE BITES: Best of The Best
    Links: Express
  • "Trans predators" pastor preyed on women
    A Texas pastor who warned a non-discrimination bill would expose children to “transgender predators” in public bathrooms has been fired from his civic job for preying on women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Black Faggot selected for Edinburgh Fringe
    Acclaimed New Zealand play Black Faggot will show in Auckland later this month to help raise the cash needed to take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • China: students vulnerable to HIV/AIDS
    China’s gay students aged 15 to 24 are increasingly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and hence in need of a more targeted approach to curb the spread of infection, says a senior health official...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch readies for return of Out Takes
    Out Takes will be at Hollywood 3 in Sumner Queer film festival Out Takes returns to Christchurch this week, for the first time since the city’s devastating earthquakes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Penny Dreadful coming to pay TV channel
    Reeve Carney and Josh Hartnett get it on in Penny Dreadful A new horror series featuring monsters and 19th century fiction characters, including Oscar Wilde creation Dorian Gray, is coming to Sky’s Soho Channel later this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 Jun 2013

  • Bruce Kilmister profile (Auckland)
    Bruce Kilmister talks about his childhood, the early years of HIV in New Zealand, the NZ AIDS Foundation, Hero and his work with Body Positive.
    Features: Bruce Kilmister
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Black Caps back HIV awareness
    The Black Caps are taking part in an initiative using cricket to put HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages in the spotlight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Black Caps back HIV awareness
    The Black Caps are taking part in an initiative using cricket to put HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages in the spotlight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cricketers support HIV 'Think Wise' campaign
    Members of the Black Caps have held a coaching clinic in Cardiff where HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages were shared...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Elton John's outfits labelled gay propaganda
    A small Russian communist group is threatening to protest an upcoming Elton John concert in the city of Krasnodar if he doesn't tone down his wardrobe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Kiss this!
    Two male students were met with cheers of support when they started making out next to a homophobic preacher at a California university...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 Jun 2012

  • A catch-up with Louisa Wall
    Louisa Wall Lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall will take on Conservative leader Colin Craig in a debate about equality on Q+A on Sunday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall to take on Colin Craig in marriage debate
    Louisa Wall Lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall is hoping for a 'reasoned and rational debate' when she comes up against Conservative Party leader Colin Craig on Q+A on Sunday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 Jun 2011

  • Govt urged to stop "state-funded homophobia"
    Young Labour is calling for the government to cancel its funding to Destiny Church, which it describes as "state-funded homophobia"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Graham Capill granted early parole hearing
    Graham Capill Anti-gay campaigner and convicted paedophile Graham Capill has been granted an early parole hearing after completing a therapy programme for child sex offenders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian blogger reportedly kidnapped in Syria
    A lesbian blogger who has gained a worldwide following with her blog A Gay Girl in Damascus has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer the night
    Queer the Night is a march taking place at 7:00pm, on Thursday 9 June at Waitangi Park in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Outgames net a good surplus
    Hopkins-Burns and Hindley The highly-successful Outgames held in Wellington in March have brought in a financial surplus which community groups will be able to apply for...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jun 2010

  • Communication picks up second award
    A scene from Communication Communication has added another string to its bow, picking up an award at the Q Cinema Fort Worth Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV Services Review scope now broadened
    A much-anticipated review into provision of HIV services in New Zealand, due to released within the next two weeks, has been broadened in scope to include recommendations from its author...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians unite in Portugal's first gay marriage
    Teresa Pires and Helena Paixao Two women have tied the knot in Portugal, marking the nation's first gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malawi couple split, one now with woman
    Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga The couple who made news across the world when they were jailed under Malawi's archaic laws against homosexuality have split, with one entering into a relationship with a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Other people's closets?
    We tend to think of 'closets' and attendant secrecy and disclosure as distinctive elements of lesbian and gay life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pharmac subsidises PEP treatment
    Pharmac's decided to subsidise the expensive post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) drug treatment programme, for people who have had accidental unsafe sex or shared a drug needle with a known HIV positive person...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pharmac subsidises PEP treatment
    Pharmac's decided to subsidise the expensive post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) drug treatment programme, for people who have had accidental unsafe sex or shared a drug needle with a known HIV positive person...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waka ama's golden girl
    Eve Tregerthan You wouldn't know Eve Tregerthan was 61...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Jun 2009

  • Sydney: Fake model scout makes teen strip
    A 'chubby' Sydney man in his 50's is in trouble with New South Wales police for posing as a model scout and convincing a 19-year-old man to take his clothes off...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Jun 2008

