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Sat 12 Jun 2021

  • New Global Pledge To End All Inequalities Faced By Communities And People Affected By HIV Towards Ending AIDS
    United Nations Member States adopted a set of new and ambitious targets in a political declaration at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, taking place in New York, United States of America...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 12 Jun 2020

  • Black Gay Porn Star Speaks Out About Daily Racism In Industry
    Links: Express
  • FAST and FURIOUS | MINI MAN DAN: DRIVEN TO THE MAX
    Links: Express
  • Interview: Queer Author Philip Stamper
    Links: Express
  • Study: Older People More LGBT+ Friendly Than Millennial Men 
    Links: Express
  • World leaders and Grammy Award-winners among line-up for online Global Pride...
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Jun 2019

  • Botswana decriminalises gay sex in landmark Africa case
    Jubilant activists in packed courtroom cheer as judges reject jail sentence for gay sex in landmark case for Africa...
    Links: Stuff
  • Auckland Pride Announce New Director, Treasurer and Returning Chair
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Jun 2018

  • British police: LGBT fans at World Cup should obey local law
    DOMODEDOVO, Russia — The top British police officer working at the World Cup in Russia has suggested visiting LGBT fans should follow local laws which restrict how they can express their identity in public...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lesbian couple kicked out of Uber for kissing by homophobic driver
    A lesbian couple claims to have been kicked out of their Uber ride by a homophobic driver because they shared a small kiss in the back seat...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Jun 2017

  • Facebook Releases Pride ‘Reaction’
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Jun 2016

  • 3.30am Mon: Shooter named, death toll now 50
    As the Orlando morning progresses friends and family gather nearby waiting for news...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 3.30am Mon: Shooter named, death toll now 50
    As the Orlando morning progresses friends and family gather nearby waiting for news...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Jun 2015

  • National Day of Silence Marked Today
    Links: Express
  • Nick Jonas Replaces Iggy Azalea as Pittsburg Pride’s Headline Act
    Links: Express
  • Christian couple can’t actually get divorced
    Sarah and Nick Jensen's divorce plan doesn't look feasible An Australian Christian couple vowing to get divorced should their nation legalise same-sex marriage will face some prohibiting legal hurdles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Charity Case?
    Once again, it's time to sample New Zealand charity case law and discern whether conservative Christian lobby and pressure groups deserve 'charitable status...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Counting down to 30 years: remembering Bruce Burnett
    We’re readying for 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand by marking some of the milestones along the way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New owner to restore St Kevin's Arcade
    K' Rd fave Alleluya cafe says it's not going anywhere The new owner of K’ Rd’s St Kevin’s Arcade is promising to restore the much-loved space, while "maintaining its relevance within K Rd's cultural landscape...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students go silent in anti-bullying stand
    Today students across New Zealand have their mouths taped shut to draw attention to the silence surrounding homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jun 2014

  • Writer and activist Pat Rosier dies (New Zealand)
    Links: LILAC
  • Anna Paquin Rules!
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: A Touch of Laos in Mt Eden
    Links: Express
  • Game Of Throne’s Bad Ass Tom-boy!
    Links: Express
  • Health and Education Wellness Day
    Links: Express
  • Are you 100% OK? Show it!
    A campaign to get 30,000 Aucklanders to come out as lgbti allies ramps up today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lucy Lawless backs 100% OK campaign
    Lucy Lawless with her wristbands on Lucy Lawless is among the straight allies who are backing an initiative telling lgbti Aucklanders they are 100% OK with them being themselves...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Christchurch is ready to roll
    Teen comedy GBF is one of the opening night films After a year of planning, the team which has brought the Out Takes film festival back to Christchurch is delighted opening day has finally arrived...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Registrations are open for 'Wellness Day'
    File Photo RainbowYOUTH and Affinity Services have banded together to run an Auckland Health and Education Wellness Day, a professional development course for people working in health and education services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singer R Kelly's son reveals he is trans
    Jay Kelly Singer R Kelly’s 14-year-old child has told the world, via social media, that he is FtM, and says while the rest of his family has been supportive, his famous father hasn’t been in touch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The shine and misery of LGBT boycotts
    'Simple living' poster by Nadia Plesner New Zealand born Russell Crowe became a target of an enraged on-line gay community for his opposition to boycott a Beverley Hills hotel in Los Angeles...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jun 2013

