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Mon 13 Jun 2022

  • National School's Pride Week takes place (New Zealand)
    The week runs from 13-17 June. Their website states: Schools Pride Week is a nationwide event with a range of activities that whole schools, rainbow diversity groups, QSAs, or even individual students and staff can get involved with in their schools. Celebrate and affirm rainbow identities in your school by taking part!
    Links: School's Pride

Sat 13 Jun 2020

  • Trump administration revokes transgender health protection
    In a move applauded by President Donald Trump's conservative religious base, his administration on Friday finalised a rule that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trump administration revokes transgender health protection
    The rule change represents a significant setback in the movement for LGBTQ rights...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 13 Jun 2019

  • Policymakers are taking decisions in the dark on LGBT issues
    GENEVA (12 June 2019) – Information about the lived realities of LGBT people around the world is, at best, incomplete and fragmented, but in most countries it is simply non-existent, said the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Gay Scenes See Rocketman Film Banned In Samoa
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Maxfield Haynes
    Links: Express
  • Major Victory For LGBTI Rights As Botswana Legalises Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ Auckland Live’s Cabaret Season Opening Night
    Links: Express
  • The Tightest Tuck: Express Meets Trinity The Tuck Taylor
    Links: Express

Wed 13 Jun 2018

  • HIV Positive US Army Sergeant Suing to Continue Serving
    Links: Express

Tue 13 Jun 2017

  • Philadelphia Adds Two More Colours To Its Rainbow Flag
    Links: Express
  • Together Converse And Miley Cyrus Celebrate Diversity, Equality And Inclusion For...
    Links: Express

Mon 13 Jun 2016

  • Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil - Wellington (Frank Kitts Park)
    Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil held at Frank Kitts park - 6pm on 13 June 2016
    Features: Alexandria Tasker, Bella Simpson, Celia Wade-Brown, Conrad Johnston, Elizabeth Kerekere, Grant Robertson, Hugh Young, Jan Logie, Kay Jones, Louisa Wall, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Mark Gilbert, Paul Boland, Rakesh Naidoo, Ronald Trifero Nelson, Tīwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gay Club Gunman Identified by Police
    Links: Express
  • Multiple Vigils Planned in NZ to Pay Respect to Orlando Victims
    Links: Express
  • Trump Criticised For Self-Congratulatory Response to Pulse Shooting
    Links: Express
  • "Heavily armed man" detained going to LA Pride
    A man with “weapons and other dangerous material” who had plans to go to a major Los Angeles-area pride event has been detained in California...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 1PM: Surgeons: Gay club shooting death toll may rise
    Holes smashed through the Pulse club walls by police and SWAT teams as they attempted to enter the club to rescue hostages 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 1PM: Surgeons: Gay club shooting death toll may rise
    Holes smashed through the Pulse club walls by police and SWAT teams as they attempted to enter the club to rescue hostages 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.00AM: Orlando glbti community in shock, mourning
    To read GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.00AM: Orlando glbti community in shock, mourning
    To read GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak candlelight vigil of love, sadness and solidarity
    With the rainbow-coloured Sky Tower as a backdrop almost 700 people including Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse gathered for a candlelight vigil in Auckland's Western Park this evening in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Orlando gay club massacre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bloody Saturday
    On June 12, 2016, ISIS gunman Omar Mir Seddique Mateen opened fire at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing fifty people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candlelight vigil being planned in Auckland 6pm
    A candlelight vigil is being organised in Auckland for locals to pay their respects and gather together as a community following the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando where 50 people were killed and a further 53 injured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Key to send condolence letter to US
    John Key has said he will send a letter of condolence to President Obama and went on to say “but what a tragic and terrible day for America and for the gay community in America and what a terrifying act, I think, for Americans in general who, sadly have to wake up to stories like this where a person misuses a gun for whatever warped perspective that they have...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kerekere acknowledges social issues after shooting
    Elizabeth Kerekere Chair of the Tiwhanawhana Trust has acknowledged the Latin American communities in the US, who are now having to deal with the aftermath of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI Muslim alliance rejects attempts to perpetuate hatred
    The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) say they feel compelled to speak out and appeal for solidarity following the mass shooting in Orlando...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prominent LGBTI NZrs express their heartbreak
    Prominent members of the LGBTI community here have expressed their condolences for the victims of the mass shooting that took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shooter confirmed, pledged allegiance to IS
    The gunman who killed 50 people and wounded 53 more in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before the mass shooting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skytower, flags and vigils mark Orlando tragedy
    Auckland's Sky Tower will this evening light up in the colours of them glbti rainbow flag in a show of solidarity with glbti people in New Zealand and around the world who are mourning the loss of 50 victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US embassy and consulate flags at half mast
    File photo Flags at the US embassy in Wellington and US consulate in Auckland are flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims of the massacre of patrons of a Florida gay nightclub...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG vigil highlights “beautiful, powerful community”
    200 people gathered in Wellington tonight to stand in solidarity with those in Orlando and to be surrounded by community members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG vigil planned and supported by Council
    InsideOUT are currently organising a vigil to be held in Wellington tonight following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in which 50 people lost their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Jun 2015