  • AKL: Burnett Centre's 'Mother' Karen quits
    Karen Ritchie, who's affectionately known as the "mother" of Auckland's HIV testing and counselling Burnett Centre, has announced she will leave her long-term front desk role there later this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes 2008: Out at the Wedding
    Sister secrets: The girls are Out at the Wedding The money's a little too tight to put on a full-scale Out Takes LGBT Film Fest in NZ this year, so the Reel Queer team have chosen just two of the best new films to entertain you with… and their lesbian-themed choice is a critically-acclaimed comedy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay bishop gets civil unioned
    The openly gay US Episcopal bishop at the centre of the Anglican church's global battle over homosexuality has entered into a civil union with his long-term partner at a private ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 Jun 2007

  • 15,000 take part in Israel gay parade
    Some 15,000 people arrived at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Yesterday to participate in the annual gay pride parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conservative Identity Crises?
    The Maxim Institute criticised a recent Blair administration paper on British civic education, arguing that British and New Zealand Labour preach 'identity' politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • George Michael avoids jail for drug-driving
    George Michael will not be sent to jail after pleading guilty to driving while unfit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plans for NZ lesbian rest home network
    A New Zealand network of Elders Villages for lesbians is currently in discussion and planning stages, and interested people are invited to get in touch with their thoughts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Jun 2006

  • Beyer joins Wgtn transphobia protest
    Transgender MP Georgina Beyer and the diplomatic protection squad both attended a protest, held yesterday at the Portuguese Consulate in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes explains motivation for petition
    Last Thursday the Out Takes Reel Queer Film Festival launched two petitions in conjunction with Rainbow Labour to address the mounting concern surrounding their prize trip to Fiji, where gay men are liable to be arrested for consensual sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 Jun 2005

  • 'Ethan Mao' and 'Boy'
    ETHAN MAO Dir: Quentin Lee USA, 2004 35mm, 87 mins Best enjoyed without reading the Out Takes programme first, Ethan Mao is full of surprises...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Alleged killers didn't like "faggots"
    The two men accused of murdering homeless Greymouth man James “Janis” Bamborough were heard to say they were going to get him because they didn't like “faggots”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Double guilty verdict in gay man's murder
    Both men accused of murdering homeless Greymouth man James "Janis" Bamborough after allegedly saying they were going to get him because they didn't like "faggots" have been found guilty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF BOARD: "Please don't turn back the clock" says former chair Smith
    Jonathan Smith As a life member of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, previous board member and Chairman, and current volunteer and fundraiser, I naturally still have a very keen interest in the day to day happenings of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS in New Zealand even from the other side of the world here in Spain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quota will not affect NZAF ops
    A proposed 50% Maori quota for AIDS Foundation board members will not affect the organisation's overall mission, says executive director Rachael LeMesurier...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What is reparative therapy?
    Gay 'conversion therapy' isn't held in high regard by mainstream psychologists and psychiatrists outside the Christian Right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Who's filtering you? A quick and easy research project
    If you have legitimate access to the internet facilities of a publicly funded or operated institution such as a government agency, school, college or university we'd like you to search glbt-related words to see what's being blocked (or let through) by moral watchdogs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jun 2004

  • Eating Out and Gay Boyfriend
    EATING OUT Dir: Q Allan Brocka, USA, 2004, Beta SP, 90 mins Preceded by: GAY BOYFRIEND Dir: Ryan McFaul laughing your arse off and feeling guilty for every second of doing so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hanging around in bogs
    What light can contemporary LGBT paleontology and archaeology shed on current relationship equality debates? In this article, I'll explore four cases of relationship equality in prehistoric times and antiquity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herald
    The NZ Herald has defended accusations of sensationalism over its "World Without Gays" Archbishop Vercoe piece at the weekend, saying the extremity of Vercoe's views warranted the front page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Order of Merit for Witi Ihimaera
    Author Witi Ihimaera has been awarded the equivalent of a knighthood, named in the Queen's Birthday honours as a distinguished companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Randerson
    Homosexuality is a choice for some, says the Anglican Dean of Auckland in today's Herald, citing a controversial study of Christian fundamentalist “ex-gays” as proof...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Readers disgusted with Herald over Vercoe
    The NZ Herald is in hot water with its readers over Saturday's screaming "World Without Gays" front page headline...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Jun 2003

  • Ellis "astounded" at support for petition
    Peter Ellis is "absolutely astounded" at the support high profile NZers and members of the public have given for the petition that hopes to force a Royal Commision of Inquiry into his 1993 convictions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Jun 1989

Mon 9 Jun 1980

  • Television: performance of excerpts from play "The Case of Katherine Mansfield" (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP1048916.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 9 Jun 1933

  • Te Ahurangi Matene (a.k.a. Rosanna Laihae) appears in court charged with falsely representing himself to be a woman (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Matene's lawyer submits that Matene had every intention of paying money owing, and so therefore a fraud charge could not stand. The case is dismissed.
    Links: Papers Past

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