  • Backlog causes long wait for counsellor trial
    Silipa Take The long wait for the trial of a former New Zealand AIDS Foundation counsellor is due to a large backlog in the Wellington District Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hauiti giving maiden speech at 5.45PM today
    Claudette Hauiti New National MP Claudette Hauiti will give her maiden speech to Parliament at 5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobia "has no place in sport in NZ"
    Hannah Spyksma The Campaign for Marriage Equality has expressed gratitude to a queer Auckland woman who has blown the whistle on homophobia in rugby, saying we need to have this discussion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New MP full of thanks in maiden speech
    Claudette Hauiti has paid tribute to her “beautiful wife” and children and spoken of her passion for tolerance, compassion and diversity in her maiden speech to Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pulling the red card
    A queer rugby fan’s blown the whistle on the homophobia that’s rife in NZ rugby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: K' Rd Strip is a triumph
    K Rd Strip Okareka Dance Company Conceived and choreographed by Taane Mete Directed by Simon Coleman Starring Taane Mete, Tai Royal, Jason Te Mete, Will Cooper-Barling, Adam Burrell, Jamie Burgess Q Theatre, Auckland: until 11 June, 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rugby urged to stand against homophobia
    Kevin Hague Kevin Hague and the Green Party are calling for the New Zealand Rugby Union and the All Blacks to stand up against homophobia in sports, following an Auckland lesbian’s letter to the New Zealand Herald about homophobic slurs at a test match...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia on verge of shredding GLBTI rights
    Russia’s lower house has voted by an overwhelming 434-0 to ban gay ‘propaganda’, a move which is likely to make it all but impossible for GLBTI advocacy and support groups to operate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup confident about security in Russia
    Blake Skjellerup in action Gay New Zealand Winter Olympian Blake Skjellerup is confident security will be tight when he heads to an increasingly anti-gay Russia to compete next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whistle-blower humbled by wide support
    Hannah Spyksma is a Rainbow Youth volunteer The Aucklander who spoke out after being subject to homophobic abuse and harassment at an All Blacks game says she is “overwhelmed and humbled” by the support she has received...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jun 2012

  • ATEED approves Auckland Pride sponsorship
    Auckland Council's major events body has given the green light to sponsorship for an Auckland Pride Festival and Parade in February 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New LegaliseLove team unveils action plan
    Wellington-based group LegaliseLove has voted in a new executive team and has announced its support for Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private members bill on marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex marriage not needed, says Gillard
    Julia Gillard Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has used the fact she is not married as justification for her opposition to gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jun 2010

  • Green - Rainbow Touchstones (Paekākāriki)
    Hinemoana talks about growing up and dealing with depression.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Auckland Lesbian Ball goes black and white
    Penguins and dominoes are among the rumoured outfit choices, as the Auckland Lesbian Ball goes with a black and white theme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage glides into law in Iceland
    Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir Iceland has changed its laws to allow gay marriage, in a vote that went through with no political resistance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Jun 2009

  • Miss California fired over gay marriage view
    Miss California's comments against gay marriage have now meant she's been stripped of her title...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Will the real Lady Gaga please stand up?
    A man is in the top ten finalists of a radio station Lady Gaga lookalike contest, which has angered a Timaru drag queen who is convinced she's a better match for the Poker Face singer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jun 2008

  • George FM's weekly gay show ends
    One in Ten, New Zealand's only nationwide gay radio show, has ended its run on George FM after 15 months on air...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Norway's new gay marriage and adoption law
    Norway's parliament has adopted a new marriage law that allows homosexuals to marry and adopt children and permits lesbians to be artificially inseminated...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jun 2007

  • Lesbian artist to shine at Body Art Awards
    A lesbian body-paint artist best known for using “liberal lashings of gore” in her work has this year decided to enter the flashy ‘fluorescent’ section of the 2007 New Zealand Body Art Awards, to take place this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Ribena finds Mr. Gay AKL contestants
    Family bar’s hostess Miss Ribena has announced details of 2007’s Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three million march in Brazil gay parade
    An estimated three million gays, lesbians and transvestites paraded through Sao Paulo yesterday, three times the number that turned out to see Pope Benedict a month ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Pentagon sought to build
    The U...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jun 2006

  • Chch +25 gay/bi men's group launched
    Christchurch gay men aged 25 and over, will soon be able to receive text alerts advising of the next event for Christchurch's newest gay men's social group...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lilith and Gareth share Queen's Birthday Honour
    Gareth Farr Drag icon Lilith, aka gay New Zealand composer and percussionist Gareth Farr, has been appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's birthday honours list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston on
    I would hate to be labelled a precious and prissy queer trend critic but, alas, it seems my inaugural offering won me that exact title, which I have no option but to wear with pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Jun 2005

  • Sweet William: Shakespeare and sexual ambiguity
    Was William Shakespeare gay or bisexual, as we would understand the terms? Since his Sonnets first appeared, that has been the question within Shakespearean criticism...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jun 2004

  • Maori society sex-positive before 1840
    Maori society was sex-positive and same-sex relationships were revered and respected before colonisation, says a prominent Maori academic...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jun 2003

  • Georgina Beyer signs Ellis petition
    The Parliamentary office of Georgina Beyer has confirmed that she has lent her signature to the Peter Ellis petition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opposition parties furious over "lesbian fathers"
    Opposition parties are in an uproar over the Government's new Care of Children bill, which seeks to extend legal guardianship rights to same-sex partners of parents, saying it that it creates "lesbian fathers"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Range of groups benefit from GABA funding
    Eight organisations and community projects are to benefit from the latest round of funding from the GABA Charitable Trust, which totals over $12,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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