  • Adray - Beyond Rainbows (Auckland)
    Adray reflects on identity and a beauty standard defined as a young, white, masculine male.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Over 180,000 Celebrate Tel Aviv Pride
    Links: Express
  • Gayline looking for a marketing volunteer
    Gay Line Wellington is looking for a volunteer to take on a marketing role as it seeks to increase the reach of its website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Snapshot of gay Russia to feature in Auckland exhibition
    An intimate glimpse of a gay couple in Russia, judged the most outstanding image taken in 2014, will be showcased at the World Press Photo exhibition in Auckland next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Jun 2014

  • FOODIE BITES: Fabulous Farina
    Links: Express
  • Top 10 Rainbow Cities in the USA
    Links: Express
  • Trans Community Media and Professional Relations Group Goes Live
    Links: Express
  • United Nations Loses the Plot?
    Links: Express
  • Man arrested over London bleach attack
    A man has been arrested by police investigating homophobic attacks where bleach was sprayed at three men in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: author John Wiltshire
    The first book in NZ-based author John Wiltshire's contemporary gay thriller series has been published, and readers love it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Jun 2013

  • C of E ends opposition to marriage equality
    Tim Stevens The Church of England has accepted the clear majority in Parliament to introduce same-sex marriage and says it will therefore end its opposition to changing the law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Claudette Hauiti's 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
  • French swimmers pose as couple for campaign
    Two French Olympic swimmers have posed as a gay couple for an anti-homophobia campaign, as tensions remain fraught following the passage of marriage and adoption equality laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay athletes welcome at Winter Games - IOC
    The International Olympic Committee has made it clear gay athletes will be welcome at the Sochi Winter Games, as Russia nears a ‘homosexual propaganda’ law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lodge owners want decision made public
    Pilgrim Planet Lodge The Whangarei lodge owners accused of discriminating against a lesbian couple want the outcome of a human rights complaint made public, at the same time as they accuse the women of destroying their privacy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lunch with Sir Ian on offer at fundraiser
    Sir Ian McKellen has been outspoken on gay rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZTA simplifies gender changes on licences
    It will now be easier for people to amend the gender details on their licence, thanks to a policy change by the New Zealand Transport Agency...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Anti-Soliciting Bill: What Needs to Be Done
    Over the last month, I've focused attention on the reality of transsexual street sex workers lives and the profound threat that the Manukau City (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill represents for them...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Jun 2012

  • Delight at approval of Auckland Pride
    File photo The return of a pride festival and parade to Auckland is expected to create a greater sense of ‘belonging’, particularly for younger queer people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hui to help kickstart Queer Straight Alliances
    Students from all over New Zealand who want to start Queer Straight Alliances at their schools will converge on Wellington for a hui next month, where they will be equipped with everything they need to start a group...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italian striker apologises over gay remark
    A member of the Italian national football side has apologised for s Antonio Cassano has apologised aying he hoped no members of his team were gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Jun 2011

  • A Gay Girl in Damascus hoax revealed
    An American man from Georgia has confessed to writing the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, following allegations its fictitious author, Syrian lesbian Amina Arraf, was kidnapped...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AgResearch scientists milking transgender goats
    Experiments on genetically modified goats in Hamilton have resulted in the animals producing mostly transgender offspring...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Jun 2010

  • Carter tipped for demotion, Street may rise
    Hon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Global debates continue on gay blood bans
    America's National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is expressing 'anger and deep disappointment' over a recommendation the nation's gay blood donation ban should remain...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Jun 2009

  • Film on TV: Notes on a Scandal
    If it is acceptable for the lonely teacher Sheba to seek sexual love from a student, can we condemn predatory Barbara's wish to share her love with younger Sheba? Acadamy Award and BAFTA-nominated 2006 British film Notes on a Scandal plays tonight on TV3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New MP will meet with LGBT community
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taane and Tai dance around NZ
    Two acclaimed Kiwi contemporary dancers are taking their celebrated dance work on the road, starting in Hamilton on 17 June and moving through Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Recession Vs. Sexual Boundaries
    What happens to sexual politics during a time of economic retrenchment? Good question...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Jun 2008

  • AKL: Fag-Tag events make straight bars gay
    An idea popular in Sydney - 'Fag-Tagging' a straight bar and making it gay on one Sunday afternoon - is coming to Auckland from next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stonewall riot becomes a computer game
    The 1969 New York riot which gave birth to the Gay Rights Movement will become a video game to coincide with this year's Gay Pride celebrations in New York City and San Francisco...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Jun 2007

  • Another glbt candidate standing in October
    Auckland’s Eden/Albert Community Board chairperson Lindsey Rea says “it’s time for another gay councillor in Auckland,” and she’s now in the running to become a City Councillor in this year’s Local Body Elections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: 'Gaylord' tease led to murder
    A man stabbed two people, one fatally, after he was teased about his sexuality and his clothes, a Brisbane court was told yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New TV2 gay show
    TVNZ has today revealed date and timeslot details for new LGBT television programme The Outlook...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paula Brettkelly: embracing the sick and despised
    Honoured: Paula Brettkelly Sister Paula Brettkelly freely admits that, when she initially stepped forward to help fight against the stigmatisation of people with HIV and gays and lesbians, she had been brought up to "despise" us...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sweden: Government crisis over gay marriage
    The Swedish coalition government of Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is in danger of collapse over the issue of same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Jun 2006

  • New
    Dunedin-born LGBT advocate Nathan Brown has been appointed the new coordinator of Out There – a joint LGBT youth development project between Rainbow Youth and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Jun 2005

  • Television news report: Ian Wishart's magazine article about the effectiveness of condoms (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F87106.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Ministry of Health will now off HIV tests to pregnant women (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Dr Graham Mills, Dr Patrick Tuohy and Rachael Le Mesurier. One news, ref F87085.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Full NZ access for Kaletra
    The anti-HIV treatment Kaletra has been cleared for full access by Pharmac, the government's pharamaceutical agency...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Henri III: A Poisoned Crown?
    Henri III of France Henri III of France (r:1574-1589) hasn't warranted his own cinematic treatment thus far, unlike Britain's Edward II, Christina of Sweden, Ludwig II of Bavaria or other lesbian or gay monarchs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Janis's neo-Nazi killers sentenced to life
    Two former neo-Nazi skinhead mates have begun life sentences for the murder of a homeless gay man in Westport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF staff muzzled over quota
    AIDS Foundation staff have been forbidden to speak to the media over a proposal by its board to set aside 50% of board seats for Maori, in recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Up magazine's Aaron Hailwood
    Aaron Hailwood Aaron Hailwood is one of the young creators of Wellington's UP magazine who intends to keep publishing as long as it's fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Jun 2004

  • Vercoe says he was misrepresented and misquoted
    New Anglican Archbishop Wakahuihui Vercoe says he was misrepresented and misquoted in last weekend's Herald newspaper article in which he reportedly looked forward to a time in the world when homosexuality would not be tolerated...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Jun 2003

  • Greens urge Govt to ignore homophobic Opposition
    Green Party MP Metiria Turei yesterday urged the Government to "hold firm" in the line of homophobic fire from the Opposition over its new Care of Children bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington 'Irreversible' injunction blocked
    A last-minute appeal by a Christian pressure group to stop a screening of a controversial, homophobic French film in Wellington has been rejected by the High Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Jun 1991

Fri 13 Jun 1986

  • Television news report: the US Public Health Service is making startling predictions about the spread of AIDS. (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F91828.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 13 Jun 1985

  • Television news report: Homosexual Law Reform Bill unlikely to pass without changes (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12192.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: TVNZ survey reveals Homosexual Law Reform Bill unlikely to survive unchanged (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17869.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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